Midtown Oyster Bar
Our two story building offer 2 bar areas, the first floor tavern and the second floor Burgee Bar. Located right on Thames Street, there is no better place in town to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Newport. Our tavern area has high top tables for a casual, bar atmosphere, where you can gather with friends to enjoy a great meal, or a few beverages. Three dining rooms and two outside decks allow for plenty of dining space as well as the availability for private parties. Whether you are looking for casual snacks and cocktails with friends or a formal dining experience, Midtown Oyster Bar has everything you could possibly be looking for.
Very good - nice restaurant- friendly vibe
Paul was our waiter and he was very attentive and friendly. Makes the experience so much better when the wait staff truly cares. Thanks Paul.
We were there for dinner a party of 5 and there was something for everyone . All thought their meals were very good and the price was very reasonable. The ambiance was great and it’s located where all the happenings are so easy to walk to see a band or get a cocktail after dinner .
Food was good service slow
We were there for a business dinner. Great food and great atmosphere!
Excellent service and food!
Fine but nothing special. A lot of the oysters were gritty and not shucked well. Lobster roll unexciting. Fun stmoaphere at the bar but better restaurants in town
Visit to Newport for the Christmas boat parade. Early dinner with 2 young Grandsons . Had a great time, and will definitely return! Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!
Grilled octopus appetizer was very tender and tasty. Crispy pork belly cracklings were well seasoned and the blue cheese dressing was not over powering. Four of us each had different entrees and none of us were disappointed. Highly recommended.
Food was underwhelming. Had the fish tacos which felt as though I could have made them at home. Flaked fish vs what I’d expected, a proper deep fried piece of cod. My fault for not asking how it was prepared. mom got the lobster roll. At $28 I expected a lot; pictures from Yelp suggested it brimming with actual fully in tact claw meat. Maybe the season? We weren’t day before thanksgiving and it was light in the portioning. After all the excitement and hype from not being able to get a summer reservation we realized we weren’t missing anything.
Always a consistently good meal, and attentive service.
Always delicious with great service!
Wonderful food, selection, service and ambiance
I went here for restaurant week and the food was so good and the staff was amazing! I want to go back again!
We were a party of five and all of us decided to choose to order from the Restaurant Week Menu for $35. It was a great value and didn't disappoint. They had a few different main entree choices to choose from and all were great. We all chose the warm apple spice cake with ice cream for dessert and it was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was awesome; very attentive. We'll definitely go back!
Scallops were delicious!
Great fresh seafood. I had a delicious Sword Fish. Nice variety of appetizers.
I thought this was an exceptional lunch experience. Beautiful place. We were on the second level with the flags hanging around us, lots of windows, very open and airy. Waiting for friends, we started with a coffee and hot tea to offset the driving rain from which we had just come in. Smoked fish dip was excellent and a generous portion, I thought. Calamari was good but not the best I've had. We had drinks and then ordered lunch. Everyone but me had fish and chips and they said it was good. I had the mussels frites. Someone had posted a funny review on Yelp saying that he had ordered the mussels and they were so big he was traumatized. In fact, my order did have some pretty big mussels, but nothing that I considered grotesque. The frites had a nice aioli drizzled over them but not enough -- I would encourage the restaurant to include a small ramekin with aioli for dipping like red stripe does. I had a very nice glass of Riesling to go with everything. Overall, it was a beautiful setting, the food was good, the menu interesting with lots of other offerings I would one day like to try, and the prices were excellent.
Nice menu, good service, good draft beer list. The problem with this restaurant is the food. The fish was dry and overcooked and we highly suspect that our halibut was not halibut but cod. My wife and I are from Boston and eat a lot of halibut. The oyster bar and oyster selection are very good. Would not return although this is the type of restaurant that usually appeals to us.
Good service. the scallops were fab, the pork and clans so tasty. Good beer selection. And no waiters hasslung you all the time, which I hate!
Had a late night dinner at Midtown. We opted for the Newporter seafood medley. Food was outstanding, service was very good, and the atmosphere was great. Large eating area so it did not fee like people were surrounding you. After dinner, we had drinks on the second floor roof top bar which was a fantastic ending to a great meal. I especially recommend this restaurant for people who like oysters and other shellfish.
The oysters were fantastic! Also, the sirloin steak and lobster roll were exceptionally tasty!
Great fresh oysters, enjoyed the cod chowder, and a fantastic lobster roll. Had a reservation, but chose to sit a high-top in the bar. Nice, energetic atmosphere that made for a great evening.
Food and service was very good. First time dining here and will return.
We had an excellent lunch at Midtown Oyster Bar. It was our second visit to this restaurant. The food and service were great. We will definitely be back next visit to Newport!
I have been here before and it was fantastic but last night it was not great. Fish was over cooked they served us old wine that tasted like vinegar and salads were average
At almost $200 for dinner for two with a single drink each it was very disappointing and we won’t be back.
Really nothing special. Two of us got the Norwegian Salmon it was dry and was over cooked. Cowboy pork chop was too salty. Little choice in salads but the wedge was really uninspired and the dressing was not good. I’d say the service was good but the way the server returned the credit card was sloppy and it was left behind. Trying to get a the staff to assist in retrieving it was difficult and it too several visits to get it back. There were a lot of cards left behind so it wasnt just us.
Good restaurant, but definitely a tourist destination.
Unser Essen war sehr gut, Bedienung war nett und mit Kind prima. Es ist so laut da, man stört auf keinen Fall wenn sein Kind mal keine Lust hat den ganzen Abend still an Tisch zu sitzen 🙂. Parken überall an der Straße war kein Problem - war allerdings Nebensaison.
Everything was fine. The only con would be the noise level. It was very loud.
The overall experience was a good one. The location was perfect right next to our hotel. We had dinner there two nights in a row. Food good, but service inconsistent. First night there were delays in taking food orders. Second night, the second and third course were served as we were still eating the previous courses.
On our reservation, We had requested a “QUIET TABLE.” We were seated upstairs.
Rather than being in a quit corner, next to us was a party room (doors open) and a large gathering of boisterous guests. The noise level was Loud+++. We asked to have another table,
And were told that there were no downstairs tables available.
Our new table was 2 away from our previous one. No change in noise level.
Our waitress never explained the 2 menues, as she did for guests sitting at the next table.
While the oysters were fine, my scallops were over cooked and “rubbery.”
The overall experience was so disappointing that we left without even considering
Coffe, and/or dessert.
Usually pretty good. Not this time. Oysters were pitifully tiny out of season. Tuna tacos were soggy, tuna poke was mostly filler, mussels were sandy in the pan roast and fluke fish box was over cooked. Scallop crudo lacked any acid or Oliver oil. Not great. Hope they do better next time.
Our service was a bit slow but was a very large party next to us that our waitress was also covering.
Didn’t know have any expectations before going to Midtown Oyster Bar but was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service was great! Will definitely be going again.
Our server Claudia was fantastic! She was sweet, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious!
Our waitress was fantastic and the food is consistently amazing. One of our favorite places in Newport.
We have been To the Midtown Oyster Bar before however the Midtown’ food seems very over priced and inconsistent ... our meals were ok and other times they have been very good.
Brick alley food at The Mooring prices... maybe should have dined at The Mooring for the cost in the end .. services was very good.
I love their "fix box" specials, especially the halibut. The smoked fish dip is consistently good. We love the waitstaff. They are so warm and friendly.
Amazing Experience!!!! Jen our server was amazing, very experienced. We loved the oysters, tuna tartare tacos were the best, and my husband loved the scallops.