The staff at Tropical Café patrol the restaurant’s perimeter constantly, spears in hand. They’re not on guard duty, though. Rather, they’re servers, carving off portions of freshly roasted Brazilian barbecue. They stop at every table, offering their savory cargo to diners who have flipped their personal dining card green side up, indicating that they might be in danger of consuming plant matter from the extensive salad bar if more meat does not arrive soon.
The taste of culture doesn’t stop at the barbecue, however. Tropical Café fills weekends with live musical performances of South American and Brazilian folk music. Wednesday evenings are devoted to karaoke, the classic contest made more interesting by participants who sing with mouthfuls of meat.
Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse serves up over fourteen cuts of meat that have been marinated and slow-roasted over charcoal. A few of the cuts include pork tenderloin, baby back ribs, brisket, chicken, and top sirloin. Along with delicious all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue, the restaurant offers an extensive salad bar with fresh greens, broccoli, beets, tomatoes, eggs, and much more. The beverage list includes Guarana Real, which is a natural fruit juice from the Amazon. The ambiance is upscale and elegant but the dress is casual. The dessert list offers such delightful dishes as passion fruit mango cheesecake, tiramisu, and triple chocolate fudge cake. They’re open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week serving lunch, dinner and carry out.
Servers wind between tables at Spettu's Steakhouse, brandishing skewers of 14 different cuts of spit-roasted rodizio meats. Upon request, they stop tableside and carve slices of boneless pork loin, top sirloin, and marinara lamb directly onto diners' plates, unleashing the aromas of traditional Brazilian Churrascaria rotisserie. Between servings of regular or Halal cuts of meat, patrons can make unlimited visits to a buffet loaded with 40 different salads, meats, and rice dishes. Overhead, a panoramic photo of Rio de Janeiro unfurls placid blue seas as parrot figurines keep watch over the buffet's cracker supply.
Federal Taphouse & Kitchen serves casual fare prepared with gourmet consideration. Diners sip on racks of sticky ribs glazed in a Thai sauce and complemented by fresh ginger, or opt for a hearty flatbread topped with brown sugar?glazed bacon, grilled pears, and toasted cashews. The menu also boasts old-fashioned chicken 'n' waffles, paired with authentic Rhode Island maple syrup. Everything goes with the wide selection of craft beers and artfully selected wines, and the eatery mixes things up on Taco Tuesdays and daily Appy Hour specials.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar serves top-quality USDA prime beef in an elegant upscale setting. The have numerous locations across the U.S. and serve lunch and dinner each day. Fleming’s was founded in 1998 by Paul Fleming and Bill Allen, with the very first restaurant located in Newport Beach, California. They’re well known for their award-winning collection of wines. They offer private dining rooms for almost any size group and serve from a long list of club, classic and signature lunches, along with reserve and estate dinners. Each year, they sponsor a 12-month wine tasting of the best wines from around the world. Winners are then made available to each restaurant location. Besides serving the very best in steaks and prime rib, Fleming’s serves swordfish, Alaskan king crab, pork chops, chicken and many other enjoyable foods.
Owner Jacky and his wife Iris have been dedicated to serving a variety of Asian cuisine for the past two decades. Their Waterplace location brings the concept of a fine-dining Pan-Asian restaurant to downtown Providence for the first time. Their contemporary take on traditional foods from Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, and Thailand makes for a delicious and eclectic dining experience. The elegant sushi bar is a big draw, as is “the best view in town,” as chosen by UrbanSpoon. Jacky’s Restaurant and Sushi Bar has also been named as one of the Top 100 Asian Restaurants in the United States. Choose the roasted Peking duck, which is carved at your table, or choose from the extensive sushi menu. No matter what you order, you’re in for a surprise—which is exactly what Jacky wants.