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About Hemenway's

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.

121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:
11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday - Saturday:
11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 351-8570

Website:
http://www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is complementary after 5:00pm & a discounted rate at lunch.

Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for more information

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Salem: (888) 759-5557

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hemenway's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (48)
Bar Seating (41)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Went to Hemenway's as part of a holiday gift and we really enjoyed our time there. The wait staff was attentive and gave us time to enjoy our meal and especially our wine once we were completed with our food. We would come back here again, but probably only for special occasions are the prices are a bit high for daily dining

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was fantastic from the second we walked in. All the employees were extremely polite and helpful. The food was great. We came here for restaurant week and we weren't sure if that meant they wouldn't put as much effort into the food as when people are paying full price but that was definitely not the case. As a student it's not often I go to nice restaurants but this one was absolutely worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first time going here. It was a great experience. The atmosphere is a great balance of city yet cozy. The food was fantastic; wine selection was great. Staff was kind and professional. This is at the top of our list...we will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal and we were well taken care of. Very nice experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent as always. Wonderful service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We were in town for the Patriots game and someone at the hotel suggested we go to your restaurant… We drove in the pouring rain and kept saying I hope it’s worth it! It exceeded our expectations on every level! Our server Lucas was attentive and we were confident of his descriptions of the menu and happy with the results! The ambience was perfect and the food was delicious… I will definitely return!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Hemenway's was recommended to me by my brother, who frequents Providence for pleasure. It was a top notch experience from beginning to end. My lemon sole was better by a factor of ten than a very similar dish I recently had at "that well-known seafood establishment" that has become more of a chain. My Ceasar salad was very good, but nothing special. My daughter had escargot, about which she raved, and lobster mac and cheese that was not only delicious, but a work of art, for it was served in the lobster shell! My husband, not a seafood lover, had a wedge salad and a chicken dish, both of which he said were very good. He also had an outstanding cocktail that was made with a cherry mezcal tequila. The serviced was excellent, and we never felt rushed. If our daughter ends up attending school in Providence, Hemenway's will become our #1 spot to take her for a special meal.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Met mid afternoon for post holiday lunch. Loved the bright open feel: lots of windows with views of the river way . Although we are fans of the Newport Group and frequent many of their restaurants often, do to proximity we aren't as familiar with Hemenway's but plan to return soon to try more dishes!. The power lunch option was a perfect choice for all of us. The Pan Roasted Cod was a favorite of 2 at the table, seafood casserole for 2 others: F was served with everyone's favorite seafood, cod, shrimp and scallops. The fish tacos and Mahi sandwich were also delicious! Loved the zucchini chips, and NE Clam chowder was full of clams, thicker then most of prefer but tasty. Service was well-timed and friendly and offered suggestions when asked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

One in our party had dietary restrictions, our server and the kitchen staff did an AWESOME job meeting them!!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Delightful—seafood is always wonderful and the service friendly yet professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I don’t think we will be going back. Found a piece of plastic in my soup. No one from the kitchen or management even came over to say anything. Bloody Mary tasted awful and the food just isn’t what it used to be. When we made the reservation we told them it was for a birthday. No mention of it by the waiter. In years past they would always mention it and offer a small dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious meal served by an excellent waiter named Bill. He was extremely helpful with his recommendations and accommodations recommending food allergies.
Definitely a restaurant you can enjoy great food, wonderful atmosphere (not noisy) and have a great evening with the BEST service around!!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server, Alex was great. He was personable, knowledgeable about the menu items and also could rattle of the characteristics of the oysters being served that night. The next time I go to Hemenways I will ask for Alex. Great service makes the evening and Alex made our night very enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The staff was amazing. We were running behind due to a problem at our hotel. I called the restaurant and spoke with the hostess she said no worries we will hold the kitchen and let them know your on the way. On our arrival we were seated and greeted by our server Teresa. Teresa was amazing she was very informative and her dinner recommendations couldn’t have been better. Thank you Teresa for making our first visit outstanding and we will be back!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was not worth the prices. Some dishes were fine, others were downright tasteless. $68 for a rubbery lobster with ritz crackers crumbled, two hard shrimp and two scallops. Our server was very attentive and the drinks were well made. I was expecting a level of dining experience much higher and refined from the website descriptions.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always enjoy dinner in a very festive atmosphere! Our waitress, Theresa, was spectacular!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, a great evening at Hemenway's. Even though it was New Year's Eve, the service and the food were impeccable and we enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very lovely dinner here on NYE dinner. Food was good. Service was excellent. Sean was very attentive without being a nuisance. We enjoyed our evening!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hemenways was excellent as always. Our waitress was great. It was a perfect restaurant to celebrate New Year s eve.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went to Hemenway’s on 12/31/17 before theater. Alex was a wonderful server. Excellent knowledge of wine. We had oysters first followed by splitting the wedge salad and homemade lobster agnolotti. Dishes were split perfectly and the wine suggested was perfect. Key lime pie for dessert was delicious. I had not been to Hemenway’s in a year and we had a great experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent with regard to taste,freshness, and presentation. Cannot miss whatever the choice.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hemenway's lived up to its reputation as a solid go-to for fresh seafood in unremarkable combinations (crab cakes, fresh oysters, surf and turf) for my father's birthday. Excellent service as always and a lovely location. Short but reasonable wine list. That said, the bouillabaisse (billed as a seafood stew in a saffron and garlic broth) was so salty as to be practically inedible. Couldn't taste the fish at all. A bad slip up for a restaurant that should at least be reliable.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a wonderful time @ Hemingway’s and would definitely go back! They made our first Anniversary so special! We loved the rose petals and complimentary champagne.
Service and food were excellent! It is always consistent there. Thank you! Happy New Year 2018!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great experience. They even gave a complimentary desert to our granddaughter who was celebrating her birthday.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, great food. Our waiter bill was amazing!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent l.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome as always. We're from the San Francisco Bay Area and we always eat at Hemenway's where we're in Providence.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place that never fails to deliver on a Great dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

From my glass of champagne to my last bite of Creme Brûlée, everything was delicious! I had the special, salmon, and I loved the Asian fusion flavors in the dish. Very unexpected, but delicious. Our waiter, Sean, was wonderful. He always made a point to check in with us. Sean was very professional and polite. I will definitely be back. Keep up the great service and eligant food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Authentic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant, fine service and attention. Hemenway's stays fresh and relevant, keep it up!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our 19th consecutive year we spend Christmas Eve at Hemenways and we have never been disappointed! Not our favorite table sitting on the bar platform, the bar was not crowded which made it the location more acceptable. The service was exceptional but the the food - my George's Banks Scallops were exceptional, my wife's stuffed shrimp prepared to perfection and my granddaughter's filet prepared exactly the way she requested. All had a very nice presentation and were fresh out of the kitchen, all just the right temperature. Oh, the drinks...just right for the night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went on Christmas Eve, very busy ,but staff and mgt on their game .Very professional and welcoming . Swordfish , moist cooked to perfection. Lobster spot on . Raw bar excellent . Perfect night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve at this restaurant. It was a wonderful dining experience. From the minute we walked through the door we were treated wonderfully. Our server was excellent, and the food exquisite. Looking forward to returning soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A perfect evening for Christmas Eve. We go every year and it never disappoints us.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

EXCELLENT!
We drove for over an hour to have a new restaurant experience for Christmas.
The perfect choice.
Excellent wine and spirits selection.
The baked stuffed lobster was breathtaking.
Save room for dessert. ❤❤❤

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Service by Diane. Restaurant staff and food is consistently good every time we visit.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great.... My birthday. They brought a lovely cheesecake out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Anniversary celebration with family,

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