The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Providence, RI

As the temperatures rise, we're all a little eager to get out and explore the city all over again. It's the perfect time to make a date and take a jaunt down to the shores of the Providence River. For those feeling drawn to waterfront vistas, these three restaurants in Providence offer tables with a view and fine dining to boot!


Renew your spirits for the spring season with a fine dining experience parallel to no other at The Capital Grille. Lunch and dinner options include a menu toppled with aged hand-cut steak selections, succulent seafood, decadent salad options, devilish desserts and more. Located in downtown, its a five-minute drive from the River House community.


Hemenway's is easily regarded as the best seafood restaurant in Providence, wowing guests with culinary stunners like an oyster bar, stuffed lobster, and legendary calamari to name a few. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the ambience is less stuffy and more bohemian. The hospitality and food are both exemplary. Be sure to make a reservation for the al fresco riverside tables on Friday or Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.


On the north side of the river, opposite from Canal Street and along the Riverwalk, Cafe Nuovo is anything but a casual cafe. This is a place touted as the most remarkable restaurant in Providence for a combination of ambience, artistic international cuisine, and world-class service. Tickle the tastebuds with dishes infused with the flavors of Europe, Asia, and the Americas including sushi, escargot, veal, duck, lamb, and beyond. Location? It's hands-down the best waterfront restaurant in Providence, with piazza tables overlooking the river and the passing gondolas.

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