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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 #10 of 738 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
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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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Three of us had an enjoyable lunch at Hemenway's recently. I hadn't been there in over 30 years since, all of that time, we had lived outside the state. We found the restaurant to be just as good as it was so long ago. The area around the restaurant on lower South Main Street has had yet another renaissance over... More 

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BI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

haven't been to Hemenways in many years. we're delighted they were open for lunch. raw bar great. service ok. i say that cuz waiter had 6 or 7 tables outside & was not able to be attentive. food good, nice to sit and watch downtown workers go by on their way to & from work.

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Kearney, NE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fairly Formal atmosphere-my guess is that they have a dress code-I do not know that for sure. Great menu, very accommodating staff and the food and bar drinks were on par for such an establishment. Nice big oysters!

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boston ma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Perfect place to go before Waterfire. Busy! Amazing raw bar. Unique but classy cocktail choices. Their gluten free rolls are yummy. Very busy, but attentive service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great burger as my wife enjoyed her BLT for lunch with great views of the water and park. Free valet parking next door. Attentive service. We enjoyed Hemenways.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was so good. Went on a Monday when the raw bar was 1/2 price. Love the atmosphere and being able to watch the traffic and happenings all thru the restaurant.

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Boston, MA
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42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There's a lot to like about this restaurant, especially the service and atmosphere, which made this traditional New Year's Day visit special. And while the food was very good, from the clam chowder and calamari to the fish & chips and grilled swordfish, the portions, especially for the grilled swordfish were skimpy. Considering the price it was not a good... More 

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Inkster, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I enjoyed this restaurant alot, the setting and staff are excellent! The food was fantastic and fresh!

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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When I want seafood out - I go to Hemenway's. As a picky New Englander, I am appreciative when the fish is high quality and well prepared. So if you are visiting Providence and want to sample good oysters, tasty clam chowder or excelllent grilled fish, go to Hemenway's. The atmosphere is a little formal for my taste but the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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