Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Oceana

  • Online Reservations


Oceana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 759-5941
  • Hours of Operation: Power Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30-10 am

    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-3 pm.

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 pm. Pre-theater dining please allow 90 minutes.

    Cafe menu and Raw bar always available.

    Sunday's closed for Summer, Re-open Sunday 10/5/2014.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Pollinger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Extensive off-site catering menu available, please view our website.
    Please contact Lauren Sytsma at 212-759-5941 or LSytsma@oceanarestaurant.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner 9/20/14 with All-Star Chef Line-up. Oceana Exec Chef Ben Pollinger and Pastry Chef Colleen Grapes, Dan Kluger from abc kitchen, Gunnar Karl Gislason from Dill Restaurant in Iceland & Esteban Villalpando from Lofoten Restaurant in Oslo, Norway, all here for one special night together! Rodney Strong Vineyards celebrating 25th Anniversary with proceeds going to the James Beard Foundation! This is a must dinner folks!
    Go to celebritycheftour.com to purchase tickets. Please join us!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th
  • Public Transit: Public transit stops;
    B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;
    N,R,W: 49th Street
    1: 50th Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Oceana
Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992.

Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.
Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. An award winning international wine list with some 1000 selections. Spring and Summer bring a 75 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80.
Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "New York has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to fine dining. Oceana is as good as it gets if you are looking for seafood. I took my wife to New York for her birthday and we wanted a great restaurant within walking distance of our hotel, The Warwick. We both chose the halibut dish and added several vegetable sides. I can't remember a better halibut entree'. The wine list is impressive, the service impeccable and there is a warm, friendly vibe that makes you want to stay around. This is a beautiful restaurant and we appreciated the generous spacing of the tables and booths, which is rare in most Manhattan restaurants. The next time we are in town, it will be right back to Oceana for a reprise!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I went to Oceana for the first time to celebrate my bf 49th birthday. Being a fan of the restaurants in their Livanos Restaurant Group, I had high expectations and was looking forward to visiting Oceana. They did not disappoint. The restaurant is decorated very nicely and is quite spacious. The tables are well situated so you do not feel like you are crowded in or on top of each other. The food was FANTASTIC. We ordered a seasonal dinner special, (the Boneless Spanish Mackerel) which was outstanding! The wait staff were all very attentive and friendly. The speciality drinks from the bar were also excellent. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. I look forward to returning to Oceana soon."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My boss was in town and I remembered how much he enjoyed his last visit to Oceana. He was delighted I selected Oceana for our lunch. Absolutely fantastic!!! Another wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Selected theatre menu which was good. Portions were sufficient and service timely so that we were able to make 8pm play with nice cushion. Olive seasoning for Mahi Mahi was delicious."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went for a business lunch. Had not been there in awhile but remembered this great shrimp salad. It's gone and the one that replaced it was mediocre. Rubbery shrimp and a few pieces of mango in soggy dressing. Supposed to have spiced cashews. I think there was one."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Held a business lunch. Food and service was great. Did not like the table they gave us - maybe because I booked through OpenTable v. direct?"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "First visit and dining experience in NY. From the fabulous waitress to the personable sommelier and the great food, by far our best dining while in NY. Everyone made us feel at home and very welcome. Great appetizer suggestions and the General Tsao,s lobster was fantastic. The sommelier was fluent in wine and beer which was a pleasant surprise. He suggested a stout which we later had at a another location and it was great. All in all a fantastic experience. We wanted to go back but didn't have time."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our first visit for 43rd anniversary. Requested quiet table(we still converse!); the efficient manager seated us in a perfect spot! Before my H could order champagne, two flutes appeared with the waiter's compliments. Soft shell crabs were luscious; H's halibut delicious in a fruit-based sauce. Two different managers unobtrusively walked past us to insure that we were cared for and pleased. The wait service was superb. I drink ALOT of water &usually need to request refills, but an attentive server kept my glass filled. The Renaissance cab superb; my husband's choice was confirmed by the well-versed wine consultant. Sophisticated decor; friendly hostess; competent, snappy service; great management; look forward to returning SOON!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good food, well prepared, fair price. I would go back again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It's not cheap, but worth every penny. Fabulous presentation, especially if you enjoy shellfish. The tower presentation is fun! Excellent wine list with some cheaper gems to be found with friendly sommelier help! Somewhat noisy Could use artwork or some softening on the walls!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was excellent, gracious and professional waitperson and very timely dinner as we were going to the theatre:)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great for a business lunch. Service was very good and food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Overall great experience but when it started to rain on our table the staff didn't help us with the situation. I pushed the table back more under the umbrella, luckily the other table was very nice and understanding about the shift. The staff showed no concern or even acknowledged that we were getting wet sitting at the table. Everything else was great food drinks perfect timing before the show."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Loved my mahi-mahi. Seared scallop crudo appetizer was delicious. Chocolate mousse was divine. At first, we were ignored after being seated. Took us a long time to get our bread."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our second visit. Our first dinner, which was probably a year ago, was wonderful. The restaurant is still lovely. The service was very good. But, with a few exceptions, the food was mediocre and I was embarrassed to have brought my guests here. The seafood charcuterie plate and the branzino for two were excellent. The halibut was overcooked, lukewarm and tasteless. The ivory salmon was also overcooked and tasteless. The bluefish was tasty but the portion was miniscule. The lobster dish was just OK. The carrot apple salad, which was fairly expensive, was boring and unexceptional. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I recently dined here and the food I must say was terrific, however, our waiter left a lot to be desired. He never took the time to introduce himself, go over the menu/specials or offer any suggestions or expertise on the menu/offerings of the night. This was not the service one would expect from a high class restaurant. However, the "busers" were terrific, paying attention to when you were done your meal selection without being intrusive, folding your napkin when you left your seat and even assisting my wife back into her chair when she returned from the restroom. I recommend the food very highly but really encourage the restaurant to take a look at their service and trying to upgrade and heighten the overall experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant based on Zagat's review. The food was very good. I would have rated it better, however the lump crabcake appetizer was bland. The rest of the food and service was great. When making reservation's I emailed them a message requesting a window seat and noted it was my anniversary. The front desk congratulated my wife and I and as did the waitstaff. They also brought out a round of free drinks and a complementary small dessert plate. We were very pleased and will be going back to Oceana."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was great but the food was slow, and not that great. Fish was dry and bare bones. Ok if you are on a diet haha! Won't go back. There are much better seafood places in the city."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a delicious 4 course meal with wine pairings! Great service too!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner and the service was excellent. Loved my Talley wine. Chocolate mousse was delicious-a nice end to a superb meal. We had out of town guests would were so pleased with the dinning experience at Oceania."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The room is quite lovely; unfortunately noise level on Wednesday night made it almost impossible to have a 3-way conversation (despite sitting as far away from the bar as possible) Food was well prepared-ranged from creative and delicious to good but not spectacular. Particular favorites: beet amuse bouche, salmon crudo, coated halibut, beet ravioli, chocolate soufflé and Greek yogurt dessert. Staff were attentive with one glitch in a long delay initially to get a glass of sherry (they had remembered but brought it as the meal was being served rather than right away)."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service was impeccable and the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "THe food was good but not worth 350 USD for two to eat lobster (no appetizer or alcohol). The lobster was not as good as some I have had in holes in the wall in Boston. Will not go back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in we knew we would love it there. The food was great and the menu was perfect. The martinis were outstanding. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was way too loud to be a dining gem. It's more of a bar scene, it was disappointing. It took forever to get waited on, we ate outside so we could hear each other. I think they forgot about us. When we finally placed our order, and were served. they NEVER came back. I'm surprised they let us pay our bill. And, it was a Tues night, and it was dead. I will never recommend or eat there again. Way over priced too"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was our first time at Oceana and we were amazed by the food and service (it's no wonder, they do have one Michelin star). We started off with the amuse bouche, a sweet corn soup, which was light and refreshing. We then had the four oysters and fried calamari for appetizers. The pairing of the oysters with the passion fruit mignonette was superb. The fried calamari was scrumptious. For the main course, we had the grilled Spanish mackerel and the grilled Koba with crushed potatoes and haricots verts for sides. Absolutely delicious. The fish was perfectly grilled and the flavour combination was phenomenal. And to top it all off, we had the milk chocolate mousse for dessert. It was beautifully presented, and the taste was divine."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Definately a mixed review. When we arrived for a 9:45 reservation we got a table right away but it took a long while to get a drink order in even though it wasn't busy. Then our waiter was indifferent (actually slightly rude) - clearly at the end of his shift and rushing us to order. Bit he left and the late night staff was great. Nice comprehensive wine list and the food was very good but when we ordered cheesecake to share for dessert we found it was some kind of mouss-like concoction of blobs and chocolate swirls on a plate (very artistic though). They were very understanding though and took it back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant near Rock Center with an upscale bar and modern yet warm dining setting. Seafood is the main feature here starting with 3 selections of seafood towers that feature pristine oysters, clams, sushi, cockles, shrimp, etc. Excellent selections of fresh seafood (seasoned/stuffed bronzino for 2 was superb) along with a masterful international wine list. Deserts were a perfect ending (chocolate mouse/ice cream). Attentive service staff that was knowledgeable and friendly. Great spot for an after work drink at the bar or special dining event. Will come again...."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Less refined than in the past perhaps restaurant to prepare first quality meal"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our meal was not up to previous standards! The lobster was tough in the General Tao and too much breading in the tempura soft shell crabs. It was not the standards we had come to expect at Oceana and not commensurate with the price tag!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service at Oceana was great, very nice waiter and manager who decided not to charge us for our dinner. I was hoping to enjoy a nice lobster. The dinner I was served was horrible, a lobster based mixture of spices and sauce. The service was great and very professional and I was not charged for my dinner. I would not go back, despite the kind gesture of not charging me."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The seafood, sauces, Hanger steak were all very good. The staff was efficient but not very friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Oceana! We had not been here in several years; the restaurant has relocated to a new space; it's much bigger, more open and inviting. Ryan Yeisley was 'on duty' at the Reservation Desk that night; he was just great. We had arrived early for dinner but he seated us right away, finding us a cozy table. He even stopped by our table throughout the evening, to make sure we were comfortable, had drinks, and that everything was perfect. It has been a long time since I was at a restaurant that really gave you good service. Ryan certainly is the perfect person to do that job. I made sure that I 'checked out' with him as we were leaving, for which he was very grateful. We will most certainly return again!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Highly recommend this location. Food was wonderful and very reasonably priced. Would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Also...way too noisey! Nice, knowledgeable wine steward."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a business dinner at Oceana and starting from being seated to being served and then the food, everything was very good. The grilled sardines and the soft shell crab was delish. The restaurant environment was a little noisey for a business meeting, but for friends and family dinners this is a great place. I'd highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Not what it used to be at the old location. Maybe the place is just too big but it certainly looked empty on Saturday night at 8:00 pm. Food was average at best. They really need to do some work to bring it back to the old standards."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The staff was very polite and attentive. Food was incredible! The vine list...expansive (almost to many to choose from)."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Oceana. We chose it for its close proximity to the theater district & it's spacious comfortable dining. The menu was eclectic & the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the fried calamari appetizer. It was well seasoned & tender. The Bronzino for two was tasty & beautifully presented. The portions are small & the prices are expensive. However, no one left hungry. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Did not know this restaurant moved, having gone there many times years ago! The new pad is great, staff is great so is the food and wine. Highly recommend Oceana! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014