Hemenway's

4.8
5775 reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JohnK
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice place, top notch service. We came as a party of five, on a Monday (so I know this was not the best night to go). We were underwhelmed, unfortunately, by the food, because the service and ambiance were great. I had the filet mignon (I know, its a seafood place!). It was cooked perfectly, but I did not care for the glaze. On the whole, I found it bland. The mashed potatoes were very bland, and too hard. Some other thoughts: the baked stuff shrimp was described as "dry." The paella was "bland". The sole was "excellent" as was the salmon. All told, I will try again, most likely not on a Monday night.

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LindaG
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Connor was our server and he was fantastic! We’ve dined at Hemenways many times and it was probably the best meal we’ve had to date there.

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EllenV
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I thought everything about Hemenway was what I had heard. Great service, ambience, etc. The only thing I was surprised and disappointed with is how much of the options had some form or fashion pork products. There are some people who love this addition I am not one of them. I felt I would have had more options to enjoy without the pork addition.

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KevinD
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always wonderful tasting. We had a wonderful server. His name was Jacob. Nice, professional and had some nice food suggestions. Love Hemingway’s

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EGraham
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. The wait staff made us feel as though we were the only ones there. Great place to celebrate special occasions and every day.

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vipFitForAFoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I come here, it is solid. French fries are better. Service was great. Wine list has improved. Excellent. One of the best NRG concepts.

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ValerieS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kimberly offered great service and attention.
Good food and drink

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vipJenfluffava
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Top-notch!

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VanessaV
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was very good. Portions are small, No bread served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The oysters were fabulous and the baked stuffed lobster was to die for! Our bartender Kevin was on his game as usual! We have been extremely happy with our visits to Hemenway’s and would recommend it for your fine dining experience.

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BillyR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and good service. Lovely ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brian, best service I’ve had in a long time from anybody, not just this restaurant but he was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Brian was excellent. He made our experience enjoyable and fun. We always enjoy our visits here. Thank you!

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vipKatherineS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Hemenway’s and our sever Brandi made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJulia
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was terrific. The rose petals were the best touch. Food and service was amazing. Loved our waiter.

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StanleyK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was very good drinks were very good too

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DanielS
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, the staff were very kind.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Service! I will be back again

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Angie
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our 17th wedding anniversary dinner was perfect for us: Our private cornered located table decorated with red petals made my eyes water. Our server, Diane, was outstanding and please us even with the volume level and how rushed we were. The shrimp/ scallop ceviche was out of this world! (We know ceviche). The lobster bisque could have not been more legit! Our dinner was succulent ( Octopus and seafood casserole) and dessert ( key lime pie) was a generous treat on the house that sealed our celebration and left us with plans to return! We were treated like royalty and I wish all restaurant staff would copy from Diane’s mastered hospitality !! Angie and Alex

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Eddie
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent and the bartender Dan and our waitress Brandi were absolutely superb!
A nice view of the waterway.
Food cost is pricey, but to be expected for the time.
Overall, we had a very pleasant evening celebrating my girlfriend's birthday.

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DianeM
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super evening celebrating my husband’s 65th bday. Everything was spectacular! Hemenways never disappoints!

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viprobertab
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good, not exciting or remarkable but good. Did rawbar platter and key lime pie, Chardonnay, espresso. Tend to avoid plated dinners; raw bar Appy stuff is best. Service is always efficient.

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ScottS
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great lunch and specials. Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food,service and service! Made our anniversary special

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RichardW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Too noisy! Also none of the staff in the dinning area were wearing masks. So overall I did not feel safe. Quite the crowd and the Calamari was excellent however!

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vipSassyIpswich
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waterviews, cocktails and lunch at Hemenways is the perfect Saturday!! We loved the scallops and bacon, the fresh cod with crab and decadent desserts. They don’t rush you out and are perfectly attentive. Delightful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was great. Food was ok. Nice location.

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CHARLESK
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had messed up making the reservation, but they accommodated us. The food was superb at every turn; the service was top-notch. Hemenway's is the real deal.

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MariaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall the experience was good as usual, however the Service was slower than expected and the Octopus was missing from the menu.

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Rose
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was served promptly and fresh. Excellent presentation and prep.

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Withs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at Hemenway's was delightful.....great view of Providence, great service and delicious food. Will definitely return.

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sandram
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed our dinner at Hemenway's. My husband and I , and another couple , our friends came from Boston and were delighted with the dining experience .
The was very freindly and professional . The food was exquisite !!! Looking forward to the next time !

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vipRonT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place food is always good and service is impeccable

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Chadwick
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our initial waitress started off on the "wrong footing" with our host, but we were subsequently served by an excellent seasoned server, who impressed our "host", the gentleman who "paid the bill". Valet parking great and overall an excellent dining experience.

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PatL
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent….very nice restaurant with excellent service…always look forward to going there for dinner.

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vipziyag
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, outstanding service

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buzw
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasure ! A seafood lovers best choice.
Cliff was a perfect waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and our server, Theresa, was outstanding.
We will certainly return.

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Hemenway's is rated 4.8 stars by 5775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.