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Midtown Oyster Bar

345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (280 reviews)
“cod chowder” (10 reviews)
“mahi” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
345 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6601
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Reviewed yesterday

We did not have the best experience during out Saturday mid-day meal during restaurant week. First, they informed us that our reservation for 13 people had mysteriously been canceled, so there was a problem and wait finding us a spot together. We ended up squeezing...More

Thank rkw321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful vacation dinner! Server was friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. We had sesame crusted mahi mahi which was deliciously zippily spiced; and hake with bokchoy and a tasty rice pilaf. The hake was tender and sweet. No rushed, git ‘r done preparation here!! And the oysters...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious at this restaurant, but unfortunately the service failed. We were presented with the bill before we had finished our dessert. This was really off-putting and we had to interrupt the staff’s process to ask for another drink to finish the evening....More

Thank gadgetttt
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lively, fun atmosphere, and very popular - be sure to make a reservation. Good selection of drinks, friendly service. You can make a meal of appetizers and small plates. My partner had oyster stew, and I had baked oysters with cheese, and each...More

Thank megalley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve dined at a few places and had great food experiences but service has left something to be desired. Midtown was completely different. All of our food was delicious, service was quick, sharp and entertaining. Overall, the food is slightly pricey but the location of...More

Thank stephaniekK3446JV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very inviting but VERY noisy food is over priced and not good limited menus not well rounded. Too many other good places to eat in Newport

Thank RMM49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the bar upstairs. Service was great, food was excellent, dessert was amazing! Cheers to the chef and his team!

Thank Welovetochow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistent service and very good meals...though I sometimes wish their portion sizes would be larger...but a nice bar area/dining area, good for groups, couples, families. Good seafood. But nice staff & management.

Thank trustmyreview2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shrimp tacos for apps. Very good, no bread waiter said they had a busy day before and where out, halibut risotto was excellent, shrimp with mussels was good, only disappointment was the drinks Bloody Mary seemed watered down, very loud inside,and waiter was a little...More

Thank Drewlou102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times. Visited between lunch and dinner crowds. Greeter very friendly efficient, nice booth seating. Wait staff very nice, I asked for an appetizer only available on lunch menus and was able to get it at 3:30 pm. Food was wonderful had...More

Thank Lisa D
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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