Oceana

4.7
5577 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
What 5577 people are saying
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vipDana
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really enjoyed our Mother's day dinner at Oceana - service was professional, food was delicious - excellent selection of oysters. Felt very safe in that spacious environment. Great experience we will definately try again

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vipMsMck50
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous dinner for Mother’s Day!! From drinks to dessert was wonderful! The fish was fresh and well prepared, not over seasoned! Will highly recommend Oceana to all.

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bengd08
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here for Mother’s day brunch, right after covid restrictions were eased out in NYC, well worth it

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DPALG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well timed and fantastic
Staff was helpful and friendly
Highly recommend

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vipcarolge
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana was the perfect welcome back to indoor dining in Manhattan. Beautiful new renovation of the raw bar and main dining areas - young exciting chefs. Perfect combo.. We cannot wait to return!

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vipOceanlover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming to the city

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister’s birthday. Loved everything about it. Service was great!

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Nessa14
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food, location was ideal. Staff were very accommodating. Overall wonderful experience

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Yoshi
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good seafood. Pairing wine is good. Price is little bit expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Awesome food

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vipjohn
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Anniversary , for which they did a very nice job

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ChristinaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! The food was soo good! The drinks were great! The ambiance was very intimate and perfect for small groups! Would definitely go back again!

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edithh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Oceana has always been a wonderful experience. The new design and decor is simply gorgeous.

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SteveB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana is so wonderful! As always, the food was superb -- so fresh and tender and juicy! The crab cakes and the lobster were especially fabulous! We went for Steve's birthday and had a fantastic time! And they even brought him a special little birthday cake!! We go back again and again and always love it!

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vipDavidV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - definitely glad to have them open again. I will be back.

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vipOwenC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience

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vipalvinmc67
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Large restaurant with only a few customers the night we were there. Nevertheless, the service was very slow. I do not believe this was the fault of the wait staff, but rather the kitchen. The food was very good. we liked the seared octopus, Caesar salad, and Smoked Bay Scallop Tagliatelle. The Mushroom Carbonara was good but not special.

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Jackie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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HaroldM
New York Area
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
7 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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DorothyC
New York Area
18 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
39 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.

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 5577 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.