Oceano Bistro - Clayton
Thye food was great and theThye food was great and the service was good. It was a quiet Sunday night, so noise level was acceptable.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery comfortable and pleasantMy teenaged daughter and I celebrated my birthday there on a Thursday evening. It was busy but not crowded in a casual, expansive, diner-type main room. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The menu, on just two pages, had several good seafood choices plus a few alternatives and at least one gluten free choice (that I noticed). The wine and beer list is much longer than the food menu and rather pricey. There were several nicely dressed families (besides us :-) with well-behaved kids that looked under 12.
I had the avocado ceviche (yellowtail), Alaskan halibut over portobello mushrooms and a rich Caesar salad. My daughter had crab chowder with a big salmon salad. We shared a chocolate brownie a la mode at the end. Very tasty.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat supriseFood was the best and they seemed to care very much about quality.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food; great serviceHad dinner a Oceano twice last week on a biz trip to STL. Both nights the food was very good -- in fact it seems it has improved slightly in the past year. But what really stood out was the service. Even on a busy Thursday night, we had outstanding service.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our experience,however,We enjoyed our experience,however, the only flaw was the salad. Poor lettuce quality and sort on toppings..also dressing was very oily.
Scallops were divine, corn and asparagus risotto delightful, and the house rolls tasty. Would love to go again if they can fix that salad mess.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMKnowledgable waiter and whenKnowledgable waiter and when asked, recommended what we thought were excellent choices afterwards. Did not rush us on a Friday night and allowed us to enjoy the evening out.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood seafood in STLGreat seafood is hard to find in St. Louis, but you can get it here. Service has been very good, too, the two times we have been there. I highly recommend Oceano.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBread & Oil, Crab Chowder, ScallopsEverything was top notch just like our last visit!
They have a very good happy hour special with 1/2 off appetizers, $5 martinis, etc., but this is only in the bar. My visits have been on Fridays around 6pm, and the bar has been packed every time.
In April, they ran a $25 tasting menu! Excellent! I hope they do it again!
Best oil dip for your complimentary bread!
Best seafood chowder (with peekytoe crab)!
Best scallops (I have had 2 different scallop entrees here - both outstanding)
Serendipity single scoop ice creams are a nice end to the meal for only $2-3 (and you still get quite a bit).4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I were celebratingMy husband and I were celebrating a romantic anniversary, and we ordered the 4-course tasting menu, and each dish was special and superb! Portions were the right size so that we could taste all four courses without feeling too full. The Prawns in the yummy red sauce for the first course were the best flavor and texture I've ever eaten! Salad and soup were excellent, and the sea bass and salmon were mouth-watering! And the desserts - creme brulee (perfect)and the berry cobbler a la mode (succulent) were the ideal ending for such a fabulous meal.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy and always great serviceAlways love Oceano. This visit was for my birthday and I was not disappointed. We had the lovely Maria wait on us -- you should ask for her!!! Sea bass was delicious. See you in a few months when I'm back in town.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood serviceMost of our food was very good and well cooked. The Kobe beef sliders we had to start were overdone but the staff were fantastic and offered to replace them or refund them straight away with no fuss at all. So, on the whole we really enjoyed our meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always good. I wasFood is always good. I was disappointed that the scallops had changed they were prepared.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food.simple menu with great choice of selection. a bit noise but good place for get together.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI hosted a party for my step-daughtI hosted a party for my step-daughter and her husband. We arrived about a half-hour earlier than our reservation and with additional guests, total 12 people. The staff of Oceano was incredibly gracious and re-arranged the table set up to accommodate all. Table service was outstanding and did not interfere with the festivities. The food was incredible. We had appetizers and meals. I cannot say enough about the quality and breadth of the food. Everything was outstanding.Kudos to all the staff of Oceano!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOceano is consistently superb!Oceano is consistently superb! While the menu is somewhat limited the quaility and taste of their food couldn't be better. Their prawns and side dishes remind me of restaurants in South Carolina. The service is also consistently top notch. While I can't see myself eating there everyday, when I want to treat myself to wonderful seafood and excellent service Oceano is always at the top of my list.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special attention of theThe special attention of the host and server were exemplary; the food outstanding and portions were very generous. Best mussels in town.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOceano remains an exceptionalOceano remains an exceptional restaurant in every way! We went on a Tuesday and the atmosphere was active yet quiet.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOceano is always a good pick!!Oceano is always a good pick!! The food is excellent, there's a wide selection, and it's close to home!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a party of seven. EveryoneHad a party of seven. Everyone had a different entree and all plates were empty. I'd say that all my friends really enjoyed it. Patrick, the waiter was a class act. Service was great. All entrees seemed reasonably priced and were fresh. I had thought there might be a wider selection of fresh fish but nevertheless, what was on the menu was all great and satisfied everyone. The decor is very lovely and fresh with a lot of art work and fancy lighting. It had a nice ambiance,enhancing the dining experience. All of our wines were hand picked by the service staff and were outstanding. We'll definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific!Everything was terrific and matched our other wonderful experiences at Oceano.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThey sent a birthday couponThey sent a birthday coupon for a free entree, and they honored it for their most expensive, special entree that evening - Caribbean cabria. It was a memorable meal. This is a very reliably good restaurant.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM