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

CAJUN PORK BELLY CONFIT

house pickled vegetables / sweet & waffle potato crisps / sweet onion gastrique / pepper jam $14

BAKED GOAT CHEESE & TOMATO

spring roll crisps / fresh herbs / olive oil garlic toast $12

SEARED SCALLOPS & THREE JAMS

jalapeno bacon jam / tomato jam / yellow pepper jam $16

CEVICHE (tuna or scallop)

ginger, sweet chili, lime marinade / Pickled vegetables / waffle potato & spring roll chips $14

SEARED TUNA

citrus / asparagus / spicy aioli / crispy sweet potato $18

SMOKED FISH PLATE

scallops / salmon / soy tuna pate / bacon jalapeno jam / goat cheese crouton / house pickles $16

CORNMEAL FRIED OYSTERS

yellow pepper jam / scallions / pickled red onions $13

DRUNKEN LITTLENECKS

fresh herbs / beer / roasted garlic grilled bread $13

TACOS

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

MUSSELS

CHOICE OF tomato white wine broth / garlic bread $14 OR sweet chili coconut broth / sweet potato chips $14

TOMATO & FETA SALAD

local heirloom tomatoes / basil / feta / cucumber / red onion / sweet black pepper vinaigrette $12

GREEN SALAD

goat cheese / pickled carrot / tomato / cucumber / toasted almonds / citrus-herb dressing $10

SCALLOP CHOWDER

creamy scallop broth / sweet corn / seared scallop $9

PATTY MELT

prime ground beef / swiss cheese / housemade bacon / caramelized onions / garlic toasted bread $15

LOBSTER SALAD SANDWICH

1/4 lb fresh lobster meat / pickled onion / celery / creamy lemon-herb dressing / brioche $MP

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH

buttermilk chicken / vegetable slaw / smoked gouda / sweet onion gastrique / sandwich roll $16

CAJUN SWORDFISH SANDWICH

local greens / tomato jam / garlic toasted bread $17

SMOKED PORK & SCALLOPS

dry rubbed, smoked pork tenderloin / seared scallops / asparagus / pineapple chutney / spring roll crisps $21

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PLATE

hot and cold preparations of local vegetables $20

PAN SEARED SALMON

caramelized onion, chipotle BBQ glaze / waffle potato chips $18

FISHERMAN’S SUMMER STEW

lobster & shrimp broth / seasonal vegetables / local fish / house-crusted pork belly / grilled bread $14

SEARED LAMB CHOPS

pork belly, sweet potato, onion hash / herb chimichurri $20  

SEARED SIRLOIN

horseradish cream / red wine roasted mushroom ragout $22

RAW BAR

LOCAL OYSTERS $MP / LITTLENECKS $1.5 / SHRIMP COCKTAIL $3.5 / LOBSTER CLAW $MP / LOBSTER TAIL $MP

GET IN TOUCH

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

Hours


Mon - Thurs : 4pm - 9pm

Fri -Sat : 12pm - 10pm

Sun : 1pm - 8pm

Contact


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