Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Oceana delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.
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, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80.
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Dined here because I had been here a few years ago and enjoyed it. Will not be back. The service is attentive however they could not get our orders right. The food quality is poorer than other restaurants at this price point.
The noise at lunch, even when the restaurant is not full, is so loud you cannot hear your dining companions.
Great food and service
Best Oysters around
Service was outstanding! I’ve eaten here several times. Food is always excellent. Oceana is not my favorites in NYC and definitely my favorite seafood option in midtown!
Outstanding service and best risotto I’ve ever had!
Every aspect of our time at Oceana was lovely. Our table was ready when we entered and the hostess asked if we had theatre tickets and the time, so they could be sure to time our meal accordingly. Which they did with the perfection of a long- studied establishment. We were asked but not pressured about cocktails -we didn’t want to be tired for our show so declined. The choice to order some dishes as either appetizer or entree sizes was very nice. We chose to order two entrees and share. Each came split to two plates, so we could enjoy the beauty of the playing as well as the food. We shared the lobster bolognese, which was perfectly seasoned with a floral tarragon and lobster chunks, with a perfectly cooked half a lobster tail on top, and followed with the sautéed soft shell crab, topped with lemon-included squash ribbons with a crisped potato slice on the side. The crab was meaty and perfectly seasoned with a savory sauce. This was a perfect amount of food for two hungry people with small to moderate appetites.
The amuse-bouche of a cold cucumber soup, garnished with pearls of garlic oil (perhaps grape seed oil?) was refreshing and not overly herbed. Both the coffee and espresso were delicious and even though we didn’t have room for dessert we were served a sweet finish of a tiny raspberry candy and an equally small but delicious lemon merengue. The entire meal was fabulous and, while the noise was deafening in the bar are, the glass wall (which matches the curtains) helped keep the noise level in the dining room to a level where we could carry on a conversation without yelling. It helped that we were seated adjacently, rather than across the table.
We found the prices to be on par or even reasonable for a high end restaurant in New York, but do not mistake that to be “cheap” by any standard.
Overall, a really wonderful meal, service and food. We highly recommend you dine at Oceana and we will do so again.
Went to Oceana for a pre-theater dinner based solely on the reviews on OpenTable. It was fabulous. The decor is very pretty with a lot of wood, tables that are far enough apart that you don't have to worry about overhearing the next table's conversation and nice lighting, unlike the typical pre-theater restaurant in the area. The service was impeccable - our server was aware that we were going to the theater and made several recommendations that would get us out in time. We especially loved the pre-theater menu which featured three courses with a variety of options at a incredibly low price point. Everything was very tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Oceana will be our go-to pre-theater restaurant from now on.
One of Manhattan's best restaurants
Prime time midday and yet the service was good, the food was fresh and the overall experience was wonderful. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a lunch meeting in midtown.
Cantaloupe pavlova was amazing!
Looking for a restaurant near the Hilton and a friend did not eat meat, so settled on Oceana. What a wonderful find. Nice selection of food and a range of options. My friend and I enjoyed our meal. It was a Monday night, so not so busy, but we had a couple busy tables near us. I'd visit it again.
Excellent menu with an impressive selection of fresh oysters, interesting appetizers and fresh fish. Dover sole prepared in a classic meuniere style was heavenly. Yellow tomato gazpacho soup tasty and unique. Expensive but well worth it.
Great service, elegance without being pretentious, great food and a wine list to match, highly recommend!
Outstanding food , service, atmosphere , close to theatres and Times Square!
I went there for Oysters, pasta, and fish all delicious I also ordered a bottle of a chablis to paired all my courses. I and friend loved it.
Service was nice, they know what they doing.
great location and the atmosphere was so nice.
Celebrating getting an engaged
Service was outstanding. We weren’t very hungry, so we had only the risotto entree. It was very good. A little noisy in there, but it’s location near the theatre was a big plus for us.
I enjoyed the great fish and beautiful atmosphere for an excellent business lunch. The service was friendly and professional.
Food and the ambiance were very good. Sadly, our waiter was only mediocre.
We sat at the bar, service was excellent. We had a selection of oysters very good. The place it’s beautiful. We definitely will go back
Oceana is unique in my experience in balancing a great venue -- soaring ceilings, natural light from the windows on West 49th Street, elegant decor -- with an interesting menu, thoughtful, personal service, a buzzing bar scene, and good food. Cocktails are beautifully made and the roster changes with the right frequency, so I usually find something new to discover. The front of the house is first rate, too -- everything runs smoothly. It is perfect for pre-theatre -- even with a 7:00pm curtain, if you mention the timing to the staff you can be confident you will be out the door at the right time. I have never had the prix fixe theatre menu, but that looks interesting. There's also a nice bar menu - a great spot for a lobster roll at the bar. I love the place and look for excuses to go there. There is usually something to be curious about on the menu -- I just tried the Lobster Bolognese, and it was remarkable; lightly sauced. Go.
Highly recommended! Everything we had was delicious including the house-infused cucumber vodka. The pre-theater menu was terrific, service was superb.
Good food, but a limited menu and way overpriced. I’ve been there during the week - better menu selection and prices much more reasonable.
Food was OK but not great as we had expected and read from the reviews. The foie gras was experienced as it was some sort of pate. The soft crab shells were swimming in a oily sauce. The porgy certainly didn't deserve a 50 dollars price. Service was excellent
Disappointing versus expectations. Sent Shrimp Cocktail back...fishy smelling and tasting.
They didn't manage the time well and we ended up rushing to eat to make our show reservation that we told them about at the very beginning.
Wonderful meal. Bryn was our server and was delightful. Strongly recommend.
This restaurant is not really prepared for a breakfast service.
Amazing!! The food had wonderful flavors, service excellent, our table was outside overlooking the ocean.
Our reservation was at 7p on a weeknight... it was more crowded when we were leaving so I suggest earlier is better to get a table with the ocean view.
Lovely restaurant with a sure to impress ambience and gracious staff. Gave the impression they were happy to serve and make your visit memorable. I had halibut, very tender with complimentary veggies and sauce for just the right taste. We enjoyed vanilla panna cotta for dessert that had cake, berries and a delightful cream mix. It was a dreamy experience. Felt like Cinderella when it was over and time for the theater
This dining experience was exceptional. Service, ambiance, cocktails, wine and the food! We had a table of 6 and there was something for everyone. Seafood was very fresh. Seabass, trout, lobster, oysters, pasta and so much more. Chef Bill brings such an intense passion and love to food that every dish comes out perfectly. The synergy on the line and with the front of house team is so in sync. It was a memorable dinner from start to finish. Grateful!
Food is outstanding! staff is amazing ! Coming back soon.
This has been one of my favored restaurant for a few years. I took my 17-year-old nephew here for a special dinner, and he was very impressed. He knew it was a very special place for me, and now it is also special for him. He loved the setting, the food, and the service, and is hoping there will soon be another reason for me to take him there again.
Small portions, I left hungry and grabbed a pizza after I left.
Just what we wanted.
Made this reservation last minute and were so pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious!! Beet salad outstanding! Full of flavor! The summer risotto was creamy and also delicious as was the lobster pasta. Service was excellent. Ambiance was very lively however it would be hard to converse with a larger group....Going back again before we leave NYC. This will be a definite stop anytime we are in town!
Dinner was amazing, service great. We celebrated a milestone birthday and they made it special!
Great food, excellent service and a beautiful room. I hosted 3 out of town guests for a business dinner pre-theatre, they loved Oceana it was a great start to a wonderful evening. We will be back and I highly recommend Oceana.