Midtown Oyster Bar

4.5
1247 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Midtown Oyster Bar is Newport #1 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.

**In order to provide the best service possible we are limiting table seating to parties of 8 or less.
A credit card is required for reservations of 6 or more people. There will be a $50 charge for a "No Show" reservation.

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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 1247 people are saying
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KeithJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Excellent food. The back deck is incredible

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ElizabethO
New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious scallops and mahi mahi. Great vibe, atmosphere and Kim our server was friendly, accommodating, etc.

GK
GerryK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was amazing as always and I would have rated this 5 stars had the noise level been manageable. Two young children were in there pit of control with no apparent effort to quiet them.

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vipEdwardR
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant surroundings and lots of dining environment options.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ate upstairs outside and ended up staying afterwards for the live music downstairs.

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ABDAnielle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time here! We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation at 7pm on a Saturday and were promptly seated in the outdoor section on the deck of the second floor. The heaters were lovely for the weather and the lighting set a perfect vibe. This was the last dinner of our Newport weekend and I'm so happy we came here. The food was all delicious, especially the oysters. (The very reason I got the res here.) In addition, we ordered the crab cake, lobster bisque, and the lobster primavera. More than anything else, our server, Kimberly, was simply amazing and genuinely so so nice. She was attentive, but gave our experience a relaxed feel as well.

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JoyceM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deidre was a great server. The grilled octopus was the best I have had in the world. Nice rustic ambience

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TracyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch on the back deck. We split a garlic lemon shrimp and spinach salad- loved the dressing on that! The fish and chips were tasty, as was my salmon BLT. Our server was attentive and friendly- I wish I could remember her name because she was great.

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vipCoronadofinediner
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to place when we first arrive in Newport and once again it did not disappoint. My chilled half lobster cocktail was superb and the scallop entree was delicious - scallops cooked perfectly and carrot edamame puree was very flavorful. Loved our server, Kim, who was extremely personable and most accommodating.

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KaraD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We had the char Grilled Octopus as an appetizer and it was the best thing I ate the entire weekend. Our dinner entrees were also delicious- I got the blackened mahi mahi and my husband got the jerk Swordfish. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. The service was very quick as well. Would definitely recommend!!

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GailD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All-around excellent!
Highly recommended!
A total dining pleasure!

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vipBILLZ
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and well prepared food! My wife’s scallops were perfectly seared and my blackened mahi-mahi was spot on!! Started with the lobster cocktail and little necks on the half shell. Everything was just right

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vipPXDreviews
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife did not enjoy her entree of lobster primavera. My entree of seared yellowfin tuna was OK, though, and our desserts were pretty good.

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Jlw5366
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Drinks weren’t great- the glass of Pinot Grigio that I ordered tasted completely flat and had a taste of refrigeration-like it had been sitting open for a while. Then I ordered a Rose sangria which was literally a glass of Rose with a shot of peach schnapps and three grapes (which was the “fresh fruit” from the description). That was terrible.

It smelled like fish (not seafood) in the entire restaurant and was a little off putting. The menus were dirty and sticky. The menu items were way overpriced for good but mediocre food.

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tconn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually ate here twice (lunch and dinner). Lobster roll was excellent at lunch.. Huge oyster selection, beet salad was wonderful, lobster bisque great, tuna tacos and striped bass also just as good! Great location and atmosphere

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Lisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fresh oysters, hamachi and seafood!
The restaurant appears to be just a bar, but if on a date or family night, ask to sit on the terrace upstairs. Much better atmosphere outside than in.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Will come back!!

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vipMelinda
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not surprisingly but the oysters are amazing! The seafood pan roast is favorable and delicious and the seafood is cooked perfectly. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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ElaineM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was delish! Service was great! Highly recommend! We will definitely be back!

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DebiB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! the Oysters were amazing!!

MG
MadisonG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining at Midtown Oyster Bar!

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Brittany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Midtown Oyster Bar! On our list every time we visit Newport. Live music and bar on one side and a darker more private on the other (can still hear music). Great service and amazing oysters.

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pizzagirl
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had dinner here for our anniversary. The staff was friendly, although our waiter did not smile much. We got the salmon dinner, calamari app, lobster bisque and kale salad. The calamari was good, but not great. The kale salad was great, except for the not-quite-roasted pears. The bisque was wonderful. And the salmon was well cooked with tasty veggies on the side. Overall, good, but choose wisely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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CPF1
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed my time at Mid Town! From the appetizer to my dinner it was delicious. The staff were pleasant. My waitress was either tired or just having one of those days. She wasn’t on point. Except for that I enjoyed my dining experience. Will go again.

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mamcq6
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was a bit flat and impersonal but otherwise this was a decent dining experience. Oysters were outstanding. Outdoor dining space was terrific. I would go back to this place of I were in town again.

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vipBeach
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Scallops were perfectly cooked!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed!

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shore
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the wait staff was pleasant and very helpful.

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vipFoodie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Midtown Oyster Bar to celebrate our anniversary. Both of us enjoyed the restaurant and would recommend it highly.

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Plrl
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Location is in the heart of downtown. Wonderful raw bar oyster selection. Menu geared for seafood lovers.

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flygirl4ever
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was ok but I wouldn’t go back. Lobster corn chowder had one piece of lobster in it. Entree salad was iceberg lettuce, fake bacon bits and too much dressing. Server knew it was my birthday and brought a piece of key lime pie (round like a muffin) it was delicious and I thought it was a nice gesture til I saw we were charged $10.00 for it!

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PaulaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and pleasant server. Will be back!

FM
FrankM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Starting with the host and finished with the server! 🥰

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
169 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding oysters. Very fresh. Rib Eye steak and grilled lobster were cooked perfectly. Zero toughness to the lobster. Wine options by the glass were great. Booth seating felt safe from COVID and private. Kim my server was just excellent. Totally knows how to operate her job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had the seafood pan dish. Paella like dish. Rice wasn’t cooked.
Also thought the dessert portion quite small.

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vipSachuestdiner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal at Midtown Oyster. We had delicious oysters, the hamachi appetizer (a 10!), tuna and scallops entrees -- all outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very nice, server was attentive and nice, my food was slightly over cooked but other than that everything else was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

food had very bad odor

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Midtown Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1247 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.