Restaurants Open For Dine-In In Rhode Island

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Providence, Newport and beyond in Rhode Island.

    Restaurants open in Providence:

    Waterman Grille

    Set on the banks of Seekonk River in historical Richmond Square, Waterman Grille is influenced by the many cultures that are infused throughout Providence. Waterman Grille’s bistro-style menu features specialties from New England, Italy, Portugal, France, and Native American cuisines, complemented by a boutique wine list featuring 60 wines from around the world. 


    A Rhode Island tradition for 25 years, Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar serves the freshest daily catch from famed local ports in New England as well as unique offerings flown in daily from around the world. Located in the heart of downtown Providence, we’re only a short walk away from area universities and attractions. 

    India - Patio Dining

    A creative menu offering a blend of contemporary and traditional favorites, a new kitchen & team elevating our food and service, and elegant lighting transforming the entire restaurant. Enjoy our Garden Bar and Patio in the summer and cozy fireplace seating in the winter.

    Rasoi (Pawtucket)

    Rasoi, Hindi for kitchen, is the fruition of a dream by chef Sanjiv and Vandana Dhar. Together with their team, they are able to achieve a balance of healthy food, personalized service, and Indian culture for all of their loved customers. The Rasoi idea is associated with a family kitchen where you are treated as a guest.

    Restaurants open in Newport:

    22 Bowens

    22 Bowen’s is sophisticated, elegant, and easy. It invites guests with a touch of opulence to a world where indulgence is encouraged. Within easy walking distance from major hotels, it’s the ideal spot for your next gathering. Choose from an extensive menu featuring USDA Prime Beef and New England’s finest seafood. On any given evening, a smattering of Newport’s finest come to sink into the soft leather, glass in hand, and be treated to some of the city’s best food and drink.

    Salvation Cafe

    Salvation offers a fresh, innovative menu using local vendors as well as a rotating craft on draft beer selection and exotic tiki-inspired cocktails.

    La Forge Casino Restaurant

    We have happily served thousands of Newport Locals and visitors from around the globe for more than 60 years. We offer an array of local fare, fresh seafood, and many New England favorites.

    The Mooring

    Enjoy panoramic views of Narragansett Bay from virtually every seat in The Mooring’s indoor and outdoor dining space.  Unique and distinctive flavors fuse with specially-selected ingredients that incorporate ‘top-of-catch’ seafood – delivered daily from regional and international fish purveyors – and locally grown, organic produce. From our award-winning scallop chowder to our selection of raw bar and fresh fish selections, to our award-winning wine list – one of the most acclaimed in New England – the choices at the Mooring are abundant. An ideal location for your next private gathering, within walking distance from the hotels and inns.


    Trio’s essence hearkens back to traditional roots with an updated twist. An open-air kitchen is surrounded by the cool, saturated hues reminiscent of a true seaside eatery, intermingled with a nod to the restaurant’s core European influences; al fresco dining can be enjoyed against the backdrop of Narragansett Bay, just steps from the beach.


    Restaurants open outside the city:

    Iron Works

    More gastropub than classic tavern, Iron Works serves innovative and updated takes on American classics, all from a building deeply steeped in the historical fabric of Warwick.

    Avvio Ristorante

    An inspired Italian restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage of Chefs Kevin DiLibero & Greg Coccio, Avvio’s focus is on simple ingredients, sourced both locally and directly from Italy. Prepared with distinct, yet traditional cooking techniques, its menu features Italian classic dishes along with Neapolitan pizzas and wood-fire grilled entrees.

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