Most chefs tend to specialize in a particular cuisine, such as Italian or sushi. Prezo Grille & Bar's executive chef, Tim Vaillette, however, prefers to specialize in a little bit of everything. His main menu runs the gamut from classic American burgers to Barcelona-style swordfish served with rice pilaf. He also draws inspiration from Italy, topping the house-made dough of his thin-crust pizzas with ingredients such as buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, meatballs, and caramelized onions. To complement Tim's far-reaching menu, Prezo's bartenders serve an extensive selection of cocktails and craft beer, as well as more than 20 wines by the glass and 50 by the bottle.
Feasts unfold in Prezo's upscale, romantically lit dining room or in its similarly lit bar, where four plasma televisions stay tuned to the latest sports game.
Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse schools appetites with a menu of succulent meat and fine oceanic fare. Enter the eatery’s two private dining rooms, and nosh on nautical morsels of chilled jumbo shrimp paired with treasure troves of black pepper cocktail sauce ($14). Beef tailors fit appetites around slabs of traditional prime rib ($30 for a regular cut), petit filet ($36), and new york sirloin ($38), saucing and styling them in rare form, upon request. Scope undersea selections of fresh Atlantic salmon ($28) or seared ahi tuna ($28) before spearing side dishes of lobster mac 'n' cheese ($14) and piles of red-skinned mashed potatoes ($7).
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.
Ten Prime Steak & Sushi's executive chef, Lou Cruz, char grills a carnivorous array of hand-cut Prime and Certified Angus steaks. Each one has been aged for a minimum of 28 days and is accompanied by a complex sauce?always made in-house, sometimes via a two-day process. His juicy and flavorful steaks earned the restaurant The Providence Phoenix's best steakhouse award in 2011 and 2012.
Chef Cruz also whips up other specialties with equal care, including house-made meatloaf, swordfish, and velvety day boat scallops. On the lighter side, a full sushi bar serves up colorful nigiri and maki, including one made with Maine lobster, beef carpaccio, and truffle-chili oil. Diners can wash it all down with their choice of specialty cocktails and 14 wines by the glass.
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.