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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

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Providence Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
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Bar Seating (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

A big Thank You to Matt and the whole team for making our Birthday Celebration wonderful. They were very attentive throughout the whole time and they made us feel very welcome. Food and service was great and we will be back. We traveled from Ma & CT, so plenty of options, however we picked a winner!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always consistently great food and service in relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food.....staff super nice......the best bartenders.......

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went for $1 oysters but when we arrived we were told we could only get them at the bar which was completely full. That was the only let down.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Attentive staff and outstanding food. Will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very noisy..

I thought the $20. I got from you was supposed to be applied to this meal?? What happened to that???(

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fiirst time dining here on a Sunday night during the holiday season. Coconut shrimp very crispy and tasty, nice starter to share. Orderemy favorite dish of grilled swordfish but forgot to request the sauce on the side. Not a pretty sight to see nice swordfish covered in green, and as I tend to eat with my eyes first, the appearance did not make me want to dive right in. Remember to hold the saucr next time. Good amount of lobster in lobster mashed potatoes. Clams and linguini dis never disappoints. Portion sizes so abundant that we had no room for dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

GREAT PLACE, SERVICE WAS AWESOME. WAITERS NAME WAS BOBBY, WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR US. GREAT JOB. FOOD WAS GREAT. WILL BE BACK.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the better restaurants on Federal Hill. Good food and good service. Excellent oysters. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Lobster roll was subpar. Meat was not chunky and did not taste fresh

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My fiance and I went here for his birthday, being the 1st time for both of us. Service was great, they were always filling our glasses with fresh water, and making sure everything was good. Food was amazing and prices are reasonable for the area. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love this restaurant. The seafood is great. It's only weakness is the desserts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This place was fantastic!!! They had a wide variety of delicious, fairly priced oysters and seafood entrees. I enjoyed their fig-infused bourbon cocktail, as well. Overall, the service was excellent, the atmosphere romantic and cozy and I would go back in a heart beat!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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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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vip
 (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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