Oceana

4.7
4681 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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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. (Mother's Day 5/13/18 open 1-9pm)

Raw Bar & Cafe Menu available continuously through the day.

Pre-theater dining please allow a minimum of 90 minutes.
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Phone number
(212) 759-5941
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Telepan
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Private party facilities
Oceana can accommodate seated groups of from 4 to 250 guests and up to 500 guests for a standing reception.
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Private party contact
Senta Connolly: (877) 261-1887
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Catering
Extensive off-site catering menu available, please view our website.
Please contact Stephanie Isaacs @ 212-759-5989 or
SIsaacs@oceanarestaurant.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th
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Public transit
Public transit stops;
B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center;
N,R,W: 49th Street
1: 50th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Chef Bill Telepan's Thanksgiving menu is not to be missed! Three course price fixed $85, children $45. Enjoy classic roasted turkey with the trimmings, great selection of seafood entrees or braised short ribs of beef! Serving 12-9pm. Wonderful sweets to finish by Chef Doug Rodriguez.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 4681 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Salmon with acorn squash amazing! Swordfish pailard unusual find and delicious!
We ordered brussel sprouts as a side and came when meal almost over. Asked several times and waitor would say just a moment but took nearly 20 mins Is why i marked overall a 4. Otherwise a 5

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall good place. Service was good. Portions were extremely tiny for the price. Food was good, not great. Dessert (lemon meringue) was small, not goo and overpriced. Ambiance was nice.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host and staff were very hospitable and welcoming. Service was outstanding and well orchestrated!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business Lunch was exceptional.

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z
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Two people. Had one daily lunch plus one other vegetable dish all of which we shared. Adequate quantity, outstanding quality and punctilious service. A wholly admirable restaurant.

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JJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch with impeccable service and a fantastic wine list. Shrimp bisque is rich and hits the spot.

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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience was wonderful-this restaurant never disappoints-we had a superb waiter which enhanced the experience even more

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Although noise level should be reduced!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a nice restaurant

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just soooo good! Best service in town!
Thank you for making the dining experience so nice.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food for the theater menu. They were filet but all else was very good.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food created by the wonderful chef, Bill Telepan.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant overcharged deliberately on several menu items and wine

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DC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana is my favorite pre theater dinner in the district. Quality, price and service all great. They are also aware when you have a show and make sure you order in the proper amount of time to enjoy the meal and make your show without rushing.

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just went for a standard business lunch. Food, as always, was prepared perfectly and the presentation was cool. Service is extraordinary. love this place!

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the three course theatre dinner for $49. We had fried calamari and snapper. The calamari was cooked perfectly, as was the snapper. The only problem was that the call.ari and snapper were too salty. The service was excellent.

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PM
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is genuine and caring, some of the best in NYC. Halibut & Swordfish were exquisite. Extensive wine list with many great bottles to treat yourself. Will return!

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G
Tallahassee
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at this restaurant several times on trips to the city. The food and service has always been excellent. it will remain on my list of restaurants for New York dining.

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BS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The food was great. The lobster Bolognese may have been the best pasta ever! Will come back again when we are in NYC.

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OS
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always outstanding. Excellent seafood choices; all fresh, creative. Service is excellent. You pay the price but always worth it.

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PM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food everything delicious
Service was e cellemt
Nice to be able to have conversations
It is pricey so can not dine as often as I would like to

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! Food was excellent! My party and I chose from the pre theater menu - all dishes were fresh and delicious. Ambience was sophisticated but relaxed. Highly recommend.

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RS
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My son and I chose Oceana for its extensive seafood menu. It was a special occasion before going to the theater. We shared the trio of seafood starters which was excellent. My son had an array of oysters and soft shell crab for dinner. I had the halibut which was mild and delicious. We had a white savignon Blanca&Marc and Pinot Grigio to accompany our meals. We shared the rhubarb cake for dessert last o finish off the meal. A lovely evening.

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Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana was an excellent restaurant in mid town. Wonderful choices of seafood. Excellent salads. Service was excellent.
Very comfortable surroundings.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster bolognese was one of the best things I've eaten in NYC.

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Michelin rated resturant, unbelievably tasty dishes, and the absolute best service.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so happy I re-found you! Now we have a great restaurant to go to when celebrating special occasions and wanting for lobster. Everything was delicious, the wait staff was excellent and could not ask for more.

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IE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the service is outstanding, a typical of the theater district restaurants.

The gazpacho tasted better than the one I had in Madrid.
The Steak House sword fish was little salty and a very small portion.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food; very expensive

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing!!

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TV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I needed a good spot before a show. Oceana was recommended and had a great pre-theater menu. I had the fried calamari - delicious - and bacon wrapped trout. Our server was very nice and attentive. My wife loved her calamari pasta. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty lobster roll sandwich. Not one of those mayonnaise filled ones. Lots of very tasty chunks of lobster with a bit of oil instead of mayo. Great kettle chips too!

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! Every course was simply superb and the wine selected with help from the someleier was outstanding.

I haven’t looked in to the history of why the lost their Michelin star, but this was better than two star restaurants I have been to.

Food, wine, service, ambiance all excellent. Pricy, but you get what you pay for.

Sadly they are moving their reservations off OpenTable after August 6 2018.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I was at Oceana for the tasting menu with the executive chef Bill Telephan . There were 8 other guests. It was on Bastille Day and the menu emphasis was French. We and everyone else thought that everything was beyond extraordinary. Chef Bill was gracious, extremely friendly and especially funny. He is really a wonderful chef and person. Each dish was exceptional. We highly recommend Oceana and the once a month tasting menu in a very close setting with Chef Bill Telephan.

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SP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good food. We made a reservation for a pre theatre dinner and the waiter was aware of this and kept us on track for ordering so that we had plenty of time to get to the theatre promptly. The calamari was especially notable and the swordfish was quite good. Recommend this place for a nice dinner on a special occasion or a pre-theatre dinner.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in NY. Friends from out of town came in and we were looking for special place to go. It was a perfect night out. We highly recommend Oceana.

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KS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana provided excellent service and outstanding food. You would be hard pressed to find a better seafood restaurant in manhattan. The quality of the food and wine was well worth the price. Highly recommend!

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. Dover sole was outstanding.
Good wine selection. Great deserts. Definite first choice in mid town.

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