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Hemenway's

4.8
4.8
6631 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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 89 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • 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

What 6,631 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Good for business meals

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. RR

    RobertR

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great. Danny our server was terrific
  2. JG

    JudyG

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hemenway’s is the best! There are so few restaurants that provide the total experience to truly define dining. We love the linen tablecloths and the pleasant and expert service. If you love fish and seafood, this is the place!
  3. KJ

    KatJ

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stopped going to Hemenways many yeas ago. I felt that the food and service at that time was not good. Yesterday ‘s visit restored my faith in this restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious. My husband and I will be returning soon.
  4. VS

    VSquared

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hemenways is reliably delicious and always professional. This night they were busy with large business parties, but that didn’t diminish our service or experience as a party of two celebrating an anniversary. Our window table was sprinkled with rose petals. The hosts were welcoming, and our service provider visited the table promptly and then regularly regularly, without hovering. He assured us there was no rush when I wanted to wait on ordering further until after we had eaten the (substantial) shellfish platter. Re: food, the RI mixed mushrooms w/Serrano ham side dish was a standout. Ditto for the luscious and tangy Key Lime pie dessert. We’ll continue to keep Hemenway’s on regular rotation, as we have for years.
  5. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner! The food was delicious and our server Matt was very friendly, attentive, and made the evening a wonderful experience.
  6. VY

    VinY

    Naples

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Providence. Always fresh and delicious seafood. Spacious restaurant with energetic vibe. Actually ordered Filet Mignon during this last visit, and it was excellent.
  7. RP

    RiversideProfessor

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hemmenway’s experience is superb and explains why the restaurant continues to remain in my top three dining experiences in the region!
  8. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our waitress, Nikki, was helpful and pleasant. Our wine was good; somewhat overpriced. They were out of the wine we actually selected from their menu. We had a Caesar salad which was good but I prefer a more traditional dressing/taste—-I received extra anchovies, as a plus! Our swordfish entrees were VERY good, along with accompanying spinach and crisps. I added a side order of local mushrooms which came in a very large portion (had to take some home) and were delicious. Our dessert was also very good- chocolate espresso mousse. The restaurant was festively decorated as the holiday season begins. Parking in the garage attached was convenient, free and painless.
  9. EK

    EKIV

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can always count on Hemenway’s for a great dining experience. The food and service were excellent!
  10. L

    Lynda

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was great! Table was comfortable. The restaurant is very noisy. Could use acoustic panels or something to help that. Dinners were good, although a little pricey for what they were.
  11. PR

    PeterR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food the best combined with excellent service by our server Robert.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Hemenway’s many times we love the food, the town, and the vibe.
  13. P

    Paul

    New England

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great meal surf and turf. You can do a New York strip or a fillet along with either a 2 pound lobster or king, crab legs. We chose the king crab legs tonight. Excellent choice along with the fillet. Also was amazing with a side of mushrooms sautéed.
  14. MD

    MicheleD

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The server was very pleasant but felt like she was pushing a lot of extra add ons to the meal.
  15. SH

    StephanieH

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing! We love Hemenway’s and their fabulous bar crew!
  16. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and awesome service! Always a great time!
  17. SO

    SarahO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mason was an amazing server - knowledgeable, personable with great recommendations - it was a great night out
  18. AK

    AnitaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service delightful! We especially appreciated our waitress, Bridget. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and highly efficient. We had a wonderful evening at Hemenways!
  19. MD

    MikeD78

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was great.
  20. M

    Melinda

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 8th anniversary and were treated like royalty by Bridget, our server, and Emily the manager. The food was DIVINE and we are so glad we chose to celebrate there!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, our waiter did an amazing job. Everyone’s meals were delicious.
  22. A

    Asdf

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to experience fine dining, this is the place. The servers are attentive but you never feel rushed.
  23. SM

    StepenM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Kelly was excellent
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  25. j

    jairov

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good evening, Like we also do we dined out. Our waitress Danielle was incredible and made sure we where taken care of. I will say the service and management team with all the staff make this my favorite place to dine with my wife Hands down. Just this year alone we have been at least three times per month since the beginning of the year . I wish I remembered to check in lol . Thank you
  26. SO

    SOMee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food! I especially appreciated the vegetarian entree option that wasn't pasta. A rare find in a seafood/steak place and much appreciated! Can't wait to go back!
  27. MS

    MottStFoodie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience celebrating our anniversary!
  28. JK

    JosephK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Professional but casual and attentive service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a day after Thanksgiving family dinner. Second year in a row at Hemenway’s and just as fantastic as last year. It has become a family favorite.
  30. D

    Dsali

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful night at Hemingway's. They always deliver. The freshest local seafood and more. A great wine list and excellent service. Thanks to Nancy for making our evening perfect!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Day before Thanksgiving with family.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. Best seafood restaurant on the Eastern Seaboard
  33. EW

    EWES

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was, as a,ways, excellent…our server was a bit inattentive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to meet and eat. Great vibe and service and really solid food! Never disappointed yet!
  35. S

    Star2bec

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved, loved our pre-show dinner and drinks. The food was phenomenal, and Robert our server, outstanding. We always love it there and look forward to our next visit!
  36. RR

    RichardR

    Treasure Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always the restaurant provides a wonderful evening out for dining, with an enjoyable atmosphere, nice ambiance, excellent and professional service and delicious food.
  37. LM

    LucyM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time, our waiter was great and even though it was busy we received our food in a timely fashion. My husband ordered the venison special and found it to be tasteless there for the 4 stars. Other than that everything was delicious!
  38. BH

    BruceH

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were a party of 6 and table was kind of by itself which was nice. Even though it was a busy Saturday evening there was enough waitstaff to be attentive. Food was excellent and hot but the portions were small for the price paid for many of the six entrees. The cocktails were excellent. I would have given 5 stars for all categories if it wasn't for the bread which got delivered late when we were almost finished.
  39. MT

    MariaT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 5 loved the evening and the food. Scallops were fresh as could be and delicious. Swordfish over spinach outstanding. Special venison dinner was great. Super martini's. Just simply the best!!
  40. p

    patti

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday noted. Service great by Matt

FAQs

Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 6631 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 89 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

    Unspecified

  • 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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