birthdayThis 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMAlways a pleasure to eat hereEnjoyed our dinner here as always
Since they updated the menu it has become one of our favorite places!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA great way to end a busy day!Hemenway's is a downtown Providence favorite. Pleasant atmosphere, great service. We sat at the bar and it was totally enjoyable. Bartenders were on the ball and quick to attend to your needs. The food was ample and delicious. Great place for a business meeting, a casual drink or "that special occasion" and highly recommend. Parking is somewhat of a problem but valet parking is availalbe at a cost of $6 plus a tip (if so inclined). Parking is in the same building which makes it convenient.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose Hemenway's throughWe chose Hemenway's through a recommendation from our hotel concierge (Providence Biltmore). We wanted something that gave us a sense of the character of Providence and Rhode Island, since we were first-time visitors. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and our server was superb. We each got the two chef's specials that night and were so glad that we did. And the local oysters are some of the best we've ever had. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Bill was outstanding,Our waiter Bill was outstanding, the food never disappoints.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSafe Gluten free diningHemenway's staff and chef were very helpful when my husband told them he needed a gluten-free meal. They do have a gluten free menu and that always lets us know they are aware of how the meal needs to be prepared and served. My husband asked a couple of questions and the chef came out to answer them. That is real service at it's best.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat space and serviceWhen you want to go out to dinner with special people, Hemenway's is always a good bet. The space is dramatic and the view of downtown and the river during the daylight hours is quite wonderful. Service is always top notch and our server "Bill" was engaging, fun and professional. We have always found the food average. There were four of us on a very busy Saturday evening. We all ordered the Flounder special ($30) and it was okay but not great. Broccoli Rabe was cold (maybe that's the way it was supposed to be). We like to have dinner there, mainly due to the space and the service, but always go without great expectations on the food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, great service.Excellent food, great service. Definitely will return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMUpon entering hemenways theUpon entering hemenways the staff was great. food server was the best. Food was best I have had in years. Mixed drinks were a little small, but the quality was top notch. Thats about it . Thanks.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCould have been betterThe manhattan chowder was delicious. The seafood caesar salad was disappointingly ordinary - just cooked (boiled?), unseasoned seafood, put on a pile of romaine lettuce. The tea came in a pot which allows the tea to steep - very nice touch. The fried calamari was very good. My husband's Bloody Mary was not especially good - seemed watery.
The rolls were ordinary.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for lunch and it wasWent for lunch and it was outstanding. Had the lobster chowder for an app, and it was flavorful and full of stock. Had the fish and chips for main course and it was white, firm fish with a light batter. Was very good, best fish I've had in a long time. Service was prompt and very friendly. Awesome time!1/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior serviceLovely family birthday celebration! They evening brought out two complementary birthday desserts. We will be back.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM