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 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seafood Pan Roast
Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Sea Scallops, Tomato-Fennel Broth, Saffron Rice
Warm, Butter Poached, Toasted Torpedo Roll
The seafood was superb. We loved the char grilled octopus appetizer. The service was wonderful, extremely pleasant and efficient. Definitely on the noisy side but a great crowd in the restaurant and bar areas.
Very busy during the rush hour’s
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good size portions of food
Great night out thanks for the great food and service
$32 for 3 seared scallops. Enough said.
This was our first time in Newport and this restaurant was by far the best one we’ve been to so far! We’re already planning on coming back again during our trip to try other things on the menu. The food was delicious and fresh, the servings were huge, and the service was excellent. 10/10.
Lovely evening….everything was great…highly recommend!
Fantastic food as always.
I am a non-seafood eater who went with a seafood eater. My dinner of short rib was absolutely delicious. The rosotto that came with it was creamy and flavorful. My husband got the seared scallops and he said they were fantastic. The plating of the food was beautiful. Bread pudding with ginger ice cream was delicious. I enjoyed the icecream but would have liked it better without the minced pieces of ginger in it. Would defiinitely recommend for anyone staying in the Newport area.
The food and service are always consistently good, but it is getting a little pricey.
This was our third time at the Oyster Bar. Meal is always outstanding.
Great food, and drinks. Interior is quintessential Newport. Very good service. The tuna tacos were great, as well as the Swordfish.
Overpriced, poorly prepared food and lousy service.
Our first visit, great food, drinks & service! Can’t wait to return.
Food was delicious, wait staff was clearly very busy but very courteous. Had a great time and especially loved the booths that felt more enclosed and COVID-safe.
Xmas Eve dinner. Generally always a good experience and great selection of oysters and bourbon. Our waitstaff was excellent and made the dinner worthy, however first time disappointed in some of the meals
Halibut was well over cooked and the “crab” fried rice had absolutely No crab. The hot lobster roll was just ok because it lacked tail meat and needed more flavor via herb butter or aoli. The Cod chowder was very tasty with plenty of fish but the lobster corn bisque didn’t have a morsel of lobster meat ☹️
Good food. Oysters good with a nice selection. Had the gumbo. Very good.
Quiet but it was Xmas Eve.
Server was nice but screwed up several times on our orders.
Food was excellent - our waitress offered great recommendations!
My wife enjoyed her jerk swordfish; daughter had seafood pasta broth which had an abundance of shellfish; & I had the seabass special. Everything was delicious. I definitely recommend everyone to stop in for a bite or drink!
Great night celebrating my birthday at Midtown. Only downside is that the reservation was for 8:30pm and the kitchen closes at 10. Keep that in mind if you too get stuck with a late reservation. However, we still made it work and had a great dinner. Will continue to visit Midtown on our visits to Newport.
My boyfriend and I had a great time at Midtown. It was his first time in Newport, and I wanted it to be really special. I had eaten lunch at Midtown once before years ago, and I remember it being delish. We were blown away by how great everything was. We wanted to grab a few apps and drinks prior to our dinner elsewhere - but their food, drinks and atmosphere was so great we will definitely be back for dinner in the future. We had Ava as our waitress, she had such great energy and timing for everything. She was always there exactly when we needed something but never hovered. We hope to dine with her as our server again in the future! P.S Oh and my extra dirty Tito’s martini was one of the best I’ve had in the last 6 months, and we travel a lot so that speaks volumes! Keep up the great work Midtown!
We had the sweetest waitress and the food was great!
We always have a great experience here - the food is amazing and the service is on point!
We had a beautiful dinner experience. There was tons of space between the tables too, so added to the atmosphere. The staff was personable and efficient. The food was amazing. Who knew crab fried rice would be the thing I remember after all the things we tasted.
Always a winner!
We ordered a few appetizers and they were very good including oysters (of course). Our mains were equally delicious and the service was also great. We dinned in December and they had tasteful holiday décor which created very cozy ambience.
Dinner with friends.
Terrific Sunday dinner at this restaurant. The oysters were very fresh and had good flavor. The food was fantastic, service was outstanding. Highly recommend reservations because it was very busy. Not a quiet place but not overly loud that we couldn't have a conversation. This is a very busy place but service was well-timed and we never felt rushed.
The ambiance and the food were great. I would highly recommend the place. They had a mixture of entrees and small plate possibilities.
It was great overall. The food was good. The service could use some improvement.
Halibut was amazing and the
Person I was with had the scallops they were delicious. We both had the cod chowder never had it before but it was excellent.
Their oyster selection was superb. I enjoyed their charcuterie. the cheeses were unique and the serving size generous. Highly recommend this place.
Excellent wait staff, nice location and our seat was very cozy. Seafood fabulous and when fish and chips were lukewarm, they did it fresh snd was piping hot.
Handy to the hotels in downtown Newport. Can have the bar scene or a quieter dining room in the back. Menu selection was excellent, and dinner was even better. Service was prompt, informative, and helpful. We will be back. Thanks.
Great food and great service.
Food was delicious. Everything we ate was delicious!
Excellent service and quality to price was probably the best value for the area in our limited dining experience for Thanksgiving weekend in Newport. Halibut was slightly over cooked but overall we had a great dining experience here, and will return.
Everything we ate with oysters was simply delicious. The tuna tartar tacos we very tasty. Lobster roll was ok.
This was a very lively and relaxed spot for dinner. Very good food and good service. Lots of choices for oysters and certainly a vibrant setting and youthful crowd. Definitely a popular spot and we enjoyed our dinner very much.
Great place!!! Everything was fantastic. We had Wellfleet Oysters, the Wicked Shrimp Grits, a Yellowfin Tuna special and the Creole Seafood Pasta. Beer, wine and liquor were all reasonably priced unlike many Newport restaurants. Our waitress and the rest of the staff were terrific. If you are looking for a fancy restaurant this isn't it but if you want a rustic, comfortable spot with for good food and drink it's a must try.
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Midtown Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1322 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.