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Hemenway's, Providence, RI

Hemenway's

4.8
4.8
7528 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Hemenway's, an icon in the Rhode Island food scene and the go-to destination for fresh, top-of-catch seafood has been serving both locals and visitors to the capital city for decades.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 351-8570
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Max Peterson
  • Private party facilities
    Please call the restaurant for more information
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Salem: (888) 759-5557
  • Neighborhood
    Providence
  • Parking details
    Hemenway's generally has plenty of street parking and also has complimentary parking at dinner in our parking garage
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Good for business meals

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

  • Providence County

    Best Overall

  • Providence County

    Best Service

  • Providence County

    Best Ambiance

  • Providence County

    Good for business meals

  • Providence County

    Great for scenic views

  • Providence County

    Most Booked

7,524 Reviews
  1. RobertD

    Greater Boston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! My wife and I are actually having dinner at Hemenway’s tonight.

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  2. RobertD

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent as always. James, the host, is always so welcoming. We were a table of 7 celebrating a young woman from Pakistan who had just become a US citizen. Hemenway’s Restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate. Our waitress took very good care of us and made Haleema feel very special….which she is.

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  3. StevenL

    Greater Boston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as slat Hemenway’s. Cabernet selection needs help as does the dessert menu.

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  4. GPC13

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful; the food, drinks and service!!!

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  5. TimG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to Hemenway’s for over 30 years. Never had a bad experience or meal. The staff is professional, courteous and respectful. I would recommend to anyone and have!!

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  6. DonnaC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food choices prepared well. Great service by the Hemenway's team!

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  7. ElaineS

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always we had a wonderful dinner. The service is always excellent and Nancy, our server, was very professional and pleasant!

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  8. NAB1

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made reservations for 5:00 pm so we could make it in time for a 7:00 pm show. We were not alone in our thinking as the restaurant was filling up. Our server Brian was fabulous! He recommended a few appetizers and main dishes and gave up plenty of time to make our decisions. Both the stuffed shrimp and flounder mains were delicious. The lobster bisque and warm rolls were outstanding. We will return and recommend.

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  9. LisaS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Derek, was very attentive. Food was delicious

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  10. DawnL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time at Hemenway's. My kids were home to see a show in Providence so we went there for early dinner. It was not just delicious it was such a great experience for them. They had never been and loved everything about it.

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  11. LCRM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It never fails to impress. They acknowledged our occasion immediately and we found rose petals on the table. It was a perfect little book to celebrate. The raw bar is phenomenal and lobster bisque was amazing. Our meals were delicious. I had surf and turf and the steak was cooked perfectly. My husband had lazy mans lobster and Yukon mashed potatoes were to die for. We declined dessert but they brought one to go anyway. Our server was wonderful!!!! Genuine and lovely. She made the experience memorable.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and seafood! Multiple preparations of lobster to chose. Our server was excellent.

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  13. AnneP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service … delicious food… comfortable seating

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  14. DMSV

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been in many years. Took a friend for her 60th birthday, FABULOUS food & service from Robert! The prices are no more here than eating at Chardoneys, The Aviary, or on the Hill, we were pleasantly surprised. It won't be long before we return! Do make reservations, it was packed on a Saturday at 7:00 pm.

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  15. Franco

    New York City

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hemenway’s is the only high end seafood restaurant in Downtown Providence with free parking and a beautiful view of downtown.

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  16. BarryV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous food for the price. Everything from apps to dessert

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  17. moew

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all the way around, Teresa our server, outstanding. The view, the food and dessert! WOW!! Fabulous!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bacon wrapped scallops and surf and turf were DELICIOUS!! Our server, Josh, was fabulous! Definitely will be back

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  19. KellieM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is insanely delicious at Hemenway's and our waiter was very knowledgeable, kind, and personable. Excellent experience!

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  20. CarolynS

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Danielle was super sweet, efficient and welcoming - a pleasure to work with her. The seafood was lovely with many healthy choices, we especially liked the RI clam chowder and the crabcakes!! Easy to park w valet service next door at garage. We look forward to joining you again for lunch or dinner soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best lunch experience around! Thanks Danny the waiter for fun top notch service

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  22. davidm

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Goodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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  23. Mc311

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time in a long time! Food,. drinks, and service was excellent. Our server Matt was great and we appreciated his recommendations especially dessert! Our entrees were well down and the apps could've been great just on their own. Best bloody Mary (Hemingway's) I've had up to this point! We'll be back again soon. Highly recommended!

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  24. TJMason

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining at Hemenway’s and we’ll be back again. Despite a clearly busy night around Valentine’s Day, we had excellent service, a well-paced meal, and great seafood all around. My wife got the scallops, which were exceptional.

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  25. Person

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was outstanding! Food was great!! Can’t wait to go back!

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  26. AudreyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were wonderful as well as the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Top notch!!

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  27. BS123

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent meal! And the flourless torte was very good.

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  28. AnthonyP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hemnways is always a good take. The food is very consistent no matter how busy it gets, the cooks always do a great job.

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  29. DaveR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was having a quick appetizer at the bar with a friendI before heading to a basketball game. While I was there I saw a couple that I knew and wanted to buy their dinner but I had to leave. Nikki B who was working behind the bar and very attentive had a quick solution that worked perfectly. Nikki took my information and made sure the other waitress handling the table was aware and Nikki also made sure everything worked as planned. I heard from the couple and the way it was handled was classy. Thank you Nikki for making a super experience at Hemingways!!! You are an Asset and we will be back!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent-the service, the tuna tartare, the Alaskan king crap, the wedge salad, the scallops and the banana dessert. All cooked and presented with perfection! Kira our waitress, didn’t miss a beat-she was fantastic; friendly and very attentive.

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  31. KathleenM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious but not hot. Neither the appies nor main entrees were hot enough. We had Waitress Zlana (sp?) the best server we’ve had in months. Very attentive without being obtrusive, welcoming, helpful, extremely pleasant. Had all the right answers to any questions. No matter what we asked for, she was able to accommodate us. Seemed to love being there! Desserts delicious, made on-site and since temperature not a factor, perfect.

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  32. Doug

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Hemenways. Food was amazing and very fresh. Seafood platter appetizer is excellent. Our server was super friendly and professional.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love that place food was great Kayla was amazing

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  34. BillC

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times. Food and ambience is outstanding. The reason for the lower score this time is that some seating manager decided to swoop in two hours into eating our meal he took away our plates of food! I’ve never had anyone rush us where I’m spending over $400 to celebrate my son’s birthday.

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  35. KevinT

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a great seat location but very good otherwise

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  36. andrewm

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Baked stuffed lobster very good as was the pan fried salmon and salads. Not sure why, but waitress brought out hot towels during appetizers and not after lobster dinner but otherwise she was very good?

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and experience. Classy digs, but not stuffy or pretentious. Food is wonderful. Get the Stuffies, a Rhode Island regional dish. Excellent soups, great entrees, everything is so fresh and delicious. Get the Key Lime Pie, it is 5 stars

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  38. FernandoA

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and atmosphere. Try a table by the window.

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  39. GailK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table had a view of the rivet, and the view was lovely. Our server was personable, helpful, accommodating, and friendly. Everyone felt their food was delicious, especially the scallops and salmon. Thank you for a great evening and dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!!! The food was delicious and service was wonderful! Highly recommend for a date night or special occasion!

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FAQs

Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 7528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Google Map for Hemenway's

121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Providence
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hemenway's generally has plenty of street parking and also has complimentary parking at dinner in our parking garage
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Max Peterson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 351-8570
  • Private party facilities
    Please call the restaurant for more information
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Salem: (888) 759-5557
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