Oceana

4.7
4663 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood

Restaurants you may also likeView all

About

Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. Recently hired Chef Bill Telepan has instituted an entirely new menu with a twist on modern seafood classics!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Power Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30-10 am

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-3 pm. Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 pm. Sunday Closed except for some holidays. (Mother's Day 5/13/18 open 1-9pm)

Raw Bar & Cafe Menu available continuously through the day.

Pre-theater dining please allow a minimum of 90 minutes.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 759-5941
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Bill Telepan
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Oceana can accommodate seated groups of from 4 to 250 guests and up to 500 guests for a standing reception.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Senta Connolly: (877) 261-1887
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Extensive off-site catering menu available, please view our website.
Please contact Stephanie Isaacs @ 212-759-5989 or
SIsaacs@oceanarestaurant.com
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between 6th and 7th
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Public transit stops;
B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;
N,R,W: 49th Street
1: 50th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4663 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
G
Tallahassee
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at this restaurant several times on trips to the city. The food and service has always been excellent. it will remain on my list of restaurants for New York dining.

Report
Helpful
BS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The food was great. The lobster Bolognese may have been the best pasta ever! Will come back again when we are in NYC.

Report
Helpful
OS
London
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always outstanding. Excellent seafood choices; all fresh, creative. Service is excellent. You pay the price but always worth it.

Report
Helpful
l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food everything delicious
Service was e cellemt
Nice to be able to have conversations
It is pricey so can not dine as often as I would like to

Report
Helpful
k
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! Food was excellent! My party and I chose from the pre theater menu - all dishes were fresh and delicious. Ambience was sophisticated but relaxed. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
RS
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My son and I chose Oceana for its extensive seafood menu. It was a special occasion before going to the theater. We shared the trio of seafood starters which was excellent. My son had an array of oysters and soft shell crab for dinner. I had the halibut which was mild and delicious. We had a white savignon Blanca&Marc and Pinot Grigio to accompany our meals. We shared the rhubarb cake for dessert last o finish off the meal. A lovely evening.

Report
Helpful
1
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana was an excellent restaurant in mid town. Wonderful choices of seafood. Excellent salads. Service was excellent.
Very comfortable surroundings.

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster bolognese was one of the best things I've eaten in NYC.

Report
Helpful
AD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Michelin rated resturant, unbelievably tasty dishes, and the absolute best service.

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so happy I re-found you! Now we have a great restaurant to go to when celebrating special occasions and wanting for lobster. Everything was delicious, the wait staff was excellent and could not ask for more.

Report
Helpful
IE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the service is outstanding, a typical of the theater district restaurants.

The gazpacho tasted better than the one I had in Madrid.
The Steak House sword fish was little salty and a very small portion.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food; very expensive

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing!!

Report
Helpful
TV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I needed a good spot before a show. Oceana was recommended and had a great pre-theater menu. I had the fried calamari - delicious - and bacon wrapped trout. Our server was very nice and attentive. My wife loved her calamari pasta. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty lobster roll sandwich. Not one of those mayonnaise filled ones. Lots of very tasty chunks of lobster with a bit of oil instead of mayo. Great kettle chips too!

Report
Helpful
CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! Every course was simply superb and the wine selected with help from the someleier was outstanding.

I haven’t looked in to the history of why the lost their Michelin star, but this was better than two star restaurants I have been to.

Food, wine, service, ambiance all excellent. Pricy, but you get what you pay for.

Sadly they are moving their reservations off OpenTable after August 6 2018.

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I was at Oceana for the tasting menu with the executive chef Bill Telephan . There were 8 other guests. It was on Bastille Day and the menu emphasis was French. We and everyone else thought that everything was beyond extraordinary. Chef Bill was gracious, extremely friendly and especially funny. He is really a wonderful chef and person. Each dish was exceptional. We highly recommend Oceana and the once a month tasting menu in a very close setting with Chef Bill Telephan.

Report
Helpful
SP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. We made a reservation for a pre theatre dinner and the waiter was aware of this and kept us on track for ordering so that we had plenty of time to get to the theatre promptly. The calamari was especially notable and the swordfish was quite good. Recommend this place for a nice dinner on a special occasion or a pre-theatre dinner.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in NY. Friends from out of town came in and we were looking for special place to go. It was a perfect night out. We highly recommend Oceana.

Report
Helpful
KS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana provided excellent service and outstanding food. You would be hard pressed to find a better seafood restaurant in manhattan. The quality of the food and wine was well worth the price. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. Dover sole was outstanding.
Good wine selection. Great deserts. Definite first choice in mid town.

Report
Helpful
NJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went early for pre-theater. Nice quiet table, friendly and helpful waiter who said he would space out our 3 course "theater" menu. First course, (after some good bread) was great. I had 4 oysters and my wife had a very large order of Calamari. But then we waited, waited and waited for our mains. Finally a runner brought a second round of our first course; we sent him away asking where our mains were. We also flagged down our server. Many minutes later, the mains arrived. My wife's salmon was undercooked; my swordfish was overcooked. Clearly they screwed up. We got apolgies from the waiter and later from "Eric" and they took a good discount off the bill. Dessert and coffee were excellent. My ratings would be lower but they recognized they screwed up and tried to address it.

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location, menu choices, preparation, service. Ideal for both business and personal get-togethers. Always on our list of restaurant options.

Report
Helpful
AW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled octopus, fried calamari for starters is terrific, had the swordfish and lobster on pasta the sauces are to die for.

Excellent

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and space were great. Food was average, and underwhelming considering the price.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always , have been there numerous times and I always leave thinking Oceana is one of, if not the best seafood restaurant in NYC

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding as were the wine pairings. The food was a little mixed though - the chicken was excellent, the swordfish was very good (but the side chosen for it did not go with it well), and hanger steak was just alright. The desserts were also good.

Report
Helpful
D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had drinks and dinner before show. Hostess and servers made sure we got to the show on time. Lobster entrees, calamari and oysters were all excellent.

Report
Helpful
SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service.

Report
Helpful
z
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent value if a bit pricey. Strong sense of fairness. All food is well-spiced and presented. classic not trendy

Report
Helpful
LB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I live near Philly and always eat at Oceana when we visit NYC, which happens several times a year. The dover sole is great and the bananas foster was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
l
Washington DC
350 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great flavors along with pleasant attentive service. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for amazing seafood! Wonderful service....

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was awesome

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just popped in while hanging out in the City and popped in on the fly. Food was great as always. I might have had the best soft shell crab ever on this particular occasion and the Blueberry Souffle for dessert was incredible. We also received some wonderful tips from the sommelier.

Report
Helpful
BW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. Our server Mina was awesome with great suggestions. The warm rhubarb cake for dessert was fantastic. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
PK
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Oceana before. While I have always been satisfied, this occasion was the best. The food arrived quite quickly. The salad I had was fresh and delicious. The fish (sea bass) was just outstanding, piping hot and cooked to perfection. The dessert of sorbet was excellent too. I thought the staff could have been a bit more accommodating by offering pepper etc. when the dishes came out. But I was able to request these items easily. On the whole, Oceana offers a great pre-theater experience.

Report
Helpful
c
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit to Oceana. I went with my wife as it was one of the pending 1st Quality Restaurants we have not been during the many years we live in NYC.
Despite that the service was very good and the Bar has a very nice atmosphere, we were disappointed with the quality of the food. We expected to have great seafood as this is the specialty of the Restaurant. The only outstanding plate we ordered was the Soft Shell Crab...delicious! The Porgy was just fair and the grilled salmon in the very lower level. We also ordered the Octopus as an appetizer but we sent it back due its unacceptable quality.
The desert we ordered was nothing special to emphasize.
The wine list is very good and the sommelier as well as the whole service was magnificent.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty but small portions.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
117

Tweets by Oceana