Incredibly wonderful dining!Oceana's Chef Ben Pollinger ranks w/ the top chefs of our time. Exquisite & delicious apetizers & entrees, varied menu, superb attentive service are hallmarks of Oceana. My wife & I enjoyed dinner on our 3rd wedding anniversary. The chef prepared a nice surprise for us, which was absolutely delectable. Don't miss the chilled onion soup, whole fish Dorade (carved at tableside), the scrumptious bass entree, side dishes enough for two. We also tasted a great dessert of small pastries, & ice cream. Chef Pollinger took the time to personally greet and chat w/ us. We certainly appreciated his thoughtfulness & of the wait staff. Can't wait to go back again w/ BU friends for more great food and dining. Our compliments to Oceana & Chef Pollinger.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeOceana has always been a favorite (eat there 2-3 times a year) but all of our group felt this was one of our best experiences there. The service and food was excellent.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPower Lunch SpotFood and service were very good. The restaurant was full of suits. It's a good place for a business lunch, particularly if someone else is picking up the tab.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTheater nightPerfect setting for a theater night. The hostess asked us what time our show was to make sure we made it on time. Food delicious and just the right proportion. Salmon and steak were exactly to our request. Very attentive waitstaff.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant3rd visit to this restaurant. Great food and service. Next trip to NY we will be back.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMay now be the best fish &May now be the best fish & seafood in the city. Very attentive service. Slightly noisy, but nice ambiance.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood pre-theatre menuHad the pre- theatre fixed menu. All the dishes were good. The appetizers were my favourites - calamari and sashimi delicious! Service was good. Friendly staff.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, ambience, noiseThe food, ambience, noise level and service were outstanding. Everyone in our party of five enjoyed their drinks, entrees, and even their special desserts. We had a relaxing dinner in a beautiful environment that allowed us to take our time and visit as well as enloy our meal.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMmy new #1 seafood spot....handsmy new #1 seafood spot....hands down...perfection & worth every cent!!! you dont need to be near water to be a good seafood restaurant....they proved it!...5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice, good setting. WasVery nice, good setting. Was there with a client visiting and then took my wife on the next trip.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for business!My colleague and I needed a quiet place to conduct a business meeting and I chose Oceana. We were not disappointed. Our booth in the back of the restaurant was private and pleasant. As usual, the service was perfect and the food, splendid. Our meeting lasted well beyond our scheduled time but we were not interrupted, hurried or harassed. We were able to complete our business and cannot wait to return.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMYumthe lobster was just perfect! Perfectly de-shelled, perfectly cooked. 14oz filet mignon, was also delicious. the apps: oysters were very fresh, crab cake was amazing, roasted beet salad refreshing, mushroom side had a mix of unique mushrooms.... everything was just perfect. dessert was also delicious - we got the chocolate mousse and the dark chocolate & strawberry dessert item (forgot their exact names)... service was spot on. it is a bit quite, although we did have an early dinner around 6pm. not sure if it gets louder at night. as far as food goes, A++!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerWe met friends for dinner and it was amazing. I had the lobster dish and it was excellent.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellentHave never been disappointed here. No attitude and professional service, top notch food. Attention to details is great, such as wonderful dinner breads. Only compliant( not really) was the relatively small dessert portions, a bit Lilliputian given good dinner portions.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatest Fish RestaurantWe had the stuffed branzino. It was stuffed with spinach that was perfectly seasoned. The branzino was offered for two people. The reason that this restaurant is the greatest is the simplicity in which they cook the fish.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre theatre restoWonderful option for pre theatre dining. 3 course Theatre menu at $50 per person is great value. Beautiful decor, quiet even though restsurant was busy.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA gemWe enjoyed a pre theater menu with delicious choices for a very reasonable price. The service was so good and it is very elegant in its' new location (new to us). We are sure to return on our next visit.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEVEN FISH COME TO EAT HEREBest fresh fish ever. Oh my god! Even the French fries are delicious. Of course I will return.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother 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 AMGood food but a bit too noisyOceana is a good place for business meals. But it is essentially a big open space, so it can get quite noisy, making conversation a bit difficult.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 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 AMThe fish was excellent andThe fish was excellent and the server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We were there on a sunday evening when the restaurant was not overly crowded, so it was not noisy. We enjoyed the meal and would definitely make a return visit.5/5/2013 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 AMgreat food but unremarkable serviceAs this was our first visit to Oceana, which we indicated on reservation, you'd think that they'd assure a decent table location, NOT in the traffic aisles..but as many restaurants do, try to place you at the most mediocre location and hope they don't have to move you. Well they did, and to their credit, there was no problem, once we asked. Service is mechanical.with multiple servers...very noisy if seated near the active bar (which we weren't fortunately). Prices are dear, even for NYC..a small piece of excellently prepared fish with nothing else on the plate, ($35), unless you opt for the $9.00 side dish..Crab cakes apps At $19.00 not worth it5/3/2013 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 AMGreat seafood and a lovelyGreat seafood and a lovely room. The only gripe we have is that we got our wine quickly, but then 45 minutes passed before our order was taken....which seems like a ploy to get you to order more wine later......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 AMOceana has been my go-to placeOceana has been my go-to place for pre-theater drinks for a long time. Its well-dressed clientele, subtle decor and superb raw bar has been the main draw for me as well as offering excellent logistics to Broadway theatres.
My company for this night was from Northern Japan and having had access to the amazing produce of the sea of Okhotsk we both know our seafood very well. We both had the pre-theater dinner and was both pleased.
The Michelin star is well deserved but I'll dock Oceana one star for the somewhat rushed service which felt a tad mechanical at times. Still, I will return to Oceana and happily give their selection another go. Those seafood towers sure look enticing.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 AMThe overall experience wasThe overall experience was good. The restaurant is beautiful and not too noisy. The food was delicious and perfectly done, but the staff was not trained properly. I ordered the crab cake appetizer and was informed it was only one, when in reality there were two. The wait staf response time to our requests was slow and had to be reminded on two occasions. I would definitely go back, but recommend the staff be trained better.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM