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Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

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121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a customer out to dinner and ordered 4 apps to shared them. The seafood was amazing. My favorite dishes were the Ceviche - probably the best I've ever had and the daily special which was scallops with roasted beets - amazing combo. Our waiter Bill was great. I wish I could have left him a larger tip but... More 

Thank Laura C
Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family loves to eat here in Providence. The food is very good and the atmosphere is quite nice--spacious, not too noisy, high ceilings and great views of the river. The high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass walls afford a wonderful feeling of being in the city while warm indoors. As a vegan,myself, it's not my first choice for... More 

Thank Lisa T
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

service was amazing, relaxed but prompt. drinks, salad , dinner all delicious! great table, with no reservation even! we will be back!

Thank clamdog
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the power lunch. Appetizer,entree,cookie and coffee. Clam chowder and fish tacos were great. Zucchini chips addicting

Thank Cynthia P
Miami, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff,the service, the food,the ambience:PERFECT!!! I cannot say enough about this place!I could easily return to Providence only to come back to this restaurant!The lobster bisque?? To die for!!!! I can't wait to return!

Thank Joelle T
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here multiple times and it has been fabulous every time. The date of my last visit was not available, so the date on this review is incorrect. My last dining experience here was April of 2015. I have been here for business, solo and had dinner here on my 25th anniversary. Our anniversary dinner was exquisite. When... More 

Thank geraldd275
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken my mom there for lunch when she's flying in or out of T.F. Green. Expensive but creative seafood and drinks. Good place to people watch and gaze out at the water. Got to do it at least once.

Thank Savvysunseekers
Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the blackened swordfish and the spinach salad. Both tasted delicious. My friend had the lobster roll and raved about it. The service was thoughtful and attentive. The view on a lovely fall day was an added treat. We will go back for more lunches!

Thank Therese H
New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful place to spend a birthday dinner. The ambiance was sophisticated, the service was excellent, fast, friendly and attentive. The seafood dinner was really just ..Good. my asparagus was overcooked and a little dry, my king crab was tasty but somewhat dry as if it was sitting around for a while. they put cheese on my husband's... More 

Thank CaramelNY
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bright, clean, formal but not stuffy, excellent place to enjoy lunch or dinner. The seafood is outstanding!

Thank denden4444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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: 14013518570
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?