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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Brazuca
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tray was our waiter. Best waiter ever. He was informative and very professional. I had the fish and chips ( I substituted the chips for asparagus) My husband had the chatham cod bianco. Both dishes were delicious. Providence Oyster Bar was perfect. From waiter to Peter the valet.

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RonL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten lunch here 4 times. Always great oysters! Very friendly wait staff, very fresh and deliciously prepared food at a very reasonable price. Defiinitely a keeper!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from top to bottom. Freshest seafood, great service and awesome drinks. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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AnAdmirer
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was excellent! Our party had oysters, calamari, swordfish, a filet, the sea bass, and sushi. Everyone was very happy with their meals. Our waiter was quite helpful with recommendations. An enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, service excellent

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NatB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service even better than that. Waitress recommended a Cabernet that we ended up buying 2 bottles. We will absolutely be back

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JohnF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit and was a spectacular experience.

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Cathietats
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, very good choices foe oysters! My favorites!

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vipdonm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfectly prepared, Layla is a true professional as a server. Fantastic!

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great.

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WayneM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was great and the ambiance was fun! Great spot for seafood on the Hill!

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CatherineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oyster Bar never disappoints from food to service to atmosphere. Our server was Kelly who was friendly, pleasant and efficient. She recommended a delicious Cab and even recognized our anniversary. We hope to visit again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Cocktails are fantastic. Just a bit pricey. Looking forward to our next visit

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vipJohnJ
New England
72 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Noisy large groups at next table.

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ThomB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think was ok, had been to other spots in Boston - I guess I may have had too high of expectation but thought was just ok.. some good, my stuffed lobster was very disappointing - soups good, server good, were out of beef appetizers so those that did not like seafood left to have no options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. Quaint restaurant with nice atmosphere. Server was great. Food was great. Will definitely return.

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vipBethW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fun interior reminiscent of an old steak/seafood club. Very clean. Service was polite and friendly; a little slow getting out the first course. Beet salad, clams & beans, and chowder were all delicious. Lobster scramble was overcooked and the accompanying toast was very dry.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good excellent, small table but I knew since the place is small and intimate. Valet kids are great! The waitress was terrible, slow, inattentive until the last minute of our dining experience. Water boys were on point since it took forever to get a drink from waitress.

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JohnB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Old school elegance what should expect on the hill. Great food and service. Will definitely add it to our regular list.

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JavierB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location, good ambiance and delicious food. Great for any occasion

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Josephine
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu choices. The menu was both seafood and land choices.

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vipJenniferL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the music selections - each time I am there it is just the right volume. Food was outstanding as always - lobster bisque followed by scallops. Highly recommend.

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Melpga
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner - LOVED it! Great menu; super attentive, friendly service. The food was fantastic, but most importantly, the oysters were amazing! Fresh, firm, tasty. Will definitely go back - for happy hour and oysters at the bar next time.

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vipfoodie11
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

amazing service and such fresh fish! I will definitely be coming back!!

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vipJenniferL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful bowl of clam chowder! I am coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing overall experience. My go to time and time again! Whenever I know I want exceptional food and service, I always plan a visit to POB.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always-will be back again and again!

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vipcoco
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during restaurant week and it was awesome

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vipNptkim
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waiter, food and drinks!

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vipRonaldo
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went here for Restaurant Week and it was great. Our server did a very good job and our food was hot when served. As busy as it was, our server never made us feel rushed. Looking forward to another visit.

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vipdermgoddess
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

took forever to place our order and even longer to get our food. Not impressed and the fact that it was restaurant week didn't help....very SMALL portions for a large price.

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BIll
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites on Federal Hill. Always great specials. Best seafood in Providence. Upscale casual. Restaurant Week Menu was A+.

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MarilynC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so fresh. The combinations are inspiring. Definitely recommend.

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parkerr
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was amazing, service was even better. We we talking about our meal the next day saying how great it was.

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AlexC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was absolutely knowledgeable of all the chef's specials. The atmosphere is perfect. Very professional. The food is done to perfection....... Someone over there definitely knows what he/she is doing when it comes to making their dishes......

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vipExcellent
New England
100 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service at the bar is usually better than at a table however on this night it seemed like the bartender was overwhelmed and the service suffered as a result. Food is always god here and we will be back but dinner on this night was not as good as in past experiences.

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vipsalty
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, valet parking, great wait staff!

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vipRIFoodie
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, cant wait to return!!

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mariaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night. It is one of my husband and Is go-to

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vipJojo
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

You would think For an upscale restaurant they would at least pack your take out instead of dropping off boxes to the table to do yourself.
We were celebrating a birthday and there was not much special to write about. Their mussels and Frittes were in a sweet sauce with the French fries on the bottom soggy and Cobb Salad with fresh crab was pricey and nothing special.

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