Our Story

Hemenway’s, an icon in the Rhode Island food scene and the go-to destination for fresh, top-of-catch seafood has been serving both locals and visitors to the capital city for decades. Constantly innovating, Chef Max Peterson delights in creating dishes that utilize the freshest selections from New England’s fishmongers and purveyors. At the heart of the restaurant is our heralded Raw Bar, where guests indulge in our signature Shellfish Platter while enjoying views of the Providence skyline.

Centrally located, the proximity of the restaurant to PPAC, the RISD Museum, Waterfire, Brown University, Johnson & Wales, hotels, and the RI Convention Center make us an ideal destination for those visiting the city. Visit our friends at Go Providence to learn more about things happening in and around our great city.

Max Peterson Executive Chef

Executive Chef Max Peterson, a native of Massachusetts, has cooked from coast to coast.

He has cooked in the elite kitchens of Providence’s Flemings Steakhouse, The Pink Door in Pike Place Market in Seattle, and the Zephyr Grill in California. With his breadth of knowledge from prime steaks to refined American cuisine, he creates varied and distinctive menus while showcasing a colorful array of fresh seafood selections as he continues Hemenway’s long-time tradition as a “Providence seafood classic”.

Tobey Sanborn Senior General Manager

Tobey Sanborn has always had a passion for both the restaurant industry and seafood. In 1993, he moved to Providence to pursue a degree at Johnson & Wales University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration. He fell in love with the city and never looked back.

Tobey began his career in the hospitality industry at the Back Bay Restaurant Group He remained a resident of Providence while managing one of their restaurants in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In 1999, Tobey was promoted opening General Manager of Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Providence. Later, he moved on to Manager of the Capital Grille, also in Providence. Now, as the Senior General Manager of Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, Tobey oversees one of the city’s busiest restaurants.

Tobey sits on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation and is active with many area non-profits, including the Ronald McDonald House, which helps to improve the lives of hospitalized children and their families.

Wine & Cocktails

We have received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2012.

This award is designed to recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

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Reservations

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Happenings

July 9-22, 2017

Providence Restaurant Weeks

Sure signs that summer is here? The grass is greener, the weather is warmer, and Providence Restaurant Weeks planning has begun! Hemenway's will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu.

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Summer

Providence Waterfire

Join us this summer for a Providence tradition of WaterFire. Illuminating Providence each Saturday night with a deep amber hue, join us to celebrate WaterFire with a special offering; Hemenway’s Clam & Lobster Boil.

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Sundays

Half-Price Wine Sundays

Savor the end of every weekend with half-priced bottles of wine paired with your fresh favorites. *Limit 1 bottle per entree. Offer valid with the purchase of an entree.

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Mon thru Sat

Power Lunch Special

Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm In the spirit of escaping the ordinary workday routine, we suggest you check your upcoming workweek calendar and move the location of your meetings accordingly.

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Private Dining

For over 25 years, Hemenway’s has built our reputation by serving up the very best of fresh local catches from the famed ports of New England. Scenic views of the Providence River along with the relaxed elegance and vitality of our restaurant provide the perfect atmosphere for any special occasion. Our ideal location paired with our seasoned staff of event professionals will guarantee that your private event is a memorable one that is sure to impress your guests.

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Fare Rewards Rhode Island’s premier frequent diner program.

As a member, you will earn points with each dining occasion redeemable towards future visits. For every 500 points, you will automatically receive a $35 reward credit on your account, good towards your next visit!  Our program is designed to simply reward our frequent customers for dining at our restaurants; there are no costs or obligations. It’s that easy!

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Gift Cards One gift card. Nine unique culinary adventures.

From the capital city to the city by the sea, the Newport Restaurant Group gift card can be used to craft one’s experience at: Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring, 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, Hemenway’s, Trio, Boat House, Waterman Grille, and of course, Avvio. Purchase online for added convenience and have the card shipped to you, or choose to have your card shipped directly to the recipient with a personalized handwritten note.

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