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Those Who Miss Rendezvous Should Head to Rhode Island

Steve Johnson's new restaurant, The Red Dory, should open this month in Tiverton.

Nine-year-old Central Square staple Rendezvous closed this past June with chef/owner Steve Johnson tweeting that he was looking forward to spending more time at his second home in Westport, where he'd enjoy "more sunshine, fresh air and salt water" and open a new restaurant in nearby Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Now, that restaurant is almost here, with the website promising a November opening. The Red Dory will be "a casual fine-dining restaurant" that focuses on "Mediterranean-style seafood dishes and featur[es] ingredients from local farmers and fishermen." There's also a fair amount of pasta on the menu, including at least one old favorite from Rendezvous, the toasted orecchiette with veal meatballs. Here's the full menu.

Located on the Sakonnet River, the restaurant will be open five days a week, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.