Midtown Oyster Bar

4.6
1322 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 1322 people are saying
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vipJMGR
New England
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Whatsup
New England
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy during the rush hour’s
get a Reservation
good size portions of food
tasty
fair prices

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JosephS
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out thanks for the great food and service

JT
JoeTravel
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

$32 for 3 seared scallops. Enough said.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening….everything was great…highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food as always.

KM
KarenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMaryLouS
New England
106 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service are always consistently good, but it is getting a little pricey.

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GerryL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at the Oyster Bar. Meal is always outstanding.

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CarolynC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and drinks. Interior is quintessential Newport. Very good service. The tuna tacos were great, as well as the Swordfish.

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Enigmajs
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced, poorly prepared food and lousy service.

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GymGals
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, great food, drinks & service! Can’t wait to return.

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vipEmBee
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipChicagofan
New England
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 ☹️

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Oysters good with a nice selection. Had the gumbo. Very good.
Quiet but it was Xmas Eve.

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Jacks
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server was nice but screwed up several times on our orders.

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Bill
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Blake
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Kassandra
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sweetest waitress and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here - the food is amazing and the service is on point!

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Linderlinder
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner!

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HollieG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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JimM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends.

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DavidA
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ManuelA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the food were great. I would highly recommend the place. They had a mixture of entrees and small plate possibilities.

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vipLove2Dine
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great overall. The food was good. The service could use some improvement.

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Eliz0514
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BeverlyM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their oyster selection was superb. I enjoyed their charcuterie. the cheeses were unique and the serving size generous. Highly recommend this place.

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AnnS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLynnT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

DT
vipDavidT
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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John
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Everything we ate was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipqueensfeastlover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything we ate with oysters was simply delicious. The tuna tartar tacos we very tasty. Lobster roll was ok.

KG
vipKarenG
New England
66 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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MarkO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.