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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Burlington, Vermont
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hemenway's is known for its seafood and I am not a seafood lover, but my daughter is and she loved the seafood. What I liked was there were ample choices if you did not want seafood. The atmosphere was great although the food came out a bit quicker than we had expected. The portions were fairly large so we took... More

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Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you're in Providence you MUST eat here.I can't rate this restaurant high enough. From the food, the service to the location NOTHING could be better. We've been here several times and it seems to get better & better.Usually when you go back to a place there is a let down from the first time you went. Not so with... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited here on a recent trip to Providence - would definitely recommend it for seafood lovers. The service was great (lovely waiter named Danny took great care of us). He was friendly, very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The oysters were wonderful as was the seafood ceasar salad. These folks know seafood!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The stuffed lobster is the most amazing seafood dish. It's heavy so go hungry. The calamari was a great appetizer. The food is expensive but worth the money.

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