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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner 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.
New York, NY 10020
Seafood, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Power Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30-10 am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30-3 pm. Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 pm. Sunday Closed except for some holidays.
Raw Bar & Cafe Menu available continuously through the day.
Pre-theater dining please allow a minimum of 90 minutes.
Between 6th and 7th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Extensive off-site catering menu available, please view our website.
Please contact Stephanie Isaacs @ 212-759-5989 or
Public transit stops;
B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;
N,R,W: 49th Street
1: 50th Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For Private Dining inquiries please contact Senta Connolly at 212 759 5989 or
Oceana can accommodate parties of 4 to events of 300 guests for a seated dinner. Oceana offers several private dining rooms that range from our exclusive chef's table, our exquisite wine room and our modern and airy Grand Salon.
Oceana Ratings and Reviews
#164 of 9,398 restaurants...speaks for itself
Had a reserved table for 2 for 11:45AM as we had a Wed matinee to attend...we were 2 of only about 6 people there other than the staff...which were a mini army....!!! In about 30 minutes the place was full and there are a lot of tables and bar to sit at. We were seated by a maitre d in a cozy quite area of the restaurant and then one of our many waiters asked what water we wished to be served and presented our wine and beverage mix menu....then our main waiter brought our meal menu...impeccable service. All cocktails are made with top grade liquor and if you don't see it on the menu just ask...they'll definitely be able to make it for you.
I had the Autumn vegetable and bean soup as an opener....the bowl is presented with white beans, vegetables and an soft boiled egg yolk and two crispy parmesan crisps then the broth is poured separately into that bowl....pretty good....can't say I've ever had my broth poured separately into my soup...was nice though. I had the tuna nicoise salad as my main....awesome lunch salad... I did notice another table of ladies who ordered the other salads being offered on the menu as well...lighter fare and very appealing to the eye and the tummy. I had a bloody mary to wash everything down. My partner went for the Alaska King crab cocktail.....served on a plate of crushed ice and nothing to be cracked or fiddled with...all open and ready to chow down on...that disappeared quickly and noooooooooo complaints. Didn't expect so either. He had the Lobster roll as his main and it was served with homemade chips as well...the servers were very very attentive and not overbearing at all....!!! What an awesome restaurant and a fantastic luncheon we had. You'll definitely enjoy Oceana if you go as well...a bit on the pricey side but worth every darn penny.
We came to Oceana for the Pre-Theater memnu as a result of a promotion from Hilton.
The service provided by our waiter, Todar, was excellent. He recognized we had an early curtain and kept food coming so as to meet our schedule withoit makng us feel rushed in the least. It was a wonderful dining experience.
The raw oyster appetizer was deliciously fresh, the pasta an calamari was perfect and the apple cobble with ice cream desert was wonderful.
They were very accommodating and conveniently located to the Broadway theaters.
We will be back
Went for a late business lunch with two people from out of town. The usual lunch crowd had thinned out but the service was terrible. The food was great but had to ask for 3 course lunch desert and the waiter only seemed concerned about presenting the bill and charging my cc. Not the usual attentive but reserved service.
From the moment we sat down i knew this was going to be a great experience. Our waiter service was very attentive and fun. Wine & drinks options were delish & inventive. Wasnt sure what wine bottle to order but one of our waiters asked us a few questions about what we liked and we went from there and was very happy with our decision! The food was AMAZING! The baked oysters were my favorite and we kept the bread to dip in the juice! YUMMY! Food wasnt cheap, but worth every penny! Wish i could of tried every dish. Must go back.
The service was impeccable. I can't remember when I have had such a well trained staff. They worked together quietly you never were disturbed by their efforts. We had the fuxed price Theater menu. The swordfish ceviche was delicious. Other items were good too but just not as noteworthy. We were there for a birthday and put that on our OpenTable reservation notes and the staff brought a special dessert, even though we had dessert with our theater menu and they had noted I wasn't drinking alcohol so they brought a ginger ale toast instead of champagne. The staff paid attention to details. We never felt rushed or forgotten. We will definitely go back!
We went to Oceana the first evening of a long weekend in New York. No theater plans for the evening, just wanted a nice dinner near our Midtown West hotel. So weeks before we researched our options and chose Oceana for reservations. It was a wise choice, if I say so myself! Food was great...normally I'm not a big cod fan but I chose it at Oceana for my main course, and it was spectacular. My wife loved her halibut main course. Sardines for an appetizer were also very good. If you like wine, as I do, then you'll have great fun going through their wine list. Their sommeliers are very friendly and helpful if you need a consultation; I didn't initially, but when my first wine choice (a Chablis) wasn't available, one of the sommeliers came over to offer some alternatives. I already had a backup in mind, and since it was a Sonoma Chard (very different from the Chablis I had picked initially), I think the boomerang effect nearly broke her neck! Oh, and I should mention, the sommelier was really customer-service oriented. She thought she had some of the Chablis in storage and while she looked, she came out with a couple of glasses of house Chablis for us to sip while we waited. Turns out they didn't have any left; still, everything worked out with the Sonoma Chard and we really enjoyed the dinner. We heartily recommend Oceana.
Worst eating experience we have had in NYC in a very long time. We decided to do the tasting menu, so we were prepared for what we thought would be a fun and delicious dinner. Although we were there early and the restaurant was hardly full, it seemed like the wait staff were overwhelmed. It took more than a 1/2 hour for a waiter to come by to even take our order.
The 1st course arrived and we were a bit shocked. It was just 4 small servings of the various ceviche all in one plate. Not only that, it was just plopped onto the table without any explanation. That turned out to be the theme for the night. Plop & run off, leaving us trying to guess or flag down someone to see what we were to be eating.
Back to the 1st course. We couldn’t understand why we were served one plate when we had ordered the tasting menu for each of us. Finally, we flagged someone down to ask (& to ask what it was we were eating), and he said that the opening course was like that and then we’d each get our own meals.
That turned out to be wrong, as the 2nd courses arrived, again 3 plates of various food (think one sardine on a toast), that we were then supposed to break up and share amongst ourselves. Yet, no cutlery was provided for us to make such divisions. Instead sawing into said sardine and toast with a butter knife, which made for a messy table.
The next courses were no better. Three different fish plates, each plate having only one piece of fish smaller than a child’s fist that we were supposed to somehow apportion. The only thing that arrived separately was a poorly cooked soufflé at the end of the meal.
It seemed as if the restaurant wanted to get too many items in front of us, rather than asking, should these things all go on the table at the same time? The answer most times was a resounding “no.” Octopus with marinara next to brown butter sweet potato pasta next to lobster pasta should have never happened.
The waiter came back rarely, he was far too busy to even pour our wine.
Oceana is a real gem. The food and service are outstanding. While I miss the intimacy of the old location, everything about the new one is top quality. Given its size and location, Oceana can feel a bit "corporate/business dinner", but the experience is outstanding.
I had read reviews of Oceana before reserving. The most common complaint was expense which is not a huge hurdle for me. The food was excellent. Oysters fresh. Sea bass crudo fresh and elegant, lightly spiced. Swordfish superb -- I rarely order it because it is so often ho-hum. Wine good. Service outstanding and pleasant. I think people are confused about expense and value particularly when it comes to seafood. This is not the seafood home cooks have easy access to and is justifiably expensive in some circumstances. The preparation and service was a compliment to the ingredients. I'm a good cook abut I can't get this stuff so Oceana becomes a special opportunity and a great value. Excellent restaurant.
We were in NYC to celebrate a birthday and decided to splurge on a birthday meal at a Michelin starred restaurant. My sister ordered the Dover sole and I had the halibut - both were delicious and who knew that our side dish of spinach could be so tasty? Service was impeccable and the surprise dessert was just what was ordered to cap off a great night. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
The food was delicious, the ambiance lovely, and our waiter very nice, but there were a couple of weird service snafus--our table was cleared before our entrees were served and in the confusion of the reset we didn't receive all the service pieces we needed, and there was an unfortunate lag before my wine (that should have arrived with the entree) was delivered. They weren't huge problems and I wouldn't comment on them except that this was a very expensive meal, even by NYC standards. I would have expected a restaurant of this caliber to show more contrition for such lapses; after a smaller glitch in a similar restaurant earlier in the week, we were offered complimentary wine and our cocktails were omitted from the bill. A truly top-notch restaurant should hold themselves to a very high service standard.
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