It may be a gray and gloomy December morning, but a happy crowd of locals has already assembled to get a jump start on their day at Buttonwoods 416, a popular gathering spot tucked in a plaza just off Buttonwoods Avenue. Here at this cozy bistro-style restaurant, a certain calmness has descended on this roomful of diners, an unusual calm despite all the hustle and bustle of this busy holiday season. Every corner of the restaurant is filled with those who come from all walks of life and from all regions of the state. They have all come here for one reason ~ to mingle with friends over a cup of hot coffee, to read the paper while grazing on a platter of eggs and bacon, and to reconnect with loved ones in the quiet of a familiar and welcoming place.
Buttonwoods 416 is an intimate and inviting restaurant which was opened by owners Jackie and Tony Fiore sixteen years ago. Over the course of those years, Jackie and Tony have devoted all their energy to the many customers who frequent this local gem in Warwick. Loyal customers and newcomers alike know Buttonwoods 416 for Tony’s homemade and wholesome breakfasts, lunches and Friday night dinners, and for Jackie’s warmth and unflagging hospitality.
Every dish from Tony’s kitchen is made to order, from his light and fluffy pancakes to his creamy clam chowder to the authentic Italian dishes that fill the dinner menu on Friday nights. Breakfast options include a long list of delectable omelets, egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, French Toast, bacon, sausage, home fries and hash.
The lunch and dinner menus are equally as enticing, from sandwiches, soups, salads, hotdogs and hamburgers. Tony is famous for his clam chowder and clam cakes, to say nothing of his always popular signature Fish & Chips. There are fries and onion rings and Stuffies. Dinner includes all-time favorites such as Meatloaf, Pasta dishes, Veal, Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana, and so much more.
Diners who frequent Buttonwoods love their daily menu and their crowd-pleasing specials. There are Sweet Italian Sausage omelets with mushrooms, tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella. There is Lemon Bread French Toast and a Grilled Ham, Tomato, Egg and cheese sandwich served on a bagel.
Buttonwoods 416 is located at 416 Buttonwoods Avenue. Open Tues-Thurs, 6:30am - 2:00pm, Friday, 6:30 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday, 6:30am – 2:00pm & Sundays, 6:30am - 1:00 pm, (breakfast only on Sundays). Closed on Mondays. For take-out, call 401-738-7571 or visit them at www.buttonwoods416.com. Don’t forget that Buttonwoods is BYOB!
As 2018 comes to a close, the crew at Buttonwoods 416 sends you the warmest wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season. As they celebrate their 16th year in business, they reflect on the many customers they have served and grown to know over all those years and they say thank you.
Buttonwoods 416 will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Days.