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About Providence Oyster Bar

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.

283 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
DePasquale

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 272-8866

Website:
http://www.provoysterbar.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet and on-street parking

Executive Chef:
Kevin Romero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We welcome you to join us for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. In celebration of this day we will be serving our Brunch from 10:30am to 2pm and Dinner from 2pm to 8PM.

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Providence Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Worth the Drive (20)
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Bar Seating (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Romantic (10)
Fun (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was fresh and great. The service was outstanding. Thank you for the wonderful meal.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Unforgettable Meal! I have eaten at amazing restaurants around the world, yet the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass that I had a few nights ago was, by far, the best meal I have ever eaten! The sea bass was cooked to perfection, it literally melted in my mouth. The risotto, paired so well...it was the perfect combination. Along with the wine and fabulous service, this was one meal I won't ever forget. Book your reservation today!!!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my husband to POB for his birthday dinner and we were delighted with everything from the food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back. Looks like a great bar, too and we may even go back for lunch and sit at the bar. Surely recommend this gem on Federal Hill

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waitress Layla was great and the food was terrific

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A fantastic place to dine! The food was incredible, the service was great as well. Free valet parking was handy as well

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and fantastic service! Definitely going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great night, diverse menu, warm atmosphere. Service was prompt. The 'surf adnd turf' sushi was a hoot!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food Great Service Excellent Wait Staff
Very friendly, easy to book and huge menu selection
Easy parking wit Valet as an option
We will absolutely return when visiting Providence again

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome love it there one of our favorite places to eat

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was prompt, friendly, and courteous.
Good wine and beer selection, with typical restaurant pricing.
Diver scallops and lobster saute were excellent. Very fresh seafood flavors and good presentation.
Would definitely come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Wasabi fried calamari was to die for.
The wait staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is beyond FANTASTIC!! From the moment I arrived, the Sweet hostess greeted me and treated me as if I were the customer they had been waiting for.. I was alone and opted to sit at the bar. Carmela and Adam were amazing and took great care of me!

Now, the food... Began with Oysters Rockefeller, yum! Followed with an outstanding Sea Bass dish that was nothing short of perfect! This was my first time in Providence and I will be back!

I highly recommend PROVIDENCE OYSTER BAR!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food and service

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent experience! Delicious food! Great attentive service! Just one silly complaint, we sat at a booth and it wasn't comfortable because the seat was just a bit too short and seemed to tilt forward just a tiny bit. Weird but manageable for my height, may not be for someone else. This was the first book next to the door. Other booths may be just fine, I won't know until I try another)which I definitely will!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter Matt was awesome and had great recommendations on cocktails and food choices. The seafood was fresh and well presented.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was also very good. We especially liked that the meal wasn't rushed. Would return as there were other items on the menu we would have liked to try. Draft beer selection could be a bit more creative and would have liked to see an cocktail menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The oysters are wonderful. We always visit the Providence Oyster Bar when in Providence. Great staff and fun lively vibe!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 12, 2017

In Providence for a conference. Got a great meal of local seafood here. Great drinks, great service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were passing through Providence and stopped in for a bite and a glass of wine. Really enjoyed the Happy Hour menu! Had the lobster sliders, mussels, tuna and oysters. All great but the oysters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful food:) specialty cocktail was a little to sweet for my taste, but overall a lovely place.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

For our wedding anniversary we were staying overnight in Providence. We were looking for a seafood dinner and read a great review of POB happy hour $1 raw bar(!) No drink specials in RI for happy hour, but the $6 appetizer and bar menu made it a delicious happy hour. Huge bowl of lobster bisque was flavourful and had plenty of lobster chunks. Tasty bay scallops in light tomato sauce with blue cheese dipping sauce was awesome. Kale salad needs to be prepped ahead of time with dressing so that the leaves wilt- we took it home and had it the next day, when it wasn’t crunchy and totally raw. Seafood casserole was just right, and it is classier that they serve red bliss potatoes as a side. Attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best oysters, awesome cosmos and delicious sea bass & cod!! Would definitely go back!!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

What a wonderful find. We were on an art and architecture tour from the Detroit area, and wanted sea food. These was a super choice, with a wonderful menu and excellent food.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant because it had high ratings... and we know why. Waitress was fantastic. She recommended a bottle of wine to go with our meal which went perfectly. We had lobster won tons, tomato/motz/balsamic salad, soup, and lobster roll. Everything tasted great and fresh

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Visiting the area, good food, excellent service! Very nice location; good local foods (seafood), etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great cocktails, top notch service and the food was outstanding. The rare sesame ahi tuna entree was cooked to perfection and out of this world. Definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food, commendable service, and great ambiance. The Providence Oyster Bar is amazing, and should definitely not be a one timer.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waitress was kind, attentive, and great with our children. The food was very good, but there were a lot of fruit flies. For the price range, that was really quite disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful seafood meal. Everything our group ordered was delicious. The seafood was fresh and exquisitely prepared. The scallops were huge and perfectly prepared. I had a lobster risotto with Chilean sea bass which was amazing. The ginger calamari was unique and so good! We also had great service. I called to push back our reservation 30 minutes and it was not a problem. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly. It was a pricey restaurant but well worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food. Tuna was perfectly cooked (rare). Service was outstanding. Well worth the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great service great food kid friendly took our son and grandson for there first time both enjoyed very much.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always a great meal and experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The restaurant and food were great. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer. I had the scallops and risotto and mom had the grilled lobster. Went there with my mom while visiting Providence. Wish they would have offered their happy hour specials in the dining room as well as at the bar. We made our reservation for 4:30PM because we wanted to make sure to be back for the Waterfire Full lighting. Mom was a little disappointed because we were never told the specials of the night. I guess that was because the dinner specials didn't start until 5PM, not exactly sure. Our waiter was nice but he seemed more focussed on his "regular" couple that arrived at the restaurant just after us. I can't knock the food because it was delicious but the few things mentioned above kind of spoiled the visit. Would I go there again based on this visit...probably not.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Based our decision on which restaurant to go to because we wanted oysters, but decided to try baked littlenecks as the appetizer, instead. Delicious broth surrounding the hard shell clams made sopping up the liquid with toasted bread all that more delicious. Paella and Cioppino were excellent, large portions of seafood displayed beautifully, well seasoned, too. Tiramisu was perfectly sized to share.
Use the valet parking, it allowed us the luxury of arriving right on time for our reservation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and service. Carrie was an excellent server!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Passing through on our way to the cape. The teamwork at this restaurant is amazing. Great place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening. Good service, food, ambiance etc. We would all go back, either for business or personal meals.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Dinner was delicious! Our favorite spot for delicious seafood.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

What a fun night with a family reunion!! Amazing cocktails, bourbon lovers try the brown derby! The bread and oil they serve beforehand is hands down delish. And everyone loved their entrees!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My bride and I were looking for seafood. The Providence Oyster Bar was comfortable, quiet and the food and service were great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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