Oceana

4.6
5551 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
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, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.

Currently offering outdoor dining and pickup during our listed business hours.
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Oceana in the heart of Manhattan, will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with our featured classic dishes & raw bar from 12-9 PM ($95 prix-fixed menu; $60 twelve & under). Our recently renovated dining room will make it an even more memorable night celebrated with loved ones!

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JayP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
7 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
5 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
9 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
95 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.

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ReginaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar on every level as always. So good to see former favorite staff back. Outdoor dining in beautiful setting. All COVID protocols followed perfectly. Well done on the phased return!

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vipaura
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have been able to go for outdoor dining, beautiful evening. The food as always exquisite. The service was excellent...just a great place to dine. Will be back for indoor dining as I know they’ll take the necessary and and caring precautions.

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viptest
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was inattentive and slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday and pre theatre

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vipKris
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, not inexpensive, but really excellent

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vipJennifer
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience to celebrate.

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vipNautilus
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Engagement celebration

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vipFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious shellfish! Wonderful service and management team!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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Emily
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and lots of gluten free options!

PF
vipPamelaF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I cannot say enough good things about the new chef, Mike, and the staff. Dinner was phenomenal. Don’t walk, run to Oceana for a meal. Try as many dishes as possible. The food is fantastic. Leave room for dessert because not only are they scrumptiously delicious, the pastry chef is such a nice person. His gelatos are crazy good! We have been coming here for 28! years. This restaurant is definitely a favorite. We’ve been celebrating our daughters birthday here for the past 6 years. Can’t wait til next year!! Thank you.

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vipCher
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service

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vipKenwood
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous dining experience, perfect for entertaining clients - flavor, ambiance and the best service.

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vipEric
New York Area
351 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire dining experience was superb. We started with the chef's tasting of the 4 crudo options, which was so fresh and delicious with an amazing profile of tastes. The 2 fish entrees (cod and monkfish) were prepared perfectly and encompassed a sumptuous essence of flavors. Both entrees were both so tender you could cut it with a fork and it simply melted in your mouth. I look forward to the next night out at this fantastic restaurant.

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vipMerylT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First, the good news: Oceana has terrific oysters and a pasta dish called Squid Ink Paccheri that is just delicious. I truly wish it had been our whole meal. Now the bad news: Our entrees weren't up to the level of quality at this expensive $$$$ price point. The $38 Scottish Salmon wasn't bad but was a little on the fishy side, which if it was really fresh shouldn't have been. The surrounding watercress was nice and fresh, but what was supposed to have been champagne pears and blood orange was an unpleasant, oddly textured, squishy mess. The mouth feel of this turned me off the whole entree. The $45 Seared Halibut was done to a turn and would have been a lovely meal if it hadn't been for the accompanying inedible spinach and wild mushrooms which both were so salty, it made my mouth burn for the next 2 hours. The $20 Shrimp Fried Rice, an odd side dish on this menu for sure, was also overly salty and made with wild rice which was in parts under cooked, accompanied by unpleasantly iodiney shrimp; another fail. While the service was good, the waitstaff was a little on the intrusive side. Also, it's nice to know they clean their restrooms with Clorox, but alas, I returned with it all over the bottom of my shoes and while I was sitting at the table the air was perfumed with bleach. Not the best experience over all and certainly not at these prices.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
283 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent spot for a business meal. Efficient and great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Excellent wine list

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Finicky
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server person (black female) was as good as it gets. I should have gotten her name but will seek her out next time we go. Truly exceptional.

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vipMidtownOmnivore
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable fine dining. Professional service, timed our courses with plenty of time to make our show. The ceviche was unique and delicious. The salad was large enough to split and the salmon special was excellent, moist, satisfying and memorable.

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PhilipT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner at Oceana after the show, Hamilton. Great place to unwind and discuss what for us was a very emotional experience. The service was outstanding and the fixed price show menu was excellent. All of us enjoyed our leisurely meal.... no pressure.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a great job of celebrating me and my good friend’s February birthday. The special dessert they gave us was delicious. And the suggested entree was so tasty.

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You can order delivery directly from Oceana using the Order Online button. Oceana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.

Oceana is rated 4.6 stars by 5551 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.