Food was ok.
Great server Diane
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to deliver an all around exceptional experience and never like to hear a guest did not enjoy. We will take your remarks to heart and hope that if you join us again you will have a more typical Hemenway's experience.
I never ate at Hemingway's before but had a gift certificate to use - I wish I had (10) more gift certificates to use - This place was amazing - The food, the service, the view out the windows overlooking the bridge that crosses over where they have water fire - I was completely blown away - They are definitely a place I will go back to again
5+ stars for everything!!!!
Thank you for joining us Cheryl. We are glad you had such a nice visit and we are honored to earn your 5+ star review. We hope you will be back again soon.
Scallops entree off the menu was excellent. Cod special was also great!! Right or wrong...I tend to prejudge a restaurant by their bread... Warm buns with salted butter! YUM!
Service was excellent despite us being difficult customers navigating the gift card/credit card/rewards split! :(
Thank you GEM1. So glad you enjoyed and so happy our bread started you off on the right foot. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Food was good and quality, however maybe let the chefs know that in general the food could be more flavorful. the salmon was good but did not have much flavor besides salt and pepper. Same for the swordfish. I understand letting the fresh fish shine but it was quite boring in flavor profile. Maybe include other new flavors/spices/ etc. Still good but not amazing. The appetizers and raw bar blow the entrees out of the water.
Thank you Taleen. We are glad you enjoyed and we appreciate your feedback. We will share with the culinary team. We strive for excellence in all our meals and take our guest feedback seriously.
Great location, food and service!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Hemenway’s! Our waiter was excellent, too!
We are so glad you did!
The BEST New England Clam Chowder EVER!! Our whole meal was SUPERB!
That's quite the honor! So glad you enjoyed it all.
Peter our server was excellent! Knew the menu and specials of the night. Pear us with a smooth crispy sweet Resling that went with dinner quite nicely. Awesome job great service! The bartender on staff, love love love the white grape martini he makes. Cant wait to come back for more!
Thank you Batman. We are glad that Peter made a great impression. We will share your feedback with him. We look forward to serving you again soon.
It was a really great time
That is great to hear!
Hemenway’s never fails to impress us with their food or service! We were celebrating Valentines Day a day late and couldn’t have been more pleased. Sara, our server, was over the top in all areas. Thank you , Sara and Hemenway’s staff !!
Thank you Susan. We are glad you enjoyed your celebration with us and happy to hear Sara was tops. She really is. We look forward to you joining us again.
Food was overpriced server was a little forgetful-
Sorry to hear this. That's not typical of our usual standards. If you'd like to tell us more about your experience, please reach out to Tobey Sanborn our General Manager at 401-624-6300. He'd be happy to discuss your visit. Your satisfaction is important to us.
Had a wonderful romantic dinner at Hemingway’s for Valentine’s Day!! Food was deliciously prepared!! Our waitstaff was excellent...major kudos to Diane!!
We’ll be back!!
Thank you Mary! Very happy you enjoyed and we will be sure to thank Diane for making a positive impression.
I was satisfied with the service overall just disappointed that they ran out of lobster and the stuffing on the shrimp tasted a bit burnt. But I will be going back again for the lobster and the service was great Diane was very friendly offered specials and had no problem bringing the clams back when my husband accidentally ordered raw instead of steamed. I would definitely recommend to others. thank you
Thank you for joining us Mariah and for sharing your feedback. We always want to deliver a 5-star experience and never like when a guest is disappointed. We will take your note to heart. We are glad that Diane was helpful and we are happy to hear you would recommend us. We hope your next visit is more like our typical outstanding experiences for which we are known.
Overall was a good experience, restaurant was not that full but that was due to COVID 19 restrictions, however the only downfall i had was the waitress we had only came back to the table once and i would have appreciated if she came back a little more often and was more attentive.
Thank you for joining us and for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed but never like to hear that our service was anything less than exceptional. We will discuss with the team. We hope that if you join us again we can earn a 5-star rating with our typical service standards.
As always Hemenway's delivered a terrific dining experience with high quality servcie and food.
Thank you Timothy! We are very happy you enjoyed
I’ve herd great things about this place so I was excited to bring my wife here for Valentine’s Day and I must say the food and service was perfect. We each had the surf & turf with with the baked stuffed lobster for our main entree but we started with bacon scallops and also some fresh oysters washed down with some wine ☺️ Needless to say we will be returning often for now on.
Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day and we are glad you and your wife enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you both back here again soon.
Excellent as always. Covid seating makes it more open- nice
Thank you Richard!
Best Experience ever on Valentines day!! Great accommodations given we had our 2 yr old son with us. Waitress gave us an amazing experience, with curiosity, humor, enlightenment to our dinner there.... Ask for Theresa - Believe me best if the best !!! Oh and the Oysters for Starters is a MUST !!
What a very kind review and we are so happy we could make your Valentine's celebration special. Thank you for joining us and we hope you come back again soon.
Hemenway's has been consistent for many years. Great location, great service and food.
Thank you Peter! It's been an honor to have served all our guests for so long. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Great experience once again at Hemenway’s. Food and service was great.
Thank you Steven! Glad you enjoyed.
I ordered the two lb baked stuffed lobster. The stuffing was outstanding but the lobster meat was kind of tasteless.
Thank you for the feedback Greg. We will review with our culinary team. We always strive to bring our guests the very best and we are always working to make improvements where we can.
It was the first time my wife and I have dined at Hemenway's. The food was great and the service was amazing. We don't go out very often without the children so this was the perfect date day for us. We love to eat and try new things so we will definitely be back at some point.
Thank you for joining us and we are thrilled you both enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again.
Great food. Great service. A must stop whenever we’re in Providence.
Thank you Ryan! We appreciate the recommendation.
Always look forward to Hemingways a great Providence Restaurant
We always look forward to serving you too!
The food was excellent as usual. I had the baked stuffed lobster. What I liked about the dish is that the stuffing had very little stuffing- it was primarily seafood..
Thank you John! We are very happy you enjoyed and appreciate the 5-star rating.
Excellent service and atmosphere! Loved the scallops and lobster ravioli but thought that the calamari appetizer needed a lot more peppers.
Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed although we will pass along your feedback on the calamari to our culinary team. That's usually one of our most popular appetizers.
Our last dinner at Hemenway's was excellent. Unfortunately this time, it was quite disappointing. First of all our table, tucked away in the corner and too small to be comfortable (while other larger tables were still available and later used for couples). We should have said something.
The wine by the glass is limited and very classic (apart from an Austrian rose). The food was ok, but not extraordinary. My swordfish was in fact quite basic (I could not taste the orange, mint or fennel): just grilled fish with potatoes. Service was pretty much at par.
Thank you for joining us again. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed. That's not the excellence we are known for. We would love to hear more and invite you to give Tobey Sanborn, our Senior General Manager, a call at 401-351-8570. Your satisfaction is important to us.
Highly recommend Hemenway's for great customer experience.
Thank you Timothy. We are grateful for the recommendation.
The entire dining experience was fantastic. We sat in a booth near the windows and watched the sun set over the river. Danny, our server, was great and his recommendations were spot on. I had the fisherman’s fra diavolo stew. The array of seafood was outstanding- lobster, swordfish, shrimp, scallops and clams with just the right amount of spice! My husband had a two pound lobster stuffed with scallops, shrimp, lobster claw and white fish. This was the best tasting seafood that we have ever eaten! We ended with a piece of the key lime pie. Delicious.
That is great to hear. We are glad you enjoyed it all (and especially the key lime pie). We hope you come back and join us agian.
Thank you! That's what we like to hear!
Theresa was our server and she was absolutely perfect! She is classy, genuine, and easy to chat with. We appreciated how much she valued wearing her mask properly and gave us time to put ours on as she arrived to our table. Theresa is a server you want to keep going back to and that’s exactly what we’ll do. Highly recommend her!
The only criticism from our visit are the alcoholic beverages. They are a bit on the pricey side, which is ok with us, except that they were light on the liquor. I got two dirty martinis and felt no differently after drinking them. I usually only have two drinks when I go out and have a nice tipsy vibe.
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed. Theresa always makes our guests happy - we will pass along the compliment to her. We will also share your feedback with our bar team. We are always looking for ways to make sure our guests are happy with everything.
Very good! Enjoyed our meal. Service was great, a little rushed with apps and salad but server apologized and held off on our entrees. Nice wine list, reasonable prices. Limited menu due to winter and covid but still plenty to choose from.
Thank you Carra. Glad you enjoyed.
Food and service is always excellent! A favorite place to dine when I visit the area.
Thank you Jeff! It's an honor to be a favorite.
Excellent food, selection, and service, as always. My favorite seafood restaurant in Rhode Island
Thank you Donna!
Everything was perfect !
Just the way we like it!
What an all-around great experience! Everything from the service and the food when we walked in, was a 10! Our server Brian made the experience that much better! We were celebrating a birthday, and he and the Hemenway's staff made it such a great experience! The food and drinks were awesome! I appreciate the impression everyone worked hard to leave for my party. I look forward to coming back again!
Thank you Morgan! What a very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We will pass along your compliments to Brian too. We hope we see you again soon.
We had the best server from Croatia and a lovely meal.❤️
Happy to hear you enjoyed it all!
Very happy to see a local legend and favorite abuzz with diners again! The restaurant has ensured proper distancing between parties and staff observe all required precautions when dealing with clientele and each other. The food was, as always, fabulous, and we were very happy to be dining out again!
Thank you RhodyJoJo! We are happy that we continue to be a favorite spot for so many local diners.
Good night out--Food was very good-- service was professional/all business
Thank you Steve! Glad you enjoyed.
Our experience at Hemenways was fantastic. Danny, our server, was attentive and funny and made our evening. The food was delicious and came just at the right time. We hope they keep the dividers between the tables as it made the noise level very low.
We will definitely come back again.
Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed. We will pass along your feedback to Danny too!
Hemenway's is rated 4.7 stars by 5215 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.