Another pre theater optionThere are so many mediocre restaurants in the mid town theater district, it is nice to find one that really excels at their craft. Had an excellent dinner there recently, and thoroughly enjoyed the nice menu, staff and surroundings. I imagine it gets loud when full, as it has considerable size, but food quality would win out for me. Nice creative wine list as well, which, as is the norm in NYC, charges too much, but this one has some decent values on it, and wines that are hard to find elsewhere.
Check it out!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite NYC restaurant!!!Oh my goodness...EVERYTHING we had was amazing. I especially loved the grilled calamari with grilled lemon and the wilted spinach. My husband had the salmon. Everything was prepared PERFECTLY! Also, the two dessert we ordered were superb and the wine pairing excellent!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Oasis in the Theater DistrictClean, airy restaurant on the eastern side of Broadway. The seafood is impeccably cooked and has flavorful accompaniments. The down-to-earth waiter got us in and out within an hour and made excellent suggestions.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose this place to celebrateWe chose this place to celebrate my husbands birthday(35 y o), we loved it. Delicious.we had crab cakes, foer gra, for main dish scallops and file minion. Loved it . Very nice atmosphere5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery surprisedFor the price of their food, it was just okay. We for there half hour before closing and felt they rushed all the food out. Didn't taste good5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh-powered crowd but stillHigh-powered crowd but still accessible ambience,very elegant,food was excellent and I have no complaints.outstanding in all ways.Thank you.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! We had a leisurelyExcellent! We had a leisurely Mother's Day brunch to the delight of my mom...the wait staff was so patient, prompt and attentive without being intrusive. They never made us feel as though they were in a hurry to turn over our table!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood towerThis one is irreplaceable ... Best seafood tower in NYC ! Don't mind it being pricey when it's that good..
Great wine list too.. A+++5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOceana - pre theaterOceana's food both the theater pre-fixe menu and regular menu, particularly the seafood tray was delicious. Best sirloin streak on fixed price menu that I have has in years. Oysters and desserts were delicious. Desserts were creative and just enough of a sweet to top off the experience. We had reservations at 5:30 before Book of Mormon tickets at 8:00 PM two blocks away at Eugene 0'Neil theater. Perfect evening with friends.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite the level of theNot quite the level of the old Oceana but close. Food was not as complicated or as exotic as under Rick Moonan and the room is not a "clubby". But extremely enjoyable.y5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what I had in mindFlew from Florida for the night to treat my husband to dinner and a show. Carefully picked Oceana for pre-theater meal. Most of the fod items were truly excellent: salad, sashimi, asparagus soup amuse bouche, incredible cranberry rolls, mahi-mahi, salmon and extraordinary grilled escarole. Waiters had just the right demeanor and provided several extras that made the experience a special one. Plus we were out with plenty of time to get to a 7 PM show. Will definitely go back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful venueMy date and I had a wonderful time at this seafood restaurant.
The broiled lobster is delicious. Too bad they ran out of my favorite fish dish (Dover sole).
We also sampled some of their desserts, we recommend the 'Chocolate souffle' and the 'lemongrass cheesecake'.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely top notch dining experieAbsolutely top notch in every possible respect! Perfect for pre theatre dining.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about theLoved everything about the restaurant! Can't wait to return!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food and atmosphere werethe food and atmosphere were absolutely amazing. a perfect dinner spot for a special NYC night out! can't wait to return for another wonderful meal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a starred restaurantIt is a starred restaurant by Michelin guide, but their price is nice.
The food, of course, was pretty good! I asked seafood. Wonderful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to visitBeautiful restaurant. Food was good but not outstanding. Service was very good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable. ItService was impeccable. It really made the evening. As for the food, every course was great. But nothing stood out as wildly memorable. I think I would go back, just because the service was excellent. But for what you pay, one would imagine that the food be as impressive as the service. Who knows, may the chef had an off day?4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent lunchI had lunch in the bar area, everything was delicious. Not too crowded and the giant windows made things airy and beautiful. Caesar was our waiter, he was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. He even told us about the special yeast in the bread! The food was great, very varied flavors. Would definitely come again with clients, and maybe for date night.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood option,Excellent seafood option, everything was delicious. Chef brought out sampler meals in between the three course fixed price theatre menu - and we wanted more of everything!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful.Everything was wonderful. Our fish was cooked perfectly and was delicious! Service was terrific... all in all a wonderful experience. So much better than any restaurant on restaurant row for a pre-theater dinner, and so close to the theater district. We will definitely go back!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA new restaurant for us.A new restaurant for us. Excellent seafood. Definitely would come back and would recommend it to others.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here for lunch withI went here for lunch with 3 friends and had a very enjoyable time. The food was very good. The service was also very good and all in all we had a very good time.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA GREAT seafood place!! TheA GREAT seafood place!! The restaurant is huge, beautifully decorated and the food and service were excellent! Met with the Sous Chef - showed me around the kitchen and prep stations - as a foodie I really appreciated that. My wife loved her birthday dinner there as we travelled to NYC for the weekend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the amount of selections was ideal. The service was impeccable.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe felt lucky to be able toWe felt lucky to be able to get a reservation, and our experience was commensurate to the anticipation. Outstanding food and competent, attentive but not intrusive service. Thoroughly enjoyable!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant. WellWonderful restaurant. Well priced, good food, excellent service, great desserts, large portions, fairly measured glasses of wine. Highly recommend with no reservations. Well worth the time and the money.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy mother and I really lovedMy mother and I really loved oceana! Everything we ate was delicious and the staff made us feel special!!! It got really busy in the restaurant but we loved the energy and the atmosphere! Really felt like New York!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious seafood in the heartDelicious seafood in the heart of midtown. Well worth the price and we will make it a point to come back here again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasedGreat choice first timer.. Would recomend to couples and group4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic restaurant, excellentA fantastic restaurant, excellent friendly service and sublime food. Has an extensive wine menu too.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAn evening to rememberWe were having dinner at Oceana to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. The restaurant had reserved a nice table for us at a perfect spot in the restaurant. The staff did a great job in making this a special evening for us. We were offered a sparkling wine by the house and also the desert plate carried a congratulations message from chocolate. This was very much appreciated. In addition, the quality of the dishes (fish) was excellent.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at the restaurant. It is a large space, and thus bustling with a noise level, but not so much as to be uncomfortable or annoying. The food was very good, and the wait staff was helpful in describing the dishes. We would go back again if in the area.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!!This was my first time at Oceana and it was amazing!!! The staff is so friendly and super knowledgeable about the menu. I'm not a big wine drinker, but the sommellier was really patient with us and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. The food was great, especially the steamed black bass. So yummy. During the meal we saw this huge steak at the table next to us. I wouldn't even think of ordering steak in a seafood restaurant, but it looked incredible. Maybe next time. Which will be very soon.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Pre TheaterThe pre theater price fixe may be the best value in NYC - the portions were generous, selections were varied and the pace of the meal was perfect.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant - greatBeautiful restaurant - great romantic spot for date night. Market fish of the day was mahi and it was excellent. Definitely recommend the pre-theater menu if you're heading out to a show.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food...the oystersAmazing Food...the oysters were the best I have ever had! Unique and amazing cocktails!!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was quite delicious,food was quite delicious, but overpriced for what you get. overall, a very good dining experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbThis was my second visit this week and both experiences were superb. We love everything about this restaurant and is always our go to place.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFRESH!We had a delightful experience at Oceana. Everything was superb and we appreciated all the attention to details. The service was excellent and we also loved the wine list. The dining room is understated and elegant and there is a very lively bar that is separate from the dining room. We can't wait to return. We are still talking about the oysters!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is very classy,This place is very classy, so elegant. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and as we love seafood, and always love to try new places. We naturally opted for a tower, and extra order of raw clams. Now, I've ordered towers from a lot of different seafood places, and this one was definitely unique. It was enjoyable, and included some delicacies that you don't usually find anywhere or offered in regular seafood towers from places - like cod tongue and raw escargot. Wasn't too keen on those. The raw clams they had was superb, and so were the oysters and mussels. The price of their wine is ridiculously expensive, even by the glass - I think that might be the only complaint I have.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOceana is an elegant whiteOceana is an elegant white table cloth restaurant and its prices reflect it. The service was very professional and polished but friendly, not overbearing. The dining room is large and well spaced with both table and more intimate booth seating. The menu is heavily seafood as you would expect with both a full menu and a price fixe pre-theater menu. Appetizers, main course (mahi & lobster) and desert (sorbets) were all excellent, well timed and perfectly presented. Thursday night pre-theater was bustling and the bar was very busy with some noise spilling over into the dining room but not to the extent of detracting from our meal.
Overall, the food and service justify the price. A quality dining experience in the heart of mid-town3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. I had the DoverGreat food. I had the Dover sole and carrot ginger soup. Beautiful restaurant.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third visit toThis was my third visit to Oceana and the food and service continue to make this restaurant one of the best in the city!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent staff, food, andExcellent staff, food, and service. Thank you for a lovely lunch :-)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food. We had an awesomeAmazing food. We had an awesome waiter. They were very accommodating to my food allergies and helped us celebrate my fiance's birthday great!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant. We wereLove this restaurant. We were visiting New York from Australia, and went to this restaurant twice as we loved it so much the first time.
Service is fantastic and food is amazing.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOceana was beautifully decorated,Oceana was beautifully decorated, elegant, but not stuffy. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The staff were all friendly and attentive. Very relaxing atmosphere and a wonderful meal.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening, FantasticWonderful evening, Fantastic food and very good Service, we will be back !!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience.Outstanding experience. Food and service was great.12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM