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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 #7 of 732 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
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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Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I chose this restaurant for lunch and we are happy we did. The setting is great - close to the Brown campus and right along a park with a view to the Providence River. The high ceiling makes for an imposing feel. My wife had the grilled salmon and it was fresh and done perfectly. I had... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The food was above average but not the best we have ever had. My swordfish was cooked very well and tasted great, but the side it came with wasn't very good and didn't pair well. My wife says she would give the restaurant three stars because she expected better food. Maybe they were having an off night in the kitchen,... More 

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Wading River, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

nice place to have dinner. Nice crowd and very friendly service. Highly recommend making reservations in advance.

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West Chester, PA
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice atmosphere and wonderful service with a smile. The food is fresh and delicious. The Paella is one of the best and also the combination over Linguini. If you love good seafood, come on over,

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Clifton, New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were a party of six and the meal was delightful. The menu had many options for fish lovers, it was had to choose. The most popular dish at our table was the swordfish. It was outstanding, as it comes from close by. Everyone got their salads and main dishes at the same time. The food portions are ample and... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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330 reviews 330 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had a business dinner at Hemenway's. The ambience is elegant and the service was excellent. Food was well prepared, right temperature, texture, presentation and it was delicious. House Cab was not to shabby. I recommend this restaurant if visiting Providence.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hungry for seafood? Try Hemenway's in Providence. We had Portuguese little neck clams as an appetizer, shared by two of us. One of us had the backed seafood medley, the other had paella. Neither of us was disappointed. The seafood: shrimp, scallops, swordfish, mussels, crab, lobster was perfectly prepared: tender and juicy. The dinner rolls were perfect to mop up... More 

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Reston, VA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were wandering around downtown Providence and stumbled upon this place. Good thing we got there early (on a Tuesday night!) because when we left about 6:30, there was a line for tables. Rightfully so - great restaurant. Nice ambiance, good food. I had the seafood casserole which I was told used to be a special but was so popular... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're looking for great tasting fresh seafood in Providence you need to visit Hemingways. I've been to this restaurant at least 4 or 5 times a year over the last 25 years and have never had a bad meal. Service is very good, although a bit slow at times, but if you're not in a rush you won't be... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice place downtown to have a nice upscale diner then this is the place. Service is impeccable, probably the best in PVD and their food is refined and cooked as ordered. Recommended for seafood and lobster! Reservation is a must.

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Additional Information about Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Address: 121 South Main St, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 351-8570
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:03 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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