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$20 - $20
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American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown
1.0 miles from American Airlines Arena
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All reviews oysters gnocchi black grouper sashimi coconut cake crab octopus bread mahi mahi cakes rice oyster happy hour excellent seafood brickell area white wine downtown miami great dinner
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Recommended by many so gave it a try & loved it! Wonderful bar staff & delicious food, will 100% return, after all it's only 4000 mile away..... ;o)

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

We've been many times (or will certainly return many more!). Service and very pleasant upscale casual ambiance is delightful. Let's cut-to-the-chase: GNOCCHI with LUMP CRAB is a MUST TRY CLASSIC dish at River Oyster -- I'd rate this as a TOP TEN DELICIOUS entree (compared...to any entree/any restaurant here in South Florida. On this particular visit, we sat outside (very pleasant shaded patio above the street level) and enjoyed: A Margarita and a Rye Manhattan - excellent cocktails here! Gnocchi w/ Lump Crab - a hearty (and delicious!) appetizer for 2 Scallops w/ lentils - large, delicious entree with 5 large seared scallops Heirloom tomato salad - excellent "side dish" w/ entrees Warm Blueberry tart w/ lemon curd - yum! (Fruit tarts are very good here!) There's a reason why The River Oyster Bar in the Brickell area is going strong after many years - excellent service, ambiance, hospitality, and food!! If you've never been, you certainly have something to look forward to here!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Great oysters and Spanish ham toast, service more or less fast and the price competitive with similar bars, we’ll repeat sure

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

Stopped by for lunch after having toured Vizcaya. Four of us were in the mood for seafood and picked a place close to Vizcaya, great pick! Ann-Patrice was our server, and she was exceptional. I have to eat gluten free and it is always a...concern for me. Ann-Patrice was very knowledgeable as to what I could safely enjoy. We all had different dishes from oyster, mussels, yellow snapper, to Mahi Mahi. Delicious! The brussel sprouts were soooo good and gluten free. Wine availability was excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

When we entered the restaurant we could barely hear the Hostess as the music was so loud. Maybe it's a Miami thing, but not very relaxing. We sat outside thinking it would be better, but there was a loud speaker right by our table. Oysters...and octopus were good, Clams with pasta was so so and the local snapper had no flavor. Our waiter was good, but the food took a long time to arrive. People must come "to be seen" as it was not the best food we have had. Too trendy for us. Also a little pricey.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

Our party of 6 enjoyed a great dinner last night. out outside table was spacious , the service was attentive but not rushed and the food was excellent

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our night here. The service was good and they had a nice selection of many different kinds of seafood in tapas style sizes, which was nice so we could sample many items. The ceviche, oysters and octopus were all very good. We ate...outside on the patio which was nice but it’s near the road so for a more Intimate experience I would eat inside next time.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

Excellent seafood in convivial atmosphere. Called in after a recommendation and well worth it. Great Italian server. Lovely martini pre oysters, raw white fish then a shrimp Poke. Helped down by a lovely Sonoma Chardonnay.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

Love their oyster happy hour, also the rest of the menu has interesting takes on some dishes. Drinks are good too

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

Hostess said it would be 5-10 mins before seating - actually was 45 minutes. Waiter brought 1 appetizer, wahoo sashimi, which was NOT wahoo species and which only tasted like hot pepper. Waited in vain for another 45 minutes for basic pasta, never arrived —and...we left after waiting 1-1/2 hours. WILL NEVER RETURN TO THIS DIVE — PATHETICMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a few times over the years. I like the new location, younger crowd, good music, good seafood. But today the service was terrible. Mind you: the waitress was very polite and nice but the food took forever to arrive. We...left after 90 minutes, having eaten just 6 oysters! They did take care of the check, it's true, but I would much rather they took care of their kitchen! I don't plan on returning anytime soon.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022 via mobile

Food is amazing. Everything is fresh and tasting. The staff and nice and friendly. The prices are good. Also, it is well located in the heart of Brickell

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022 via mobile

Outstanding service at the bar. Rene and Jen were excellent as usual. Friendly, professional and and outstanding service. It’s why I will always return.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022

food and service extra good. I enjoyed the new menu very much! Try the charred escarole, or the califlower, excellent!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful interiors and vibes inside, but unfortunately, we had to sit outside, which I hate when it is close to the street, but at least it is elevated. We started with cocktails, and we had plenty; they were all great! The appetizers were decent. Salmon...Belly Tartar was great, and Wahoo Sashimi was alright. Nothing too special tho. For the entree, my favorite was the Gnocchi & Crab. Finally, a decent crab in Miami and gnocchi have unreal consistency and texture. You must try it! If you want to go light and fresh, definitely order Sea Scallop a la Plancha. It was solid. And the Mushroom Crusted Black Grouper was a bit disappointing — dry and lacking flavor. I wouldn’t order that again. Also, we got a nice variety of oysters, and they were all great! And then the dessert… We got The Five Layer Coconut Cake, which was damn humongous! Not sure if that is the correct portion or the waitress loved us, but it is big and insanely delicious. I hate cakes in general and coconut in desserts, but this was super-juicy-moisty-sweet, and had some lovely elements of tres leches. You must try it! Our waitress was super nice and friendly. The food took a little more time than expected, but nothing over 30-40mins. All in all, if in Brickell, definitely give it a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4