Top of the Bay Restaurant
Top of the Bay Restaurant

Top of the Bay Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.topofthebayrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4019213663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Naylor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer Private dining from 15 to 25 guest
  • Private Party Contact: Eli Farhat 4019213663x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on our outdoor deck from Memorial Day trough Labor Day

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakland Beach
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Top of the Bay Restaurant
Since opening we have been arranging all the details necessary to cater you the most memorable events. To help exceed your expectations and your guests, our menu options feature a wide range of Seafood, Steaks and New England Favorites. You may choose from wide variety of Seafood, Italian and Fresh Cuts Steaks. Complete satisfaction and delicious food, including prompt and professional service, is our commitment to you and your guests.
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Top of the Bay Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (12)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (4)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fun Find!
    Luseana
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Table by the water. Lobster. Peanut butter, honey butter, or olive oil for fresh, hot rolls. Live entertainment on a Wednesday night. Pleasant decor and friendly waitstaff. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great fall, winter spot -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    great fall, winter spot - not crowded - terrific views - reasonable prices - great service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    enjoyed our meal, will return and recommend to others
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were a party of 7. Our
    Rocksanne
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    We were a party of 7. Our waitress was terrific. Food was served in a timely manner. Cold foods wwre aserved cold, hot foods were served hot and was well cooked. The view at sunset is just beautiful. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    We went here for our 25th anniversary. Our table was resdy when we arrived and was a table with a beautiful view that we had asked for. It overlooked the bay. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive. The wine list had nice selections and were reasonably ppriced. Our overall experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of The Bay continues to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Top of The Bay continues to impress. The service and food were very good and well worth the visit. The noise level was a little louder than we have experienced in the past but not to the level of bothersome. We've been there three times now and look forward to continueing this trend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You always get great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    You always get great food and service at Top of the Bay whether it be lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A favorite lunch spot during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    A favorite lunch spot during the summer. Price very reasonable. Excellent water view. Accept reservations for parties of 2.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of the Bay exceeded my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Top of the Bay exceeded my expectations. Great seafood restaurant with good portion sizes and affordable pricing esp compared to the more expensive seafood spots in Providence. Knowledgeable and friendly staff that are able to give honest recommendations on the menu. Wish there was more options for outdoor seating but besides that the atmosphere was lively with absolutely GORGEOUS beachfront views!! Def a great way to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nancy and I celebrated our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Nancy and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary with lunch at the Top of the Bay. We will be back for other reasons. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent for reasonable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    Food excellent for reasonable price. Server was pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    RichardM
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    This was our first time to dine at Top Of The Bay. We loved it and would certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The calamari appetizer special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    The calamari appetizer special was delicious, the steak Mario was good also. our waitress was very friendly , I had asked for a table with a view and it was beautiful, this was a 25th anniversary and we had a pleasant evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, the food was good;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Overall, the food was good; however, the special(stuffed shells)that I had was not up to par with the other dishes that my party had. It was over cooked and too much cheese on top. If it wasn't for the chowder(very good), the meal would have been poor. Also, our waitress started out being very good; however, as the night progressed she was extremely slow. I had the impression that she forgot about us or didn't seem to care. We skipped dessert since we had already been at the restaurant for 2 hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    The restaurant was very good. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a wonderful time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    We had a wonderful time. Fantastic food with a great view of the beach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    As always, the food was very good and plentiful. Our server couldn't have been more pleasant and cute too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had broiled seafood platter
    MrBobeVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2012
    had broiled seafood platter - too much stuffing. friendly & good staff
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was not the greatest.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    The food was not the greatest. Waitress aloof. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wyhilw the food was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    wyhilw the food was very good service was excellent it was VERYYYYYYYYYYY noisy you could barely hear the conversation at your own table. View of the bay is very nce
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the $16.95 dinner special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    Loved the $16.95 dinner special. What a great deal!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family went to Top of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    My family went to Top of the Bay to celebrate my husband's birthday. On a previous visit, he had seen another customer being served prime rib and had been "tasting" it ever since. Well, he was not disappointed! I had a steak sandwich, which melted in my mouth. Our server was outstanding! We will be back.
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  • Disappointing. Third time
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    Disappointing. Third time we had been here. ist true disappointment. Poor reception at the desk. Waitress attended to people who were seated after us first. Food was good and it is a good value, but did not make up for the poor greeting and service. Wont be back soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Great, fresh & tasty. Comp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Seafood Great, fresh & tasty. Complete dinner menu specials offer good choice from appetizer to desert for $16 Great view of the bay
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There were 5 adults and 1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    There were 5 adults and 1 child under 2 in our party and they were very accomodating. The view was beautiful on a gorgeous day. The service was quick and the food was delicious. We were so full from the dinner special we had to take our dessert to go. This has been the choice for my daughters birthday dinner for a couple of years and we are sure to go again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    The place was very good with the exception of our seating. Despite making a reservation with Open Table we felt that our seat location was random, they could have done better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Valentine's dinner
    PrisT610
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Lovely Valentine's dinner at Top of the Bay with a view of the bay from our window seat. Good service; good food; reasonably priced. Fine both for dress-up as well as casual. Fine for kids (not the best choice to haul out a kid on Valentine's day...). Too many fried food options for the seafood. Would have preferred a bit more grilled, baked, or broiled options (health conscious).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food at fair prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    outstanding and the prices are fair. 3 people for $67 and left with full stomach and a smile
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food/Great View
    viperman
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. The view of Narragansset Bay was exceptional. One could see both the Newport Bridge and the Jamestown Bridge while enjoying a very good meal. Our party was very large and the food was served to us in a timely manner with all the food being served hot. The number of specials offered was staggering and all the specials that we ordered were cooked to order and were very good. Food from the regular menu was also very good. A great value with very good food , excellent service and a great view make this a restaurant that I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We visit Top of the Bay often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    We visit Top of the Bay often & are always pleased with the service & food. I invited friends from Niantic Ct for lunch & were so pleased they made the trip on their own at a latter time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there. As good
    Bigal1936111
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    First time there. As good as I had pictured. Will go back. All kinds of dress.............. from bisuness casual to Jeans and sweatshirt. what ever the mood strikes you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for the money, would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    good for the money, would be better in the summer, food was good
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good experience from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    Very good experience from beginning to end. The fixed menu was a excellent deal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found the Top of the Bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/13/2011
    I found the Top of the Bay to be my favorite restaurant for its reasonably priced lunch experience, especially during the winter months. The wait staff was efficient and friendly. The decor (we went during the Christmas season) was tastefully done and so very festive. The linens were exquisite. The water view was breathtaking. I had the chicken marsala with mushrooms which was delicious. My friend had the scrod. Both were seasoned to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before Dinner we had a drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Before Dinner we had a drink at the bar, prices reasonable with a great pour. The bartender was friendly and professional. Food and service was excellent the Top of the bay is one of our families favorites!!Great Rhode Island Seafood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Of the Bay falling to Bottom
    OutNAboutVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    This WAS one of our seaside favorites. We have visited the restaurant 3 times since Sept. Both dinners were VERY dissappointing. Baked fish tasted old with metalic flavor, baked potatoes and vegetable sides bland and reheated one too many times. Salmon bland no seasoning. Not the Almond/Honey glaze promised by the menu discription. The salmon tasted like a boiled mess. Our lunch of fish and chips, chowder and clam cakes was good. Too bad because the waitresses are always attentive and nice Will not go back for dinner any time soon. Too many other good seafood restaurants in RI
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thought we were going just
    RogerK
    Dined on 10/23/2011
    We thought we were going just for the view, but the food was excellent and a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't order Italian!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    We went for the lunch special which was @10.95 for chowder, clam cakes , entre' and dessesrt! My parents, ( people in their eighties), seemed to enjoy their food. My significant other did as well. I made the mistake of ordering their Veal Parmigiana and it wasn't good! The veal must have been the " pre- breaded" frozen variety and the spaghetti sauce was not very good. I think if I had ordered fish and chips or something from the seafood portion of the menu I would have been pleased. Overall it was a good experience as three out of four isn't bad!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view from almost any table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    The view from almost any table cannot be beat and the wait staff is great. The food is very good and the menu is diverse enough that almost anyone could find something to order.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Placed in a corner booth where
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Placed in a corner booth where the hostess sat at the next table and proceded to clean all the menus with a strong smelling cleaning solution during the meal. The meal was very good other than that.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate