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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (245 reviews)
“clam chowder” (47 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
121 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2905
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently traveled to Providence to run a half marathon and selected this restaurant for my pre-race (night before) dinner. Everything that I had was phenomenal. I had a lump crab appetizer and the chowder prior to having scallops served on spaghetti squash mixed with...More

Thank Terry0106
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had not been there in a few years, at least. We went the other day and it was just as we remembered. We both had the clam chowder and it was the best we have ever had in a restaurant. We...More

Thank Van H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were trying to find a restaurant that would take us before a show at the Providence Performing Arts Center. We searched on line but they were all booked. I thought this would be a long walk from the Providence Hotel, but much to my...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All kinds of food options. Lobster mac&cheese my favorite. Fresh seafood! Oysters Rockefeller my favorite starter! Great staff and service!

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

upscale restaurant with dress code. live lobster tanks. everything looks fantastic. service seems a bit pretentious.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are exceptional, ambience is perfect, wine selections are more than adequate, quality of food and preparation top notch. We even asked our waiter if the chef could accommodate a request and sure enough he did! You will never go wrong dining at Hemenway's Seafood...More

Thank Karolye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood and service every time. The baked stuffed lobster is AMAZING! Valet parking is a huge plus and there is a nice atmosphere. I can't wait for my next visit!

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best seafood I have ever had. The service was impeccable. BUT the Food... fresh as right off the boat , perfectly prepared, I would go back to Providence just to go to this restaurant

2  Thank dms8555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant specializing in seafood but offers meat and poultry. Sunday is a good day to visit as all wine bottles are half price but check that promotion is still in effect when going there. Service staff was efficient and helpful in ordering. We has...More

Thank jimbo004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was average at best. Chowder was great but loberster raviolis were not. Root vegetables were soggy not carmelized enough. Small piece of swordfish for the money.

Thank Laura B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are heading to the Rose Island lighthouse for two nights and wondered where we could pick up a clamsream or seafood to prepare on the island. Any suggestions?
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
Hi, I have a reservation for four this Saturday at 7:00, under the name Terry. Two of our party are hearing impaired, so I asked for a quiet table out of the way. I am hoping you will be able to accommodate us Thank you. Brian Terry
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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: +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.