Oceana

4.7
5607 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 Chefs Table for 4, our new Chefs Counter for 6, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5607 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGINAH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious seafood, expertly prepared. Courteous, efficient service.

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TheTruth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and clean. Service is great. Definitely a good place to go for a special ocassion. I noticed that they had a private dining room if one waas trying to have a party and have their own space. There is also another side that is more of a bar lounge.

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vipBarryP55
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent seafood. Artistically presented and creatively seasoned. Halibut ceviche was wonderful. The beet salad was a revelation with each ingredient truly standing out on its own, yet coming together to form a beautiful combined dish. Lobster pasta was wonderful with each strand of pasta expressing genuine lobster flavor. Only slight disappointment was the crabcakes which were a bit dense and fairly pedestrian. Room is splendid and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!

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Francesca
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Drinks were good! Food was not. All food came out cold. One meal, so salty that it was sent back. Atmosphere extremely loud with poor spacing of tables and chairs.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Not bad price. Sample pretty much the entire menu

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My, restaurants have gotten really expensive post-pandemic! Over $100 (with tip) for two appetizers and two glasses of wine. It's delicious as ever, but designed for expense accounts.

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Shelly
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful spot for lunch. The three course lunch is delicious and cost effective. We sat for three hours in this beautiful restaurant and no one rushed us.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not the value I'd expect with my own money, but perfect for a business lunch. Impeccable service.

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vipMatt
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A fairly spacious restaurant and layout in midtown Manhattan. Perfect for a business meal or everyday dining with friends and family.

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PeterM
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch today, enjoyed salmon with artichokes and hangar steak. Oceana is as busy as I remember pre-Covid. Staff was wonderful and tended to our table from start to finish, service always found to be great here. Thanks so much!

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AdrianoL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the place has been recently remodeled. I would consider dining there again

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vipzzzzz
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Calm authoritative cooking. Good value and cordial discreet service. If anything, too attentive to social distancing and similar issues. A pleasure to lunch there.

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damonp
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice experience... we went for my wife’s birthday. She had a good time and we enjoyed the food... the monkfish dish was really nice... :)

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vipfoodie2301
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is good. It is average for the price and what I mean by this is you are paying premium price so you expect a premium experience. They deliver that. I would recommend to anyone. It is a hot spot for lunch and dinner after work but this is a solid pick for any occasion.

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AnjanetteJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, comfortable atmosphere and decor, food was delicious!

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vipStevenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like the pandemic never happened. Bravo to all!

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AndreaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great service.

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vipShelbyB
New Mexico
387 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal. Their menu has be cut down but still everything fresh & delicious. One of the best seafood restaurants in NYC.

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ChefColby
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great presentation and the waiter was animated knowledgeable and just very nice a nice treat for our anniversary

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vipSEM4
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal. Great service and ambience. All members of party satisfied. Never a miss in NY.

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ToniR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow, but the food was amazing and the attentiveness to the fact we were celebrating my Son’s graduation was very nice.

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was okay, nothing was special. Pretty dead atmosphere on a Saturday night.

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vipAromMD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The pasta with soft shell crab is too salty

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viphuntermusic
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had a Cobb salad with grilled Tuna that was the most perfect salad that I have ever had. It will be a sense memory for me for the rest of my life. I have never had any single dish that was more delicious than this one salad. I know this sounds like an exaggeration but it is not. I have alway enjoyed Oceana. I am happy to see that they made it thru 2020 and no 2021. The food still excels. Thank you for a great lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only had one evening in New York. So glad we picked Oceana to dine at. Will definitely come back! Waiter was very friendly!

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vipJALR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana has delicious food and fantastic service. It never fails to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was not very good, took forever to get appetizers. My husbands portion of pasta was so small it was insulting and they put someone else’s drink tab on our bill. The prices were way too high for what it was and we are used to dining at expensive restaurants.

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PeterM
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great and food innovative and fresh. Smoked Soft-Shell Crab BLT will keep me coming back all summer long! Beautiful outdoor space. Winner!

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vipMS59
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding kitchen and excellent service….we loved it.

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vipKeithS
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of our first times out since the end of the pandemic dining ban. The service food and ambiance were excellent. It was not the same as prepandemic Oceana but it was still outstanding food with phenomenal service. Highly recommend!

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vipbobbylupo
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary here. Was kind of nice to get personalized service. From the west coast oysters to the smoked soft shell crab, smoked scallops , the halibut, the ceasar salad...shall I go on? This place exceeded our expectations. The deserts were awesome too.

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vipJ555
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Delicious food. Despite small crowd, very slow and indifferent service. Waiter walked by, saw our empty plates, walked past to pick up a signed bill at another table and did not come back. Shocking for this place.

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vipDana
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really enjoyed our Mother's day dinner at Oceana - service was professional, food was delicious - excellent selection of oysters. Felt very safe in that spacious environment. Great experience we will definately try again

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vipMsMck50
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous dinner for Mother’s Day!! From drinks to dessert was wonderful! The fish was fresh and well prepared, not over seasoned! Will highly recommend Oceana to all.

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vipwillb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is of the best in NY

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bengd08
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here for Mother’s day brunch, right after covid restrictions were eased out in NYC, well worth it

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DPALG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well timed and fantastic
Staff was helpful and friendly
Highly recommend

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vipcarolge
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana was the perfect welcome back to indoor dining in Manhattan. Beautiful new renovation of the raw bar and main dining areas - young exciting chefs. Perfect combo.. We cannot wait to return!

FAQs

Oceana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.

Oceana is rated 4.7 stars by 5607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.