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Fabulous Fall Flavors at Gracie’s

The time has come to say goodbye to all of our favorite summer ingredients. But the exodus of tomatoes and basil marks the arrival of fabulous fall flavors. The menu at Gracie’s is making its own transition, as dictated by the changing seasons. Let us entertain your palate with New England’s finest autumnal offerings.   […]


Ellie’s Autumn Beverage Delights

It seems that summer is finally letting go and autumn is here to stay, which makes it the perfect time to debut our new fall drink menu! Whether you’re craving something quintessentially pumpkin or in need of a homeopathic cold-and-flu remedy, this season’s beverages are sure to delight across the board. The Pick-Me-Up is a […]


New Espresso Blend + September Drink Specials

September in Rhode Island: the farm fresh produce is still delicious and abundant, but patches of yellow leaves seem to crop up relentlessly in the tree tops. We tried to capture this change of season with our latest drink specials for the month. For those warm, sunny days that make you want to hit the beach one last time, […]


Ellie’s Early Autumn Menu Melodies

The start of a new season means new updates to the breakfast and lunch menus at Ellie’s! The following items, created by Executive Chef Matt Varga of sister restaurant Gracie’s further down Washington Street, are a delicious reflection of what local farmers are currently supplying to our kitchens. Our seasonal “tartine” showcases September’s abundance of […]


Our Culture

by Stephen Willson – Front of House Manager The culture at Gracie’s is one which I hope is not unique to our magical little restaurant. I would like to believe that there are countless other restaurants in the world with similar values and goals as ours. We are trying to change the world for the […]


Ellie’s July Macaron Collection

It seems that summer is finally here, and our July macaron collection is the perfect light and refreshing antidote to Rhode Island’s hot and humid days. This month’s collection took its inspiration from novelty “ice cream,” one of our favorite summer treats, which we also sandwich between macaron shells in our signature Macaron Millie ice […]


Gracie’s duo Sommeliers

By Nicole Dupuis Just as ten years ago, the farm-to-table and fine dining culture in Rhode Island was only just beginning to take root, Rhode Islanders are now turning increasingly towards more unique and exciting wines, with an eye for quality and an appetite for experimentation. This shift in Rhode Island’s drinking culture led to […]


Sucrée – A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soirée

Let’s start with dessert! We are so excited to announce the next installment in our newest dinner series, Sucree: A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soiree! Join us on Monday August 28th, 2017 for our second ever dessert-focused dining event, which will take place at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach in beautiful Newport, RI. The evening […]


Providence Restaurant Weeks July 2017

Gracie’s will participate in this Summer’s restaurant week starting Tuesday, July 11th through Saturday, July 29th. Throughout the entire month of July, we will offer our three course pre fixe menu for $34.95.  We are also offering wine pairings with each course for an additional $28. It’s a steal! Gracie’s has been participating in Restaurant […]


Bastille Day at Ellie’s

Shortly after the 4th of July comes another holiday equally close to our hearts—France’s Bastille Day! While not as well known or celebrated in the U.S, the 14th of July marks the first moments of the French Revolution that began with the Storming of the Bastille, an infamous fortress-prison, in 1789. On the same day […]


Our Rooftop Garden

If you happen to dine at Gracie’s this summer, chances are pretty good that you will eat something from our rooftop garden. For the past 9 years, Gracie’s has been making use of the garden space atop the Peerless building on the corner of Westminster and Union Streets in downtown Providence. Each year we get […]


The June Macaron Collection and Macaron Millie

Warmer weather is here (or so we think?), and with it we’re delighted to introduce not ONLY our June macaron collection, but also our signature line of macaron ice cream sandwiches! Get ready to enjoy these adorable French treats in a variety of forms and flavors throughout the summer. Our June macaron collection was inspired […]


Ellie’s Spring Menu

It’s always an exciting time at Ellie’s when we switch up our menu selections to reflect the best of New England’s seasonal bounty. From breakfast to lunch to sodas and snacks in between, here’s how we’re making the most of what May has to offer! Buttermilk Biscuit. This newest addition to the pastry case replaces […]


Gracie’s Spring Menu

Spring ingredients are finally available locally! Peas, ramps, asparagus, and fiddlehead ferns are just some of the brightly flavored ingredients showing up on the new menu at Gracie’s. This is, perhaps, the most exciting season of the year in regards to local ingredients. Unfortunately for us New Englanders, this is also one of the shortest […]


Gracie’s wins 6th AAA Four-Diamond Award

We are honored to receive the AAA 4-Diamond Award for the sixth year in a row! Every single member of our team plays an important role in our continued success. Yes, our team is filled with hard working, talented individuals dedicated to their craft, their values, and the values of the Venture. For this, we […]


Mother’s Day on Washington Street

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 14th! Treat the wonderful woman in your life to a Mother’s Day experience as magnificent as she is. Gracie’s will open our doors for dinner service starting at 4:00pm, and will offer our full array of dining options including prix fixe, à la carte, 3-course […]