Oceana

4.7
5623 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was great!

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vipjamesk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classy place, excellent service, tasty food, smallish portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service

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JosephS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch ambiance, food and service. High quality restaurant

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vipstarfoodie
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Past visits to Oceana have been very enjoyable. They had an excellent chef (Bill Telepan), an interesting menu, and a more peaceful ambiance. The new iteration is very disappointing. The food was mediocre at best and the new decor seems designed to increase the noise level. When we arrived, the place was extremely noisy. The service was less than attentive, which was understandable at first because the restaurant was crowded when we arrived, but service did not improve when the place emptied out. The menu is limited, so there is less excuse for the poor food quality and execution than there would be in a place that offered more options. And it's very overpriced.

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PeterM
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service experience was exceptional thanks to Yaro the sommelier. He recommended a great wine that both my wife and I enjoyed very much, he was gracious and genuine. Our foods were all excellent including desserts. Thank you Yaro!

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MarkP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to find this restaurant open and on top of its game. Starting off with a Caesar salad made the way seafood lovers (or any true fan of anchovies) would expect, the entree selections of the salmon and branzino were plated with flair, and the flavors matched the presentation. Throw in a side order of zucchini, also enhanced with delicious add-ons, and you have a complete meal. The wine selection is extensive and there are good values at various price levels. As for dessert, the brownie was a fine cap to a stellar evening. The wait staff was attentive and quick to offer help or suggestions.

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Loftgirl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d not been there in years snd so glad we went for dinner. My martini(s) were perfect. The Halibut ceviche was amazing as was the grilled halibut, beet salad and risotto. Lovely staff and the remodeled space was beautiful! Def going again in the near future!!!

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LAURENCEP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone had a smile and were quick to serve. The waiters, bartenders were all spectacular.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was exceedingly slow. I am sorry we bothered our server by dining there. He must have other customers who merit his attention.

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vipUnforgettable
Los Angeles
167 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very average and the fries were soggy. Service hit and miss. Many better options out there

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vip3HOWD
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat and hang out. Excellent service staff and ambiance. Everyone there was extremely nice and helpful. The food was excellent!

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viprachele
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a good friend and i just had a delicious lunch at oceana. although we were initially disappointed to learn that bill telepan is no longer the chef there we found that the new chefs are definitely up to the job. we both had branzino which was terrific and i had the tuna crudo and my friend the halibut seviche to begin with. we ended with the cheese plate. elegant. the place is pricey, but it is a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything on the menu is top tier. the staff was very attentive and accommodating. love the vibes here . worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like oysters and it’s other seafood.

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JuliusH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, top notch staff, beautiful place. Food is expensive. Worth it for a special occasion or if you can afford to. I and my friends enjoyed ourselves

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SeriousFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose Oceana for pre-theater dinner as part of a birthday celebration. It was wonderful to be back in a restaurant (fully vaccinated) and everything about dinner — from the friendly and efficient service to the delicious food — exceeded expectations. A spicy melon gazpacho with shrimp was outstanding, as were the oysters. Branzino with delicately sliced zucchini and salmon with fried polenta mains were equally high quality. Pricey but not crazy for NYC. Will definitely go back!

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vipcherlui
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our 1st rtn-to-work group lunch and we wanted lobster rolls. It was disappointing. Some lobster mixture sat on top of a roll. Extra charge for fries. Underwhelming for $42 with tax and tip.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!!! Pleasant service…..lovely interior

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vipeatmorehalvah
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been back since the renovation. The restaurant looks fantastic. We had the roasted beet carpaccio, salmon tartare toast, the lobster linguine and the roasted chicken. The food was divine. Very warm and welcoming staff. Can’t wait to return.

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PatrickG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Oceana. They never disappoint. Had the halibut entree, which was excellent, preceded by a delicious striped bass crudo, but first--the oysters! Served perfectly chilled on a bed of ice, we shared an assortment of two dozen of them, which in truth was about two dozen too few. The Grgich Hills Sauvignon Blanc was a wonderful, and reasonably priced, complement to the meal.

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vipTK719
New York Area
299 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to have Oceana open again. The food is as amazing as ever. My beet salad, monkfish and lemon meringue parfait were all delicious. The service was outstanding and the dining room is so lovely. I can't wait to go back.

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Tambo
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meets the high expectations one should have for this quality establishment.

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PascalS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the friendly service and all the experience. We will be back.

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cmcglone
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midtown is often the home to large restaurant chains but Oceana was a fantastic find. I would highly recommend for any occasion.

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Brooke
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is exceptional. They brought me a free birthday dessert too!

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Lester
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate the end of the school year with our kids and wanted some place special and different from our usual restaurants. The service was great and the food excellent.

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vipJason
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always, Oceana did not disappoint.

It's always a little noisy, but what else do you expect from a popular midtown restaurant.

But, the food and exceptional service always shine through and make it a worthwhile experience.

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vipGINAH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TheTruth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!

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Francesca
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
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
119 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.

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 5623 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.