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Midtown Oyster Bar

) #10 of 168 Restaurants in Newport $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (241 reviews)
“cod chowder” (9 reviews)
“mahi” (13 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three of us ate at this restaurant/bar during a recent visit to Newport for the Jazz Fest. It was a chic and fairly large setting with a great, vibrant and lively ambiance. The waitress was attentive, courteous, and resourceful with recommendations. Our raw seafood platter...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We met friends for dinner on Saturday night. Our server Julia was attentive and took good care of us. We had a variety of oysters, toasted oysters, salmon poke and the beet salad. Everything was tasty and timely. A bit pricey but it is Newport...we...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the second time I was visiting this restaurant. I must say, the food is good, the atmosphere is great, our server was excellent, the management, not so much. About 3/4 of the way thru our meal my friend who was sharing her salad...More

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to sit outside , no view but outside .Started with Cherrystones,which was excellent.The group had Swordfish and lobster rolls, both excellent. Service was good, quite busy for a Thur night. Great raw bar and good for people watching. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Budmanri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is large...with three floors. Downstairs is vibrant but really noisy. If you want to have a conversation during dinner, ask for a table on floors two or three. The appetizers and entrees were creative and everything we had was very good. Good wine...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostesses were young and spacey. The waitress was great! There were many selections for lunch! Great atmosphere!

Thank goctheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised I've never been here before, but now that has changed. Top notch service, lively atmosphere and a great place for oysters! The Torched Oysters with jalapeño bourbon butter were incredible. Fresh oysters from nearby Popasquash and Wellfleet were just what I needed. Probably 10...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family eats here every time we are in Newport - fabulous oysters! Great atmosphere - although the seating near the bar is rather noisy when its crowded - you may want to sit in the back - haven't had a meal there that we...More

Thank elizabeth615
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in from a recommendation of friends.for a lunch after a long drive. We were able to be seated right away and could pick our table. Our waitress was awesome, attentive and very personable. Had the fried oyster burger, cooked perfectly would have asked for...More

Thank christinemo2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this place is great. Is has a great bar and atmosphere. Oh and wait the food rocks!!!!! We go here every year on our trip to Newport RI. Great raw bar, chowda is great. Check out the sweet apps. And by sure to kick...More

Thank Joseph A
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Sandra B
18 March 2016|
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Response from Arnie S | Reviewed this property |
$100.00 is good amount for two with drinks
Eileen W
13 February 2015|
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Response from BermyStylie | Reviewed this property |
The staff were super friendly and very accommodating when I was there. I can't imagine that they would not meet your request. Although I do agree with others that it may not be the most "kid friendly" place. I'm a big fan of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-4100
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