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“A secret garden”
Review of Crossroad Pub

Crossroad Pub
Ranked #6 of 63 Restaurants in Warren
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Crossroad's is hidden away between Market and Child streets and brings to mind The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This unasumming and yet captivating place is divided into four sections. Upon entering you will find a darkly lit and friendly bar area, followed by a formal dining area, then followed by a bright garden room and beyond is a small function room. We have dined here dozens of times and find the food, service and atomosphere to be both top notch and predictible. We always choose the bright room and truthfully, go there as much for the room as the food itself. The tables are brightly covered, the ceiling has two large skylights, one wall is almost totally glass and you may choose to sit underneath the well established Umbrella tree. A sunny day is fine, yet we relish the room when it is raining or snowing. It is an experience. The food is better than good and i have never had the smallest complaint nor been disatisfied by the taste, quantity or service. Wait staff are upbeat, friendly and attentive. Try this place for an above average and fairly priced dining experience tucked away within a short walk from Main street's quaint antique and gift shops.

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Reviewed 8 July 2011

I probably eat here four or five times a year, and it's always quite good. I especially like coming at Christmas time when the Crossroads is very tastefully decorated.

There are three sitting areas; I prefer the one by the bar and the one by the fireplace. I find the chairs at the far back tables to be uncomfortable, but the two front sections have sturdy wooden tables and chairs and interesting Irish- and New-England-themed decorations. To its credit, although the Crossroads can be considered an Irish or even a British pub, it is thankfully not dripping in Irish kitsch. There is regular Irish entertainment if you need any additional reinforcement of Irish themes. The gorgeous wood of the bar has nice carvings with angels looking down on patrons. Somehow I almost always manage to seat myself beneath the rhinoceros head mounted in the bar section. I don't know why it's there, but it works in that space.

The chowder is inspired with lots of quahogs and dill. There are a few versions of surf-and-turf, excellent hamburgers ("the best hamburger in New England," says one of my friends), quite a few Italian-inspired seafood dishes, and whole-bellied, luscious fried clams.

My favorite, however, are the oversized stuffies (stuffed quahogs). Full of chopped quahogs, spices, and chourico, a spicy Portuguese sausage, you could eat one and a cup of chowder and call it a meal. For what it's worth, I think they're the very best stuffies in Rhode Island. I've taken friends visiting New England from Washington state and North Carolina to the Crossroads Pub for the stuffies, and they were quite impressed.

The cocktails are generous and well made, so beware. The beer list is a little too standard though: Guinness, Bass, Stella Artois, and Harp. I appreciate the presence of Long Trail from Vermont, but one or two more microbrews on tap would be a welcome addition. At one point the Crossroads was serving Dogfish Head's 90-Minute IPA, and I was disappointed to see that it had disappeared. Maybe it was too strong or too hoppy for those inclined to Bass, but something else from a New England (or better yet Rhode Island or Massachusetts) brewery would do the trick.

All in all, this is one of my favorite places to eat in Rhode Island.

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Reviewed 22 July 2008

All resturants strive to obtain a certian charm about itself and Crossroads acheived that success.

You can be seated in 3 different areas, each with their own dinning atmosphere.
One has that elegant dinning room experience, complete with a fire place, a second with a beautiful greenhouse effect, a third with that crowded look, only because it's good.

Of course u can sit at the bar that is absolutly beautiful in a New York style atmosphere.

Their Chowder is " All New England" in taste and I would have to say the Ruben sandwiches are legendary.

It's a little tight in seating because of the close quarters, but the staff is well manered, professional and no matter your taste, everything on the menu should be tried.

My wife just loves this place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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