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Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

Hi Everybody - Thank you all for the great tips. Yesterday we made a reservation for Cafe Noir. I have my fingers crossed that it's a good choice and will let you know our review. If anybody knows something that we should know about Cafe Noir (good or bad) , please le me know.

Aug 16, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

I guess we were thinking 200 and then tax and tip. For my husband and I to eat out in New Hampshire the cost of a meal with generally two drinks a piece runs us around $100 without tax and tip. Looks like we should expect to pay more in Providence.

Aug 13, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

With all of the replies I have received, I finally found time to sit down with my husband to review these wonderful responses. Here is our drum roll...... we absolutely think it sounds great to splurge at 10 Steak and Sushi but for the bang in our bucks would everybody be just as happy at Red Stripe or Cafe Noir? I liked Bacaro's menu but all the extras really add up. If this is the case, 10 Steak & Sushi makes more sense and we might or might not look into the options they could offer instead of ordering off of the menu. I don't want to seem like price matters as my daughter is turning 21 but in a way it does when the girls are watching their figures and only eat 1/2 (if that) of what they order. :) Needless to say, the $10.00 drinks are more appealing to them... Let's just say 2 adults 3 21 year olds should cost in my mind.....$200.00.

Aug 12, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

These are all great suggestions. Of course 10 Prime and Steak sounds the most amazing but a little on steep side. May need to get a final head count before I think about reserving. May have to come down one notch on the price. What is the scoop on Bacaro? Menu and website sound interesting. Love Federal Hill but sort of wanted to try something else. Everybody has been so helpful.

Aug 10, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

Hmm...now I am not sure if Twin Oaks would be the right place. We have eaten at Siena (3 x) Blue Grotto, Melting Pot, Cassarino's and La Fonte (or something like that). Of these, we have enjoyed the atmosphere at Siena the best. Would like to find something similar not necessarily Italian but with great atmosphere like Siena. We would be going out on a Saturday night with probably 5 - 7 people. The places I have mentioned are all within our budget. We realize Providence has some expensive places so I guess when I say above average I am thinking $$ with $$$ if it's worth it. Hope this helps.

Aug 10, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

Sorry for being so vague. We have been to Federal Hill several times and that is about it. Every meal has been exceptional but think it might be nice to venture off the hill. Daughter goes to college in Providence and is working in city through summer. Unfortunately, funds are tight so she really is unable to suggest restaurants. Would like to find something fun with atmosphere. However, it is just as important for us to have a good meal. Not into stuffiness. Willing to travel outside of city. Husband probably not interested in Japanese.

Aug 09, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

Thank you for your suggestion. I will check out the site. We do plan on heading to Providence this month so will inquire about their closing dates.

Aug 09, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive

Providence Area Dinner for Daughter's 21st Birthday

Planning on visiting Providence to take daughter (and possibly friends) out to dinner for her 21st birthday. Love all types of good food. Recommendations needed for average to above average priced dinners.

Aug 09, 2009
donbeck in All New England Archive