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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
401 351-8570
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on the River in downtown Providence, Hemenway’s is Rhode Island’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.
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

I've eaten at Hemenway's for special occasions over the past two decades, and I've never been disappointed by the quality of food or the attention the staff provides. The clam chowder is the best around. Also save room for dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CristinaP73
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Hemenway's for special occasions over the past two decades, and I've never been disappointed by the quality of food or the attention the staff provides. The clam chowder is the best around. Also save room for dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Service was excellent. My friends were impress with is restaurant. Looking forward to eating there again.

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Bonita, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went to continue our graduation celebration weekend and this place didn't disappoint. Awesome seafood. All super fresh. Great waitstaff. Classic New England place.

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New York City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Eclectic menu with wonderfully prepared and served food. Fun atmosphere that is the perfect blend of convivial and intimate. We were a party of 8 and to a diner we were all very very happy with everything about Hemenways.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Several member of our large party rated this as the best seafood they'd ever eaten. Every dish was excellent, from the appetizers to the main courses. The 'fisherman's special, comprising lobster stuffed with other seafood was superb. There is also a good wine list at a range of prices. The service was very slow, perhaps because the restaurant was packed,... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been to Hemingway's several times in the last year and I didn't hesitate to go back for a celebration dinner Sunday. My daughter has severe food allergies and she must be very careful about what she eats and how her food is prepared. Hemingway's takes food allergies seriously. A chef visited our table and discussed very specific details... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I have dined here about a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. Our last visit included two of our closest friends and the four of us enjoyed a great meal! The wine list is terrific, as were each of our selections, including the seafood paste dish, the skate, the whole belly clams, and the baked... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Eating there requires several visits to sample their wonderful fare. the service is friendly and helpful. They recommend a array of choices that you may want to explore. The drinks are tasty and the wine list will meet your needs.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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267 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great selection of local Oysters, very fresh and simply superb. Nice atmosphere and great service. For the main dish I had some perfectly cooked scallops. Great menu with a strong focus on seafood but meat options are available and I would think these are great too. Great place to entertain customers, bring a date or celebrate that special day.

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Aspen, Colorado
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This restaurant has everything that I want in a restaurant. Great food, great service, ambiance and they prepare my Oysters my favorite way.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: 401 351-8570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
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
11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:03 am - 11:00 pm

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