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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 19 times today


1027 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Ocean has been locally owned and operated by George Reis since 2002 and is located in the historic Five Points district of Birmingham’s Southside. Enjoy a casual night out with friends at the inviting and contemporary patio bar, or venture inside for some of the best seafood in town and an award-winning dining experience.
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(205) 933-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Reis
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Private party facilities
For information about our private dining facilities and private dining options, please contact our event coordinator, Rachel Langdon, at: or give us a call at: (205) 933-0999
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Private party contact
Rachel Langdon: (205) 933-0999
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For information about catering options, please contact our event coordinator, Rachel Langdon, at: or call us at: (205)933-0999
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Cross street
Highland and 13th Ave
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Special events & promotions
Love in the Loft - Valentine's Day 2018

Ocean is proud to announce a one night only pop up restaurant on February 14, 2018. Reservations are still available and can me made by calling (205)933-0999.

For more information, including menus, please see
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a great experience at Ocean. My wife and I had dinner for Valentines Day. The food and customer service was amazing. A week later, we had a business dinner for a party of 8 and the service was excellent again.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service was not great and they had run out of some things.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a wonderful experience and our waiter, Patrick, was incredible.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018


mrsb (Birmingham)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

So I booked an 8 pm reservation for my husband and I for Feb 15th as it was his 41st birthday. We arrived at 8pm on the dot, seated in 3 mins at a table where it was less than 1 foot from another table of 5 and my husband already had to wait to sit in his seat as the waiter was constantly going back and forth. Hostess changed our table after my husband requested it. Our waiter comes and greets us by giving us a spill about items on menu and specials for the night. He leaves and comes back in time for us to order about 10 mins later. My husband orders whole yellow snappet and the waiter says they are out of it. Now unless they ran out within the 10 mins he was gone I'm pretty sure they were already out of it and within his spill he did not care to mention it. He told us they only order like 5 pieces for the day. They open at 5:30 pm and had only been open 2 1/2 hours so it was not late by any means. So my husband decides he will just eat appetizers cause he is not happy about this omission re: the fish being sold out. He decides 15 mins later to order an entree and the waiter sells us on the grouper as the accompanying items are plantains that pair well so he orders that. The waiter brings the plate with no plantains and says oh by the way they ran out of plantains and so you have brussel sprouts on there instead just on case you were wondering.... really???!! Since it seems like they only order like 5 of everything all we ask is that the waiter tells us up front and then we can decide whether we want to stay and eat or go elsewhere. Just poor planning and the waiter did not anticipate anything well.

Clifton (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Seating us for our reservation 30 minutes after our reservation got us off to a bad start. But the service and food were great after that. This was Valentine's Day, so I'm sure things were a bit more hectic there than usual.

Smore (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Ocean is always so good. One of our favorite places in Birmingham

JordanS (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was fantastic. We had sushi as an appetizer and it was the best I’ve ever had. I will be getting it as a meal when I go back! Prices were very reasonable. Great service. Get the Baklava ice cream!

SawyerS (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great, service was outstanding. Shoutout to my waiter Patrick, who made the experience.

Louis (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was great. Hostess was overwhelmed and undersupported for volume.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening! Definitely recommend!

JohnP (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent drinks, food, and service. Great experience!

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Elizabeth was awesome! I had to increase my party size two days prior and she made it happen! Food was fabulous as usual!

RichardT (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and impeccable, attentive service. Highly recommended.

LuvPortsmouthFood (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great seafood in Birmingham!