Cafe 55 cultivates a relaxing atmosphere by cushioning guests in plush white booths and turning the lights low. Towering hookahs filled with fragrant tobacco invite patrons to take a puff of rich flavors such as mango and vanilla before expelling smoke into the air to make swirling patterns or 3D Rorschach tests. Appetizers and drinks, including beer, sangria, and nonalcoholic smoothies, pair with the hookah action.
Though recently featured in a USA Today Travel article that praised its “astonishing” chow mein sandwich, Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining is known by locals for more than just its kitchen’s specialties. The restaurant also won a prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive award in 2011, and its world-famous jazz and blues performances have helped cement its self-proclaimed reputation as New England’s "home of eggroll, jazz, and blues."
Long before the sounds of horns and saxophones filled its halls, the New Shanghai Restaurant opened its doors in 1905. It was not until the mid-1960s, however, that the Chan family refurbished the Woonsocket landmark and began serving an innovative combination of Cantonese, Szechwan, Hunan, and Mandarin cuisines. Around this time, the Chans also brought in the live jazz and blues music that continues to fill the main dining area—known as the Horseshoe Bar Lounge—and the famous Four Seasons Jazz and Blues Club.
With its red paper lanterns, traditional Chinese artwork, and colorful paintings of musicians, the Four Seasons has played host to such legendary blues, jazz, and folk artists as Dizzy Gillespie and Rebecca Parris. A buffet spread accompanies musical performances, during which enthralled audiences watch as musicians pound eggrolls against snare drums or slide their hands along guitars strung up with slippery chow mein noodles.
Enjoy a cold brewski and catch up with friends at Escada Restaurant and Bar.
The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game.
Escada Restaurant and Bar will be able to accommodate your large party.
Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the bar dance floor.
Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the bar's rush.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Escada Restaurant and Bar for catering.
Escada Restaurant and Bar is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Escada Restaurant and Bar.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Escada Restaurant and Bar has to offer.
Fill up on fare from Larry's Lounge in Pawtucket and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Larry's Lounge has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
If you're ready for a show, Larry's Lounge often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Larry's Lounge also features live music and dancing.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Larry's Lounge.
At Carousel Sports Lounge, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Carousel Sports Lounge also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Carousel Sports Lounge.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
India Restaurant's chefs modify iconic South Asian staples to eliminate excess fat, cholesterol, and calories while still ensuring that the dishes are delicious enough to win various accolades. The chefs craft each authentic dish with locally sourced seafood and produce, and they avoid frying any dish, eschew butter entirely, and only cook with canola oil. Yet their nacho-like papri chaat appetizer has been called "truly addictive" by the Providence Phoenix, which also called the restaurant’s biryani “a veritable feast for the senses.” To make their cuisine even more inclusive, the chefs prepare an array of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes.
The decor strives to be similarly accommodating, presenting diners with numerous seating options, each with a distinctive ambience. A projection screen playing subtitled Bollywood films dominates the main dining area, smaller tables surround each of the three roaring fireplaces, and more than 200 flickering candles line the bar area. During the warmer months, the garden courtyard tempts patrons with its swings for seats, lush gardens, and bubbling water fountains. The sidewalk seating allows guests to dine alongside their dogs and pet lobsters; a doggie menu offers hamburger-and-rice dishes and yogurt pops for canine companions.
Traditional belly dancers drift throughout the space on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the restaurant's global jazz ensemble entertains diners with its contemporary melodic stylings.