Go soon to this place
Dinner was great. We had an Oyster sampler and the Oyster shots. These shots come inmersed in a Bloody Mary preparation with Vodka, and were one of the winners that night. As main course we ordered a flash fried whole fish (guess a red snapper) which was just delicious, and a Lobster cocktail perfectly served as well. Now we understand why it takes a bit of struggling to get the reservation done and making time or party size changes a difficult task. German did a very good job as our waiter!
We heard this place might go out of business as a consequence of the Miami City Center development, so rush to make a reservation soon. This is a place not to be missed.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. You
The food was excellent. You must try the lobster pot pie a d the oysters of course! Service was a little slower. It is the south. And they were busy.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great app to
Everything was great app to entree was great! Waiter offered excellent suggestions
A fun place to return and recommend
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I read great reviews about
I read great reviews about this place so my husband & I decided to check it out on our recent trip to Miami. Our entrees were phenomenal! The blue crab gnocchi with truffle had to be one of the best things I've ever tasted. The Lobster Pot Pie was also awesome. Appetizers were very good (pork belly flatbread & shrimp cocktail), but our entrees overshadowed those. The chocolate mousse cake topped off the meal perfectly. Will return if every back in the area!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oyster Happy Hour!
Love this place! Since I discovered it, I tried to go twice a month. Love the Happy Hour and the oysters.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Try the kale
Great food! Try the kale salad and the mushroom flatbread!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a reservation for 7:30,
We had a reservation for 7:30, and did not have to wait at all. The food was excellent, especially the blue crab gnocchi, the mushroom flatbread, the mussels and the swordfish. Our waiter was very attentive, and the food came out in a timely manner. Overall it was a great dinner and we will be going back again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Oysters, Fish and Service
Rating was spot on. Had west coat oysters, colleague had east coast, both were very fresh and tasty. Mahi was exceptional and a generously sized filet. Off the boat fresh and cooked perfectly to where layers would simply slide onto the fork. My colleague had the snapper, which he also commented was perfect. Tip: park out back for $5 in the lot and then go next door to the historical Tobacco Road for an after dinner drink and some live music.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Oysters and Local Seafood
The RIver Oyster Bar is a highly recommended spot to add to your list when visiting Miami. The Oyster selection (11 different varieties on the night we visited) is excellent. The menu includes local fish and incorporates those selections in many different, interesting ways (sashimi or bacon-wrapped or "simply" prepared). The bar features some interesting (and tasty) cocktails. The beer list is pretty good, too.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
We have eaten here 3-4 times and have never been disappointed. Our latest was for Mother's day sans kids. We purposefully had a leisurely meal, from 7-9 pm. I asked the waiter to select three oysters to accompany my bloody Mary, and he brought three gems. The salt encrusted branzini was moist but just slightly lacking in flavor. My wife's gnocchi and blue crab was fabulous. A light, flavorful sherbert completed the meal, along with espresso. Together with a bottle of wine, the bill was a very reasonable $200. Well worth it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 1st time
We had heard nothing be good things about your place. The food ,service and ambience was great. Best crab cakes I ever ate, and enjoyed the fried soft shell crabs. loved the after dinner liquors. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
River Oyster Bar
Always a good choice for seafood. Oysters are some of the best in the city.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine seafood spot
If you like a lively and youthful environment devoted to fine food, then this is the place for you. It's not quiet or romantic, but it is fun. Seafood is the thing to focus on here, with fresh oysters an obvious specialty (at least six varieties on offer). We particularly like the whole red snapper and the grouper served with a smothering of fresh mushrooms. The wine list is extensive and there are good reasonably priced bottles, a number around the $40 range. Service was outstanding, including efficiently finding us a cab in the rain. Only drawback, too many tables are too near the bar but, again, this is the place to go if you don't mind a bit of noise.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was not bad but pricey. They add a 20% gratuity. We liked it. No points for Open Table though.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime we come here we love it! We always have a couple oyster shooters to start off the night. I highly recommend finishing with the coconut cake.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always excellent -
Food is always excellent - fish always fresh! Servers are good.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this gem
I have never been to The River before, but had heard a lot about it. It lived up to its reputation.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Game 7 Dinner
My one fancy night out in Miami. I had a Pisco Burro to drink which was very good. Then cobia shashimi w/ white soy, avocado, black lava salt. Super fresh and tasty.. cobia had a bit of collagen that made chewing it a little difficult but otherwise, spot on. I had 1/2 dozen oysters... Hama Hama were the best. The bartender gave me and my bar neighbor a free dessert to share - goat cheese pana cotta - mmmm. My bar neighbor was the academic adviser for Clemson's bball team while I was in college. Very nice. On the bartender's recommendation I went next door to Tobacco Road for a PBR and to catch some of the game - then took the MIA MOVER to Bayside to see the arena. Met a nice "couple" William and David who showed me around... great evening!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Delivers Amazing Food
This is my third time taking a guest visiting Miami to The River. Everyone is always impressed with the fresh seafood and unique dishes.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined in some of the finest restaurants in the US and abroad, and found the River Oyster Bar to be among the finest.
Their creative menu and fresh product are to be commended.
We will definitely return when in Miami.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food and service. The roof was leaking on our table so we sat somewhere else,.Had a truly lovely evening.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best oysters anywhere. Great
Best oysters anywhere. Great fish. Don't change what you are doing.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambience
If you are a sea food lover like me you will love this place. On second note, we all know seafood is expensive and if definitely shows on the menu, but if you wanna show your lady a nice dinner this is the place. Severs are very attentive and you will get the best service possible.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Possibly the BEST restaurant ever!
The food- unbelievable. The service- impeccable. Great happy hour prices and specials. We liked it so much that we went back the next night to try more dishes. The ciopinno was SO extremely good especially with the Latin flair of andouille sausage. There was fresh halibut that came in the day we were there and the halibut dish was .......amazing. Getting to the restaurant was the only issue we had with construction around the area. It is pricey but well worth it! Go and enjoy! Another tip- it said casual but we went casual and were under-dresses, I would suggest business casual t least.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance and excellent
Great ambiance and excellent servers made our evening. The staff is knowledgeable, pleasant and engaging. Would highly recommend to visitors staying in the area.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let the construction
Don't let the construction and interesting neighbors fool you (though it is very amusing that a frame shop called "I"ve been framed" is next to the Miami-Dade juvenile justice department), this is a delightful spot for a good seafood dinner in Miami. I went with my team from work, and each of us ordered something different, all of which was delicious. The set price menu in particular is an amazing deal. Highly recommended!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delish! Service was top notch! It's a must do when in Miami!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Amazing Services
As a oyster junkie, the happy hour from 5-7pm of half of cocktails and oysters was a great way to start our meal. The amazing service was an extra benefit too. Highly recommended as it was very reasonably priced.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
We love to come here. The food ans service are always incredible! One of the best restaurants in Miami
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & service at the bar were great! It was happy hr so we enjoyed a few drinks & oyster shooters before dinner which consited of the kale salad (amazing) and the salmon with crab rice. Overall a great experience! 2 thumbs up!!!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hard to Find but worth the effort
Great seafood-You would think Miami would have an abundance of good seafood but they don't. If you live here you know that.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I truly love this place.
Everything from their oysters, coconut milk mussels, Thai Barbecued Ribs, to their Whole Yellowtail Snapper in the Chinese Style sauce, this place is exceptional. Let's also not forget about their amazing sticky toffee pudding which is to die for. It never gets old and their bar scene is great for happy hour.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The River is always consistent.
The River is always consistent. Great food, service and ambiance. Their oyster selection is outstanding.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We love the River. It is always consistent. Great meal, service and environment. I can't wait to return!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding chicken! fresh seafood
peaple in good mood!, great service! and excellent cuisine!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the River Oyster Bar
While in Miami, my husband and I went to this restaurant. He wanted oysters. He did a Google search and we set off on foot. While we had a little trouble finding the place (our problem, not theirs), once we got there we had a great time. The staff were awesome and the food was great. Kudos to our waiter, Christian.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Seafood Restaurant in
Best Seafood Restaurant in Miami. Very good wine list and prices. Been around for ever.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oysters to die for
Granted, I love oysters to no end especially raw. The staff was so nice and helpful. Our bartender Sean, assisted us with our oyster choices. We were able to try 6 different oysters and they were all completely fresh and DELICIOUS! We ordered Kale Salad & Calamari and they both were delicious as well! This location is one block from where I work I will definitely take full advantage of that benefit.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Ambience quiet
Great food. Ambience quiet enough to have a conversation but energetic.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't blame them for construction
The war-zone construction outside should not deter you from the River. Not cheap, but worth it, lunch, dinner, or date.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual a great experience with great food and excellent service.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here a couple of times this year and the food is always outstanding. 1st time I had the bouillabaisse which was great and this time I had the bacon wrapped cobia which was also outstanding. Had the thai barbecue ribs as an appetizer which were also very good. Highly recommended.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I make a point to have lunch or dinner here on every trip to Miami. We have never been disappointed. Th best oysters you will find. Super good ceviche, good wine options. Just a great place overall.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing preparation of every dish ordered by our party. Everyone in our group was completely satisfied and will return again!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
food great noise level horrendous
The bar next door was having an anniversary celebration and the music was so loud it took away from the enjoyment of the meal. It sounded like there were people bowling above our table when in fact it was just on the other side of the wall near us.
The food was great, although I ordered a soup that the waiter told me was NOT spicy and I could not eat it. Other than those two problems, the food was great, the service was outstanding. Presentation of the meals was amazing.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband, daughter and myself enjoyed a delicious meal celebrating her straight A report card. It was not only special but everything was wonderful. From the fresh, oysters on the half and the crispy, fried calimari not overly breaded what an experience. I have to say my mushroom crusted grouper was splendid and my husbands whole Asian snapper is a restaurant favorite. The ribeye my daughter ordered was mouth-watering and cooked perfectly. We shared the chocolate mousse cake, every spoonful melting in your mouth. I am grateful we got to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the roasted oysters and the gnocchi with blue crab cream sauce, both were exceptional! The gnocci were light and tender. The service was attentive as well. I would return to this restaurant,
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Fish and Friendly
I'm never disappointed at this busy restaurant/oyster bar. All the shellfish and fish are fresh, and presented beautifully. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Consistently tasty menu items, accurately described, takes the guesswork out of selection.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The River Oyster Bar is my favorite restaurant in Miami., a city with many fine restaurants. I have never had a bad meal there. The food is excellent and innovative. Anyone can cook a fish but few have preparations so inventive. The cobia wrapped in bacon is my personal favorite. They do like to use spices so be sure to check that at the time of your order. The staff are friendly and accommodating as well.
It can be noisy and a bit crowded at times but the food brings me back time and again
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are frequent customers
We are frequent customers at The RIver. The food as well as the presentation and service are always excellent.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM