Midtown Oyster Bar

4.4
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Midtown Oyster Bar is Newport's choice when it comes to the freshest seafood and the largest raw bar in town.
Our two story building offer 2 bar areas, the first floor tavern and the second floor Burgee Bar. Located right on Thames Street, there is no better place in town to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Newport. Our tavern area has high top tables for a casual, bar atmosphere, where you can gather with friends to enjoy a great meal, or a few beverages. Three dining rooms and two outside decks allow for plenty of dining space as well as the availability for private parties. Whether you are looking for casual snacks and cocktails with friends or a formal dining experience, Midtown Oyster Bar has everything you could possibly be looking for.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 619-4100
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
James Mitchell
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Private Party Facilities
Midtown Oyster Bar is the ultimate location to host your next event. Whether it be a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, cocktail party or special occasion, we certainly have the perfect space for you. Our private events director will coordinate with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience, customized specifically to your needs and event size.
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Private Party Contact
Devon Walsh: (401) 619-4100
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Cross street
Perry Mill Wharf
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 156 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great oysters - noise level on 1st floor high - sit on 2ed for quieter dinning experience
Staff was great - very responsive

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good seafood at decent prices. Wonderful oyster selection!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated on the terrace upstairs and the dining experience was great. We were celebrating our anniversary and the atmosphere was just right. The server was very nice and attentive to our needs and the food did not disappoint us!! We went to three restaurants in Newport and Midtown Oyster Bar had the best oysters and the server was the most knowledgeable about the oysters. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Newport!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Another great dinner here. Fresh seafood, great service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great time with delicious food. Great date night in Newport! Will be back again soon

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The Midtown Oyster Bar has a great selection of oysters, there were 11 varieties available when we dined there. The food is very good but very expensive for a bar like atmosphere, dinner cost us $180 for two, no alcohol. That's fine in fancy restaurant but a lot in a bar. Service is very slow, we arrived at 5 and we weren't done until after 7. That was actually fine for us because our concert wasn't until 8:30 so we were happy that dinner took a long time, but this is a bar type place so you would expect faster service.

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3.0Dined on 14 July 2018

I’ve eaten at this restaurant twice in the last two weeks. It’s a beautiful place and the location is great. The servers areexcellent. The food however could be better. The salads are very uninspired for the price.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Absolutely delicious, with a perfect view

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

We had the best time here watching the semifinals of Wimbledon. The bartender was so friendly and we ended up eating lunch right at the bar. We would absolutely come back here the next time we are in Newport. Amazing oysters too!

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Megan was our terrific server. She accommodated the 2 young nieces well. Loved sitting outside. Food was great.

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4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

The Oyster Bar proved to be an excellent choice for our early dinner in Newport. I had the yellowtail poké and it was outstanding. The fish was the freshest, the seasoning on point...refreshing and delicious. My friend's dinner of fried calamari and the charred octopus was equally appealing. Next time we will try an oyster sampler!! GO!!

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2.0Dined on 8 July 2018

When you spend $250.00 you don’t expect to be disturbed by a screaming crying toddler. Our server was very attentive and understanding and offered to move us; however, we were well in to our meal so we opted not to move. We had another family seated next to us and their 10 month old never acted out. The oysters were great as was the blackened octopus. We had been eating a lot of fish so decided to have the sirloin; disappointing. We cook better steak at home. We would not recommend nor go back!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Love love love the oysters. Add fresh fish expertly done and this was a great meal.

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Halibut was over cooked. Tuna was a bit rare, but I like sashimi. Oysters were fabulous. Service was solid.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Great place for wonderful seafood! Huge inside and wkndefudl service

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

We weren't expecting a lot due to the location on 'tourist row', but Midtown really blew us away with their tasty drinks and great seafood with some legit nice presentation, well done!

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Octopus appetizer was very good. Lobster roll was very disappointing. Server was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The food was really good but took a long time to come. It was nice and hot so it wasn't the servers fault.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

We have dined here 3 times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Reservations are suggested.

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3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Traffic and parking issues made us 35 minutes late for our reservation; however, the staff seated us immediately and were very accommodating. The food was good but not exactly what I’d expect for the price.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

We came here for a nice dinner before watching the 4th of July fireworks and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was great. I highly recommend sitting on the patio on a nice day.

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3.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Horrible service. Lobster roll was ok. Our appetizer came after our main meal was delivered.

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2.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Waitress was fabulous...she was familiar with all food on
Menu and explained dishes very well...unfortunately the kitchen was not good..our swordfish and burger were overcooked....wine however was great....

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1.0Dined on 4 July 2018

I paid 28$ for a soggy lobster roll, with hardly any lobster and all lobster tips.

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

We went to Midtown Oyster Bar to try a new place. There were 4 of us from 60's to 90+ years old. The service was good, nicely paced, and our server was nice, knowledgeable and offered suggestions based on our questions. We had read some reviews about rude servers, but we did not experience this. We shared the calamari and the steamed littleneck clam appetizers, both were great. We each ordered a different entree, though one was from the appetizer menu. Mahi-Mahi, Linguini and Clams and the Halibut Fish Box, and the Tuna Poke which was an appetizer. All were really delicious. The halibut and Mahi-Mahdi were perfectly cooked, fresh and nicely portioned. The linguini and clams were a little different, the clams were chopped, not in the shell, which is traditionally the way that dish is served, but the person who ordered that dish said it was very good. They had a nice drink menu and prices were standard for the area. We will go back.

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2.0Dined on 3 July 2018

If you are looking for a nice bar that has some food you might like it here. If you are looking for a nice restaurant with good food, this is not the place.

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1.0Dined on 3 July 2018

The food eaten in that restaurant made me sick, and my wife did not appreciate her meal.

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3.0Dined on 1 July 2018

The oysters were delicious and the atmosphere was fun. Mussels had a bit of sand in them, or else I would have given this place a higher rating. Great live music; definitely a hot spot to hit in Newport!

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Mussels appetizer, Scallop dinner and Steak Frites were out of this world amazing. Sit on the outside. upper level deck if possible.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

From the kind wait staff out front, to our friendly and helpful server, and the delicious meal, we loved Midtown Oyster bar. Everything was excellent and we will definitely return. Props to everyone, including the runners who brought out the food. Well done by all!

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

We went here our first day in Newport for lunch, were so impressed we returned the next day for dinner. Blackened shrimp addd to the tomato salad was sooo good, as well as their Ahi Tuna and tuna poke. 3 different outdoor decks, yummy cocktails.

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Our waitress, Nordia, was excellent! The food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Midtown Oyster Bar was good but not great. The wine list and oyster selection are nice, but the menu lacks the focus and simplicity of a great seafood restaurant. It could really use some editing (almost every dish had an unnecessary ingredient like truffle oil or cardamom). The service was average. We were there for a special occasion and the waitstaff seemed more annoyed with the size of our group (10 people) than happy to help make the night special. The ambiance is nice and with three floors they have the space to accommodate large groups.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Lively and fun - deliciously prepared fresh fish as well as steak and vegetarian options - something for everyone!

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

The food was amazing. We got oysters which everyone liked. The little neck steamers had a delicious broth which gave it a great flavor. I ordered caramelized scallops which was served with risotto and puréed carrots it was tasty and perfectly sized portion. We also got the Mahi Mahi which was plated beautifully and both the people who ordered it said it was great. Our server was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great food and service! Entrees ordered were swordfish, scallops and Pan seafood mix- all excellent and tasty preparation! Our server, Kaylee(?sp) was also excellent.
Recommend for any occasion.

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Good food and lively place. plenty of bar seating. good raw bar

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Our Fathers Day meal at MOB was awesome - the food was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to come back!

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Best lobster roll ever although pricey at $25. Scallops were awesome as well. Meals do not come with salads but portions are large and adequate. Disappointed that they only serve fried oysters at lunch but lobster roll made up for it. A dark and gloomy bar kind of place with plenty locals and tourists. Great location.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

This is a true gem! Everything was terrific. We had the most wonderful waitress, the food was fantastic, and the ambience rustic. We will return!

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