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Hemenway's, Providence, RI

Hemenway's

4.8
4.8
6095 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Booked 93 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–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, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 6,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nicki

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was superb. Great atmosphere. Perfect birthday celebration. Great service.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great

  3. KR

    KathleenR

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress, Amanda, was so personable and sweet. She made our night special. This is the type of help everyone needs!

  4. RR

    RebeccaR

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and our waitress was fantastic. A great place to celebrate my Mom's birthday!

  5. J

    Jims

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, great menu, excellent service. Somewhat noisy

  6. A

    Addie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Filet Mignon and Lobster Mac and Cheese anywhere around! We sat outside, which we much preferred; indoors was loud and seemed confined. We love Hemeneways.

  7. T

    Thomas

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We opted to dine at Hemenway's in honor of the Rhode Island Quahog Week 2022. Our meal included "stuffies" (the RI specialty of stuffed clams), breaded sole, and a seafood casserole. The food was quite good with a price commensurate with quality. Service was also prompt and polite. Overall, this was a very good meal with no complaints.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we went for a family birthday. the server was extremely good! the food was good. the ambiance was good.

  9. KR

    KateR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding from start to finish. We were seated immediately upon arrival at the start time of our reservation. Our server was personable and attentive. Drinks were beautiful and tasty. The calamari appetizer was the best calamari I have ever had, anywhere. Surf and turf was incredible. Key lime pie was out of this world. I cannot wait to return.

  10. JG

    JuliaG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was absolutely delicious. I got the mahi special with vegetables in season everything was amazing. Would recommend for a special occasion or a fancy dinner out. Service was wonderful and our waitress was so knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions and provide recommendations.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Easy validated parking. We had a great view of the city and surroundings. Nikki our waitress was helpful and attentive. We have dined there numerous times. Felt good to return. Food is always good. Great menu selections

  12. C

    Crisberg

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our party of 4 really enjoyed our evening and we overlooked the canal and the setting up of water fire- which we attended thereafter.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and staff. Thanks

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is absolutely the best. The service is phenomenal, the seafood is top notch, the view is amazing, they have their own valet.

  15. ST

    SavorTheTaste

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed a superbly prepared dinner at Hemenway’s, and it was paired with equally outstanding service. Thank you so much!

  16. RT

    RonT

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place freshest seafood great raw bar and impeccable service

  17. LR

    Law5Ref

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The raw bar and hot seafood appetizer were exceptional. The roasted sea bass special practically melts in your mouth. Amanda is a top shelf server. Baked Alaska for two with French pressed coffee was a perfect ending to the evening.

  18. RD

    RobertD

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our granddaughters 21st birthday and becoming a senior in college.

  19. TJ

    TiaraJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    good food, good service, not too expensive, love the atmosphere

  20. RM

    RichM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and we got a great table overlooking the Providence River. The server was knowledgeable and was interesting to talk with. An appetizer order was mixed up, hence the 4 stars, but was quickly fixed. Would highly recommend Hemenway's.

  21. C

    Cindy

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, attentive service, lovely ambiance - Hemenway's always delivers an extraordinary fine dining experience!

  22. J

    Jeremy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've heard for years about the quality of the Hemenway's experience, but I'd never visited the location. Yesterday I had the need to welcome two of my French colleagues to the States at a luncheon, and I decided this would be the right place. My colleagues were thrilled, from the food, to the wine, the view of the river, and the quality of the servers. It was an absolutely outstanding experience.

  23. MA

    MARYQ

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal. Fantastic service. Great atmosphere. Very enjoyable dinner.

  24. G

    Gardener1

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great service, even on Mothrr's Day.

  25. JP

    JustinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food are always remarkable. Even on a very busy Mother's Day, everything went without a hitch. This is my go-to restaurant every time I am in Providence!

  26. SR

    SteveR

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    It was extremely busy seeing it was Mother’s Day. That’s to be expected. We were greeted and seated very quickly upon arriving. As always, the cocktails and food were excellent. However, the service was disappointing. Our server seemed very distracted and was generally inattentive.

  27. BA

    BritniA

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, great food, great service, and great view of the river.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day lunch

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mom to Hemenway’s for Mother’s Day and was not disappointed. The food was SO GOOD! I haven’t been that satisfied with a meal in ages. We had a very attentive server who made us feel welcome. Sometimes the atmosphere at restaurants on Mother’s Day is chaotic and rushed, but it felt nice and calm at Hemenway’s. There were a lot of details that made the new feel extra special— like hot towels after oysters and a rock candy stirring stick for coffee drinks. It’s a bit pricey but absolutely worth it for a special occasion. Would highly recommend!

  30. ML

    MaryLouS

    New England

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience at Hemenway's was perfect from start to finish......an especially good thing on MOther's Day

  31. LG

    LouiseG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Crowded, tables really close together.. Very noisy.

  32. PD

    ProvidenceDinerDan

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I made this reservation for Mother's Day. I was surprised that there was this one slot left and I am so pleased I took it! We were greeted warmly and seated immediately at a very nice booth for 4 even though there were several tables for two empty. Kimberli was our server and she did a terrific job informing us of the specials and answering all our questions. Our drinks were superb and the clam chowder and lobster bisque were authentically New England. We ordered pan-seared scallops and the surf and turf (there are many options here). The fillet was cooked exactly as requested and the stuffed shrimp was not overly bready as is often the case. The mashed potatoes and green beans were excellent. We normally dine at Hemenway's on Christmas Eve...but we will be back here a lot more often. The food and service have always been good but this dining experience was really the best. Well Done Kimberli!

  33. R

    Raheim

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I had the NY strip, the wife had surf and turf. We both enjoyed our meals and left room for crème brûlée, I’m not the biggest fan of it, but I gotta this one here was pretty amazing! Matt, our server, was the man! Would def ask for him again. Overall a very pleasant experience

  34. G

    Gregg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous dining experience! The consistently excellent quality of the food and services make Hemenway's one of my go to's when in Providence!

  35. JC

    JamesC

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are celebrating our 45th wedding Anniversary. Very nice ambience and had super service from Kimberli! ❤️

  36. l

    lightsout

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The Lobster Bisque was way to thick, I literally could have eaten it with a fork My Medium Filet was dark red inside Baked stuff shrimp mostly ritz cracker stuffing. Overall nothing outstanding about an extremely expensive meal. I doubt I will be going back to spend that much money on a mediocre meal

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down the best restaurant and staff . Thank you for a great evening

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    graduation lunch (jwu). great service (jacob), food and drinks were excellent. thanks for helping make it a sepfj day.

  39. LG

    LindaG

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was our server and the food and service were top notch. Thank you!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always outstanding there!!

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Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 6095 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 93 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 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • 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, Full Bar, 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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