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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Westerly, Rhode Island USA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just experienced the "Power Lunch" at Hemenway's. You choose an appetizer (I chose lobster bisque), an entree (I had the salmon with spinach) and you also get cookies for dessert and a drink. The cost is $22. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. We have been eating at Hemenway's for many years but had not been for... More 

Thank Lois P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been eating at this restaurant since 1987 when I moved to Providence. Always consistent service and excellent food. Great scenic views along the river. Easy access to parking nearby.

Thank MadMaxCMD
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270 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In town on business, linked up with some relatives who lived nearby. Ended up here for dinner. Fairly pricey, but good quality as well, you get what you pay for. Had the bowl of chowder - great, filling; and steamers. They're listed under appetizers, but boy, they're an entire meal for one person.

Thank NATOPatsFan
Roanoke, United States
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183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took daughter out for birthday dinner. Seated promptly. Alissa was our waitress. She was exceptionally good. Explained the specials in detail. Asked difference between RI and New England clam chowder. Alissa gave me a sample of RI chowder to sample. Decided on NE. Ordered the salmon and risotto special. It was delicious! Lobster and swordfish dishes were also great. Cheesecake... More 

Thank ejm99
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time dining at Hemenways. We had an excellent experience both times and hope to return the next time we visit Providence.

Thank Bernadette P
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our table shared 2 orders of oysters and 1 order of clams casino to start; d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!!!!!!!!! Two of us had Lemon Sole, one had baked stuffed 2 lb lobster and another had swordfish. So, so good. The service was even better than the food.

Thank Joan C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service is top notch as well as the seafood selection. Hemenway's raw bar is 2nd to none.. Definitely a must go dining experience.

Thank Laurel L
Coppell, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Started with a watermelon margarita, not my favorite. I think I just ordered wrong. Wine bottles were 1/2 price and we should have gone that way. Waitress was Alex, she was fantastic. When I asked her opinion on a meal she recommended something off the menu and it was delicious. She also recommended the crime brûlée and she didn't mislead.... More 

Thank Paula M
Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a large group in town for a conference. The food was excellent but the dinner portions were small for the entree prices. The music seemed completely out of whack for the ambiance of the place. Our service was good and our hotel gave me a free appetizer coupon. The ravioli was small and the sauce too overpowering for... More 

Thank arianneleigh
Greensboro, North Carolina
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day at the PGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP played at the highly regarded Wannamoisett Golf Club, five tired gentlemen were in the mood for a good dinner meal. What we experienced was beyond expectations. This place is wonderful. Beautiful area of downtown Providence with sensory provoking architecture all around. Inside was a beautiful interior. Our server, Sheila, informed us... More 

Thank Projaz
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Projaz, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your beautifully written words and kind compliments on Hemenway's. I appreciate that you and your gentlemen friends chose to dine with us, and I am so pleased that you found your meals to be so enjoyable! Thank you again for taking a moment to share your thoughts. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: 14013518570
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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