Oceana

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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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.

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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NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Usually enjoy this place even though I find it pricey. But everything seemed off this uncrowded Friday night, especially the food - I felt distinctly unwell that night and my companion was very disappointed in $44 salmon main dish. Not in a rush to go back.

MT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely theatre menu.
Good food and great service.
Was quiet to have conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The Waiter was in a bad mood and all the service was careless and ill mannered. It is the 3rd year in a row that we go but this time was the last one.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Booth seating between the bar and kitchen met neither the moment nor the price tag. Not the pre-theater experience I had hoped to provide my guests.

SP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was outstanding. We also like Bourbon and they had a really nice selection of fine Bourbons. I would highly recommend Oceana. Their prices were also very good considering the quality of the food. A new favorite of ours! The service was also wonderful!

KO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest quality and freshest ingredients that made every bite a delight, paired with a simple but sophisticated ambiance topped with a remarkable service make this spot one of the best in the city. A new favorite for any occasion.

RS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

MR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very helpful in guiding us through the menu and all the staff were attentive throughout our meal. It’s a BIG restaurant but everyone war very personable. The food was very good especially the raw appetizer mix. Worth trying.

JA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely professional and food was amazing. Will most certainly be going back soon and I highly recommend.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the crispy Black Sea Bass, which we shared and it was delicious. The service was excellent. This is now a large restaurant but when we visited it was not full. It must be quite a scene when very busy!

j
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

$45 for half of a tiny lobster tail and a table spoonful of pasta. We were the only goyim dining in the restaurant.

WS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was excellent! We were celebrating our 35th anniversary, we were so pleased!

R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere but disappointing food.

CL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. A little pricey but we really enjoyed it! Elegant!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server was quick to notice us in the far section away from main area. I was well aware of our late booking and took a kindness to our server, who ensured we were well taken care of while also installing a delightful level of personality to his caretaking. Let me remind you, this was NEW YEARS EVE! Now that’s class :)

P.S. Can they make the typeface on here larger. This is unacceptable.. and I’m 23!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo ristorante. Ci siamo stati la sera di capodanno e la cena è stata veramente buona, servizio eccellente e bella atmosfera

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M
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at Oceana for New Years Eve 2020 and it was superb. Food was awesome. Ambience not too noisy so we could talk easily. Service... outstanding, with a special mention to Nico for being welcoming, charming and professional. My family already loves him and we’ll be back for sure in the future when visiting NYC. Security access with NYPD has not been a problem using the Oceana Guest Pass.

BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time and the service was amazing. Our waiter was the best ever! The food was incredible. It was a great New Years Eve

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was great. I ordered a fish and I got very surprised when the food came but it was delicious.

TH
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services, friendly staffs and good foods. Am and my family had a new year eve dinner at the restaurant, they had more than 4 staffs to served the dinner but the only service needs to be improve was the service of the coat checking section, there were no one to help you passed your coats to the coat checking area when the receptionists greets you in the front.

AV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was salty, oysters were sandy

PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional. I had the house special Sea Bass, and didn’t like it very much, BUT my date’s meal, our appetizers (her soup especially), and dessert were all very good. Overall, a good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to meet a friend after a long time. Drinks are expensive

CR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, led by Ryan the manager and George the server created an unbelievable experience.

M
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! It’s located in Times Square so the surrounding area was super busy, crowded and streets were closed because of the holidays. If ur looking for a serene experience I would not go to Oceana during peak holiday times. But, nonetheless, a superb dining experience- all that I expected and more.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pre-theatre. Nice.

C
New York Area
351 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oceana has some of the best Seafood that we have had in years. Wr are looking forward to going back.

OT
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the seafood tower (plateau as they call it) followed by Lobsters which were excellent

LC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted our 43 year old daughter to have a special day in NYC. Oceana capped off a wonderful day in the city with a superb meal and first class service!

H
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. Look forward to returning.

V
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a preshow dinner. High quality see food

BD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but we have to wait 45min for our main course. Kitchen problem

J
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. Outstanding meal.

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seafood lovers looking for something in midtown, convenient to offices or the Theatre District, should come here for their excellent raw bar and elegant main courses. Service is attentive but not oppressive, and the food is delicious. The space, covered in marble with high ceilings, can be noisy, and the prices are definitely set for expense-account dining, but if you don't mind shelling out, it's a great place for a celebratory meal.

H
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas, birthday, and anniversary lunch all wrapped together. Food, setting, service all very good. They do it very well.

M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok not excellent. We did not leave hungry. Service was good.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, clean and beautiful inside. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. My only complaints that my teenager ordered shrimp cocktail and it cost $50, when I inquired I was told the colossal shrimp was sold by the peace. Otherwise a great experience!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh seafood! Never felt rushed as the waitstaff let us take our time. We all ordered from the Theatre Price Fix menu and it was great! Will definitely be back!

F
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great, well run restaurant. I've been eating here from 3 years. The staff is always knowledgable and friendly. The food is always prepared correctly. The chef goes the extra mile to turn out delicious food. The only draw back is that it has gotten a little pricy over the years. If you can get by that, you will have a very pleasant experience here. Despite the prices, I will be back because the consistency makes it worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasty fresh seafood and great service!!