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
14 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (14)good for groups (8)special occasion (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Top of the bay is a good restaurant
    Floridavisitor
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my first time to this restaurant, although I have heard it advertised for years. We had excellent service, but the restaurant is very loud. The food is good, but a little overpriced. All in all, if you are looking for some local flare & do not want to drive to the beaches in Narragansett or Newport, you cannot go wrong dining at Top of the Bay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Of New England's Best
    MJBG58
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to Top of the Bay a few times, quality varied at times, as the restaurant evolved through several new managements. The current management has really outdone itself in it's current incarnation. Celebrated my mother's birthday with 7 guests and had a fantastic time. Our waitress was superb, the food really outstanding, best scrod I've had that I can remember. Great menu overall and beautiful scenery overlooking the ocean.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beauitful Restuarant
    Rom2ocass
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was a beauitful experience for a wedding anniversay
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but loud
    ScottP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The restaurant was clean and busy. The lady standing at the entrance gave us a 'meh' feeling as we walked in. She stood at the entrance with her elbows on the pulpit with her head in her hands. Not very welcoming. The place was busy and loud. The seafood was outstanding with no scimping on potions. The price was decent for what you got.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gmom
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Lobster roll was tasteless and red clam chowder was lukewarm.White chowder was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Service was great.Server was knowledgable and accommodating,one in our party was gluten intolerant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Enjoyed bringing my parents here for their 65th Anniversary. They enjoyed the food, atmosphere, service and the view! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    corti
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Top of the Bay is a great resturant.. Ive been going there for mothers day a very long time.. Every time we go great brunch.. They should have it more often..Will always go back.. They are a great resturant during the the summer .. Great view.. Thanks karen
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Top of the Bay Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good Food at Moderate Prices
    SteveFVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Saturday night dinner overlooking the bay; food was prepared to order and the wait staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to my favorite place?
    DonnaP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Top of the Bay restaurant used to be my favorite place to go for a birthday or romantic dinner. How things have changed. I made reservations using Open Table asking for a window seat for my birthday- instead we were seated at a table at the server's work area (where they put the cleared dishes etc - extremely noisy and unpleasant) even though there were other tables - not window tables but better places to sit-available. I ordered the ribeye with scallops, rare; I got a tough strip steak not ribeye, medium rare. Husband's sea scallops were not properly cooked-raw inside. Our server was nice enough but clumsy-part of my dinner slid off the plate onto the table- big mess- accidents happen. But its no longer worth driving 22 miles for dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winter special
    Callie
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Lunch: Chowder,clam cakes, entree,desert, coffee. $10 wine 2.99, martini,manhattan 3.99. Super deal
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a wonderful meal the food was great and the server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, the service was
    oilcan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As always, the service was great! Serendipity - ordered veal francaise and got chicken francaise: still, a great dish, one that I would pick next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top of the bay
    Ernie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This restaurant never fails to meet my expectations with its consistently good food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noon: January 30, 2014
    Edward
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The luncheon specials are a best buy. The baked scrod has been excellent on the four occasions I have tried it and has had excellent reviews from our guests. It has been flaky and not dried out. The clam zuppa in white broth featured cherry stone clams that were very tender. I look forward to the view of the bay from the glassed in terrace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip
    Sherry
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Some of my relatives came down from Northern Mass. to have dinner at Top of the Bay. Everything was wonderful. They cannot wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time at the top of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    2nd time at the top of the bay both time's were fun the food is very good , will go again when im back in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first class service
    firsttimer
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    I Booked A Table For Top Of The Bay. It Was To Celebrate My Wifes Birthday With 10 Guests. They Were Very Accommodating. I Was Able To Drop Off A Birthday Cake Ahead Of Time With No Problems. Once We Showed Up, I Didnt Have To Say A Thing.They Remembered Right Away And Wished My Wife A Happy Birthday. We Were Also Late Arrivals Due To Work So We Came Close To Closing Time. They Didnt Rush Us Out And Were Still Very accommodating. The Service, Food And Staff Were Excellent. To Date This Is The Best Resturaunt I Have Been To And Plan To Return Soon. I Couldnt Have Asked For Better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing view
    Tcan
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We happened to be visiting and found the Top of the Bay by chance, but it certainly worked out very well. First, the view is amazing. The food is excellent, with seafood being our choice. The service was friendly and attentive. The lighting was a little too bright for late evening dining, but overall still a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food large portions
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner. Waitress was great. I had the scallops. Downfall was it was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crispy Fried Clams!
    DeeDee
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    One of the best places in RI for Delicious Fried Clams....Generous Portions and soooo tasty! Join the email club for great specials and deals!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    chemstou
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Took two friends from out of town to the Top of the Bay for lunch. They were very impressed with the scenic view, service, and the food was fabulous. It was a perfect afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster & Waterfront View!
    Review
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Lovely lunch. Food was excellent. Consistently Good. Service was supreme!! Didn't miss a beat. Can't beat the view - that's for sure - what can this restaurant do to attract a slightly younger crowd? I know they are trying - complete with a "scan the QR code" promotion on the door - people are missing a gem - shouldn't just be a lunchtime bastion for the seniors....Love it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    GloriaJeanne
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Top of the Bay Restaurant is a great place to eat. I've been there several times for lunch. There are great waterviews from the windows. The food has always been delicious especially their red clam chowder and clam cakes. The wait staff are always courteous and very attentive. I can't rate it high enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the delicious food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    We enjoyed the delicious food. However we could not hold a conversation because of all the noise in the restaurant. Due to the noise level, we will not make another reservation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • View was great, prices very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    View was great, prices very reasonable - food was a little disappointing - very basic - not much flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing. Don't what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Disappointing. Don't what happenedto this place but the food was not great and the service was awful. Our waitress was downright rude..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Top of the Bay both for taste and value. We were inspired by your winter fixed price special otherwise would probably have not attended. Great marketing strategy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great food!!! Huge portions!! Very friendly staff!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Birthday....Not!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    first of all they put our reserved table of 6 right in front of the waitress kiosk....when asked to be moved the staff had a little bit of an attitude....we were moved to the very front of the restaurant and the waitress was a little"off"....she looked confused most of the time and didn't check on if we needed more bread, water, napkins, etc....it was my husband's birthday and i would have loved to order dessert....however she never asked if we wanted any and just brought the check....for the amount of money we spent on wine/food the experience was disappointing to say the least.............
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the restaurant.
    Camp
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    We enjoyed the restaurant. We got the 16.95 deal-drink,app, soup or salad, meal & dessert! Great deal & the food was very good!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice valentine day spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was valentines day but they did not overbook and dinner was good and served in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and extremly poor service
    CruiseVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    The food was very good but the service was AWFUL! We were sat in a room near the hostess station. Our waitress had many tables on the lower level in addition to our area. After we finished dinner we had to wait over 30 minutes before she came to us to ask about dessert. When she brought the dessert she also brought our bill. After another 20 minutes we asked the hostess if she could take our payment. We have dined here before but never had such poor service. They need to have more wait staff.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Manager & Staff !
    specialoccassion
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    The manager and the staff were oustanding. We had a family emergency during lunch and they couldn't have handled it better. They packed up our food so we could enjoy it later. It was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Great place, known for its seafood, Went for my anniversary and it made it 100 times more special, will definately be going back soon. Lobster bisque mmmmm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific lunch time value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Terrific lunch time value. Food is always good and above average. Service excellent wthout being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service, food, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Excellent service, food, and accomodating to one's allergies.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the way location for
    MitchSVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Out of the way location for a nice dinner. Very accomodating service and delicious food. The soup was great and the salad was equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall