Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill

4.5
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
NOTE: IF YOU RESERVE A TABLE OUTSIDE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE MOVED INSIDE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. For parties larger than 6 please call the restaurant to check availability @401-466-2110. We are only taking reservations from 5 to 6:30 pm thru Open Table. After 6:30 it is first come first serve. We are open 6 days/week Thurs - Tues and CLOSED WEDNESDAY
Exquisite food
Outside heated seating
Gracious service
Our Commitment
Locally sourced produce and the freshest ingredients means excellent food
that is exceptional in taste.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
What 37 people are saying
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denise
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and a wonderful waitress added to the wonderful food. A truly lovely experience/

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Laurie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food! We had the grilled Parmesan oyster appetizer, which was delicious. The halibut was the best I’ve ever had. My husband had salmon, and our daughter had the seafood cippiano -both dishes were marvelous. The service was both friendly and efficient, and the indoor ambiance and outdoor gardens are beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation birthday dinners

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Little
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The portions were small, lacked flavor, and were over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Steveandwendy
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Well we have been to BI for many years and have never had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant. Made a 5:30 reservation which was fine for us. Got there early and had a drink at the outside bar by the street. Lovely. Went downstairs at 5:30. The lady led us outside to our table which was nice. In the garden patio area. From there it was interesting. Orders lobster bisque and spring rolls. Lobster bisque didn’t have any substantial lobster in it. But it still was tasty. Just no discernible meat. Spring rolls were good. Not oily and crispy. Next was a split Caesar salad. It was served prior to the appetizers being finished. Now if you see your customers finishing their appetizers would you not wait until they were finished? A salad doesn’t get cold. Just wait until they are done. The Caesar salad was good. Enough dressing and Parmesan cheese. Good. Then came the entrees. A NY Strip and the blackened chicken Mac and cheese. Both were adequate. The strip was I thought a little thin but cooked the way I ordered medium rare. The Mac and cheese was not over done and I did my best to help out with the eating. In the middle of eating my steak they asked if my wife wanted a box for hers. Now that’s a major mistake for a restaurant that prides itself the way this one does. I was still eating. Obviously eating my steak and the request came. To be honest with everything that has gone on and severs being in high demand I can forgive and understand some of the issues. Still left an over 20 percent tip. Lastly the next time a sever after hearing thank you says no problem. I’m going to flip. Really I won’t. I’ll just forget it and chalk it up to the new kids!!! Won’t give the restaurant the top rating that many do but it was ok in my book.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ran out of items such as oysters and lobster

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the setting/ambience was beautiful! The staff and service was excellent! We will look forward to returning!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, very friendly service would happily go again, a must go for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an engagement so outside dining was perfect. Staff was extremely friendly & knowledgeable. Food was presented beautifully & absolutely delicious. I had heard the portions were small & I totally disagree. We were 7 people…7 different appetizers & meals…all plentiful(& we’re big eaters)
Absolutely recommend

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Alwayshungry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our outdoor dinner was wonderful. We ate at sunset, the garden setting is beautiful. Food was very good with several creative options to choose from. Service was friendly and attentive. It was a romantic and quiet dinner, nice after a long day at tue beach.

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LRCA12
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We made outdoor reservations expecting to be seated in the fountain area, not knowing there was an unsightly patio behind the hotel. They sat us there and said they were fully booked so couldn’t relocate us to the fountain area. There were many tables open and we were the only ones sitting out back for quite some time. They gladly moved a table of four who requested to be moved after us. It felt like we were being judged and hidden out back. We asked both the hostess and the waitress, next time I’ll ask for a manager. When we left we walked through the fountain area and they had four tables wide open. Food was great. If we go back I’ll be more persistent and call to book instead. However, we did call to inquire about the reservation and no one picked up.

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vipJgril
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint romantic outdoor seating. Have eaten 3x without disappointment. Will be back. Great service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden area and inside dining. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Absolutely a must if visiting the island. One of my favorites!

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an excellent experience at the Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill. First of all, the outdoor setting was absolutely stunning with beautiful gardens providing a gorgeous backdrop to dine and take a few photos. Then, the food was the best that we sampled on the entire island, with prices comparable to other restaurants that were not commensurate in quality. We had excellent service. We didn't get a chance to sit at the bar, but it looked so fun also. I would highly recommend Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner....scallop app...watermelon salad ....seafood cioppino along with grilled sticky shrimp for our main dishes.

Excellent service by the staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and ver friendly and professional staff.

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Kuchen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was superb!!! Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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KarenT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, service outstanding. Kimberly is a fabulous hostess.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance and upscale classy dining !

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Our reservation was for an outdoor table at the exact time as a severe weather warning. When I checked in for our reservation, I simply asked if we should sit inside due to the impending storm. There were two women - one of which rudely told me that all indoor reservations were booked and outdoor reservations were made at my own risk. I explained that I understood that but I asked because I didn’t expect that they would allow their employees to serve guests outside during a storm. There was room in the bar area so we decided to enjoy our meal there. The other hostess was kind when she sat us and understood where I was coming from. After all of that frustration, the meal was ok. The waitress was super sweet and attentive. Food was out quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner with the best service and most delicious food. We will definitely make this a regular place when we visit block island. Highly recommend.

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PaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome ! Food, drinks and location are perfect

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vipLisaCandopentable
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was exquisite! I would go again.

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vipbravadora
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met Kimberly, owner. She is so sweet and made reservation for us tonight. Kimberly’s was great too!! Thank you!!😍😍

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janb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizer to dessert, excellent! Few different things on the menu. Loved the blueberry mousse. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cocktails- a Cosmo and Old Fashioned- were excellent. Oysters on the half shell were cold, fresh and delicious. Miso Cod and Spicy Shrimp entrees were tasty. Our server, Amanda, was attentive with a lovely sense of humor. The ambiance on a cool rainy evening was cozy if a little noisy. An overall lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque and the oyster bar trio are amazing! Live music, great atmosphere!! Will definitely be back!

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JanetG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and meal.
Service was wonderful. Best seafood we have had in a long time. Super fresh and just a wonderful night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere here is nothing less than spectacular. So happy we decided to eat here. It started with the wine list. I like to order by the glass and pair the wine to the dish. With an unusually large selection of interesting wine by the glass you won’t have to sacrifice quality to accomplish that. I eat fairly low carb diet but I highly recommend not skipping the bread and butter when it’s offered. The honey orange butter is tempting to eat with a spoon and I am a healthy eater. I have baked stuffed lobster ( special that night ) which was served with a generous portion of par boiled broccoli, roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. My date had the miso glazed cod. Desert was lemon meringue pie cooked in a ball gar with gram cracker crust. omg it was all so good. Definitely made the lifetimes very best dining experience list. Don’t miss sitting our in the garden weather permitting.

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offthebeatenpath
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Beautiful boutique hotel and lovely grounds. Enjoyed dining under the trees. The waitstaff is exceptional and paid close attention to our needs and the ambiance - even asking if the music was too loud with prompting. The food was just ok. Oysters were excellent though limited options. I expected more based on the reviews and menu.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting beautiful food delicious and a nice variety, service wonderful. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good, nice atmosphere Could have more specials

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AllyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I and my party thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I find the "new" name to suggest a more low-key establishment, but I'm pleased to report that it continues to be a refined dining experience. I struggled to make a reservation way in advance, as those answering the phones were not typically informed or helpful. I was directed to the website, but if you go to Mainsses you will find the link indicates no tables. I eventually reached someone who was helpful and she directed me to the restaurants website. There open table indicated the only seating available was at 6:15 m (inaccurate we saw once we arrived) We chose to dine inside this year, as we have rarely been lucky with the weather, and having an early seating allowed for a quiet meal in the beautiful space. When the tables began to fill however the "energetic" crowd resulted in a noisy end to the night. The food and service were fantastic. May be our favorite dinner place on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here to celebrate our 7th anniversary. The food and atmosphere were great. They have an indoor dining area with nice views, in addition to bar seating and outdoor tables. The baked Parmesan oysters were especially yummy!

FAQs

Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 466-2110.

Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.