Oceana

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Chef Bill Telepan is preparing an amazing traditional Thanksgiving prix-fixed menu with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $88 pp. Children 12 and under $50. In addition there will a variety of raw bar to choose from to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner. Celebrate & reserve with us!

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very elegant restaurant. Expensive, with quality ingredients being used, sa well written menu, but for the price, the cooked food should have been better ( both fish dish ordered were slightly overcooked.)
Service is a little too perfuntory for this level of dinning.

FT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Small portions of great food at high prices. Terrific service.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner - not too noisy / not sure infilled our the noise level correctly - it wasn’t noisy on our
booth!

m
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, wonderful service. Would definitely go back. Especially enjoyed the bisque.

p
Jacksonville
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious pre-theater dinner; the service was attentive without being overbearing. I particularly liked the ability to choose between small and regular sized portions, giving one the opportunity to "graze" and enjoy a wide variety of flavors.

M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're never disappointed with our dinner at Oceana. The fish is so fresh and is cooked to perfection. The crab cakes, scallop ceviche and the shrimp cocktail were all excellent. The halibut was amazing and the swordfish was out of this world. We were presented with an anniversary dessert. What an amazing anniversary celebration we had. Ryan is definitely the best manager around! We cannot wait to come back for more happy occasions.

c
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was good and met the before Broadway show time constraint. Would definitely recommend it.

TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Worst fish and chips ever. The fish was too dry and flaky. You really must consider using a better fish such as Plaice, cod or haddock. The chips were also over-fried and overly salty. Extremely disappointing meal!!

JJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater meal. Great service, great food and loads of gluten free options

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal pre-theater. 4 friends had dinner great service. Halibut flaky & moist. Pork & beef were surprisingly good. Wine list exceptional, love Patty GreenPinot Noir!

LL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish was delicious and service was top notch
Would return in a heartbeat

ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very solid. I had a piece of swordfish, which was grilled, yet not dry as often happens. The accompanying vegetables were tasty (although I'm not a swiss chard fan, but that was my fault for not asking to switch) and fresh. The smores parfait dessert was excellent and interesting as well. The service was just ok. It wasn't slow per se, but it wasn't particularly attentive either. When they first came to take our order we weren't ready, and we had to practically send out a search party to find the waiter when we were. The meal was delivered promptly and courteously, but if your drink was dry you had to flag someone down. No one really came to check up during the meal at all. That said, I would definitely go back.

FB
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Staff was very friendly and unpretentious. It was a bit too noisy and expensive, but everywhere is these days.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely ambiance. Not noisy. Wait staff got off to a rocky start - we didn’t know who our server was and eventually called someone over (sommelier) who straightened things out!
We had the price fixe theater dinner which was a reasonable price for NYC. But the bill started to added up with the drinks, water and coffee.
Food was good. I like the restaurant. Been there before and would go back again$$$

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Let me start by saying I have a very savory palate. I love great seasoning on my dishes. My entree was ok, I got the Atlantic cod chowder, but my side dish (Brussel sprouts) was meh. I’ve never had brussel sprouts with a touch of vinegar so I didn’t care for it. I think the place tried to get a little innovative with the sides. My girl friend got creamed spinach which I tasted. The spinach had a lemon zest flavor to it.

S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Oceana— every time my parents are in town or we are celebrating it’s a go to. Last night they made my graduation so special. Truly a New York treasure

JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana is one of New York’s best seafood restaurants. Everything from the raw oysters to the lobster rolls was superb. It’s a big and busy place, but it is so well run and professional that you don’t often even notice the buzz of activity around you. That is particularly true if you are lucky enough to to get a booth. I have been here fairly often and look forward to my next visit soon, I hope.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Oceana was absolutely packed and absolutely noisy. I realize it was pre-theater crowd, but just want others to realize how busy it is. We had the pre-theater dinner. I had oysters, trout, and the s’mores parfait. Oysters were great, parfait was yummy and unusual. The trout was cooked perfectly, but unbelievably bland. Also served on a gigantic bed of spinach, with no noticeable dressing or flavor. Wine pairings were good, and the value was good.
Would not visit again, just too noisy.

n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You really should have gluten free bread. Restuarant is great, food is very good. Service is always good but it is silly that you don't have gluten free options (BREAD). You lose out to competitors that do.

OT
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Anniversary

NM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana has great food and excellent service. They didnt rush you which is my pet peeve. The prices are on the high end but the food and service was worth it.

RW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner. Swordfish was excellent, salads and pork chop were great. Our server Brad was the best server we have had in years. A true professional and delight !

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The only negative was that the dozen clams we got were teeny-tiny, really not big enough to serve at $2.50 a piece.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambience would absolutely recommend to others

BB
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Oceania. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Brad, our waiter was excellent. He did a great job in making sure we weren’t rushed, but were still able to make it to the theater for an 8:00 show. Thank you for a really wonderful time!

JM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely! Beautiful atmosphere, quiet, excellent service and the lobster was perfect! Thrilling dining experience in NYC!

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome attention and thoughtful staff for our anniversary dinner!

WM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was great. We were very happy that we found this place. We will go there when we return to NYC. And we will recommend Oceana to our friends who are making a trip to NYC. A little pricing but the experience made it worth the price.

AG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, wine, and service. Christopher, their sommelier, knows his stuff.

S
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best salmon I have ever had by far. Such a magical experience! :)

TB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner at Oceana was fantastic, from the appetizers, butternut squash soup, to the grilled halibut and special dessert. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the gf options, friendly and tops in service. Made the evening.

CB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a pre-theatre meal, this is hard to beat. Fast, impeccable service of great quality meals.

L
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pre theater three course dinner! Very reasonably priced too.

CU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's definitely upscale! The service staff is extremely kind and answer all questions.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the one of best meal and dining experience that we’ve ever had. The service is fantastic, not too formal but very attentive when necessary. We sat at the bar, Justin was our bartender, he had wonderful recommendations and helped make our night one that will keep us coming back.

Though our meal may sound simple, it was superb. The ceviche tacos were the perfect balance of fish and accompaniments. The halibut was fresh and light paired with the avocado and delicious flavors that made for a fiesta in our mouths. Now, the sliders... never did I think I could get nuts, dream about a slider. It’s happened. You have to try to believe how

scrumptious these little burgers are. It’s all about the burger, not overpowered by cheese (we skipped onions) or the light poppy seed bun.And the dessert, a mousse crunch... I couldn’t eaten 10 of them (btw I don’t eat dessert, it was only because it was my birthday, but when I go back, I will order dessert again birthday or no birthday).

The entire meal was comfortable and delicious. All the staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more accommodating. Great pre-cursor to the theatre! What a treat!

DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, only minor complaint was the dining room was a bit chilly.

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent seafood, excellent service, price on the high range

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Oceana, and it did not disappoint. The lobster I ate was perfectly cooked as were the other meals ordered. GET THE PLATEAU!!!! It’s worth it!

m
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Creative seafood but so much more as well. We'll be back. Also a reasonable corkage policy, which I greatly appreciate.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the ambience and even though it was crowded and people were talking it was like white noise and so you can help carry on a conversation and feel like it was very private, the food was delicious just slightly a little salty for my case, would highly recommend this to anyone including if they just want to catch a drink at the bar that’s a nice little section as well