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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
+1 401-351-8570
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great experience on a Sunday afternoon thanks to, our server, Steven. He was attentive and extremely helpful. The tuna and swordfish entrees were delicious as well as the desserts! We will definitely return for another great meal!

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Thank Mary R
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the outside walking up to Hemenway's is deceptive but once in your in a very traditional east coast steak/seafood joint, and I use that term respectfully. Dark wood paneling, very very white table cloth's and service is as good as it gets. Well trained staff complete knowledge of the menu and items. Fairly good wine list, though not as... More 

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Thank Ghostrider5408
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and great scenery food is excellent good spot for couples and family they accommodat both with no problems very bizzy on weekends but nicer on weekdays

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Thank 007darrellw
Rhode Island USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service, I would recommend this establishment to anyone looking for an exquisite dining experience.

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Thank grumpiest53
Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Valentine and I enjoyed a lovely meal here -- great calamari, Rhode Island clam chowder (in a clear, not creamy, broth, as is that style), oysters, cherrystone clams, king crab legs, and seared tuna. Hot rolls arrived at our table, and hot towels at the end of our meal. The ambience is luxurious and the food quite good. Our... More 

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Thank RhodeScholar123
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mora Is my favorite waitress I love the surf and turf their sangrias are very good to the views are also amazing.

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Thank johanna m
Hernando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday night reservation was not honored on time. The food was ok, but nothing to rave about. Service was friendly, accurate and professional but not extraordinary. It seemed that the facility and staff were not able to accommodate the clients on hand. I prefer The Capital Grille or Flemings.

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Thank Celt001
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Hemenway's is an easy go-to restaurant. Can count on consistently good food and friendly and warm service. Atmosphere is lively but not too loud. Love to eat here whenever I visit from out of town.

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Thank SheilaXOS
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated a birthday evening. Great food and wonderful time. To limit your wait make a reservations.

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Thank Joannedb112
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently celebrated the mother in law's 81st birthday and the food and the service did not disappoint. Each of our meals was cooked to perfection and the service could not have been better. I highly recommend Hemenway's for any occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 401-351-8570
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?