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About Oceana

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.

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (81)
Special Occasion (77)
Business Meals (59)
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Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Romantic (35)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Bar Seating (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fun (22)
Authentic (20)
Hot Spot (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (12)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined a day ago

Ghastly, rude service. Cold food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I wanted to take my visiting cousin somewhere special on his first night in New York. I love Chef Bill Telepan’s food, so that was the draw. Our dinner was fantastic, so tender and fresh, and such interesting combinations of tastes. Our server was efficient and extremely pleasant. We had a wonderful time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and drink were good. What was strange is that we had 4 different waiters as our 7:30pm reservation overlapped the waiters shift change. For an expensive restaurant, I would have expected to keep the same waiter throughout to ensure high quality continuous service - I felt it cheapened the overall experience. For that, I will withhold a star.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We love the seafood here, anything you order tastes so fresh!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Best food we had in NYC. Busy night (Valentine’s Day) but service was expert and attentive. A perfect dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, food was excellent. Good for a date.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Oceana gets it! Beautiful dining room, vibrant bar area, terrific food and accommodating service. May I say...WINNER!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was DELICIOUS!!!...and our waiter was awesome!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Pedro G our server was prompt and professional in a friendly way. Salads were huge. My husband loved the house poached tuna on the nicoise. The lobster cobb salad was really well balanced if not decadent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

February 10, 2018. Birthday Dinner
This was our first time dining at Oceana. Our experience exceeded expectations with appetizers, amazing entrees,
and a delightful dessert. Our service staff was professional, friendly and subtle. We enjoyed a relaxing dinner, with personal service attention and never feeling rushed.
We are looking forward to returning to Oceana in the near future.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food and service! My husband and I came here for a combination birthday and anniversary dinner. They were very attentive and made sure my dinner was safe given my gluten issues and shellfish allergy. The food was incredible too. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal, great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had an early dinner before heading to see Hamilton.
Food and Service were great. Easy location.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Best business breakfast in midtown...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent customer service. Quiet and dignified

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Oceana is one of my favorites. Great seafood, with plenty of choices. I think they recently expanded the list of appetizers or starters. Very friendly, attentive service in an elegant, not overstated, stuffy venue.
Went before a show on Saturday night and had no problem timewise.
Pedro is a gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Seated promptly with a reservation pre-theater. Pre-theater menu was great with appetizer, entree and dessert for great price. Impeccable service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seeing "Springsteen on Broadway" and celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. Oceana was the perfect way to start the evening. The food is always great and the service is first rate. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were there for dinner before seeing a play, the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. All the seafood dishes, from appetizer to dinner, were outstanding! I would recommend Oceana to anyone wanting the freshest seafood, cozy seating, reasonable prices and a wait staff who exceeded every expectation we had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

tHE FOUR OF US LOVED THE BROAD MENU OF SEAFOOD CHOICES. THE WINE STEWART RECOMMEND A VERY GOOD BUT REASONABLE PRICED WINE.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Not sure why this place continues to command the exorbitant prices it does. Miniscule portions + below average service should not = a $44 piece of (mini) swordfish.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

our plans changed, with two of the four of us not being able to stay for long, just 30 min each...so we switched to bar seating The food was great, seafood mostly, of course, and really nice preparations and presentation. We had 7 appetizers between us, and 4 different entrées and they were all very good.

we will be going back to sit in the main dining room which looked lovely

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It has become a tradition that we go to Oceana when we are in NYC. Great food and fantastic service,! Tried the fois gras and lobster first course! Oh my God its amazing! A bit pricey for a first course but I cant wait to get it again! Second time eating here when there was a change of shift in waiters. I dont like that at all but we did continue to get good service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was very courteous, the sommelier was spot on with the wine selection, and the food was delicious! The chicken, the halibut, and the lobster were cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I've never complain about anything when my significant other and I done here. The food was absolutely amazing as always.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I really like the black truffle sea scallops. Its one of the best scallop I have ever had. The scallop is big and cooked just right. The sauce is creamy but not oily at all. The cocktail sauce for raw dish is interesting with a hint of wasabi. Other dishes are quite plain. I don't recommend the baked oysters or the swordfish. Their desserts need to be better presented.
For the ambience, I think they have way too many tables than necessary, and the decoration needs to be more delicate. It doesn't match the restaurant.

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely pre theater dinner. Service was fast and thorough. The pre-theater menu ($49) was very reasonable. I had mixed green salad, grouper (I had actually ordered the swordfish. The wrong meal was served but after one bite of the grouper, I decided to keep it) and the sorbet trio for dessert. The pastas were excellent, especially the lobster Bolognese and the egg pasta with jonah crab. Don't miss the chocolate bar dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, perfect service. A truly great restaurant. But the bar is painfully loud. So if you want to hear and be heard, insist on a table far from the bar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Poor listening skills. Uncaring. Low sense of quality service as part of the experience.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Inventive and lovely seafood cuisine that doesn’t get too “fussy” - one leaves tremendously satisfied with their meal. Well informed wine and spirits list. Inspired cheese plates for dessert!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful ambience. Couldn't ask for more attentive service without being annoying. Porgy was yummy. My scallops very rich. Ala carte menu had only 2 veggie options. Did have a salad - very large - we shared. Romaine was not torn. Had one "chunk" of heart still connected to core.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

in spite of reservation made on open table, when we arrived they said we had no reservation., However they did seat us and we had a wonderful meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Fabulous catch. I can not wait to go back. The ambiance is terrific and the food is even better

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and sophisticated food. Waiters are atencious. A place to have in mind for the future.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great for pre-theatre dinner. Excellent menu!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

we enjoyed a wonderful pre theater meal from their prix fix pre theater menu three courses for $49 without wine $74 with wine, had a wonderful time, the service was especially good, spacious comfortable seating, great food. convenient location

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Oceana offers and exceptional NYC dinning experience. Very pricey, but well worth the indulgence.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The 3 course pre-theater menu offers a nice selection of menu choices. The monkfish, a special of the day, was delicious and a request to make a substitution for the side dish was readily accommodated. Service was welcoming and attentive but not intrusive. Overall, it was a delightful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Solid theater district seafood restaurant. Service was great. Food was not innovative but very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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