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Oceana, New York, NY

Oceana

4.6
4.6
6234 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992.

Oceana delivers a fresh, seasonal, innovative and approachable seafood-forward menu, with additional offerings suitable for any palate.

Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. Spring and Summer bring a 50 seat outdoor dining area and our new West Park Beer Garden 200 person capacity, private dining options include our Chefs Table with seating for up to 6, our new Chefs Counter for 6, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 150 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-5941 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Aungst and Tim Jocz

  • Private party facilities

    Oceana can accommodate seated groups of from 4 to 250 guests and up to 500 guests for a standing reception. Outdoor private events in our West Park Beer Garden up to 200 guests. Contact Senta Connolly, 212-782=3355, privatedining@oceanarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Senta Connolly: (877) 261-1887

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 6th and 7th

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Parking Garage: Eastway Garage 225 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Public transit stops;<br />B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;<br />N,R,W: 49th Street<br />1: 50th Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,234 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LT

    LarryT

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Especially noteworthy were the Yellowtail crudo appetizer and Cabbage-wrapped Halibut with Dashi. The cioppino had a delicious flavor but was way over-salted. We shared a Pistachio Semifreddo for dessert which was the perfect finish!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife’s 60th Birthday. Arrived easily and was sat upon arrival. All went well. The food was nicely presented and tasty. It was expensive and small portioned, but very good.
  3. DG

    DakotaGirl

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately this was a very disappointing experience for us. I expected the cost but was disappointed with what we got for the expense…we were charged for 2 large sparkling waters ($23), even though they filled and then left the table (didn’t leave the water at the table, so assumed we didn’t have to pay for it). The pasta was warm at best, the fries were not crisp, the white wine was cool but not appropriately chilled and the server rarely came back. Not worth the cost!
  4. MS

    MyraS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Date with my honey of over 40 years, before the theater. The food and wine was very good. No complaints. Will definitely return the next time I see a Broadway show.
  5. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great. Location was convenient to Broadway shows. Food was fantastic
  6. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Food was delicious and the staff was very nice and attentive.
  7. KL

    KatL37

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome and food was delicious. Will definitely be going back soon.
  8. JA

    JudgeAllen

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Not worth the money. Everything needed seasoning and flavor. The seafood bisque lacked. The lobster scampi lacked butter and garlic. I wish I would’ve chosen a different dinner option before our Broadway show.
  9. M

    Micster

    New Orleans

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the pri fixe lunch and my ordered a La carte. Everything was delicious and the service was as the best I’ve ever had. I thought the beverage prices were a bit high.
  10. NN

    NaturiN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! A perfect date night spot for me and my husband
  11. RS

    RobertS

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and atmosphere. Lots of energy in the bar and great post Covid bump.
  12. LM

    LawrenceM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Waiter was not engaging and didn't check much to see if we needed anything.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I had high hopes for this place. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The ambiance and plating was beautiful, however all the food was very flat flavors. We had the truffle ricotta ravioli and the sea bass with crab ciopinno. The ravioli had Visible truffles, but ZERO truffle flavor. The whole dish didn’t have much flavor at all. The sea bass was good but was a very tiny piece. The mussels and clams were ok but nothing special. At the end of the day it was a $200 bill and still left not full. We ended up walking around and stopped in at a Cuban restaurant which blew Oceana away with the drinks. I really wanted to like Oceana but will definitely not be back.
  14. DE

    DavidEzell

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted a place that would make a birthday celebration special; Oceana was an ideal choice. A seamless experience from beginning to end. We both could not stop talking about the meal and the service. Tens across the board!
  15. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our party of three had a wonderful dinner here before heading off to see Wicked. This is great location for a pre-theater dinner and a special evening. My pulpo appetizer and swordfish were excellent, and my dates’ Scottish salmon and cippino were equally great. It is quite expensive even by NYC standards but as a splurge you won’t go wrong. The portions are also a bit puny, but the presentation is excellent. With a drink but no dessert we were well above $100 pp so be prepared.
  16. JG

    JoannG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pre-theater dinner was excellent and reasonably priced. As the large space of the restaurant filled, the noise level increased to an uncomfortable level. Otherwise, overall excellent!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfectly delightful, free theater, dinner to celebrate a birthday. The dinner was perfectly timed for us to make our curtain. We had the most delightful wait persons – identical, twins!! What a wonderful experience!
  18. JD

    JaneD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal with good wine and excellent service.
  19. 2

    2bigeaters

    Tampa

    423 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    423 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    We chose this restaurant for its location and reviews. When we entered, we were overwhelmed by the noise and asked for a quieter spot. Impossible, as it turned out. The whole place is horribly noisy. Luckily, the service was quick and courteous. We had delicious oysters and lovely drinks. The seafood entrees were split…his was great, mine was so so. After we ordered dessert, the waiter belated offered a generous birthday cake for me. Great!
  20. JN

    JeffN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monkfish special and sides were outstanding. Friend's French fries were heavenly. Service was perfect.
  21. R

    Roscoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. On a trip from NZ I booked Oceana online for our 28th wedding anniversary. We were blown away by the food, the service and ambience. Aldy our waiter was extremely good. Excellent observation of food allergies, very fast efficient service. We even had a complimentary custom designed desert to celebrate our day. Way beyond our expectations, we will certainly be back. Thankyou.
  22. G

    Guest

    Dallas

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. One of the best meals I’ve ever had! Staff was great. Very helpful and attentive. Our waiter made suggestions for the oysters which turned out to be perfect. The food was delicious! I’ll be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, very nice modern place with excellent seafood apprizes.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an exceptional meal. Not something we could do all the time given the price but the food and service was excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant top notch service and Michelin star food! It was our first time but we will definitely be back when in NYC.
  27. SF

    StephenF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great, service was ok. Tables close to each other but worth it ! Great for before a Broadway show.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Place was dead due to the holiday weekend but the service was slow.
  29. P

    Pauline

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, food and ambiance! I’ll definitely be returning.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food great service we could hear each other. Tuesday evening meal 8:15PM
  31. LS

    LucaS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ridiculously small portions and overpriced. The bottle of white wine we order was warm when served, not ideal
  32. KM

    KurtM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, as usual. We will definitely return on our next trip to the City!
  33. LB

    LaurenB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food and the wine selection was wonderful!
  34. R

    Roger

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We've always liked eating here, but this time the menu was much more expensive than ever before, and the waiter who served us was not always attentive to our order. The prices here went up like a rocket, despite not having a well-known chef, compared to other restaurants nearby with reputable chefs attached. Would I come back? I don't think so. Also, the waiter neglected to serve a dish we had ordered, and he didn't return to the table often when we had questions or interest in more. He seemed overwhelmed with the job, actually.
  35. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    565 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    565 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had not been here in quite some time and decided to celebrate our 55th here. We were led to an excellent table by a welcoming staff. After that, our waiter, Isaiah, just seemed to go through the motions being pleasant when he came to the table but the intervals were quite long especially at the beginning in starting things off properly. Aside from the lack of attention from such a fine establishment, everything else was superb. Our pre-fixe theater menu was excellent with great choices, presentation, fine taste and more than ample portions supplemented by extra oysters and glasses of prosecco. And the addition of a mini mousse cake with a candle atop and an appropriate inscription was a much appreciated bonus.
  36. JG

    JoanG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family enjoyed both Pre- Theater and regular menu before a Saturday night show at a busy time of year. The treatment, noise level ,and size of table were an oasis right off of Times Square. All of the servers were pleasant , knowledgeable and engaging. Food and wine memorable, I would definitely revisit
  37. MP

    MargieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there early for Theatre menu. Our server was excellent. Did not rush us, but also kept our schedule in mind. Food was delicious, and my husband and I had a fabulous time.
  38. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular meal. Each dish was prepared and presented in an excellent manner and the staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate our special evening. The scallops were especially wonderful and the pistachio dessert was a perfect finish to our meal. Thanks for a great evening!
  39. A

    Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Poor quality of food and unkind waiter. Only the location is nice.
  40. DM

    DavidM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner. Food was excellent. Nice wine list.

FAQs

Oceana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.

Oceana is rated 4.6 stars by 6234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 150 times today
Google Map for Oceana

120 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10020

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th and 7th

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:45 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Parking Garage: Eastway Garage 225 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019Public transit stops;B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;N,R,W: 49th Street1: 50th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Aungst and Tim Jocz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-5941 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    Oceana can accommodate seated groups of from 4 to 250 guests and up to 500 guests for a standing reception. Outdoor private events in our West Park Beer Garden up to 200 guests. Contact Senta Connolly, 212-782=3355, privatedining@oceanarestaurant.com

  • Private party contact

    Senta Connolly: (877) 261-1887

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