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Midtown Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
1615 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Midtown Oyster Bar is Newport #1 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 three 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.

**In order to provide the best service possible we are limiting table seating to parties of 8 or less.
A credit card is required for reservations of 6 or more people. There will be a $50 charge for a "No Show" reservation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 619-4100 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    George Lewis

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Devon Walsh: (401) 619-4100

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Perry Mill Wharf

  • Parking details

    There is a private parking lot located at the end of Perry Mill Wharf, behind Midtown Oyster Bar. The lot is cash or credit card and charges by the day. There are other similar lots within a block of restaurant. Street parking is metered from May 1 to October 31.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,615 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    A dining experience never to again occur! Clueless arrogant manager allowed a private party to get out of control with yelling and crazy screaming! Her response to my complaint; “ they paid 6000 k for that space!”! Servers adjacent to the party relocated 20 other diners to another room after complaints! Manager never made contact with disrupted diners! She sent our server back to our table almost in tears! Get rid of this manager and employ a qualified individual that can control her restaurant!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful lunch at Midtown Oyster Bar to end our Newport trip. We warmed up with some soup, the Lobster & Corn Bisque and the Bermuda Fish Stew - both were delicious. We also enjoyed the fresh oysters. The server was very attentive.
  3. MK

    MariaK

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frequent diner at the Midtown Oyster Bar. Always an amazing meal—especially like the lunch menu oyster burger & salmon BLT!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. We visit Newport 2-3 times a year and always eat here. Only wish is for more gluten free options
  5. LT

    LisaT

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in November. It was not very busy. The food and service were outstanding!
  6. KT

    KellyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Paul was excellent! Food was fast. Cocktails were fab!
  7. j

    joanh1

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined during Restaurant Week and the food was so delicious. The fresh seafood always is our favorite choice. Our server, Michelle, was most polite and professional. We love dining at the Midtown Oyster Bar as it never disappoints!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, we had a late lunch and it was a quiet Wed . Fried seafood platter was quite good but shrimp were tough, overcooked. The blackened swordfish sandwich was great.
  9. F

    Frenchy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for restaurant week, we had the "prix fixe" menu. There was a variety of food to choose from. The waitress was really nice and helpful. I would go back...
  10. JM

    JillM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an early dinner and sat upstairs outside. Service was great, food delicious!
  11. J

    Jackie

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for restaurant week dinner - prefix 3-course meal for $45! Such a great deal and we’re very impressed my the selection! We had the raw bar (two oysters, two clams and two shrimp cocktail) - the oysters were Canadian and sone of the best I’ve ever had! Next we had the Halibut and shore meats sea - both outstanding! Lastly we had the chocolate cake! When we finished dinner, we walked downstairs to a live band and a lively bar! Overall, great night and so happy we came!
  12. PJ

    PamelaJ

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mid Town Oyster Bar never disappoints. Food is fresh and delicious. Drinks were on point. Staff always friendly. Whenever I am in town, I eat here every time @ least once during my week stay.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Would definitely recommend.
  14. P

    Povowife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal experience when we come here. We live in CT and will drive out for the day, and finish with wonderful fresh food and amazing drinks at Midtown. Definitely our favorite in RI!
  15. R

    Rodriquezp

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took advantage of Newport Restaurant Week, so we had an amazing lunch for a great value. Sat outside overlooking the street below, enjoying drinks, food and the unusually warm weather for this time of year…it was perfection!
  16. MK

    MariaK

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was awesome. Newport Restraurant week menu was great! Always amazing experience at Midtown
  17. BC

    BCmom

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this restaurant week menu over many others and it was an excellent decision. The servers were attentive, the management showed care & concern when we requested a quieter table and the food was both delicious and beautifully presented.
  18. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was also excellent. Most definitely would go back on our next visit.
  19. RS

    RedSoxSeasonTicketHolder

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Alexandria was GREAT. she deserves a shoutout. Friendly, attentive but not smothering, helpful.
  20. JP

    JPPP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We’ve been there 3 times…twice at lunch and once at dinner. We’ve been disappointed in the lunch preparation (greasy and overcooked fried dish and a bland lobster roll). But our dinners were excellent. The raw bar is good so we’d recommend that…so maybe stick with raw bar.
  21. CG

    CarolynG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We ordered steamed little necks and lobster bisque. Little necks were $19 and we got maybe twelve tiny tiny clams. Lobster bisque at $12/ cup with no lobster meat at all. I know restaurants are hit by inflation, but it will cost the restaurant more money to lose a customer than being a tiny more generous with the actual food served for the price.
  22. LM

    LaurenM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 of us shared calamari; tuna tacos; crab/tuna thing; octopus; shrimp… so much fun! We had a 9pm reservation, we were running late. (They stop serving at 9) I called ahead to let them know, they kept the kitchen open for us. Olivia was our server and made us feel welcome, appreciate, and never felt rushed. Bravo Midtown Oyster Bar for a wonderful experience!
  23. FG

    FrankG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service, food, and wine were excellent. Oysters and scallops were outstanding. Portions were generous. No problem with our reservation when we arrived.
  24. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food & service!
  25. L

    Lizzv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious oystetrs and seafood! Great service! Can’t wait to go back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great seafood!!
  27. JJ

    JeffJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a very good dinner here. It was a Monday night so was not very busy. I had baked oysters and a lobster roll which were both very good. My wife had french onion soup and burger which were also very good.
  28. BC

    BethC

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Have dined at MOB several times but I will say that some of the food was disappointing this night. The oysters we got were very good but 4 out of the 6 meals we had were not at the level of previous meals - in particular the halibut special was spicy but dry and not particularly flavorful. We brought family in from out of town and we felt it wasn't the best representation of the restaurant especially since prices have increased.
  29. SW

    StephanieW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Midtown on a Friday night was super loud! The waitress was really lovely and the service was great. The dirt martini was pretty good and my husband had an old fashioned….which he totally enjoyed! I had the halibut and it was good but pretty dry (I wouldn’t order it again) and my husband had the spicy seafood platter and enjoyed it. The raw oysters were amazing!
  30. KB

    KenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service of waitstaff was friendly, helpful and efficient. Nice ambiance and food was excellent. This was our third visit and we will definitely return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess had a warm greeting and immediately sat us at our preferred spot (outside). Our server was quick, courteous, and gave great recommendations (Jamaican Jerk Swordfish and the Key Lime Pie!). Cozy atmosphere on a perfect night!
  33. JM

    JeanM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a great evening. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the price was typical for the type of restaurant. Overall abet nice experience
  34. SW

    SuzannaW

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great bar scene, nice mix of locals and tourists all enthusiastically enjoying College football and baseball playoffs non a busy Saturday night. Bar service was excellent , fabuloous oysters and other seafood was very good! Highly recommended
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica the bartender was AMAZING!!! She works hard and give you service with a smile and jokes!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s no small wonder the difficulty in reserving a table at this fantastic restaurant, from the front desk can do attitude to the waiting staffs exceptional service - the real reason of course was to enjoy the food which was absolutely delicious. Without doubt our favourite experience in Newport.
  37. AQ

    AdrienneQ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    2nd visit at this restaurant. Food is very good, great location and has a cool vibe.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice we went twice! Amazing fresh seafood, great service. Loved it!
  39. RM

    RML60

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Fairly limited menu, and our food was somewhat overdone.
  40. J

    Joananne

    New England

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful all the way around. Thank u.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Midtown Oyster Bar using the Order Online button.

Midtown Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Midtown Oyster Bar

343 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Perry Mill Wharf

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a private parking lot located at the end of Perry Mill Wharf, behind Midtown Oyster Bar. The lot is cash or credit card and charges by the day. There are other similar lots within a block of restaurant. Street parking is metered from May 1 to October 31.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    George Lewis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 619-4100 ext. 1

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Devon Walsh: (401) 619-4100

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