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
239 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (131)fit for foodies (90)special occasion (72)great for brunch (57)great for outdoor dining (51)great for lunch (44)good for groups (39)romantic (33)notable wine list (26)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Once again, fantastic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    Once again, fantastic food and wonderful service. One of our favorites for seafood!
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  • Terrific food - great suggestions
    JzeatsVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    Terrific food - great suggestions from the waiter. Coconut mahi mahi was outstanding. Good oysters too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Service from the moment we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    Service from the moment we walked in was outstanding. The lobster coctail was to die for. At least a pound served in the shell (tail and claws), but easy to remove. Any non-"Mainer" would appreciate. It came with four dipping sauces, none of which were butter which was fine. Wife had the Chilean Sea Bass which she loved. Great taste, cooked to perfection and lovely plate setting. I opted for two rolls. The Filet Mignon Roll may seem counter intuitive for a sushi roll, but it blew me away. Ending with dessert the malt crunch ice cream caought my eye. Even better that it also was offered on top of the Molten Chocolate cake. Boo Ya !!! Lastly our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable without being annoying. Kudos to him.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The entire experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    The entire experience was very good. My reservation was recognized immediately, I was seated even though my guest had not yet arrived, the waitress was informative and pleasant, and the food was perhaps not superb but it was pleasant. (e.g., the soft shell crab had a bit too much strong sauce on it for my taste, which overcame the delicacy of the crab, but it still was enjoyable overall.) The cost was quite reasonable. I would definitely recommend it, especially for that neighborhood, and will go there again. My guest felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Five people: five delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/2/2009
    Five people: five delicious au d'oeuvres, five yummy entrees. My fried calamari, to start, came with two fragrant dipping sauces. I chose from the sushi bar, and had rolls that packed unique delicate flavors. Just loved my meal. Welcoming room, lovely wait staff.
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  • Love Ocean Grill- great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/1/2009
    Love Ocean Grill- great food and service on a consistent basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good. At first they wanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/1/2009
    Very good. At first they wanted to give us a table in the center of the room which would have not been pleasant. We asked for a more private table, and they concurred with a table in a different room. The waiter was friendly and helpful but seemed to have some kind of respiratory problem. The food was very good. We received a parting present of delicious scones, which made our visit memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner was pleasant and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2009
    Dinner was pleasant and food was good. No vegetables and carbs were served with dinner. Food was simple, not gourmet. Three of us were served main course and they forgot the order of the 4th till we called over the manager. Reliable but not exciting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our party of five had a very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2009
    Our party of five had a very nice experience for dinner. Although the din was rather high and it made it difficult to hear each other speak, we had a very nice time. The food was delicious, the service was very nice and all in all, an excellent dinner. My guest who has fish and chips everywhere he goes, was impressed by the fish and chips.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud; eager but spotty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Too loud; eager but spotty service; lllllllooooooonnnnnnngggg wait for entree. What's with the music?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've frequented Ocean Grill
    MONYC1999VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2009
    I've frequented Ocean Grill over the last several years and have NEVER been disappointed. The food is always fantastic, especially the specials. The chopped salad is the best I've found in NY. It's on the loud side, but there is enough space between tables, so you don't feel like you are dining with your neighbors. The servers are attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I celebrated a Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/27/2009
    I celebrated a Birthday dinner there recently and had a very nice experience. On the open table reservation I requested a romantic table and for them to bring a slice of cake with a candle. Not only did they give us the best seat in the house and bring the cake, we received champagne on the house. Thank you Ocean Grill for a excellent B-day celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was truly a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/27/2009
    This was truly a wonderful dining experience. Both the service and the food was outstanding. B. R. Guest chef's know how to cook.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were disappointed in the
    Fine2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2009
    We were disappointed in the food.Seleted from the price fixed menu which seemed interesting. The watermelon gazpacheo was great but every thing else was uninspiring.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very customer focused, impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2009
    Very customer focused, impeccable and efficient service, great food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive wait staff. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2009
    Attentive wait staff. Good service. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • Very well prepared and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    Very well prepared and delicious food. Good desserts. Sidewalk tables a plus. Service was pleasant but slow, and wine service was below average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • We had a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    We had a great dining experience at Ocean Grill. The service & food was excellent. We are never afraid to order fish here.
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  • Outside dining was most enjoyable.
    borntoeatVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    Outside dining was most enjoyable. Service was very good. Food preparation was mediocre. Seafood salad was lackluster. Rhubarb berry crisp was heavy duty on the crisp and low on the fruit. Dessert was too heavy-
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recent new GM, Ricardo, has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2009
    Recent new GM, Ricardo, has upgraded this old favorite to a foodie favorite. He and his top brass understands client relations. No need to decide on Sushi or Continental. Ocean Grill can compete with the NYC sushi restaurants. The pre-fixed menus are delicious and economically appropriate. After meeting Ricardo, my husband and I can't remember ever seeing the other GMs in the restaurant before Ricardo.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am a repeat customer. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2009
    I am a repeat customer. My evening on May 21st was outstanding. Cold Veuve Cliquot and a tremendously fresh shellfish stack were a great start. Excellent dinners (soft shells prepared perfectly and scallops and bass that were fresh and cooked just right) and the desserts were delicious. We received a complimentary chocolate fondue which was fun. The staff was supremely friendly and attentive and each course was served promptly and with a smile.
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  • Unfortunately the service
    TomcatVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2009
    Unfortunately the service was very poor. It took us almost 30 min (!) to get the water, our oyster order was lost, so it took another 15 min to have them served. The waitress repeatedly apologized for all the delays and mishapps; the service was obviously overwhelmed by the customer volume, unfortunately this made the dining experience a poor one. The food was great though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful after-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2009
    We had a wonderful after-theater dinner. Sitting outside opposite the Museum of Natural History was delightful. The food was delicious and the staff attentive and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another B-R Guest gem! As
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2009
    Another B-R Guest gem! As a big fan of Primehouse NY, but not so crazy about Dos Caminos and Blue Water Grill, I was not sure how I would find the Ocean Grill. I was really happy with the whole experience and will return soon. And I was particularly delighted because it was my mom's 90th birthday lunch, and they treated her like a queen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's great to still have a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2009
    It's great to still have a romantic restaurant in the neighborhood that stands out. Great location and would have enjoyed eating out if it was a bit warmer. Food was very good - portion size was not overwhelming. The wait staff was turning over @ the time of our dinner so that was the only negative part of the dinner. Would definitely come back for a family affair.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed Ocean Grill very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2009
    I enjoyed Ocean Grill very much. The spicy crunchy shrimp sandwich was amazing! I will definitely go back to Ocean Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic brunch. Had the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2009
    Fantastic brunch. Had the crabcake benedict; the home fries came out a little burnt, but the whole meal was very tasty. Brunch came with coffee/tea + juice/bellini/mimosa, etc. Would definitely go again for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for my birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Went there for my birthday. The food was fabulous and the service great. I had a wonderful birthday.
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  • My family has been to Ocean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    My family has been to Ocean Grill four times since early April. We're almost reluctant to try another restaurant on the UWS. Among the best raw bars and seafood entrees in New York. Wine list offers very good choices under $60.00. The deserts, fantastic, all of them. The wait staff get's it done just right everytime. We'll be back soon.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food was great and well price.
    AnitaVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2009
    Food was great and well price. Didn't enjoy the sushi, but everything else was delicious. Service was good and professional. Everyone was very gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The seafood was excellently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2009
    The seafood was excellently prepared and nothing left on the plate. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was very crowded and chilly,
    SWABBY
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    It was very crowded and chilly, however, the mgr. made up for the shortcomings. Would definitely return on a not so busy day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is our Favorite Restaurant
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    This is our Favorite Restaurant in NYC.Love the decor nice & relaxing Fantastic wines The food is always cooked to perfection I love their Tuna And their home made dessert's The service just doesn't get any better from the host Ricardo to our favorite waiter John They truly make you feel at home
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/9/2009
    The food was excellent, but the waitress was absolutely horrible. I would expect more for this type of establishment. When we told the manager, he told the waitress while we were still there which made it even more uncomfortable as she came to the table and said something. Manager should have bought us dessert b/c of this, especially when he knew it was our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we sat outside. I had been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2009
    we sat outside. I had been inside previously and enjoyed a lot more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was so dark I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2009
    The place was so dark I had to get a flashlight to read the menu. I will never go there again despite the great food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As I live in the UK, this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2009
    As I live in the UK, this is only the third time I have visited this restaurant. That said I always try to get up there when on vacation in New York. I have always found the fish to be excellent. This is complemented by comprehensive (but not overlong) wine list that includes both new and old world quality at prices to suit all pockets. Service was very good too. My wife and I had a great evening. All the more important for me, as I only arrived that afternoon. Though our table was booked for 8 p.m., my body clock was at 1 a.m. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To celebrate the birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2009
    To celebrate the birthday of a special friend, I wanted to dine at a restaurant that offered excellent food in a lively yet non-frenetic environment, and where the decible level easily enabled normal conversation across the table. I found it all at the Ocean Grill on the night! Moreover, the service was helpful, knowledgeable, crisp and timely and I didn't have to mimic a Bermudian traffic officer to get the staff's attention. I chose scollops from among the four specials offered and found it prepared to perfection in a sauce that was exquisite both in flavor and texture. I didn't get away without some injury although it was self inflicted. I decided to break my diet and have the cheesecake dessert. It was worth it!
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to Ocean Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2009
    I hadn't been to Ocean Grill in over a year; and I had forgotten what a wonderful dining experience it is at this restaurant. We shared a tuna/salmon tartare that was wonderful. Then I had the tuna...It was pure perfection! OUr dinner was completed with an incredible chocolate dessert. Just a fabulous evening. And the piece de resistance was a little goody bag with an homemade pastry that made a wonderful breakfast treat. Ocean Grill is tops on my list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came 15 minutes earlier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    We came 15 minutes earlier than our reservation but we were seated within minutes -- that was good. However, the service needs to be more "on the ball". For example, we ordered raw oysters and when they came, they were just plopped down with no explanation of which was which. Additionally, we ordered lobsters -- no finger bowl, extra napkin or bib was offered (this should be standard especially since it IS a seafood restaurant)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic