Expanding a little on Hemenway's, if you're an oyster guy, they usually have at least 4 different varieties. The wait staff is very well trained in knowing the details about them. They also have a lobster tank. The crab-stuffed lobster is to die for. Appetizer-wise, try the ceviche. Very good. WRT fish, they usually have at least 6 on the daily menu, each can be prepared baked, grilled, pan-seared, blackened, etc. And there are always daily specials and the chef specialties. If you like things a bit spicy, try the chili-glazed cauliflower as a side. The roasted asparagus is very good, too.
I've only had meat there once - the ribeye is very good. I've heard the filet is excellent (heard from my wife ). I've also heard the pork chop is good too.
As you can tell, we've been there often. It's our favorite restaurant in the area. By far.
It does. Some really great places. What makes ZERO sense about Providence (and Boston for that matter) is that the Pizza SUCKS. I can't wrap my head around it with the number of Italians and absolutely fantastic Italian restaraunts in Both cities. Especially Providence.
It's a high bar to cross when both states border Connecticut (which for my money has the the best Pizza in the country, specifically New Haven - and Im a native New York City guy) but they don't even approach the bar even half way.