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All 727 Providence Restaurants

Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 South Main St, Providence, RI 02903
401 351-8570
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Ranked #9 of 727 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Seafood of sea scallops and shrimp was excellent. Entrees come with choice of salad or soup. Bread basket is brought to each table. Service is excellent. Price is about $30 per entree.

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Friends were joining us from Boston and love fish. It was up to me to make the reservation... after speaking to a few friends -- the decision was easy! You'll never go wrong at Hemenway's!! Dinner was delicious, our waiter, Bill, was knowledgeable and pleasant and everyone enjoyed their meal. Will definitely go back!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My first Lobster Roll and REAL clam chowder.....so delicous, buttery and flavorful. The lobster roll was fresh,zesty with lemon butter and absolutely delicous on a soft toasted roll. The clam chowder was just a cup but could have just eaten that in a vat and been pleased as punch. A lovely atmosphere on the water and very accommodating waitstaff too.... More

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Top Contributor
480 reviews 480 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You'll have a nice meal here. Not what I'd call particularly memorable, but fine all around. Service was good, wait staff has a good attitude and aims to please. Even though it's a seafood place, I chose the pork chop as my entree... very good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had drinks at the bar prior to dinner. The bartenders were very friendly. Our dinner was excellent, very fresh. Really enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Though not overly familiar with Providence, was told by several folks that Hemenway's was an institution and a place to go for a good meal while looking at the river. Have to say that it largely lived up to the billing, with one exception. First, it was a great atmosphere, as long as you weren't hoping for quiet and intimate.... More

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Huntingdon Valley
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We recently had dinner at Hemenway's on Saturday night when we went to Providence to see Water Fire. We made our reservation a month earlier and when we went in Saturday night and asked to move our reservation up to an earlier time, they could not be more accommodating. The food was fresh and delicious. Both the clam chowder and... More

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Massapequa, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate here last night after seeing the waterfire. After reading the reviews we were excited for a delicious dinner. The food and service was nothing special. Our waitress promised to bring us the best dinner rolls ever four times before actually bringing somewhat warm no big deal rolls. She forgot to put lobster in my lobster bisque, and our... More

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Lincol, RI
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you enjoy seafood this is the place for you. A great raw bar, delicious entree's and wonderful service in a majestic space makes Hemenway's a great choice for a business lunch or romantic dinner.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I wrote a review earlier this year and expressed disappointment with Hemingways. We had a guest who wanted to go there so we went again. What a difference the service was excellent the food very good and cooked to the right temperature. The Lobster Mac and cheese while expensive was wonderful moist fluffy loads of lobster meat and creamy Mac... More

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