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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
+1 401-351-8570
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Fresno
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They do a good job on the food and the lobster bisque was wonderful. Large open floorplan so it tends to be loud and the parking is nonexistent, they need valet in a big way. I would go back.

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Thank need4sand
Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hemenway's raw bar is fantastic and features locally harvested oysters! Highly recommend! It's a little pricey but well worth it!

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Thank andy c
Morristown, New Jersey
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hemenway's is always good. Nice restaurant, great service, and delicious food. I have had some of the best seafood here. Definitely dine here if you are in Providence.

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Thank EMNJNYC
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear EMNJNYC, Thank you for visiting us at Hemenway's and for awarding us a five-star rating. I am so pleased to learn how much you enjoy dining here! I appreciate your compliments very much and will certainly pass them along to our team. Thank you again. Sincerely, Tobey More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again and again we can not say it enough,,,,,every server we have is excellent. Yesterday our server was Connor. He was fabulous. We have had Diane and Joe in the past; and, Connor is right up there in terms of professionalism, service and product knowledge. Yesterday was the beginning of Providence Restaurant Week and will we be back at least... More 

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Thank artveejr
Revere, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was in town to see my granddaughter at Providence College and brought her her after the basketball game Saturday afternoon. We arrived as a party of 5 and let them know that one other would join us shortly. The were very accommodating. The food was excellent- spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts with an apple cider vinaigrette was yummy... More 

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Thank annmarie02151
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oysters are fresh! Bread right out of the oven. Service is excellent! Food is exquisite! I can't get enough of this place.

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Thank Xiomara C
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Xiomara C, Thank you for your generous words and five star rating on Hemenway's. I appreciate that you took a moment to share your thoughts and I hope you will consider visiting us again in the near future. We would love to have you back! My very best, Tobey More 

Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a big reputation in Providence, and the restaurant mostly lives up to it. It has high ceilings, white table cloths, high-backed booths, etc. The prices are high - think nice steakhouse pricing. I wouldn't say the food is extraordinary, but it's solid. I do have to say this as a caveat to my 4-star review: as a... More 

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Thank LikeItsMyJob
Westerly, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a fantastic meal but busy. Make a reservation and bring your wallet. Definitely worth the cost but not a cheap bite.

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Thank Kelly T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your very nice compliments and five-star review. I appreciate your recommendation and hope that you will join us again in the near future! My very best, Tobey More 

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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has many pluses: great variety of seafood, excellent service, excellent food presentation, good location, great ambiance, etc. Visited it the first time for a business trip and it will become one of my favorites in Providence. Definitely will retur.

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Thank Isaac R
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Isaac, Thank you for your kind review of Hemenway's and for awarding us a five-star rating. I appreciate your compliments very much, and I will be sure to pass them along to our team here. Please do consider dining with us again the next time you are in town. It would be a pleasure to have you back! My... More 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite restaurants! My wife and I have been having our anniversary lunch there for the last 6 years or so and have always had an excellent meal and welcoming service. Today was no exception - and upon hearing that it was our 20th anniversary, they treated us to a complimentary dessert - a flourless chocolate torte that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?