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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 #16 of 720 restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ah, the fresh seafood and unique ambiance of Hemenway's. From the neon fish signs and dark wood blinds and paneling, to the panoramic windows overlooking the river and nearby park, Hemenway's is a treat. The oysters are remarkable - your waitperson is sure to make the best recommendations about what's the best on the night you visit. All menu items... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although there are a variety of restaurants in Providence that offer seafood dining, in my opinion, as a seafood enthusiast, Hemenway's is the best not only for the freshest and tastiest delicacies from the sea but also for its great service. If you love seafood, you won't be disappointed by the wide variety of offerings on its menu. It offers... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is awesome and service is impeccable, our server was alert and always available without being overbearing . Would definitely recommend

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The service, food and location are great. Ask for a table with a view of the canal and get dinner on an evening before waterfire. It makes for a great evening with a date or family or friends.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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69 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Came here for a family birthday party this past weekend at lunch time and were very impressed. The food was of very high quality and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We started with the calamari which was fantastic - some of the best I've had. For mains, we had baked salmon, stuffed shrimp, blackened scallops, lobster ravioli and a scallop... More

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went to Hemenway's with some out of town business associates who wanted seafood. The oysters were sweet and fresh. Big hit! The mussels were succulent and great size. The grilled artichoke with long stem side dish was as good as it gets! Everyone was totally satisfied with their choices and the service at the bar was great.

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

This is a very fine restauraut. I love the sea food and the service is very good. The ambience is really very good and they pay attention to detail.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hemenway's is a good seafood restaurant with a nice location right on the river. Perfect place to eat prior to or during a Waterfire event. The seafood is fresh and prepared well with the focus on the fish. Not too much fancy or exotic about the menu, just good preparations. The raw bar is also nice. Service is good and... More

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Sandwich,MA.
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great on the water views. Food last year was average. Supposedly the old owners bought it back and want to make it better.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've been a steady ( 3 times a month ) customer for 10 or 15 years now and I eat at the bar on Friday nights. Bar is large and rectangular and sits above and in the middle of the restaurant. Excellent food, service and conversation. Indoor validated parking garage attached. Gorgeous restaurant, with terrific views of the Providence River... More

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