Ocean Grill New York
Exceptional serviceThe food was great but more importantly I experienced some of the best service I've ever had. I don't say that lightly as I've been to a ton of restaurants. I came for lunch to celebrate a graduation and was made to feel very special by the waiter and manager.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysLoved the tiered seafood dish. Cerviche was amazing. Lovevthe going sway muffins.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DindinOrdered: diablo roll, crispy soft shell crab roll,lobster and shrimp spring rolls, calamari and blackened swordfish. Food and service were EXCELLENT. Had no room for dessert, but server was kind enough to give us a couple of apple crumb muffins to take home.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sushi ever!Fresh, imaginative, flavorful. A true work of art. The wait staff is knowledgable and professional, the food top notch, but the noise level is quite energetic so it can compete with conversation.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good MealAs always, Ocean Grill (or for that matter any of Steve Hanson's restaurants) serves a great meal. Prices have gone up quite a bit, but they have everywhere. The only reason I am not giving them five stars is because they didn't give out the muffins they usually do at the end of the meal, and that was disappointing, as those are always great for breakfast the next morning....6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than I had imaginedI wanted to try this restaurant for a while and it easily lived up to the billing. Fresh seafood with attentive staff. I would go back6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice ExperienceThe staff was very attentive to the needs of my group. Our table was ready at the time of my reservation and we tried a variety of different seafood options...all good. There were a couple of complimentary items to taste provided by the chef and all were nice little additions!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh seafoodThe service was perfect as the waitpeople brought us our wine, food and beverages in a timely manner. They didn't rush us and the food was served hot and was beautifully plated.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpanking fresh fishFood was fabulous - 3 of us had the special salmon with lovely complementary vegetable puréed. Waitress was very helpful in her recommendations and attentive. Noise was manageable in the left section right against the wall. One of our favorites!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and ambiance is excellent.Food and ambiance is excellent. Service was lacking as the waiters spent more time talking to each other than tending to guests.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchThe gazpacho soup, the strawberry rhubarb pancakes, and the "spring in your step" cocktail all get very high marks.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb in every wayHad dinner on Saturday and sat outside at Table 100 - liked the area with its privacy as it was quiet and well accomodated my small service dog. Magnificent food, service and attention.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a special dining experienceMy favorite restaurant. Not just for the food but the ambiance makes it a beautiful place to celebrate special occasions and get togethers with friends or a romantic dinner for two.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are eager to return!Had dinner at Ocean Grill after the Sunday matinee at a nearby theater. Had wanted to try this restaurant for some time as I love seafood and read such positive reviews. We were very pleased with our experience. The service was spectacular and the entree and salad were exceptional. Everything was fresh, well prepared, nicely presented, and tasty. We look forward to returning to Ocean Grill.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLovelyThey're was a table of loud people celebrating a birthday next to us but luckily they left 10 minutes after our arrival.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite!Ocean Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, never disappoints on service or food. Delish!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Seafood!My family and I came here for our last meal out on our trip to NYC. The food, service, ambience - all were great. One of the best blackened swordfish dishes I have ever eaten!
I would absolutely come here again!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo loud and rushedI hadn't been here in years, but we decided to go for brunch. It was no better than eating in a diner. We were rushed in and out. The tables are too close together. The food was good, but it's not a relaxing place. They appeared to want to get people in and out as fast as possible.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb eveningI was so happy with my experience at Ocean Grill and our server Trevor was fantastic! We were treated very well and my friends were very impressed. I would highly recommend Ocean Grill and I look forward to going back soon.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. Our waiterExcellent service. Our waiter Paul S. was THE BEST. He made our dining experience extra special.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was lackingAlthough the food was very good, the service was lacking. We felt as though we were an abandond table. They never came by to check on our food, they continually gave us the wrong dishes and they never took away used glasses. By the end of the meal, I literally was reaching around glasses to get to the desserts.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurantI would recommend Ocean Grill to anyone visiting the city. The food and the service were outstanding. I celebrated my graduation there and we really could not have chosen a better place for this occasion. I'm still astonished by how well we were looked after by the restaurant's staff. Ocean Grill is definitely one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outThis restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint! The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful! Prior to eating, we took a walk through Central Park West, which was a beautiful start to a lovely evening.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad guests visiting who requestedHad guests visiting who requested "seafood" or "brunch food" or some combination for Saturday lunch. Immediately thought of Ocean Grill and was glad I did. All four of us ordered Eggs Benedict - two traditional benedict, and two crabcake benedict. Excellent! For a mid-day drink, I recommend the bloody mary - perfect amount of spice and great flavor. Service, as always, was very good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at this restaurantWe have eaten at this restaurant before and enjoyed our experience. However, this time, although the food and service were good, they couldn't seem to regulate the air conditioning. It was a cold and rainy night for May, but they had the air on. We asked them to lower it quite a few times, and although they did, it would go back on 10 minutes later. We did notice quite a few other diners asked them to lower it too. There were quite a few diners having to eat with their jackets and sweaters on. Not a comfortable experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday dinner!The food was amazing (try their maki rolls, we had one with some sort of hot chili oil, pineapple and avocado, which was amazing) and the service very welcoming. The only "issue" was the noise level, which was very high (we dined at 20.00 on a Saturday) and it was difficult to have a conversation (especially since I'm a little hard of hearing). I had asked to sit in an area with the lowest noise level and they placed us near the bar, which wasn't the best, but there were no other tables available. Nevertheless, our server and the manager came out with creme brulee, chocolate soufflé and walnut ice cream (on the house) on account that it was my birthday, very appreciated!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably greatOcean Grill is one of my go-to seafood restaurants. This time an out- of -town friend and I had oysters and maki rolls and oohed and aahed through the meal.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent preparation of fish.Excellent preparation of fish. The thing to have here, as the name suggests.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Adult Family MealTook my parents here for their birthdays. It was the perfect place to bring them. It was a mature scene, friendly service, and the tables were nicely spread out. They gave us some great muffins to go and a taste of soup which were really nice touches. Great night overall.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE OCEAN GRILLI love Ocean Grill more and more thanks to the marvelous staff and the amazing food. I bring all my out of town guests there and it never fails to impress. The seafood towers are the perfect way to start a festive evening and the lobsters are simply out of this world! If you aren't in a lobster mood, the simply grilled branzino is terrific choice and then there is the sushi...YUM!!!!! It all adds up to a great time in a great restaurant!!! The UWS is lucky to have Ocean Grill!!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Mother's Day brunch hereThoroughly enjoyed mother's day brunch. Very busy but the staff was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce AgainThank you for always serving me and my friends a great meal.
The food is always amazing and the service is always quick, friendly and accommodating.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers dayThey did a great job on a very busy day. Food was wonderful. Took 2 children (3 & 10) and they love the food as well. Waiter was very attentive and very knowledge of the menus. It's a great local spot we hadn't been there for 5 years and it was just was good as we remember. The food is great.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Mothers DayI think everyone had the same idea - Mothers Day at Ocean Grill. Although it was super crowded, jam packed and a little noisy this restaurant was superb. From the moment we walked in the door the staff was extremely helpful and assisted me in getting my little 6 month old in and settled (stroller, high chair, stairs). The food was amazing from the shellfish tower to the lobster popover. Everyone in my family was highly satisfied with their meal. I look forward to my next visit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mother and I had a wonderfulMy mother and I had a wonderful experience here, enjoying both the food and service! We gave the sushi a try (which I am not a seafood person at all) and LOVED it. The waitress made a wonderful recommendation for us, the lobster roll, knowing that I did not really enjoy the texture of seafood and was not that crazy about idea of raw fish. My mother had eggs benedict, which she said was delicious! I ordered the cheeseburger and I think is the is only restaurant that has brought out a burger cooked the way I asked for it!
Very reasonably priced, excellent food and beautiful ambiance.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dinner experienceFood was delicious and staff were being very helpful and friendly. We come back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent !I have an excellent experience for the last 15 years, good food and good service !5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCompetent seafood restaurantPleasant seafood restaurant across the street from the Museum of Natural History, with nice outside tables. We had a rainbow maki and a Caesar salad for appetizers, simply grilled branzino, scallops, and snapper. The fish was fresh, but a bit overdone on the grill. Appetizers were very good. We had a nice Sancerre. It was a good choice fo our friends from Atlanta who wanted seafood. A tad overpriced for the value, but not exorbitant, and a very nice environment.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, slow serviceService was good but much too slow given the number of diners in the restaurant.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a bit noisy- whichalways a bit noisy- which means people are having fun...4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMlast minute birthday dinnerGreat place that I have been to many times before for summer afternoon drinks and seafood. This time it was a last minute pick to celebrate a birthday with a dear friend and the dinner was just perfect. Excellent service, atmosphere and food. We were both very happy.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been going to Ocean GrillI've been going to Ocean Grill for years and think it is excellent. The one thing that I do NOT like about it is that it has become a place where people with very young children come whereas in the past, many years ago, that wasn't the case. Children can be unruly and it does affect diners sitting nearby. I know NYC restaurants can't say "no children" but I would encourage places like Ocean Grill to "highly recommend" that children under 5 years of age be kept at home. That being said, I know NYC has also become a much more family friendly place to live. BUT - that doesn't mean that every high quality restaurant in the family neighborhood must be held hostage to the family friendly attitude - quiet romantic places would still be nice4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMlove ocean grill. br guestlove ocean grill. br guest a great restaurant group4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, food,Everything was great, food, service, and ambiance. We will definitely go back!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Sunday brunch - goodWent for Sunday brunch - good menu - very kid friendly. If children and strollers bother you, ask to be seated by the bar. Food and service good. I would return.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice!This was a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary before a show at the nearby Beacon Theater, but would also be a great place to come for a nice dinner "just because".
I had the fixed price menu and selected the lobster bisque, fish & chips, and creme brulee and all were delicious. My husband ordered a half dozen littlenecks to start and they were so fresh and perfect he immediately ordered another half dozen. He moved onto the striped bass with goat cheese gnocci which he felt lacked some flavor. We were treated to shots of roasted tomato soup before our dinner and muffins to take home for breakfast the next day at the end of our meal.
The staff was incredibly kind, friendly, and accomodating. I would definitely dine here again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect to see the sunsetPerfect to see the sunset on the Hudson river. The food is correct, waiters are nice and service quite fast.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood - raw tower - so fresh.Seafood - raw tower - so fresh. Lobster roll; pretzel bread; and moten chocolate desert with cappracino ice cream the best.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, very energeticGreat place, very energetic for all ages. Food is excellent!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of CPWGreat location, outstanding food. I've eaten here several times before and have always had a great meal. The blackened swordfish is a personal favorite! My only complaint is the noise, but that's to be expected of such a hopping place.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM