Oceana

4.6
4925 reviews
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Seafood
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.

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Mon 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding dining experience. The meals (I can attest the scallops were deliciously prepared) were enjoyed by all and the service was first rate.

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NY
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the Triton tower! Extraordinary- can’t wait to return!

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TT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work in the neighborhood and had wanted to have dinner here for quite a while. We had the opportunity on Valentine’s Day weekend and I can say it was well worth it.
Everything from the specialty cocktails to dessert were very good. The thing I liked the most was the atmosphere. It just felt right. I don’t make near enough money to go there that often. But for a special occasion it was very good

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LR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Remarkable. Remarkable how they combine absolutely mediocre food, exceedingly high prices, small portions, poor service, a loud space and a location filled with tourists into one establishment. Having had a good memory of the "old" OCEANA, i thought i would give it a try on a night where we had a last minute change of plans and had to eat in midtown. our first 2-3 dozen choices of restaurants were all booked up.

First, we were seated in an annexed room, off the dining floor. 13 tables--and we were the only diners there start to finish. not exactly what you are looking for in a night out--ESPECIALLY with their prices. The waiter forgot we were there, and we went 40 and 30 minutes stretches without him, finally walking on to the main floor to retrieve him to get more water. The sommelier poured our wine than stuck the open bottle under her armpit to bring it to an ice bucket. not joking.

I don't care to go on and on about the poor quality of the food, but its kind of like you would expect if you were at an event where they were serving 10,000 people. two crab cakes ordered--little crab, little flavor, deep fried. Gnocchi--the entree portion was in a large bowl and was 3 inches of gnocchi from end to end. also not joking, not exaggerating. had to ask twice for bread. frozen lobster tail on fist sized portion of pasta--$64.

This place captures out-of-town tourists who convince themselves they are having a good meal because they are paying $160/head in midtown manhattan. And maybe if you want to eat in times square, this suits you. For anyone else, there are literally 1000+ better places to eat than OCEANA. It is not the restaurant that existed in the 90's and into the 2000's. It is now a Broadway tourist trap in a huge space with crappy food, stupid prices and unskilled waitstaff. Go at your own risk and bring a lot of $$.....

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints , food and service are always terrific

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We used to like this restaurant, but the service reminded me of a cheap diner. The wait staff was not professional. The whole restaurant is tired and outdated looking. The food was good, but certainly not spectacular. The prices are not in line with the quality of the service, food, or the decor. The prices are as if this were a top restaurant, but it isn’t.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were wonderful. Travis and the rest of the staff were attentive and helpful.

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AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific environment for a business meeting or special occasion. Has the ambiance of one of the iconic New York City restaurants of earlier years. We had a wonderful experience but thought that the hostess were not up to the standards of the establishment.

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PM
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service best in NYC. Food fresh and vibrant, some classic dishes on the menu that we enjoyed. We’ll return for sure.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the service was excellent. Attentive without being overbearing. The sommelier is knowledgeable and she did a great job being specific in her descriptions and impressions. Second, the food quality met our high expectations. I would certainly order the filet again, and the presentation was good too.
Prices are about what you'd expect for Midtown NYC, certainly not inexpensive but not outrageous either. There's obviously a lot of competition in the city, but we'd definitely go back.

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KQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got there early and the hostesses allowed me to peruse the entire dining area for the perfect seat! When my wife finally arrived the hostess came back to me to let us know they now had a window seat!
The servers were extremely responsive and very courteous. The food was delightful, hot and scrumptious. We had tickets to a show and the waiters were courteous to this request and got us out just in time.
#PerfectEvening

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z
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Valentine's Day dinner before heading to Radio City Music Hall to see Anita Baker. Food, ambiance, and service were all impeccable. Pricey, but worth it!

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CE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Especially the service!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, vibrant atmosphere.

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GD
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

High quality food and a lively scene. Conveniently located in Roc Center. Beautiful room.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent but extremely expensive so save it for
Special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best service I’ve ever received in a restaurant and every dish we ordered was great, we will be back!

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very professional and pleasant staff. Will go again.

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PM
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience..Service, Food & Ambiance.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

My mom and I are on a fun mother-daughter trip to NYC to see some shows and I love that the day before our reservation someone from Oceana called to confirm our reservation and that we had a show to get to after our dinner. She said she would make note of that so we could be sure to get out on time.
However, when we arrived, no one once said welcome, we were just shown to our table and waited a solid 11 minutes before anyone even filled our water glasses. That sounds picky, but for a $150 meal, you kind of expect decent service. No one actually introduced themselves as our server so when another man came to take our order, and simply said "what can I get you" with no other context, we were a little confused. The sommelier came over when someone brought the wine-by-the-bottle list and then promptly left when she realized we would rather go by the glass, not even offering what glasses would go with our meals.
The food was excellent but for an almost empty restaurant, the service was astoundingly slow and rude. The night before we'd been at an extremely packed steakhouse where our waiter was personable, gave recommendations, and took the time to speak to us. At Oceana, each person that walked by our table hardly glanced at us before moving on to go stand by their co-worker workers and chitchat. Overall, it was a disheartening experience at a restaurant that my parents had once loved revered.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary
They had an amazing desert for us with special “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was top notch! Lana took excellent care of us.

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This dinner was top notch from atart to finish. The service was very attentive, menu selection was very appealing and food was superb. Being from Boston, we are spoiled with seafood. Oceana's preparation and presentation were spectacular. We had three types of ceviche to start and all five in our party had seafood. None were disappointed. They also had a theatre prix-fixoffering that two of selected and it was as good as anything else on the menu. This will be my go-to when I am in NYC for business.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ignored the bad reviews about this place and shouldn't have. Couldn't get into our first choice so we gave it a shot. My husband was happy with his choices. He had Calamarie (huge portion:) and Cod. I ordered a Pomegranate Martini. After an attempt to make it better I finally asked for something else. Ended up with a Cosmo which was fine. I ordered crab cakes which were horrible! Barely warm and the slaw mixture that came with it was not tasty either. Fishiest tasting crabmeat I've ever had. I had 2 bites gave the rest of one to my Husband and left the rest behind. I ordered Lobster. Our server suggested broiled. I've always gotten boiled but followed her suggestion. It was not bad but I prefer boiled. It was a bit too charred for my liking but overall had a nice flavor. Still, my overall experience of dinner here was less than satisfying. Our server was a delightful woman who I could tell felt badly about the drink and crabcakes. She did take the cakes off the bill and of course the first drink. It was our anniversary and a complimentary dessert was appreciated. But, for me, coming from the Chicago area this restaurant was not worth the bill received.

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PM
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food extraordinary! Cocktail at the bar first was nice way to begin our evening. Look forward to a return visit.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Worst service experience in NY at a fine restaurant in years. Went for breakfast with a client, waited forever for my coffee, once it arrived, my guest (who had since arrived) was ignored and not offered coffee. The food took forever despite the restaurant being largely empty. Instead of apologizing, the waiter blamed the delays on the chef being new and not expecting many guests (even though there were at most 10 tables) "and everybody ordering at the same time". Waiter also couldn't answer basic questions about the menu and was generally unqualified and ill-trained, shouldn't have been working at a fine restaurant. Finally, when the food arrived, the omelettes were fine but already lukewarm. The worst part: after expressing dissatisfaction, not even a simple, "I'm sorry". Really bad - stay away.

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KS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding meal. The service was world class and the wine selection was excellent.

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M
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant.

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RC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The $35 lunch prix fine is great for seafood lovers.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable the food is delicious!

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JJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the best dining experience. The staff was so accommodating, attentive, knowledgeable and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all the fish lovers. They have a great selection and a wonderful tasting menu option.

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great midtown restaurant with a great vibe. I just wish they’d concentrate more on the ocean and fish, they seam to get away from fish to satisfy other palates. After all it is a “seafood restaurant” is it not? Would love to see more exotic and unusual fish. They do a great job all the same.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The acoustics created a space that was very loud. Not good for an intimate conversation or a business meeting. The King Crab, although abundant, was very very salty; as was the gnocchi. It seemed the chef used salt instead of spices.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints expectations whether for preheater, a long dinner, or a business lunch.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 9, consumed over $2K, everything was splendid... Highly recommend the oysters

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S
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I am not going to spend too much time writing this review but our $1000 dinner for 5 last night was blah. We had a horrible experience in the bar. We ordered 3 one ounce servings of caviar and the 1st one arrive in 4 minutes. The 2nd and 3rd servings arrived 25 minutes later after so many comments by staff and finally managers. I don't care what the reason was it ruined the experience and I booked the reservation. In the manager's defense, he brought us 10 oxy-moron "shrimp" the size of your forearm trying to fix the "'problem" but the damage was done. The restaurant was not crowded on a January Saturday night.

Food was not worth the price. We are halibut experts and it was not the best taste or presentation we have seen globally. Seriously globally.

Sommelier was very (very) knowledgeable and very helpful to find a nice $115 bottle of pinot bottle of wine. It was great. So after many drinks at the bar we settled down to several bottles of Waits - Mast Pinot Noir. At the end of our dinner, when we have been totally served (over) she asks me if I would like a little more wine and pours the last of a bottle. Next thing I know we have a third bottle (already opened and not presented before opening.) being poured. Folks, this is fine dining and not a $ issue. We did not need another bottle of wine. We had spent a $1000.

We left disappointed and I left embarrassed.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food

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OF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots for business lunches in NYC, so decided to try out for breakfast with a client. I enjoyed the same great quality and experience that has kept me coming back to Oceana for lunch.. My guest had the spinach toast and loved it...

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were very surprised how salty our food was. The calamari appetizer was hard to eat as was the potato gnocchi. It was like they threw the salt onto the food. Our server refunded the price of those two dishes.

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V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always have a delicious meal at Oceana. Chef Bill Telepan is in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is as beautiful as it is delicious. One of our favorites.

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