Excellent Food and ServiceIf you want fresh seafood, excellent service from a knowledgable staff that is customer focused the moment you walk in this is the place for your next diner party. The restaurant has a nice view of the city and is adjacent to a park which affords the restaurant some nice additional outdoor dining options.
The staff was very helpful to a first time guest and their recommendations were terrific.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the restaurant wasAlthough the restaurant was not full, by any means.....we were denied a 6pm reservation. Why? Service was very good, pleasant servers, food yummy.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe view of the water and activity outside was a nice addition to a great meal. The later part of our service was a little slow, but we were a group of 7 and no one seemed to mind (I just noticed as the planner). Service was very professional at all times, and food was exceptional. I highly recommend for special occassions.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed dinnerGreat food. The view of the water and of Providence was amazing!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly Service and Good FoodThe experience at Hemmingways was very good overall. Our server had a great personality on top of being a prompt and thoughtful server. The food arrived in a timely manner and was tasty and fresh. I appreciated the tasting of an unfamiliar wine before choosing. The acoustics seemed alittle loud until the restaurant cleared somewhat. Nice casual atmosphere with views to the water.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEnchanted evening!Seven dined for a special occasion. Our wait staff was very friendly, knowledgable, and efficient. The restaurant's ambiance was appreciated by young and old alike!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerHemenway's is rated as the best seafood restaurant in Providence. It was a wonderful experience. My wife had something on the board and I had a trout dish off the regular menu. Both of us were very pleased. Definitely a place we will return to when we get to Providence again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Experience!We have been coming to Hemenway's every year when we visit our daughter at RISD. This was the "special" dinner for the trip. For the last four years, Hemenway's has been consistently great and we have so enjoyed returning again and again. She just graduated so we are not sure when we will return. Hemenway's became a tradition for us and it never disappoints. We especially appreciate your staff for the great connections and fun evening.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNight outI was in Providence for my 10 year college reunion and made reservations at Hemmenways...could not have been more happy with the night. We had an amazing dinner, clam chowder and oysters to start, salads, and then seafood casserole and fish. The food was just amazing! Our server was extremely attentive and was easy to talk to. Place was pristine and we had a great view of the river. We will be going back soon, the only tough decision will be what to order!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and ambiance at Hemenway'sThe food and ambiance at Hemenway's was outstanding. My wife ordered a Long Island Ice Tea and we told they couldn't serve it because they weren't allowed to order drinks with multiple liquors. My wife ordered a double vodka on the rocks and we were told that came under the same rule, so we ordered two-single shots of vodka on the rocks. The server brought the first drink, but never brought the second one. When the bill came, we were charged for two Stoli Rocks. When I questioned the server she seemed oblivious that we hadn't received the second single vodka on the rocks. She then brought us the second drink because it was too difficult to remove it from the bill.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant and AtmosphericHemenway's looks out over the Providence river through all glass walls enclosing the beautiful high-ceilinged dining room. Seafood and shellfish are in no short supply, with a water feature filled with prospective lobster greeting you at the door. The menu also features some alternatives for those not fond of fish. The service is crisp and professional, but not snobbish. Feels appropriate for date nights or special occasions. We visited during graduation weekend and 3/4 ordered the halibut special, which was excellent. Portions were generous, but we managed to save room for dessert.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafoodFresh and expertly prepared. The steamers were fantastic. The whole experience was first class.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, slow serviceFood was great. We had a lobster blt and a salmon sandwich. Waiter took our order in a timely fashion, but after the meal was delivered, he was no where to be found. Ended up spending quite a bit of time waiting for the check. Overall, it was a very good experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seafood RestaurantWe have been to this restaurant many times and are never disappointment by the food or service. This time we were there for lunch. Delicious!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceI took my Mom for supper for her 89th birthday. She had never been before. (I have been numerous times) My mother can be very critical as most elderly can, and I was a little worried she would find something to pick on. I'm happy to report that she had nothing but good things to say. She loved the chowder, the shrimp scampi, the waiter and the surprise cake he brought in her honor. She said I can bring her back there anytime! Thank you for making this such a positive experience.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Good Service, SlowWe really had a wonderful dining experience at Hemenways. Really liked the validated valet parking garage right next door. Waiter was great, wine he suggested was awesome. Apps and salads came out fairly quickly, but entrees took a little while longer than expected. Worth the wait, though. The food quality and portion sizes were outstanding. The ambience was nice, if a bit loud- we had a nice view of the river (would be great for Waterfire!). Also, more reasonably priced than expected (party of 4- about $56 pp.). Would definitely go back and recommend to others.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthdayThis is our 5 year of a group of us going to celcebrate my birthday. We request Catherine as waitress -terrific food and service outstanding. Lunch is reasonable price for special occassion.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at this restaurant, my party was very happy with everything. We will definitely be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal food & service...Phenomenal food & service... A little on the pricey side, but a great place for a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Price and Great FoodBread comes with mussel & pasta is really great
Enjoyed tasty cram chowder5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous as usualWe go here whenever we are in the mood for awesome seafood. This was a special occasion so started with a bottle of Moet Chandon and then cherrystones followed by lobster and white chocolate mousse for dessert. All excellent as was our waitress. slmetimes we go just to sit at the bar or lounge area for a martini and their AWESOME cols seafood platter.
A fabulous Waterfire Night place too.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceHemenway's is one of our "goto" places for the fancy dinner or Sunday lunch. We recently too my mother there for mother's day and got a lovely table overlooking the river. The only issue with the restaurant isn't with the restaurant, but parking. It's easy enough to park at the garage right next door and before the restaurant, but if you kiss it, you have to go down and around, which for some not familiar with Providence can be confusing.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth going backThere are dozens of excellent restaurants in town. This should be considered one of the top 10. Food, service and decor are very good. Nothing to complain about. It was a little loud but it was a Saturday night and you can't blame the management for the acoustics. I'll put this place in my regular rotation of places to dine. Prices are reasonable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for seafoodEveryone in our group of 8 enjoyed their entrees. A little more expensive than other places we dined at in Providence.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHemenway's keeps on giving...We really enjoy our meals at this seafood restaurant in downtown Providence. Attentive service, great location, and good food are what we expect and what we continue to get.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fresh seafood.The service was absolutely amazing. The food here is always good. This place always has very large lobsters in stock, 4-5+lbs.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night OutWe had a great night out at Hemenway's for my wife and my dad's wife's birthdays. Great seat with a nice view, awesome service and fabulous food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Lovely Sunday SpentWe had never been to Hemenway's for lunch and we thought it was fantastic! Being Sunday, they only had the dinner menu, so it was a tad bit pricey. The food was perfect, and it was worth the expense. Additionally, out waitress, Debralee, was one of the best we have had anywhere. So incredibly knowledgable and well-stated. She had a strong understanding of the menu and gave very thoughtful recommendations, from the tea I ordered right down to the entrees. She is a cut above the rest and a definite reason to return. We will be back!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and FoodThey sat us right in front of the water-view glass, perfect! And the service was phenomenal, very caring and attentive. The options for food were all very tempting, we tried the Oysters Hemenway, Stuffed Steamed Lobster and the Seafood Boil. All were great dishes.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I frequentMy husband and I frequent this restaurant not just for their amazing food, but especially for Bill, the server we request EVERY time. He makes our dining experience leisurely, pleasant and ALWAYS great.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. Have not been here in a few years so I was disappointed in the menu change. Always enjoyed picking out a fish, swordfish etc and choosing how it was cooked. Now the menu seems to be just another Newport group resturant menu. That being said I will be back, hope they hear the menu concern.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAny seafood item was OK. WaitressAny seafood item was OK. Waitress was a work of art. Food on the plate was elegant.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMmy wife and I had a greatmy wife and I had a great dinner before we went to a show "Rain"4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA group of four of us hadA group of four of us had an amazing dinner. Our drinks were delicious (my husband tried an Old Fashioned for the first time and our server provided excellent assistance with helping him decide whether it was a good choice for him).The King Crab appetizer and oysters on the shell were amazing. As was the tuna tartar. We each really enjoyed our meals--swordfish, seafood paella, and the filet mignon. We all agreed that the Caesar salad was one of the best we'd all ever had. To top it all off, Catherine, our server, was phenomenal. We will definitely be back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Food AllergiesDelicious food, friendly and attentive service. The clam chowder was outstanding. The waitstaff, manager and executive chef were appropriately attentive to my food allergies without being overbearing. The setting was beautiful - as we dined, we watched a gondola going back and forth along the river.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery stable restaurant forVery stable restaurant for a good Seafood meal. Service staff that I have seen for 5+ years are still there. One of my favorites4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. OurThe food was very good. Our waiter and the other members of the wait staff were outstanding!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA very happy anniversary!We went to Hemenway's to celebrate our 4th anniversary the other night... F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! We were greeted promptly and escorted to a romantic table overlooking the water. Our server was super nice and super attentive. Drinks were awesome. Pace was very unhurried. Steamers were ridiculously good. The George's Bank baked scallops were to to die for! The Paella was really good too. Our server provided us with a free dessert for our special night, and even presented it with a lit candle. We spent three hours in unhurried food bliss... I'm glad Hemenway's was a part of our special celebration!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe make frequent trips toWe make frequent trips to the Providence area, and Hemenway's is always at the top of our to-do list. It remains the gold standard for fine seafood restaurants.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was exceptional.Our server was exceptional. I will ask to be seated with Catherine next time I come
As always love Hemenways.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe clam chowder was the bestThe clam chowder was the best I have eaten in a while and the scrod was delicious. Our server was very friendly and responsive. A very nice restaurant. I would give it a thumbs up.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you want some scrumptiousWhen you want some scrumptious seafood in an upbeat setting, Hemenway's is the place.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress, Annie, was almostOur waitress, Annie, was almost too attentive but very efficient and friendly. This was our second time at Hemenway's (we live in MA) and we definitely would return again and again. The swordfish was done to perfection and the shrimp scampi was perfect...not over-garliced!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and serviceOutstanding food and service from this fine restaurant in the Newport Restaurant Group. Food is always consistent and service is exceptional.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service was outstandingOur service was outstanding in spite of the restaurant being very busy. All servings were timely and we did not feel rushed. The chef special of crab and lobster stuffed salmon melted in your mouth, it was delicious.The key lime "pie" for desert tasted more like key lime cheesecake, excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always been impressedWe have always been impressed with the Newport Restaurant Group. I am gluten free and Hemenways catered to my needs with great gluten free dinner rolls, specially made Calamari and overall expertise on each dish inquired about and ordered.
The service was impeccable and the ambiance was great. Love this restaurant!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptionalThe service was exceptional and special attention was paid to presenting outstanding dishes. Great experience overall!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had to wait a little whileWe had to wait a little while for our table despite a reservation. However, the food and service were wonderful, and made up for the wait.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great fromEverything was great from the pace of which the meals were served to the food and service. There was good spoacing between meals so we didn't feel rushed and the food adn service was amazing. Well done3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I are regulars,My husband and I are regulars, due in part (largely) to Bill. He's the most amazing waiter we've ever encountered at any restaurant. (And we LOVE our fine dining) While the food is also great (never an issue) Bill is what keeps us coming!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM