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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and 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
We arrived at a perfect time --- 6:30 pm for our scheduled reservation. It wasn't crowded or busy that's way we were puzzled why it took the waitress to attend to us in a timely manner. Sometime later, our assigned waitress informed us that she was being let go for the evening and another waiter would be assigned. But, still No one came to visit our table to see if all was good with our meal or drinks. Other than this, Oceana is a beautiful decorated restaurant including the bar and bathrooms. My entree was the Black Sea Bass with caviar ... DELISH! My date had the Grouper; it was good but not great. I will strongly consider revisiting Oceana again sometime in the future. We went when it was only 7 degrees outside....it was freezing outside and what a relief to feel a good amount of heat in Oceana.
Outstanding meal. The cold platters of seafood are absolutely divine!!!! Being from the Caribbean I am picky about fresh seafood. It was the best meal in New York by far. Great wine, festive atmosphere. I will make this my go to New York Resturant from here on out !!! Five stars!!!!
We would follow Bill Telepan anywhere. His food is always superb and he's a great human being as well as a great chef. The best of his staff at Telepan have gone with him to Oceana and they and their new colleagues ensure the service is friendly and professional. We were there for a late dinner after the Radio City show. Oceana is by far the best choice in the neighborhood as well as a great choice in the City for an excellent dining experience.
It must have been an off night I hope. Esp since we loved Telapan's own restaurant but:
The pasta w scungili was cold and tasteless . We were told that only 2 mackerel dishes remained before they switch to monk fish. We prefer monk fish but were told that the mackerel had to go first and the switch not possible. The deconstructed apple pie was too glutinous .
Thank goodness the lobster bolognese was as good as it was at Telapan.
The food and service were
Outstanding. Although I didn’t receive the swordfish that I had ordered I kept the halibut that was brought out to me. I couldn’t have been happier with my dish. It was cooked to perfection and the flavors of the fish and exotic mushrooms with sautéed spinach with garlic was pure heaven. I cannot wait to visit this restaurant again!
I had a late lunch here with my husband recently. I had the price fix lunch with a cider, he had a burger with fries and a beer. The best tasting part of the lunch was the French fries and the salad, which really shouldn't be the case. Within several hours he felt very sick to his stomach, so much so that he had to skip dinner that night. Something was wrong with some component of his meal. Disappointing, because it's an impressive restaurant otherwise. However, the MOST important part of any restaurant is its food.
We had a party of 18 and they indicated they would have to seat us seperately. However, it was not busy at all and we certainly could have all sat together. We had a party of 6 and 12 across the restaurant from one another. The overall experience was very nice. It is a bit more expensive than other similar places, but overall, excellent experience.
Food was not exceptional- I ordered an appetizer and main course. Halibut was good but didn't taste like anything out of the ordinary given the reputation of the chef and the prices. Service felt a bit snobbish. Overall don't think I would go back in a hurry.
I was celebrating my birthday with my husband and was very happy with food and service. We are early diners but did not do pre-theater so thankfully they did not rush us. I decided to do two appetizers so I could sample different dishes and also not over-eat. I got the chef’s signature appetizer, the smoked trout, which was absolutely delicious! It was followed by the squash tortelloni and that too was wonderful. My husband began with the mixed green salad -very fresh in a sprightly lemon dressing. He then had the grouper special fish entree and it was done superbly. The finale was the chef’s signature celebration cake, an amazing melt-in-your-mouth profiterole-style pastry with chocolate and cream-hard to describe but delicious. My husband had the warm apple cake and it was lovely. Service was attentive but not hovering. Ambiance good - spacious setting in dining room and very lively at bar. Wines pricey but that’s NYC! We will be back!
Amazing meal! I had been to Oceana once before, years ago, simply for drinks and oysters served at the bar. The dining experience was superb. For starters, we took the recommendation of the sommelier for our wine selection, and it was absolutely wonderful. At the suggestion of our waiter, I tried the Ahi Tune appetizer, and it was unlike any I'd ever had. Everything we ordered (Halibut, Scallops, Lobster, Oysters) was first rate. Waiter, sommelier and servers were all very professions and very prompt. The entire evening was most enjoyable.
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