Hemenway's

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3953 reviews
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Seafood
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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TW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night of celebration...I would return to this restaurant again.
Thank you

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JV
New England
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Lazy man's lobster with ribeye steak and salmon dish, so good. Waitress was fantastic, cute & personable. Not once did I have to ask for more water, another drink, empty plates never sat in front of us for more than a minute. Deserts were fabulous! Seriously, can you really go wrong at Hemenway's? I think not!

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner at Hemenways after a show at the vets on Friday nights Perfect atmosphere, location, quality, class!

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DB
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been very busy lately. Home life, family life, and work life have been packed with change and activity. We booked Hemenway’s tonight because we wanted a delightful, private night out; we know they deliver consistently good food with excellent service to back it. We’re always a little amazed that the place is so constant in its quality. Thank you for a great night.

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PR
New England
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and table service by our waiter Sasha!

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S
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diane excellent waitress

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I drove from New York to come here and the drive was definitely worth it. Our server was very friendly, the food was amazing and the drinks were a refreshing must. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant.

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New England
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemenway's for a business lunch was great, as always. The swordfish was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was delightful. My colleague had the paella, and it was plentiful and delicious. The service was really exceptional today, and it was quiet and we were able to conduct business easily. A lovely lunch.

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PC
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemenway’s is our “go to” restaurant for special occasions when we want a nice dinner and something for everybody. It has it all, aMbiance, good food, good service. Yes, it is pricy but for special it is just right!

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I don't want to be tortured by waitstaff, explaining stuff I don't care about and already am thoroughly
schooled in. Lazy lobster, yadda, yadda. I don't want to be friends either, is this your first time here?It was a very long time between getting the drinks and placing our order, and it was not busy. My brothers mussels were bad and server didn't bother to ask why only half eaten. (He would rather die than send something back) My ceviche was swimming in a soup bowl?! Don't want to drink the marinade, thanks. Never had it like that and never want to again. We also had salads that were doused with dressing (caesar and wedge) The calamari was ordered with no peppers and that's the way it came out. Pretty bland so maybe we could have had some tartar/cocktail/something.

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of seven placed in a comfortable space with plenty of service. Waitresses were polite and quick to answer any question. Food was exceptional for all of us. It was a great experience all around!

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place, Great Location. Bar is cool. Noise Level is up. Area to wait for seating is little hectic as its near the coat check and this is popular for larger parties so it gets congested in that area. Food is awesome.

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SC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at Hemenways

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PL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends was a truly exceptional experience for all. The food was amazing, the pace was perfect and everyone was friendly!

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RM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Hemenways many times. We were a party of 4 and were seated promptly. The service was excellent. Caesar salad was good and everyone said their meals were good, except my baked stuffed shrimp was overdone. It was burnt slightly on top and very dry. I also though the size of the shrimp were small. I did not say anything because were with friends and did not want them to wait to eat their entrees while I waited to have another meal prepared. This has never happened before and it would certainly not prevent me from going back again.

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RJ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant because the food is ALWAYS consistently great! My husband had the Lobster bisque and it was AMAZING! My favorite is the escargot and it is the BEST I have ever had. The service is so “top shelf”! You are never rushed but Diane is always there when you want something.

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NV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Hemenway's: the food, the view, the atmosphere, the service. Just a lovely, unrushed, totally enjoyable experience. Our server, Corinne, was wonderful.

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SH
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants and our waitress, Portia, was one of the best we have ever had, very impressive.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place every time we go!

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F
Nashville
88 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thankful for the recommendation to Hemenway's! Everything was great, including Gloria, our server, who was very pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. We will return when we are back in the area.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation for 2 but arrived 30minutes before our reservation on a Sunday and the host was so nice to sit us when we came in . The best part was the window view with my grandson. The service was exceptional and the calamari appetizer was cooked to perfection, our delmonico steaks melted in your mouth we will return again.

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OG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice. Service could have been more attentive. Otherwise, quite pleased.

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E
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a nice seafood dinner in Providence and could not have made a beeter choice. From drinks to dessert the service and food could not have been better. If you are looking for a nice relaxing evening with great food and drink Hemenway's is the palce to go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitress Diane. Food and table location was great. It is a little noisy.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got a parking spot right in front, SCORE number one. We had SCORE number two as we had a complimentary appetizer and had the stuffies. We had a great waiter, Lucas, who made some great recommendations. I had the octopus, which had just enough spice and my wife had the lobster mac and cheese. Her words to Lucas, were " That was the best lobster mac and cheese I ever had". For dessert we had the the bread pudding, which my wife said, " she was only going to have one bite, she had many more than that one.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress - Gabby was very pretentioud

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JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, great food, and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional, friendly service. Top notch food. Pleasant view of the park and river.

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m
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Hemenway's for about 20 years now. It never disappoints. This is by far our Favorite restaurant. Whenever there Is a special night to celebrate we come to Hemenway's. Thank You

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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemenways has great quality food, friendly, pleasant servers and wonderful ambience. It is an icon in Rhode Island.

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VR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Very friendly service. Nice view. Pricey. Great for a nice occasion. Well decorated.

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FF
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Totally depends on what you order. Chowder average. Salmon fabulous. Halibut terrible. Waitstaff and front personnel were outstanding.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was exceptional

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable! The octopus was a little chewy but still delicious. Will definitely dine here again.

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GB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an excellent restaurant well served, good food and a very nice location.

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JF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. It is our go to place in providence

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PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Famiky weekend at Providence College.
Food was great.
There was a mistake with the check

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PP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent lobster! My wife’s flounder was a little undercooked but the staff not only took it back and cooked it to her satisfaction but also comped it for us. Another great meal and experience at Hemenway’s!

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service

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C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a destination when visiting providence. Great food and service

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