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.
house pickled vegetables / sweet & waffle potato crisps / sweet onion gastrique / pepper jam $14
spring roll crisps / fresh herbs / olive oil garlic toast $12
jalapeno bacon jam / tomato jam / yellow pepper jam $16
ginger, sweet chili, lime marinade / Pickled vegetables / waffle potato & spring roll chips $14
citrus / asparagus / spicy aioli / crispy sweet potato $18
scallops / salmon / soy tuna pate / bacon jalapeno jam / goat cheese crouton / house pickles $16
yellow pepper jam / scallions / pickled red onions $13
fresh herbs / beer / roasted garlic grilled bread $13
flour tortillas / local greens / cilantro creme fraiche / CHOICE OF crispy fish / pineapple salsa $14 braised beef / herb chimichurri $13 smoked chicken / pico de gallo $13
CHOICE OF tomato white wine broth / garlic bread $14 OR sweet chili coconut broth / sweet potato chips $14
local heirloom tomatoes / basil / feta / cucumber / red onion / sweet black pepper vinaigrette $12
goat cheese / pickled carrot / tomato / cucumber / toasted almonds / citrus-herb dressing $10
creamy scallop broth / sweet corn / seared scallop $9
prime ground beef / swiss cheese / housemade bacon / caramelized onions / garlic toasted bread $15
1/4 lb fresh lobster meat / pickled onion / celery / creamy lemon-herb dressing / brioche $MP
buttermilk chicken / vegetable slaw / smoked gouda / sweet onion gastrique / sandwich roll $16
local greens / tomato jam / garlic toasted bread $17
dry rubbed, smoked pork tenderloin / seared scallops / asparagus / pineapple chutney / spring roll crisps $21
hot and cold preparations of local vegetables $20
caramelized onion, chipotle BBQ glaze / waffle potato chips $18
lobster & shrimp broth / seasonal vegetables / local fish / house-crusted pork belly / grilled bread $14
pork belly, sweet potato, onion hash / herb chimichurri $20
horseradish cream / red wine roasted mushroom ragout $22
LOCAL OYSTERS $MP / LITTLENECKS $1.5 / SHRIMP COCKTAIL $3.5 / LOBSTER CLAW $MP / LOBSTER TAIL $MP
Please contact us with your inquiries, compliments, and suggestions!