Oceans 234
Oceans 234

Oceans 234

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceans234.com/
  • Phone: 9544282539x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY-THURSDAY: 11:30 AM- 10:00 PM
    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 11:30AM -11:00 PM
    SUNDAY 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM
    Brunch 11:00 Am- 2:00 PM SUNDAYS ONLY
    BAR HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE-Please Call For More Details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Victor Franco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Relax in our comfortable setting and savor Chef Johnny’s inspired cuisine. The sights, aromas and tastes will awaken your senses with an unparalleled dining experience. OCEANS 234 has earned a reputation that goes well beyond its breathtaking setting...
  • Private Party Contact: Kristin Pease 9544282539x2
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.
    Entertainment beachside, Sunday afternoon.
    Wild Wild West Country Night, Sunday evenings.
  • Special Events: Your special occasion set with the most beautiful Oceanfront view in South Florida! Our Special Events Manager, Kristin Pease, will cater to your every need.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillsboro & A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Is available for $3.
A word from Oceans 234
Relax in our comfortable setting and savor Chef Victor's inspired cuisine. The sights, aromas and tastes of OCEANS will awaken your senses with an unparalleled dining experience. OCEANS has earned a reputation that goes well beyond its breathtaking setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Oceans 234 reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (81)great for outdoor dining (78)special occasion (38)great for brunch (35)romantic (32)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (20)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (8)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Disappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We ate there on a late night 2 years ago on my first date with my now Wife we were very disappointed as we celebrated our anniversary At the restaurant. We made a reservation got right in and had a beautiful ocean front view table the rest was very disappointing, food selection was poor, quantity of hors d'oeuvres versus price. and then the final disappointment The food was terrible. the martinis We're average price and we expect it. a great place for drinks I wouldn't recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & Location (2 issues)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    To start with the positive, our waitress was very helpful and our entrees were delicious, especially the corn& shrimp crusted snapper.We were seated outside and had a great water view. Issues: Two of the three of us were seated immediately, but the third person in our party did not show up for 20 minutes.....a problem with limited valet parking assistance. After dinner, it took another 20 minutes for him to retrieve our car. Parking is definitely a problem on a busy night. . Also we were seated outside near the bar and at times, had trouble hearing each other. We have been here for Brunch and it is, of course, much quieter. We will return, but will choose our day and time with care.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful waitress
    fooddee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful waitress named Julie who made my dining experience unforgettable. The food was superb and the view magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Quick service great food got great table with great view:) a little loud but not too bad.. Will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    krw57
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been here quite a few times and have not been disappointed yet. That's rare for most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    WVUGrad
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    While on a girls weekend, my three friends and I decided to eat at Oceans 234 on the last night of our trip. Everything was outstanding. Our waiter Michael was attentive and funny. We ordered a variety of different foods and everything was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a fun atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. We will be back again next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    discerningdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    While the setting at Oceans 234 is idyllic, the seafood dishes and service are not. The main entrées, including specials, sound delectable but portions are inconsistent, sauces are heavy and/or over-sweet, and toppings like crabmeat, as described, are lightly sprinkled at best. We let the restaurant know, via email, that both couples were celebrating wedding anniversaries (38 and 16 years) that evening yet there was no recognition of that fact by the hostesses or server which was also disappointing. Highly doubtful that we would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mid week dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service was good but it took long for our food to arrive. We sat 50 minutes with just sodas. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Picky
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The main reason we went there was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They sent us a voucher good for $34, the price of a bottle of wine. We had sauteed calamari, which was not on the menu and it was excellent. We also had Pistachio Mahi-Mahi and The Grouper special which both exceeded our expectations and were prepared excellent. The waiter was excellent and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eatingout7daysaweek
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    VERY NOISY POOR SERVICE, WAIT OVER 1/2 HOUR. SITTING TOO CLOSE TO NEXT TABLE AND THEY KEPT BUMPING INTO US. USUALLYN MUCH BETTER.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, but it'll cost you
    flygirl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This isn't the Oceans 234 I remember. I have been several times in the past two years and would have recommend it for a special gathering, annivesary,celebration etc. It is a lively place but this time it was way too loud, smokey and super casual. The food was also a little dissapointing, good but just not as top notch as I remember. You can't beat the view even onovercast, or windy evenings. Maybe this was just a fluke but the meal is getting a little pricey to take that kind of chance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went here with my wife for dinner. This place has nice outdoor seating with a nice view of the ocean. Our server was not very good at all the food was mediocre at best. The drinks were watered down and tasted poor. The website said valet parking is 3 dollars when you get there you find out it is 5 dollars. The Valet people were not very friendly at all. I definitely wouldn't recommend this place just based on the service alone.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My go to restaurant
    MillieFromPhilly
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Oceans 234 is my go to restaurant when we have out of town visitors, special occasions, and a great spot for Sunday Brunch - with an awesome view!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alway good
    robmVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love to have brunch here on a nice Sunday! Nice to now have a VIP card! YEA! ):
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosalie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service was excellent. Mike was our server and did all the right things to make our meal enjoyable. The food was great! I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and great view
    Yaya
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    However, the waiter was inattentive and not very friendly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Favorite
    KennyN
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Since the opening of this restaurant about a decade ago, I've brought family and friends and have yet to be disappointed by any aspect of this restaurant. Outdoor dining and people watching on the beach is a plus. And now that I live directly across the street, I find myself fortunate enough to dine there more often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Too noisy, crowded, and hot. Wanted to eat inside but there was no air conditioner inside. Service was very slow. Waiter had too many tables. I would not go back. Forced to enter a category for 'noise level'. 'Energetic" is not correct. Noise level was obnoxious. Tables were crowded too close together. Food was overpriced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View!
    LasVegasPZ
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Met friends for an early dinner and drinks. Sat outside and had a beautiful view of the ocean. Ordered sushi and key lime pie for dessert. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MareVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    LOVE, Love, Love this place. The best sushi ever! Oh and the view is absolutely awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Rickala
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had a great birthday dinner the other night. I really enjoyed the food, and our waiter Tommy was terrific. The spicy firecracker shrimp was awesome, as well as the salmon that I had. A great place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome scenic brunch
    ryan
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    3 dozen fresh oysters and sushi were enjoyed on this beach day, brunch time w/ kids and friends; perfect for casual lunch, atmosphere, and all things 'beach' - great 1st date spot and quick bite to eat! Ask for Mike Cap, Greg, Chip, Johnny or Donna for your servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NOISE LEVEL
    beachy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Music was much too loud--hard to carry on conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The only problem was....
    Jd21299
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The dirty bar smell when you walk in the front door. Don't know if it was the mats on he floor or just a dirty outside bar. Not sure exactly but it was noticeable. Good thing we ate outside. Food and service was great!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snapper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We always come to your restaurant for the delicious snapper. It has always been pan sauteed, but on Saturday our waiter said that isn't how it is prepared any more. It was baked with some coating. Needless to say, there was no comparison. We were disappointed. Hopefully, you will go back to pan sauteed at some point.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great location right on the beach. We were there for lunch, and the food and service were outstanding. Blackened dolphin sandwich, crab cake BLT, fried calamari, all great. And the service was really impressive. Will be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and delicious
    Foodchick
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was amazing and unique. Atmosphere was beach chic and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect beach side but a bit noisy
    TheDude
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The view is perfect. The food is excellent and the service is great. However, the Sunday brunch was almost unbearable due to the high sound volume from the music. We were expecting a cool relaxing brunch with some chill low background music but got energetic house music. Not cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be careful where you sit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our first time visit ( my date and I) and asked for outdoors, ocean view. Was placed at a table that backed up to where the servers serviced water pitchers / glasses and tea. Our chairs were bumped multiple times every few minutes. We could have changed location at the table but the ocean view would have been lost. The outdoors was packed so asking for another table was useless. Dropped over $140 would think again about where to sit!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant on the water
    FrmNYC2SFL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ocean 234 has a great ambiance. The view was wonderful because it was directly on the beach. The food was good for being on the water. The portions were a little too small, but satisfying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major Disappointment
    MendyBVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    One word describes our Father's Day lunch -TERRIBLE!!! I selected this restaurant specifically because of its beautiful beachfront location and ocean view and had called ahead to make sure we would be seated outside. We were given a table squeezed in on the side of the bar-it was outside but the ocean was nowhere in sight. When I asked for a better table I was rudely informed they were all "reserved". When I told the hostess that I had a reservation too, she told me that this was the table that was reserved for me and could not move me. In addition to the lousy table, the service was equally disappointing. It took 10 minutes for the server to come over, and an additional 10 minutes to get water! The food was good but not good enough!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our Father's Day brunch was great! Food was delicious and our server was knowledgeable and friendly! Loved the photo booth idea!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great view!
    Wendy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've been to this restaurant many times, as we love the ocean views, the food, and service. I would recommend this establishment, but be prepared to pay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No round tables for large parties.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    No bread or butter is available at all Sell you poor quality pretzel bites
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    SushiBomb
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love going to Oceans 234. The sushi is great. Our server, Richard, was awesome. Even though it was raining, the oceanfront view was a great addition to the meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oceans 234
    ReservationQueen
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Outstanding food, gorgeous ocean views and great service. Don't leave Boca without eating here!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Deerfield Beach
    Ronsterwoo33review
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was very good. The ocean view just breathtaking. The service very effficient. Noise level low. I will highly reccomend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME BRUNCH
    ryan
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    You might think the FREE mimosas on Sunday's Brunch is the way to go but no ~ have brunch during the week in a quaint, quiet, romantic eatery w/ lovely scenery w/ fresh seafood (order the oysters and request them in your reservation); try the sushi rolls. Make a reservation requesting either Clay, Mike, Donna or Frank (best servers). They know what's fresh / good or not. Great 1st date place or to entertain guests. We go several times a month for weekday brunch (awesome)!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    Booman
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Wonderful food and fantastic service set this restaurant apart from the rest.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were sat all the way in the back by the bathrooms where it was extremely hot back there, even with a reservation. The restaurant was out of Bronzino, which was the main reason I wanted to dine at Oceans. Order the crab cake sandwhich, and it came extremely dry. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate