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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903
+1 401-351-8570
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (277 reviews)
“stuffed lobster” (31 reviews)
“clam chowder” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903
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Reviewed 4 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hemenway's always seems a be a Manhattan-style restaurant plopped alongside the Providence waterfront. Fresh seafood, well prepared, and with great service.

Thank George T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear George, Thank you for the kind review. It's always an honor to be considered having the same top-notch quality of a Manhattan restaurant, although we think we have a better view. Hope you can come back again. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and seafood. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional staff. Upscale bar with great cocktails.

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

Dear Ray, Thank you for the review and I am happy to hear you enjoyed. We hope you can come back and try us again. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

few choices for fish. Friend and I each had the Lobster stuffed with scallops as a birthday celebration. Service was excellent and the place was busy on a Wed afternoon.More

Thank Moxie920
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Moxie920, Thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed. Sorry that you didn't find more fish on our menu. We pride ourselves in being a great place for all kinds of seafood. I'll share your feedback with the culinary team. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined there recently with two customers. Our waitress Allie suggested the stuffed lobster. It was the best I've ever eaten. Claw meat and shell meat mixed with scallops and shrimp then baked with some sort of crumbs on top. Truly a dining experience enhanced by...More

Thank Mickstr47
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mickstr47, Thank you for choosing our restaurant to entertain your customers and I am glad you enjoyed. Our stiffed lobster must have made a great impression! That's what we like to hear. Thank you, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by two random people that I met during my trip. I tend to go to fusion style restaurants and I was a little hesitant to eat in a fine dine place. Those two were right. Their food was simple but delicious....More

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

Dear Teruko, Thank you for the review and I am glad those random people sent you are way. Happy to hear you enjoyed the meal and especially the chowder. Hope you can come back again some time. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mediocre seafood fish/seafood restaurant...pleasant service, 'happening' vibe, but very limited in actual cold water/NE fish offerings. Partner's swordfish - which is ubiquitous and difficult to mess up - was very good. The shrimp which I had was just not up to it. Our friends did...More

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

Dear Barb, Thank you for the review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our restaurant. We have built our reputation on serving exceptional seafood over the years and never like to hear a guest feel they received anything less than the best. We...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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, 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
  • 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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