Hemenway's

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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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SL
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service on Valentine’s Day.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks as great as alway.

L
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was ok, nothing spectacular

PF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner with great service. Baked whole branzini was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing dinner. Loved all the specials & hope the black sea bass with pancetta veggie hash will be added to the permanent menu — simply amazing. The lobster ravioli special was also a treat. Desserts were wonderful as well, and our servers were so attentive and helpful.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

RD
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed a lavish meal here, with tasty raw bar offerings, creative and yummy entrees, and desserts we were a bit too full to fully enjoy. Our server was a delight, too.

A
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Hemenways for a Valentines Day dinner. Although it was very busy, our server Matt was very attentive and did an excellent job. He knew the menu and the specials, he always made sure our water was filled and would make sure that we were satisfied with everything as the night went on

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hemenway’s! Tried it for restaurant week and it became one of our favorites! Love the fresh seafood selection!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Best seafood in the city!

Hemenway's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! We are glad you think so.

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live going to Hemenway’s for many reasons.
But I have digestive issues,and they are always so accommodating.

KA
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service
Delicious fresh seafood

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, staff very attentive will visit again

Hemenway's
Responded 5 days ago

That is great to hear. Thank you.

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NB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had asked for a table for two on the river side and got it and was given a table for 4 with plenty of room rather than one of the "Terrible two's" mini tables. Great experience

Hemenway's
Responded 6 days ago

Very happy we could accommodate you. We'll always do what we can to make you happy.

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JW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table location with a river view. Oysters were delicious! Tuna tartare was perfect and the salad greens were tasty. Nice brunch!!

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you John. Very happy you enjoyed.

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KT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were all craving great seafood with an upscale atmosphere - where else would we go on Providence? Always delicious, staff friendly and helpful, great menu and bar selections. Consistently awesome!

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Kathy! We are happy you joined us and glad you all enjoyed. Consistently awesome is a great compliment and we appreciate it (and you).

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Food was ok. Most the items were very good. I was served a steak that wasn’t the best cut of meat. But the managers were quick to apologize and remove from the bill. Newport restaurant group always does a great job with customer service and looking to reviews to improve the overall experience. Happy to hear here and any of their other restaurants any time again.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy. Our culinary team takes great pride in the quality of our food and offerings. We never like to hear a guest did not enjoy. If you'd like to tell us more, we'd love to hear. We have built our reputation over the last 30 years by serving the very best and we always want to hear what our guests are saying. Please reach out to Tobey Sanborn, Senior General Manager, at 401-351-8570

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OM
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant! The food was fantastic and I would recommend Hemenway’s to all my family and friends.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Olivia! We are thrilled to have earned your recommendation (and appreciate it too). we look forward to seeing you again.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good but not exceptional. The service was quite good. We liked the ambiance. We would go back there again.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Michael and we are happy to hear you would come back. We appreciate the review.

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Y
New England
40 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Terrific waiter who went above and beyond helping us with a request

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Yumyum. That's good to hear. Our team always tries to make our guests happy.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed.

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MK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very pleasant. The food was delicious. We will be visiting again.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Maria! We are glad you enjoyed.

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B
New England
64 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy establishment. Excellent service. Fantastic food. If you look for other seafood than the 'mandatory' salmon, tuna, scallops or shrimps, this is your place. My wife and I enjoyed a great evening dining out.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Belgium. Very happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed. We hope you will come back and join us again.

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r
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our party arrived almost forty minutes early for our Open Table reservation, but there was no problem in our being seated immediately. Danny our waiter was promptly on the scene and took our drink orders while we pondered the menu and discussed the specials that Danny had announced. The wine arrived and the final choices were made. Within a very reasonable amount of time, the wait staff delivered the appetizers and the repast commenced. There were four in our party and each of us ordered a different entree. The yellowfin tuna was incredible. The Fisherman's Lobster, while understandably pricey, was quite tasty with plenty of lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The halibut with the mushrooms that accompanied it was also quite good. Finally, the calamari was enjoyed by each of us as we shared what we had ordered. The wedge salad was tasty and large. The clam chowder was decent and the local oysters on the half shell were large and well presented. The flourless chocolate cake for dessert was a perfect way to end the meal. Hemenway's is not inexpensive, but considering all of the factors in fine dining, it was well worth it.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Rob. We are glad that we could accommodate your party and that Danny took good care of you. More importantly, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope you will come back and join us again in the future.

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DM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant and food. Our favorite!

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you DMarie. It's a true honor to be your favorite.

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WM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful time we had! Our service was outstanding! Nancy out surver was wonderful! She was prompt and polite and extremely knowledgeable about the menu.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you William. So glad you enjoyed it all and thank you for the kind words about Nancy. We will be sure to pass along the compliments.

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JB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was outstanding and did a fantastic job.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks Jim! Always like to hear that our servers made a positive impression.

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TM
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant and one of the best for seafood anywhere. Among our all-time favorites. We eat here every time we're in Providence.

Hemenway's
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Candy and Tony! We are glad you enjoy it here and happy to know you'll be coming back. We really appreciate your review.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. His service was on par to what I imagined it to be. The food was delicious. Don’t fill up too much with appetizers-the meal is plentiful!

Hemenway's
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you Michelle! We are very happy you enjoyed it all and that your server made your experience even better.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!!! Joselin was an excellent server. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience!!!

Hemenway's
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed. We will be sure to pass along your feedback to Joselin.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and service was great

Hemenway's
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you! That is great to hear and we are glad you enjoyed it all.

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LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Whole roasted fish (branzino) and halibut were excellent. Calamari was perfect and carrot cake delicious. Our server, Danny, recommended an excellent wine that we enjoyed. Toby, the manager, came by to check on us. All wonderful staff. Not our first time at Hemenway’s and sure not our last! The only bummer is how loud it gets. Makes it tough on conversation.

Hemenway's
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you LocalFoodie! We are glad you enjoyed and happy to hear Danny took good care of you. We are thrilled to hear you will be coming back too. We are grateful for your business.

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RH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

Hemenway's
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you RyHan!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Hemenway's
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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NO
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner. Food was slow to come out , and was warm at best. So obviously our dishes were sitting in the kitchen. A Sunday night not that busy yet over 2 hours to have dinner, was disappointing!

Hemenway's
Responded on January 29, 2020

Sorry to hear you were disappointed Nancy, especially for your birthday dinner. That's not typical of our usual experience. We will review your feedback with our culinary team. We never want our guests to leave disappointed and we will be working hard to ensure we make improvements. Your satisfaction is very important to us.

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CB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here for 20+ years and the food and service has always been consistently good. This time was equally good.

Hemenway's
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your many years of patronage and we are thrilled to hear we still meet your expectations. We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to serving you again soon.

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SG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Excellent service. Only drawback is the noise level

Hemenway's
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you Susan. We are glad you enjoyed your food and service. We appreciate your feedback on the noise too. We always want our guests to enjoy it all.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!
Excellent food!

Hemenway's
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out with my beautiful wife, Hemenway’s did not disappoint. Great service from the valet parking to host, to our great waiter. Service was great, food was outstanding. You can’t go wrong.

Hemenway's
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you Luke. We are so happy to hear that you and your wife had a special night with us. We are glad you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly, courteous and prompt service.

Hemenway's
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you Joyce. So glad you enjoyed.

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