Gracie's
Gracie's

Gracie's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.graciesprov.com/
  • Phone: 4012727811x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Varga
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Throughout the year, Gracie’s hosts incredible special events including winemaker dinners, non-profit fundraisers, and the Star Chef Series. The Star Chef Series, now in its fifth year, combines the talents of extraordinary chefs from around the country teamed up with Executive Chef Matthew Varga. The chefs collaborate to create a five-course menu that is expertly paired with wine.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is offered every night. Feel free to leave your car with us during the show at no additional charge.
A word from Gracie's
Our Mission

Our mission is simple – enhance and educate the palate with the freshest ingredients and flavors. Our guests take center stage with a philosophy focused on surprising and exciting each guest with personal care and service. Our team is motivated by a central goal – making sure each dining experience is memorable.


Our Service Philosophy

When guests choose to dine at Gracie’s, they do so with an expectation.
We are dedicated to perfecting our craft.
We are loyal to the brand and to our values.
We are continuously educating ourselves.
We are fueled by a passion for exceptional food & unrivaled guest service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Gracie's reviews from OpenTable diners
185 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (154)special occasion (154)romantic (118)notable wine list (77)neighborhood gem (49)good for groups (20)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Providence's Culinary Gem
    mlfpvd
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    If you are looking for the best prepared food in Providence, you have to include Gracie's on that list. While it often seems overlooked by national pundits, the food is exquisite, the service impeccable and the cocktails are wonderful too. Our meal was terrific and left us wondering why we hadn't been more often. A $40 price fix is actual a great deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FLOWERS NOT DELIVERED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    THE FLOWERES ORDERED WERE NOT DELIVERED. THE CREDIT CHARGE APPEARS TO BE INCORRECT DISPITE BRINGING TO WAITRESS ATTENTION AND ISSUANCE OF NEW BILL. $276.48 ON A 142.56 BILL
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lived up to its press...
    rsskidoo
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Wow! What a fabulous dining experience. Had heard many wonderful things about Gracie's and everything I heard was well warranted. Highly recommend doing one of the two tasting menus, with paired wines. From start to finish, the evening was perfectly executed. The pace was just right, the food was delicious and varied, the wines were very complementary and the service was exactly the way it should be. Loved the atmosphere, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Gracie's is a very elegant restaurant located in downtown Providence. It came highly recommended. The food and service were excellent. I had the sweetbreads and the duck and both were delicious. An interesting selection of local spirits for your cocktails if you want to be adventurous. We look forward to dining here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Avas
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For my first time I was so disappointed. We had the 5 tasting plates. The food was good but the service was awful. I had the wine pairing with mine and they served 2 of the wines when I was already finished with each of the courses. I would not recommend the wine tastings!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not the level of service that you would expect for a restaurant like this. I was trying to take a group out for a special dinner and wanted it to be my treat. To avoid haggling over the check at the end, I called before we arrived and specially requested that bill be placed on my card on file. I was assured this would be no problem. In order to be sure everything went smoothly, I again made this request when we arrived- Again assured this was no problem BUT when bill arrived at the end it was clear no one had paid any attention to my request and there was the bill placed on the table like none of these conversations had even happened. I was disappointed that my special gift was ruined and I was left arguing with the others to let me pay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I came in from out of town and found Grace online. It met all expectations. The food was fantastic. I had the scallops and I can say they were the best scallops I've ever had. And the chocolate tart brought a smile to my face, amazingly good. Try it with a sip of a full body red wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time won't be the last
    Momof2
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Would not have changed a thing. We had a very cozy and private table with an amazing wait staff. Completely impressed with their attention to detail (freshly ironed napkins and tablecloths!). We put our trust in the chef for a surprise 5 course meal and it was phenomenal. Will not hesitate to return next time in Providence. Thank you for a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Experience
    CaptainBeyond
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the complementary valet parking to the pastries left in the car when we left the restaurant, everything - food, service, ambiance, menu selections, and wine list were outstanding. This is a must do dining experience when visiting Rhode Island's Providence region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner!
    CarolM
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was superb. Extremely accommodating for my celiac disease (no gluten). Food was great and the best creme brûlée ever, and I have had a lot!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    An ok restaurant, some bright spots, but in my book doesn't live up to the glowing reviews. The service is just ok... timing was a bit off, first courses arriving seconds after the amuse. Service staff seemed a bit stretched... took long while to place our order. The ambiance is nice, like the lighting a lot... and the bar area. Food was just ok... not on the highest level of fine dining that I expected from the many reviews... I found the food to be more hearty, lacking finesse. The pork chop was the weak... undercooked, tough. Took only a couple of bites and had some of the nice vegetables served with it... when cleared, no asking if there was a problem. The pastry chef was the bright spot... really excellent deserts.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gracie's Deserves its Rep
    HughDog
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Gracie's has developed a reputation as the best restaurant in Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts, and the equal of any restaurant anywhere, for good reason. Attentive service. Your plate is removed as soon as you are done with the course, but you are not rushed. Next course comes quickly. Every waiter and waitress can explain every dish, and the recipes are elaborate and complex. The food is imaginative and the wine selection excellent. Be prepared to pay for the quality you receive -- approximately $150 per person with one cocktail, a glass of wine, and a full supper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    MagicMarker
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent menu, delicious food and well-trained, knowledgeable and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Providence Highlight
    NanoVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We came in as a group of 8 on a Friday evening, and ordered from the prix fixe menu, some of us opted for the wine pairing. Food was delicious, wines were interesting and the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite in PVD!
    Emilylov
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Gracies is the place to be, the food so delicious, service so attentive, and everything so perfect! I keep on going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Prix fixe is a great deal. Both the market fish (sea bass) and the duck were very good. My starter, the potato gnocchi, was outstanding. Desserts were good. Sometimes there are too many people swirling around the table but service is generally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    Rosemhern
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    When I don't want to be disappointed Gracies is my restaurant of choice for special occasions, or to take out of town foodies. The food is consistently delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treatment
    MarkA
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We dined at Gracie's for our 19th anniversary and notified the restaurant of the occasion through OpenTable. From the moment we arrived we were treated as VIPs. We were escorted to an intimate table where special celebratory touches awaited. We chose the 5 course tasting menu paired with wine. The pace was just right - we did not feel rushed but we did not wait long between courses. The food quality and creativity was exceptional. The portions were not large, but at the end of the evening we did not leave hungry. Generally the wines paired with each course did not enhance the experience, but each course was such a collage of flavors pairing was a challenge. Will definitely return to enjoy the main menus, both food and wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, BUT could've been great.
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Terrible social skills and the lack of communication between the hostess, the bar staff and the manager of the front led to a very awkward and unpleasant start to the evening with my wife and me being seated at the worst table in the house. Once we got away from the grumpy and rude people at the front, we were treated very well by the wait staff assigned to our table. The real shame is they have a nice place, a nice bar and could really have shown us a great time; but we wont be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    katherine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The five course chef tasting was beyond our expectations. Each course was a complete surprise and presented by the very knowledgeable staff. Each plate was as pretty as it was delicious! The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Liberty
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Requested quiet table for anniversary. Ordered flowers to be delivered. Got to restaurant and they said Happy Anniversary. Took us to our table and the flowers were on table in a nice quiet corner of the restaurant with a note from the restaurant saying Happy Anniversary. Started us out with a glass of Complimentary Champagne for a toast and brought over a complimentary appetizer to get us started. The entire evening was excellent and the food and service is outstanding. I returned for this reason and wasn't disappointed. I will return again in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Masterpiece
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We got the tasting menu and each course was beautifully presented, served and prepared. Incredibly fresh ingredients and creative approach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion
    Winendine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my wife to dinner for her birthday. The food was amazing as always and the special attention from the waitstaff was really fantastic. We love Gracies for their service and food, but they really went above and beyond to give my wife a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Evening To Be Remembered
    Absinthebreath
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Stellar was the food, service and experience. Drinks served with orchids. Had a wonderful birthday celebration here. Would return again. Chef Matt Vargas and company conjure the magical in this dynamic atelier.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had the 5 course with wine pairing. Food was outstanding, wine pairings okay (too many sparkling choices), service friendly but not par to the level of such excellent cuisine!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was exquisite!
    louise
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very impressed with eveything. We thought the service was a little slow at times. Saturday night might have something to do with it. Ironing the table cloths was a treat and sweet treats in the car from the valet wa special.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal but disappointed
    homeisbestVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here a year ago and returned to Providence hoping to repeat it. We did have a good meal and will try again next year but I left disappointed. For my entree I didn't see anything "exciting" on the menu and finally picked the rib eye thinking I might get a good one here. Most people would feel that I got a good one in that it was tender. But I date back to the days when a good steak had great flavor but the steak I got here was tender but tasteless. My appetizer was truly wonderful--the sweetbreads with a papadew gastrique. My wife had a very good appetizer of pork belly and roasted egg. She then had a second appetizer, the foie gras, which was also very good. The melon sorbet dish dessert was also very good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency Plus
    Danar
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Gracies can always be depended upon for fantastic food, well-made drinks, attentive service and an overall great dining experience. We visit as often as we can and have never been disappointed in any way. Other restaurants should take a page from their playbook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fantastic food great atmosphere. Beers a little pricey. However I dont mind paying a little extra when the food and service are fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nite out with visiting parents
    LuvProvi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Gracie's and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Each course was delicious! The waitstaff is always so friendly. I wish I could remember our waitresses name but she was very patient with us and recommended perfect wine choices based on what we preferred. The service always runs smoothly and the staff always looks so well put together. I love how their shirts are not run of the mill starch white with a tie. The palate pleasers are perfect in between bites. The food is fresh and delicious! Love Gracie's! Worth it!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Wait to Go Back!
    losgatosdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was excellent. We had the 3 course menu, it was all fabulous. We will definitely return next time we are in Providence!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NashvilleNewbyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful place for a special occasion. Went to Gracie's for our 21st anniversary celebration. I had notified the restaurant through OpenTable about our special occasion. They had gone out of their way to reserve a special booth for the two of us with special decorations -- a very nice touch!! Food was great. We chose the 5-course meal. All pieces were specially prepared and well presented. The paired wines w/ each entree was good, however, if I had to do it again, I would have chosen a bottle of wine myself. All courses were outstanding. I wasn't crazy about the rabbit meat, but it gave me the opportunity to try something new.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just perfect
    BelgiumVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What can I say more. Everything, really everything was perfect. Food, drinks and service are at an exceptional high level.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    jackchop
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It was my girlfriend's birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere I knew we would have a great meal. They went above and beyond with the care and little touches earning me some bonus points. Thanks again for a great meal and a memorable occasion, can't wait to come back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking
    ServiceIssues
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been to Gracie's twice. Both times we did the 5 course tasting menu with wine paring. Our first experience was fabulous; food was outstanding, service was great and knowledgeable. We had such a good time, we had wanted to go back for the past 9 months. Unfortunately this second time the service was terrible. The food and wine paring was again outstanding, but our server was not up to par. The whole meal for a 5 course pairing took just over 3 hours. In multiple cases we had a 30 minute wait between courses. After about two hours we began to realize that she had written us off. The server knew she was doing a terrible job and just gave up on even being around. I still recommend Gracie's and certainly go for the tasting menu.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was way above average for restaurants of this ilk. The portions were not too small and not too big, a rarity. The amuse bouche and sherbert palate cleanser were unusual and fabulous. Service was assiduous and staff was knowledgeable.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Providence
    NathanVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Gracie's is definitely my favorite restaurant in Providence. It's the go to place for special occasions, date nights, or any time you want great food at a relaxed pace. The menu changes frequently. While I haven't given up control yet and done the chef's tasting menu, it's a goal one day. Started with the gnocchi followed by the scallops with creme brulee for dessert. All were excellent. I've had almost every dessert they offer but keep going back to the creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night at Gracie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our Saturday night at Gracie's was absolutely perfect. The atmosphere feels like a modern speak-easy with a elegant bar and extensive drink list. The bartenders were terrific...knowledgable, engaging. The food was outstanding. Lots of locally grown vegetables and local fishes. Service was simply the best! Engaging staff. Incredibly knowledgable. The courses were served at a comfortable pace and we never felt rushed. Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go hungry!
    beckbratt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Gracie's is a beautiful, romantic restaurant that knows how to incorporate flavors into wonderfully inspired classic dishes. My husband and I settled for the three course meal, and boy, was it delicious and enough. That being said, we had a drink and shared a small plate beforehand (at a different establishment), otherwise, perhaps the full course menu would have been an option for us. The service is excellent, the food a delight, and the atmosphere dim and cozy. I would highly recommend this place for a romantic dinner or special occasion...I (we) would come back here again when visiting Providence, but only after sampling a few more of what Providence has to offer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaded New Yorkers no more
    orlando
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had not expected the outstanding meal we were blessed with. Perfect pasta, dreamy sea food -- topped with great wine suggestions. A really outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.