Providence Oyster Bar
Can't go wrongAnother great meal. Service is great! Wish deserts were better but Pastiche is a short walk away!
Love it6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Upscale Casual DiningGreat Food - Great Atmosphere - Superb Wait Service .. What a Romantic Evening !!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMall around a great dining exp. BUT!My girlfriend and I both work at a OPEN TABLE TOP 100 RESTAURANT and love to eat at different places recommended by Open Table as often as possible.Overall we enjoyed our night but to be honest we there was one flaw in our evening we made a early reservation because we planned on a being there for a few hours (we enjoy staggering our courses and drinks) we were really looking forward to the Happy Hour Specials as advertised on your web page but when we asked about them we were told its only offered at the Bar so by then all bar seats were taken! we were disappointed, as a Chef and a person who loves to dine it hard to fully enjoy things to follow.Maybe if somewhere on the menu it said Happy Hour at bar only the night would have been PERFECT6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday celebrationgood food for a birthday celebration. This is my favorite restaurant in Providence and I try to visit as often as I can. The food and service are almost always great. I think this was a bit of an off night all around, but things were still good. The great thing about this place is that even when things are not perfect they are still better than most.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Seafood Standout in Federal HillBeen back 5 times now and never a disappointment. Great oysters (and I'm picky). Creative appetizer and dinner specials. Best of all, the service is always fast, courteous and very friendly no matter how busy they might be. This place is a Providence Gem for sure.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMade the right choiceMy first time eating here and it won't the the last. All the seafood was fresh and well prepared. Started off the night sitting at the bar having a few drinks and sampling items from the raw bar. Once we sat down the service was excellent, timing of the food in between courses was just right. No complaints on anything from our table.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Oysters!Loved the local oysters at Providence Oyster Bar. Great brunch menu too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Oysters, great menuHad a delightful dinner on a Tuesday night. The food was very good. Sat at a booth near thr bar. Since it was Tuesday, it was busy but not overwhelming busy. I can see how the tables closer to bar may not be able to hear their conversations because of loudness of bar. On a busy night , I would recommend a table towards back of restaurant. All in all, enjoyable night, enjoyable meal.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOyster bar is our favoriteOyster bar is our favorite restaurant. Every time we have gone we love the food, the service is impeccable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fresh seafood. WeExcellent fresh seafood. We were fortunate enough to get there on a Saturday before 6:30 and sat at the bar where we were able to take advantage of their $1 specials for oysters, cherry stones etc. We were a party of six and every entre was different and well prepared. Both specials were ordered and were quite creative combinations. Valet parking is complimentary and a must in this bustling area. Cars came quickly when it was time to leave.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated at a tableWe were seated at a table near the bar. The noise level was disturbing and prohibited conversation at our table. We sat for at least 10 minutes before the waiter showed up. It appeared they were understaffed4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI normally really enjoy thisI normally really enjoy this restaurant but this was an off night. We waited a very long time before a server approached us about taking our drink order and it was not busy. It seems there was a mix up between the hostess and wait staff. Also, as usual, they serve their red wine by the glass far too warm. Otherwise, the food was good.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNight out with my sister wasNight out with my sister was great - the service was outstanding, beginning with the valet who brought my cellphone into the restaurant after noticing I left it in the console. Waitress was efficient and asked if there were any food alergies after overhearing my sister's comment about avoiding glueten and the chef prepared her dish without using a sauce that contained flour as a thickening agent. The oysters were fresh and the Rockefeller were delicious. The seabass was very good and my only complaint is the skin should have been cooked crisper.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI am not a raw shellfish person,I am not a raw shellfish person, but went with a group that were. All raved about their raw bar oysters, littlenecks, cherrystones, and shrimp. There were plenty of choices beyond shellfish. Pt. Judith Calamari was crisp and spicy. Lobster Bisque was decadent, with large chunks of lobster meat. Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Lobster Wontons was fabulous. Quality of the Tuna was outstanding. Interesting cocktail options, including Pear Martini w/ Amaretto and their twist on the Margarita, with muddled cilantro and jalapenos. Rave reviews for Lobster Roll, Linguine with White Clam Sauce, Chilean Sea Bass, and Blackened Tuna Appetizer. Peanut Butter & Banana Gelato hit the spot for dessert. Definitely a keeper.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to the Oyster BarWe've been to the Oyster Bar several times for dinner and never have been disappointed. We were thrilled to find that the Sunday Brunch menu is just as good. Great make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and the brunch offerings are just as tempting (and delicious) as the dinner menu.
The restaurant was surprisingly quiet when we arrived, but started to pick up a bit later in our meal. Definitely recommend for that special brunch out with friends or family.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Oyster Bar never dissapoints;The Oyster Bar never dissapoints; the food is exellent and the staff is great, accommodating, friendly and attentive. Great place!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently enjoyed dinner here-Recently enjoyed dinner here- the oysters were fantastic and the lobster bisque is one of the better I've ever had. We weren't remotely disappointed!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. CioppinoThe food was excellent. Cioppino was superb! Everything cooked perfectly, especially the calamari which was soft and not at all chewy. A bit pricey but we heard a day too late that they have great happy hour deals at the bar.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and no complaintsGreat service and no complaints about the food. I ordered one of my favorite cabernets and after she opened the bottle mentioned that someone sometimes ordered the Joseph Phelps Insignia (from next door so it wasn't on their wine list). We switched to that without a problem and had a splendid dinner.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fresh seafood is the bestThe fresh seafood is the best in Providence. The lobster mashed potatoes are loaded with lobster.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good with large portions.Very Good with large portions. the oysters were great3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch. The foodWe went for brunch. The food and the bloody mary's were excellent.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was veryFood and service was very good. I had the halibut special and my wife had the linguine with clam sauce. I also had clams casino for an app. I have ben there several times and the food is consistently good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal service from thePhenomenal service from the entire staff. The oysters were fresh. The filet mignon was tasty and prepared medium as requested. Impressive wine list! Will come back every time I'm in Providence!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesService and food was incredible as always. Can't wait to go back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM