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Bluefin Grille & AQUA

Two tasty options for hotel guests and diners out on the town


Bluefin GrilleOne Orms Street, Providence | 401-272-5852
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am10pm; Saturday 7am10pm | Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Cuisine: American | Bar: Full bar | Price Range: $10-$32 |Kid Menu: Yes |
Parking: Private lot | Reservations: Yes | Ambience: Sophisticated | Catering: Yes

AquqOne Orms Street, Providence | 401-272-2400

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am10pm; FridaySaturday 11am11pm; Sunday 11am5pm | Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner | Cuisine: Contemporary American | Price Range: $9-$17 | Bar: Full bar | Kid Menu: No | Outdoor Seating: Yes | Reservations: Yes | Ambience: Sophisticated | Catering: Yes

The Providence Marriott Downtown holds two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, Bluefin Grille and Aqua. Open to the public and hotel visitors alike, the locally-owned restaurants showcase the best of seasonal dining.

Bluefin Grille
Bluefin Grille offers a uniquely casual approach to fine dining. Upscale décor and exceptional service meets high-end yet affordable food. Led by venerable Executive Chef Franco Paterno, the kitchen crafts breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and a lavish breakfast buffet on the weekends. The specialty here is locally sourced seafood. In addition to masterfully prepared littlenecks, tuna, salmon, shrimp and scallops, the menu also includes choice cuts of steak, pork and chicken. The versatile space allows for a variety of dining experiences. A romantic dinner can be had in an intimate corner while burgers and beers can be enjoyed with friends at the lounge. The Chef’s Table Series gives guests an exclusive opportunity to have a designated chef cook a few of the five courses offered table-side. The interactive signature event, which can accommodate up to ten guests with an advanced reservation, expertly pairs wine with each course.

The only poolside restaurant in Providence, Aqua is truly a feast for the senses. Personal cabanas, gorgeous soft seating and a trendy bar dot the expansive outdoor dining space. This is a true taste of paradise, whether it’s for an express lunch, an after-work romp or a relaxing weekend retreat. And with all of the menu items under $20, it’s an affordably cool escape from the day to day.


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