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
316 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (207)scenic view (144)fit for foodies (129)romantic (108)good for groups (72)notable wine list (71)neighborhood gem (64)great for lunch (56)great for outdoor dining (49)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (28)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Friendly staff, excellent
    BandKVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    Friendly staff, excellent service, convient free valet parking in the adjacent garage, great seafood selections (must return to try more)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Service was very attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Service was very attentive. Waitress went all out to accomodate special request for salad. Always enjoy their signature appetizer of crab & lobster cakes. We look forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary every year there. Always can count on delicious food and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Actually, I had tried to write
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Actually, I had tried to write the restaurant the night of our visit but I can't find an email that works (their web email was kicked back). Below are my comments. **Also, they did not know how to "check me in" to get my OT points...have I been credited? My comments to them that I cannot deliver: We came to Hemenway’s tonight to celebrate the upcoming wedding of our dear friend. Stephanie Matthews was our server and she was exemplary. She picked upon the fact that this was a special celebration and arranged, on her own, to have Steve Palumbo serenade our friends with a song as we left. How great is that!!! One of the best experiences in a restaurant we have ever had! Thanks to you and Stephanie. Gold stars to her. Steve
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  • Excellent service and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    Excellent service and great food! We were not rushed and were even given extras!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had a lovely Mother's Day dinner. Despite the occasion, we did not feel rushed, our waitress gave us friendly impeccable service and the food was top-notch. Given the quality, we felt the prices were also quite reasonable. We highly recommend Hemenways.
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  • A wonderful experience! Fish
    Chester
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    A wonderful experience! Fish and lobster the clear standouts, best we've had within the U.S.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had halibut, which I requested
    Spirito
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    I had halibut, which I requested be grilled medium well. It was almost raw inside.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a memorable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    It was a memorable dining experience for the 4 of us. My sister-in-law and I were celebrating our birthdays together. One of the managers gave us a appetizer treat for our birthday. I had requested Louise Burke as our server and we did get her. We also asked for a window seat which we got. I had a free appetizer card given to me by the bartender from a previous visit which we used this time. Louise gave us a new appetizer card for our next visit which was a nice gesture. It was my sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws first time here and they really enjoyed themselves and they will return. The staff took good care of us and we had a lovely time. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Waiter was outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Our Waiter was outstanding, I can't remember his name but he was excellent and the best waiter I've had in many years at any restaurant worldwide.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everythimg about this dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Everythimg about this dining experience was first rate. Ken
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Despite a 7:30PM reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Despite a 7:30PM reservation, we were not seated until well after 8:00PM. Warehouse-like atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was not run
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The restaurant was not run smoothly by both the back and front of the house. Our entire meal was close to three hours with 1/2 hour waits in between each course. It was tiring. However the crab legs were amazing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hememway's was OUTSTANDING.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Hememway's was OUTSTANDING. I took my wife there for dinner before the Michael Bubble show at the Providence Civic Center (The Dunk). Not only was the food outstanding but we got a table with an incredible view of the city and our waiter Bill was totally awsome. He was a a true professional who treated us like royality!!! You cannot go wrong with Hemmenways for a great night out. Even the valets were excellent! Yet another reason why I love the City of Providence.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite a reservation had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Despite a reservation had to wait about 45 minuets for a table. Other than that, very good. I like this place a lot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hemenway's is a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    Hemenway's is a great place - love the food, atmosphere and location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful restaurant...very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    A wonderful restaurant...very fresh seafood, helpful wait staff( Bill and Louise esp.helpful and skilled) ...consistently excellent...always treated courteously...never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Easter dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We went for Easter dinner on the way back home from a weekend away. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Because of the busy holiday, it was a little cramped. We would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on Easter Sunday -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We went on Easter Sunday - place was filled, however service was great (server's name - Nancy). Our reservation was ready the minute we walked in and they provided nice treats, e.g., chocolate dipped large strawberrys for a little dessert and biscotti with coffee. Our food came out exactly as ordered and when one of our party thought her drink was "a little strong", they quickly provided her with more tomato juice to dilute her bloody mary. Highly recommended even on a holiday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The raw bar was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The raw bar was excellent and my entree of mahi-mahi was good. The view was incredible however the decor was mismatched to me. The dark wood and the neon signs made for a weird combination. The decor was strange and didn't match the menu or prices.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Great food. Great service. Definitely ask for Bill, for you waiter. And, a table with a river view. I was a single dad with two of my daughters. We are all experienced foodies. This restaurant is great. My daughters love Bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service once we were seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The service once we were seated was very good. I graded the Service as fair because we were not seated until 35 minutes after our reservation time.
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  • We love Hemenway's for it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/26/2008
    We love Hemenway's for it's terrifically fresh and well prepared seafood. Most notable is the swordfish, cooked to order (we love it cajun style). The calamari is the best in RI and the lobster bisque is wonderfully rich. Portions are large and priced appropriately. May I recommend the Honey Curry salad dressing for your garden salad...it has a wonderful blend of flavors. If you like seafood, you'll love Hemenway's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, throughly enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/11/2008
    Great place, throughly enjoyed our visit and will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It doesn;t get any better
    TomMD
    Dined on 2/14/2006
    It doesn;t get any better than this in Providence! This will always be one of my favorite restaurants in the US, for food, for service, expected pricing, friendly staff and never a disappointing aspect to our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate