Group Dining Venues in Rhode Island With The Best Eats and Drinks

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Rhode Island, despite its small size, boasts an impressive array of culinary delights, and what better way to experience them than through group dining? Whether you’re planning a gathering with friends, family, or colleagues, the Ocean State offers an abundance of venues that tantalize the taste buds and quench the thirst. From cozy bistros serving up local seafood specialties to lively breweries pouring craft beers, Rhode Island’s group dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Join me as we explore some of the finest establishments where exceptional eats and drinks come together to create unforgettable dining experiences.

Best Eats 

Scotti’s Salumeria
4654 Post Rd, East Greenwich, RI 02818

Italian Food 

Interested in having your event on our patio, or renting out our dining room? You’re in the right place. We’d love to work with you to plan your perfect party. Inquire on our listing to get the process started to plan your most memorable event yet! We offer classic Italian dishes and authentic family flavors. We strive every day to bring the taste and feeling of Italy to Scotti’s.

The bar at Scotti’s Salumeria filled with delicious wine
The bar at Scotti’s Salumeria filled with delicious wine

Cassarino’s Restaurant
177 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Italian Food

From office events to birthday parties, any celebration can benefit from great food and attentive staff. Contact Cassarino’s Restaurant when you’re looking for Providence events and catering you can trust. We’ve been the premier restaurant for delectable Italian cuisine since 1988.

Cassarino's First Floor Dining room with iconic Providence Waterfire Art
Cassarino’s First Floor Dining room with iconic Providence Waterfire Art

Waterman Grille
4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906

American small plates & mains

Offering a setting that is unlike any other in Providence, Waterman Grille is situated along the Seekonk River in a former bridge gatehouse that dates back to 1871. Waterman Grille offers an array of custom spaces for your private event.

The bar at Waterman Grille
The bar at Waterman Grille

Durk’s BBQ
33 Aborn St, Providence, RI 02903

BBQ

At Durk’s, we understand that not everyone is in the mood for BBQ. That’s why we offer an ever-changing menu designed to please a variety of palates. Our chefs are always happy to accommodate dietary preferences, and we have plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. We are excited to serve you and your guest for your next private event, birthday party, or large gathering!

A classic bbq spread served at the bat at Durk's
A classic bbq spread served at the bat at Durk’s

Seoul Providence
3 Davol Square, Providence, RI 02903

Korean cuisine with a modern twist

Experience the epitome of exclusivity and culinary indulgence by hosting your private dining event at Seoul Providence. Nestled in the heart of Seoul, this upscale venue offers a sophisticated and intimate setting for your special occasion. The private dining experience at Seoul Providence is tailored to exceed expectations, with personalized menus crafted by renowned chefs, showcasing the finest Korean cuisine with a modern twist.

Assorted dishes at Seoul Providence
Assorted dishes at Seoul Providence

The Centredale Revival
2025 Smith St, North Providence, RI 02911

American 

A staple in the north providence community. The Centredale Revival has great food and a comfortable atmosphere. Grab your friends and come on in for a great meal and selection of drinks. Open lunch, dinner, and late night!

An Oreo hot fudge sundae at The Centredale Revival
An Oreo hot fudge sundae at The Centredale Revival

Best Drinks

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co.
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840

Brewery & Distillery

Since 1999 we have been a staple in the community, producing a wide range of beers and spirits. We are always brewing and distilling something new while not straying away from the staples we have become known for in the community. With our newly renovated space, we have multiple areas to host your event in, with both indoor and outdoor spaces being available as well as lawn games!

The bar with a selection of local brews and spirits
The bar with a selection of local brews and spirits

Long Live Beerworks
40R Sprague St, Providence, RI 02907

Brewery

At Long Live Beerworks we are passionate about brewing great beers and creating a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to enjoy them! Our prime location on Providence’s West End / South Side border is accessible to many visitors. The building features lots of natural light, exposed brick and carefully considered architectural touches, including a mezzanine with lots of seating. It is the perfect venue for your next gathering.

Brews on the bar at Long Live Beerworks
Brews on the bar at Long Live Beerworks

Marcelino’s Boutique Bar
1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903

Cocktail Bar

Picture yourself growing up on the Mediterranean, watching the elders craft the most wonderful flavors from scratch—wine, Arak, syrup, and more—using the natural ingredients surrounding them. Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh fruit cooking outside your window, then peering out and watching people crush berries under their feet. Experiences like these become the soul of your past and inspire your present. That feeling is at the heart of the immersive craft cocktail experience here at Marcelino’s.

Bartender garnishing a cocktail at Marcelino's
Bartender garnishing a cocktail at Marcelino’s

Layali
36 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903

Cocktail bar

Layali Restaurant Bar is located in the financial district downtown Providence offering the perfect backdrop for any occasion!

Cheering for great drinks at Layali!
Cheering for great drinks at Layali!

345 by Plant City Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar
345 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903

Cocktail Bar

345 by Plant City is a plant-based and vegan speakeasy lounge & mixology cocktail bar. Located next door to the main Plant City building, the intimate bar and seating area is a cozy home for creative small plates and innovative drinks. The rotating menu features an ever-changing array of eclectic concoctions, fresh mocktails, and elevated snacks.

The bar at Plant City speakeasy
The bar at Plant City speakeasy

Trinity Brewhouse
186 Fountain St, Providence, RI 02903

Brewery

Trinity Brewhouse was established in late 1994 as one of the first brewpub restaurants in New England. Our beer is crafted with the finest quality ingredients from around the world and filtered Scituate Reservoir water from right here in Little Rhody. The beers, ales, porters, and stouts available at the Brewhouse are brewed on premises – ensuring a high quality product that is always satisfying and never flat. Our Brewmaster takes great pride in providing our customers with the freshest beer in the city.

Indoor seating at Trinity Brewhouse
Indoor seating at Trinity Brewhouse

In conclusion, Rhode Island boasts an abundance of remarkable group dining venues, each offering its own culinary delights. While we’ve only highlighted a handful, the state is brimming with even more hidden gems waiting to be discovered. So gather your loved ones and embark on your own culinary journey through the Ocean State. With so many fantastic options, every meal promises to be an unforgettable experience. Cheers to the endless flavors and moments yet to be savored in Rhode Island!

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