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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.
Providence, RI 02903
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hemenway's Ratings and Reviews
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!
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 !
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...,
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!
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.
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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