Hemenway's

4.7
4031 reviews
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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the fishes were perfectly cooked

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O
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner as always...Always delicious meal, wonderful service and lovely evening.

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g
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for drinks and appetizers or a meal. Have never been disappointed.

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster was AMAZING!!!!! We come here for almost anniversaries and birthdays!!

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food and reasonable value on price-delciiousness scale. Service was spotty though. Slow, bread midway through meal without butter, other oddnesses.

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L
New England
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose Hemenway’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We couldn’t have selected a better restaurant. Food was delicious, service provided by Zlata and our friend Brandi was TERRIFIC, and to be sitting by the window overlooking the river was the best!!
Thanks for making our 47th so memorable!

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nostalgia - I wish someone else on staff remembered the tomolive martinis 🙁

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MV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal and service was excellent! We will be back soon!

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as always!

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to HEMENWAY'S - for special occasions, date nights, quick bites at the bar, raw bar & cocktails - you name it, this is our GO-TO spot. Staff is fantastic - incredibly friendly and professional, food is perfection and the atmosphere is fine dining linen + a little neon - perfect! Danny is our favorite waiter - he is AMAZING.

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DS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to seafood restaurant when we visit Providence RI. It overlooks the river in downtown Providence and has wonderful ambiance. The food selection ranges from oysters on the half shell, crab cakes, fish, lobster, as well as chicken, steaks, and pasta dishes. Wine and cocktail selection are also great. The only variable is your server. Some are much more efficient and attentive to your dining experience than others. But overall, we still give it an excellent rating.

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GG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food. Horrible server. Unusual because I frequent this establishment on a regular basis.

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Z
New England
119 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming for many years. Always excellent. Our server, Sasha, was likewise excellent. Order any entree, any drink, can’t go wrong.

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MH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, great setting, great service. What more can I say?

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the freshest seafood around.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, this restaurant never lets me down.

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DO
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place when we can afford it. Food, service and ambiance all EXCELLENT

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L
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Hemingway’s is just as wonderful as dinner! Great choices, terrific service and great prices!!! The calamari and seafood topped Caesar salad made for a wonderful birthday lunch for a special friend. Creme Brûlée was a fantastic birthday dessert. Both Adam and Deena, our waitress couldn’t have been more cordial and hospitable. Thanks for making our lunch so memorable!!!!!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday. He felt very special! The meal was excellent and the service was extraordinarily good. We were delighted to discover that they offer half price on bottles of wine on Sunday. Strongly recommended for special occasions!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food and atmosphere with perfect service! Smiles all around

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m
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing, extremely knowledgeable. Surprised my husband with a birthday candle. Our food was amazing best piece of swordfish I have had in years, cooked to perfection. Wonderful night all around.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Miss the old menu that includes seafood favorites and better lunch options

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JS
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best seafood we have ever had, at 62, that means allot.
The stuffed lobster was truly incredible, perfect;y prepared and absolutely delicious. My wife thorough;y enjoyed the seafood Pattaya, everything was perfectly prepared.
We live in Houston and we will make one of these days.
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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention to food allergies, fantastic food & wonderful service!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to Hemenway’s my sister and I enjoy every moment the server was very knowledgeable, and friendly I will definitely go back and I’m Plano to bring all my friends one by one.

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AM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience in all ways. Madison, our server, was most knowledgeable about menu offerings plus being personable as well. She was most sensitive to our birthday celebration. Kudos to her and the chef. Thank you.

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CJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

over-priced-used to be one of my favorite places for excellent seafood. Now mediocre at best...

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f
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was excellent - very attentive. Food choices were exceptional and taste was good as always. I do find the noise level to be a bit high, so hard to hear, but we were also seated at a table in the center of the dining room this time. I've been seated by the windows where the noise level was still high, but I could hear my guests.

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FT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice attentive waitress, good food, nice wine. The only thing was I ordered a larger lobster than my wife, but her lobster had larger meat than mine. Probably an honest mistake. I would recommend and I would go back.

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SJ
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location along the river. We had a booth, which afforded us a degree of quietness and privacy. Excellent seafood. Great RI style clam chowder -- which is be best way to have it!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This review specifically is dedicated to Nancy McNeill! It was our first time in Providence and at Hemenway, Nancy was so kind and professional and really made our experience memerable. She engaged us and was so knowledgeable of the menu and wines. It’s rare you experience such a warm and personal interaction at a restaurant. We did find the food was on the higher end but it was delicious and Nancy just bring Nancy really took the price out of my mind! Loved her and felt like being with family! I do hope she gets word of this review. She was spectacular and was a big part of our memories in Providence! -Bryan and Antwann from Chicago!
Thanks again Nancy!

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E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Nancy, originally from Scotland was outstanding. Very personable and excellent service.

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C
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, excellent food and service! always a great experience

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch! The best oysters, clam chowder, etc.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hemenway’s was a great place to celebrate my recent job offer with my boyfriend! Fantastic service, delicious meal, and the bartenders even come up with drinks on the fly based on what you already enjoyed. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience, great service, great food loved it

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful time! Superb service, delicious and fresh seafood, amazing cocktails..we honestly cannot wait to go back!! Please give this place a try!

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Next time I’ll request to have a table on the lower level. Our table was directly across from the bar. I would of much rather enjoy my meal looking out than at a bar with tons of people drinking.

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