Winners: Best Place to Take a Date in Rhode Island

Find out which restaurants Patch readers voted the best in the state for a romantic night on the town.

Throughout Rhode Island, Patch polled readers to find out what is the best restaurant to take a date for a night out on the town. After five days of voting, the winners are in.

Check out who won below and let us know which you think is best in the domment section below. Even better, Pick one of the featured restaurants for your next night out and let us know how it went.

BarringtonTong-D Fine Thai Cuisine, 156 County Road, Barrington; Madigan’s Café and Wine Bar, 328 County Road, Barrington.

Bristol/WarrenS.S. Dion, 520 Thames St., Bristol.

CoventryCafe Gianna, 951 Tiogue Ave., Coventry.

Cranston: Spain, 1073 Reservoir Ave., Cranston.

East GreenwichLa Masseria, 223 Main St., East Greenwich.

East ProvidenceIchigo Ichie, 5 Catamore Blvd., East Providence.

JohnstonLuigi's Restaurant, 1357 Hartford Ave., Johnston.

MiddletownAtlantic Beach Club, 53 Purgatory Road, Middletown.

NarragansettSpain of Narragansett, 1144 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

NewportTucker's Bistro, 150 Broadway, Newport.

North KingstownTavern by the Sea, 16 West Main St., North Kingstown.

Portsmouth15 Point Road restaurant, 15 Point Road, Portsmouth.

SeekonkThe Old Grist Mill Tavern, 390 Fall River Ave., Seekonk.

South Kingstown: Matunuck Oyster Bar, 629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown.

TivertonThe Black Goose, 2160 Main Road, Tiverton.

WoonsocketVintage Restaurant, 2 S. Main St., Woonsocket.

Next week, check back with Patch to vote on the most reliable mechanic in each city or town.

stephen grant February 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM
My wife an myself love the S.S. Dion.
stephen grant February 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Me and my wife love the S. S. Dion. Went there for Valentine's Day and had a great dinner.
Reader February 19, 2012 at 05:00 PM
In Tiverton would definitely place Boathouse, 524, or Stonebridge Restaurant ahead of the sandwich counter with no parking! Or Nonni's!
Cranky Yankee February 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Spain of Narragansett is top-notch and unique; the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown is legendary and right on the ocean; Tiverton's Boathouse is excellent, though not very intimate; and I would add Providence's Mediterraneo and Capital Grille to the list. I can't even imagine Nonni's or the Black Goose as a 'romantic' choice ...
Joe Sousa. February 20, 2012 at 02:09 PM
When two people are in love ,even Burger King can be romantic. Spontaneity, engaging conversation, and who can pass up those french fries .
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 02:20 PM
so, Joe, if you were planning a romantic dinner for your partner, you would reserve a table at Burger King? That's the point of the poll, where would you PLAN to take someone for a romantic meal.
Joe Sousa. February 20, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Dan, I am saying if you have to spend hundreds to impress a date you lack in other areas. If you don't like my comment don't read it .
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
so, you would take your partner to BK for valentine's day? It is not about liking or disliking, I was educating you Joe. Yes, a stopover in BK can be fun and even romantic, but you do not have to spend "hundreds" as you put - (are all those places on this list that expensive? I have been to a few of them and got out at under $60 for a family of 4 most times).
Joe Sousa. February 20, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Sounds like you have to make up for the short falls, or shortness in your case.
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
so, taking someone out to a nice dinner is "making up" for something? You are a very small minded man.
Mark Wyman February 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
So Joe if you have to spend thousands on a Harley what do you lack that you are trying to make up for?
Renee Cwiek February 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
When my husband and I were first married 22 years ago and literally had nothing, going to BK would have been fine. After 22 years and 3 kids....I deserve and expect much more than a burger. I think a good husband would realize that.
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
and he deserves better too. Nothing wrong with treating each other to a nice meal. after all, when you are married or co-habitating, your money belongs to you as a couple (in most cases). so in a marriage, you are both treating yourselves, as well as each other to a nice, romantic meal.
Renee Cwiek February 20, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Very true Dan. In my case, my husband would much rather stay home. He doesn't enjoy going out to eat. I always make sure I do something for him that I know he'll like and appreciate and he takes me out to eat.
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 06:42 PM
There you go, that is what a relationship is all about. (and i congratulate you on finding it!)
Renee Cwiek February 20, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Joe, did your girlfriend enjoy the dinner you made her? It sounded delicious.
Joe Sousa. February 20, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I'll just say she showed her appreciation. We enjoy many things together.
Renee Cwiek February 20, 2012 at 07:50 PM
lol...well that's good. I'm glad she enjoyed it.
Dan D February 20, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Frankly Joe, you need to get a life. Your constant personal attacks on people is really out of control.


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