Hemenway's
Hemenway's

Hemenway's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4013518570x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Hours
    Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner Hours
    Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call the restaurant for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy Andrade 4013518570x

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is complementary after 5:00pm & a discounted rate at lunch.
A word from Hemenway's
Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’s premiere seafood address. Aspiring to bring you the freshest and highest quality fin-fish, shellfish and mollusks in the United States while delivering genuine hospitality in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Hemenway’s offers an award-winning wine list, customized private dining for up to 45 guests, seasonal al fresco dining and full menu service in the bar area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Hemenway's reviews from OpenTable diners
310 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (217)scenic view (152)fit for foodies (127)romantic (118)good for groups (79)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (62)great for lunch (56)great for outdoor dining (50)vibrant bar scene (34)hot spot (28)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (12)Show More
  • First time at Hemenway's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Enjoyed our first visit to Hemenway's! Good atmosphere with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always outstanding
    J344
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been to all the so-called seafood specialty places and often disappointed, but never disappointed with Hemenway's - rarely can you say that everything is great like this. parking-service-preparation-quality-seafood-steak-dessert (creme brulee trio!)-coffees... Our go-to restaurant for special occasions, family groups, or just because.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a favorite of Providence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and ambience were great! You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special orders don't upset us...
    comehere2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I needed a special restaurant for a very special 80 th birthday celebration. The guest of honor needed a puréed meal. Heather at Hemenway's was so knowledgeable and helpful. She informed all the staff who served us what was needed and we had a wonderful and 'normal'dinner!!! Thank you so much to everyone at Hemenway's, especially Heather!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food but fair service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit to Hemenway's. The food was quite good; however, the service was not what it should have been. We had to constantly remind our server to bring items we requested including bread. We asked for separate checks (party of 4) which was forgotten about. I had the seafood pasta which was a large dish full of delicious seafood. My wife had fried scallops which she liked very much. We were disappointed with the lack of creativity from the bar when asked for a special martini. Not so sure I would rush back given the many other options in Providence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Water Fire Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A memorable visit to a vibrant restaurant with good food and wine,
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hemenways
    diningout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bill, our server was very attentive. Loved rose petals on table! All apps and entrees were delicious! Great location for Waterfire!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OldRoarWarrior
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a lovely dinner before enjoying Providence's unique Waterfire. Very glad we had reservations. There was a long line at the door shortly after we arrived. The restaurant has a very high ceiling which makes the space feel much more voluminous, and helps mitigate the noise, too, I expect. The room feel larger than it is, but in a good way. The food was excellent. She had grilled swordfish and I opted for the seared tuna. It was served very rare, as requested. Danny, our waiter was terrific. A quick sense of humor to match his attentive service. And nice recommendations, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks for a great experience Danny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was awesome, but Hemmenways never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The salads were better than the hot dishes. We order two salads - one with crab, one with yellowfin tuna. We order two hot dishes - clams and linguine, and fried clams - both were way too salty.
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  • localguyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner of lobster and Caesar salad. Our server as very attentive. I wish we lived closer so we could return more often. When we are visiting the area we will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Delight
    SCrawdaddyS
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great Seafood, Atmosphere. and Service. Can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous service and food
    LeefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our server Hollie was fantastic, very attentive but not overbearing. We had the seafood tower, 1/2 price on Mondays, all very fresh and tasty. One of the best restaurants in Providence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Experience
    NYCfoodie7
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated my brother's 60th birthday on a recent Sunday afternoon. They provided a lovely private table that let our party have an intimate dining experience. My sister who was earliest to arrive and found out it was my brother's "special" birthday, and asked the management if they could provide a fabulous cake for dessert. The kitchen informed the maître D ' that all cakes had already been prepared for the day and we're not able to help with this request. The manager said he could send out to a nearby bakery and sent staff to get one. My sister was bowled over. The service and food were more than splendid. I keep going back because the restaurant accommodates your every wish to make your dining experience one to remember!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Do
    CaptainJim2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you are in Providence you simply must eat at Hemenway's. The quality of the food was exceeded only by the quality of the service. If you're looking for a "special" night out go to Hemenway's. You won't be disappointed !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a great experience. Bill, our server was outstanding. Food was great. They timed it perfectly I between meals and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional from beginning to end!
    tuf2please
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I went to Hemenway's on date night the other night. Our expectations were low as we have had a hard time finding good restaurants lately. What a pleasant surprise! From the time we walked in to the time we left, it was nothing but exceptional, exceptional service, exceptional drinks, exceptional appetizers, exceptional meals (the swordfish special was amazing) and exceptional deserts. The price was in line with what I would expect for this level of restaurant, but the difference was Hemenway's is well worth it! We now have a new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KELLY IS THE BEST SERVER EVER!
    dube68
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had such a wonderful time celebrating my boss' birthday. Service was excellent and food was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh local seafood, good ambience.
    ninny13
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This restaurant features locally harvested oysters and clams, but also offers a wide array of fish. I recommend the beet-marinated scallops. Nice wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for seafood in Providence
    bzgirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great location and nice view of the river. Service attentive. Food is reliable and good...not over the top "gourmet" but really good fresh seafood. Dinner was a bit loud for me as I usually go at lunch. They respond when you have a concern (last time we noted the creme brulee didn't have a good consistency nor was it properly "bruleed"...this time...perfect. We were impressed they really listened. Calamari outstanding...oysters (raw and my favorite, Hemenway's style) are the reason we keep on going back. Worth the trip and return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    WB31969
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is an all round restaurant. It can serve any occasion, and it has for me. We have been for a nice Saturday night, as well as a good Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Dinner Spot for Waterfire
    newbie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hemenway's is located at the end of Waterfire and next to Starry Night, so it was easy to go early and enjoy Waterfire before dinner. And parking is validated by Hemenway's, so I think I paid $3 for three hours of valet parking (not counting tip). The Menu was excellent and the food was superb. All in all, it was very easy to pull off a wonderful evening despite the huge crowds of people downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dinner - Start to Finish!
    ninaslcpa
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Promptly seated at a window table for our 8:15 reservation on a Waterfire Saturday night! Special menu at $35 for a three-course meal was a nice addition to the regular menu. All four of us were impressed with the food quality, selection and presentation, as well as the fine service. Our meals were perfectly cooked and served at the appropriate temperature, paired with a couple of bottles of reasonably priced wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hemenway's never disappoints. There is always a lot of energy. Tthe service and atmosphere are great and the food is always so fresh and well prepared. Our waiter Bill was terrific. His knowledge of the menu and timing were perfect. He knows how to make every patron feel like his most important customer. Cocktails and seafood platter at the bar were also terrific. Just wish the cocktail area was a little bigger. Sometimes hard to find a spot. This is one of our favorite spots for a great night out and for a special celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food and service are always top notch. Went on a Waterfire night that made the night just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hemenways - excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We arrrived on time for our reservation and opted to wait just a few minutes for a seat by the window, which over looks the canal in Providence. We had a front row view of the waterfire boats - loaded with wood and ready to light the fires which are just steps away. The food was outstanding, we had calamari with peppers and tuna appetizers, both cooked perfectly and very tasty. The lobster ravioli, pasta with seafood and scallops were terrific, the vibe at Hemenways is very upbeat but not too loud. Service was excellent too. I would go back in a heartbeat!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST OYSTERS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing choice of local oysters. Very flavorful! Waitress Louise shared her knowledge of food & local events with us. She was very gracious. Would go back in a Rhode Island minute!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    MrsF
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hemenways - you cannot go wrong for seafood or steak. Certainly have enjoyed every meal there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food and service
    lv2dine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dinning here was a a great experience. Definitely recommend to all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    Stella
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Super fresh seafood! Oysters were amazing, drinks were tasty and our server was very attentive and intuitive to our needs. Will definitely come again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DRTC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Must eat. I have been coming to providence for 18 years and this restaurant has always been great. Great food, great service, great memories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the Boat
    ob3870
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While the freshness of the seafood was evident, the manner in preperation and culinary vision was lacking. I would recommend it as an adequate choice but nothing more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    TPSS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Amazing food, savored every bite. Great variety of menu choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it !
    OceanPearl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The seafood hot app was excellent, though I prefer a chopped clam casino, the whole clam was a bit chewy. The fried clams were worth the wait. Perfect. Clearly, Hemenways is one of Providence's best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Summerwind
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great seafood and service. Was a perfect find for the night of the water fires.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A most pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were a party of 3, and each chose a different entrée. All were very pleased with the choices, the food was great, the servings substantial, and the service very attentive. We had a "gluten-free" person, and were surprised at your "gluten-free" menu. The flourless chocolate cake was outstanding, as were the other 2 desserts. We will definitely return to Hemenway's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our all-time favorite
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hemenway's was our all-time favorite seafood experience. Linguini with shrimp was delicious. Paella was off-the charts great. Ellie's stuffed shrimp was delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Trishminty
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    What a great find. My husband and I stopped in after Rhode Island best of party. We had already had too much food. We wanted a meal, or so we thought. After we ordered we realized we were not that hungry. Our waiter was excellent and wrapped our food to take home. The food was great even though we couldn't eat it. Excellent leftovers on Friday night when I didn't want to cook anyway. Great views of the river in downtown Providence. I Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a superb time here, mostly due to our waiter, Cory. He made the evening. He paced the meal so we could enjoy our drinks, then our soup and salad, then the main course, without piling everything on top of each other. The food was very good. We splurged and shared a stuffed lobster...very rich! Such an enjoyable experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go if you have all night...........
    xxxxx
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We went on a Monday night. Sat outside, street view only. Slow Service.....Took 45 minutes by the time we got appetizers and they were crab cakes and oysters from the raw bar. Dinner took forever arrived at 9:45pm.... We had a 7:45 reservation and was finished dinner at 10:30 we did not order dessert. Eaten alive by mosquitoes. I wish the food was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate