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 Chefs Table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.
lemon drop pepper, citrus
pickled mushrooms, cippolini onion, bottarga
roasted garlic, lemon
Service was inattentive and slow.
Birthday and pre theatre
Everything was excellent, not inexpensive, but really excellent
We had the best experience to celebrate.
Fresh and delicious shellfish! Wonderful service and management team!
Very good food
Great food, great service and lots of gluten free options!
Amazing! I cannot say enough good things about the new chef, Mike, and the staff. Dinner was phenomenal. Don’t walk, run to Oceana for a meal. Try as many dishes as possible. The food is fantastic. Leave room for dessert because not only are they scrumptiously delicious, the pastry chef is such a nice person. His gelatos are crazy good! We have been coming here for 28! years. This restaurant is definitely a favorite. We’ve been celebrating our daughters birthday here for the past 6 years. Can’t wait til next year!! Thank you.
Excellent food excellent service
Always a fabulous dining experience, perfect for entertaining clients - flavor, ambiance and the best service.
The entire dining experience was superb. We started with the chef's tasting of the 4 crudo options, which was so fresh and delicious with an amazing profile of tastes. The 2 fish entrees (cod and monkfish) were prepared perfectly and encompassed a sumptuous essence of flavors. Both entrees were both so tender you could cut it with a fork and it simply melted in your mouth. I look forward to the next night out at this fantastic restaurant.
First, the good news: Oceana has terrific oysters and a pasta dish called Squid Ink Paccheri that is just delicious. I truly wish it had been our whole meal. Now the bad news: Our entrees weren't up to the level of quality at this expensive $$$$ price point. The $38 Scottish Salmon wasn't bad but was a little on the fishy side, which if it was really fresh shouldn't have been. The surrounding watercress was nice and fresh, but what was supposed to have been champagne pears and blood orange was an unpleasant, oddly textured, squishy mess. The mouth feel of this turned me off the whole entree. The $45 Seared Halibut was done to a turn and would have been a lovely meal if it hadn't been for the accompanying inedible spinach and wild mushrooms which both were so salty, it made my mouth burn for the next 2 hours. The $20 Shrimp Fried Rice, an odd side dish on this menu for sure, was also overly salty and made with wild rice which was in parts under cooked, accompanied by unpleasantly iodiney shrimp; another fail. While the service was good, the waitstaff was a little on the intrusive side. Also, it's nice to know they clean their restrooms with Clorox, but alas, I returned with it all over the bottom of my shoes and while I was sitting at the table the air was perfumed with bleach. Not the best experience over all and certainly not at these prices.
Excellent spot for a business meal. Efficient and great service and great food.
Great service and food. Excellent wine list
Our server person (black female) was as good as it gets. I should have gotten her name but will seek her out next time we go. Truly exceptional.
Comfortable fine dining. Professional service, timed our courses with plenty of time to make our show. The ceviche was unique and delicious. The salad was large enough to split and the salmon special was excellent, moist, satisfying and memorable.
We ate dinner at Oceana after the show, Hamilton. Great place to unwind and discuss what for us was a very emotional experience. The service was outstanding and the fixed price show menu was excellent. All of us enjoyed our leisurely meal.... no pressure.
They did a great job of celebrating me and my good friend’s February birthday. The special dessert they gave us was delicious. And the suggested entree was so tasty.
Pedro took great care of us. Dinner was delicious as it always is at Oceana. We can't wait to return for another delicious meal.
I've dined at Oceana several times...from its former location on E. 54th street to its present home. I think the fish is the best in the City. Always wonderfully prepared. This time, I was with 3 colleagues: one had the cod and I and my third friend had the halibut. It turns out, halibut is one of my favorites; and this was prepared perfectly. Service was professional; and once our wait-person understood we were not to be rushed, he was less intrusive. Oceana is expensive; and the wine list is quite high. However, there are a handful or reasonable wines by the glass.
The portions are ridiculously small.
Out of many items on the menu on a Saturday night at only 8 pm. Alternatives were poor and prices excessive for quality and quantity.
Impeccable NY seafood restaurant for decades now. Excellent food and service. Nicely spaced tables and classy decor make this one of NYs best restaurants
Oceana was more expensive than good, but still pretty good. A waiter, though not our waiter, offered uninvited advice about what to order, but it was good advice. Some of the dishes were outstanding. Others were pretty good. All were more expensive than seemed justified.
Our steak came out cold. We sent it back to warm it up, but it was still cold. Everything was good
We purchased the pre fixe theater dinner. The lobster and steak which we shared was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Oceana was amazing! The atmosphere was very inviting and tranquil. When we first arrived it was very busy and we were unhappy about our seating, they immediately answered our request and moved us to a more suitable location of the restaurant. The food was next to none when it comes to fish and seafood. We were extremely happy with every course and actually over ate because it was so good. The oysters were next to none and I’m
Still asking myself how we’re they so good.
Did Valentine's dinner . Service was light but OK. Appetizer were great, oysters, jumbo shrimp, and the raw trio was perfect. Both of our fish dishes was cooked to perfection. Dessert also was good, but since it was Valentine's day, they should of had chocolate covered strawberries, at least a red carnation on the table plus some sort of heart cookie at end to celebrate the day.
Just another day in the big city . The atmosphere did match the event.
Went here for Valentine's day. They offered both a fixed menu and the standard a la carte. Had the lobster scampi with roe infused pasta. Had the raw bar appetizer sampler. Everything was delicious. If I had one complaint, put a bit more lobster meat in the dish for a perfect 5 star. Loved the appetizer sampler, cerviche was the best. Wine was excellent and reasonably priced.
Ambiance was excellent, waiter was even better. He was on the ball with everything, pre-med student going to Columbia. They did a really nice job at a "normal" NYC price (which is why the value can never be above a 3 out of 5 due to NYC prices), but I didn't feel gouged at all for what we got. Nice job all around, highly recommend.
Great meal at a great place. I started with the Radio City Plateau and my wife had the shrimp bisque. Both excellent. I had the grilled mahi mahi and my wife had the halibut. Perfectly prepared. Ryan made us feel special by stopping by and sharing experiences. I highly recommend for seafood, service, wine and ambiance.
Lovely seafood restaurant for fine dinning but as in the past visit
I find that there are not enough seafood choices is good
Other than that is a very good restaurant and the service is very good too
They slipped on the service last nite but did everything right to make up for it. Paul Mcloughlin and his team really know how to run a restaurant. And they outdid themselves. Dont bother with snooty le Bernadine. Try Oceana instead. You'll be glad you did.
We were there for Valentine’s Day celebration both times. Really enjoy the food and services.
Seated on time, nice table in the back where it is a little more quiet. Attentive service. Decent salad and oysters to start. Halibut was very good but not great... perhaps a bit overcooked. But overall a good night out.
A wonderful choice for date night. Impeccable food, service and ambiance. Also a good wine list.
Gotta be the lunch deal of midtown....they offer a Soup/Sandwich Deal @19.00 that was delicious and a bargain, served at the bar or front cafe area only. Potato Leek soup and pastrami spiced smoked salmon Sammy! Delicious!
Awesome as always. My number one choice for pre-theatre.
Love the ambience. We had a great table and great service and food wonderful evening!
Oceana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.
Oceana is rated 4.6 stars by 5529 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.