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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Crowd-favorite, award-winning Public Kitchen & Bar has a menu filled with delicious signature cocktails.

Tastefully restored, our exquisite Providence hotel is housed in the opulence of an original 1920s-era building in the heart of historic downtown. Comfort is guaranteed in any one of our 272 fully modernized guest rooms or lavish suites. You can experience truly exceptional dining in our Public Kitchen & Bar, a local institution. Our location means we're just a short stroll away from some of Rhode Island’s most famous attractions, including the beautiful Brown University campus and the incredible scenery of Waterplace Park and Riverwalk. Just ask local Navigator Bill for details.

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC Fragrance
  • Fitness Center
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
  • Shoeshine
  • Vending Machines
  • Virtual Concierge
  • Mobile check-in
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Mill's Tavern

Situated in a historic building, this place preserves the charm of a vintage restaurant while offering contemporary seafood delights.
Entering Mill's Tavern is like stepping into a sepia-toned photograph. Old-styled chandeliers bathe the dining room in a dim glow, while thick stone walls and pillars create a stately ambience. This Forbes four-star winner offers dishes with contemporary flavors with a focus on steaks and seafood. Guests can watch as the chefs grill meat in a blazing oven placed in the open kitchen. Guests can savor dishes such as Long Island Statler Duck Breast served with Rhubarb Shallot Chutney, Apricot Braised Pulled Rabbit and New Zealand Rack of Lamb. The mains are accompanied by desserts like Valrhona Chocolate Cake and Orange Blossom Honey Cheesecake with Lemon Curd.
Address:101 North Main Street, Providence, 02903
phone:+1 401 272 3331

The Avery

Sink into a buttery leather banquette at this sexy, off-the-beaten-path cocktail lounge.
Address:18 Luongo Square, Providence, 2903
phone:+1 401 751 5920
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Bar 101

This is place is just perfect. Neither a sticky-countered dive nor an overpriced lounge. Have a martini and an amazing burger.
Address:1478 Atwood Avenue, Providence, 2919
phone:+1 401 432 7080
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During the summer, 80 “floating bonfires” appear on Providence’s rivers, and the whole city comes out to see them. You don t want to miss it.
Address:101 Regent Avenue, Providence, 2908
phone:+1 401 273 9727
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There’s nothing like bringing home a gift that can t be bought anywhere else, and this cute little shop is wall-to-wall unique.
Address:235 Westminster Street, Providence, 2903
phone:+1 401 272 4285
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Enjoy delicious seafood at this riverfront restaurant, known for their top notch service & locally fresh shellfish!
Hemenway's is known for serving up seafood dishes prepared with locally caught fish fresh from the Rhode Island waters. One of the most popular dishes served at this establishment is the pasta with clams, mussels and lobster meat.
Address:121 S Main St, Providence, 02904
phone:+(401) 351 8570

Cafe Nuovo

International flavors permeate every dish while the waterside patio affords views of Providence's famed WaterFire sculpture and festival.
Cafe Nuovo is truly international in its approach and amalgamates the cuisines of Asia, Oceania, Europe and America. It is situated at the Gondola Landing on Riverwalk, a magnificent waterfront. It is popular for its al fresco dining option with an unobstructed view of WaterFire, which is a famous art installation and the site of several city festivals and bonfires. Guests can start their meal with appetizers such as Scallop and Mussel Chowder, Crab Cocktail and Beet Textures. For the main course, try the Cowboy Rib Eye, Pappardelle Pasta with goat cheese or Bouillabaisse. Do not miss the Banana-Chocolate Bread Pudding with caramel sauce for dessert.
Address:1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, 02903
phone:+1 401 421 2525

Blue State Coffee

Armed with a philanthropic mission, Blue State lets patrons contribute to good causes while they enjoy their first-rate varieties of coffee.
Established with the intent to contribute to a better society, Blue State Coffee goes beyond the business aspect and has its heart firmly in favor of charity. The best part, customers get to be a part of it with a portion of profits getting donated. But this is no reason to underestimate their sterling coffee, which has a significant following. To go along with the coffee, is a selection of sandwiches, breads and baked treats. All of their coffee is fair-trade and sustainable.
Address:244 Thayer Street, Providence, 02912
phone:+1 401 863 6873
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Botanical Center

Relax by the tranquil indoor waterfall, and see the incredible carnivorous plants at this botanical garden.
This wonderful indoor botanical garden is the largest of its kind in New England. The intoxicating scent of tropical flowers fills this greenhouse, which is home to many rare and exotic species of plants. If you can, join a docent for an engaging and enthralling tour through the establishment. Be sure to lease some time to explore Roger Williams Park, which the botanical center is located in.
Address:1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, 2903
phone:+1 401 421 7740
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Ken's Ramen

Check out this artisan Asian noodle bar.
Providence's only noodle bar in Downtown serves steaming bowls of Pho Ga, a Vietnamese noodle soup served with chunks of chicken, beef, or shrimp, and homemade pork buns, among other delicacies.
Address:69 Washington St, Providence, 02903
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Congress Tavern

Gastropub offering crafted cocktails, draft brews, & small plates for sharing.
Congress Tavern is a relaxed Gastropub offering an immense selection of local drafts brewed on site & crafted cocktails in a cozy tavern atmosphere. The fish tacos & oversized burgers are prime choices at this higher end pub in a historical building.
Address:62 Orange St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 455 0032
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Bin 312 Wine Cellars

Check out this local wine shop in a historic distillery.
Two words describe this local wine shop located in an historic early period distillery cellar: deliberate & organized. Offerings are arranged from the front to back by lighter to fuller-bodied wines. Tastings are offered by the owner, who has a worldly knowledge of his stock, which includes wines from most of the world's wine-making regions.
Address:312 S. Main St., Providence
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Rhode Island State House

Explore Providence's capitol, which is modeled after the U.S. Capitol Building.
A gorgeous edifice completed after the turn of the century in 1904, the RI State House dome is the 4th largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. Supported by the roof is the "The Independent Man" , a bronze statue encased in gold that signifies "Freedom." Marvel at the carved marble throughout and the homage paid to Roman architecture.
Address:90 Smith St., Providence, 02903
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Trinity Brewhouse

Check out this local microbrewery that serves up sustainable snacks.
This microbrewery offers an eclectic mix of local & indigenous microbrews on tap & brewed on site with a local New England flavor. Compliment one of their constantly changing craft brews with a great selection of of upscale pub cuisine from local farms and vendors across our state, especially their locally-produced New England pot pie.
Address:186 Fountain St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 453 2337
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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Witness wildlife at its best at this sprawling zoo housing no less than 100 species of animals, many of them rare, in a natural setting.
The winding sculpted paths of Roger Williams Park Zoo lead you on a safari experience where you can view over 900 zoo animals. Giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, endangered lemurs, and an open-air aviary are just a few of the 156 different species. History buffs enjoy the Museum of Natural History, and the Betsy Williams Cottage with an authentic colonial American Flag, stitched, legend says, by Betsy. Carousel Village offers a Carousel and pony rides. Rolling lawns make a lovely backdrop to paddle boats as they float among swans on a lily-pad pond. Check website for further details.
Address:1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, 02907
phone:+1 401 785 3510

Seafood Shack

Rhode Island is famous for clam cakes, and this new seafood spot is the best place to try them.
Don't be thrown off by the name of this charming spot: while the restaurant may indeed be a shack (though an immaculately clean one), the seafood served at this small spot is some of the best in New England. From Rhode Island-style clam cakes to fish fillets and delicious chowders, this spot has it all.
Address:1007 Charles Street, North Providence, 2904
phone:+1 401 723 8888
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Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

Manhattan-style bistro with an emphasis on rotisserie cooking and craft cocktails.
The "Parkside" is a Manhattan-style bistro located on the East Side of Providence. Local chefs have created an innovative and enticing menu using local farm ingredients creating upbeat dishes. The rotisserie meat items are always a specialty dish.
Address:76 S. Main St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 331 0003
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Murphy's Deli & Pub

Grab a drink at this Irish sports bar & grill.
Murphy's is your neighborhood Irish authentic bar & grill. Watch the big game on one of their 20 big screen TVs, enjoy their pub food, the beer, their homemade corned beef sandwiches and famous table side pickle dishes. Massive sandwiches & $2 wing specials on game night round out their special nights!
Address:100 Fountain St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 621 8467
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RISD Museum of Art

Explore Providence's art museum on the RISD campus.
Cool national exhibitions and local student and faculty seminars make the "RISD" Museum a definite stop on a city stroll agenda. An extensive collection of Impressionist and European art, as well as a large selection of contemporary pieces, are housed within this fascinating complex. Plan to visit the "RISD Works" store to purchase museum books and art replicas.
Address:224 Benefit St., Providence, 02903
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Modern Love

The fashion-obsessed owner of this shoe boutique will pick out a pair that will put you well ahead of this year’s trends.
Address:220 Westminster Street, Providence, 2903
phone:+1 401 421 1471
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RISD Works

Support the RISD’s scholarship fund by shopping for works by the school’s next great artist at the school’s gift shop.
Address:20 North Main Street, Providence, 2903
phone:+1 401 277 4949
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Cafe Nuovo

Waterfront fine dining with a creative American menu.
Cafe Nuovo features riverside dining and a menu consisting of Nouveau American cuisine with an emphasis on steak and seafood. This spot has a beautiful dining room with an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectators Magazine and is an ideal location for the city's WaterFire spectacle.
Address:! Citizens Plaza, Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 421 2525
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G Pub

Rooftop Bar with views of Downtown Providence
Providence's G Pub is the city's only rooftop space. In addition to shuffleboard & billiards, patrons can sample the immense selection of indigenous beer selections. The bar also has lots of TVs to watch your favorite sporting events.
Address:61 Orange St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 632 4782
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Benefit Juice Bar & Cafe

Check out this juice bar serving holistic juices and smoothies.
Tucked into a corner on historic Benefit St., this cozy juice bar serves flavorful teas and holistic juices & smoothies. The drinks are all-natural goodness & the warm, inviting staff recommends one of their delicious panini sandwiches or organic salads to complement their smoothies.
Address:404 Benefit St., Providence, 02903
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Garde de le Mer

Savor gourmet seafood & cocktails in a posh setting.
Garde de le Mer features a combination of of vaulted wooden ceilings and glossy black subway-tile walls which immerse guests in an elegant yet trendy setting. Garde offers a seasonal menu of locally fresh seafood with a modern coastal French inspiration.
Address:86 Dorrance St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 632 4799
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XO Cafe

Enjoy dinner at the eclectic urban steakhouse.
This is the perfect romantic establishment for an intimate dinner or an after-dinner cocktail. However, many patrons who frequent "XO" grab a seat at the bar for a little gab & to enjoy their homemade chips & nightly drink specials. Wednesday's Ladies Nights & their Pajama Brunch Sundays are weekly staples in the city.
Address:125 N. Main St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 273 9090
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Jacky's Waterplace

Waterfront dining with an Asian fusion flair.
Jacky's offer's classic & contemporary Asian cuisine including a full sushi bar with dishes representing Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Thai & other Southeast Asian flavors that make for a unique & eclectic dining experience. Be sure to check out the view of the Tidal Basin from their floor-to-ceiling windows & their one-of-a-kind jellyfish tank in their hostess station.
Address:200 Exchange St., Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 383 5000
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Harry's Bar & Burger

See Harry's Bar & Burger bring their service to life with delicious burgers, sliders & a range of intriguing appetizers!
Harry's is a young & hip venue to grab sliders & draft beers in a cozy space that could double as an upscale diner. All appetizer-styled sliders are 100% all-natural Hereford Beef paired with their homemade shoestring fries from local farm potatoes. Wash down one of their sliders with a large selection of craft beers.
Address:121 N Main St, Providence, 02903
phone:+(401) 228 7437


Grab a drink and a bite at this trendy martini bar serving Mediterranean dishes.
A restaurant by and dance floor by evening. Enjoy the buzz of Kartabar in the heart of Thayer St. & the Brown University environs while sipping on Kartabar's extensive martini menu. Be sure to keep your eye out for their dessert martinis. Kartabar is also a Mediterranean bistro with a cool Manhattan vibe. The Mezza platter is one of their daily specialties of the house.
Address:284 Thayer St., Providence, 02906
phone:+(401) 331 8111
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Check out this trendy martini bar and Mediterranean plates.
A restaurant by day...exciting hot spot by evening. Enjoy the buzz of Kartabar in the heart of Thayer St. & the Brown University environs while sipping on Kartabar's extensive martini menu. Be sure to save some room for their tasty dessert martinis. Kartabar is also a Mediterranean bistro with a cool Manhattan vibe. The Mezza platter is one of their highlighted daily specialties of the house.
Address:284 Thayer St., Providence, 02906
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PVDonuts focuses on hand crafted donuts & invites all coffee and pastry lovers by providing delicious, creative options!
This bakery located at 79 Ives Street invites all coffee and pastry lovers in with the comforting aroma of coffee beans and a colorful atmosphere housing a variety of donuts. The founders of this bakery are always finding ways to stay innovative and fresh.
Address:79 Ives St., Providence, 02906
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