Oceana

4.6
5000 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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Oceana Serving Three Course BRUNCH $59 (12 & under $29.00) 11:30-3pm. Dinner will be a la carte, serving 4:00-8:00pm.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It's a little expensive, but what do you expect when you go into NYC. The food was very good, I would try the swordfish as it was cooked perfectly, and I'm not that big of a fish fan. If you are going before a show, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy, or go to the bar as your food will come out faster.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Got us out in time for our show! The smaller portions of entrees is a great idea as we wanted to try a little bit of everything. Fantastic cocktails and terrific service!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Service was standard, nothing exceptional. Now, I am not a seafood person, so my options were very limited. The garden salad was a nice portion, but the dressing was too strong. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly, but it was really salty. The sorbet selection was nice. Oh, the bread is delicious. My friend really enjoyed all of the seafood dishes that he ordered. Definitely stick with seafood.

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

My wife and I enjoyed our meal. It was a nice experience.

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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!! Food was excellent. Everyone very attentive to our needs. Made sure we were out in time for our show. Would highly recommend.

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FD
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Our experience was not good. The restaurant was extremely noisy and the food was not great. Our waiter seemed flustered and forgot to bring our wine. My wife and daughter ordered a la carte, but I ordered the fixed price menu. My lobster tail was tough and not very tasty. We do not plan to return.

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Detroit
162 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Seafood plateau used to be much more interesting . Tuna tartare was fine but nothing exceptional. Nice wines by glass. The bread is excellent

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

Our team went for lunch, entree salads were amazing. Shrimp with Feta Cheese and Lobster Cobb both terrific! Pasta with Lamb meatballs, innovative and super tasty, salmon burger always excellent here. We’ll be back and thank you to an amazing waitstaff!

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d
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent restaurant with amazing sea food, appetizers, and desserts.
Outstanding wine list enhance by a knowledgeable sommelier.
Entirely recommended.

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New York Area
78 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent food and service. Disturbed to see two increases in $ of coffee, including last one to $7 for a cappucino - it had once been 4 or 5.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

I never write comments but this was really one of the worst meals that Ive had midtown. My salad was so overdressed and warm. It went back to the kitchen and came out the exact same way. The desert BD cake was stale. I was surprised that a manager didn't come by to discuss. It was a big disappointment. Lovely to look at but a soul-less restaurant

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Would have given 5 stars if the Foie Gras and Lobster didn't come with very burnt toast tips. Something so easy and small for the amount of money being charged was really off putting and at this caliber of restaurant they should not have let it come to the table. Other than that food was delicious and staff very friendly.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed.
Attentive staff followed by excellent cuisine.
Try the black linguine with soft shell crab. 5 star!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience, food, service, everything!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went there for our 1 year anniversary. We ordered "The Rock" seafood platter and it was just as amazing as our main courses. The wait staff brought us out a free dessert and round of drinks for our Anniversary. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter never let our glasses get lower than half way before coming to refill them. By far some of the best food and service we have experienced. Definitely going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions were small and seemed overpriced.

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GD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked questions by email before I made the reservation. GM Ryan answered within a few hours about my wife's multiple allergies. Booked online for anniversary. Once there, the waitress confirmed all allergies without the eye rolling and huffing and puffing that other locations do. They came out with two glasses comped of champagne. I ordered the Theatre menu. Best calamari I ever had. Great lobster and sides. Will be going back next time in the city

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W
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but great for a special occasion. Service casual/friendly yet extremely professional. Food is the best part - delicious. Try the nitro popcorn dessert for something very different.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Convenient location. Highly recommend

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EN
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

In the second dining room which needs serious renovations. Food was good.
The fire alarm turned on 4 times while we were having business lunch - no apologies whatsoever.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Coffee needs to be improved.

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BS
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful tasting menu with wine parings. Tooo much food but struggled thru it and made it to the finish line.

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service attentive to our curtain time, the pre-theater menu was reasonably economical for the quality and the area, and the quality was excellent, no feeling that that menu was a step down from a la carte. Ambience is a pleasure, an environment in which one can enjoy properly a meal as good as this one was.

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Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner and found the experience rich and rewarding. The service was attentive and gracious. The "colossal" shrimp cocktail lived up to its hyperbole; the swordfish was wonderfully prepared and presented. The price tag is a bit higher than some restaurants in the city, but it is not unjustified. Oceana earns it.

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CR
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. We were between shoes (The Cursed Child parts 1&2) When we checked in they asked about our show time and assured us we would get out on time. We tried the Theater Prix Fixe which was yummy. We did the wine pairings, too which we were glad for. The service was outstanding. My only very slight complaint is that in their efforts to get us out on time we felt a little rushed. But I would highly recommend this restaurant! We were bummed we didn’t have time for the chefs five course meal

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D
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I love the gnocchi in butter and cheese that comes as a side order. Neither of us was very hungry but we were in the neighborhood and the gnocchi is so good we couldn’t pass by without stopping to have some. We both had the gnocchi plus a mixed salad. The salad was light, fresh, and a perfect balance to the heavier dish. Our waiter, Stephen, and the chef both went out of their way to make our simple meal extra special. Without being asked. They’d get more than 5 stars if that was an option.

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i
New Mexico
87 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Classy, sophisticated setting, but very comfortable NY restaurant. By 8:15 the restaurant was not busy on a chilly Thursday evening . We were seated in a booth which gave us a good vantage point to observe the mostly business dinner meetings around us. Oysters were sublime. The chef's tasting of the three raw fish appetizers was exquisite. The yellow tail was a favorite but the halibut and tuna were also delicious. Don't miss the smoked trout with buckwheat blinis! The blinis were warm and stacked with the trout piled artfully on top. Amazing tastes! An unusual take on a Caesar salad was perfect. The deconstructed lemon meringue pie ended the meal just right. Great dinner in New York City!

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JD
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The room is beautiful, but very large and tender to be nothing st at lunch time. The tables are places closely together. The prix ride lunch seemed to be fairly priced. We loved the swordfish device. The trout filet portion was generous and cooked perfectly. The accompanying spinach salad was ample in size but not especially unique in taste. I enjoyed the wild berry sorbet, two scoops was a lot! The wine was expensive, but very good. The wine list was huge. We had at least 3 waiters serve us, but all seemed to be harried and the service could have been much smoother and faster. Because of the location and the food selections, we will return

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service fantastic. It was a perfect dining experience.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The resturant was recommened to me by my son who frequents this establishment. The food was superb. Pedro who was our waiter made the evening quite enjoyable. His recommendations about the food could not be better. This was added to by Ryan who checked to see all was well.. Great food and great expierence. Jay S Rosen,MD

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a business lunch. In addition, it is not as pricey as the ambience/environs might suggest.

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops and caesar salad delicious. Service is very good. Quiet, particularly compared to most NYC restaurants. Pricey but worth it when we want fine dining.

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AL
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing oysters. Nice fish. Definitely mid-town Manhattan pricing but would go back.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! A tasteful, well-serviced place with interesting preparations of seafood in midtown. Priced to match the surroundings, in this case, well worth it.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 3rd birthday year in a row. We love this restaurant. Chef Telepan came out to speak with us and he is as delightful as his food. The tasting menu is NOT to be missed. The sommelier, Nikki, was not only knowledgeable, but she was extremely personable. We enjoyed conversing with her through the evening. Chef Telepan actually came out as we were leaving to say good night. We’ve been eating at Oceana for over a decade and it never disappoints. Highly recommended.

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c
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food terrific and waiter choice of wine was unusual and terrific. Great for before theatre.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food was mediocre and servings were small at very high end prices. i was still hungry even after dessert. service was excellent and the room is great.

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very lovely meal and the food and wine were absolutely delicious

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for a business dinner for a party of 7. We were seated promptly at a round table which is very helpful for conversations. The wait staff was excellent and attentive. The food was amazing. I would recommend the the tuna Chateaubriand for two, amazing.

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A
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters were exceptional in both quality and presentation.
We always enjoy a pre theater meal at Oceana.

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