This was our first trip to Providence and chose Hemenway's for our special dinner. Perfect choice. Set overlooking Providence River and next to Memorial Park the restaurant has an upscale contemporary ambiance without feeling pretentious. The service was attentive and amiable without being overly formal or familiar.
Following cocktails and splitting a crab and lobster cake appetizer we had the four pick of the day raw oyster selections, lobster, and paella for dinner. All of which were delicious. But I must confess I enjoyed the raw oysters the most. Our only regret was we didn't have room for dessert. If we lived in the area I'm sure we would be frequent diners at this lovely restaurant.