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Ocean Grill New York
Ocean Grill New York

Ocean Grill New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceangrill.com
  • Phone: (212) 579-2300
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm Sunday: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The fish was really excellent. Other things, like bread, salad, beverages were all good. The service was prompt without getting in the way. Another good thing is the space between tables is sufficient to allow a semi-private conversation."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Raw tower was excellent, gf's skate a special for restaurant week was not edible, it tasted of ammonia which is a sure sign of old fish. Up side is they did not charge us for her "meal""
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food was well prepared with fresh ingredients. The kale caesar salad was flavorful and not overly dressed- I personally would have preferred more anchovy. The California and Spider rolls were pleasant; however, my wife who requires a gluten-free accommodation, did not get rice with her raw bar sampling nor did she get feta cheese with her watermelon and cucumber salad. She did request the feta again and it was provided without a problem. Although the food was good and well prepared, it would seem that the staff should be better trained on special diets related to medical conditions. I would imagine requests for such accommodations are not uncommon on the Upper West Side of NYC. Service was otherwise friendly and responsive."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Except for the size of the check $150 for 2 persons with one glass of wine and a shared desert, it was a pleasant experience...."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The seafood tower for two was perfectly adequate with a small starter salad."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had lunch there during restaurant week. RW menu was rather succinct, but adequate and we had no issue making our picks. There were no misses in the food. Salmon was fresh and perfectly cooked, the grilled shrimp plump, plentiful, and nicely charred with no trace of dryness, and both desserts (choice of 2...) quite tasty. Service was both attentive and laid back, and we lingered a bit over coffee to finish off a leisurely lunch on a hot summer day."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very good sea shells tower to share. Excellent ceviche. Good wine. Good atmosphere. Nice place were your dad is taking you for your birthday"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Staff is great, always a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is good but has become a little too "cookie cutter" (to use a food related term). Kitchen needs a little excitement boost."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Really excellent service, very Ho-hum food. My ravioli were good, but drowned in a thick, sugary sauce. The best thing we ate were the French fries! My friend ordered salmon well done--it came slimy and undercooked. The waitress was great about it. Offered to make a new piece of fish. After a very long wait, the plate came back with the old piece of fish, now over cooked. Probably they just stuck it back into a microwave! For a place specialized in fish, you would expect much better."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The staff and manager were kind and accommodating, but I was disappointed in my food. The chicken in the grilled chicken salad wasn't cooked well enough and there was a visible piece of fat on the chicken, which I didn't like. Also they need more than 1 waiter for the outside tables. This was Sunday brunch and it was full."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "considerate service, food delicious, not too loud to prevent conversation"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is on my regular brunch short-list but this experience was sub-par. The waitstaff are always stellar but our waiter was barely audible to the point that when he approached the table no-one realized he had spoken and rather than repeating the question he just stood there staring at us, which was awkward. He mentioned he usually works night-shift and it showed. I ordered Eggs Benedict- the ham was stone cold and the fries were lukewarm. We sent it back and the replacement was much better. The waiter didn't apologize and seemed generally irritated. He gave us the wrong bill and when we go the right one they comped us some drinks and gave us a discount, which I appreciate but overall this was not my best experience at Ocean Grill."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, food and service. If you love seafood and sushi, you'll love this place. Highly recommend the spring roll, yellowtail sushi roll and ravioli appetizer."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As usual the food was simply delicious! And we could actually converse with our friends without shouting... A rarity at a lot ofNYC restaurants! But I must say the service was not up to the usual standards. Our waiter had too many tables to serve. Maybe they're cutting back on staff? And the fellow who served appetizers which in our case was sushi either couldn't find chopsticks and soy sauce or was too hassled to bring them in a timely manner so we all sat there staring at our beautiful plates with our tongues hanging out! When he finally did bring them he kind of threw them at us!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times before. The food was good but the menu changes were disappointing. Other then in sushi, they removed tuna from the menu. They removed my favorite, Sesame Crusted Tuna, and they also removed tuna from the Simply Grilled menu. Since the only fish I eat is tuna and swordfish (which they don't offer), I ended up eating veal which was good but not why I would go to a seafood restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very attractive place for lunch. Good food and service."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Columbus Avenue has become a foodie magnet near the Museum of Natural History. In that sense my wife, her business partner and I had a wonderful dinner. It is someplace we will go again. We ate indoors, though there is al fresco dining. Staff was friendly and knowledgable. Portions were generous."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Just another solid experience...as usual, shellfish was perfectly chilled and obviously fresh, timely and courteous service throughout, as reliable as a fine restaurant can be."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "It is summer. I wanted simple - steamed lobster with butter. I feared the mess but was ready to suck it in. Ocean Grill accommodated. 2 of us shared a 3 pound lobster, which our server offered to de-shell. Yes, I said..and divine it was. Shrimps cocktail, passable salad, but oh that lobster, in that warm butter. My go to place for this meal whenever the spirit moves me."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great quality food and excellent ambience. The appetizers were a bit expensive vis a vis the size of the portions."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been to the Ocean Grill on several occasions and have always enjoyed the experience. After visiting the New York Histiorical Society, our party of four wanted an early lunch. We were all pleased with the food and the service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared tuna. Great desserts. But of all, exceptional service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Everyone is friendly, pleasant, and helpful. The only minus is the noise level and as a group of five I wish we would have had a larger table. We felt quite crowded and that detracted from the overall enjoyment of the experience. The large room (I call it the photo room) would have been preferable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "called in advance to order a special dessert we were celebrating two milestones . Made sure it was typed into my reservation on the computer. Our silverwear had dirty rice on it when we sat down. new menu has small plates (at the same prices) that left us hungry. No special dessert served. I checked with the hostess on the way out it was right there on the computer for anyone who looked. When your fav place no longer has outstanding service or food it's time to spend your hard earned money elsewhere. :("
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have not been there quite awhile and so happy we returned. Good and service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very elegant. pretty restaurant with outside seating - perfect for a special occasion. Attentive service. lobster and shrimp rolls were exceptional."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The menu changed since our last visit but the sushi, sashimi , and fish selections were plentiful and varied. Service was top notch."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The most consistently excellent oyster experience on the planet."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family and I have dined at Ocean Grill several times for special occasions and we have usually had a great experience. Was disappointed that there was an half hour wait for our table even though we had reservations through Open Table. Staff apologetic but we had rushed to get there early so that there was no waiting involved. No more parting gift of freshly baked muffins...too bad since that was a nice touch to the dining experience. Menu was different and not sure if this was just for Fathers Day or not. Preferred the previous menu. Dessert was delicious and server was attentive!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I loved Ocean Grill in the past. It was my special occasion place to go. 2 birthdays in a row. But.....a friend and I met this past Sat for a nice meal and were disappointed. Food wasn't as good. Service not as good and sadly ambience not as good. Not sure what changed but not planning to come back. For those prices, I expect more"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had the most delightful dining experience at the Ocean Grill. We arrived early for our reservation, so my group of 7 had a drink at the bar. The bartender saw we were in a festive mood and asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. We said yes; it was an important graduation. After we ordered, she provided us a complimentary appetizer. We then had dinner, which was great. The bartender must have told the maitre'd about us because after dinner, he sent a complimentary flute of champagne for each of us and came by the table to express his congratulations. It was a lovely gesture and capped a delightful evening. Good job, Ocean Grill!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Been coming here for years....always enjoyed it. Shrunken menu, poor presentation on main course...they didn't just lower the prices, they lowered the quality too... Best thing was the lobster/shrimp appetizer roll...but that is not a dinner. Surprised and disappointed"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "They have changed the menu since my last visit. Menu difficult to read, choices limited and not appetizing. Waitress was overly attentive to the point of being annoying."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great seafood and sushi! Service in the dining room was much better than the bar area. Managers were noticeably attentive to customers in the dining areas The foodies quality and consistent for many years"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was cold, plain and simple. I would not go back, expensive and not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Always good food and service, but if you don't want a very noisy place, sit in the photo room!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food is consistent and always top quality Price fixe lunch was a great bargain! Service was slow at the bar"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Ocean Grill continues to serve good food with good service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Been here a number of times and the food is always consistent. Service was okay, very nice waitress but she seemed a little overwhelmed. Food came out very fast, almost too fast but was very good. Great sushi. Complimentary dessert for my wife's birthday, a very nice touch."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The table service was a bit off but the overall experience was positive. This was my second time dining here and I will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014