Nature September 22, 2017
Here Are The 10 Most Highly Rated Restaurants In Rhode Island
The Rhode Island dining scene is exploding these days – it seems like there is an amazing new restaurant on every corner. With so many great choices, and so many people with opinions, it’s hard to decide where you must go next. Lucky for you, we’ve gone through ratings on Yelp, Google, and OpenTable to pick out ten of the most-loved restaurants in the state. Don’t read too much into the order – it varies from site to site, and day to day. We have spots all over the map for you here – from fine dining to neighborhood take-out. Choose any of these spots for your next meal and you’re sure to leave happy!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Gracie's, Providence
Gracie's seems to always come up at the top of Rhode Island dining lists, and for good reason. It's a beautiful restaurant with even more beautiful food, carefully sourced, cooked, and presented. You'll love the chef's seasonal tasting menu. Try it at 194 Washington St.,
Providence, RI 02903.
2. Bouchard Restaurant, Newport
Bouchard is a gorgeous restaurant serving perfectly executed French cuisine - no wonder it consistently pulls in fantastic reviews. Find it at 505 Thames St.,
Newport, RI 02840.
3. Enoteca Umberto, Providence
There are plenty of Italian places in Rhode Island, but this spot really does it right. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu, but the pastas are especially magnificent. Try it out at 256 Atwells Ave.,
Providence, RI 02903.
4. Budare Grill, Central Falls
Now, this isn't a fancy restaurant, and it's probably not where you want to go for a special date. But the Venezuelan food served here is absolutely spectacular - try it and you won't be surprised that this spot has a perfect five-star rating on Yelp. See for yourself at 716 Dexter St., Central Falls, RI 02863.
5. Spain Restaurant, Cranston
This Cranston restaurant serves up authentic Spanish cuisine in a very cool space. You simply can't go wrong with classics such as paella and arroz con pollo. Their seafood is always fresh and delicious! Find your new favorite Spanish dish at 1073 Reservoir Ave.,
Cranston, RI 02910.
6. Persimmon, Providence
This upscale new American restaurant serves an inventive, seasonally inspired menu, with twists on local classics like chowder and clamcakes. Check it out at 99 Hope St.,
7. Matunuck Oyster Bar, South Kingstown
This South Kingstown spot has the most gorgeous sunset views and the most amazing seafood you could imagine. It's perfect year round, since the dining room has huge windows, but it's especially amazing when it's warm enough to dine on the patio. Find it at 629 Succotash Rd.,
South Kingstown, RI 02879.
8. Nam Khong, Westerly
This unassuming spot turns out incredible Thai and Laotian cuisine - stretch your palate with a visit! You'll find it at 105 Franklin St., Ste 31
Westerly, RI 02891.
9. Maria's Breakfast and Lunch, Pawtucket
No, this place isn't fancy - but it's consistent, comforting, and delicious - everything you want in a breakfast spot! Eat up at 477 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
10. The Tapas and The Papas, Woonsocket
Delight your palate with a selection of small plates at this delightful tapas spot. Don't forget to try the watermelon sangria! Find it at 587 Willow St.,
Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Looking for a little more intrigue with your dinners out? Check out this Rhode Island
restaurant that used to be a secret Mafia headquarters!