Providence Restaurant Weeks 2011

From the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau comes “A slightly smaller version of the popular summer event, the winter Providence Restaurant Week will run from January 23-29 and will feature more than 50 local restaurants.  During the week, diners can sample three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $12.95 and three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $29.95.  Several restaurants are also offering two-for-one meals at those price points. ‘We decided to add this event because, quite simply, people demanded it,’ said Martha Sheridan, President and CEO of the PWCVB.  ‘Restaurants were virtually overflowing this summer, so we hope there is similar enthusiasm this winter.'”

eat drink RI contacted several of the restaurants offering prix-fixe menus for Restaurant Week to get their thoughts on the now twice-a-year event.

Gracie’s owner Ellen Gracyalny said, “The concept of Restaurant Week is great throughout the nation. Every major city has one, and some people even travel around the country just for Restaurant Week.  You can’t beat three courses in amazing restaurants for $29.95.  There are some die-hard Restaurant Week fans out there that schedule their whole week of dining out. I love the excitement of Restaurant Week in the summer and we are hoping that this winter week will be just as exciting.”

John Elkhay, Maestro of Chow Fun Food Group, who’s restaurants are adding something extra to get you in during Restaurant Week said, “Restaurant week is a reminder of how diversified our dining is in this city, and the addition of winter restaurant week, and the value it brings to guests, helps celebrate how special Providence truly is.” The Chow Fun Food Group restaurants 10 Prime Steak & Sushi, Rick’s Roadhouse, and Luxe Burger Bar, are giving guests an additional incentive to visit during Winter Restaurant Week in Providence, January 23rd-29th.  Guests who visit participating Chow Fun Food Group restaurants for lunch or dinner during restaurant week will receive a gift of Chow Fun Bucks to be used at their next visit.  For more information, please call 401-453-2077 or visit their web site.

Managers from two of Newport Restaurant Group‘s restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week offered their thoughts. Tobey Sanborn, Sr. General Manager at Hemenway’s said, “Hemenway’s is excited to be a part of the first winter restaurant week.  It’s an extremely successful event in the summer, and we look forward to the many guests that will take advantage of the special menu Hemenway’s offers this winter.” Corey Barriera, General Manager at Waterman Grille said, “Winter restaurant week is a great opportunity for folks to warm up with a great meal at fantastic restaurants throughout the City, and we hope local residents will take advantage of it and support the small businesses that make Providence a culinary destination.”

For more information, the list of over 50 participating restaurants and links to their menus, visit

Brian Hodge
Marketing Coordinator

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