The name behind Providence New American Kitchen, which opened earlier this year in October of 2012, is named for the Secret Service code name for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the 34th president’s ties to this region. The restaurant is located in the former dining space of The Drum Room located in the Hotel President at 1329 Baltimore has undergone a complete renovation and features reclaimed woods, antique lighting and a series of vintage prints paying homage to America’s past.
Providence New American Kitchen graciously invited me in to try lunch or dinner and the timing was perfect. I have a friend that lives in Maine who happened to be in town and Providence made the perfect lunch date for us.
The dishes at Providence consist of classic Midwestern comfort food with an elevated twist and the scratch kitchen uses many locally sourced ingredients.
Lunch began with one of Providence’s hand crafted cocktails, “The Ida”. This Martini is perfect for fall and winter as it is reminiscent of a spiced apple cider and includes a house dried raw sugar encrusted apple slice.
The lunch entrées included the Apple Wood Smoked Meatloaf, Smoked Chicken Ravioli and Smokehouse Cobb Salad.
Apple Wood Smoked Meatloaf – Served with sour cream mashed potatoes, this dish is the epitome of classic comfort food.
Smoked Chicken Ravioli – Made using local Capo Lindo Farms Chicken, this tender ricotta ravioli is drenched in a glorious brown butter sauce.
Smokehouse Cobb Salad – A perfectly cook tenderloin tops this salad and is filled with Maytag bleu cheese and house cured lamb pancetta all tossed in a smoked tomato vinaigrette.
The desserts at Providence are unique and just as delicious as the entrees. Our favorite was the S’mores dish that includes a made to order chocolate molten cake, house made marshmallow and graham cracker garnish. All of the dishes were winners and our server Jeff did not steer us wrong when we asked for recommendations. Be sure to ask for him when you go, he will take great care of you!
Providence New American Kitchen serves lunch daily from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and nightly dinner seating will begin at 5:00 p.m. Providence New American Kitchen will offer two private dining rooms with full audio/visual capabilities. Each private dining room can accommodate up to ten guests or the two rooms can open up to one, large room for parties of up to 20.
Provenience New American Kitchen is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays or ring in the New Year. It will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. serving the full menu with a Prime Rib Dinner special for $24.95.
The New Year’s Eve Chef Specials includes complimentary champagne toast at midnight with the following menu:
· Dry Aged Tenderloin with Trio of Lobster: prime tenderloin served with grilled lobster tail, lobster brandade and a lobster bordelaise sauce – $36
· Tasting of Heritage Pork: glazed pork belly, smoked wild boar chop and crispy trotter croquette served with truffle scented faro – $28
I wish to thank Providence new American Kitchen for an amazing lunch and the chance to share it with my dear friend whom I only get see about once a year.
Although the dishes were complimentary, the views are my own and in my opinion, Providence New American Kitchen is a great new addition the KC food scene and something that you are missing! Make reservations soon!
In Good Taste,