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Midtown Oyster Bar

4.5
4.5
1458 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 118 times today

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Delivery

  • 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

    James Mitchell

  • 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 1,458 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DK

    DKNYLI

    New York Area

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant time here. Extremely friendly service stands out and the food was very fresh.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside which was lovely because the weather was perfect. We ordered lobster bisque, tuna tar tar tacos, cod with bismati rice, and linguine with clams. Everything was tasty, and delicious. We had reservations and we arrived 1/2 hour early and they were able to seat us immediately which was great because we were starving. We will definitely come back when we are in town. Worth the money.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I ordered a grill cheese sandwich and the prosciutto was so tough I needed to cut it with a knife. I was very difficult to eat!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time like always at Midtown! Our waitress,Shy, was fabulous, attentive and nice. Food is always spectacular!
  5. TN

    TerriN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice… Loved the baked oysters.
  6. M

    Maxine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so happy to be back at Midtown, service was excellent, truly enjoyed the charcuterie board and clams as starters. We both had the hot lobster roll, was delicious, no skimping at all.
  7. W

    Wali

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Placed in the dining area away from the main bar area. Afforded us much less noise. Each had a great extra dry martini with delicious calamari and little necks on the half shell. We will definitely return on another occasion!
  8. MF

    MarisaF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    favorite sunday brunch spot food and drinks
  9. JB

    JBoden

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day and it was busy - one family had wild children! Whitney, our server, was outstanding, as was the food and drinks. Thank you for always being consistently excellent 👏🏻
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Zacatecas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food has no taste very bland . Portions were a good size but not worth the $$$
  11. B

    Bmp326

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Second time here. Fresh oysters and food.
  12. AC

    AlexanderC

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Lobster roll was not full. Not worth 34$ I’ve had a lot even during this difficult supply and demand pricing. Will not be returning. Service wasn’t great either. Upsetting as being one of the better places to diner in the city.
  13. DW

    DianeWC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent recommend for anyone visiting New Port. Food and Service were excellent.
  14. s

    sjrp14

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Perfect welcome to Newport.
  15. KK

    KatieK

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Midtown! Sat at the bar and service was fantastic. We were in a bit of a rush to get to a tour and they more than accommodated us. Hostess even helped us charge a phone while we ate. Our bartender and the staff were friendly and helpful; we enjoyed our conversation with him. Overall ambiance was really nice too; comfortable, cool costal vibe. Food was delicious too. We ordered oysters based on the bartenders recommendations and a variety of small plates. All were really good. This is a great spot to get fresh oysters. The tuna tacos were one of our favorites too. Midtown is a great spot for lunch or dinner or in-between if you need a refuel break while walking Thames. Will come back here when were in Newport again!
  16. JS

    JonS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as was our server Paul. The outside space was quiet and very charming. This was a repeat visit and each time it gets better.
  17. JD

    JimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but our server, Gabrielle, was outstanding!
  18. CJ

    CaylenJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, and awesome view!
  19. RB

    RosalieB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent definitely coming back. Waitress excellent food fresh. Great choices
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the Raw bar. The chef/shucker was extremely friendly and kind. Very knowledgeable and made us feel welcome.
  21. B

    Bones

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food, service and ambience were great. The restaurant is large enough that even if you don’t make a reservation usually they can accommodate you. This is a rarity in Newport
  22. O

    Oyster

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good, service was very good. The drink was terrible. It's hard to screw up a titos and cranberry, only way to do it is if you do not put any vodka in it.
  23. g

    glh3

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The scallops were very good, especially the side dish of succotash using edamame instead of lima beans. Tasty!
  24. d

    doc7ct

    Fort Lauderdale

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  25. M

    Makeyourmark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The best Sancerre and best grilled octopus ever! The pan roasted shellfish dish was excellent. Only disappointment was the Lobster corn BISQUE - flavour was great but it was a small cup and could have used more corn and many fewer potatoes.
  26. s

    sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a group of 20 people - everyone was happy with their meal.
  27. MG

    MikeG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Nice to visit once for the novelty. Food came so fast it felt like a fast food place. Oysters were good. Rest okay.
  28. VL

    VictoriaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome service! Great seafood and great Mac and cheese for the kids
  29. MD

    MelissaD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Other then the oysters which were good, the food was meh… Linguini with clams had no flavor and there was no salt, pepper or cheese on the table to add to it. No worth $30!! Overall a pretty restaurant but expensive and food no worth it…
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! I wish the poke didn’t have such small portions. I had to eat some of my friend’s fish and chips or else I would have starved.
  31. FK

    FrancesK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Menu sounds nice but food is mundane, doesn’t really taste authentic. The chowders came out very quickly and not hot which makes me think it’s just sitting out and not super fresh. Ordered the kale salad which was mixed greens, no kale. Overall underwhelmed and didn’t contribute to our newport experiences. Recommended more for young college crowd looking to hang at the bar
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Can’t wait to return!
  33. g

    glh3

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love thIs place but the pork chop needs trigger warning - it's not hot, it's INCINDIARY!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing/ fresh. Drinks were great! Valerie the bartender was beyond amazing… very friendly and made our drinks perfect and fast :)
  35. J

    John

    Atlantic City

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The waitress for the meal was excellent and so was the food, however the second floor bar tender needs help. In one hour only got one drink and had to beg to pay just to go back downstairs for diner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The entrées were not freshly cooked—very disappointing. Dishes that were very expensive were pre-cooked and served lukewarm with fish that was rubbery as a result. I would never eat here again and, sadly, cannot recommend this restaurant—especially if it is to be a special occasion.
  37. LS

    LaurenS

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service slow but I’ll attribute that to the lack of workers everywhere. Food good but overpriced. Drinks ok.
  38. G

    Grego

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Good cod chowder and bread pudding The fried oysters were swimming in some kind of sauce that overwhelmed the oysters So so ceviche Lot of batter but not much fish in the fish and chips Service was good and staff were friendly
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were fresh, service was great, and loved the interior.
  40. B

    Bostonfoodie

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We would come back again, just make a note to ask for a specific table if you want to be near a window or outside. We made a reservation a month in advance and got shoved in the back corner of the restaurant which was a bit disappointing.

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 4.5 stars by 1458 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 118 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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

    James Mitchell

  • 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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