I love food! To me, food offers comfort and security. In addition, cuisine is a cultural expression and represents an opportunity to more thoroughly understand and appreciate a particular culture or region. When traveling I make it a point to taste local specialties as a way of enriching my travel experience. Someone recently suggested that I share my favorite restaurants with my readers because of my great interest in food. Keep in mind that food preferences are very different from person to person and also that a restaurant experience is about so much more than the food.
We always gravitate to restaurants that offer beautiful scenery as well as good food. Rhode Island does not have a “top of the skyscraper” restaurant, so views tend to be of scenes of nature. Here are my favorite restaurants with a view in RI. Note that they both have excellent food as well:
1. Boathouse, 227 Schooner Drive, Tiverton, RI (gorgeous view of Narragansett Bay)
2. Matunuck Oyster Bar, 629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown, RI (very tranquil salt water cove; especially beautiful at sunset)