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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
+1 401-351-8570
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (255 reviews)
“scallops” (79 reviews)
“clam chowder” (49 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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Reviewed yesterday

They know what they are doing at Hemenway's. The food is excellent, the service impeccable. If you are celebrating a special occasion like us, they will make it more special. Antipasto and calamari started our wonderful meal. I usually don't get a cold entree, but...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I came to celebrate my birthday and it was fantastic! The service was top notch and the food even better! We had a 2lb lobster stuffed with seafood that was amazing. The lobster mac and cheese was to die for as well!...More

Thank DrBiagio1784
Dan L, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear DrBiagio1784, Thank you for the nice review and thanks for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your birthday. I am glad you enjoyed everything too. You can't go wrong with a nice stuffed lobster. Hope you can come back soon and join us again. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was great. Alex did a great job waiting on us. Sat outside and enjoyed afternoon weather. Seafood bake was great.

Thank 4Zigs
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 4Zigs, That's great to hear! We will pass along your compliment to Alex too. Hope we see you again soon. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the wide variety of options for our large party. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Great food, great service.

Thank Mary J
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mary, Thank you for the kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed. We love being able to serve many options to all our guests - large parties and small. Hope we can see you again soon. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with colleagues. The food was amazing and really good value. I had seafood pasta and there was so much seafood in it I had to leave some pasta!

Thank Ludo-Owen
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ludo-Owen, Thank you for the kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed the seafood pasta - that's one of our top sellers. Hope you can come back and try us again. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

the oysters were exceptional. It's restaurant week so we had the prix fixe. Soup- good broth chowder . escargot were pretty bad. dried out . skate was HORRIBLE drenched!! in oil. the steak had a bad metallic taste. ordered med rare and it came COLD...More

Thank tomuchtravel
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear tomuchtravel, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I’m glad you were able to check us out during Restaurant Week. I was happy to see you really enjoyed our oysters too – those never disappoint. However, I was sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for a date! Tucked away with wonderful food and great service. It is well worth the price. Lunch is always a good choice as well!!

Thank mcdonapa
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mcdonapa, Thanks for the nice review and I'm glad you find us a good spot to bring a date and for a good lunch. That's what we like to hear. Hope you can come back again soon. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemenway's was perfect - superb!!! We held an executive committee dinner for 30 people in the Regatta Room. The menu was great; the service was fantastic and the timing on point. Specific people who made it happen: Sarah (mgr), Jennifer (mgr), Lucas, Gabby, Herland and...More

Thank Andrew C
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew, I'm very happy to hear that your event was a success and that your party was pleased with everything. We are grateful you chose to have your dinner with us and hope you and your group can come back again. I'll be sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere and great service. We enjoyed the surf and turf and the clam chowder. My husband got a selection of muscles that was great.

Thank kim5432
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kim5432, Glad you and your husband enjoyed your visit to Hemenway's. We hope you can come back and visit us again soon. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Hemenways during Restaurant Week, and everything was delicious. The seafood was well prepared, the staff was courteous and helpful, and the setting was lovely. The restaurant is quiet and a little away from the downtown and local campuses, by a park...More

Thank coastraveler
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear coastraveler, Thanks for the review and we are glad you could check us out during Restaurant Week. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit too. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gratefully, Tobey S. General Manager

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Hindejan
14 June 2016|
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Response from Robt C | Reviewed this property |
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
20 January 2015|
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Response from rpfaffy | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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