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The River Oyster Bar

The River Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Miami Financial District, Miami
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  • Gabriela L.
    Unfortunately they did not have the so famous Gnocchi. The mushroom flatbread was good, the tuna tartar and bacalao croquettes was OK. Make sure you call before if you are coming for the Gnocchi.
  • Valerie K.
    Valerie KosenkoFebruary 20
    Such a big variety of oysters here. Must visit in Miami!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeFebruary 17
    Great happy hour specials. Discounted drinks, half-price East and West Coast oysters, and a small food menu with delicious duck tacos and oyster buns.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SDecember 5, 2016
    Great selection of oysters: around a dozen tonight, from PEI, MA, RI, and WA. Recommended.
  • Kirill F.
    Kirill FuchsNovember 29, 2016
    Go for the happy hour oysters
  • Juju A.
    Juju AsogwaAugust 23, 2016
    Roasted oysters are delish!
  • Nicolas M.
    Nicolas MoraJuly 22, 2016
    You cant go wrong. Consistent, amazing food, always!
  • Tom G.
    Tom GeoMay 21, 2016
    First time trying bar snaks. Yes! Duk taco clam bums.
  • Nelson V. G.
    Nelson V. GuevaraMay 10, 2016
    An outstanding service, great variety of different clams and oysters for different tastes. Great seafood!
  • Olga R.
    Olga RomashevskayaApril 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The gem! Every dish is really great! Always fresh oysters and friendly stuff.
  • Marcelo V.
    Marcelo VallecilloJanuary 19, 2016
    Everything un the raw bar. Hamburger was simple but memorable!! Delicious...
  • DAYANA A.
    DAYANA ARIASNovember 20, 2015
    EVERYTHING is delicious here! The ceviche, the blue crab gnocchi is a must! The oysters!!! Loved this place.
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CaseNovember 9, 2015
    Incredible Happy Hour deals and wide variety of oysters. Order a platter with all the available types and then choose your favorites (mine are Beach Point and Blue Point 💙🐚) for a second round.
  • Nikol S.
    Nikol StrawsSeptember 16, 2015
    Let the staff select your oysters if you are unsure...fantastic!!!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MancinoAugust 5, 2015
    This is the ONLY place to go for oysters.. PERIOD! -Dennis Mancino
  • René L.
    René LePaulJuly 21, 2015
    Delish! Loved the Brussel sprouts, the tuna and the crab cakes. Nice atmosphere and great central location.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmithJuly 18, 2015
    Oysters & the Fish Ceviche. Delish!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DunnJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour deals! All of the food is amazing
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJune 19, 2015
    Great place for fresh oysters!
  • Анечка Б.
    Come here during the happy hour and u can get double amount of oysters ,cas the price from 3$ for piece goes to only 1.50$ 🙈😱
  • Katerina S.
    Very good food, AWESOME service👏🏼😍
  • Debra F.
    Debra FernaldApril 22, 2015
    Open kitchen.
  • Debra F.
    Debra FernaldApril 22, 2015
    Live it here
  • Debra F.
    Debra FernaldApril 22, 2015
    Bartender was so nice and accommodating. The food was excellent and very friendly atmosphere
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LApril 1, 2015
    Oysters: Moon shoal - large and juicy; Little skookum - very small but very tasty; Hama Hama - the best.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AMarch 1, 2015
    The bar snacks are awesome. Clams casino, po' boys, fish dip, and oysters aww yeah.
  • Karen K.
    Karen KuoFebruary 7, 2015
    Never going back to this place, I had the runs for three days
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha AlMeiJanuary 16, 2015
    Ammmaaazing Oysters and food overall!!! Love this place!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BreyerJanuary 3, 2015
    Grilled oysters were ok! Too much cheese
  • Marchell G.
    Marchell GillisOctober 28, 2014
    Everything! Sticky Toffee Pudding!
  • Martha G.
    Martha GutierrezOctober 27, 2014
    .50 cent oysters on happy hour! Love this place
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Delicious food - oysters, salmon with an amazing green sauce and a to die for pannacotta. Great service too.
  • Alejandra M.
    Alejandra MarquezOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Oysters and the Shiitake Flatbread is a must... Yummy!
  • Tatiana C.
    Tatiana CabezolaSeptember 5, 2014
    Oysters, of curse and seafood is great, excelent service!!!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Mike Sabin, chef of Prime One Twelve, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Whole yellowtail snapper “Chinese style”. Read more
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesAugust 15, 2014
    The River opened downtown in 2003, but because of the wear-and-tear of constant business, it looks as though it's always been there. Read more
  • Deepan M.
    Deepan MathurAugust 15, 2014
    Great happy hour and $1 oysters.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    If you're looking for a little heat, the clams casino ($6) or fire-roasted oysters ($11) will hit the hot spot. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    Kumamoto, Hama Hama, Fanny Bay, Cotuit, Flying Point, Beaver Tail. Name the oyster, chances are they've got it. Read more
  • Heatherjoy K.
    Heatherjoy KleinAugust 4, 2014
    Great rosemary fries!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The upscale tavern setting makes it a comfortable place to go with the family, and it is priced like a real neighborhood joint; it'll almost never cost more than $50 a person. Read more
  • Carolina B.
    Carolina BorbergJuly 20, 2014
    Head there for the early happy hour Saturday at 4:30 pm so you get to seat at the bar!
  • Bianca Lo
    Bianca LoJuly 8, 2014
    Get the fire roasted oysters, don't get the clam linguine
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichJune 30, 2014
    My favorite bartenders Manny & Sean. I used to live next door and everyone should always get their 3 course for lunch ($20). Happy Hour is great but y'all better go early!
  • Cristina B.
    Cristina BonillaJune 14, 2014
    I'd definitely suggest the gnocchi with blue crab and truffle, the passion fruit sorbet is delightful as well. Waiter sucked, he thought he was above it, and stuffy patrons. Food is delish overall!
  • Mody S.
    Mody SuarezJune 14, 2014
    This place is a must!!!! Oysters are fresh and a large variety of them. The food here is great especially the gnocchi & blue crab. Happy hour is the best 1/2$
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaMay 29, 2014
    Crab cakes 100%. MUST. Tuna tartar was nothing special, calamari great. Chocolate mousse cake excellent.
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieMarch 13, 2014
    Oysters-ask your server and get a variety. Grilled octopus, grouper with scotch bonnet vinaigrette.
  • Virginia
    VirginiaFebruary 12, 2014
    While the unlimited mimosa deal at brunch is tempting, the What's Up Doc (ginger, carrot juice, orange juice, and gin) is where it's at. Plus, you'll only need two to get the job done.
  • Kattia H.
    Kattia HernandezJanuary 21, 2014
    The guava cheescake is amazing!
  • jenny z.
    jenny zDecember 15, 2013
    Half off oysters during happy hr (till 7p), even on the weekends!
  • melbier
    melbierOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jamon Serrano is amazing!!!!!
  • Mauri G.
    Mauri GustafsonOctober 15, 2013
    Kale salad is life changing. 🙏
  • miamism
    miamismSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When it comes to Oysters, I'm usually a Kumamoto fan but you need to try Coromandels from New Zealand!! Yummm
  • Leslie n.
    Leslie navarroSeptember 1, 2013
    Come for happy hour hour and have moon shoal oysters for $1.50/e. best oysters in town.
  • Leslie n.
    Leslie navarroSeptember 1, 2013
    Must try the coconut cake!
  • Daniela B.
    Daniela BaggiaAugust 30, 2013
    The cobia was delicious! And the rum-soaked coconut cream cake was to die for! Yum
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas P.July 7, 2013
    You don't get too many bad cooked meals here.
  • In NYC
    In NYCJuly 5, 2013
    Get the Scallop Tiradito. Amazing!
  • Penny M.
    Penny May-LehrerJune 20, 2013
    Do whatever Edwin says! Oysters divine! Blackened redfish wonderful! Blueberry mash awesome! The best!
  • David E.
    David EadsJune 4, 2013
    The tip on the mushroom flatbread is dead on - order it! Plus the grilled oysters w Manchego are the best thing I've eaten in a while. Omg. Lastly the grilled octopus is really good.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FitzgeraldApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Miami's hidden gem for amazing local and organic cuisine; the Blue Tip oysters from the LI Sound simply cannot be beat!
  • Gabrielle C.
    Gabrielle ClarkApril 16, 2013
    Coconut lemongrass mussels. Yum!!!
  • Jess W.
    Jess WhooApril 12, 2013
    The snapper was one of the best snapper dishes I've ever had!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GaborApril 10, 2013
    Fire roasted oysters (topped with cheese and a slice of chorizo ) are. MUST!
  • Crisie S.
    Crisie SerarolsFebruary 17, 2013
    East coast oysters are the best! West coast oysters flavor is very strong.
  • Maria V.
    Maria VictoriaJanuary 31, 2013
    Mussels with coconut milk +lemon grass & chile..to die for
  • Lele S.
    Lele SegoviaOctober 26, 2012
    Great food, try the meatballs.
  • Sherry W.
    Sherry WagerOctober 25, 2012
    My hubby & I totally enjoyed this lunch! Stone crabs pricey...but they always are!
  • JamiMiami
    JamiMiamiSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour. Oysters are half-price. If you like oysters, order the coromandel oysters and you will not go wrong. Also the Sicilian sliders are a meal.
  • SLICK
    SLICKSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Oysters. & Cocktails.
  • Liza W.
    Liza WaltonSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite neighborhood spot. A River Thyme and Clams Casino, and I'm a happy girl!
  • Axis B.
    Axis BrickellJuly 5, 2012
    oysters are half price on Sundays!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeJune 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Brussle Sprouts
  • Related G.
    Related GroupJune 7, 2012
    Organic and fresh, the seafood here is to die for!
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MarshJune 6, 2012
    I am madly in love with this place. Music, staff and food all great. Try the special - I had rabbit sausage and it was excellent.
  • Kakum M.
    Kakum MoreanJune 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour on Thursday. A sure bet.
  • Kévin R.
    Kévin RApril 23, 2012
    I love this place, the Oysters are the best
  • Amor S.
    Amor SantanaMarch 28, 2012
    Best bartender here Amanda. Awesome food and drinks
  • Michael S.
    Michael SMarch 27, 2012
    Come for the happy hour sit at the bar!!
  • Albany C.
    Albany CMarch 19, 2012
    Their pineapple upside down cake is to die for!
  • LOUIS A.
    LOUIS AGUIRREMarch 4, 2012
    Excellent! Excellent! From the ocean right to your plate. Fresh, organic, & delicious. The toffee cake is the perfect ending to a truly delicious meal.
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RenzFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Saturday Happy Hour! But shhhhh, it's a secret!
  • @kdeamat ™.
    @kdeamat ™February 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Of course The River offers Riazul Tequila, don't leave here without sipping on the Anejo!
  • @kdeamat ™.
    @kdeamat ™February 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of Miami's most exclusive spots offers Riazul Tequila! Don't leave here without sipping on the Anejo!
  • M F.
    M FieldsJanuary 20, 2012
    I love their happy hour! Oysters half price!!!!
  • Vanessa H.
    Vanessa HernandezJanuary 14, 2012
    Happy Hour..1/2 priced oysters!
  • miamism
    miamismJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is hot and cold - We've gotten better service at the bar than at a table. Food is good and so ate the oysters... Be ready to wait
  • Kunur P.
    Kunur PatelJanuary 3, 2012
    Half off oysters happy hour. Happy indeed. 430-7p.
  • Stas K.
    Stas KDecember 21, 2011
    Try canoe lagoon oysters.... The best. Blue point also deserve your attention...
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 6, 2011
    Come here for mostly local and organic cuisine… and a killer ambiance. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Allen A.
    Allen AlvarezNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Tina Tartar, Thai Ribs, Mushroom Flatbread, Short Rib Tacos, Steamed Pork Buns, Fire Roasted Oysters, Meatball Sliders, and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.
  • Gabrielle S.
    Gabrielle SantanaSeptember 29, 2011
    Awesome Chocolate Moose Cake if you have room for dessert <3
  • Jason V.
    Jason VelvetSeptember 23, 2011
    Try the paella ! It is,fantastic
  • Brian M.
    Brian MorrisseySeptember 4, 2011
    Paella is great. Fresh fish. Do it.
  • Tobias G.
    Tobias GillbergSeptember 3, 2011
    Good and fresh Seafood !
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CruzJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar menu during happy hour is the funk
  • Jake W.
    Jake WattJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for Ricotto sauce to go with the best oysters in MIA!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    With half-priced oysters during Happy Hour, it's definitely a great spot to check out for drinks and fresh seafood. Other offerings include a seafood paella, lobster pot pie and bacon-wrapped shrimp.
  • Kyla L.
    Kyla LevyMay 31, 2011
    Sundays 1/2 price oysters until 7!
  • Joanna T.
    Joanna TewfikMay 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite happy hours. Hands down. The mushroom flat bread is a must!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CoronaMay 16, 2011
    1/2 price oysters and drinks during happy hour!!!
  • Donald P.
    Donald PatzMarch 4, 2011
    The bar here is great!
  • nicktex ..
    nicktex .February 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Penn cove oysters. Amazing...
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 14, 2011
    A seasonal menu packs 'em in nightly, especially during happy hour when working stiffs, foodies and hipsters flock here to indulge in the freshest oysters south of the Puget Sound. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Chris C.
    Chris C.December 22, 2010
    Oyster po' boys - DO IT.
  • Kadija B.
    Kadija BanguraOctober 10, 2010
    The ambiance is fantastic, the food is excellent, but as a server myself I can say that the server was not welcoming or attentive.
  • Benjamin F.
    Benjamin ForbesSeptember 6, 2010
    Seafood is a must.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    Local foodies love this upscale tavern not only for the oysters but also for the beef, lamb, and seafood dishes. Fine wines and specialty beers are also a major draw.
  • Tony M.
    Tony MattaAugust 21, 2010
    Fantastic place for lunch, drinks, or dinner
  • nicktex ..
    nicktex .July 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great bar scene
  • CruisineTV C.
    Try their Dark and Stormy: Ginger Beer & Gosling's Rum. This drink is popular in Barbados and the Bahamas, according to my intel.
  • Kier M.
    Kier MatthewsMay 13, 2010
    Great food. Service was very slow.
  • Stefan E.
    Stefan EtienneMarch 19, 2010
    Great place. Little pricey for some stuff though.
  • Gabriela L.
    tudo irado. gnocchi com lagosta é brilhante ♡
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara CastilloDecember 22, 2015
    Los ostiones están maravillosos! El crabcake delicioso! Excelente ambiente y agradable servicio
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