The River Oyster Bar
Excellent as alwaysWe 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.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Oysters and Local SeafoodThe 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.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Oysters, Fish and ServiceRating 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.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe 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.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Try the kaleGreat food! Try the kale salad and the mushroom flatbread!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOyster Happy Hour!Love this place! Since I discovered it, I tried to go twice a month. Love the Happy Hour and the oysters.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI read great reviews aboutI 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!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great app toEverything was great app to entree was great! Waiter offered excellent suggestions
A fun place to return and recommend3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. YouThe 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.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience thanksFantastic experience thanks very much to an excellent server, wonderful food, and a nicely paced meal. I would strongly recommend the cobia, fire oysters, and the salt crusted fish.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGo soon to this placeDinner 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.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is really the bestThe food is really the best about this restaurant. My husband and I go every week since we love close and we love the fact that we can sit at the bar and enjoy a delicious kale salad, some appetizers and wine and have a very reasonable bill. They also have an amazing selection of fish and since I am a vegetarian I love how every dish has great quality vegetables and lots of options. I recommend the toffee bread pudding as well for dessert!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great food. Solid dishes.Really great food. Solid dishes. Yummy. Wouldn't recommend if you/your guests don't like seafood. Not a large restaurant so a little cramped between tables.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST LUNCH IN BRICKELL!!!THESE ARE THE BEST AND FRESHEST OYSTERS IN MIAMI! if you love champagne and oysters you MUST TRY THIS PLACE! the daily specials are outstanding and my boyfriend loves the spicy conch salad! the oysters are so fresh that we order at least 2 dozen. the fish is outstanding!!!!!! and we love the new mahi fish tacos!!! FANTASTIC HAPPY HOUR. hands down our favorite place to go to in Brickell, for an every day place that is down to earth and makes you feel comfortable no matter the time of day or what your attire - GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE!!!2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM