Providence’s Best (and Worst) Date Spots


Maybe it’s the inspiring autumnal backdrop, the joy that stems from crunchy leaves under our feet, or the fact that it’s the perfect weather for sharing your coat with a new special someone. Whatever the reason may be, the dating season is upon us.

With the help of my fellow Bloggers, I’ve compiled a list of ideal – and unacceptable – date spots, based on factors such as ambience, price, and the probability of something awkward happening. Now go out there and face the horror embrace the beauty that is a first date!


Located on Hope Street, Sawadee is one of your best options for date night. This Thai joint is a Brown student favorite and is a good balance of on- and off-campus eating (i.e. still near campus, but far enough away as to not make you look lazy). It’s also BYOB! The yummy food and cozy (read: small) atmosphere make for good conversation, and will leave your date with the impression that you have an adventurous palate. On a similar note, make sure that the person you’re taking out likes Thai.

Price: $
Atmosphere: 8/10
Avoid: Sitting at one of the shoulder-to-shoulder two tops. One time, my date and I accidentally ate dinner with a former roommate and her entire family. The booths are cozier and more secluded.

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