The Sunnyside: "Always a sunny day" Top 5 Page for this destination Providence Restaurant Tip by Bunsch
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To be honest, I'm a little ambivalent about telling you about the Sunnyside, because it is already immensely popular and that means it's almost always a wait to get a table, so why spread the word? Only because it's fabulous, and it would be a shame for a visitor (at least, a visitor with access to a car) to miss it.
Three seasons of the year, you can sit looking out the huge windows on three sides of the restaurant, looking at the water or perhaps the lovely little garden, which is pretty even in the snow. When summer arrives, the place to be is on the outdoor patio. The accommodations are cozy inside -- beadboard walls, open beamed ceilings, chairs with comfortable cushions -- and the kitchen is open to view. Everything prepared is fresh and local -- and beautifully presented. The problem is always what to choose, becaue I've never been disappointed. the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. As soon as you sit down, a little tray with a couple of mini-muffins (craisin and pecan) arrives with homemade jam and butter. Welcome!
Breakfast and lunch are served 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesdays-Fridays; brunch from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturdays and Sunday.
(Cooking classes are also available here, if you're around for a longer visit. Check the website for details.)
Updated October 2013: Sadly, the Sunnyside has closed. The word is that the chefs are developing a new Warren location. I'll keep you posted.
Favorite Dish: Start with wood-grilled grapefruit. Then it's a toss-up: codfish cakes with red and green peppers with poached eggs, Hollandaise and chives, or the baked raisin French toast with sauteed apples and real maple syrup.
Address: 267 Water Street, Warren, RI
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: If coming south from Providence on Route 114, bear right at the first light in Warren (there is a liquor store on your right) and follow Water Street to the restaurant, which is right on the water behind another structure.
Phone: (401) 247-1200
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