Oceana

4.6
5141 reviews
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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.
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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceana was an exquisite experience in NYC.

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KM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish. service and food delicious.

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FP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and the wait staff was extremely attentive. They tried to accommodate us through out the meal and made sure we had plenty of time to make it to our show. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent meal near the theater district!

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LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful pre-theater dinner! Food and service were excellent! Didn't want to leave!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was ehh. Seems to have gone done hill a bit. Honestly.

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B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu seemed pretty limited. Not a lot to choose from. But food was good and the staff let us sit for 4 hours chatting and enjoying the food and drinks. Never felt rushed or unwelcome.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great service, they were able to get us out in time for theatre! Loved the selections and creativity from the kitchen.

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AW
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. WAITER VERY FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE TO MY WIFE'S ALLERGIES. SPOKE WITH KITCHEN AND PROVIDED HER DINNER WITH NO ALLERGY PROBLEMS. CARING IS VERY IMPORTANT AND THEY DO THAT VERY WELL.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice venue before a show

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New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An “over the top” experience as always! Jason, our server couldn’t have been any more attentive, pleasant & accommodating. Always great to see Ryan. Oceana- is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in New York City

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London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service.

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The meal was not memorable. Some portions over large. Price was excessive relative to valuie

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were very accommodating for my girlfriend’s dietary restrictions. Would definitely recommend and go back again.

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LP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must in New York !
Go there with closed eyes... you won't regret it.
To much good things to say, so I prefer to shut up and go on eating !

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great looking place in Midtown Manhattan, cannot wait to try the long bar for drinks. We used to go to Bill Telepan’s UWS restaurant often and when we learned that he is now the Executive Chef at the Oceana, we could not get there fast enough. Everything was delicious, and we were especially happy to see that his signature dish (and my absolute favorite), the smoked trout, was on the menu! Loved it, we’ll be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time!

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M
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A completely enjoyable experience with great food/service,an island of servility in a sea of craziness that is the Theater District

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Oceana provides an excellent experience. The sound level is moderate and allows for a nice conversation, even for our table of 6. I so much appreciate a round table for a 6-person party. Service was good- I like the waitstaff asked if had a show to get to, and what our timing was. Not every restaurant thinks to ask. It';s great to have a choice of a "pre-theater" menu, a "tasting menu" and the "regular" menu. Value is about average for NYC.

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ST
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner before seeing Hamilton. This was an exceptional meal, great food, great service, I will be back! Dine here without thinking twice, you will be pleased!

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C
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most enjoyable time at Oceana. The food was creatively designed and delicious. Also, the service staff was attentive and friendly without being too intrusive. The dining area was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 1 year anniversary as a couple there.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious; beautiful setting, and our waiter was lovely. Made sure we got out for our theater onto without rushing us. Perfectly prepared fish and excellent choices- seasonal, fresh, unusual. Will go back again and again.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Oceana. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. It is a bit pricey so that is why The special occasion designation.

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WA
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Theater special is s great value. Food and s excellent and beautifully presented

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GP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oceana never disappoints. Outstanding food and service. Dessert chef Doug Hernandez is genius.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I work for a major hotel chain in marketing and I send allot guest that can become owners

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We ordered from the 3course price fix pre theater menu. Good value and good selections.

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San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service I get is always great. The staff are superb and courteous. The food choices are spectacular.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff, food, location excellent!!!

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Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! It was the first time for my wife and I. From the moment you walk in and get greeted everyone is on their A game. The bar tender was amazing, then we moved to our table and had a great waiter. The food was top notch and everything moved at a pace that wasn't to fast, wasn't to slow. The chef was walking around and talked with us! Great place....I would highly recommend to everyone!

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GM
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate Father's Day, a day early. My husband is a seafood lover, me, not so much, but it was all about him. He ordered crab cakes for an appetizer, of which he's had hundreds over the years. He said they were ok, but the sauce/veggie thing that came with them was unpleasant tasting, said he wouldn't order again. He got crispy black sea bass as his entree, on the waiter's recommendation. Once again, he said the other items on the plate didn't taste good, which affected the flavor of the sea bass. He actually had a bit of a stomach ache after dinner. I had a pasta dish with lamb meatballs. The lamb meatballs were tasty, the pasta was grossly undercooked, and inedible. We opted not to get dessert, our stomachs weren't feeling the best. We had to drink some seltzer to relieve the uncomfortable feeling. We won't be going back, unfortunately.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening dinner and experience was a more than satisfying experience. The menu provides for a great selection, the meal was outstanding in freshness and quality. The service was as welcoming as professional and attentive.

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m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very average - nothing to say about it

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Oceana was a good choice for a business dinner. Nice sized tables that everyone could sit comfortably and have a conversation without high noise level. Had the chefs tasting for starters with a delicious ceviche, salmon, and tuna tartare. We also shared fried calamari that was lightly battered - a good start! Fresh selections of fish prepared with a light touch - nothing was over salted or “over sauced”and dessert was lovely as well- cookies and truffles on pointe. We walked away being full but not stuffed- the portions were perfection. We also enjoyed some craft cocktails - all in all a good meal.

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Philadelphia
248 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall!

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RS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL is Sea Salt. We love seafood, but not prepared as fried like most sea food places. There they take pride in unique preparations and so does Oceana as we discovered June 13th and 14th. The place is open and loud as you might expect for an oyster bar. It is very well placed on 49th street opposite Rockefeller Center and steps from the theatre district. The first night we dined there we were just looking for a good seafood dinner but the second night we had to get to a show and the wait staff did everything they could to help out but still provide a full service dining experience. The food quality was also excellent. I had perfectly prepared Halibut on a bed of leeks. The next night I had salmon which was also well prepared. I'll go again the next time I'm in NYC.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Iceana was once a chic and fabulous restaurant – it is threadbare and time worn. The inside totally needs an update and there needs to be more attention to service during pre-theater hours and other high traffic times. Food had to be sent back – steak was not cooked as ordered.
Not enough attention to detail here and certainly needs that given the high prices.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in the private room by the kitchen.
Perfection in so many ways!!!

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PM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood experience in NYC hands down. Food, service and ambiance were top notch. Cafe and Bar Room were fun for a pre-dinner cocktail. Highly recommend!

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Very pricy but come with the territory in midtown Manhattan for a business lunch

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