Created by and for foodies, Local 121 prides itself on using locally grown produce and meats to create its innovative, New American bistro cuisine. Fresh market fare fills the menu daily, and it all comes from small-scale New England farmers, cheese makers, and other food artisans.
Regional fare include jonnycakes, Point Judith fried calamari and bacon-wrapped grilled Bomster scallops for starters; the mains may feature white-wine steamed Matunuck clams, locally raised beef or roasted chicken, or fresh homemade pasta with seasonal vegetables.
The room is a bit haute for the vibe, but it’s ambitious charm and flair for the amusingly dramatic somehow works. Locals love it and recommend it highly, and it’s a buzzworthy winner on the Providence culinary scene.
Not up for a full-on sit-down dinner? Have a drink in the restaurant adjacent Tap Room bar, with its wine-bottle stained glass windows and it’s roguishly cool atmosphere. The restaurant’s full menu is served weekends til 11pm.