Oceana

4.6
5017 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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Probably my 10th visit (with clients) to the restaurant and the service was beyond bad. Nothing was done correctly the first time.

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good whole fish. Great staff. Very spacious.

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AL
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal before a Broadway show!

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

Amazing restaurant in the Theater District. Great food, wine list and ambiance.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom to this restaurant for a belated birthday gift! We went to dinner and a show. Oceans offers a special Theater menu (3 courses, prix fixe)! My mom did the theater menu, while my boyfriend and I ordered from the regular menu. They acknowledged that we were celebrating, wished my mom a happy birthday, and brought her Prosecco at the beginning of the meal and a beautiful dessert at the end! Every bite of food was delicious, the drinks were will worth the price, and the overall experience felt like a celebration at every step! They timed each part of our meal perfectly! Between the quality of food and quality of service, I would highly recommend.

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G
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not eaten at Oceana in years, but had great memories. We decided to try it again, and were not disappointed!

The restaurant is large, and a bit noisy, but the service was excellent but not intrusive. We were celebrating, so splurged a bit. The oyster platter was excellent, with a delicious mignonette, as well as two other sauces. We also had the foie gras and lobster appetizer which was sunfully good, and a wonderful halibut ceviche. We had a bottle of a Mallorcan red wine, Sant Gall 2010, which was one of their more affordable wines ($85), and was excellent. Both we and the sommelier learned something with that bottle.

It was Passover and they offered a Passover tasting menu, and also did offer a delicious matzah in place of the lovely bread. We availed ourselves of the delicious fish offerings. The halibut, the swordfish and the trout. All were wonderful, though I think the swordfish was the best. All were prepared perfectly.

We finished with dessert, port and coffees. Their offerings of sorbets and gelatos are amazing and unusual.

Dinner with tip, cocktails, wine and after dinner drinks came to approximately $200 a person, and amazingly, was worth the experience. Bravo, Oceana!!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. The staff was very attentive. The entire staff worked as a team to serve each table. It was a beehive of activity. Food was delicious! Chef sent an amuse bouche for us when we first arrived which was a tasty little bite. Lobster was very good. Salmon delicious. Oysters were fresh and succulent still holding their salt water taste. It was like being at the beach. Tiramisu for dessert was light and the perfect size to split. Thanks for a great night.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Passover meal.

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

The dining room is spacious and has a nice feel to it. The Passover dinner was very good, and the service was excellent.

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M
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All six of us ordered a different fish, and each of us would say ours was the best. The service was very good. For such a large and full restaurant, we were expecting the noise level to be louder than we would have liked. But we were surprised, as we could carry on a conversation and hear everyone at the table. The prices were not too bad for this type of restaurant.

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MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to book a table before Book of Mormon after reading many good reviews. Oceana exceeded our expectations in every way. The ambiance was very conducive to our romantic evening and the staff were wonderful in every way, and ever mindful that we were heading to a show afterward. The food was fantastic and the wines that were suggested to accompany the courses were lovely. We will certainly return to Oceana the next time we’re in New York.

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D
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and top notch service! We enjoyed every bit.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because one of our appetizers was delayed, we received a free appetizer. And I received a free glass of wine. The service and were both fantastic. It’s one of the places I always try to visit when I’m in NYC.

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H
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and the food and service is excellent. They had us in and out in an hour and before our curtain time, and we had a lot of food! Very enjoyable. The place is huge with a lively bar area. The crab cakes are always a hit.

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B
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!! Great meal, perfectly served. 5star

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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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R
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dinner at Oceana 6-8 times a year and we are always delighted. The food and service are consistently excellent. The noise level is just right, loud enough to feel busy but still easy for middle aged folk to have conversation. They are very knowledgeable about ingredients in dishes and are careful about dietary requests. We love it here.

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H
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FD
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 11, 2019
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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z
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
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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New York Area
14 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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