Ocean Grill New York
Ocean Grill New York

Ocean Grill New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceangrill.com/
  • Phone: (212) 579-2300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Full service off-site catering can be accommodate. Contact Special Events at 212-331-0328 or events@brguest.com for information.
  • Special Events: Docked across the street from the Museum of Natural History, and steps from Central Park, Ocean Grill is the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, showers, graduations, wedding receptions and other special occasions.

    To inquire large groups, semi-private dining or restaurant buyouts please contact our special events team at 212-331-0328 or email events@brguestinc.com.

    Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 78th Street
  • Public Transit: 1 train to 79th Street and A, B, C, & D trains to 81st Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Several public lots in the area, plus street parking depending on time and day.
A word from Ocean Grill New York
Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill has been a staple for Upper West Side seafood lovers for years. Sample daily selections from the Raw and Sushi bars, paired with a featured wine and other fresh seafood. Feeling creative? Ocean Grill allows you to create your own meal with our daily list of Simply Grilled Fish served with your choice of sauce and seasonal side dish. Relax in the candle-lit lounge or refined dining area that resembles a luxury liner, complete with oversized mirrors and round porthole windows looking into the kitchen. The adjacent photo room is lined with retro black and white seaside snapshots and is a perfect spot for romance or celebration and as always kids are welcome.
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Ocean Grill New York reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (130)fit for foodies (89)special occasion (73)great for brunch (59)great for outdoor dining (46)great for lunch (45)good for groups (42)romantic (33)notable wine list (26)kid-friendly (20)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (9)scenic view (6)Show More
  • babyVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Have eaten here many times but the last 2 times were very disappointing. They were very unhelpful as far as dealing with my food allergies, was told there were no substitutions I couldn't order the seared tuna because they were unwilling to make any change in the side dishes and could only order the grilled tuna and have stringbeans. Why they couldn't have done that with the seared tuna is beyond me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaddogVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Ate in the bar because it had a more happening feel to it. Sushi is very bland but the Brussel sprouts and Kale Caesar were yummy. Our waitress was very attentive and immediately replaced and comped our overcooked edemame (which was overcooked the 2nd time too) Nice neighborhood fish place and good outdoor dining in the warm weather
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Hudeemer
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    One of my favorite restaurant love the food, ambiance and the service is impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but noisy.
    Emmyfa
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food was delicious. Our reservation was for 1pm and we were seated at 1 pm even though the place was packed. I would say it was perfect except that I am sensitive to noise and it was noisy but since it was filled to the brim that is to be expected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    WPCyclist
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very good ambiance. Highly recommend, especially for Sunday brunch since the restaurant takes reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean grill always deliver
    Baatmann
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Enjoyed Ocean Grill for the second time. Just as good as the first time. Perfect for seafood. Oysters are really good. Really good ambiance. Quieter earlier in the evening but late night noise no problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great oysters and sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    a good neighborhoood restaurant. The oysters are fantastic and the sushi is very good too. Unfortunately the lobster mac and cheese is no longer on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time was had by all.
    Stretch
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had perfectly grilled fish, delicious drinks and wine, and outstanding service. It was pretty noisy, as usual. The sushi was the only disappointment--it was not to the high standards we've come to expect over the years from Ocean Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So good, we came back 2 days later.
    gardener
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    OCEAN GRILL had been recommended by friends, mostly for its convenient proximity to the American Museum of Natural History. Don't let dinosaurs be your only excuse for a visit to this smart and friendly eatery. The raw bar is superb. The "plainly prepared" fish of the day makes ordering anything else an unfair advantage to the "anything else." But give the whole menu consideration. Charming, efficient staff; friendly fellow diners. Wanted to bring the whole place home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oysters
    sammyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food, service and general atmosphere - all terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints!
    Frostilas
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Ocean Grill is one of our favorite places to go for a special dinner in New York. The food is always creatively developed and presented and the specials are always truly unique. The chef puts together gorgeous flavor combinations that blend together beautifully to make even the fussiest of us cheer! The staff from the front desk to the wait staff are always pleasant and go out of their way to make everything perfect. So many restaurants in New York try to make you feel that you are lucky they let you dine there- not Ocean Grill- its the perfect combination of great food and warm welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing again
    ThincerVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Waiter had a bored and irritated demeanor food was overpriced, over salted and left me with indigestion. Sushi is a pathetic comparison to several nearby places last time I will be going here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and great environ
    Strawsie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We met old friends and were seated in a corner booth where it was easy to talk and enjoy the delicious meal. The Chilean Sea Bass, Halibut and Salmon were all enjoyed. The spring rolls were a great app. Lava cake was perfectly ooey. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything one needs
    bambi2
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Special evening made even more so from the pleasant good evening at the door right up to our leaving. Scott our waiter was very knowledgeable and very pleasent from our drinks,starters,meal selection and desert. The food was excellent and thank you again for making our 51st. anniversary a pleasent one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoanVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Too loud and hectic. Couldn't even hear my companion speak.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to the service
    Dodie
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have been going to Ocean Grill for years. For some reason the service was awful this one time. Seemed like they were either short staffed or dropped the ball on our table. I will go back since this was not typical
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A reliable spot.
    LicsVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A good stand-by in a neighborhood lacking in great spots. It's a big place so finding a table is easy but it still remains charming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Seafood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, great service. Too noisy for my taste but not unusual these days. One note: they don't seat you unless your entire party is present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Delicious cocktails And food, branzino was extra special and the fries.Best oysters ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We did have a great dinner and the food was fresh and delicious. Only downside was we were so rushed by the service with eating our food. Also, I think our server was very new. She was friendly but not very attentive. The general experience was very nice and the host was extremely helpful in getting a cab as it was pouring rain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional in every way
    NYCAngelsVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was as good as any I have had at any restaurant, especially when it came to the perfection with which the salmon and sea bass were prepared and presented. It made a special celebration even better. The service was great. We noted several food allergies and the entire staff was on watch it seemed for us, every item was reviewed with the kitchen to be sure (catching things like the fact that truffle fries get cooked in a frier that also has shellfish in it sometimes, etc.). The plates had notes on the allergy care even as they came out. The attention to detail was so refreshing. The atmosphere is great, very elegant, with a good noise level, and yet really good (but quiet background) dance music if you listen closely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, gracious and plenty!
    FAITHVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We selected Ocean Grill for its fantastic brunch. We were not disappointed! The crab cakes Benedict, which were served on a bed of spinach and side of fresh greens, were exceptionally delicious! I have eaten there for dinner and always enjoy the arrary of fresh seafood - the towers are truly good! We suffered a delay in the delivery of our meal, which the restaurant generously apologized for by "treating" us to our meal! The place was brimming with guests of all ages and had yet a air of comfort and simply chic. A well priced menu for a fine place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fan!tastic
    eat4love
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It was a short menu, but everything we ordered was excellent. Highly recommended the chicken and the grilled market fish, this time was a branzino. Autumn sundae was the most delicious dessert. The service was great. It was a very nice experience. Not too loud, it was Monday, holiday, for lunch. Not many people, so not noisy at all. The place is nicely decorated with framed photos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous brunch
    JMcWVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The brunch was priced well and delicious. Many perfect egg dishes. The crab eggs benedict was wonderful! There is a very good selection of sushi as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Concert night
    SaturdayVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My husband and I ate here before a concert at the Beacon. The food was terrific. He had swordfish and I had the sea bass special. So perfectly prepared and Mark our waiter was attentive, friendly and efficient. Great experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaneyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went for lunch at 1:00 on Saturday. Two of us ordered the seafood salad for $20.00; it was mainly lettuce with little of substance to eat. When we requested more small rolls, there were none left. Very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood
    NYClunch
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the soup, a squash purée, and a sushi roll. It is nice to be able to find a delicious lunch that has a small amount of food, so you don't feel stuffed. If you want more you can tack on another sushi order. My friend had the Cobb salad and that looked great too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
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    Dined on 10/3/2014
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    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service
    hopper1008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Classy restaurant in the nicest area of the Upper West, right across the Museum of Natural History. Great seafood options for any occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific lunch!
    serabv
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Four of us celebrated a friend's birthday. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A seafood delight!
    apteditor
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    There were 3 of us & everything we ordered was perfection. I have food sensitivities & they were able to accommodate by making a couple of special tweaks for me. The pre fix lunch special includes 3 courses for around $25 which was a very reasonable price. The day we were served started with a heirloom tomato soup, a grilled shrimp entree & ended with a white chocolate cheese cake. The service was very attentive while not being intrusive. A very special lunch experience for my family visiting from out of town. Will definitely need to have dinner there in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing experience
    saraVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Ocean Grill has gone downhill. From the bread which used to be great to the mains, the food was barely passable. Since the prices rival those of numerous good restaurants in the neighborhood, I won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Enjoyed an early dinner here before a show at the Beacon. Our evening started with cocktails, followed by ultra fresh oysters, apps then sea bass and bronzini. Everything was very good and we'd dine here often if we lived nearby. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Ocean Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have eaten here for years and it is always one of my favorite restaurants on the UWS. The menu has gotten a lot smaller but the food is delicious and the service is always on point. I just love to dine at Ocean Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    PapapatVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another great meal. We both had the Chilean Sea Bass which was superb. Great service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Toomad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took my parents and my young kids for dinner. Loved it, and they were surprisingly nice to the kids even though it's a serious dinner place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pre theater
    ShyDiVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    we went before a councert at the Beacon Theater. Food was great. I had clams on the half shell chileed and fresh. My friend had a salad with tomato and blue cheese and he loved it. then I had the Chilean Sea bass which was delicious and he had Salmon with smokey bacon. Dessert and coffee made it just perfect Might just make it a destination next time. It was that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Seafood, Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My family and I just ate here and had a wonderful experience. If you enjoy seafood and excellent service then this is a great place for you. Our table of 6 shared a seafood tower consisting of lobster, oysters, clams, king crab, mussels and shrimp and it was excellent. Very fresh and high quality and a generous portion for $128 (when compared to other towers in the city, definitely better value here). Entrees were well prepared as well - more fish and steak dishes. The desserts (especially cheesecake and coffee ice cream sundae) were delicious as well. Our waitress in the main dining room was excellent and she handled my quirky, somewhat garrulous family really well. Highly recommended We will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Sushi
    SnackTime
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Delicious sushi options.highly recommend the sushi sampler.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny Hot Spot
    tablesedge9
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great outdoor seating for brunch. Stairs a problem for our elderly Mom, but they sat us outside which was perfect. Across from Natural History Museum and Farmers Market on a sunny Sunday. Lobster cocktail fabulous. Everything else, eggs benedict and lobster shrimp roll were good. Service a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic