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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2014

Every time I dine at Hemenway's, I'm always delighted at the
predictability and consistency of the food and service.
I am never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Had a Little issue with one of the waitress she was either to busy or didn't like us.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2014

I went to Rhode Island to visit J &W University. Hemenway s was recommended to me by a friend. He was right. The food was great. The Location was convenient. The waitress Annie was super friendly and service was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Fabulous food and reasonable wine list. We had an amazing meal of swordfish, scallops, and oysters. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. The wine list was great; extensive choises and very reasonable prices. We will definetly be going here again!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Here was the run down: cocktail shrimp were perfect, big and cold, firm with nice cocktail sauce; lobster bisque with the largest piece of lobster ever seen in a bisque; house dressing rocks as it has for 27+ years; swordfish excellent and paella even more impressive. Thanks Morgan!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 25, 2014

We went for our 27 anniversary and it was a great experience all around! The table had rose petals on it and we got complimentary dessert. The entire staff treated us special because they new it was our anniversary, our waitress Annie was fantastic ! The food as always was great! Highly recommend ! My favorite seafood restaurant in I providence !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2014

My family was in town for a youth soccer game, I looked up seafood restaurants in providence and came across Hemenways. The food was delicious, perfect portion size and the service was outstanding. Next time back to providence we will be visiting Hemenways again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Had a great dinner, hadn't been there in a couple of years, but its still a classic. I would recommend it to anyone!!




Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2014

My husband and I heard a lot of great things about this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The food and service were amazing. The only thing I will do next time is try to get a table on the side or a booth with more room. My husband is not a small guy and we were stuck at a table in the middle.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2014

We had dinner at Hemenway's the night we eloped, 28 years ago and have been returning for anniversary's, birthdays, graduations and sometimes just a good meal ever since. Not once in all these years have any of us had a bad meal or anything short of outstanding experience. Every time we go we think we have the best server, yet the next time, we have another server who is just as amazing! I hope to be able to celebrate 28 more anniversary's with Hemenways!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2014

Our waiter, Diane, was excellent, and considerate.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2014

We always have a special time. The food and staff are consistently top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2014

We have dined here countless times since it opened many years ago.
We have never been disappointed, including when we brought 50 of our closest loved ones for a very special event.
Dan K our waiter was as good as it gets, and assures a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2014

It was my first time and it definitely won't be my last. Great wine selection, fresh oysters from a multitude of locations, and phenomenal service make for a great dining selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2014

Very disappointed that my clam dinner was full of sand and a few bits of clamshell. Never expected that from this quality restaurant which we go to often.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2014

I enjoyed the restaurant very much with my guest from Chicago. The service and food was excellent.

Minor note; I was very cramped in my seat as the table behind us had no room to move their chairs as we were directly touching when i sat down - little uncomfortable.

Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2014

I love Hemenway's because I love to go out for dinner and eat healthy. The raw bar is fantastic, the fish is fresh, and the restaurant is extremely accommodating. If you don't like seafood, you may want to choose a different restaurant. If you love fish, I think this is the best in Providence! Have never had a bad meal or experience here. Service is outstanding and food is as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2014

I used to go here often but had not been for quite a while and was looking forward to it. I was a little disappointed.
The place itself was very nice. The appetizers were great. The mixed drink I ordered is very standard but was not made correctly. It was done over and was correct. My meal was not prepared as ordered. I sent it back and it was OK. The other two people with me had better luck. There meal was fine. The waiter was fair to good. Not what you'd expect in this type of place.
I would get it another try. Maybe it was an off night.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2014

For a restaurant touting its fish, the selection was very limited. Scallops appetizer was delicious, but swordfish entree for my tastes was somewhat overdone. Disappointing that there were no special treatments. We are used to the culinary creativity of Boston.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2014

If you are looking for a great seafood restaurant in providence, you won't find any better. I got the special, which was fresh fluke and it was amazing. Someone else got the lobster mac and cheese and it was not only amazing, but it was served in the 2 lb lobster which was mixed in the mac and cheese.

Overall, great meal, nice place and friendly people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2014

Great experience from start to finish; Including the food, service, and ambiance. A Must try beverage is, the Hibiscus Belini cocktail! They had two waiting for us at our table upon our arrival, just as I requested through opentable. To our surprise and pleasure, the waiter brought over a slice of cake for my boyfiends's birthday, without even requesting one. Would highly recommend for seafood lovers especially!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2014

We love Hemenways, it is our favorite restaurant as a family and to bring people to.
it was an extreme pleasure to be able to eat and feel secure , being celiac, that the food was treated and served as it needed to be.
Thank you for making this a priority.
The entire staff are pleasant and desire to make your visit as special as it can be.
Thank You

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2014

My wife and had a great time. The service was outstanding everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed. The food was amazing, I had the steak and my wife had the lobster. A+.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2014

Hemenway's is our place to take guests for wonderful seafood.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2014

Great food and ambience. Desserts uninspired. Bring back the white chocolate mousse.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2014

In a word....fabulous! Food, service, atmosphere five star all the way.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Our entire experience was wonderful. From the minute we were seated the staff was very attentive. Food was excellent and service top notch. Our waitress was fantastic. We decided to have after dinner drinks at the bar and she went over a saved 2 seats for us. we go out to eat weekly and our night at Hemenway's takes the top prize.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2014

We had an excellent time. We were celebrating a 50th birthday and the staff was wonderful! The food was great! They even coordinated a gift bottle of wine from out of state siblings. Definitely a class act! I will definitely be returning in the future! Thanks for a wonderful night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 21, 2014

Chicago-based, there's lots of great restaurants to choose from...and traveling the country, I've eaten all over, but Hemenway's has definitely made my top 3 of 'best restaurant experiences'. From the food to the service, everything was impeccable. Having a shellfish allergy, they made sure from the way the scallops were cooked to the executive chef bringing out my fish for dinner, that everything was perfect...and sure it was. Fantabulous bread, apps, fish, sides, dessert, port, and of course the fume blanc that complimented everything. Our server was extremely attentive, beyond helpful, pleasant and genuinely interested that we have a great dinner. I visit Providence once/yr and wish it was more often so I can dine here more!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2014

We love dining at Hemenway's. It's always a delightful experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2014

Aways a special treat for our special events. We continue to patronize Hemenway's because it is the best restaurant in Providence.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2014

Four friends had dinner to celebrate an anniversary. Service was wonderful and the food was great. The 1/2 off wine special on Sunday night was a fantastic surprise. Whenever we have a special event and we're thinking seafood - we head to Hemingways. We've never been disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2014

The food was amazing. Each dish was cooked perfectly. We did have to send back one dish. It was a veal chop. However, the server and manager took care of us well. They asked no questions and brought an appetizer and another meal very promptly. The new meal and app were fantastic as was everything else. All seafood was cooked to perfection and delivered by smiling servers. We will certainly go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2014

I don't complain in restaurants. Ever. I couldn't cut the $32 raw tuna with a knife.They comped me a $10 glass of wine. Entree should have been removed from the bill. Period. Not going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Hemenway's has been around for so long and has been so consistently fine that it is easy to overlook how good a restaurant it is...particularly in the midst of the vibrant food scene in Providence. Our party had scallops, paella, fried clams, and a veal chop. All we're perfectly prepared, and beautifully presented, including the fried clams. Hemenway's definitely tilts to the high end in terms of cost, but the food quality, the service, and the overall ambience make it a regular in our restaurant rotation. Recommend you go...,

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 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2014

I worked at a seafood restaurant for 7 years. Hemenway's food was very fresh and great quality. We sampled a little of everything from the seafood restaurant, and I can't find a complaint about a single thing. The drinks were strong, the service was great, the atmosphere was pleasant. There is even free parking the parking garage just under Hemenway's (free if you stay less than 3 hours). My only regret is that I didn't visit Hemenway's sooner! I highly recommend Hemenway's!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Hemenway's has been around a long time, and that means they are consistent and well deserved! I've had groups of 40 to a pair, and each event has been perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2014

Met a long time friend for dinner. Arrived a bit late but no problem with the reservation. High table with a terrific view of the river walk. Good selection of wine by the glass (my friend does not drink) and excellent food. Great service, attentive but not intrusive.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2014

I had gone to Legal seafood the weekend before. 360 degree difference. I haven't one bad thing to say about Hemingway's. The Rhode Island wild oysters were the best I've ever had. We were seated quickly. Staff was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere nice. I strongly recommend this place for dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2014

I have dined at Hemenway's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The service is always fantastic, the food is consistently good and the wine list is fairly priced. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a pleasurable dining experience.

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