Hemenway's

4.7
4169 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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AB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hemenway’s has been a family favorite for about 20 years. This experience was wonderful as usual. We are never disappointed. However, the seafood casserole this time was exceptional!

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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Hemenway's was superb. Great quality seafood and wonderful service. We specifically requested Anya as she impressed us when we had been there for Mother's Day. So when we went for Father's Day we asked to be in her section. Her knowledge of the menu, her personality and her overall lovely disposition. I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese which is delicious! My aunt had their paella...which they put their own spin on & my honey had a grilled swordfish dish. We started out with their hot platter which had calamari, bacon-wrapped scallops & stuffies!

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YP
New England
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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NV
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Usually outstanding but we just hit a bad night. Never received an appetizer we ordered, scallops almost raw, shrimp over cooked & rubbery. But this is a top 5 restaurant for us, so we’ll still be back. Mgt. made the situation better by comping a few things on our bill.

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, from the food to the atmosphere to our server Nancy. Can’t wait to go back.

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p
New England
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Extremely accommodating as we were 15 minutes late due to activity in the city and the free parking garage being full. Menu items had a few changes and selection could be expanded a bit, but overall a very pleasant experience. Fantastic table and nice service.

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RF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Entrees were great - wonderful seafood. How about this for an entitled comment - the escargot were chewy. Everything else was very good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was professional and extremely responsive. Exceptional service. The food was wonderful. Best seafood experience. Great appetizer menu, hard to choose. And the main course was delicious. All around perfect meal.

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TJ
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch enroute to Martha’s Vineyard. They made by birthday extra special. So accommodating for every “need”.

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Q
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was pretty good but nothing to go out of the way for. Power lunch is a great deal tho.

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. Food was a little salty but it was still delicious. Server and her trainee were excellent. Really made my fiance's birthday special.

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

As usual, our food was great and the service impeccable. We had a great view of the river and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Good selections from the menu and the wine choices were also good.

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SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Warm, cordial wait persons, friendly hosts and professional service. Food outstanding.

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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant! Been going there for over twenty years. Consistently excellent in all respects!

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E
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but once again despite mentioning on arrival that I’d like the dinner out toward our rewards, it hasn’t been done so I have to follow up separately. Annoying.

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d
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somewhat limited menu.
A little pricey.
Good food great service.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. When making the reservation, I requested window seating by the river and for my guest to be surprised with a birthday dessert which they did without any reminders. Staff was very cordial and accomadating! Would definitely return!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from beginning to end. The food was also excellent. I am always pleased when I have dinner here. Thank you!

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KQ
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from ambience to service to food. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. We will see you soon. Thank you!

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful dining experience at Hemmenways. I always order the swordfish because it's usually perfect, but this time it came out thin, and overdone. But the other food was great! We'll be back. Thank you.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary and was very well taken care of. Not a fan of fancy places but this was excellent!

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DM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always it was a very enjoyable experience. I tried a new dish; the black sea bass over Asian noodles. It was good but a bit on the salty side. My husband had the blacked sea scallops which he really liked. Our waitress, Zalata is the best. She always has a smile and meets every request with kindness.

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and our waitress Ruth was wonderful. An enjoyable way to celebrate our anniversary! Highly recommend!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary there last weekend, our server Anya was very attentive to my wife's food allergy. Food and service were exceptional and we look forward to our next visit.

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ZA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good. Especially the kids meals. So good. I enjoyed everything. I got my dessert to-go and when I got home I began to eat it and there was hard plastic in my creme brûlée. I was very taken back and disappointed about that. It hurt my teeth and mouth.

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JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a favorite for dinner and special occasions. Parking is very easy right next door and valet service is available. Atmosphere is good with large windows and high ceilings. Food is always excellent - had the swordfish this time and it was great - and always love their shrimp!

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L
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting our son’s girlfriend for the first time.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I go every Spring. We love the seafood Caesar salad ! Service is always great! Miss the rolls! Oysters were great too!

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H
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently very good, been a customer for years.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding craft cocktails, compelling entrees, elegant service, tasteful interior. My prime go-too place in Providence for fine dining for the past 5 years.

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KD
New England
125 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our first visit was great. The drinks, food and wine were all great. We'll definitely visit again, it would be amazing during water fires! ...and surely impossible to book.

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j
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!!!

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went after a musical at the Providence Performing Arts Center, and dinner was fantastic. Our waiter, Jayson, was extremely attentive and made the experience that much more pleasant. The food, as always, was outstanding.

We keep telling ourselves we should go somewhere else, but we always end up going to Hemenway's. It's simply the best.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very convenient area and excellent food and service

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F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure going to Hemenway’s. Anya was a fantastic server and made the experience wonderful.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Appetizer, calamari, was mostly hot peppers. I wouldn’t order it again. Waiter, Oscar, was very attentive.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful assortment of dishes and outstanding service. Our server was exceptional and very knowledgeable of the menu. Her patience with our lively table was engaging and witty. Well done Hemenway's

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent.

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Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a birthday celebration. Moms 50th! I dont think this place is capable of making a bad dish. Everything was beautiful and our server was just as amazing. Mom forgot her reading glasses and they had so many options for her to choose from to borrow during dinner. The server helped us pick out a wine that would suit everyone at the table and she did a perfect job. Will definitely be back to dine at Hemenway’s next time im in town!

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NY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wait staff service. Easy parking, thoughtful staff. Attractive dining room. Food as expected. My guests loved the raw bar. Otherwise, too expensive for more than once in a blue moon dining.

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