What You'll Get
The perfect food-and-wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine wining and dining at Aspire, which resides in the Hotel Providence.
The creative culinarians at Aspire dish out a delightful variety of breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner fare. Guests can start their day on a savory slipper with a plate of classic eggs benedict and home fries ($14), or they can opt for a sweeter climb back to consciousness by sending their fork to scale a stack of cinnamon-brioche french toast ($10) as they slurp a cup of coffee ($3). The lunch menu sports soups (cups starting at $3 and bowls starting at $6), fresh salads ($6–$7), and inventive sandwiches ($6–$10, $2 extra for unlimited toppings), paving the way to the dinner list, which swaps out sandwiches for a selection of mussels, clams, and oysters ($1.50–$12), small plates ($10–$17), and large plates ($21–$34, with a lobster feast at market price). Treat your table to an order of Korean barbecue pork eggrolls to share ($10) or a bowl of New Bedford–style mussels, swimming in perfect synchronization with chorizo, kalamata olives, and sweet peppers ($12). Grilled swordfish ($21) is one of Aspire's headlining hunger tamers, served with a summertime blend of orzo, couscous, quinoa, and split peas and topped with spicy green-papaya salad.
Located in the center of the city's bustling theater district, Aspire feeds off of the energy and sophistication of its surroundings. The restaurant's upscale yet comfortable ambience is matched with top-shelf customer service, making all guests feel as though they've just given an award-winning performance of a scene from The Last Airbender. Enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one after seeing some sites downtown, or spend an afternoon out on the patio with a friend and a bottle of wine from Aspire's lengthy list of libations. To ensure that feasts are framed with relaxation, Aspire offers complimentary valet service to all dining guests so that after seeing a wonderful show they don't have to worry about parking their cars or anchoring them to a hitching post.
This Groupon cannot be used toward the special theater menu. Reservations are recommended.
OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of 3.8 stars. The Providence Phoenix reviewed it and awarded the restaurant its Best New Restaurant of 2009. The Providence Journal also reviewed and recommended the restaurant. Seventy-five percent of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Elegant, unhurried, but with a contemporary flair, the choices are both fun and regional – Michael Janusonis, Providence Journal
- We have visited Aspire in the past and always find the food to be great and the atmosphere to be one of distinguished elegance. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 06/20/2010
- Great cocktails! A hidden gem. Should be Providence's most sought out romantic restaurant. – Patrick, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers or toward Theater menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.