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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (278 reviews)
“stuffed lobster” (33 reviews)
“baked alaska” (13 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

We live near Boston, but our daughter now lives in Providence. We felt like seafood, so we drove down to Rhode Island to treat our daughter, as we'd heard good things about Hemenway's. Everything was great, from beginning to end. Service was attentive but unobtrusive...More

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

Dear TravelDudeBoston, Thank you for the very kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed everything from the warm rolls to the key lime pie! We take great pride in providing exceptional food and service and love to hear when the guest experience attests...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I came here for dinner on Monday night with a group of 7 others. We were seated quickly and served efficiently. The waitress was friendly and gave honest recommendations. I was considering getting the octopus and asked her about it. She had never had this...More

Thank Scott319
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Scott319, Thank you for joining us and I am glad to hear the octopus was grilled to your liking and that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend Hemenways for a great business lunch. Delicious food, efficient and pleasant waiter. The meal was well paced. We were done in 75 minutes- a relaxed but move along lunch. I would definitely return!More

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

Dear KGDRI, Thank you for the recommendation and the very kind review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed your lunch and that you were able to enjoy it at a pace suitable to your needs. We look forward to seeing you again on your return....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner. We had the grilled tuna and baked stuffed lobster. Both were very good. The baked stuffed lobster had much seafood stuffing and not a lot of added bread crumbs. Service was great. We shared a good size salad before the...More

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

Dear 1Jannie, Thank you for the very kind review and I am glad you enjoyed. I'm glad you found us here in Providence and that you could enjoy one of our window seats too. We hope you do come back if you find yourself back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the staff was friendly, the food and service was not the best. We were seated right away by a friend host. Our food came out in a timely manner. However, the calamari, while tasty, was quite greasy. My daughter's filet mignon was VERY rare....More

Thank mustang0013
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mustang0013, Thank you for the review. While I'm happy to hear our staff was friendly and that you loved your stuffed lobster, I am sorry to know you didn't truly enjoy your visit with us. We have earned our reputation by providing great service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. The food is incredibly fresh, and the service is fantastic. This is a great place to go for work dinners.

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

Dear shelbynew, Thank you for being a loyal patron and we are very happy you enjoy it here. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for the kind review. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here while visiting our son,he recommended it. We ordered a bottle of white wine for$40.00,and also a large bottle of sparling water. We ordered calamari for appetizers. It was lightly floured and cooked perfectly. For entrée I got the seafood paella. It was done...More

Thank ruby T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ruby, Thank you for visiting us on your trip to Providence and for leaving a review. I'm glad you enjoyed. We really try to make every guest feel like they are celebrating a special occasion even if they are not, so I am glad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the bar at Hemanway's and had terrific food and service. We had a couple of appetizers and then split the tuna nicoise salad. All of which were great. The bar staff were terrific, friendly and very attentive. We would definitely go there...More

Thank karenvan345
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear karenvan345, Glad you enjoyed your dinner at the bar and that our staff was friendly and attentive. We look forward to seeing you come back again. Thank you for the review. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, drinks and service. Excellent oysters. Ceviche is fantastic. Great lunch salads, good place for a quick power lunch.

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

Thank you Chelli_Plummer! So glad you enjoyed. Hope you come back for more. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants ever. I hardly ever give 5 stars because for me that's such a high standard. This restaurant meets the requirements. Great location, great Ambiance, incredible staff, and an impeccable menu. Food preparation and presentation is outstanding. My server Ashley, was...More

1  Thank fredsplayland
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear fredsplayland, We really are honored to have received a five-star rating from you here and on Yelp as well. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and that Ashley was able to provide you the kind of service we are famous...More

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Mikie69
25 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
13 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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