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About Oceana

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.

120 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Between 6th and 7th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 759-5941

Website:
http://www.oceanarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Extensive off-site catering menu available, please view our website.
Please contact Stephanie Isaacs @ 212-759-5989 or
SIsaacs@oceanarestaurant.com

Public Transit:
Public transit stops;
B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;
N,R,W: 49th Street
1: 50th Street

Executive Chef:
Bill Telepan

Additional:
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
privateevents@oceanarestaurant.com.

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Details
Mon - Sat 8:45PM - 8:45PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (76)
Special Occasion (68)
Business Meals (53)
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Good for a Date (51)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Notable Wine List (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Bar Seating (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service first rate, food always fresh and consistent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

They do not serve brunch. The reason we picked this place is because it was listed under brunch options. The food was okay. Vegetables were terrible. I don’t think we would return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is my second visit to Oceana in the past month after not having been since they moved from the old location on 54th and Madison. Both occasions were for business lunches. The food is very good or even excellent, and the value reasonable (by midtown standards) but if particular note is the beautiful architecture with high ceilings, and an overall ambience that is calm without being dull. I haven’t been for dinner, since I don’t usually dine in midtown, but it’s a great choice for lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was pretty bad! The service was broken up a bunch and we held our menus for 45 minutes. The somenlie didn’t know much about the wine or seemed pretty disinterested. The plateaus are huge rip off. The oceana 200 plus dollars. It was the least impressive 200 dollar sea food platter. The main was a 250 dollar surf n turf for 2. It was so lack luster. The steak was cooked perfectly but lobster was ok. Serious rip off across the board. For the value I would say 2-3/10. There are so many more restaurants with better ambiance service and food in nyc. I was really disappointed-wont go back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Quality Seafood with an interesting menu. Had the Salt Encrusted Sea Bass. Palate & taste buds left quite content.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Every meal at Oceana is something to look forward to, and I've never been disappointed. Food, service, special treats make the evening so much fun.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food, survives...
Especially, Lobster and Octopus pasta is very yummy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was excellent, personally recommend the squid pasta and the foie gras. The pasta has lots of flavor and the foie gras is perfectly balanced and smooth. The entree is amazing too, simple dishes with stunning flavors. Service is notable, our server is very personable and satisfied our wishes well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was delicious, and our server was wonderful!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delightful dining experience. Would come back again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

#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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was great as usual, but the service was a bit uneven. As you know its pricey.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was exceptional!! Had oysters, jumbo shrimp and chefs crudo tasting menu and everything was fresh and fabulous. Service was on point and the dessert was a perfect end to a great night!!
Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The pre theatre dinner was a delight and fairly priced. The food was really good!
Service was outstanding.
We are looking forward to returning soon to explore the regular menu.

A beautiful restaurant with tables far apart to make conversation easy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great anniversary celebration! Service and food excellent. One of our favorite places!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Margarita fair, Kusshi oysters excellent, the plateau for one fair, good service, blessedly quiet. I'd have to go back and try one of their pan-seared fish dishes before recommending it or not.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent menu and excellent service in a nice area of NYC. Very much enjoyed our dinner! We recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is a great restaurant for anytime. The food and service was high level. Perfect for early dinner before a show. Superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a mid-afternoon lunch here. We look forward to coming back the next time we're in NYC...

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Terrific seafood restaurant! Terrific service! Beautiful restaurant in NYC!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent service and great food!! The food was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our lunch was delicious. The restaurant was bright and airy, we had a great table, and the service was outstanding. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is the spot to visit before after a Broadway matinee- wonderful food and service and a real price fixe value!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was my second visit to Oceana. Once again the service, ambiance, food and drinks were exceptional. One of my favorite places to dine when in New York. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice variety of east and west coast oysters. Loved the "steakhouse" swordfish with lobster bearnaise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife ordered a seared halibut and I ordered the fillet mignon. The steak was very good but her fish was awful. It was completely overcooked and unseasoned. She returned it for a fillet (which was very good.) The service was very good, however.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Waiter was a little pushy for expensive menu but the food was outstanding. Great value!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Birthday. Good food. Brought cake.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great Fish and nice setting - NYC prices .

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Flavorless food with a dispirited staff but lovely surroundings

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