Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stove-top suitors with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of seafood fare at Providence Oyster Bar.
At Providence Oyster Bar, fresh-caught oysters and clams populate a chilled raw bar, and shooters, shellfish, and pasta dishes supplement a menu of savory bistro selections. Celebrate socially acceptable slurping noises with a half dozen blue-point oysters from Long Island Sound ($13.50). For an entree, Long Island duck battles crispy artichoke in a black-cherry-and-espresso-demi-glaze ring with an audience of ricotta gnocchi ($23.95). Seafood entrees range from shrimp puttanesca atop linguini ($23) or goat-cheese risotto capped with seared sea scallops ($27.95). After tasting a selection from the extensive wine or martini list, tone-deaf taste buds will find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.
283 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903