ABOUT US

Welcome to the Bristol Oyster Bar! We are happily nestled in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island in an historic building that has served as a Customs House, Post Office, and the YMCA. The 1857 brick building provides us with massive windows, tall ceilings, and classic New England charm. Our cozy inside dining room features an open kitchen and when the weather permits, we’ve got a lovely patio to dine al fresco.

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.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do not take reservations.

Our Menu

LOCAL PATCH FARM BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE

spiced pepitas / cinnamon creme fraiche / crispy sage $8

ROCKET SALAD

baby arugula / roasted baby beets / shaved local apples / Narragansett creamery Atwell's Gold cheese / toasted pistachios / lemon-thyme vinaigrette $12

NARRAGANSETT BAY MUSSELS

roasted garlic / shallots / albarino wine / smoked tomato / tarragon / toasted ciabatta $13

BUTTERMILK FRIED OYSTERS

our own Aquidneck Oyster Farm oysters / smoked chili aioli / micro cilantro $13

NATIVE CRAB CAKE

truffled celery root puree / mustard greens / toasted almonds / chive oil $14

HOUSE SMOKED SALMON

gravlax-cured, applewood-smoked salmon / lemon creme fraiche / fried capers / Bristol Bagel Works everything bagel crisps $12

CRISPY DUCK CONFIT

navy bean & house-smoked sausage cassoulet / parsley-citrus gremolata / chervil $13

FRIED POINT JUDITH CALAMARI

Kenyon's Grist Mill cornmeal crusted / cherry peppers / roasted garlic / sauce fra diavolo $14

GEORGE'S BANK SCALLOPS

native parsnip puree / caramelized brussels sprout & house bacon hash / sage brown butter $26

HILLSIDE FARM MUSHROOM RISOTTO

roasted hen of the woods & blue oyster mushrooms / sautéed baby spinach / toasted pumpkin seeds / frisee / shaved aged parmesan $21

ATLANTIC SALMON

pan seared / braised autumn lentils / sautéed rainbow swiss chard / preserved lemon-citrus salad $22

BRAISED LAMB SHANK

native squash & root vegetable ragout / braised collard greens / house bacon / pomegranate-fennel salad $24

BLOCK ISLAND SWORDFISH

baby potatoes / caramelized shallots / sautéed fall greens / native apple cider-thyme reduction $22

PORK & CLAMS PASTA

local chourico / littlenecks / garlic / vinho verde / fines herbes-butter sauce / linguine / toasted ciabatta $21

SEARED BEEF TENDERLOIN

maple & sweet potato puree / roasted baby carrots / pinot noir-rosemary jus $28

PATTY MELT

prime beef / swiss / house bacon / caramelized onions / garlic butter / toasted Vienna Bakery bread / hand-cut fries $15

FISH TACOS

native white fish / cabbage slaw / cilantro-lime crema / house pickled radishes / micro cilantro / salsa verde $14

DESSERTS ($9 each)

vanilla creme brûlée / chocolate truffle trio / cheesecake / bread pudding / berries n cream

RAW BAR

LOCAL RHODE ISLAND OYSTERS $MP / NARRAGANSETT BAY LITTLENECKS $1.5 / SHRIMP COCKTAIL $3.5 .......................................................................................................................................... choice of accompaniments : house cocktail sauce / red wine mignonette / pickled jalapeño & shallot / fresh lemon / horseradish .......................................................................................................................................... DOLLAR OYSTERS TUESDAY-THURSDAY

GET IN TOUCH

Please contact us with your inquiries, compliments, and suggestions!

Hours


Sun - Mon : CLOSED

Tues - Thurs : 4pm - 9pm

Fri : 4pm - 10pm

Sat : 12pm - 10pm

Contact


  • 448 Hope St. Bristol. RI. 02809
  • 401.396.5820
  • info@bristoloysterbar.com