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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
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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Binghamton, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to Hemenway's at the suggestion of someone who knows Providence fairly well, and were not disappointed. In a historic district, the first thing we noticed were the soaring ceilings, with lots of light, high windows and gleaming dark wood inside. The food was great--my husband had one of the specials, which was cod wrapped in thin slices of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped in, by chance, while walking around Providence. We had a pleasant early dinner with the assistant of our outstanding server, Maura. Her recommended suggestions were well described and came up to our expectations when served. The view and feel of the restaurant was relaxing after walking this historic section of Providence during the afternoon.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food, once it arrived, was very good - interesting side dishes especially good. Try the butternut squash risotto. Skip the bread. It was not much better than Pilsbury crescents. We asked for a couple wines-by-the-glass but most had been opened the day before. Who wants to pay good money for a wine opened who knows when? For the quality of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our first visit to Hemenway's was very enjoyable. The food was fresh and very good! The service was very friendly and efficient. A must to try out. We plan to return on our next visit to Providence .

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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