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Permanently Closed - B&T Oyster Bar

16 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Owned and operated by the James Beard nominee and executive Chef Trent Pierce, B&T Oyster Bar is known for its Asian and French fusion cuisine and fresh oysters. The restaurant has an intimate setting with a nautical theme and sea life drawn on walls with white chalk to add to the overall experience. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with waiters providing professional and timely service. They also help customers choose the right dish as per their taste.

B&T Oyster Bar has three different menus, namely, food, wine and cocktails. The food menu features oysters cooked in different styles, while the other two menus provide customers the options to choose drinks to pair with their food. The restaurant has an outdoor seating option and offers free Wi-Fi facility, as well. B&T Oyster Bar has a private parking lot and the option of street parking. The premises is wheelchair accessible and kid friendly.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday to Friday: 5:00pm - Close; Saturday: 4:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(503) 236-0205
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Trent Pierce
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Cross street
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Parking details
Ample street parking as well as a parking lot available for use free of charge, adjacent to the restaurant.
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Public transit
#4 bus line one block away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Only thing I've got to say is that we are sad that one of our favorite places to go is closing, very sad for us and all our friends that we've told them about how good it is.

4.0Dined on August 26, 2016

This was our third dining experience at B&T. My wife and I also dined at Roe which was exceptional. This time was for my wife's birthday. We had friends join us, and everyone was pleased with the food. The only flaw in the experience was the spilt oyster water all over the birthday girl when one of the server's was clearing our table. No bueno! We're sad to hear they are closing. We love oysters, and it's not always easy to find a good spot for them. B&T will be missed by us!!!!

5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Excellent food quality but not pricing. Ambient is for special occasion enviroment.

5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Found this gem via Yelp! My friend from out of town wanted Oysters - which I'm not a fan of - but the menu here has a nice balance of other sea goodies to choose from. The tuna sashimi dish with wasabi ranch was AMAZING!

5.0Dined on July 21, 2016

It was my friends birthday. He was very pleased by the seafood, especially the oysters on the half shell. Yum so fresh and so good.

Service was great too!!

2.0Dined on July 2, 2016

The ambience and the setting were lovely, cool music and a great decor. We ordered the oysters and crab rolls which were very flavorful. We also ordered the shrimp tempura, but it was disappointing. We will not be coming back because while the food was pretty good, the portions were TINY and way too expensive for the size. I was left hungry and I had the smallest appetite. For example, the "popcorn" shrimp is $18 USD but you only get 2 shrimps out of it! Very strange and disappointing.

5.0Dined on June 7, 2016

The oysters were wonderful and our small plates were tasty.

5.0Dined on June 3, 2016

Went for the oysters and loved everything else we ordered.

5.0Dined on May 11, 2016

Excellent quality of fresh oysters, with great pointers from the knowledgeable staff on how to best enjoy. We tried out some specials as well, also amazing, so don't forget to check out those. And the rock shrimp, set a whole new standard of how fried shrimp should be done! A perfect ending to all the fresh treats we shared.

5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

I first brought my husband here for his birthday last year and we fell in love! We've been back a few times and have recommended it to friends, we've had oysters in a lot of places but these are the best by far, tastes just like they came out of the ocean!! Yummy so good!!

4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

This is one of the only places in town I can get my oyster AND seafood fix. I'm from the east coast where ordering a dozen at a time is the norm and Block and Tackle always has a great list of options to choose from and a good happy hour (otherwise, can get pretty expensive). Awesome environment, wine pairings and menu options. They take reservations too, which is super helpful as well. I do miss Wafu though (bring it back)!

4.0Dined on February 26, 2016

I went to B&T and got the chef's menu. All the oyster courses were fabulous! The rest of the menu could have been a bit more interesting, but the pasta with pistachios is just killer!

5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Really like this place. The food is always great, the menu is always evolving, and I just love slurping oysters! Great place to snack on quality seafood.

3.0Dined on February 12, 2016

I was extremely excited to take my boyfriend here for his birthday. We love oysters and dine out often in search of the best oysters. The oysters here were very good. However, I was disappointed with other aspects of our dining experience. One of the only entrees offered on the menu, the lobster pot pie, the one I wanted, was sold out. The service was very slow. I like to take my time and enjoy my food but we were there for way too long. Also, my after dinner coffee was cold and when I sent it back it was obvious that my server just microwaved it. The cup was so hot on return that I seriously burnt my lip. The oysters and the kale were amazing but I could unfortunately only give this restaurant 3 stars. This is the first review I've ever written on anything. I just couldn't not say anything. I was dissappointed.

4.0Dined on February 4, 2016

My dinner was excellent, starting with an oyster shooter and grilled oysters which were out of this world, with a main course of steelhead fillet served over clams and mussels. My companion for dinner had a more mixed experience, and her salad had quite a bit too much dressing on it, leading to eating the last part of the salad out of a pool of dressing. She also had the lobster pot pie, their signature dish, and was unimpressed with the crust and with the amount of lobster in it. We topped this all off with a spectacular Earl Grey tea custard, which should not be missed.

I'd say try this restaurant, especially the oysters. The level of service was outstanding and, notwithstanding too much dressing on the salad, the food was great. If this will be an issue for your, I'm sure the salad dressing could be provided on the side.

5.0Dined on January 13, 2016

We stopped in at B&T Oysters for an appetizer before moving on to Bar Avignon for dinner. Had a dozen delicious oysters (4 kinds) and a couple glasses of French bubbly. Will definitely go back for a full dinner. The menu looked great and the service was wonderful. Glad they're around.