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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
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Revere, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was in town to see my granddaughter at Providence College and brought her her after the basketball game Saturday afternoon. We arrived as a party of 5 and let them know that one other would join us shortly. The were very accommodating. The food was excellent- spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts with an apple cider vinaigrette was yummy... More 

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Thank annmarie02151
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oysters are fresh! Bread right out of the oven. Service is excellent! Food is exquisite! I can't get enough of this place.

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Thank Xiomara C
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has a big reputation in Providence, and the restaurant mostly lives up to it. It has high ceilings, white table cloths, high-backed booths, etc. The prices are high - think nice steakhouse pricing. I wouldn't say the food is extraordinary, but it's solid. I do have to say this as a caveat to my 4-star review: as a... More 

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Thank LikeItsMyJob
Westerly, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a fantastic meal but busy. Make a reservation and bring your wallet. Definitely worth the cost but not a cheap bite.

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Thank Kelly T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your very nice compliments and five-star review. I appreciate your recommendation and hope that you will join us again in the near future! My very best, Tobey More 

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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has many pluses: great variety of seafood, excellent service, excellent food presentation, good location, great ambiance, etc. Visited it the first time for a business trip and it will become one of my favorites in Providence. Definitely will retur.

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

Dear Isaac, Thank you for your kind review of Hemenway's and for awarding us a five-star rating. I appreciate your compliments very much, and I will be sure to pass them along to our team here. Please do consider dining with us again the next time you are in town. It would be a pleasure to have you back! My... More 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite restaurants! My wife and I have been having our anniversary lunch there for the last 6 years or so and have always had an excellent meal and welcoming service. Today was no exception - and upon hearing that it was our 20th anniversary, they treated us to a complimentary dessert - a flourless chocolate torte that... More 

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Thank Chang- G
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hemingway's is always reliable! Food/Service is always top notch. You are greeted by professionals at every stage of the meal. The food was prepared perfectly and the size proportions were generous. I do not come here enough, so when I do visit, it reminds me why is so excellent. I highly recommend!!

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

Dear Raquetdoctor, Thank you for your wonderful words about Hemenway's. I am thrilled that you have enjoyed your experiences with us, and I appreciate your kind recommendation very much. Thank you, again! Sincerely, Tobey More 

Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fantastic walking tour by the RIHS, we stopped in to Hemenway's and were surprised by the $22 per person power lunch menu. The $22 included a choice of soup or salad, entree and either a cup of fresh brewed coffee or Rhode Island iced coffee milk and a freshly baked cookie to head back to work (or wherever).... More 

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

Dear Delia, Thank you for your wonderful words about our Power Lunch at Hemenway's! I love that you found this menu to be a great option and that you enjoyed all of your selections so much. I appreciate your recommendation and will be sure to share your comments with the team. Thank you again! My best, Tobey More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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88 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although, I am not a seafood fan, there were beef and chicken options to choose from, although they could stand to add one or two more. Having said that, it was a wonderful experience due to our server, Diane. She was fast, friendly, courteous, knowledgeable... she could give lessons on training servers. My filet mignon was delicious, as was the... More 

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for dining with us at Hemenway's recently and for taking a few moments to write your review. I appreciate all of your comments and value your insight very much. I will also be sure to let Diane know of your compliments! I hope you will indeed be back in the near future. It would be a... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, the staff could have been better but overall it was a good experience. I will be back, I hope the staff improves.

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Thank lsgambata1973

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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
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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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