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.

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Max Peterson Executive Chef

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

A Fall River native, Executive Chef Max Peterson credits his parents for starting him on his culinary journey and helping him find his passion. Working with Chef Jonathan Caressimo helped nurture that passion and after graduating from UMASS Amherst, Chef Max decided to focus his energy on becoming a Chef. He helped open the Zephyr Grill and Bar in Livermore, CA and then headed back east to join the West on Centre in Roxbury, MA. It’s there he would meet his wife Emma. Eventually Chef Max joined the Newport Restaurant Group as a sous chef at Boat House. It wasn’t long before Chef’s talents helped him rise to the top and he was named the Executive Chef at Hemenway’s in 2013. 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.”

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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Holiday Catering by Hemenway’s

You set the table & we’ll handle the cooking

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Monday thru Friday

Power Lunch Special

Available Monday through Friday, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, enjoy a two-course lunch along with a cup of coffee and freshly-baked cookie. Just $30 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

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Private Dining

Our Regatta Room is a striking place to host your next special occasion.

Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase a scenic river view and cityscape for your backdrop. Our personal event coordinator will cover all details, ensuring you and your guests enjoy a seamless outing.

Please fill out the contact form or call 888-759-5557 to speak with our Sales Manager directly about planning your private event.

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 New England’s premier frequent diner program.

As a member, you will earn points with each dining occasion redeemable towards future visits. For every 200 points, you will automatically receive a $15 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. Download the Newport Restaurant Group Fare Rewards mobile app and join today! It’s that easy!

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Gift Cards One gift card. Fourteen unique culinary adventures.

From the capital cities 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, Bar ‘Cino, La Vecina, 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, Iron Works, Trio, Boat House, Waterman Grille, Avvio, Papa Razzi, Foodlove Market and of course Hemenway’s. 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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