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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
+1 401-351-8570
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (280 reviews)
“stuffed lobster” (31 reviews)
“clam chowder” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always an excellent meal and excellent service. We have been here for lunches, dinners and to sit outdoors in the summer for drinks and oysters.

Thank Tina T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tina, We are thrilled that you have experienced excellence throughout all your visits and we look forward to seeing you again and again. Thank you for the review. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal to celebrate a bday. Fresh oysters, crab meat were truly fresh. One order of lemon sole was served with fresh green beans, wild rice, capers. Cooked fine, not overcooked. Baked, stuffed shrimp v v tasty, too. Then a surprise-- a delicious keylime pie,...More

Thank anitalaurabr
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear anitalaurabr, Thank you for the kind review and we are happy you chose to celebrate the birthday at our restaurant. I'm glad we could make the night special. We hope you return soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited here in 2013 and every single meal I have ever had here has always been first-rate. This is gracious white-tablecloth dining at its best, one of the finest restaurants in Providence. The staff is superb and well-trained. From the hosts and hostesses...More

Thank Kent D
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Kent, Thank you for taking the time to write this incredibly kind review of our restaurant here and on Yelp. We're so glad you found us back in 2013 and that you keep coming back. Moreover, we are glad you still find our food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hemenway’s seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, what a comfortable place! The server, Bill, never steered us in the wrong direction. From the Ducksbury Oyster recommendation all the way through the homemade desserts. Bill was on the money from the beginning! As for the Main entrees,...More

Thank pjs622
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear pjs622, Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and that Bill was able to make your experience even better. We have an incredibly great staff that loves to make our guests happy. We hope you can come back and join us again. Gratefully, Tobey...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant with a lovely view of Providence and the river. Seafood salad, oysters, clam chowder and yellow fin tuna were all delish! We ordered food to go for our son and it was well packed and just as good when we arrived at the...More

Thank 512Okie
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 512Okie, Thank you for the kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner. Glad your son could enjoy it too in his hotel. We hope you can join us again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hemmenways is my go-to upscale restaurant in Providence. It is consistent with the quality that the Newport Group of restaurants have become known for. Business or pleasure you can't go wrong! Highly recommended!

Thank Scott H
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Scott! We are honored to be your go-to restaurant. We appreciate the recommendation. Hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and enjoyed delicious old fashions. Half priced bottles of wine on Sundays, suggested by the bartender who was friendly and helpful describing the menu items. Enjoyed stuffed shrimp and fabulous garlicky cauliflower. The paella was also great. Will visit again on...More

Thank Donna G
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Donna, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and that you could take advantage of our Half-Price Wine Sundays. We are glad you enjoyed it all and are excited to hear you will be back. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so special! The seafood (Paella ❤️) is always the best in the state. My husband tried the game hen dinner and loved it! The service is top-notch, the restaurant attractive, and the atmosphere very inviting. Whether it’s a...More

Thank Susan M
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Susan, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and I am glad you enjoyed. What a nice review! We are glad we have earned your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again for that next special occasion. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a high-end seafood restaurant in a state known for its seafood, Hemenway’s was startlingly mediocre. Very standard steakhouse fare. Chowder was rich. Service was very attentive.More

Thank Heron G
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Heron, Thank you for the review and I am sorry to hear you were not impressed with your experience at Hemenway's. We strive to present an exceptional menu and never like to hear that we didn't wow our guests. We appreciate the honest feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located adjacent to the Providence River this seafood restaurant was recommended to us by our walking tour guide. It did not disappoint. We were greeted at the door & promptly seated. Our table was situated at one of the exterior windows which afforded us a...More

Thank TravellingManOz
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear TravellingManOz, Thank you for the very kind review and the recommendation. We will have to thank your tour guide for suggesting us. I'm glad that our service and food lived up to our reputation and that you enjoyed your viist with us. We hope...More

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Mikie69
25 September 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any Embassy Suites in Providence according to my Hilton app or Google maps.
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Hindejan
14 June 2016|
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Response from Robt C | Reviewed this property |
i cannot believe that Hemengway s would be able to get you food to cook elsewhere. But given that their service level is so high it might be worth a shot. Perhaps they could steer you in the right direction. Good luck
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Brian T
20 January 2015|
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Response from rpfaffy | Reviewed this property |
It was summertime when we were there so we ate outside in the evening and it was very quiet out there, we had a large group around our table and were all able to converse with each other. The staff was very accommodating... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-351-8570
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Description
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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