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Midtown Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
1516 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 9 times today

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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 1,516 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food was great but the experience was okay. We were celebrating our anniversary and felt extremely rushed. They asked us if we were done no less than 5 times when we were clearly still eating
  2. HH

    HonestandHungry

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid food. Great service
  3. SD

    SaraD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    This was not our first time at Midtown but it will most likely be our last. The AC was broken which made the dining experience (although the food was great) very unpleasant. They were not able to move us to outdoor seating even though the restaurant was not filled. The benches in the booth we were sitting were torn. Those accommodations are unacceptable for a dinner with a bill of over $300. Very disappointing.
  4. b

    bassbone14

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great early dinner with drinks at Midtown Oyster Bar. Our server was attentive but gave us space. Our table was on the deck looking out over the main drag in town and the weather was perfect with shade and cool breezes. The drinks were delicious - both the island punch and the Del’s lemonade were awesome. Our app was the baked oysters and they were outstanding. The.mains - big eye tuna filet was perfectly grilled and the tuna tacos wee great with loads of fresh tuna. Excellent all around and we will be back!
  5. g

    grc1958

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, the food, and especially the service were all beyond belief! Will definitely be coming there again this summer. Can’t wait!
  6. JH

    JeffreyH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every part of our meal, from the oysters to the salmon BLT and burger were absolutely delicious!
  7. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food, drinks and service were fine but it was noisy beyond my comfort level and a very hectic bar scene subtracted from the overall experience. Granted, I’m 75 years old but it was all a bit too much.
  8. CP

    ChloeP

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to celebrate my 30th birthday. This was our third time here and had a fantastic meal! Service, drinks, food, ambiance was all amazing. The seafood was phenomenal. But safe to say the best steak we’ve ever had! Will definitely keep going back.
  9. IB

    IvorBiggun

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was served in a timely fashion. Portions were generous. Menu choices need updating. Service was excellent. Noise was excessive.
  10. OB

    OBie

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Came in early with reservation and with many tables open, they seated us immediately next to a large family with infants. Took quite awhile for a server to attend to us and we had to ask for almost everything… can you bring us silverware, more water, extra napkins, bread and dessert menus. Ugh!
  11. HF

    HeidiF

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Accommodated our group of 9 upstairs. Food was great. Perfect spot for lunch
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab drinks and have a nice lunch or dinner!
  13. JR

    JoshR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My wife went here for Oysters and really enjoyed the location and food! Was a great choice for dinner
  14. LD

    LetsDineOut5

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are local and dine out a lot. We've been to Midtown Oyster Bar many times but this time it was across the board a fabulous dining experience including the food, drinks, service (Del was the best server we've had in a long time!!) and ambience. We sat outside on the second level which our guests really enjoyed. For starters we had oysters, octopus and baked oysters...recommend all! Our dinners were the honey miso cod, spicy seafood pan roast, and the tuna (nice and rare!) and black cod from the special menu. We couldn't decide who had the best meal! The seafood portions were plentiful and presented beautifully. Our cocktails (cosmos, whiskey sours, margarita) were also spot on. We've always enjoyed dining here but have to say the Midtown Oyster Bar has jumped it up a notch and we look forward to our next meal there!
  15. CD

    ChristopherD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! My wife asked for salmon on pasta which was not on the menu. They accommodated her and it was delicious, so were the accompanying vegetables. Smoked blue fish spread was also terrific. Oysters great but $$$. My cod was underdone.
  16. EC

    EmCee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters and swordfish were amazing. Excellent service. Quiet and beautiful. Can't wait to return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hot lobster rolls in Newport! Amazing oysters, too. Sat outside on the roof deck both times - would definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing, wait staff wonderful. Hostess was beyond rude. We had reservations and both girls at the hostess table were rude to my family of 6 Such a shame because we have 2nd home here and enjoy the restaurant. Hope they are not there the next time we go
  19. g

    gnov

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time in with a reservation, seated promptly addressed by the wait staff within 30 min, rough start, cocktail was good. Food was average at best, Octopus was very crunchy as it was over done, oysters were great, service was super slow, not what I expected, seemed under staffed or my waiter was not paying attention. Most likely won’t be back, sorry.
  20. MB

    MaryBethW

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    First time there. Took a friend and 2 others for a birthday celebration. Really liked the nautical theme. Service good for a busy Newport evening. Good cocktails. Bermuda fish stew was absolutely delicious and served piping hot as all food should be! Shrimp & Tomatillo Gazpacho lacked flavor and the Spicy scallop ceviche was okay. Sea scallops were delicious! Two had jerk swordfish and loved it. One had Honey miso cod and was very disappointed after a great review on Open Table. Desserts of bread pudding, dense chocolate and carrot cake were awesome! All in all, pretty satisfied for a large restaurant on a busy summer night, in Newport.
  21. S

    Sunney246

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Paul was polite and attentive. The young man clearing tables was equally attentive and polite. Delicious food!
  22. LC

    LeahC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I wanted to grab lunch in Newport and we are so glad we found Midtown! Reserving was easy, service was awesome. Our waitress recommended dishes that we both enjoyed so much! The calamari is amazing. FYI: they serve brunch for a long time on Sundays in addition to the regular menu! Loved it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place for Sunday brunch!
  24. s

    susanp

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Fabulous oysters and cocktails. Great ambiance.
  25. FD

    FoodDoc

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The honey miso cod was delicious. The oysters were fresh and left you wanting to order more. We'll be back.
  26. G

    Gwyatt

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good oysters, fine entrees, but wish it fav d the water. Restaurant very dark.
  27. K

    Kelly

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always — Midtown never disappoints
  28. J

    Joeyb

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner. Sat outside on upper deck. Great atmosphere. Great meal'
  29. DD

    DanielleD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midtown Oyster Bar is a fabulous place to eat, especially in the upstairs room and deck. They are both bright, airy and beautiful. The downstairs is more dark and cozy and probably perfect for winter. Our server was outstanding-super friendly, helpful and accommodating. The local oysters are fantastic. We also tried the tuna tartare tacos and the RI style calamari and both were delicious. The wine and cocktail selection are varied and impressive. Looking forward to visiting again next time I'm in Newport.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the atmosphere to the wait staff, we felt very comfortable and attended to. It is a favorite of ours to go to when we are in Newport. The food is phenomenal with plenty of choices for all. I highly recommend the Midtown to all that enjoy a true dining experience!
  31. J

    Jmills

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, local beer and fish and chips are my favorites. The warm butter poached lobster roll was the best one I had during my stay in the area.
  32. CN

    ChristinaN

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midtown Oyster has worked it's way up to my #1 fav spot in Newport! Hands down best lobster roll in town. The swordfish was also amazing!! They have always been good but idk what they did this year but they upped their game and the quality and service are too notch
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a must-see place when in Newport and we were celebrating a special event while on vacation there. The downstairs is a bit noisy but we were escorted upstairs and given a table in the outdoor section with a nice view. Service was very attentive. Plenty of food choices but the oysters are a MUST in a place like this, then we stuck to the seafood for our entrees. Decent wine selection and good cocktail offerings. The tab gets up there if you get good wine, but no complaints here. We had a very good time and recommend this place as one you try if you’re staying multiple nights in Newport!
  34. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was on time with the reservation and the service was fantastic.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner!
  37. PG

    PatG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. Food was really good!
  38. DL

    DonnaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch there on weekday; not crowded time we were there. Delicious food; extremely pleasant waitstaff; don’t miss out on the lobster bisque. Don’t think you will be disappointed at all.
  39. BR

    BethR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent
  40. K

    Kimberly

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was at 8pm but the hostess was very accommodating and sat us at 6:30pm because we finished up shopping downtown earlier than expected. All the food was delicious and flavorful. Prices were reasonable. I would definitely return the next time I’m in Newport.

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 1516 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 9 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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