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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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Tue, 1/22
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Menu

THE RAW BAR
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Local Oysters*
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Littlenecks*
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U-12 Shrimp Cocktail
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Cherrystones*
$14.0
Jumbo Lump Crab
$19.0
Alaskan King Crab Cocktail
Serves 2-4 $54.0
Shellfish Platter*
cold baby lobster, jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters, littleneck clams
Serves 4-6 $99.0
Shellfish Tower*
a larger version of our Shellfish Platter with Alaskan king crab legs
STARTERS
$15.0
Ceviche*
scallops, shrimp, octopus
$17.0
Bacon & Scallion Wrapped Scallops
soy-ginger dipping sauce
$14.0
Rhode Island Style Calamari
Point Judith squid, hot cherry peppers, garlic butter
$15.0
Tuna Tartar*
cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds, toasted chilis, lime juice, corn tortilla, wasabi cream
$14.0
Hemenway's Stuffie
seasoned bread, chopped clams, casino butter, crisp bacon
$15.0
Crab Cakes
spicy curry aioli, peppers, red radish
$16.0
Grilled Flatbread
littleneck clams, pancetta, ricotta, parmesan, scallions, oregano, garlic oil
$16.0
Escargot
classically prepared with garlic, parsley, lemon, buttered bread crumbs
$14.0
Steamed Mussels
red curry broth, lemongrass, grilled bread
$18.0
Hemenway's Cheese & Charcuterie Board
assorted cheeses, soppressata, Del Duca prosciutto, pickled red onion, caperberries, candied walnuts, olives, seasonal compote
SOUPS & SIDE SALADS
$6.0
$7.0
New England Clam Chowder
$6.0
$7.0
Rhode Island Clam Chowder
$9.0
$11.0
Lobster Bisque
$8.0
Caesar Salad
focaccia croutons, grana padano
$8.0
Hemenway's Wedge Salad
smoked bacon, grape tomato, boiled egg, blue cheese
$8.0
Baby Greens Salad
pistachio, citrus supreme, feta cheese, red onion, preserved lemon vinaigrette
ENTREE SALADS
$24.0
Grilled Shrimp & Asparagus Salad
mixed greens, goat cheese, roasted peppers, toasted hazelnut-dijon vinaigrette
$28.0
Chilled Seafood Medley Salad
shrimp, crab, lobster, baby greens, feta cheese, shaved red onion, toasted pistachios, orange supreme, preserved lemon vinaigrette
$24.0
Yellowfin Tuna Nicoise*
mixed greens, artichoke, hearts of palm, egg, green beans, tomato, olive tapenade, fresh herbs, red wine vinaigrette
CHEF SPECIALTIES
$32.0
Yellowfin Tuna*
scallion-sesame jasmine rice, escabeche salad, tataki sauce
$30.0
Cedar Plank Salmon*
celeriac puree, haricot vert, beurre rouge, frisee
$32.0
Grilled Swordfish
giardiniera, lobster butter poached potatoes, baby arugula, beurre blanc
$34.0
Georges Bank Sea Scallops*
local mushrooms, chestnut puree, roasted beets, celery leaf, radish, watercress pesto
$27.0
Grilled Octopus
chourico braised garbanzo beans, asparagus, gremolata
$29.0
Paella
shrimp, scallops, swordfish, chourico, clams, mussels, pimentos, saffron rice
$30.0
Pan Seared Lemon Flounder
roasted potatoes, buttered green beans, sauce vierge
$32.0
Seafood Casserole
shrimp, scallops, cod, lobster, Monterey Jack cheese, sherry cream, seasoned crumbs, roasted asparagus
$29.0
Short Rib Gnocch
thyme gnocchi, royal trumpet mushroom horseradish cream sauce, pea tendrils
$25.0
Vegan Grilled Rutabega Steak
cilantro-coconut farro risotto, curried carrot puree, roasted maitake mushrooms
FRESH CATCH & LIVE LOBSTERS
Market Price
Live Maine Lobsters (1.25-5 Lbs)
stuff any lobster with Hemenway's shrimp, scallop & crab stuffing add $8
Market Price
Lobster Mac 'N Cheese
whole lobster, cavatappi pasta, Vermont white cheddar bechamel, seasoned crumbs, garlic sauteed spinach
$25.0
Salmon
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
$28.0
Swordfish
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
$29.0
Yellowfin Tuna
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
$31.0
Scallops
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
$27.0
Lemon Flounder
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
$21.0
Atlantic Cod
can be prepared to your liking: baked, grilled, pan-seared, pan-blackened
PREMIUM CHOP HOUSE
$38.0
8 Oz. Angus Filet Mignon*
Yukon mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, red wine demi-glace
$36.0
14 Oz. Ribeye*
grilled Brandt beef ribeye, smoked oyster butter, parmesan steak fries, baby spinach
$32.0
Double-Cut Pork Chop
roasted autumn vegetable and apple hash, frisee, madeira sauce
A HEMENWAY'S CLASSIC
Market Price
Surf & Turf*
ask server for combination
SIDES
$6
Buttery Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Jasmine Rice
Green Beans
Grilled Escarole
Roasted Asparagus
Chili Glazed Cauliflower
Roasted Potatoes
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My first impression was this was an elegant restaurant with An elegant menu and it lived up to that standard! The menu offers a nice variety of fresh seafood choice w innovative preparations as well as standard meat dishes! If steak is your mood for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you jillrO1344ZR! We are really glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that we have earned your recommendation. We are glad you found it elegant inside and that your service was the perfect balance too. We look forward to seeing you again on...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, excellent bartender. Have not been in years glad I went back. Do have to pay to park, but it is discounted.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 742sunflowergirl
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the very kind review. We are always thrilled to be able to deliver a perfect lunch, especially to a guest we have not seen in a while. I'm glad things were still excellent and we hope we will be seeing more of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fine dining with tremendous service. Food always first class in preparation and presentation. Pace between courses timed perfectly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ambmd2017
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you ambmd2017! Fine dining with tremendous service is always our goal. Glad you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never had a bad experience at Hemingways in Providence. Parking, atmosphere, food & service are always superlative!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gary W
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Gary! We're glad your experiences here have been nothing but great and we hope you continue to come back for more. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down one of the best places to eat in Providence. The food here has never disappointed and the service is incredible. I can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sullivan4109
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sullivan4019! We can't wait for you to come back too. We are really honored that you would consider us one of the best in Providence. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going on to Hemenway's for years bringing visitors to Brown University from around the world. The quality has always been consistent and superior to Legal Seafoods in Boston at a much better price. Both lunch and dinner are great and I like...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George K
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you George! We are truly grateful for sharing us with all the Brown visitors and thanks for spreading the word. We are glad you enjoy everything and look forward to your next visit. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us visited Hemenway’s for fresh seafood and it was awesome. The food couldn’t’ have been fresher or cooked more perfectly. Gabby, our server, was helpful and attentive. Having the bottles of wine 1/2 off was a pleasant surprise. We had a Don David...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you pauldtravelman! That's what we like to hear about our meals. Glad you and your family enjoyed and also happy to hear that Gabby was helpful too. We appreciate the review and I hope you can join us again in the future. Gratefully, Tobey...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love eating at the bar! Wonderful waitstaff and bartender. Had filet and lobster that were awesome. Wonderful date night!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We are always thrilled to know we are a great spot for date night. Glad you enjoyed everything and hope you come back and join us again. Many thanks, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I love visiting this restaurant, their oysters and wine pairings cannot be beat. The atmosphere and delicious menu make it a favorite spot. Good atmosphere, lunch and dinner menus are both large.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Samantha F
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you Samantha! We love when you visit our restaurant too. Glad you enjoyed and we hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Gathered our kids from school and brought my wife to this place for her birthday. Of course that means it was for a special occasion, so the expectations were high. Happy to say that no one was disappointed and we are looking forward to coming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 8Friar4
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Dear 8Friar4, Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion and I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed. We are looking forward to having you back here too! We appreciate the review. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any Embassy Suites in Providence according to my Hilton app or Google maps.
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i cannot believe that Hemengway s would be able to get you food to cook elsewhere. But given that their service level is so high it might be worth a shot. Perhaps they could steer you in the right direction. Good luck
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Brian T
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It was summertime when we were there so we ate outside in the evening and it was very quiet out there, we had a large group around our table and were all able to converse with each other. The staff was very accommodating... More
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