My entree came back twice still cold and my husband had to send his swordfish back once because it was not hot. By the time they came back with the reheated food our friends had just about finished their dinners. Our original waitress was not attentive as dishes of appetizers strayed on the table until we asked if someone could take them. Very disappointed!
They did not charge us for anything which was very nice but
Not an enjoyable experience.
Super at all levels
Always wonderful food and service! Recommend both lunch and dinner.
The service was amazing food great! Loved it!
Impeccable, quick, friendly service by Ariana. We're pretty critical with food, service and atmosphere but everything was pretty close to perfect. Table setting and ambiance was exemplary. Pretty special. I always order the RI style Calamari because is the best I've ever had. Desserts are out of this world. One of the best dates and restaurant experiences that we've had in years. Hemmingway's has always been consistently excellent. We now agree it's at the top of our favorites list. Worth every penny. It's so nice that we can always count on Hemmingway's.
In Providence for business trip and my husband and I went to Hemenway‘s based on a couple of different recommendations. Absolutely amazing and fresh seafood of so many varieties. No disappointments at all from arrival to leaving !
Our waitress, Arianna was outstanding in every way, Her smile and pragmatic interaction with us was superb. it was my wife's retirement dinner courtesy of myself and Arianna was very engaging with her all throughout. I strongly recommend this place.
Our second visit was a celebration for my daughter's visit from the west coast. We scoured the online menu and had a pretty good idea what we were going to order. The waiter came to the table a announced the specials. Our initial plans went out the window.
We ordered and marveled at the preparation, presentation, and the professional delivery. Delicious.
We took our time. The waiter checked in. We shared a dessert.
It was another great experience. We'll be back.
Hemenway's isn't inexpensive, but the special occasion, the quality of the meal, and the service all justifies the cost. We look forward to our next visit.
Dining at Hemenway's last Thursday was a stellar experience. We were there to celebrate a milestone birthday of one of the group. As we entered the restaurant, we were warmly greeted by Chef Max who made sure that this birthday celebration was really special. He suggested calamari as an appetizer and we were not disappointed. It was absolutely delicious! All the entrees were great and the desserts were to die for. The service was exceptional. We truly enjoyed Hemenway's and would like to thank Chef Max and his crew for making this occasion memorable.
Splendid, as expected.
As always, the food was amazing and our visit was extra special because of Bill's attentive service. I have allergies and both Bill and the chef made sure my meal was gluten free and delicious. We love this restaurant and will surely be back!
Brian and Chris were awesome! Very attentive and informative. We had a large party and they were able to accommodate us and everyone had a great time and definitely enjoyed the food.
We had people there from all over the country but when in RI we will definitely come back here!!
sorry i was a little disappointed. i have been a few times and it seems every time i go the quality falls off a little more. my clam chowder was as thick as pudding. the first dinner roll i tired was as hard as a rock. the "by the glass" and overall wine list is lacking. i'll try again as i do like the ambiance and the location.
Lovely service and a delicious meal while visiting with my college daughter. We both had seafood prepared perfectly. Salmon for her and grilled octopus for me. Not too many places do octopus, so it was a treat - tender and tasty over white beans!
Food was mediocre this time. We both ordered specials, halibut and stuffed lobster. Both dishes came out slightly warm, seemed like they had been sitting under a warming light. Didn't taste fresh. Lobster was dry which was surprising because server said that was Hemenways signature dish.
The service and food was outstanding! The menu was a little pricey compared to other restaurants. Was a great night though overall! Loved how they made my birthday special with a candle on a piece of pie, very thoughtful. Thank you!
Excellent meal. Everything was great. Wait staff was a little bit slow (forgetting to bring the bread until the main course) and we had asked for it with our 2 rounds of apps. Besides that - excellent
Food was adequate but nothing special.
Great experience from the hostess to dessert.. Food delicious and very knowledgeable server, Alex. It’s a little pricey but worth it.
Service was first rate. Greeting and seating was warm and friendly.
Our waiter knew the menu and clearly presented the specials. Our mouths were watering as we pondered our selections. He offered good suggestions on how much to order as well.
The wine and and food continued meet our first class expectations!
We will be back.
Great food! Took care of husbands food allergy and brought special dessert for birthday. Have never been disappointed by a Newport Restaurant group choice!!!!
An excellent choice. Coming from out of town for a show that my son was performing in. My family joined from Connecticut. Show was at 8 back in Pawtucket, so we selected a 5 pm seating. Table for 9 (although the Open Table system only allows up to 8, I called the restaurant to change this for 9). Excellent food and service. Waiter started us out with a great selection from the raw bar, coupled with soup, salads, and appetizers. We selected a good bottle of wine to enjoy. Very nice selection of seafood dishes. Those who commented on their meals all indicated the food was excellent and perfectly well prepared. Nice selection for dessert as well. Danny took good care of us all night, making sure that we never lagged but also never rushing us. Good location in Providence to get in and out. Overall very satisfying experience.
Delicious food cooked to perfection. Service outstanding. A little loud, but not too bad. My wife said the seafood casserole was the best she's ever had. I loved the crab legs.
I requested a quiet table and we got seated in the back room which was very cozy and quiet.
The waiter was one of the best we have had in a long time. He knew everything about the drink and food menu. He made some great suggestions, he was timely with drink refills and checked on us often.
The food was delicious what a treat for your taste buds! My husband had a steak and scallop special and I had the stuffed lobster.
The drinks could not have been better, perfect.
For dessert my husband had the cinnamon cheese cake!
This is a perfect spot to enjoy unique quality food with friends or a special night out with your spouse.
Hemenway’s thank your for a wonderful dining experience!
Best restaurant i have ever eaten at! i travel all over the country and i love this place!
As always, they never disappoint! The service is always top notch and you never feel rushed. The food is amazing and they have some great cocktails too. We had oysters, calamari, escargot, caesar salad and we split the special of the night which had scallops, vegetables and gnocchi...divine!
As usual, Hemenway's did not disappoint. Everything was wonderful for a very nice luncheon with our children prior to one of them returning to NYC. The ambiance, meals and service were great.
Been to Hemmenways many times for both business and personal occasions, and never disappointed. Was the first time there for my date who was very impressed. It was our Server, Sean, though who really made our afternoon special.
First time visiting but it lived up to expectations.
We were not disappointed as usual when we come here. It was a special occasion, birthday. Incredible food, service and ambiance! Thank you Hemenway’s for continuously serving as a go to restaurant!
My mother who is 80 I gave her a gift card to go there and her response to me was it was the fanciest and best food restaurant she's ever been to . For me to see me mom happy and enjoy something is a good feeling. she has traveled a lot so she has been to many places
Food was excellent, but the portions are to small... I ready was ready to eat again five minutes after I left the restaurant...
Disappointed where they seated us especially when reservations were made well in advance. if we wanted to be by the oyster bar we wouldn't have made reservations! The food was good but felt very rushed..we weren't even finished with our appetizers when the soup arrived which had to sit there until we were done with the appetizers, side bread plates were taken away even before bread arrived.. like I said very disappointed when you think your dinning in a high end restaurant and paying $$ prices.
So many amazing dishes on the menu, along with daily chef specials, you have no choice but to come back to try something new. You can taste the freshness of the raw bar and the staff makes you feel more than welcome. Had a great table overlooking the river.
Overseasond paelha you could smell the the overbearing smell of saffron before they arrived at the table rendering the entire meal uneatable, definitely a letdown as everyone else at the table felt disappointed with the quality of the food. Staff was very attentive and friendly.
I took my wife there for a Valentines dinner. We could not have been more happy. The food was excellent, the ambience was wonderful, and our server, Jeff, was fantastic
Whenever I have a special occasion to celebrate with my family, friends or wife....I can always count on Hemmingway's to make it a perfect evening. Making my reservation through Open Table is always easy, and my special requests were not overlooked by the restaurant.
Our meal was delicious and the staff was very professional and accomodating. WE had a waitperson who was professional, and very personable. Overall a perfect evening.
Belated valentine dinner
From our greeting to our departure, top shelf 100%. Food was great, atmosphere was nice, waitress was outstanding, attentive to detail.