Hemenway's

4.8
5368 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichardT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebration of my wife's birthday. Arrived 25 minutes ahead of our reservation and were immediately seated. Service was fantastic as was the food.

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MaryAnn
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding. We dined outdoors on a beautiful evening and felt safe and comfortable. It was one of our first nights out in Providence during the pandemic.

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vipDavidA
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ Matt at the bar was awesome...tuna recommendation also 👍 pickled carrots.....who knew.....and I don’t even like pickles. Same with pickled cabbage....odd stuff that tastes together. A new favorite dish.

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FranciscoN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was immaculate, food was great to say the least... my new favorite location in RI!

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vipKathyKranston
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and cocktails, good service, sophisticated ambiance, easy parking. When I invite friends to a get-together, if at first they’re slightly hesitant, when I say Hemenway’s, they say “I’m in!”

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going here for over 20 years. We try other restaurants occasionally, but always end up back at Hemenways. The food amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful and the service is top notch. Diane was our server last night and just like every other time she always greets us with a smile (I know she was smiling under that mask....lol). She’s extremely attentive. She never lets a dirty plate sit in front of us too long and our Stoli Doli’s are always full. Best drink ever!!! I wish you had them at The Mooring. We will always return here please don’t get rid of the Stoli Doli’s. 😊.

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garryw
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone treated is so nice our waiter was just great and very attentive we appreciated the flowers on the table for our anniversary and everything is always good when we visit. We would recommend our friends to come to Hemingways and we love to come for special occasions we're looking forward to eating outside during the summer months

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Mike
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good as always

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food wa s excellent , service always good !

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John
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first was loud bar was quiet so we had a cocktail at the bar before dinner once we where seated the noise level definitely got quiet which was great! We had great service and the best time

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Jackeline
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant to celebrate your anniversary. Would definitely come back.

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vipJackC
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. Our server Jacob was outstanding. One of the best we have had in a long time.

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Maesie
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful and memorable evening at Hemenway's last night. Nothing could be improved!

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AndrewM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first eating here and the first time inside a restaurant in ~15 months. Very glad we picked this place! The service was perfect, the food was delicious, and we can't wait to come back. My only criticism is the lack of a few "out there" menu items. I'd love to see a couple options that are pushing boundaries. Regardless, the menu is solid and fantastic quality.

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MaryannC
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always

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AlexandraG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Will definitely go again!

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vipAngeloP
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hemenways never fails to disappoint. From the service to the food and ambiance, Hemenways is a pleasurable dining experience. It is the go to place for any seafood in the Providence metropolitan area.

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vipZSLAV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our fourth or fifth visit to Hemenway's, and our high expectations were far from being met. Service was slow and sloppy, and the food was mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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WillM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time this past Sunday @ Hemenway’s to celebrate Mother’s Day with my wife and our two teenage daughters. Everything was outstanding and can’t wait to return sometime soon!

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vipPace
New England
50 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Tower for Mother’s Day. Excellent and very fresh. Took home enough lobster for lobster salad the next day. Drinks were top notch. Too full for a dessert. It’s unfortunate because they are always excellent.

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vipMarioZoom
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. Our waiter was Jacob. He handled our large party with precision, pizzas & was very hospitable. The options from the raw bar were exceptional.

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Pilatesemalie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Mother’s Day and from start to finish it was an wonderful experience. The service was great and our server Nathan went above and beyond to insure we had a wonderful dining experience.

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vipArthurM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was great and will will return another time

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vipLisaD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic.

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happyT01
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect date spot! The food and service was fabulous!

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Taylor
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my mom’s birthday and had a fabulous time! Even with 6 people the service (I believe Leila was our AMAZING waitress), food, and atmosphere was impeccable! Cannot say enough great things! We will certainly be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent
The waitress was great
The food was excellent as well
Always great food !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Providence. Never disappointed. The perfect place to celebrate my college graduation

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linda
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a staycation and wanted excellent dining. We had oysters to start, then a bright and flavorful greens salad, followed by the highly recommended lobster Mac and cheese and build your own surf and turf. All was fabulous. And our wines perfectly complimented our meals. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our seafood and cocktails at the bar. The service was good and the food was delicious. Looking forward to when the plexiglass comes down!

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vipYumyum
New England
51 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Not rushed. Cabbage salad was delicious. Lovely evening. Easy place to talk to each other.

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doto
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit within a month. Hadn’t been there in a couple of years. Danny was our waiter. Attentive but not intrusive. Friendly with a sense of humor. Enjoyed being at a table overlooking the river. Scene was entertaining. It is on our list of regular favorite spots to dine.

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DS40
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except the stuffies. No crispness and very oily. The service and ambiance were excellent.

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vipDianeS
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best seafood restaurants we have ever dined at. Excellent ambiance; drinks, food, are always top notch. They are adhering to COVID precautions and I felt perfectly comfortable. Great for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
103 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome waiter..Danny..highly recommend
fantastic seafood

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RPec
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All good, food quality, menu, and drinks. Unlike many occasions in the past, the service was just fair to OK at best.

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Pswiader
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overpriced but Excellent seafood - consistently good!

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vipserver
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation!

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Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 5368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.