Midtown Oyster Bar

4.7
874 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Midtown Oyster Bar is Newport's choice when it comes to the freshest seafood and the largest raw bar in town.

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 three 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 874 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipEdwardC
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All the food I ate that night was delicious, especially the oysters. The entrées are not very imaginative but very fresh and tasty.

A little pricey.

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JohnnyG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. MIDTOWN never disappoints.

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VeronicaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service! Midtown Oyster Bar is a great place to bring out-of-town guests. We will definitely be back!

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paulas
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and atmosphere; felt very safe; clean, bright area. great onion soup & cauliflower tacos

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Steveieod
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to support local businesses when I can and they do a fabulous job. Our favorite server Laura had the night off so we have to go back!

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maurao
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu was too limited. No clam chowder or oyster stew. Over priced too

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ReginaC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Midtown Oyster Bar. Fun scenery, upbeat servers, food was delicious. I would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place and we come here almost every time we are in Newport. Food, drinks and service are great!!!

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AlisonK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We are not oyster people, so we did not eat any. but we had the fish and chips and it was mediocre. Fish was not cooked . The lobster and corn chowder was very good. Service was very good. I probably would not return as there are so many other restaurants in Newport to try

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MeganS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited over an hour for our food, came cold and never checked to see if we needed a second cocktail., etc. Understand that everyone is hurting during these times, but if you can’t handle service, then don’t accept the reservation.

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MicheleT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a wonderful meal here during xmas week. The ambiance was so warm and cozy. The food was exceptional. For a family that eats out often, if was one of the better meals we have had in a while. The seafood was fresh and prepared to perfection. Our server was ver friendly. The spicy watermelon margarita was delicious.We would definitely return to enjoy this restaurant.

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Leslie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice lunch with kids at Midtown oyster bar!
Socially distanced indoor dining room was super clean and we all enjoyed lunch comfortably.

MJ
MichaelJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve! Had an outstanding dining experience at midtown!
Started with a dozen oysters! Delicious
Oysters Rockefeller excellent
Japanese fried oysters excellent
Ceasar salad amazing
Crab cake great
Burger great but to full to finish! Bye we shared plated 3 people
And amazing desert! Can’t remember what it was😂
Device fantastic restaurant takes all COVID protocols very seriously! Well done Midtown will be back👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical cold wet winter evening in Newport - popped in for an early dinner and ordered French Onion soup and Short Ribs, along with warm Sangria (special winter drink). Everything was delicious and perfect comfort food which cheered up a dreary night. Great service too. Very quiet and felt very safe during Covid. Thank you Midtown!

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vipAndrew
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually hit MOB for drinks, apps, or lunch and this time we had a full dinner which was, unsurprisingly, amazing.
The menu is well balanced, even during the pandemic, with options for all palates. I had the Halibut (dope), and another member of my party had the Striped Bass (which was also dope). Charred octopus appetizer was up there with the best octopussies I've ever tasted.

Drinks were great accompanied by a wide variety of local oysters. You can't go wrong with MOB IMO.

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Whatsup
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty but $$$. Good size portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Amazing oyster selection and great ambiance !!

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vipLaxman
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great!

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vipJess
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to go in Newport. We always come for the oysters and entrees but the apps are excellent as well. Every server we've had has been awesome. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right before we got engaged!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. This is by far our favorite place in Newport. Every time we go to Newport we make it a point to go here. This food and drinks are amazing!! Always get fish tacos, cauliflower tacos, lobster/shrimp tacos, sooo good. Literally can’t wait to go back!

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MarjM
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came here for late lunch with my sister from Pittsburgh. She was blown away by the freshness of the raw bar selections and totally loved the scallop po'boy! We loved the Bloody Mary's and my husband couldn't have been happier with the octopus tacos! We will definitely be back!

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vipTomB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sunny afternoon..a bit cool. We sat upstairs outside and we were the only 2 people braving the elements.
Great lunch, fantastic service...can’t wait to return

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LizNik
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Cool vibe. Expensive but worth it.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch for restaurant week
Menu good
Perfect amt food
Tuna tar tar app incredible
Steak au pouive cooked great could have used a little more pepper

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Foodie
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating my friends birthday. Mike was attentive and very helpful with suggestions. Thank you!

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Nightoff
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and decided to give it a try since it was Newport Restaurant Week. Food was very good. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchards never disappoints. Perfect way to end a day enjoying superb food. Service. Hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt so safe, and the outdoor dining space is beautiful!

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Andrea
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Midtown Oyster Bar! Every fall we have lunch during Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed this year! We enjoyed the Salmon Poke, Swordfish BLT, the Spicy Shrimp Po'Boy, and Picklebacks with Oyster Shooters. Delish!

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PattyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is knowledgeable and kind.

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AnnaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our wedding anniversary. Food was good but not spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food presentation and delicious flavors all around. Entrees were tasty and satisfying.

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PhilippeG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sea food plate is a must... Very nicely done....Good wine an champagne choice

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CFio
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks! Awesome Mahi Mahi! Will return on our next trip. Outside decks are nice when the weather is right.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great experience......................:::::thoroughly enjoyed.

JD
JohnD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best oyster bars in the country

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was so so

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PiperScott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters on the half-shell I've had in a long time. They were fresh, sharp, briny and beautifully presented. Lobster roll was also excellent. Service was attentive and efficient. So nice to have a treat like Midtown Oyster Bar during these ugly pandemic times. Seriously, it's on my go-to list for future visits.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service and amazing Oysters, clams, shrimp and lobster!!

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Midtown Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.