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“Hemenway's” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
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Ranked #4 of 794 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hemenway's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went to Hemenway's with some out of town business associates who wanted seafood. The oysters were sweet and fresh. Big hit! The mussels were succulent and great size. The grilled artichoke with long stem side dish was as good as it gets! Everyone was totally satisfied with their choices and the service at the bar was great.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dennis M
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Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go for the sea food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a very fine restauraut. I love the sea food and the service is very good. The ambience is really very good and they pay attention to detail.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank boanova33
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Providence, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Seafood in Providence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Hemenway's is a good seafood restaurant with a nice location right on the river. Perfect place to eat prior to or during a Waterfire event. The seafood is fresh and prepared well with the focus on the fish. Not too much fancy or exotic about the menu, just good preparations. The raw bar is also nice. Service is good and the views of the river and city are a nice accompaniment.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank obhtn3
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Sandwich,MA.
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice view ,fod so-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great on the water views. Food last year was average. Supposedly the old owners bought it back and want to make it better.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TonySandwich_MA_
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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Swordfish in Providence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've been a steady ( 3 times a month ) customer for 10 or 15 years now and I eat at the bar on Friday nights. Bar is large and rectangular and sits above and in the middle of the restaurant. Excellent food, service and conversation. Indoor validated parking garage attached. Gorgeous restaurant, with terrific views of the Providence River and Memorial Park next door. Reasonable moderate pricing.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gary M
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