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.
Providence, RI 02903
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Complimentary valet and on-street parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Providence Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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