Ocean offers fresh seafood in an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. The menu features a wide selection of fish and fresh oysters arriving daily. Ocean focuses on sourcing sustainable seafood, local produce, and is proud to support local farms. Pulling flavors and inspiration from around the globe, Ocean is the recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for 2007-2015, the Wine Spectator Award 2004-2015, and is the winner of the Alabama Seafood Cookoff in 2015. Voted Best Chef, Wine List and rated 5 stars by the Birmingham News,
Reservations accepted Tuesday through Saturday.
Great food and attentive service. We’ll be back.
Normally, I love Ocean, but this time, I got sick within an hour of leaving. Don't know what happened...cleanliness or freshness isssues--but wow, it was a REALLY rough day or two afterward.
I’d love to return with my coworkers. The ambiance wasn’t conducive for kids. I had my kids there and there was a table that had clearly had too much they kept cursing and yelling. That was the only negative.
Grilled salmon was delicious!
Thank you for a wonderful night! Everything was perfect!
As always the food was fabulous. We enjoyed the Seafood Charcuterie and Oysters Bienville...........amazing! Our server, Lisa, was wonderful. She was attentive, but did not hover. We were there to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and she surprised us with a delicious creme brulee and a strawberry candle....how sweet!
In our opinion, Ocean is one of the finest restaurants in the US!
Love this restaurant for the food, ambiance, service and fantastic cosmopolitans! It is consistently epic! I used to just go for special occasions but now we just go pretty regularly.
Did not live up to the hype....service was slow...first two items that I ordered were not available...there’s definitely better restaurants in Birmingham....
Our reservation was at 7:45. We were seated at 8:10. We ordered our food at 8:15 and it took an hour or more to receive our entrees. We ended up have to cut our meal short to get home to the babysitter. Food was great once we received it. Wish I could have had the time to enjoy it. Just need to anticipate 3 hours for dinner service next time.
Ocean is such a great restaurant. Food is delicious and our waiter was the best we have had in a long time. Nearby - but not a pest and did not try to hurry us along. Very fun and friendly atmosphere.
Food was amazing! Always try something new and i’m never disappointed! We always request our same server, Lisa, because she always remembers us! She knows exactly what we like and always surprises us by suggesting some new dish that is always delicious! She takes great care of us! My compliments to the chef, everything is always delicious and he/she always switches it up! Still remains my favorite restaurant in Birmingham!
Great place to dine with clients! They have valet which is a much down town.
Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and exceptional service
The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.
Great service and food. Too loud. Maybe because tables are crowded in and if by a large party hard to have conversations.
Everything was perfect as usual!
Food was good and tasty but in small quantity. Very few sides offered. High priced.
The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. We had a group of 12 and we never had to wait for anything. The food is always delicious. I've never had a bad meal there. Perfect night.
Great dining and experience. First time to go there and would definitely go back again.
Wonderful overall dining experience. Certainly will return.
Had to wait 15 min after our reservation time to get a table but was great besides that.
Wonderful menu selection. Staff very knowledgeable about menu items. Great service. Would highly recommend to friends and will definitely be going back!
We loved the environment, cocktails, appetizer and dessert. The entires were marginal and over priced. So very disappointed in the fish/veal dishes we ordered at the table.
Great! We loved it
Great food. Attentive servers in a professional atmosphere.
Wonderful experience as always
Drinks were great. Food was delicious. We will be back soon.
Always a great meal. Always a great experience. Get the lobster tail special if they have it. Can’t beat it!
Very nice restaurant. Good service and quality meal
Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing cocktails.
Great restaurant and food was amazing. Made reservations for valentines a month ahead and head to wait 45 minutes only to be seated next to a drafty window. Server was great, valet parking was great and food was great! Will go back but probably not on a busy night.
Received table precisely at our reservation time. The spicy tuna bon bons as a starter were phenomenal. The filet mignon was incredible. Great wine selection.
Got seated in a backroom that was chilly and not the atmosphere I was expecting for Valentine night. The night could have been better being in the main dining room. We felt like we were in some kind of patio area that had been closed off. Food was good and the server was very nice.
It was a great evening but very very noisy. A large table next to us was ridiculously noisy and we could not have a decent conversation. The food, and service was super.
I love coming here! The staff are always top notch!! The food is not only delicious but presented beautifully!! I recommend coming here!!
We had an early Valentine’s Day dinner. Everything was fabulous - we had sushi - and the service was 5 star. It was our first time but we’ll be back!
Everything was fabulous per usual.
Always reliable. Ocean sometimes gets overshadowed by other local places in a city where there are great restaurants everywhere you look. But make no mistake. Ocean is a fantastic choice to go for a special evening out.
Ocean has been my go-to to celebrate my birthday with friends for many years now. They always exceed expectations! Thank you for a perfect evening.