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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
My boyfriend and I were celebrating an early Valentines, his birthday, and our 3 year anniversary. We were placed in a very nice romantic spot, where it was quiet and quite pleasing. Our waitress made all the difference. The place itself was very nice and welcoming, but our server, Ellie was especially sweet and so kind, and the service was very fast. The food came out in a very fashionable manner, everything was just right! The towels to wipe our hands after a delicious lobster dinner was a pleasant surprise.
We had a great time, and cannot wait to be back. I have already spread the word to many how terrific our experience had been. Thank you Hemenway's for a great night!
The food was average, with no uniqueness or anything out of the ordinary. At the menu price points, one can find uniqueness elsewhere in the area (e.g. Farmstead and Chez). Had the Seafood Paella, which was bland in flavor. Lacked a good amount of seasoning. Also sampled the Shrimp Scampi, which turned out to be an average pasta dish. The Shrimp Scampi had dependable and expected flavor profile.
It was a snowy night so relatively quiet at the restaurant but the service was great as well as the food; had to get to the PC game so our waitress, Louise, did a nice job getting our order and food out right away; the lobster bisque was awesome; yellow fin tuna salad was perfect as well. Ambience is really nice; nice place for any occasion.
We celebrated my neice's birthday at Hemenways. The restaurant is beautiful inside with a great view of the city. Our waitress, Hollie was excellent! She explained the menu and brought a gluten free menu for my daughter in law. She even brought gluten free rolls to her. The food was delicious. There was a large party near us, but the restaurant wasn't noisy at all. I was happy to use my restaurant points since Hemenways belongs to The Newport Restaurant Group. I will definitely visit again. They have been in business for a very long time (25 yrs+) and it's obvious why. Thank you.
From the moment I walked in the door the staff made me feel special! This was my second visit and the service, food and cocktails were wonderful. My lunch was oysters on the half shell and the Ceaser salad had plenty of fresh seafood. The salad was crisp and the dressing was tasty but not overwhelming. We were seated by the window overlooking the canal which was very pleasant. I drive from Cape Cod to meet friends at this restaurant and find it to be well worth the 60+ mile trip!
We always love coming to Hemenway's. This was another great dinner. It was restaurant week (which we didn't realize), so it was crazy. We had later reservations for the dining room, but we tried to dine at the bar which is always our preference. Cody was outstanding. I have experienced his service a few times in the past and he is always on top of his game. Saturday was a huge success primarily because of him. He went out of his way to keep us occupied with drinks and snacks until we could get to the bar. Very professional, very engaging, and a lot of fun to interact with. He made the crazy crowd seem less painful. Take good care of him!
If I could fix on one thing that was not worthy of FIVE STARS...I would...but I can't!
You have a remarkable restaurant. Thanks for being where you are, in "Providence."
Continue to be, what you are - an extraordinary place to eat...providing an unforgetable dining experience.
Best meal I've had in a while! Plus you enbraced restaurant week. While other restaurants make you ask for the menu then only give you one menu we were automatically shown the special. I can't wait to go back on a regular day. Thank you for the wonderful food experience.
We went for lunch on Saturday during restaurant week. After reading outstanding reviews we were left somewhat disappointed. It wasn't that anything was "bad", it just was barely "good".
Our server was excellent. The little maitre'd guy was overenthusiastic, unexperienced, and frankly a little bit annoying.
Starters were fine but nothing special. Presentation was dull. Main courses, one was decent, with nice roasted seasonal vegetables. The second was greasy and flavorless, but not terrible. Dessert: one was yummy, the other did not taste fresh, and would have been better had it been warm, the cranberry sorbet it was served with was very good however.
Disappointing considering they supposedly pride themselves on their seafood.
I made reservations over the phone for my 50th birthday. We sat in a window seat overlooking the Providence skyline. Bill, our waiter, who has been employed at Hemingways for the past 24 years, is no doubt the best waiter in RI. Attending to all your needs without even asking him to do so and eager to make suggestions as well. I have dietary restrictions (gluten/dairy free) . There was an gluten free menu for me, and kodos to Chef Lee for providing a gluten/dairy free dessert for my special 50th birthday. I placed my request for a special dessert on my reservations and not only did Chef Lee make a delicious speciality, he served it to me and then returned to the table to see if I liked his creation. Hemingways is consistently wonderful.
Hemmenways gets it. Food is excellent. Service was great. Atmosphere finds an excellent balance of classy but not pretentious. "Additional Information" provided through open table when booking had been relayed and acknowledged by each of the members of staff we interacted with. One of our favorite restaurants!
I've been to Hemenways for Restaurant Week before, and they do not disappoint. The lobster chowder is - as always - excellent, very creamy with a few chunks of lobster in it. Skip the crackers; there's enough salt in the chowder that they add a little too much to the cup/bowl. The grilled salmon with miso was just wonderful, and the grilled artichokes go very nicely, making a dish that's not too heavy. I finished my meal off with the flour less chocolate torte, which is supremely tasty and very decadent. We had a group, and everybody loved their meals, even without sampling the house specialty - oysters. Definitely recommend for groups, and I would think it would make a great romantic dinner for seafood lovers!
We were in town celebrating our anniversary and chose this resturaunt simply because we enjoy seafood. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! We arived a little early and were warmly met. Easily found a seat at the bar and waited for our table. It was ready before we finished our first drink. The table was excactly as requested, Window seat with a River view and rose peddles on the table. The Server was excelent, the food was delicious (Seafood Pasta and Paella), and finished with a compementary anniversary dessert and coffee. We will go again the next time we're close.
Since Ned Grace created it, Hemenway's has (with only a short time where it fell off the rails a bit) always been a Rhode Island culinary landmark. One of the first daily fresh fish restaurants in the region, the menus hasn't strayed too far from its roots. The new menus brings forward a little more chef-i-ness to the preparation of its signature seafood selections, but the server will tell you each time, you can have it as plain or fancy as you like. We enjoyed rare tuna and salmon prepared a few different ways. The meals were dead on and nothing was left for the doggie bag. Our server was a pro, with our neighbors extolling their seats, "We get Annie to wait us from this table!"
We have always had great seafood at Hemenways. They know how to prepare seafood perfectly. My husband is very particular about seafood is prepared and even at the best restaurants it can be overcooked, but not at Hemenways. The wait staff is attentive without hovering and the atmosphere is lively without being too loud and distracting.
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