Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Rhode Island

Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Rhode Island

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Rhode Island? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Boundary Kitchen Bar restaurant
5.0
5 (198)
$30 and under
American
Pawtucket
About the restaurant
Welcome to Boundary Kitchen Bar. Our team is dedicated to giving you a hospitality experience to remember. Our motto TEST YOUR BOUNDARIES is clearly what it reads. Our goal is to challenge your taste palate as well as deliver an eclectic yet upscale interior atmosphere, and vibey exterior patio area. We serve an array of American, barbecue, hand-crafted burgers, smoked meats, inovative appetizers, and steel pan pizza. Our bar and Lounge area represents a feel for the cocktail scene of Manhattan where we display our knowledge and skillset in a way that craft cocktails are served in a comfortable setting. Our kitchen and bar team are passionate and strive to give you the best quality eats & drinks. we are located on the direct border of Attleboro Massachusetts and Pawtucket Rhode Island. We are within seconds off route 95. We look forward to serving you.

Cheers!
Executive Chef
Jarrod Ilkowitz
Boundary Kitchen Bar & Events

Top review
PauloMvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Went for dinner on Thursday night. Had an amazing experience. The stuff was great and friendly. Was not rushed to make any decisions on apps or dinner. When we did decide it came out hot and tasted amazing. Go out and try a local gem!!
A photo of Luigi's Restaurant & Gourmet Express restaurant
4.7
4.7 (130)
$30 and under
Italian
Johnston
About the restaurant
Welcome to Luigi’s, where the Battista Family treats your family like family! Rhode Island families have been coming to meet and share authentic Italian specialties with us for over four decades.

Please call the restaurant for parties of 7 or more at 401-861-3850!

Luigi’s Restaurant has two dining rooms and a bar that are beautifully appointed. We offer a delicious menu featuring traditional Italian favorites, handmade pastas and wine selections from around the world.

The Gourmet Express has prepared foods, soups, sandwiches, pizza, express pasta dinners, fresh baked deserts and much more all ready to go.

Dining Room Hours
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday thru Thursday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gourmet Express Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Top review
wayakavip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Food was excellent with generous portions and the waitress we had was outstanding. Great personalities and very professional and efficient.
A photo of 787 Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (362)
$50 and over
Puerto Rican
Providence
About the restaurant
A Taste of Puerto Rico! Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine in a lounge setting.
Top review
Nunuvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Dani our server was beyond amazing and the food did not disappoint
A photo of Atlantic Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (98)
$31 to $50
American
Block Island
About the restaurant
Our tal­ent­ed Exec­u­tive Chef invites you to Restau­rant 1879 to enjoy a din­ing expe­ri­ence unpar­al­leled on Block Island. Relax and enjoy a roman­tic din­ner while sip­ping a glass of wine from our exten­sive and Award Win­ning wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
A truly special meal. Outstanding service, food, view and environment. Very memorable.
A photo of Igloo Village at The Reef - Newport restaurant
4.6
4.6 (161)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Newport
About the restaurant
WHEN BOOKING PLEASE KEEP THE PARTY SIZE TO 1 PERSON. DO NOT ENTER HOW MANY GUESTS ARE COMING. THE BOOKING IS FOR 1 IGLOO. In the special request section, please note the number of people in your party. Each igloo can fit a maximum of 8 people

Upon reserving an igloo your card will be charged $100 plus tax, ($108).

$100 (plus tax) rental fee covers your use of the igloo for 2 hours & 20 minutes, There is a $25 Food and Beverage minimum per person for lunch, $50 per person for dinner. There is a max of 8 people per igloo.

No refunds will be given if you cancel within 7 days of your reservation date. This also applies to No-Shows.

We cannot guarantee a specific themed igloo.




Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Amazing experience. Very well done. Good service and good food / drinks
A photo of The Patio on Broadway - Providence restaurant
4.5
4.5 (84)
$30 and under
American
Providence
About the restaurant
One Year Anniversary Party July 18th at 5:30 with ribbon cutting and live DJ!
The Patio on Broadway brings a taste of creative American cuisine to downtown - Westend- Providence. Our menu offers brunch, lunch, and dinner, featuring classics like hamburgers and pasta alongside innovative sandwiches and vegan and gluten-free options. Complement your meal with a specialty cocktail from our inventive bar menu, all served in a casual dining atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Perfect brunch - wish the appetizers were a bit more breakfast leaning or at least options for that because it felt too weird to go from calamari apps to pancakes for brunch so I got a sandwich instead.
A photo of Needle & Thread restaurant
4.4
4.4 (313)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Providence
About the restaurant
An inviting craft cocktail bar offering classics, originals, inspired & familiar flavors. We sip, we savor, we share.

The inspiration for Needle and Thread came from the history of the space located at 45 Peck St. in downtown Providence. For more than half a century Antonio Conte dutifully served the professionals in the city's center, with an old world style haberdashery, providing suits, outer ware and evening attire. For more than 2 years the Needle and Thread was constructed piece by piece with the same attention to detail and love Mr. Conte poured into every garment he constructed.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Great deals on food during “appt hour”. Food and drinks were on point. Great vibes and ambiance overall. Will visit again!
A photo of Night Shift - Providence restaurant
4.4
4.4 (23)
$30 and under
American
Providence
About the restaurant
Night Shift Providence joins Level99, a challenge-based entertainment concept, located on the third floor of the Providence Place Mall, to bring Rhode Island the best Detroit-style pizza, amazing craft beer and a curated list of cocktails. The full-service Tap Room is open daily for a high level dining experience with incredible food from our scratch kitchen. The Beer Hall sits in the heart of the gameplay arena for group dining. Walk-up counter and pickup window make it easy to grab food and drinks while playing in the rooms and arenas.

Offering a real-world game experience, groups of 2-6 guests choose from over 40 rooms. Each room contains physical, mental, skill or team challenges. Level99 is an award-winning entertainment experience designed for young adults. Groups from 15-500 are welcome, whether a birthday party or epic work meeting, the options are endless. Level99 offers a variety of private spaces, a full menu, A/V and presentation capabilities, and an energetic atmosphere.

Top review
Anon
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Great food, fun environment and good service! Thank you!
A photo of Union Station Brewery restaurant
4.3
4.3 (359)
$30 and under
American
Providence
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Providence’s downtown district, our former train station-turned-brew pub features classic pub fare, exceptional craft beers from all around New England, and a select few of our own award-winning beers that are brewed on site.

Nestled inside a courtyard that is a popular place to dine in the warmer months, you will feel the pulse of Providence but experience the warmth and charm of a neighborhood establishment. Our high ceilings, exposed brick and dark wood throughout provide unique character and ambiance.


Whether you are a local Rhode Islander or visiting Providence for a convention, vacation, business meeting, sporting event or concert, we welcome you to USB!

Top review
jkr6
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Food was kinda blah. It is trivia night and aloud mouthed announcer made it too noisy to stay
A photo of Blu Violet Roofbar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (166)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Providence
About the restaurant
Blue Violet is a hidden gem located in the Aloft Hotel with spectacular views of Providence Jewelry District, Providence River, Water Place Park, and the Point Street Bridge.
Serving Dinner and craft cocktails.
We offer Sunday Brunch from 10am to 3pm. Our Rum & B Brunch offers a live DJ playing your favorite R&B hits. Reservations strongly encouraged.
OUTDOOR seating available on a first come first serve basis.

Reservations will be held for 15 minutes unless we are notified of late arrival. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pvdal-aloft-providence-downtown/

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Loved this place! I had never heard of it before, but took my mom for her birthday. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather. The food and service were great! 10/10 and will definitely be back!
Explore Diners' Choice best of Rhode Island
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo