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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was a wonderful atmosphere, a local gem, the food was amazing, and the service was great, we were visiting New York, but came to the restaurant on a recommendation from a client that lived there, so glad we did!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Fantastic, cold, perfect 3 different Eastern oysters. Great meal."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "As usual, their food was fresh and well-seasoned. Its a bit noisy and crowded, even early on a Sunday evening (5:30) so try to go @ off hours. Its well-located near the Museum of Natural History. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great experience over all. The staff was increidbly accomodating and freindly. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Been there before many times but not in recent years. The food is still eceptional, the service polite and attentitive, but even in the quieter room (walled with photographs) it is difficult to hear one' companion. Best to go on a quiet afternoon or late evening, for a chance of a less frenetic meal and conversation that a Thursday night."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Seafood as always great; service is excellent ( the waitress and maitre d' couldn't have been nicer.) HOwever, the noise level in the front room was unbearable. There were one or two large tables; there were no rugs to deaden the sound . It was crowded & my dining companion and I were almost yelling to be heard for the majority of the meal. We finally sloe to the maitre d' and he was kind enough to give us a table in the other room where we just chilled out. What a relief."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Recently I had a business lunch at Ocean Grill. I've been here many times but never really experienced their sushi. After having a fresh and interesting salad, My colleague and I feasted on their sushi. Not only was it fresh it was truly exceptional . Our server was instrumental in helping us choose rolls that were out of the mainstream yet very tasty. She was also extremely professional and polite. I will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We celebrated an anniversary and law school graduation andhad a very good dinner. The sushi, in particular, was delicious and creative, and the fish generally was very good. The molten chocolate cake was yummy. Amazingly, knowing about our celebrations, the restaurant started the meal with a complimentary bottle of champagne - which made the entire evening very special. It was done with a very gracious and elegant touch and we loved it."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Special kudos to our server Jovette for contibuting to an enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went to Ocean Grill with a colleagues or lunch on a weekend. I ordered the Prix Fixe. The food was excellent although I would have liked to have seen an additional choice of entrée and desert on the Prix Fixe menu. The price was very reasonable and includes coffee or tea."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We took fussy friends from out-of-town here for dinner. They were over-the-moon about how good the food was. The price/value is outstanding as well. We'll all be back."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I was rather disappointed in not seeing the blackened swordfish on the menu. It was a favorite of mine. The menu and chef have changed and not for the better. Sadly, the sea bass was bland and I was not thrilled with the entree choices. We have been coming here for a long time and we were always quite satisfied. I must also comment about the fumes from the grill coming out of the kitchen. The air was very strong and had that smokey smell.I t was almost burning my eyes. I t went throughout the restaurant but worse in the back where we were sitting. Unfortunately I was not thrilled with the dining experience and we'll need to look elsewhere for seafood now. Bring back the old chef !"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were able to get a quick reservation at Ocean after our other plans changed. We were not disappointed! The maki rolls were terrific and the lobster bisque. The service was a bit brusque, but professional nonetheless. I would return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A few years ago my wife and I dined at the Blue Water Grill in New York City for the second time and had a second excellent dinner. So when I noticed the Ocean Grill was owned by the same tiny chain I assumed the experience would be just as good. We weren't disappointed. The salmon and bass were both tender and flavorful and the sauces were just right. The dinner rolls were to die for. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful and efficient. I'd go back. And I'd recommend trying both restaurants!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "First two bottles of wine selected (California Chardonnay, then French white Burgandy) were unavailable. Finally just went with a half bottle of pinot, having missed the appetizer entirely. The pinot was fully room temperature - disappointing."
    Dined on 5/17/2014