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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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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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2015

The calamari was the best I have ever had anywhere. The pickled cucumbers mixed in were a great touch as was the wasabi aioli!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Food & service always A+

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2015

We have been to Providence Oyster Bar several times, and we've never had a bad experience. Everything about our visit was outstanding and we will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Came in for Restaurant Week which can be a make or break for some restaurants. Was SUPER impressed that a half dozen oysters on the half shell were part of their pre fixe menu offerings and happily took advantage- they were great! Everyone in our four person party ordered something different and all were pleased with their meal. One person had even been to the restaurant the night prior and was so happy with the experience, he was the one that suggested we return that day. Out of the three desserts they offered, one was out of supply and they had to substitute their listed strawberry mousse for chocolate. This was disappointing, but the waitress, upon witnessing two of us distress over this, managed to happily surprise us at dessert time by rustling up a couple remaining strawberry mousse servings, which was delightful! The manager came around to check on things and even recognized the guy in our party that had been the night before. Great service overall. Only warning is that if you plan to grab a drink or wait at the bar area ahead of eating, it is a VERY narrow area so if you don't have a seat, you're constantly moving to let people pass and it's a nightmare! They're great about transferring your tab to your table once you sit, so at least that eases the logistics slightly. Overall, a happy and pleasant dining experience. I'll happily return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Great raw bar. Tried the Oyster Shooter. Wow. But, the best surprise was the Ciapinno. Think it was the best I've ever had. Lots and lots of fish. Perfect for a wicked cold night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2014

Great spot; food is always 1st rate, good energy, attentive staff. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Enjoyed Dinner Saturday night for Hubby's birthday. He sampled as much seafood as he could enjoying the P.O.B. Platter, and Seafood Casserole. I am more needy due to a Gluten Allergy, but our server reassured me that the kitchen could easily work around my challege. I enjoyed delicious Long Island Duck Breast with Mushroom Risotto and substituted the crispy artichoke hearts for fabulous Broccoli Rabe. Both the Creme Brule and the Cheesecake (for hubby) were also outstanding. Our drinks, wine and beer were all excellent too. We look forward to returning to P.O.B. very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2014

The grilled lobster and lobster bisque were outstanding. And the wine list was terrific. A fun place while in Providence visiting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2014

Best in Providence!!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2014

Unique delicious wasabi calamari. Moles frites with bacon with white wine cream sauce. Yummy to the last drop. Swordfish with lobster mashed potatoes, good flavor and firm texture. Definitely overall big hit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2014

This place never disappoints. I brought four co-workers to POB for dinner and they LOVED it. The food was great and the wine list was impressive. Lots of good choices at a reasonable price. We sat at the bar and the service was terrific. They made us feel like VIPs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2014

An excellent find. The service was great and the seafood extremely fresh and well prepared. Highly recommend the R.I Clam Chowder and New England Clam Chowder, as well as the baked stuffed lobster and lobster mac and cheese!! Great Bloody Mary's too!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Food was excellent. Service was on point from the time I walked in the door to the time I left.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Bad start was being overlooked for 30 minutes after seating. Hand off to server fumbled. Our table conversation filled the time, but this should not happen and we had to flag someone down to correct. The manager made good with complementary salads, wine and desert, and the food was excellent. We would go back but make sure we have a server to greet us earlier.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Stopped in for dinner and was impressed. The food was all very good and the service was great. They have a nice selection of oysters which you can mix and match. The space is long and narrow which makes the bar area seem tight. There is a barrier that runs (almost) the length of the restaurant separating the bar from the dining area, however, I would not want to sit on the bar side of the dining area as people at the bar place their plates and drinks right above your eye level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2014

Has much more than seafood, but is exceptional in that category...my wife raves about the baked stuffed lobster and I always order the swordfish...both cooked to perfection, and an affordable wine list to boot.
We don't go often enough

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2014

Great ambiance & good.. Waitress very friendly& helpful but not as accessible as I would have wanted. Had to ask the someone to find her once. Kitchen was very fast to get food out, which we liked..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

The Food Was Delicious. Great Atmosphere Also...Will Definitely Be Going Back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 17, 2014

I will be returning. The lobster was delicious and the oysters were great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2014

My second time at the POB, and another excellent meal. Pasta w swordfish in cream sauce was perfect! Service by Nick was impeccable. Even the valet, Tony, treated me like an honored member of the family. My only quibble: the choice and volume level of the music wasn't apprpriate for my taste or, I suspect, for any of the other guests not in their 20s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2014

Wonderful. Great service and great food. We'll return whenever we're next in Providence

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2014

We visit Providence once a year and eating here is always a must. Our waitress actually remembered us from last year and was so attentive and fun. My friend and I shared the paella, it was delicious and plenty of food. Anther friend had the halibut special which he said was fantastic. Our appetizers of raw bar selections and calimari were perfect and not too filling. We will be back next year!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Brought some newbies to this restaurant and they were very happy with their food choices. The Chilean Sea Bass in particular was well received, and the staff was nice enough to modify the risotto to meet a non-mushroom requirement.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2014

The food was very good, service was fine but it was quite noisy. When I made the reservation, i included that we were celebrating my granddaughters first "real" job after graduating from URI last May. They didn't do anythinh extra or mention the occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Almost always when we visit Federal Hill in Providence for the weekend, we eat at the Oyster Bar. It is small, but has a nice atmosphere, the service is always very attentive and the food very good as well, we usually have dinner on Saturday night and then sometimes go back for lunch on Sunday. I highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend who used to live in Providence, and it was definitely worth it! The food was amazing--the moules frites appetizer was one of the best mussel dishes I've ever had. The bacon wrapped scallop salad was delicious, and the scallops were cooked perfectly. The service was great--our waiter was attentive and nice, and the bus boys consistently kept our water glasses full. Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves seafood!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2014

The Ouster Bar is fantastic. It's our second "go-to" restaurant in Providence. The food and atmosphere are wonderful and I've never failed to have a anything but satisfaction when I done here.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2014

I was very pleased with the over all experience. It was my first time there and I enjoyed it very much. Would be interested in coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2014

We sat at a table in the far end of the restaurant. Great table, nice level of noise so that we all were able to hear each other talk easily. generous portions. Especially liked the lobster wontons. Nice selection on the menu. Water glasses were always full. Great timing and attention from wait staff

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2014

Had to request that A/C be turned down. Had to prod waiter to "move things along," as one of our party had a train to catch. It was an expensive dinner. On the positive side, the food was great, and everyone seem to enjoy their entrees. The seafood was very fresh. Service was inconsistent, but mostly attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2014

Excellent raw bar; the main reason why I drive to Providence is for appi hour.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2014

We came here with our family on a Sunday night. The restaurant is long and fairly narrow with a long bar on the left side, four person booths lined up along the right wall, and tables in between. It was busy but not crowded. The service was very attentive and allowed us to order in waves as our chatty group couldn't make ay decisions. The oysters were (expectedly) terrific. As were the maple-espresso glazed scallops wrapped in bacon. The cioppino was HUGE and definitely could have served two. One person tried the sushi, which was also quite good. We would certainly come back, though now that we've eaten our way through the menu we might order a bit less when we return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2014

Some family from Texas came visiting and we wanted to treat them to an upscale new england dining experience, Providence style. Providence Oyster Bar delivered! Most ordered off the Restaurant Week menu (great timing!) some the regular menu. None were disappointed. Every meal was superb. The atmosphere was very comfortable (party of 8) and the service was impeccable. If I'm expecting to drop a considerable sum on a dining experience, I better walk away happy that I did. I left elated.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2014

We always have an enjoyable early evening dinner when we come here. The menu offers good seafood choices.
It is close to home so we don't have to drive to Matunuck to get oysters. They are really fresh here.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2014

Our shrimp and asparagus pasta dish was overdone on both counts.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2014

Ordered a steak medium rare and it came out rare. In fairness, they offered to cook it longer however for $37.00, the expectation is that my steak is going to come out the way I order it.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2014

The food was excellent, as was the service. Nice Atmosphere. A little pricey, but overall a great experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Was our 34th wedding anniversary, reservation made over a week in advance. No special attention was given to us or our table. Not even a free drink, or a shrimp, or even a visit to our table by manager or chef. Food was excellent but would not recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. they did not go out of they're way to make it a special one. I expected more!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2014

We went for the oysters and were surprised by how many varieties they had. We tried a platter of a dozen mixed and they all came labeled (something a pricier seafood place nearby doesn't even do) and then had soup and salad. The food was amazing! The staff was very un-rushed and helpful and even the valet parking guy went out of his way to make sure we could go stroll around the hill after and be able to get to our car when we were ready to go. We will definitely go back to this small, well-appointed place with a great atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Great food and service. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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