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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, 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.

Executive Chef:
Max Peterson

Private Party Facilities:
Please call the restaurant for more information

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

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

Hemenway's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
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Good for a Date (78)
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Good for Birthdays (74)
Business Meals (71)
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Scenic View (54)
Worth the Drive (54)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Waterfront (42)
Local Ingredients (41)
Bar Seating (39)
Great for Lunch (38)
Authentic (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Good for Groups (32)
Healthy (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fun (18)
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Seasonal (14)
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People Watching (14)
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Happy Hour (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

First time visiting but it lived up to expectations.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent, but the portions are to small... I ready was ready to eat again five minutes after I left the restaurant...

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Belated valentine dinner

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

From our greeting to our departure, top shelf 100%. Food was great, atmosphere was nice, waitress was outstanding, attentive to detail.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

Loved the food. Service was good too

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Very enjoyable meal with excellent service!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Always worth going to Hemenway’s. Food, atmosphere, service, and the location are perfect for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

There was no wait for a table because of our online reservation. The waitress was delightful and recommended some fantastic food. Overall, everything was superb and we couldent have had a better seafood dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Drinks were great. Service was great. Noise level was too loud and so was the music. People had to yell over the music. Not for a romantic dinner out.
Clams Casino was terrible. Just breads crumbs over clams. Have had better elsewhere. Lobster was outrageous at $30.00 a pound. Ordered 2 lbs and it looked like a pound and a quarter. Was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Skipped dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner on Valentine's Day. It was Ash Wednesday also, so we both chose fish. My scallops would rival anything that we have had in the Boston Seaport area! Service was excellent...would definitely return!!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We tried Hemenway’s for the first time. We anticipated a fine experience. We were not disappointed. As a matter of fact, our expectations were exceeded. Of course, the food was prepared perfectly, plated artistically, and delivered with a touch of competent class. We can’t speak too highly of this restaurant and we plan to return soon.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

very good experience 2nd visit for Valentines Day very enjoyable afternoon lunch

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We were told by a number of people that we need to eat at this restaurant. It was an anniversary occasion and Hemmenway made it special.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had reservations foe later ans they were able to move us earlier. Good food, server was knowledgeable and had good advice on the seafood pasta entree to made it a little spicier. Will visit again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Although the kitchen didn't prepare my wife's paella according to her dietary restrictions, the servers and staff were quick to replace her entree, offer a free salad and dessert, and take the entree off the bill. Food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was good, food expensive for quantity and quality. Very noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our experience at Hemenways was as always spectacular. We got the drink special, a strawberry Bellini with scallops wrapped in bacon to start. Both of those I would recommend to anyone. We follows this with the swordfish with Hollaindaise sauce special that they actually run every night and it is easily the best seafood dish I’ve ever eaten. Our server was super attentive and I never had to wait for anything, he was right there. I would recommend Hemenways to anyone and would definitely come again.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We come to providence 4 times a year and always try new restaurants when we visit but we always eat at Hemingway’s! Best service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fresh seafood, great martinis, a creative twist on classics, and fabulous service will ensure a return trip to Hemenway's. The RI-style calamari is fantastic, entrees were perfectly cooked and delicious, and the desserts were equally amazing. We were not rushed at any point, but enjoyed the fact that our food was delivered promptly. I highly recommend Hemenway's!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience again ar Hemenways! Our favorite restaurant for special occasions!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent service. Good food although huge portions. Limited non seafood options. Good wine menu.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was excellent; service from Nancy was great. Did not know the parking was free or I would have parked there. Got a table by window as requested on a Monday night.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, timely seating, great service, and excellent food. Special thanks to our server Danny.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went to Hemenway's prior to a play at PPAC. Meals are consistently excellent, cooked as ordered, great service, tasty drinks. This is our go-to place for our "date nights", whether sitting at the bar or at a table.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My friends an I met for dinner prior to seeing a show at PPAC. We checked in at the desk and were seated immediately, which was nice. Our waitress, Diane, was very accommodating, we explained we had to be out by a certain time in order to make the show.
Our drinks and dinners were delicious!
I would say, our experience at Heminway’s was overall, a positive one on all levels....and we arrived just in time for the show! 👍

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had the escargot appetizer. Very disappointed. The way too many breadcrumbs left no flavor to the escargot. Too dry. Guess I really misread your description.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Alana was excellent and we really appreciated her professional service and personality.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere consistently excellent. Jayson was, as usual, attentive, friendly and professional. We are always happy when he arrives at our table, knowing he works about 3 shifts per week. Our good fortune, I guess.

We will return. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Ate at Hemenway's earlier this week and the meal was great! I have porbably eaten here 50 times over the last 4 years and the food and service is always excellent which is why I continue to come here. I had the spare rib appetizer which was four ribs and the flavors were perfect. The table also ordered the seasood platter as an app. The others cleaned that platter and raved about the seasfood. For dinner I had the filet mignon with parmesan fries and asparagus. Filet was tender and perfectly cooked as ordered, medium. While this restaurant is known for its seafood especially lobster by the pound, I don't eat seafood and always find a delicous meal on the menu or special.

This time, there was a special stout beer that was bottled specifically for Hemenway's which was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is always good, three of our party ordered the restaurant week fixed price dinner & dessert and were all happy with their respective choices. The service was superlative as usual, and we all had a very enjoyable evening. Over the years, this is one of the restaurants in Providence that I frequently take family from out of town and also clients to, as the seafood choices are always a hit for either lunch or dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We took the menu from the providence restaurant week. Unfortunately the starter as well as the main course was almost cold. We complained and only after asking about their feedback they apologized. They didn’t charge for the beer as compensation.
As this happened to both courses we had the impression the special menu was somehow precooked. This shouldn’t happen at one of the best restaurants in the city.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Best seafood in Providence....consistently excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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