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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” (284 reviews)
“stuffed lobster” (36 reviews)
“baked alaska” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is nothing I didn’t like about this restaurant. I enjoyed the fun but peaceful waterfront atmosphere. The fresh local oysters were delectable. I liked the truncated but well curated wine list. And the swordfish and chile cauliflower was heavenly. I would visit this restaurant...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear COLadyRoadWarrior, What a kind review! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything and that there was nothing you didn't like. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped by Hemenway’s for a late lunch and felt slightly underdressed in our jeans but went in anyway. It was wonderful. We had a seat by the window that overlooked the river walk, and our waitress was great. The New England Clam Chowder was...More

Thank ann12339
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ann12339, Thank you for joining us and I am glad you enjoyed your evening. Looking out onto the river walk with a nice bowl of clam chowder is a great way to relax. We appreciate the review and we hope to see you again....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fancy place with a pretty view of the city! Enjoyed the food with excellent service! Expensive but we were there to celebrate a milestone so it was worth every penny!

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

Thank you Jennifer! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we are honored you chose to celebrate a milestone with us. We appreciate the kind review too. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is only about the food I ordered since I was dining with 4 other people. I am diabetic, so I try to choose foods that are low carb and high in protein. I ordered the shrimp stuff with a dressing that promised seafood....More

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

Dear TessfromHampton, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. We take great pride in preparing exceptional seafood and we never like to hear a guest disappointed. I will share your feedback with our culinary team as they are always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, service, ambiance the best my fish expertly cooked my wife and son had the filet also perfect our server Jayson knowledgeable and professional all in all one of the best dinning experiences ever

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

Thank you M Richard M! Glad you enjoyed and so happy the Jayson was able to take good care of you. We are honored to be considered one of the best. Hope you can join us again for more. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented the back room and had a graduation party for my daughter with 29 people! This experience couldn't have been better! Their expert concierge guided me every step of the way and accommodated all my family's idiosyncrasies which isn't easy!! Every bit of the...More

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

Dear nbh, I am so glad you enjoyed everything and we were honored to be host to your family on such a big day. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed the meal and that your needs were all taken care of by the staff....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch on our way back to New York returning from Boston. We had great lobster plates, traditional style and super fresh! we also has a great salad The attention was nice and the ambience too. We had a reservation. Love it, we will...More

Thank AlexL12345
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear AlexL12345, Thank you for the kind review and for joining us on your journey home. I'm glad you enjoyed it all and I am especially glad to hear you are likely to return. We look forward to that day. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After work we took everyone’s advice and decided to come to this place. The service was pretty good even though we had a new waitress learning the ropes. We stuck to seafood, the bacon wrapped scallops were massive and full of flavour. But the Lobster...More

1  Thank Peter P
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter, We are glad you took your colleagues' advice and joined us for dinner. I'm glad our lobster mac and cheese was a big hit. I hope you can join us again soon. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous meal. From the pre event email planning piece to the dessert every detail was tended to (hanging participle-ugh) I was concerned about a fixed menu for our group but the choices were all superb. The wait staff were attentive and delightful.More

Thank Nicole G
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicole, Thank you for choosing to celebrate such an important event with us and I am so glad everything met your expectations. We appreciate the kind review too and hope you can join us again for another celebration or a more cozy and relaxing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met one of my colleagues for a quick lunch. My wife and I have been going here for years and it’s our favorite spot to take out of town friends- for seafood. The Calamri is the best we have ever had ( Pretty close to...More

Thank Dharman H
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dharman, Thank you for the very kind review and for bringing your colleagues and out of town friends to Hemenway's. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything too, especially that dressing! It's always nice to hear from guests who enjoy what we do. We hope...More

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Mikie69
26 September 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any Embassy Suites in Providence according to my Hilton app or Google maps.
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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
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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