Oceana

4.7
5555 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992.

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 Chefs Table for 4, our new Chefs Counter for 6, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Celebrate mom with our special $59 Three Course Prix Fixe, $29 for Children (12 and under). The Prix Fixe menu will be available for brunch from 11:30-3pm. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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vipOwenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience

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Jackie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Me and the hubby made a quick last min reservation on a sat night was seated rather quickly service wasn’t bad but it was quite empty as well! Would come again , crab cakes and octopus was yummy

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vipFrequenttraveler
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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HaroldM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife’s bday. The wait staff was super friendly, with great hospitality and well skilled in taking care of us.

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MEMDDC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, wonderful service and tremendous food what’s not to like. Wine paring was superb and Andrew the wine director the very best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Sommelier was outstanding. An amazing night was had by all!

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SteveW
London
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Food still excellent. So happy to see this restaurant survive the pandemic. Still a top choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Andrew picked amazing wines. It’s why I always go back there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic spot for a team lunch. Amazing service and great vale for this kind of food.

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ReginaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drink, ambiance and service TOP NOTCH as ever! So very good to have you back Oceana!! Beautiful new interior remodel with very comfortable and enormous COVID spacing. Appetizers: Delicious parsnip soup and bay scallops with pear and gin sauce (piquant and genius!). Mains: NY Chicken with bacon, bacon, bacon marvelous and Halibut with English Pea and couscous grilled to perfection. Chocolate Bar with peanut butter and phenomenal crunchies together with excellent coffee topped off yet another excellent meal at Oceana. Look forward to dining with you on the patio soon!

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vipDorothyC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back! The food, wine, and service were superb. Especially enjoyed the Scottish salmon and rich, flavorful gelato.

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vipJferretti
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid meal and great wines!

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jse5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to dine in every way. The service, food, music and ambiance were top notch. I am a vegan and I was very pleased with the options available.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. We tried the four course option which allows you to get a bit of every part of the menu and everything we tried was great. Would highly recommend and we will be coming back again soon.

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Jenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Cannot wait to go back. My only suggestion if you go and its before 8 pm to get the 4 course chef special. The portions are a little bit on the smaller side so with that you get an apetizer,pasta,main and dessert so you will leave full as long as you have the 4 courses!

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Jela
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing service from staff who are attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu.

The food was delicate and delicious!

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Steven
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Oceana for thanksgiving this year. I was hoping since this was a larger midtown restaurant that there would be proper distance between tables and I was correct, most tables are more than 10 feet apart. There service was wonderful and food was great. We will be dining here again. Its one of the few place I feel complete comfortable dining indoors during the Covid crisis.

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Lisa
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for their pre fixe Thanksgiving meal around 3:30 pm. We booked it the night before since we canceled our Thanksgiving travel plans to fly home to our families. I’m always a little weary of prefixe menus as I’ve had some negative experiences, however our meals were out-of-this-world delicious. Every.Single.Bite. It was seafood with a fall twist and we were hooked and wishing for larger stomachs by the end of it 😅 Thank you Oceana for the most fantastic food which was a bright light during a pandemic Thanksgiving.

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Doris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant that I would highly recommend to everyone

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JayP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Oceana never disappoints. The food was exquisite. Go for the Filet Mignon if you are a meat eater or the Monkfish if you prefer fish. Anything and everything on the menu is delicious. One of our top three NYC restaurants. Excellent wine list as well. The decor and ambiance are true NYC and timeless. Warm and spacious. Service is always excellent! Helpful and courteous servers. Recommend highly!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The $35/person Three Course Lunch is such a good deal and definitely worth it. The food was delicious, and I can’t wait to go back to try the other dishes.

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BicoastalGirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Number 1 and most importantly, the food and service was amazing. From the wine, apps, entrees and desert... it was so delicious and rich tasting. The staff was so friendly and respectful, I couldn’t have asked for better service. Given that it’s COVID mid-November in NYC, I really didn’t want to eat outside, however, also a little hesitant to sit inside. But our reservations were at 6 and I quickly had zero hesitation when I saw the restaurant was empty when we got there. And as more people came the staff did a great job spacing everyone out. Oceana has a fairly large space, especially for NYC, and I felt completely safe eating inside. It’s probably “less safe” going to the grocery store than eating inside at a place like Oceana. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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karenp
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was quality and they spaced it out very well. Drinks were amazing nice and strong . Will definitely go back !

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AnonymousR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My overall experience is good given the service and food. It could have been better the the setup outside been better. The separating post should enclose the seating area to avoid outsiders from coming in while guest are dinning. There should only be one opening not two. Someone asked for money while we were sitting and UPS guys wheeled in a delivery while I was trying to have lunch with a client. Hope staff noticed and improved the set up.

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vipMasterega
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything excellent! Thanks. Should offer more desserts options.

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vipJyks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in NY

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vipChorusGeek
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Oceana made our anniversary dinner feel like a truly special event! And after 23 years of celebrating, that really says something! Jason our waiter and Ryan our host made us feel like we were the only people in the place. Oceana has recently gone through a top-to-bottom renovation and it showed! We can't say enough about our experience and will be back again soon!

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vipRonD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Oysters were great. Cocktail/wine was great. Seared scallops were soggy, floating in the juices from the accompanying vegetables. Dessert was unimaginative. I've been going to Oceana since their original brownstone location on the east side. This is the first time I was a bit let down.

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JayF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Highly recommend for anyone who is a seafood lover. Oysters were so fresh!! Service was outstanding!! So glad to see Oceana open again and can't wait to go back.

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vipFrequenta
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After six months of Covid-19 and many months of closure, it was an absolutely delight to dine inside at Oceana again. The renovation of the restaurant interior is absolutely magnificent, and I felt as if I were in Italy. The clean lines and layout make it easy to socially distance and I felt perfectly safe.

The meal and wines were spectacular, as always! I cannot wait to return.

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Pamt
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food,been to New York thousands of times and have never been here
Beautiful place.
We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place !! So happy they are open again. We sat outside though inside was now an option.
Food is always exceptional, service was wonderful

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vipGeneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The food, as always, was delicious. Our group of 3 for my daughter’s birthday enjoyed the Caesar salad, scallops, monkfish and lobster roll. All servers were attentive and followed COVID rules. We felt very comfortable eating outside at Oceana.

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vipshrecchi
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad it has re-opened. Delicious food, excellent service and friendly. A midtown favorite for business and for getting together with friends. I will always be a loyal customer!

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enricol
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana is back and better than ever. Incredible flavors with every course. The outdoor breezeway was enchanting. Incredible staff and beautiful service. Inside renovations look incredible. This is the best restaurant in midtown.

FAQs

Oceana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.

Oceana is rated 4.7 stars by 5555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.