Providence Oyster Bar

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Located on Historic Federal Hill, Providence Oyster Bar stands out as Rhode Island's premiere Seafood House. Upscale, yet casual, the Providence Oyster Bar welcomes you to be spoiled by the freshest selection of oysters and clams.
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TA
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a good selection of oysters for an oyster bar. Our entrees (lobster roll, steamed lobster) took an hour. I ordered my lobster roll cold with mayo...they served it hot with butter. It was the least amount of meat in a lobster roll I've ever had. The fries were pretty good. The steamed lobster was fine. Our server stopped by the table once in the hour we waited for our entree and could have used another round of drinks. As we ate, and didn't need her for anything, she stopped by 3 times. I would not recommend.

JR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes but I would tell them to not order the bloody mary. Possibly the worst bloody Mary I have had. Food was awesome tho.

TD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the buck a shuck and appetizers. Great spot to go and just relax. We were at the bar top and it was a little louder than expected but what can you expect. Overall an amazing experience

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Nicole was our sever, and she was terrific. Loved the lobster Benedict, steak and eggs, crab Florentine omelette, and Bloody Marys. Great experience all around!

KL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jordan is an excellent server!

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OT
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oysters Rockefeller and California Roll were excellent. Service was top notch and the timing between courses was perfect. I highly recommend Providence Oyster Bar and will certainly return when in the area.

O
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was absolutely Amazing. Wish I had her name. Very friendly and great personality.

DG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped here on our way to the Cape for a late lunch. We wanted to start with some oysters on the half shell and they had a good selection from RI and MA. Very fresh and well presented with a variety of accompaniments. Had a lobster roll for lunch and my wife had a shrimp salad. Both tasty. I had the roll with the lobster warmed in butter. I would say that the amount of lobster was fine but not overly generous. Excellent wine selection. Server Jordan was very friendly and provided great advice about the food. All in all a very pleasurable lunch and we will be back.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was our waiter and he was very nice and attentive!

o
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had high expectations for POB, and it exceeded them! It was perhaps the best meal we had in Providence, and the appetizer of clams with cannelini beans ranks among our most memorable dishes. We even stopped at their airport location (with a more limited menu) before boarding our plane home! Do visit!

m
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Valet parking which greets you upon arrival to fantastic service (Cory) to the fabulous food and wine selection.

Would always recommend the Providence Oysters Bar

AY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Booked a table, but really wanted the Happy Hour apps. Excellent variety, great food well presented, and very attentive and friendly staff. I would give recommendations, but EVERYTHING was great. Sat at the bar near the kitchen, and if you're a "foodie" I highly recommend it.

I don't get to Providence much, but will make this a stop when I'm back.

KH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a bit noisy and pricey and lacks the elegant ambiance of other fine dining establishments but the quality and sheer deliciousness of everything we ate (and drank) are second to none and we can’t wait to go back! Raw and baked oysters were amazing, my tuna and accompanying vegetables were cooked to perfection; we planned to just have a bite of the tiramisu and bring the rest home but after the first bite, we couldn’t stop!! The most creamy and awesome tiramisu in the planet!!! I recommend this restaurant without hesitation. You won’t Be disappointed. Even the blue cheese stuffed olive in my martini was exquisite!

n
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hannah was great, very sweet with exceptional service. Food was delicious but the cioppino was not as good as it was last time.

JS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from NYC, and wanted authentic Rhode Island fare. We were not disappointed! Fish and Chips were my favorite - so fresh, so clean. The ckam chowder, I practically inhaled it. The oysters were dope, and our server was on point! If we return to Providence we will definitely dine at Providence Oyster Bar.

BW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parents anniversary, restaurant did not celebrate it even though we open table about the event

m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent without being intrusive. Several servers shared responsibility for the tables which led to never needing water or having dirty dishes sitting in front of us. The food was perfect - from soup, thru dinner ( swordfish and halibut), and Creme brûlée for dessert. We particularly appreciated being told up front that any choices that differed from the menu would gladly be addressed.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, attentive and excellent service. Exceeded expectations! We will definitely return.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

No lobster in the lobster bisque soup. Swordfish was overcooked. They were out of Chilean sea bass.

DY
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, good menu, and Layla was amazing BUT they cooked my MR filet to MW. They quickly saw and ordered a replacement which took 20 MINUTES to deliver and was RAW and cold in the middle.

Then they charged us for the $46 meal, something that I had less than ONE bite of. I don’t live there but I will never be back when in providence again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Mac and cheese is the best!

CH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay By the glass! Everything was fantastic- was very impressed.

B
New England
232 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating a birthday on a Monday night, so restaurant not too busy or noisy. Started with shrimp cocktail (5) and glasses of Proseco. Clams and linguini never disappoints and full of legal-sized clams! Seared scallops over the most delicious Israeli couscous prepared with 4 good-sized diver scallops, also delicious. Sorbet dessert complete with a birthday candle, but not on the house! Finished with yummy cappuccinos.

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. The dinner and appetizers were right sized and delicious. Dessert was a little disappointing. will definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

PJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Apps and dinner was delicious and fresh. Great drinks. My favorite dinner in a Providence that week. A notch above the rest. The food and service. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Florida we are definitely seafood eaters. We read great reviews from a few sites and decided to give it a try. Everything was wonderful from the food to service. My daughter had the different oysters and said they were the best she ever ate. My wife and I had lobster and fish which was incredible also. Highly recommend this place

MP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my BF to celebrate her 65th birthday. Jordan, our waiter, was outstanding in his knowledge and efficiency. The meal was beyond reproach.
Well worth the cost!

E
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every time we go there for dinner there service sucks and there food is really good just need to pay more attention with there customers

DB
Chile
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was terrible. It seemed like the waitress was in a bad mood. We had to serve our own appetizer plates and stuff like that and no one acknowledged the birthday we were celebrating, which I mentioned on this app ahead of time. Definitely not an ideal place for a celebration, but for a regular night, the food was great.

J
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if you are looking for a great place to eat on Federal Hill! Every table is private enough for romance or just talking amongst friends! Service is great and staff is always friendly! The food is fresh and tasty!!

N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove to RI to have good seafood. Omg. The food was so delicious

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the night out at POB

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat at on our vacation. From the large Bowl of Chowder, pile of mussels, mouth watering sushi, Oysters Rockefeller, to cajun bay scallops....it was fresh and delicious. Never had such large portions during Happy Hour. We will stop here from now on when in town. Thanks to all the staff, they too made it a great night!!

EG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very fine lunch at the Oyster Bar at noon on a Saturday. It is a little spendy, but here you get what you pay for.

EO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasteful oysters and sushi
Strongly recommended
Valet service

j
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jordan, our server was fantastic!
also, if you want to try something amazing,
I asked to mix the manhattan clam chowder with New England
and it was amazing!! try it Jordan will allow it! and the mango sorbet/
order : Mangato!

c
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with a coworker while on a business trip and had a great experience. The full lobster was delicious! Great service and atmosphere - love the vibe in Federal Hill.

JR
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find and would definitely recommend!