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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
  • Email: OGmaitreD@brguestinc.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
  • "Our family enjoyed our brunch with a variety of meals ranging from grav lax to baked eggs. We like the ambience of this restaurant for our small group - 5 and we absolutely love their sushi!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I was hoping that Ocean Grill would be as good as it sounded and it was. It's a beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing! Would go back in a heartbeat! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best value by far in the city for Sunday Brunch. The drinks are great (not watered down) and the entrees are tasty. Can be a bit noisy and crowded but well worth it. Eggs benedict, crab blt and smoked salmon with a bagel are delicious. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is a wonderful restaurant to visit for a special occasion. The food is outstanding and the service prompt and professional. We took our daughter for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint. It was a little on the noisy side but I would rather sit in a restaurant full of happy talkative customers than in a quiet empty place. My thanks to all the staff."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was my first time at Ocean Grill and it certainly will not be my last time. The food was cooked perfect and they were very accommodating with food allergies. The grilled shrimp and scallop dish was delicious! Dessert? OH MY! Hazelnut crème brulee - divine! A great lunch and very conveniently located across the street from the Natural History Museum."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "2nd time dining here! Enjoyed it and plan to go back! Fish fresh, excellent service"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Ocean Grill has been on the UWS for many years and is still going strong. We had plans to go downtown for a birthday celebration but due to a Spring monsoon decided to look closer to home. We were happy to get a table at short notice, but even happier to see that it is still consistently good overall. We'll remember to come back and bring friends !"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find such good food and nice ambience. Glad to find delicious food in an unpretentious atmosphere. It is a perfect restaurant for a casual evening. We would definitely go back, and we cannot say that about too many restaurants."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food and service was great!!! But you will feel queezy once you get the bill. Upon being seated, waitress asks if you want bottled, sparking or tap water... The bottle water will run you $8. Uhhhhh...what?! Appetizers are the price of an entree item at another location! Soup will run you at least $12. Nonetheless...bring a large wallet to accommodate the bill."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Very good food and atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent sea-food at affordable prices."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While the quality of the food was superior, one wished for larger portions. There were not enough waiters so reminders about filling water glasses and replacing utensils prevailed. The staff was pleasant, wish there was more of them!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great seafood, great ambiance, normally great service, but this time the meals took almost 45 minutes to appear, no explanation, but otherwise up to their excellent ratings."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "When we have guests come to visit we always take them to 'Ocean Grill. The staff is welcoming. The food is consistently delicious and always fresh. We find that it is easy to bring a group and while it is festive one can still carry on a conversation!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "WE truly enjoyed our lunch at Ocean Grill; it is a convenient UWS lunch place that is always reliable for fresh, delicious seafood and salads."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Reliable, popular UWS fish restaurant. All dishes excellently prepared. Offerings pretty standard with nothing very exotic. Wine fairly interesting and very well priced. Service is casual but very good. Dining rooms are well laid out and most tables are comfortable with the exception of front of house where tables are right in front of the entry. Noise level is very high!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Ocean Grill serves good but not great meals. Portions were small and prices are comparable with others in the area. The simply grilled selections allow for more choices but the regular entrees did not have food combinations that tempted me. Too many beans and not enough vegetables."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Very good food, although my date's Branzino was overcooked and a bit dry. I was unimpressed by the rather impersonal and perfunctory service, however, when we dined on the evening of April 2, 2014."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Tables are too close together and it was not comfortable."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "always reliable, but disappointed they had no specials for Sunday brunch--maybe because they were getting a new chef"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A truly outstanding culinary experience from start to finish. Every dish from appetizer to dessert was delicious. Creative combination of ingredients and presentation. Strongly recommend tuna tartare which is served in a mini Balll jar. Could be the best I've ever had. Very attentive but respectful service. Active bar scene as well."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Our waiter was pleasant and great overall."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and drink, service, attitude, ambience and all around dining experience is always superb. This is one restaurant where the excellence is consistent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I go to the Ocean grill several times a year. Always find the food top-notch, the service very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Ocean Grill. I started with the wasabi tuna rolls. I love that they were thin. I had never seen rolls like that. They were delicious. My husband started with the oysters and he said they were very fresh. My main meal was the blackened swordfish with chourico mash potatoes and broccolini. That was the best meal I have had in a long time. My husband had the salmon and was equally amazed at how good it was. Our waiter was very attentive. No complaints there. We will definitely be returning to Ocean Grill."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We go whenever we really want a good meal that we can count on. We used to love the crab hash and the muffins on Sunday evening."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The seafood and fish are always reli well prepared and the service friendly and competent. The wine list also has many affordable choices. We love it!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Nice spot for a pre Beacon dinner. Fresh seafood, raw bar and solid staff. Ony criticism is getting your check to find thatyou got popped $16 for a glass of wine. Thats a little steep for even NYC, especially when you can get a cocktail, made with premium liquor, for less. Caveat emptor for wine aside, this spots a good choice."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "As always the food was excellent and the fish was cooked to perfection. Service was great. Plus we owe the Chef a big Thank you for letting us have the exquisite Chilean Sea Bass for lunch which is usually only offered on the dinner menu."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very fair, small portions, not a nice waitress, would not go back"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Good food, lovely room. If you are in the neighborhood and feel like sea food, this is a good spot."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "everything here is top-notch. service was effiecent & friendly and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ocean Grill is always a pleasure to go to. The seafood is always fresh and only quality ingredients are used. The complimentary coffee and champagne is also a plus."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Our final meal in Manhattan before heading back to UK. Our third visit and we weren't disappointed. Food good, and we weren't rushed. Great Upper West side location."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Well run, busy, but managed atmosphere! Food was good as was the service. Columbus Ave roll is a "Knockout"!!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal here prior to seeing a show at the Drilling Company which is just around the corner. We ordered off the Simply Grilled menu and the Trout and Branzino were simple, but brilliantly executed. The server accidentally switched our orders and my wife initially ended up with the Branzino and I got the trout. We both started in on our meals before we realized it, and both agreed that we would've been happy to have what the other ordered. This is a very competent restaurant and we definitely plan on going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was not the best meal I have ever had, It was the restaurant week menu so maybe that had something to do with it, but the portions were tiny and the food was just OK."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was a really charming place, nice but not fussy. Not cheap, but delicious seafood. Good for a romantic dinner, but there were also families in there. Good option in the area..."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Restaurant Week menu had more choices than usual and our table of 4 all chose different entrees and all of them were pronounced really good to excellent. Service was attentive and pleasant, seating was comfortable. All in all a very lovely lunch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always good - always consistently fresh and delicious fish options and sushi - celebrated a birthday this time - fabulous attentive, but not overly attentive waiter. A delightful afternoon!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Outstanding lunch that started with an amuse bouche from the chef. Great variety for a RW menu. Free ingredients with layers of flavor in both the salad and soup. Cioppino was loaded with sea food and steak tacos were magnificent. Both dessert choices completed the meal without being too heavy. Service was first rate and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014