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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%
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“seafood” (252 reviews)
“clam chowder” (49 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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1 - 10 of 1,033 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fresh linen tablecloths and professional wait staff add to this venue's ability to pull off special event celebration meals. We eat a fair amount of seafood living on the Oregon coast. Our waiter was quick, attentive and delightfully "local" with tips about what Providence had...More

Thank lookin4luxury
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear lookin4luxury, Thank you for the nice review and I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. We strive to make every experience memorable and it's nice to know we could do that for you. It sounds like you enjoyed it all from...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere was terrific, food sensational, service wonderful. You cant ask for anything else. Do yourself a huge favour and book a table. You wont be disappointed. Oh and make sure your try the espresso martini as a dessert option. enjoy!More

Thank Vladimir P
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Vladimir, Thanks for the review and for considering us one of Providence's best. We are honored. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I have to concur with you - save room for that espresso martini. We look forward to seeing you again. Gratefully,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In mid June made a quick overnight to Providence. For a small city in a small state it packs a lot of punch when it comes to the dining scene. Of course Federal Hill is a draw but this night we chose Hemenways near the...More

Thank remass
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear remass, Thank you kindly for the five-star review and I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Hemenway's. Our Lobster Mac 'N Cheese usually makes our guests happy, so you made an excellent choice. I am also glad to hear that Holly made your...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here and had a very good time. The crab/lobster cakes appetizer was 2 cakes that were very large. The stuffed lobsters were very good and the bread was delicious. Service was okay

Thank PaxvilleBoy
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear PaxvilleBoy, Thank you for visiting us here at Hemenway's and I'm glad to know you enjoyed your dinner. We hope you can come back soon for more great food and beautiful views. Sincerely, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go out to eat before seeing Waterfire. We made our reservation on Opentable the day before and only 4:00pm was left! We can definitely see why. The food was amazing. We had oysters, tuna poke, paella, and salmon- all...More

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for the kind review. I am glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your dinner at Hemenway's. You made some nice selections too (and even saved room for dessert). We hope you can come back soon. Saturday was a perfect...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday night and i didn't have a reservation. But they squeezed me in to a table for two and treated me very nicely. My waiter was personable and new exactly when to appear and when to stay invisible....More

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

Dear mhfein, Thank you for the five-star review and I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything. There's nothing quite like a fresh New England lobster and I am glad our server was able to recommend one that was easy (and delicious) to eat. We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sunny day we wanted to find a place near the river. Beautiful loca ion and the food was delicious. I recommend the Nicose salad with chilled shrimp, lump crab and lobster.

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

Dear Kristin, Thank you for the nice review and we are glad you found us. I am happy to hear you enjoyed everything too. Please come back and try us again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hosted friends from West Coast who wanted "great" seafood. We had a seafood feast! Service was excellent and personal. Never disappointed at Hemenway's. ThanksMore

Thank Janet H
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janet, Thank your for the review and I am glad you and your West Coast friends enjoyed your seafood feast here at Hemenway's. We love being a restaurant that never disappoints. I did notice you gave us a two-star rating. We are always striving...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing staff and outstanding seafood in an area of exceptionally seafood. Every type of seafood you could want prepared anyway you could want. Plus the Belgian grass feed butter and hot rolls are not to be missed hahahaha.

Thank Travelbuddy365
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Travelbuddy365, Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your dinner here and that you appreciate our extensive seafood selection, and the hot rolls too (of course). We hope you can come back again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a special lunch with my daughter. This was our first visit and my first impression was that this place was a cut above most restaurants. The decor was contemporary and extremely attractive. Wait staff were excellent, offered suggestions, and answered questions readily....More

Thank 3589Guest1948
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 3589Guest1948, Thank you for the nice review and I am glad you enjoyed your lunch at Hemenway's. I am even more happy to hear that it was an outstanding experience. That's what we strive to deliver every day. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Hindejan
We are heading to the Rose Island lighthouse for two nights and wondered where we could pick up a clamsream or seafood to prepare on the island. Any suggestions?
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
Hi, I have a reservation for four this Saturday at 7:00, under the name Terry. Two of our party are hearing impaired, so I asked for a quiet table out of the way. I am hoping you will be able to accommodate us Thank you. Brian Terry
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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