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Bristol Oyster Bar
In 2015, Peter Sebring opened the restaurant, from a background primarily in fishing and oyster farming. He always emphasized the importance of quality, seeking the freshest ingredients, and supporting local farmers and fisherman.
Jordan Sawyer, a longtime employee of the business, became owner in April of 2019 and is determined to keep the sea-to-table ideals, inviting atmosphere, and standard of quality that the Bristol Oyster Bar was built upon, while simultaneously bringing a young, fresh perspective, and years of restaurant experience.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Great oysters. Atmosphere great but outside and dependent on weather. Had the braised beef sandwich and loved it. Recommended spot
Very enjoyable experience. Great menu and raw bar items. Both of our entrees were excellent. Service was top rate also. Sat on the street, but even that was very nice because of Hope Street ambience.
Anniversary. We ate outside on the sidewalk in the shade. Very European. Great food and service.
Do not hesitate to eat here !
Oysters are fresh, tasty and priced right !
Tuna, and Salmon are fantastic!
Service was 10+
Great place with an excellent raw bar. Always a great meal here!
Great drinks and food. Great service and the restaurant has good COVID-19 precautions in place.
The freshest raw oysters...shrimp...clams! Out door dining. Trained wait staff. Great for a romantic dinner...or just a fist class meal!
Food was fantastic
Food was fantastic!!
The service and staff were excellent. The food was ok, but it certainly did not live up to my expectations from what I have been told. I did not feel that it was priced accordingly based on this.
An excellent restaurant for a relaxing meal, right in the heart of Bristol's beautiful downtown. The food was elevated but not fussy - every detail was excellent. Crab cakes and gnocchi (two separate plates) both light as a feather and very flavorful. Great staff. Great place. Don't pass it by.
Food mediocre at best..35 minute wait even with reservation..will not go in near future
Wonderful evening. So happy to be dining at Bristol Oyster Bar again.
The food was better than, well, pre-Covid - a definite plus. The only food issue was both our entrees, scallops and chicken, were over salted. Other than that, tasty and beautifully presented. The salad with feta and Marcona almonds was a standout. Sanitary precautions abounded. Sadly, that included plastic utensils and plastic solo cups for drinks. Even inside! It seems good dish washing would be a better option. I don’t relish eating a $28 entree with a plastic fork and knife. I ESPECIALLY do not want to drink a $14 glass of wine out of a plastic cup. If you go, do yourself and the environment a favor and bring your own utensils and drinking glasses!
Absolutely beautiful evening. Quiet, wonderful service and very delicious food. Oysters were so good!! We will be back!!
They feature local oysters that are excellent
The servers are very knowledgeable on the oysters
Some of the best oysters that you can find anywhere
Food and service excellent like always. Would go back again.
All the food was amazing. Drinks were perfect. Shout out to our server Katie for her recommendations. Everything she recommended was great.
Every thing was good but I find the prices kind of high for what it is
Lobster roll was not that full for 27 and beer prices are high
Whalers rise 9 ?? More expensive than waterfront dining
Oysters were awesome ( as usual ). Service & atmosphere very nice. But the calamari was like it was from the freezer section at price rite.
Great oysters. They had about 6 varieties when I was there. All RI oysters - very fun to taste all the nuances of the oysters and sauces. Lovely crab cake too !
Food was excellent! Servers were all attentive and sweet! Excellent choices on the menu! Everything was so Tasty and fresh! Can't wait to come back to try some new dishes and will make sure to leave room for dessert! Will probably come back earlier in the day to enjoy the outdoor ambiance!
Delicious food and great service. Love the oysters!
First night out post COVID shut down and BOB did not disappoint. Service, selection and quality were exactly what we needed.
We definitely enjoyed our dinner at Oyster Bar. Food was excellent, service perfect; just hard to tell how noise level, etc. would be if we were there during normal times when they could have a full restaurant, w/o plexiglass dividers, etc.
We will definitely return.
Perfect alfresco dining experience.
Great food and great service by Nick. Lovely setup on the patio.
Beautiful place, knowledgeable and welcoming staff, and the best oysters on earth.
Excellent menu choices. Well prepared and presented dishes. Knowledgable wait staff and very efficient
Bristol Oyster Bar is doing a great job with COVID restrictions and safety measures in place. Our selection of oysters were great as were the mussels and fish tacos!
I’ve had some of the best food I’ve eaten in my LIFE here! You have to get the pork belly and watermelon appetizer! Freaking amazing. The other food and also the drinks were also delicious. Super safe and properly ‘socially distanced’ tables for covid. Definitely can’t go wrong here!
We had a fantastic lunch with included, oysters, shrimp, fish tacos and scallops. We brought our dogs, so we ate outside and we could enjoy the beautiful scenery on Hope st. I can't wait to go back.
Our first in restaurant meal since the pandemic.
My wife and I could not have felt safer
and had a more enjoyable meal.
The oysters as always were the best.
Great oysters and service
Food was so tasty and ambience was wonderful but the plastic utensils and plastic wine glasses have to go! No other RI restaurant of that caliber is using plastic....won’t return until the flatware and glassware match the price tag.
We felt so safe the entire time dining. They take everyone’s temperature at the door, use plastic cups and utensils, and have plastic in between tables. Extremely prepared and very impressive.
Amazing time ty def recommendation this time anyone
The Salmon was delicious. Matt the chef greeted us. Very nice!
I was pleasantly satisfied with overall service and oysters and little necks was so good..
During coronavirus. Love this place. First time back since pandemic. Oysters and everything was excellent. Super fresh. Only 3 tables plus takeout. Like having a personal chef.
Bristol Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 396-5820.
Bristol Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.