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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (285 reviews)
“stuffed lobster” (32 reviews)
“clam chowder” (56 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go for it and order the raw bar specials!! A great treat and a good value. I have been here many times and never disappointed. Great service too.. Our out of town guests were very pleased.

Thank RI_Travel_Guy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in my wife and I were greeted with smiles. We were early so decided to sit at the bar for a bit and Dan let me tell you, what a gentlemen. We told him we both had a headache and...More

Thank Luis G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always make it my business to eat here when visiting Providence. I dined here alone at a nice table in the bar. My server was super attentive and my meal was great as always. My biggest challenge at this restaurant is always what menu...More

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

Dear Telicia, Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you make it your business to be here. We are honored. We look forward to seeing you again on your next stop in Providence. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have friends from California visiting Rhode Island. California, particularly the San Francisco region, has many great restaurants and it is always rewarding to take those from out of town to a good restaurant here. Hemenway's is the perfect place to show how Rhode Island...More

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

Dear RhodeIslandActor, Thank you for the five-star rating and kind review. We are thrilled you brought your guests to our restaurant and that we didn't let you down. We are dedicated to bringing exceptional dining experiences to all guests and are honored to know that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hemenway's is one of those old-school places that keeps up the tradition of having fine seafood (and steaks) and proper service. I have visited it many times over the course of about 20 years and have never been disappointed. Food is great. Service is on...More

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

Dear Avilner, Thank you kindly for the nice review and for being a fan for so many years. It's our honor to have served our community for so long and a thrill to hear we do not disappoint. Thanks for sharing and we hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here plenty if times and its because they have never served me a bad meal...top quality...great service..fresh food...great atmosphere...A++

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

Dear oalvelo, Thank you for your loyal patronage and the nice review. We are humbled by your rating and look forward to serving you again. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Really good seafood and a nice "white table cloth" restaurant with a river view. The wine by the glass list was good, the food was excellent as was the service and the view was a nice bonus.

Thank clf1967
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear clf1967, Thank you for the kind review and we are glad you decided to dine with us. We hope you can come back and join us for more. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Being from the Midwest, I always like to have seafood when visiting either coast, so when I was in Boston visiting family we decided to have dinner in Providence. Saw Hemenway’s oh a top-10 list and gave it a try. We were not disappointed! Tried...More

Thank Jeff T
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Jeff, Thank you for giving us a try and I am very happy we did not disappoint. We love when visitors come to our city and try some of our fare. We hope that you have more reason to return to New England and...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were attending the theater and decided to have dinner first. We had an AMAZING experience at Hemenway’s!! Diane, our service gave us the best server experience I have had in decades. The food was out of this world. We will definitely be returning and...More

Thank David R
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear David, Glad you enjoyed your experience here and that Diane was able to make it more special. That's quite a compliment! I'll be sure to thank her personally. Hope you enjoyed the show too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Gratefully, Tobey...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Cannot say enough about this place. Service was over the top excellent (ask for Diane- she’s WONDERFUL!) Food was amazing from apps to dessert. I had seafood casserole, dining. Companion had grilled swordfish- both were perfect. It was a true five star experience ! And...More

Thank yankeegirl66
Tobey S, General Manager at Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear yankeegirl66, You can keep saying wonderful things about us - we don't mind :) Thank you for the truly kind review and I'm very glad Diane was able to make your meal special. We hope you join us again in 2018. Gratefully, Tobey Sanborn...More

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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.
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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