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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
8:30 PM
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Providence Oyster Bar

4.7
667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday through Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch:Sundays 10:30am-3pm Dinner 3pm-9:00pm
Appy Hour: Every Day: 3:00pm - 6:30pm(bar only)
Bar Open Later Nightly
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Phone number
(401) 272-8866
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Romero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
DePasquale
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and on-street parking
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Happy Mothers Day from our family to yours! The Providence Oyster Bar will be serving our a la carte brunch menu from 10:30am-2pm, and dinner is served from 2pm-9pm. Make your reservation today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 667 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Went there over the weekend. The food was ok, but the service was well below average. Our waiter pretty much disappeared. He came back a couple of times made some empty promises for services that he never kept.

Overall, not impressed. Not going back any time soon.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great atmosphere!! We love seafood & it hit the spot.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food/excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was excellent, food was very good

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I had a wonderful dining experience for my birthday. Great selection of fresh oysters... great service from Jordan..

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner started off with a delicious roasted beet salad which was plenty big enough to share. Usually chef's plate swordfish is my go to dish but today I tried the Faroe Island salmon (chef's plate) which was cooked perfectly. Presentation was so lovely I couldn't wait to dig in, and the flavors with the cannellini beans, kale, and tomato just blended beautifully. The grilled tuna was also cooked to perfection with lovely grill marks, again very nicely presented. Saved enough room for the day's sorbet, strawberry champagne, along with decaf cappuccinos. All in all a very memorable and pleasant Easter dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went to the Providence Oyster Bar for a Easter Brunch. Made a reservation and the table was ready when we arrived. The food was very good. The service was outstanding. Never felt rushed to leave. The waiter's name was Stephen. He was always there ready to get us whatever we needed. Never abandoned, like you do in many restaurants. Overall the experience was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. We went back the next day again.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My Honey came back into town after a few weeks away and I wanted a nice place to take her. The PVD Oyster Bar was perfect all around. Champagne and oysters was a great starter and both of our entrees were perfect. Tiramisu for desert finished it off with a bang.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Stopped for brunch on our way back from Logan Airport. Just what we needed, active but relaxed, bottomless mimosa and an awesome bacon Bloody Mary. Great variety- I had lobster wontons and my husband had a huge plate of biscuits and gravy which they got spot on. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was a little noisier than normal, but it _was_ St Patrick’s Day, so that’s to be expected. Food was superb & the service was exceptional.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was easy to get a table, they have valet parking, and the service was outstanding. However, the food could have been tastier and more inspired. The lobster roll was essentially lobster salad with few pieces of actual lobster, and seafood stew was overcooked. It wasn't a bad meal, it just wasn't great. Considering the price, I wouldn't go back.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Over the last eight years I visited Providence RI many times, and had my eye on the Oyster Bar for some time. I was not disappointed. My daughter, her mother, and I dined there on March 15 and had a wonderful meal and experience. The food and service were very good, food was fresh and inviting, and staff were courteous and professional. I would return and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a great seafood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Staff was great at accommodating my special requests for my girlfriends birthday. They went well above and beyond what was needed

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Awesome, great food, cocktails and service. Kelly rocks.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was great, love how small it is makes it perfect for date night. Service was also amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Just a weekend away with hubby. We heard great things about this place so we made reservations. We read about Appy Hour, so we went earlier to experience that. Oysters and sushi were fantastic. But $15 for a glass of wine that basically cost $15-$18 per bottle took away from any appy deal. So our bill was $60 for 2 glasses of wine each and $18 for appetizers. Just a bit off.
Dinner was very good... and by then we knew water was the drink!
Bottom Line, good food but expensive to have a couple glasses of wine!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

First time here. Came for valentines dinner on Friday during lent. Plenty of choices. Food was delicious and drinks were spot on.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there late night for Valentine's day and it was amazing. We had the P.O.B sampler along with a Philly roll and the wasabi ginger calamari. Everything was perfect! The raw bar items were fresh as can be expected and a great selection. We will be returning again. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Another great meal. Waitress was not as friendly as one would expect, she did not even tell us her name!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there for Valentine's Day. We loved the fresh seafood and the paella for two. We were delighted with the homemade Tiramisu. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. The manager checked in with us to make sure we were happy...we were. The bar was active and full of patrons...looked a tad crowded, so we were very content at our table. Terrific oyster selection from RI, MASS, and NY.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We were a group of three and had a great meal and an enjoyable experience at POB. Excellent server, food was great... we'd go here again in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Love love love this place. I come here every year for my birthday with my husband and friends. I look forward to it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

A great ,experience as always

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

top of the line place everything was great. The baked stuffed lobster is killer

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

my girlfriend and I dined here for dinner as we were craving oysters! We ordered a bunch of different items- oysters were great as always. We got the lobster wontons which were not good- couldnt taste lobster meat just something with spice in some friend dough. We also got some sushi rolls- several were flavorful and others were bland. I would recommend oyster bar for HH drinks and snacks- not a full dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent experience overall! Would have appreciated the “happy hour” deals at the dinner tables, but great outside of that. Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My daughter and I ate at Providence Oyster Bar on Saturday night. We are from West coast and wanted some Eastern seafood...so we over indulged. Oyster Rockefeller, lobster bisque, calamari and then giant scallops. Our server was excellent. Cocktails - martini and wine!
We loved it!

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is overpriced for such small portions. The waiter was not the friendliest guy around. Pretty disappointed in general. That's a one time visit for certain!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We were there for restaurant week and ordered the swordfish from the prix fixe menu and it was dry. Bread pudding was dry as well. Service was good and we had a nice booth. Was here a few years ago and food was great. Maybe best not to go during restaurant week.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It wasn't a long wait for the table, that was good. We were sat in the rear of the restaurant, a fair seat. Many times while siting there was a gush of cold air, for which my wife really notice, she had a dress. The food was top shelf, my wife pick here for the sea food, said we had dined to much at Hemingway's, this was a nice change. More attention for dusting, my wife is a clean freak and had
slide her finger on the chair rail and was show dust on her finger tip.

Over all a good night out

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Had the Resturant week menu plus extras and and the food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food.Providence Oyster Bar never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The oysters were AMAZING!! Our server was very helpful and charming.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We visited POB during our trip up to find a home summer 17. Everything was great and we were impressed with the menu and drinks. We sat at the bar and the staff was very friendly.

We returned In Jan. ‘18 and ordered much of the same items. The drinks were still great, however the same food items were a little lacking. Overall everything tasted fine, but it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was due to me choosing there for the items I fell in love with in the first place.

I’d still recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great find. Word to the wise: there really isn’t a day this place isn’t jumping. Opt for valet and make reservations!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

There were seven of us. We all ordered different items. Everyone was completely satisfied with the items and their great flavors.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I love the oyster bar and go often. I was excited to meet my friends new babies at lunch and be out together with a glass of wine. The food was delicious, that bread pudding was phenomenal and I don’t even like bananas in dessert. Our server seemed to dislike us, probably because we’re a table with babies. But oh well, they were quiet and sleeping and mommy’s got to eat too right?

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

One of our favorite spots when visiting Providence. Great little trendy restaurant with good food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great seafood! Fresh and full of flavor. Noise level was ok. We were able to have a nice conversation and not tell across the table. Our server was excellent and on top of things.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

sat at bar attentive bar servers engaging conversations timely service and food quality

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