Hemenway's

4.7
5344 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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vipWillM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time this past Sunday @ Hemenway’s to celebrate Mother’s Day with my wife and our two teenage daughters. Everything was outstanding and can’t wait to return sometime soon!

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vipPace
New England
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Tower for Mother’s Day. Excellent and very fresh. Took home enough lobster for lobster salad the next day. Drinks were top notch. Too full for a dessert. It’s unfortunate because they are always excellent.

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vipMarioZoom
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Our waiter was Jacob. He handled our large party with precision, pizzas & was very hospitable. The options from the raw bar were exceptional.

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Pilatesemalie
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Mother’s Day and from start to finish it was an wonderful experience. The service was great and our server Nathan went above and beyond to insure we had a wonderful dining experience.

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vipArthurM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was great and will will return another time

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vipLisaD
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic.

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happyT01
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect date spot! The food and service was fabulous!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my mom’s birthday and had a fabulous time! Even with 6 people the service (I believe Leila was our AMAZING waitress), food, and atmosphere was impeccable! Cannot say enough great things! We will certainly be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent
The waitress was great
The food was excellent as well
Always great food !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Providence. Never disappointed. The perfect place to celebrate my college graduation

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linda
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a staycation and wanted excellent dining. We had oysters to start, then a bright and flavorful greens salad, followed by the highly recommended lobster Mac and cheese and build your own surf and turf. All was fabulous. And our wines perfectly complimented our meals. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our seafood and cocktails at the bar. The service was good and the food was delicious. Looking forward to when the plexiglass comes down!

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vipYumyum
New England
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Not rushed. Cabbage salad was delicious. Lovely evening. Easy place to talk to each other.

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doto
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit within a month. Hadn’t been there in a couple of years. Danny was our waiter. Attentive but not intrusive. Friendly with a sense of humor. Enjoyed being at a table overlooking the river. Scene was entertaining. It is on our list of regular favorite spots to dine.

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DS40
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except the stuffies. No crispness and very oily. The service and ambiance were excellent.

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vipDianeS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best seafood restaurants we have ever dined at. Excellent ambiance; drinks, food, are always top notch. They are adhering to COVID precautions and I felt perfectly comfortable. Great for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome waiter..Danny..highly recommend
fantastic seafood

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RPec
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All good, food quality, menu, and drinks. Unlike many occasions in the past, the service was just fair to OK at best.

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Pswiader
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overpriced but Excellent seafood - consistently good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane, the server, went out of her way making recommendations on how the meal should be prepared. She even stopped by to ask if everything was oka few times.

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vipLisaD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service!

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DAVIDB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Apps and desert were great. Seafood casserole needs pasta to make it a good dinner and make it worth $32. Zlata our server was great and never rushed us

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CathyD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always.

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RubyD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Diane as are waiter customer service she is great :)

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was absolutely delicious, and the surf and turf was unbelievable! It was one of the best meals we ever had.

The only issue I had was that they sat us at a table next to the bar for my son’s birthday. There was no view, and the seating was too tight.

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anonymous
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little busy for COVID but great service and food

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vipSAAHP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leila was very attentive. We were seated at the perfect table. The food was fabulous! Holly, was in training, but also kept checking with us. Leila is training her well. We had a wonderful time and could not wait to give this review. Thank you.

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vipJamesR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! It's a little pricy especially the martinis but highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, outstanding food.

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Owen
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The reason we came to eat is because we had heard good things from friends.
Our server was understanding and appreciative about the allergies at the table, which was nice. He offered bread 3 times, and we still had to ask the host for it, and someone else brought it. After the introduction, he visited our table one more time to make sure everything was satisfactory, which was roughly 40 minutes after we had been sat. Someone else ran the appetizer, and due to the allergy a manager ran the food. The oysters were not cleaned well, and at 3$ a piece that’s unacceptable. The hot seafood platter appetizer was a good amount of food for the price, and the seafood was cooked very well, but there was bits of paper and a piece of string left over in the plate which doesn’t speak to the level of care an allergy dish should get. Our server did apologize profusely for this and the item was removed from the menu. The baked stuff shrimp were pretty good, but the green beans were unseasoned and over cooked, and the mashed potato’s were whatever. The paella was alright. To sum it up, both items were taken home and still sit in the fridge unfinished.
Maybe it was an off day, but we probably won’t return anytime soon

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RickM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great. Danny is a fantastic server.

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vipFan4Chicago
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hemenways is one of our favorites! Eating outdoors on their spacious patio was a delightful experience today - our first trip out for lunch in close to a year! The food was delicious and the service excellent! Can’t wait to return!

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AllaR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While it is a great location and restaurant service is good, I'd rate food medioce. The lobster mac & cheese lobster was chewy and bechamel suacy was not the greatest. We were not impressed and do not plan to come back

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vipMiataLiz
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Hair in food :(

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vipJimC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two birthdays in the party of 4!

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CoachT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hemenway's use to be our favorite seafood place in Providence. This time however the food was just "fair". Swordfish was tasteless. Salmon was ok however. For the food and service it was way overpriced at $200 for two of us.
Service was ok but waitress was not very friendly or personable.

Place has gone downhill in last few years

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Jaron
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places I have ever eaten at. To start I was stood up and my waitress Ellie was simply amazing. She made me feel like I wasn’t and was soo very kind. She was very attentive and had great recommendations. If you not getting lobster. SEAFOOD CASSEROLE IS WHERE ITS AT!!! The fresh oysters were sooo good as well. I will definitely be returning and it all thanks to Ellie and how amazing the food tasted. Seriously if you are on the fence. Jump it sooooo worth it! Compliments to the chef as well. I’d give 10 stars if I could.

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Hemenway's is rated 4.7 stars by 5344 OpenTable diners.

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