Hemenway's

4.8
5456 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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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eleni
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was well timed and our waiter Kevin was a delight. Funny and well informed. We ate outside and partway thru it started to rain. We were immediately placed at another table. Being outside in the garden area was pleasant except for some loud passerby cars and people. We loved the scallops and the seafood casserole. Desserts were presented beautifully- key lime pie, no flour chocolate cake as well as the creme brûlée all fantastic.

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SueF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a very nice quiet corner table for my elderly dad to celebrate early father’s day. He so enjoyed it. Thank you to Sara for fantastic service!!! Also Kyle did a great job along side her.

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NieB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening with friends. The view of the river is wonderful. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of wait staff need more training - the person who brought the appetizer touched my silverware tops by mistake and didn’t offer to change them. One of our drinks was spilled on the table. We were not offered wet towels after eating from the raw bar and no bread was brought (other customers got that). Food is good and view is nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was welcoming and the waiter was very nice everything was great the restaurant is a place to go to eat great RI food and to spend time with your loved ones

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vipBatya
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hemenway’s serves creative and classic seafood meals. I had the best bloody mary ever to start. My dining partner and I shared a salmon roll that was perfect. My sea scallops were cooked exactly right and served on a creative puree. My partner said his shrimp were delicious. The view of the river at sunset was lovely and our server was very professional snd friendly. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very lovely room, and friendly staff. Food and drinks very good. Wonderful experience

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NancyC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I have to say I had the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. Brian was our waiter. He was friendly, knowledgeable and talked me into getting the whole fish special. I ate the entire meal it’s was unbelievable. We can’t wait to return. Thank you so much for an amazing evening.

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LovesMartinis
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently FABULOUS!! Food, Service, Cocktails and atmosphere. Our server, Diana, was absolutely delightful.

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brian
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, scenic location and reasonable prices

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gwynneb
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny is the best server ever for families. And we ask for him every time

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vipAnniesappetite
New England
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster bisque anywhere. Everything was exceptional.

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MikeM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Vegetarian entry was not edible..
One of my party was on the toilet for 15 minutes immediately after arriving home...he had the surf and turf..maybe bad scallops?

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JudithD
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays and an anniversary and our server was wonderful and the food never disappoints!

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vipJuditeS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just out for dinner

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KLARET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Sat in the Regatta room overlooking the river. Food and service outstanding!

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vipSantaFeKate
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely setting. Not a bad seat in the house! Professional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great service.

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StacyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another GREAT dinner at Hemenways! Love the friendly and professional service. The food is always top notch. Can't go wrong with the crab legs, filet or swordfish. Save room for dessert. The key lime pie is out of this world!

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EricL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is definitely the place to go for a special occasion. Very classy!

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AljaeC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We ordered a few appetizers- the calamari and bacon wrapped scallops were excellent!!! Not crazy about the RI clam chowder and the stuff crunchies. We were really looking forward to the paella but it’s nothing to rave about. The overall is very mushy and a bit spicy. We were sat at a corner table and the air conditioner was so strong that our food got cold before we were halfway going through it. Hopefully, we will have a better dining experience next time.

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Foodlovers
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Staff were pleasant and helpful, food was fabulous, and it felt good to be out with people. We ordered a dozen local oysters that were fresh and sweet. My wife had the Baked Stuffed Lobster, Fisherman's style and I had the Ahi Tuna seared rare for entrées. Both meals were delicious. Prices were reasonable considering the quality and atmosphere. Service might have been just slightly slow, but we were celebrating my wife's birthday and were not in a rush.

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ErinK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No exaggeration, one of the best meals of our lives. The yellow fin tuna was mind blowing! A dish overflowing with flavor while keeping the tuna the star. Our waiter was friendly, informative & attentive. We can't wait for an excuse to go back.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The food was excellent.

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EdwB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good dining experience, but not exceptional for this caliber of restaurant.

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Bailey
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our48th anniversary so we wanted the best! And it was! Thank you for the surprise delicious dessert!

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vipSusanS
New England
87 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian, our server, made our friend’s birthday special. He was attentive and made it a great experience.

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CourtneyU
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Food was great, the cocktails not so much. Drinks tasted like perfume, worst margarita and rose sangria I’ve ever had.

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JohnG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Entertained clients from out of state and they were happy with my choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and wonderful waitress.

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vipShannaleeS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, we were treated as valued guests. Wait staff was informative, attentive, and charming without being overbearing. Food was phenomenal as usual. The baked stuffed lobster is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Food, service, ambiance all outstanding

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RaquelD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to return to Hemenway's after a year of quarantine to celebrate our 15th wedding anniverary . Our server Diane was very pleasant, professional and attentive. Looking forward to returning. 5 stars as always

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was better than ever, been a few times and this was the best the food has ever tasted (it was never bad this was just exceptionally good)

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LoriR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress ever. I have celiacs and was concerned about finding something on the menu. As soon as I mentioned it to the waitress she went above and beyond to put my worries to rest. Service and food were top notch. We will be back sooner than later.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic. Yellowfin tuna entree was quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever tasted.

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vipLibbby
New England
111 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic..as usual..food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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vipFirsttimeback
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out in over a year and we felt extremely comfortable that all safety precautions were taken. Fantastic experience and the meals were simply heaven. We were also celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Please add this place to your short list or restaurants.

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Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 5456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.