A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of cuisine with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of premium steaks and seafood at Providence Prime.
In a sleek Manhattan-inspired restaurant nestled in historic Federal Hill, Providence Prime pairs more than 300 wines with a menu of USDA-certified steaks hailing from the Allen Brothers of Chicago, or seafood such as Maine lobster and king crab. Steak connoisseurs swoon like Godzilla when he stumbled upon the world’s largest pizza upon spotting steaks such as the filet mignon ($26.95 for 6 oz.), bone-in 18-ounce rib eye ($41), and 20-ounce porterhouse ($48). A choice of five steak preparations includes hollandaise, blue-cheese crust, and béarnaise sauce, and chefs prepare each cut as rare or well-done as requested. Palates can set sail with prosciutto-wrapped Block Island swordfish ($27.95) or a pound of steamed king-crab legs ($31.95), or enjoy a chef’s dish that twines fresh lobster and pancetta with pappardelle pasta ($28.95).
The restaurant’s massive list of more than 300 wines invites patrons to sip from a glass ($8–$14) or uncork a bottle ($32+) to warm insides while feet curl up beside the bar’s fireplace or climb into the dining room’s leather booths. Chocolate lava cake offers a sweet finish to the evening, erupting with a dark-chocolate-truffle filling infused with orange zest and chambord ($9), and conditioning mouths to salivate at the mention of shifting tectonic plates.
Federal Taphouse & Kitchen
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.
279 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903