Qualty Always CountsOceanique has always followed a simple formula for success: outstanding food and top notch service adds up to continued success. And their tenure as the gem of the store-fronts on Main street in Evanston proves this blueprint right on target. While some trendy restaurants come and go, like fashionable women who don't age that well, this gem has continued to both charm and excite food lovers from the north shore suburbs to the heart of the city. As their name clearly tells you, seafood is the main emphasis here although meat eaters have a fine steak or two to choose from as well. Without detailing the menu and wine list in full it's enough to say that the choices are both inventive and comforting. And so is the service.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably fabulousGreat food every single time. Creative, fresh, delicious...5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around excellenceThe event was Mother's Day and you know what to expect on that occasion. You are usually rushed and in and rushed out. Not so at Oceanique. The evening was an all around wonderful experience. From the moment we were greeted until we left we felt that we were very special. Our table captain was extremely personable without being obnoxious. He took care of our every need. It was wonderful to watch the staff work as a team as they served us and attended to us. My martini was delicous and well made! The entrees were just marvelous and we treated ourselves to some very delicious desserts. And to top it off, the coffee is very flavorful and full bodied. And we were not rushed and this alone felt very good. Bravo! Oceanique!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant SurpriseA suburban restaurant not in a street mall, very nice change. I would recommend this restaurant to friends who enjoy good food and wine in a restaurant with a good ambiance. We were not rushed through our meal, service good but not intrusive. Would gladly go back again. Big vote to the valet parking which saves hunting for parking.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and creative foodReturned for a visit after several years..Food and service are from a bygone era. While expensive, a lot goes into the offerings, taste bud tantalizers and palate cleansing intermezzo are a very nice touch. Not only is food quality excellent, but preparation and presentation are tops.
Well prepared cocktails and nice wine list add to the pleasure of the evening.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notchExcellent!!! Food was perfection, service was superb, ambiance wonderful. We went there to celebrate my moms birthday, and I can't be more happy we picked this place.
This place is for people who enjoy quality food and service and romantic atmosfare.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special ocassionService was exceptional. Food had great presentation and very tasty. We did the 5 course tasting and it was outstanding. All the food was spaced out very well - we didn't feel rushed and we were able to enjoy our wine in between courses. Allow yourself for a relaxing 2 hour dinner. It was a true french/american experience. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed theWe thoroughly enjoyed the experince along with the beautifully presented food.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch, creative cuisineTop notch, creative cuisine accompanied with great service, knowledgable sommelier and outstanding wine selections.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy partner and I went to OceaniqueMy partner and I went to Oceanique on Tuesday night and a friend decided to meet us there last minute. We had 2 five course tasting menus but our friend didn't. He only ordered an entrée. They were kind enough to bring him a little something along with all 5 of our courses. Very nice, unexpected touch! The food and wine were fantastic as always, but their thoughtfulness will ensure our return many, many times to come.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful and attentive serviceWonderful and attentive service by a very large staff.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpectedly great restaurantUnexpectedly great restaurant in Evanston of all places4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went in for the five courseWe went in for the five course tasting menu with a Groupon. The food was superb, fresh, and very well paired together.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful and delicious food.Beautiful and delicious food. Tasting menu with ample quantities. Love their Manhattans!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Tasting Menu ExperienceThis was our first visit to Oceanique so we decided to try the tasting menu. My favourite dishes to order are fish/seafood so I was in heaven. Each dish was prepared in an unexpected and original way and each was better than the one before.
For our first courses our daughter had the foie gras and my husband and I had the lobster which turned out to be a lobster salad. Everyone was happy with their choice.
For my main I had Tuna as did my husband; our daughter had salmon. None of us were disappointed. I should mention that the wait staff were excellent..never intrusive but always there when needed. We were told that the Chef's choice choice was to cook both salmon and tuna rare which was more than fine for us. I also appreciated that3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Oceanique was aDining at Oceanique was a wonderful experience from start to finish.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food and wine matchedIncredible food and wine matched by very professional service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was generally firstThe food was generally first class, only the turbot was a bit dull. Wines very good but very pricey all around. This is definately a a special occasion rather than an everyday dining experience.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time. OptedHad a wonderful time. Opted for the 5 course chef's tasting menu. Portions were generous and the food outstanding. Ever have bay leaf ice cream before? It was wonderful with a hint of bay leaf. The entire mean was outstanding.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Evanston GemVery attentive wait staff. Nice ambiance. Had the 5 course meal that we received as a gift (groupon deal). Excellent choices that even my husband (a very picky eater) could enjoy. Romantic ambiance and easy street parking.12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM