Attention, lovers! Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year. Whether you’re looking for a dimly lit, romantic dinner for two or a group outing with pals, we’ve got some ideas for your downtown outings.
BERRI, 187 Washington Street
This bright addition to the Providence restaurant scene is focused on natural wines and Latin American-inspired dishes. For a reservation call (401) 919-5587.
BIRCH, 200 Washington Street
Birch is opening for Valentine’s Day with a four-course tasting menu and optional beverage pairing. This intimate space has 18 bar-height seats around a u-shaped counter, so you can get a close look at the New England inspired dishes as they’re prepared. Make a reservation via RESY.
FIGIDINI, 67 Washington Street
What’s more romantic than sharing a pizza?? Figidini specializes in wood fire Neapolitan pizzas and small plates. Make a reservation via Open Table.
GRACIE’S, 194 Washington Street
Voted one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, on Valentine’s Day Gracie’s will offer a special version of its signature 5, 7, and 9-course chef’s tasting menus. Pair your courses with wine for the full Gracie’s experience. Reservations via Open Table.
NORTH, 122 Fountain Street
Located inside The Dean Hotel, North is a great place to share a memorable meal with someone special. Don’t miss the tiny ham biscuits. Reservations are not accepted so plan accordingly.
OBERLIN, 186 Union Street
This cozy New American spot led by Chef-Owner Ben Sukle serves up small plates focused around vegetables, pasta and fish. Call to make a reservation: (401) 588-8755.
RED FIN CRUDO + KITCHEN, 71 Washington Street
This fun industrial-chic spot (outfitted with red chairs!) serves cuisine inspired by the local and regional flavors of New England, Spain, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. Call to reserve: (401) 454-1335 or book via Open Table.
ROSALINA, 50 Aborn Street
Rosalina serves contemporary Italian dishes in an upscale-yet-old-school Italian environment, complete with red checkered tablecloths. Make it a double date or grab your best pals and sit in one of the cute corner booths! Dinner reservations via Open Table.
The Dean Bar, 122 Fountain Street
Tucked away inside The Dean Hotel, The Dean Bar is dark and moody, and has a great cocktail menu.
The Eddy, 95 Eddy Street
Great spot for a pre- or post-dinner drink and snack. There are even some cocktails on draft.
The Malted Barley, 334 Westminster Street
With a large selection of local craft beers, TMB is ideal for the beer lovers! Snack on a pretzel or two.
Pictured above: Berri