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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (127)
Good for a Date (109)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
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Creative Cuisine (53)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for Groups (43)
Bar Seating (42)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Notable Wine List (38)
Authentic (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Hot Spot (30)
Casual (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Sunday Lunch (29)
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People Watching (23)
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Comfort Food (14)
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Kid-friendly (7)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome time, we love it there

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

unfortunately both of our steaks were cooked incorrectly - mine was overdone the first time and way undercooked the second time. They got my husband's right the second time. The manager offered to give mine a 3rd try, but I didn't want to wait anymore since my husband was going to be done eating at that point. She did take my meal off the check and bought us dessert, but it was still really annoying and since my husband's was wrong the first time, they should have taken care of that too.
The waiter was very apologetic, even more so than the manager who tried to make light of it/joke about it.
It was my husband's 50th birthday and were looking forward to a great night there.
instead we took turns trying to eat - him his second steak and me eating my crab legs on the side with no steak at all.
I made sure we tipped on the full amount since our waiter was so great about it, but I wouldn't go back or recommend it to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent choices for Seaford....well presented...and creative !!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great, she couldn't have been better. Food was good, potatoes ok, green beans awful.
Steak PHENOMENAL. Seafood pretty good,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Was in town and wanted an authentic New England seafood dinner. Had the New England clam chowder, steamed mussels, and a small lobster. It was all excellent and just what I wanted. My waitress was attentive without being intrusive.I would definitely eat there again if I was in Providence.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a friend in from Texas and wanted him to have very fresh seafood. They did a great job as always. The server didn't know where our oysters were from and after she asked she came back with "Massachusetts" which was not really specific. Otherwise everything was great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointed with server and food. Server not attentive. Had to ask her multiple times for same items. My sister specifically asked for no salmon in her dish twice. Her dinner had salmon in it. I had asked for a lobster roll. The waitress checked with chef She said no problem. I was served a dry roll with lobster meat. I will definitely tell my friends and family very bad experience at Hemenways.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Did not like the paella

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing...can't recommend high enough if you love incredible seafood, wine, and service.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was great ! The food the service was great 👍

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious food, exceptional service, incredible ambience.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Server Diane was outstanding! Seafood was great. Quinoa salad was just ok.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Hemenway's never disappointments. One of the best seafood restaurants!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and Cocktails were amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for date nights and group gatherings.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great experience at Hemenway's. Went for my birthday and the food was outstanding. Had the seafood pasta -- great choice! Our waiter Bill was attentive, personable and professional. Great night!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Two couples, everyone was very pleased and felt their food was excellent. Went on a water fire evening, sat by the window and could see the fires in the braziers. Only downside was their parking garage was full so had to go search for a parking spot on the road.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Truly enjoyed our dinner. The food was wonderful and Danny our server was fantastic. He was very personable and extremely attentive.
Would highly recommend Hemenways.
Thanks for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first time here. Our server, Diane, was super and the food that followed was over the top...we will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food (appetizer, main course and dessert) - best seafood I've had anywhere. Great view of the city. The only thing is parking. Only on the street, if you can find a spot. There is valet, but not on Sunday, when I went. 100% worth going!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our main courses were very good (tuna nicoise salad and the chef's special swordfish, but we were disappointed with the lobster bisque, too thick and not much lobster and my salad was just ok although I liked the preserved lemon vinaigrette dressing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I received 2 positive recommendations for this restaurant, so off we went coming from out of town for a wedding. We were seated immediately and our server, Stacey was very attentive and accommodating. We had about 2 hours to eat before we went to a party and were not in a rush. Stacey didn't mind at all. We started with the antipasto plate and cocktails, and it was perfect for 2 people. Prosciutto, cheese, olive tapenade, figs with bacon and goat cheese were all delicious and could have been a meal. There was nothing left. We shared the halibut special which was cooked to a delicate crisp on the outside and tender inside. Served in almost a broth with gnocchi and vegetable, it was the favored of the two entrees. The other was the tuna under the chef specials. The tuna was good, but slightly tough - we could have used a steak knife, and the pieces were a bit thick for my liking. Nothing not to like!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We get together with our old friends from Cape Cod a couple of times a year and meet at Hemenways in Providence. Great occasion and grlf way between the cape and Noank CT.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

OK for seafood, but nothing special. Adequate value for the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Visiting from Denver, we were looking for a memorable seafood meal in RI. Hemenway's was definitely the right choice. We ordered oysters, chowder, stuffed lobster and baked shrimp and had pecan torte for dessert. Every item we ordered was prepared to perfection and tasted wonderful. Moreover, the waitress who served us was top-notch: attentive, but not intrusive, with a friendly style.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been here several time. Each time was a nice meal. The service paired with the food makes us come back. The calamari appetizer is always good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food did not taste as good as it looked. When describing my food to me, the waiter would point and hover his hands over my food, nearly touching it. The specialty drinks were nasty and they didn't have a good selection.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for our 15 year anniversary. They had rose petals on the table and it was perfect.
Our waiter Bill was amazing. Great night!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Highly recommended! Food was amazing! Lobster bisque was the best I have ever had! Beautiful atmosphere! Great, quick service! We had soup, entrees, and dessert on a Friday night at 7:15 and we were done by 8:15. Also, the parking garage with free valet is very convienent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Quality seafood, interesting preparations. Very good clam chowder.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was great! Michael was awesome; professional, friendly, and provided great recommendations. We are from California and we will definetely come back to Hemenway’s when we return to the New England area!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was really good wife had lobster said really good I had a steak which was very good

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

have been here before on business and brought new work colleagues here. They loved it as much as we did. Best meal ever!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Dined there while on a business trip to Providence. It was highly recommended by Trip Advisor and definitely lived up to the billing. Superb service from our waitress Allie. She was very efficient and definitely knew the entire menu. She recommended the stuffed lobster which all three of us had. Complements to the chef for the excellent meal. Definitely a place to dine at when in Providence.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food at Hemenway's was absolutely amazing. The service was great, the drinks were good, and the meal was spot on! Very pricey, but great for a special occasion!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was delicious, but bit expensive. Special occasion type of restaurant only.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lobster prices too high-charging $30 per pound not great way to price them

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time in years that the meal wasn't up to snuff. Lobster mac and cheese a ripoff @ $30/lb for lobster. Seafood casserole sauce way too much, too salty. Not really a casserole. Two out of four got sick after meal.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food, friendly service. Great ambiance for a special location without feeling stuffy or imposing. It was quite full on the Saturday evening we went, but didn't feel crowded or loud.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been to your restaurant several times and was very pleased with the quality of the food but that was not necessarily the case on Saturday night when I took 3 friends for dinner. It was extremely loud we could not hear each other talk and very crowded and we were seated in the farthest back corner.
Our wait staff was pleasant, competent and accommodating. I just didn't think the food was that great and was disappointed based on past visits, simple thing like break off the hard awful asparagus end stalks and cook the green beans more than a blanching.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely wonderful evening. Staff were professional and courteous and extremely attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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