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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 South Main St, Providence, RI 02903
401 351-8570
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Ranked #8 of 734 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were in Providence for once night and picked Hemenway's for dinner. So glad we did. Our dinner was delicious as well as our drinks. If we're ever in Providence again, we'll make it a point to visit again. Parking was not an issue in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, very good service. Good food. I think the food it's a little simple, would add a little more spice into it. The restaurant has great potential, excellent menu, awesome service, but there was something missing in everything we tried.

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Oxford
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153 reviews 153 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Delightfully located on the river and a spacious room with a high ceiling. The food is wonderfully cooked and presented, with large portions that could be shared. Service is top class. Ideal if you want a break while visiting the great RISD Art Museum along the same street.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went here for lunch on our way from Boston to Newport. The lobster roll was excellent as was the short rib grilled cheese. We had a great table and wonderful service. Parking is validated/discounted too, which is a plus.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed this restaurant several times on our visits to Providence. We live in Newburgh, IN, so it's a real treat to order great seafood. This visit was no exception! Two members of our family ordered the evening's special of crabmeat wrapped in sole and it was outstanding. Our daughter in law loved her salmon and... More

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Carmel, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great food, great staff! The lobster Mac and cheese was great! It has both outside and inside eating! Staff is very attentive the bacon wrapped scallops are almost as good as s and p oyster !

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Palm Harbor, FL
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was was excellent. S had grilled swordfish and I had the seared tuna. It was beautifully rare, as requested. The room has a very high ceiling so it is not as noisy as it might be otherwise. The volume gives the sense of a larger room, but it remains rather intimate. Our waiter, Danny, was terrific. Attentive, of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My sister and I stopped by this place on our way home to Jersey from a road trip to Boston... We picked it based solely on Trip Advisor reviews and it did NOT disappoint! The clam chowder is great.. The grilled scallops were perfect, the service was friendly, helpful and prompt. The price is a little up there, but considering... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Hemenway's is a wonderful restaurant! The ambiance is perfect as is the presentation of the dishes. Our waiter, Jordan, was the best waiter ever. He was funny, respectful, knowledgeable, and always right there when needed. Everyone at our table was quite pleased with their meal. The swordfish was delicious prepared either pan-seared or baked. The fish sandwich had a great... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fish is always fresh and service always attentive and polite. The grand shellfish platter is a special treat.

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