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About 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.

121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:
11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday - Saturday:
11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 351-8570

Website:
http://www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is complementary after 5:00pm & a discounted rate at lunch.

Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for more information

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Salem: (888) 759-5557

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hemenway's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
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Creative Cuisine (51)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Good for Groups (40)
Notable Wine List (35)
Authentic (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Bar Seating (34)
Hot Spot (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Fun (27)
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Quiet Conversation (27)
Casual (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Healthy (23)
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Disabled Access (9)
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Live Sports (4)
Tapas (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We visit Hemingways about 8 times a year and have been satisfied every visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Well run restaurant, excellent service, food is very good but not memorable, especially the raw bar. Quite noisy, but a very pleasant experience and worth an occasional visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Once again Hemenway's was amazing. The food was wonderful. However, the server (Ellie)enhanced a great dinning experience. A little pricey, and you may want to save it for a special occasion. But, Hemenway's is definitely one of PROVIDENCE'S BEST!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service by our waiter. Food was excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food! This place has rapidly become one of our regular restaurants in Providence. The food is excellent, the oysters are fresh and local, and the wait staff is amazing. We highly recommend our favorite waiter, Joseph!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The service is just incredible.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was not as good as it has been in the past. No chicken on menu made it difficult for those who don't want seafood as it was a birthday party they had no choice but to come. Filet just okay. Pot roast awful-slimey/chewy and sitting on top of a tiny amount of watery mashed potatoes. Seafood casserole not good. Lobster bisque good. Probably won't return for another Birthday as menu is too limited. Okay for a couple who like seafood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It can be a little pricey but well worth the money. Fresh fish seems to be their specialty,
although they do have chicken and beef dishes. You can have a casual meal, with no rushing.
Service was very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The atmosphere and our waiter were both wonderful. I thought the food was just ok

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

me and my family have been going there for many years and always had a good time my grandson which is a sports anouncer loves your place before he went back yesterday he wanted to eat over at your place so we went saturday night had great food and drinks and the waiter was great he waited on us before and he cares about your customers and my son-in-law likes your place when ever he is over we always go to your place with my daughter you people are great

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place. Lots of options for seafood lovwrs and not the same old stabdards.

Very creative dishes. I had baked cod with clams with potatoes and chorizo in a seafood broth. Very good, as well as the sides. Nice wine list, too.

Theresa, our server, was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service was excellent. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left,I felt special

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our dinner was well-paced and delicious. The local oysters and littlenecks were very cold and fresh and our server explained the different areas from where they were taken. The woman who was our server (Diane? I hope that I have the correct name.) was very efficient, without rushing us. She could not have done more to make our dinner a very pleasurable occasion. She is the best wait person that I believe I have ever encountered. This was an exceptional dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food, delicious cocktails (berry bramble) and very attentive staff. Fantastic experience. Will definitely be back!!! Very, very impressed.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome time, we love it there

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

unfortunately both of our steaks were cooked incorrectly - mine was overdone the first time and way undercooked the second time. They got my husband's right the second time. The manager offered to give mine a 3rd try, but I didn't want to wait anymore since my husband was going to be done eating at that point. She did take my meal off the check and bought us dessert, but it was still really annoying and since my husband's was wrong the first time, they should have taken care of that too.
The waiter was very apologetic, even more so than the manager who tried to make light of it/joke about it.
It was my husband's 50th birthday and were looking forward to a great night there.
instead we took turns trying to eat - him his second steak and me eating my crab legs on the side with no steak at all.
I made sure we tipped on the full amount since our waiter was so great about it, but I wouldn't go back or recommend it to anyone.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have enjoyed eating here on several occasions and always have a great meal with great service. When we travel to Providence, we often return to Hemenways

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent choices for Seaford....well presented...and creative !!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was great, she couldn't have been better. Food was good, potatoes ok, green beans awful.
Steak PHENOMENAL. Seafood pretty good,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our Server, Rebecca, took us on a taste adventure. Everything she helped us pick was fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Was in town and wanted an authentic New England seafood dinner. Had the New England clam chowder, steamed mussels, and a small lobster. It was all excellent and just what I wanted. My waitress was attentive without being intrusive.I would definitely eat there again if I was in Providence.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a friend in from Texas and wanted him to have very fresh seafood. They did a great job as always. The server didn't know where our oysters were from and after she asked she came back with "Massachusetts" which was not really specific. Otherwise everything was great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointed with server and food. Server not attentive. Had to ask her multiple times for same items. My sister specifically asked for no salmon in her dish twice. Her dinner had salmon in it. I had asked for a lobster roll. The waitress checked with chef She said no problem. I was served a dry roll with lobster meat. I will definitely tell my friends and family very bad experience at Hemenways.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not like the paella

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing...can't recommend high enough if you love incredible seafood, wine, and service.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was great ! The food the service was great 👍

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious food, exceptional service, incredible ambience.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Server Diane was outstanding! Seafood was great. Quinoa salad was just ok.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Hemenway's never disappointments. One of the best seafood restaurants!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and Cocktails were amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for date nights and group gatherings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great experience at Hemenway's. Went for my birthday and the food was outstanding. Had the seafood pasta -- great choice! Our waiter Bill was attentive, personable and professional. Great night!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Two couples, everyone was very pleased and felt their food was excellent. Went on a water fire evening, sat by the window and could see the fires in the braziers. Only downside was their parking garage was full so had to go search for a parking spot on the road.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Truly enjoyed our dinner. The food was wonderful and Danny our server was fantastic. He was very personable and extremely attentive.
Would highly recommend Hemenways.
Thanks for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first time here. Our server, Diane, was super and the food that followed was over the top...we will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food (appetizer, main course and dessert) - best seafood I've had anywhere. Great view of the city. The only thing is parking. Only on the street, if you can find a spot. There is valet, but not on Sunday, when I went. 100% worth going!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our main courses were very good (tuna nicoise salad and the chef's special swordfish, but we were disappointed with the lobster bisque, too thick and not much lobster and my salad was just ok although I liked the preserved lemon vinaigrette dressing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I received 2 positive recommendations for this restaurant, so off we went coming from out of town for a wedding. We were seated immediately and our server, Stacey was very attentive and accommodating. We had about 2 hours to eat before we went to a party and were not in a rush. Stacey didn't mind at all. We started with the antipasto plate and cocktails, and it was perfect for 2 people. Prosciutto, cheese, olive tapenade, figs with bacon and goat cheese were all delicious and could have been a meal. There was nothing left. We shared the halibut special which was cooked to a delicate crisp on the outside and tender inside. Served in almost a broth with gnocchi and vegetable, it was the favored of the two entrees. The other was the tuna under the chef specials. The tuna was good, but slightly tough - we could have used a steak knife, and the pieces were a bit thick for my liking. Nothing not to like!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We get together with our old friends from Cape Cod a couple of times a year and meet at Hemenways in Providence. Great occasion and grlf way between the cape and Noank CT.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

OK for seafood, but nothing special. Adequate value for the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Visiting from Denver, we were looking for a memorable seafood meal in RI. Hemenway's was definitely the right choice. We ordered oysters, chowder, stuffed lobster and baked shrimp and had pecan torte for dessert. Every item we ordered was prepared to perfection and tasted wonderful. Moreover, the waitress who served us was top-notch: attentive, but not intrusive, with a friendly style.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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