Is it the prime location, across from Trinity, on the busy intersection? Is it the chance to see a local celeb (Mayor Cicilline) or an international one (Sting)? Whatever the cachet, BRAVO BRASSERIE has definitely cashed in on it — especially with its outdoor tables, which make an early spring appearance and remain through late fall. Conversational intensity never flags, as couples and foursomes enjoy sitting outside every bit as much as sipping cocktails, picking at salads, dipping pommes frites into sauce, slurping mussels, scarfing burgers, or munching lobster clubs. The food is not incidental to the scene, however; it’s inventive and well-executed, from seafood dishes to house-made sorbets. And with the “wallpaper” on Empire Street a constant people parade, who knows? Maybe a Hollywood producer will happen by and discover you!
Bravo Brasserie | 123 Empire Street, Providence | 401.490.5112 | bravobrasserie.com