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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hemenway's Dockside Dining Restaurant Review: East Greenwich is the most affluent town on Rhode Island's West Bay, making it an attractive destination for upscale Providence restaurants to expand into the suburbs. The fresh, locally sourced seafood and unfussy preparations typified by the original restaurant have survived the trip south, as has Hemenway's famous raw bar (located outdoors here). A special Caesar salad topped with salmon and swordfish works, for example, because the fish is simply broiled and laid atop the lettuce, with no marinades, batter or other accoutrements to disturb the harmony between seafood, dressing, and greens. A giant pork chop is gently brined in a citrus-herb mix, then grilled. People come to Hemenway's for classic, upscale New England seaside dining, and while you'll find few surprises on the menu, the East Greenwich restaurant surpasses the original in at least one category: location. Outdoor tables are set beneath a large canopy abutting a marina full of pleasure craft, and diners can watch the moon rise over an arm of Greenwich Bay and the wooded hills beyond. Happily, most menu prices are in line with those you'll find in Providence; where you'll pay for the ambience is at the bar, where $11 cocktails strongly encourage you to do your drinking elsewhere.