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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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A+
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Fax: (401) 351-8594

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all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Location
One Providence Washington Plz
Neighborhood
College Hill
AKA

Hemenway's Sea Food

Hemenway's Seafood Grill

Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar , Inc

Hemenway Sea Foods Inc

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Seafood Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Steak Houses, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

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Steven S.

04/04/2014

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the best food

5 star seafood restaurant I happen to enjoyed the fresh oyster bar the surf and turf with King king crab

pramos28

11/12/2010

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quick eats

Was in town for a concert. Hit this place cause the window dressings were nice. Nice ambience, nice decor.

I dont think I was dressed appropriately. The waitress was disinterested. I left a hefty tip, maybe she will feel bad and start giving EVERYONE 1st class service.

Food was good, as far as NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD you didnt blow me away especially for the prices. The beauty of new england you can buy seafood anywhere and everywhere, a dillipadated shack next to the water will hit you with seafood that will knock your socks off.

This place is designed for people to go to and feel fancy.

Hurakan1780

07/06/2009

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Hemenway's Stands Large in Food & Service

We had been told by our Chauffeur, Dennis Murphy of Whatcheer Chauffeuring, 401-486-0840, that if we wanted great NE Seafood, then Hemenway's was one of the best, so we said, take us there please. Was he right or what, dang... we love seafood, especially Gulf seafood, but wow, we tried such dishes as the littleneck steamers, the clams casino, the special 2-lb. lobster that was stuffed with shrimp, scallops, crab meat, and more lobster then baked with sprinklings of bread crumbs. My main course was their Seafood Casserole, which made me feel I was in King Neptune’s food court with all the different types of seafood such as shrimp, lobster, scallops and fish baked in the bowl under a thin crust of breadcrumbs.
Our waiter, Tom, proved to us that service excellence was still alive with his assistance in not only his tableside service, but his helpful suggestion of matching wine, and cocktails. I do hope management is aware of his talents in making customers feel welcome and special as he did as we celebrated a belated wedding anniversary. Our evening was topped off by their “Mile High” Key Lime Pie, and coffee, and then a nice selection of their Ports.
All we can say is that we will be back, the next time we get up this way from the Houston area. Oh… thanks also for the relief from that Texas heat.

jsss

04/14/2009

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Best seafood in Providence

I went there with my friend who was visiting me. The service was excellent and very professional. Seafood was nice, fresh, well prepared. it might be a little pricy to go every day. And you cannot reserve the window seats. But overall i am very satisfied with what I paid

bjhouser

09/28/2008

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Great Seafood and Huge Portions

I went out to Hemenway's for a nice day off dinner. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The portions were HUGE! One appetizer per couple is more than enough. The fish was prepared perfectly, and the wine list was better than average. I highly recommend the lobster bisque and the calamari. I had the mahi mahi with shrimp and a butternut compote for my entree, and it was excellent. Seafood lovers will enjoy this restaurant. Very much like a McCormicks, but with local flavor and an excellent chef. You will leave happy, but definitely not hungry.

jcosta

05/06/2008

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Awesome.

The steak is the best I have ever had and the chicken was really good and only $22 and big enough to take home. The sides are all a la carte, but you can ask for a half size. The martinis are very good. The chocolate flourless cake never dissapoints. The staff is great and they take take very good care of you. It is a treat to go there since it is expensive but worth every penny! You have to make sure you make reservations or you will probably wait a while for a table especially on a Saturday night. The Parking is not usually too easy because it is downtown.

blondygurl126

02/13/2008

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Amazing

I have been to Hemenway's several time for my birthday and I cannot stop coming back. I always ask for Diane. She truly does make your dining experience an amazing one. She is so personable and makes sure everything is to your liking. Hemenway's food is so tasty. I am not a huge fan of fish (I usually go for shellfish) but Hemenways has turned me into a fish lover. Their stuffed sole is so light and flavorful it melts in your mouth!

sammav34

12/16/2007

Overall
Hemenway's Restaurant

Hemenway's is an outstanding restaurant with exceptional service. The seafood is always prepared fresh daily and the steaks are fantastic.

finzup

10/30/2006

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Worth the splurge

If you're going out for a big budget dinner and you're a fan of seafood, choose Hemenways. The food is superfresh and the menu is constantly changing. The location, decor, and ambience are unrivaled. The bar is a great place to sit for drinks and some appetizers. Try a selection of oysters (offerings change daily).
The service is always good too.

mmcnicholas

07/19/2006

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The Best Seafood & The Best Pint of Guinness in New England.

This place sings......located on the rivers edge with windows all around, it is the perfect location for a seafood repast. It has become a favorite since moving to Providence. Chef Jeremy spends a great deal of time with his diners ensuring that the plates he puts on the menu are what they are looking for. He also encourgages his team to constantly create new dishes and preparations - I know because I have tried many of them.
Sustainable seafood features high on Hemenway's priority list - with unique offerings such as organic cod and salmon from the Shetland Islands (halfway between Scotland & Norway).
And the bar is a social scene watched over by the lovely Karen - who, together with her lads, have learned to pull the best pint of Guinness in Rhode Island. Where else but maybe in Ireland would you have a team who know when to call in the Guinness rep and tell him the gas needs adjusting.
A wonderful eatery where all of the staff are extremely well trained - and believe in what they are doing. I highly recommend Hemenways.

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