7 Must-Order Providence Restaurant Week Specials

Deals will be available at participating restaurants from January 10 to February 6.
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Seafood risotto at Mare Rooftop. Photo from Mare Rooftop’s Facebook page.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

With more than thirty restaurants participating in not one, but four consecutive Providence Restaurant Weeks in Rhode Island, the ordering options are almost endless. Give yourself a break from the kitchen from January 10 to February 6 and try must-order specials for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even all three). Whether you choose to dine-in or take out, here are some terrific dishes to try at local restaurants.

Surf and Turf Maki Roll

This deluxe maki roll is part of the three-course lunch menu at Providence Oyster Bar. Tempura shrimp and cucumber is rolled and topped with filet mignon, Ahi tuna and avocado to make this decadent surf and turf combo.

How to visit: Mon. 3-9 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. noon-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. noon-10:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

The details: 283 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-272-8866, provoysterbar.com


Angus Meatloaf

Choose this hearty main as part of your three-course dinner at Circe. The meatloaf is served with truffle mashed potatoes and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, dressed with a rich bone marrow demi-glace. Pair it with a lighter appetizer course, such as a plate of Wickford Farm oysters or a bursting ball of fresh burrata cheese.

How to visit: Tues.-Thurs. 4-11 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Details: 50 Weybosset St., Providence, 401-437-8991, circerestaurantbar.com


Shrimp Carbonara Mac ’n’ Cheese

This mac from Federal Taphouse and Kitchen is not to be missed. Made with applewood smoked bacon and green peas, the dish is brought together with a melty, three-cheese sauce with fontina, Parmesan and smoked gouda. Try to save room for a dessert course of cinnamon bun bread pudding with vanilla ice cream.

How to visit: Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 4-10:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Details: 279 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-454-8881, federaltandk.com


Wonton Soup

Fend off the cold by starting your three-course lunch at Jacky’s Waterplace with a piping hot bowl of wonton soup. Follow it with a sushi combo, sweet and sour chicken or General Tao’s shrimp and wash it all down with the best lychee martini in Providence.

How to visit: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sat. 1-10:30 p.m., Sun. 1-9:30 p.m.

Details: 200 Exchange St., Providence, 401-383-5000, jackysgalaxie.com


Short Ribs and Polenta

Enjoy this amuse-bouche course at Fleming’s Steakhouse. The bite-sized short ribs are braised and served over creamy polenta with mushroom sauce and a red wine reduction.

How to visit: Mon.-Sun. 4-9 p.m.

Details: 1 W. Exchange St., Providence, 401-533-9000, flemingssteakhouse.com


Seafood Risotto

Mare Rooftop is offering seafood risotto as a main course option on the dinner menu. The dish is made with orzo, loaded with rock shrimp, mussels, littlenecks, baby spinach, roasted Roma tomatoes and a light Parmigiano-Reggiano broth. Follow it with a winter-spiced apple bread pudding, served with salted caramel sauce and bourbon gelato.

How to visit: Wed.-Thurs. 5-8 p.m., Fri. 5-9:30 p.m., Sat. noon-2:30 p.m., 4-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-2:30 p.m., 4-8 p.m.

Details: 229 Waterman St., Providence, 401-336-6273, marerooftop.com


Wild Boar Sausage

Massimo is loved for its classic Italian pasta dishes, but try something new (and just as delicious) for your restaurant week entrée. This wild boar sausage is served with roasted sweet potato, braised escarole and a cashew cream sauce, garnished with pickled mustard seeds.

How to visit: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Details: 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-273-0650, providence.massimori.com



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