Oceana

4.6
5626 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 delivers a fresh, seasonal, innovative and approachable seafood-forward menu, with additional offerings suitable for any palate.

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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  • Thanksgiving Prix Fixe at Oceana

    Multiple dates available

    3-Course Prix Fixe Menu, 12pm-8pm. $115 per adult, $48 per child under 10 years of age. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5626 people are saying
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vipGeffK
Chicago
162 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, service and wine list.

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CathyR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The moley sauce overpowered the Branzino. Such a delicate fish should be served only with lemon or lemon sauce. The dessert of pistachio semifredo was over powered by the chocolate sauce on it. Such great ingredients and such quality fish should not be over powered by one of the dishes component.It’s like serving lobster with bell pepper. You can but why would you?

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vipGenieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was disappointing.

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vipTheCooker
Western NC
78 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb. The food was delicious. The presentation was beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipTomM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Have eaten here a few times before. Food is great. Scene is great. The waiter however tried to charge me for a more expensive wine than the bottle we actually had. Fortunately I happened to catch it. He feigned ignorance claiming it was an honest mistake but he clearly was trying to up charge us for something we didn’t order. This was not in my opinion a mistake but a purposeful attempt to jack up our bill and increase his tip. I won’t go back here.

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vipDlmboston
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mentioned a birthday and that she was gluten free and the waiter brought a trio of sorbet with a candle. Well, done!!

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PeterM
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great meal, front of house staff here is wonderful and I’m a long time guest of Oceana!

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vipBeckyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was great, but it was a little difficult to hear conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Short-staffed - good food that missed the mark not paying attention to usual high end dining details - food not hot enough, dessert not up to par vs cost.

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JimN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. It was our second visit (first for our 45th anniversary, and this for our 50th)

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Yudi
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Oceana, the waitstaff is attentive, food was excellent, will definitely return

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vipNCMama
Greensboro
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic halibut! Portions were generous.

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vipCarlosV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters are delicious. Impecable service and renovated dining room

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ElanaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been hoping to sit outdoors but had to be content to be indoors because it was rainy. We found Oceana, as a result. The tables are spaced out, the food is amazing, vaccinations are required, the staff is attentive. I felt that my main portion size was a little small but my friend's was more appropriately sized. I ended up getting a dessert which was amazing. It's definitely expensive but if you are up for a special night out, this is worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time back in quite a while. Enjoyed the refreshed decor and the food was as good as ever. A staple to visit when In the city.

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PeterM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table did the pre-theatre menu and it was incredible!
Highly recommend.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine, service was impeccable and got us out in time for the show.

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PeterM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in sometime! Branzino, Halibut, Salmon and the Hangar Steak all were amazing! Our table was super happy and next week we have an event in their new West Park Beer Garden, looking forward to that! Thanks to the waitstaff and wine steward who were all superb. We’ll be back!

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FransesS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had high hopes for this restaurant, however our entrees were delivered cold and were returned upon on our request. The manager politely offered to deliver us new entrees, but we declined. The restaurant was not hectic or extremely busy, so we are uncertain how and why this occurred. Our dining experience was extremely disappointing.

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CatM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I made my reservation for dinner (to be directly before a Broadway show) for our 6 year anniversary almost 2 1/2 months before our date. The first thing out of the hostesses mouth was that they'd changed their dinner hours since our reservation. Not sure how that's my problem. Luckily they made an exception and allowed us to eat dinner.

Dinner was sub par and honestly most of the food I cook at home is better. The Halibut was over cooked and under seasoned. The dish needed more sauce to make it palpable. The Lobster in the noodles dish was also VERY over cooked and needed more to balance out the amount if pasta. If we hadn't gotten desert I would have likely rated this establishment a 2.

However, their deserts were absolutely fantastic and I would return here JUST for the desert. 10 out of 10, perfection!

If you're going somewhere for a good meal I'd go somewhere else. The wait staff was friendly enough but I think because we were 'out of time' they forgot about us a few times. They wanted money more than anything, charging $9 for a bottle of water.

Will not return ... unless I'm crazing fantastic deserts!

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LotusV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect anniversary dinner setting. My husband and I chose to do the pre-fixe which was delightful and a really good deal. The food was fantastic and the service was very attentive.

They even celebrated us with complimentary dessert!

Can’t wait to go back again!

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vipAnothermeal1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lobster Cobb salad just not great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say but just an incredible dining experience. Food was incredible, drinks were perfect and the service was exceptional. Will be back again on special nights!

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LenoreL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great ambience and delicious meal. Drinks were a generous pour. Within walking distance of our play but away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing relaxing experience. The service was amazing and the food was even better.

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vipJoanK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. Sat outside and it was lovely.

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vipkaren
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was outstanding! Had Greek salad and zucchini crusted halibut.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and
Food. And great wine list

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KathyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner celebration!

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JamesB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and we're not limited in food choices. All the dishes were really excellent and the choices most interesting.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and creative menu, good service and great food. We both had the smoked soft shell crab pasta, and the striped bass crudo for starters. As New York prices go I thought it was a good value for the quality of the food and the service.

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vipSandy701
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with a great lunch & Broadway show

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PamelaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a lunch meeting. Very impressive to your clients.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Real gem in Manhattan: extreme fresh products, extreme tasty.

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PeterM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, tasty food, great outdoor spaces with patio and separate beer garden.

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DonatoD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is good, but price excessive for a two course lunch and no alcohol

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AndrewK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect service. Outstanding civeche and pasta. Great late dinner after theater.

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Andy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Totally overated. Not worth even a quarter of what we paid.

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JenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and beautifully decorated. High ceilings and nice lighting kept the look and noise level energetic but easily heard to your tablemates. Convenient location. Food was very good (pan seared monkfish and Scottish salmon romanescu), nicely seasoned and beautifully prepared. Don't be in a hurry for a show though, the food didn't come quickly. Also, just an entre might not fill you up so if you're hungry, get an appetizer too. I'd go back for the loveliness and tasty food, with plenty of time before my show.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Muy agradable excepto que costó trabajo llamar la atención de un mesero. Fue una mesa muy lejana.

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FAQs

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

Oceana is rated 4.6 stars by 5626 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.