We are pleased to introduce Rhody Gem, a new monthly column in Providence Monthly. We’re always being thanked for spotlighting the “hidden gems” of the state, and in our ongoing efforts to leave no stone unturned, we’re putting the call out to our readership! Each month we’ll spotlight a Rhody Gem: a business, artisan, or place lead to us by our faithful readers.
What it is:
The Red Fez is a downtown restaurant with a speakeasy feel. Off the main drag, find this eclectic spot beneath the shingle displaying that iconic cylindrical hat. The interior design can be described as darkly lit Wisconsin Gothic, with sports mounted deer heads, wood paneling, playful artwork, and string lights glowing around the bar. Terrific craft cocktails and beer selections pair with comfort foods like poutine, mac-and-cheese, burgers, and rotating entrees that make this haunt a favorite for locals in the know.
Where to find it:
Tucked away between Pine and Friendship Streets. Look for the hat.
What makes it a Rhody Gem?
The Red Fez epitomizes the spirit of an artistic bistro with its cozy trappings and seasonal round-up of comfort foods. They're generally open on the late side making it that perfect spot for a fancy nightcap (call first to check).
49 Peck Street