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Oceana

4.6
4563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
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.
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Private dining
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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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
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Special events & promotions
For Private Dining inquiries please contact Senta Connolly at 212 759 5989 or
privateevents@oceanarestaurant.com.
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

Private Dining

Oceana can accommodate seated groups of from 4 to 250 guests and up to 500 guests for a standing reception.

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What 4563 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great food and OUTSTANDING Cocktails! Che knout Square One Cucumber with .5 oz of St Germain and lime juice. Holy Moly! Great food and you would never know it’s near Times Square

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It’s always fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Date nite with my wife...we miss the city

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everyone at the table commented this was the BEST seafood they’ve ever had. I’d also say possibly the best gnocchi (the side dish).

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Oceana is great for a pre or post show dinner! My dad and I have 5:30 reservations, we were seated right away and our waiter was aware of our 7pm curtain and kept us on time! The prefix menu was great and they made eating gluten and dairy free easy and delicious. I will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

High quality seafood but unimaginative presentation. I have an onion sensitivity, so none of the sauces on the menu could be used. I was presented with a sad looking dish with a single piece of fish. It was delicious, but the look of the dish is also important. I would have expected a bit more effort from the kitchen as I have experienced in other Manhattan restaurants; especially since it was so expensive.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The evening we spent at Oceana was beyond my expectations. I was in town with my son to celebrate his graduation from college and the evening coincided with a very personal loss that happened exactly one year ago on this date, within our family. I made the restaurant aware of the unique circumstances but never expected any of what they did to make our evening special. The food was incredible...the service was impeccable, and we could not have had a more perfect evening at this restaurant. Thank you to the staff and to everyone who helped pull off the unexpected!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was good but the service was poor. The server didn’r come to take order for a long time after giving the menu. He was also bit rude in the interaction.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Went for pre-theater dinner. Menu choices were great, food was amazing and service was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Staff was fabulous, attentive and friendly. Our meal was perfect loved everything. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our favorite meeting place for getting together (from Boston) with international friends staying in or passing through NYC! A bit loud (even at lunch time) but always excellent food and service.

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food took forever. Yet another time I have been there when the staff said they’d been understaffed. The eggs were overdone. We couldn’t wave down a waiter to say anything.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with a very large bar. Went for pre-theatre dinner at 5:00 and the bar was mobbed! Good food and great cocktails!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Bill Telepan has done it again! The seafood preparations are outstanding! The menu is so complete. That seasonal items are so special.
The room is splendid. Thank you Telepan!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a reservation for Mother's Day. Food and service were both exceptional. All restaurant employees greeted us and acknowledged us as we walked to the table. Server was extremely knowledgeable about all menu items available. Overall a fantastic experience dining at Oceana.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The Tuna Wellington is a spectacular and delicious dish. Chef Bill Telepan's menu is uniformly excellent and we especially enjoyed the chocolate peanut butter dessert. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and service were excellent. But we did order (at the urging of the waiter) too much so you don't really need the tower for 2--tower for one (MUCH cheaper) is going to suffice. Fish portions small but delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great time!! The food was excellent - the service was perfect - and the restaurant was very well appointed. The experience was well worth the price and the waiter made sure to complete the order in time for us to get to the 7:30PM show

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our first time at Oceana. We were very pleased. The service and food were above expectations since it appears to be more of a “walk-in off the street “ restaurant. One of us had the smoked trout appetizer which he said was excellent and something he had never before seen on a menu. I had the baked oysters which were served with a brown butter. Both h of us opted for the Dover Sole meunière style. It was filleted table side very expertly. The entire meal was a pleasant surprise and we will certainly return.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food, service was wonderful. We have been to the Oceana several times. The executive chef Bill Telepan is the best. I recommend eating at Oceana for great seafood,
Fish, steaks and pasta.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Over the years I have frequently dined at Oceana. It never disappoints. The service is both efficient and warm. And the food is top quality. If you are looking for a quiet evening be sure to ask fir a booth.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

One of my favorite Midtown NYC restaurants. Try to dine there every trip to the Big Apple.
Food, services, ambiance and price are always exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a most wonderful dining experience, in part because of our wonderful server Tim. Tim was knowledgeable on all aspects of both the menu and wine list. The staff at the restaurant had been trained to the highest level of service. Attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was a gourmet extravaganza, with the dishes being creative and with beautiful presentation. We highly recommend the sea scallops, and the trout roullade. The mille feuille was exquisite, with perfect pastry and balance. An evening that we look forward to repeating again in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Perfection!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Superb service. Halibut was exquisite. Elegant decor.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Over priced and not that good

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great ambiance, Oysters, Crudo, Swordfish & Trout all delicious. Some of the best staff in NYC.
Returning on Mother's Day!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food and service are impeccable. It has become our go to place when we are in the city for dinner and a show.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very courteous and helpful staff. We were a party of three with a 2 year old and they took very good care of us. Of course the food was terrific. Our 2 year old loved the lobster bolognese.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great ambiance. Had the 3 course pre theater menu with wine pairing. Excellent

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

OK pre-theater menu, but a much better al a carte menu. Halibut was great! Wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Everything was wonderful, just wish the halibut I had could’ve had a little more flavor to it. It was cooked well just had no seasoning on it. The steak, shrimp, ravioli, baked oysters, and drinks were all fabulous. Would definitely return 😁

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was attractively prepared and delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the halibut. Both were melt in your mouth tasty. Service was great. We had theater tickets that evening and the waitstaff made sure we would be done with dinner in plenty of time to make the show. Restaurant area was pleasantly quiet and, even though the bar area was incredibly noisy, the noise didn’t filter over the the restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

DELICIOUS eith excellent service and close to Times Square without the madness of it

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Very tasty and fresh seafood ceviche here from Chef Telepan. I think it was hamachi cevice.
And the redfish was cooked perfectly. Great place for stellar seafood dishes. They have a lobster tank in the restaurant so you can pick your own hard-shelled premium lobster!

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1.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Twenty five minutes after ordering our waiter returned to the table to say one of our entrees was no longer available.

Food was sub par, swimming in oil/butter. My swordfish was raw, needed to send back to kitchen then waited one half hour for an eatable meal.
Our waiter was indifferent and full of excuses.
Bathroom was filthy- covered in trash and garbage.
Have dined here over the years with varying experiences.
Oceana is off our list for good.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Really outstanding dinner. I have loved swordfish for 65 years and I had the best of my life at Oceana. Everything about the meal including the apple based desert was outstanding. Numerous employees from manager to bus boys stopped and checked on us to be sure our needs and expectations were met.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

One of my go-to's for business lunches, drinks or dinner. The bar area gets very very noisy but the restaurant is quiet enough for conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always enjoyable. Food was great

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food, as usual, was excellent and very well prepared. The atmosphere is pleasant, conducive to conversations, and the service is terrific. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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