Hemenway's
Hemenway's

Hemenway's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (401) 351-8570
  • 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
281 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (167)scenic view (130)fit for foodies (129)romantic (89)good for groups (84)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (53)hot spot (47)great for lunch (47)great for outdoor dining (34)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (17)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Hemenway's is my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    Hemenway's is my favorite resturant. Food is fantastic and so is the service. I try to go there every time there is a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For us, Hemenway's is the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2009
    For us, Hemenway's is the first choice for seafood in New England. Freshness, preparation, ambience and excellent knowledgable service add up to a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2009
    This was our first visit to Hemenways. It will not be our last. The food and ambiance were excellent. Our server, Steven, gave us great service. He was both personable and efficient. Definitely, a pleasant dining experience.
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  • Everything about our meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    Everything about our meal was what we hoped for. Excellent food, great variety, awesome view. Our seating was on time, we were not hurried through our meal and we got the table we requested.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always good. always very strong
    AdamVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2009
    always good. always very strong in the local seafood department. fabulous oysters. Overall a great place. very worth it. classic calamari is worth it every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time in Providence,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    First time in Providence, everyone recommended Hemenways. We were not disappointed, food was great, service excellent. Prices were reasonable for such a popular restaurant. Would stronly recommend for any occasion
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • We have always enjoyed ourselves
    PatinaVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    We have always enjoyed ourselves at Hemenway's. The meals are always superb. Service is right on spot and the atmosphere is very pretty on the river in the heart of Providence, RI. My only complaint is that we felt rushed. Our courses came out very quickly. We will visit again for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    This was a great experience. Service was prompt and friendly - food was very good from bread to carrot cake. The restaurant had a great energy - not frenetic, but lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to Hemenway's to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    I went to Hemenway's to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday and every detail of our dining experience was just perfect. As a long-time diner with Hemenway's, the staff seated us next to a window with a panoramic view of downtown Providence and the waterfront. We were also seated in the section of our favorite server, Diane, a consummate professional. Once we had ordered our entrees and had enjoyed the oven-fresh rolls, Diane brought over a complimentary appetizer of coconut/almond crusted shrimp. Delicious! She also brought us a delicious molten chocolate cake with strawberry filling--also complimentary--for dessert. Overall, Hemenway's is a fantastic restaurant for birthdays, anniversarys, and other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and Nancy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    The food was great and Nancy was terrific! We'll be back?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome service and great
    JTMoss
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    Awesome service and great location. Swordfish and scallops were overcooked and too much adobo.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hemenway's is always a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2009
    Hemenway's is always a wonderful experience, which is why I keep going back. The service is prompt and always with a smile. And of course the food is consistently delicious, fresh and placed on the plate with an aesthetic touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not expect broiled scallops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    Did not expect broiled scallops to come with bread crumbs.It should have specified that on the menue.I am dieting & tried to choose a low calorie entrea.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was a bit slow but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2009
    Service was a bit slow but compensated for generously without complaint from us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We took my Dad out for his
    Cricket
    Dined on 4/5/2009
    We took my Dad out for his birthday and it was a wonderful experience. Danny our waiter was super! He made all 7 of us feel at home. This was my second time at Hemenway's and the food was top notch! The restaurant comfirmed our reservations by phone and when we arrived we were seated right on time. Danny told us that we could mix and match anything we wanted on the menu. All 7 of us were very pleased. My sister-in law was not fond of her choice of salad dressing and as soon as our waiter was told, he brought her out another one. If you really want to have excellent food,service and a good time, try Hemenway's. You will be glad that you did
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service, a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    Outstanding service, a special meal from start to finish. An impressive 'compliments of the chef' ahi tuna appetizer was a pleasant surprise. We would definitely return, but we are out-of-towners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Food and service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    Food and service was outstanding. Waitress and kitchen took extra concern regarding my wife's food allergy.
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  • Service prompt despite a busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    Service prompt despite a busy restaurant. . Food excellent. House wines OK but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been going to Hemenway's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2009
    I've been going to Hemenway's for decades - they have never disappointed me and this time was no exception. Excellent overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our fourth time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2009
    This is our fourth time dining here and each time we go we always leave there wanting to return.. What can we say other then great food and great service. A+ restaurant. We tell everyone about Hemenways . Just a great restaurant overall.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent fresh fish, well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2009
    Excellent fresh fish, well prepared. Wait staff very knowledgeable. Lobster/crabcake appetizer was awesome. Nicely laid out, tables by windows overlooking river. High ceilings make for moderate noise level - lively, energetic. We will be back again this summer as this appeared to be beautiful area to stroll through when the climate comes around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great personalized service.
    Cricket
    Dined on 3/27/2009
    Great personalized service. Our waiter Danny made our 1st experience at the restaurant a phenomenal one. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was wonderful. Danny recommended certain appetizers and we went with his suggestions. The sesame tuna as well as the calamari with hot peppers were delightful! Danny brought us some samples of Macadamia shrimp that you would die for. The Clam Chowder was the best I ever tasted. Our entrée was exceptionally cooked to perfection. The staff even asked us to cut into our steaks to be sure they were as we ordered them. Parking was validated and our car was parked for us. I will be going back again next week for my Dads 75 birthday. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood menu. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/24/2009
    Excellent seafood menu. I had the scallops which was delicious! Everything was perfect! It was very busy for a Tuesday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and Service were excellent.
    newbyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2009
    Food and Service were excellent. I had a fantastic evening with family.
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  • Wonderful!!! Seafood and Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    Wonderful!!! Seafood and Steak were exceptional. Chocolate cake was to die for. All staff were friendly and took great care of us. View of the water was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu is not extensive, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    Menu is not extensive, but the seafood is delicious and attractive, outstanding even in Seafood Heaven New England. Excellent, attractive view of the Providence River, riverside parks, and the downtown Providence skyline, a nice mixture of old and new architecture.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location along the river
    TonyPVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2009
    Great location along the river for either lunch or dinner. Food was great. Both I and my guest had a tuna dish over rice. The tuna was sushi grade, and prepared just as we had requested. Great location to meet a business associate for lunch, service was quick to allow lunch and return to the office.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our meal.The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2009
    We enjoyed our meal.The food was great. Our server Frank, could not have been better. We had to wait for a member of our party, but we never felt rushed. Frank even got on the phone to give a member of our party directions. My husband and I have been there several times. It was great to hear from everyone with us what a nice place it was to visit.
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    special occasion
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  • We were in Providence for
    rdvmusic
    Dined on 3/12/2009
    We were in Providence for a conference and had four people at our table. We ordered two of the 5 course dinners for 2 and selected every possible combination to share. Good food and great fun. We would definitely return next time we are in the area.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Hemenway's
    oldgolfer27
    Dined on 3/12/2009
    We have been to Hemenway's twice now and have enjoyed it both times. The rest is vibrant with great food, a pretty good wine list and very good service. If you like fish that is fresh and isn't drowning in some overbearing sauce that undercuts the flavor, this is the place to go. If you don't make reservations, there is a small group of tables near the bar to accommodate walk-ins.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding all around. Food
    bermudaonionVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2009
    Outstanding all around. Food was great; ambiance terrific... Our waitress was just wonderful and really knew the menu and wines. She made the experience all the better. The Manager / Maitre'D was also wonderful; so attentive and had taken our special request for a table and managed it. Food was just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Our experience at Hemenway's
    MAOutsider
    Dined on 3/7/2009
    Our experience at Hemenway's was exactly what we anticipated, it was excellent. The Raw Bar selections were wonderful. We enjoyed each course served. Additionally, our waiter was prompt and courteous. I hope the next time we go to Hemenway's we will be fortunate enough to get the same waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistantly good.Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2009
    Always consistantly good.Great raw bar and energenic bar scene
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a restaurant that
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 3/1/2009
    This is a restaurant that I frequent about 6-10 times a year. The food is great and always fresh. From the delicious house salad (love the creamy, honey-curry dresssing) to the great entrees - everything is fresh. Great variety of seafood offered as well as steaks and other "turf" foods - but have the seafood! Ask for Diane as your server if you want an attentive and funny server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our food, service, and special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2009
    Our food, service, and special accommodation needs expectations were met and exceeded by the highly professional and warm staff. As a result, we celebrated a double special occasion with ease and throughly enjoyed every course. This restaurant has become a renewed favorite!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Hemenway's offers excellent
    WolfVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2009
    Hemenway's offers excellent seafood, good wines, andgreat serviceat a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was very fresh. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/19/2009
    The food was very fresh. The service was great. We were welcomed as soon as we stepped inside. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time...will defintely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/18/2009
    First time...will defintely be back. Excellent, friendly service. Food was amazing. Restaurant was comfortable and ambiance was nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the $89 winter special
    QuincyDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Had the $89 winter special for two, including a bottle of wine. Nice deal in these difficult times. Food was OK, not exceptional. Service was the best ever!
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  • As always, had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    As always, had a great experience. This time on Valentine's Day. We were both amazed that the service was so good on such a busy night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic