Come Along Inn dishes up a comforting menu of sizzling burgers, saucy wings, and sudsy brews in an idyllic neighborhood eatery crowned by a charming vintage neon sign. Slathered in sweet and spicy sauces, a salacious selection of Wicked Good wings slathered with cool dressings ($5.99) glide into mouths as smoothly as a mayonnaise-coated Slip 'n Slide. Accompanied by crispy fries or golden tater tots, the Inn’s third-pound burgers include the robust bacon cheeseburger’s panoply of bacon, american cheese, and fresh veggies ($5.99) and The 402’s mouthwatering medley of mushrooms, grilled onions, bacon, and your choice of cheese ($6.29). Flex your pop-culture prowess through mouthfuls of beer-battered fish and chips ($6.99) at Wednesday–evening trivia contests or warble slurry odes to the restaurant’s full-service bar, flat-screen TV, and homespun décor during karaoke on Sunday nights.
Millonzi's Bar & Grille serves its elegant take on pizzas, burgers, and other grill food in a cozy West Warwick dining room. Chef Kevin Millonzi—who has overseen catering for presidents, governors, and the kings of various hills—makes recipes such as linguine with house-made basil pomodoro sauce and roasted salmon with scallion aioli. Corn salsa tops pork porterhouses, and grills fire pepperoni and margherita pizzas. Diners can gaze at sports on four televisions, sing karaoke on Friday nights, or play Keno games.
A piece of food soars through the air, landing squarely in the open mouth of a patron. The other 19 guests at the table cheer. Then an egg pops up high above their heads. During its descent, a man standing before the seated crowd pulls open his breast pocket, and the egg lands snugly inside. Without pause, the chef continues chopping, flipping, and grilling in swashbuckling style.
This show repeats at Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse’s five large hibachi tables—each crowned with an enormous grill—every day of the week. The restaurant also serves up less theatrical but no less authentic teriyaki, tempura, udon, and wok-stirred fare, as well as traditional and contemporary sushi rolls. In the dining room, the gurgling of water in an indoor pond mingles with the murmur of Sirius satellite radio and the purring of stomachs curled up for postprandial naps.
Flare's band of culinary savants bring together Italian flavors on a menu of home cooked pastas, fresh seafood, and toasty pizzas baked in a brick oven. Appetizers invite dining duos and quartets to share homemade lasagna rolls stuffed with ground beef, cheese, and house sauce, which limbos with grace under the mouth's laser security beam. For pizza, chefs paint a doughy canvas in a tableau of specialty toppings such as danish ham, capicola, italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella that melts via the flames of a brick oven. Eaters navigate their forks through lobster-filled ravioli drenched in a brandy cream sauce and tossed with tiger shrimp. Finally, hands intertwine to split up a dessert pizza weighed down in a choice of four sugary toppings, such as Reese's peanut butter cup or sliced strawberries drizzled in chocolate. Groups of four pair their Italian eats with a bottle of red or white wine, including a Citra pinot grigio collected during Italy's seasonal wine deluges.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt's network of self-serve dessert shops treat taste buds without expanding waistlines. Each cup of creamy frozen yogurt is priced by weight, and comes in an endless assortment of possible flavor and topping combinations. Guests can spoil their dinner without spoiling their diet thanks to Orange Leaf's sensible selection of low-fat treats, some of which clock in at as few as 25 calories per ounce. After diners top their fall-themed or chocolate-flavored desserts with crumbled graham crackers, peach slices, berries, or granola, they can dig in amid the shops’ bright green-and-orange-color scheme.
Cafe Gianna's freshly constructed dishes reflect flavorful Old-World Italian recipes served morning, afternoon, and evening. Executive chef Dave Thomas melds seafood, veggies, and succulent carne into pastas, pizzas, and children's songs about lost meatballs and pairs globally inspired à la carte eats such as the popular sesame-encrusted ahi tuna with gourmet desserts. The courteous wait staff, food-laden plates in hand, navigates through a cozy dining room or a private event room that holds 20–40 guests. During warmer seasons, outdoor seating offers mealtime views of Coventry and its roving wildlife imported straight from Tuscany.
You would be hard pressed to find a can opener anywhere in the kitchen of Cilantro Mexican Grill. That's because the restaurant's chefs don't need one; they only cook with fresh ingredients. A typical day in their kitchen sees the chefs mashing the nutty flesh of ripe avocados into guacamole, slicing fresh tortillas to be fried and sprinkled with lime juice, and grilling adobo-seasoned chicken, steak, and tilapia. Local growers get in on the action too, supplying the kitchen with tomatoes and onions. The Cranston location also finds patrons sipping one of 20+ craft beers and, at several others, margaritas.