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Oceanique

4.9
1274 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
OPEN FOR CARRY OUT OR DELIVERY ONLY

Curbside pickup available Tuesday - Saturday from 4-7:30pm. Please call after 12 noon to place an order.
Three Course menu w/choices $52 or order via Square through our website. www.oceanique.com

In 1989, Mark opened Oceanique in its present-day Evanston location, a charming 1920s Spanish-style building. Mark, with his wife Renée as our General Manager continue to offer discriminating diners some of the most creative and exquisite seafood and meat dishes prepared in the French tradition, with a modern American twist.

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
What 1274 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friends sobriety anniversary

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vipElizabethH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite! Wonderful every time. Food is spectacular and the service is amazing. Makes for a lovely evening.

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Theresa
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at Oceanique. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. From the time we walked to our table we were treated so well. We enjoyed the delicious 5 course tasting menu. Everything was superb tasting and right on point. We even got a visit from the chef after dinner. What a nice touch. The waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. They made me feel like a queen. I can't wait to go back and enjoy another fabulous dinner. Well done!!!

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vipNiquesomm
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding flavors and incredible wine list.. a hidden gem!

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vipPamP
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Chicagoland. Excellent service, diverse menu. THE BEST!

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vipgoodrow72
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor tables were properly spaced in the COVID era. The warm goat cheese and beet salad was large enough for the two of to split and it was fabulous! The whitefish and the Alaskan halibut were equally spectacular. And we loved the little dishes that were brought out between courses. Service was very attentive and helpful too.

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vipLaurenH
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Will was great! Staff was extremely attentive. We did the 5 course meal deal from travel zoo, however I did feel that the wine list was very overpriced. Prices for wine were a minimum of 200% over retail. We ended up doing cocktails instead which were great however very small portions. Food was great as always!

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was fantastic.
The service excellent. The only reason I gave the ambiance a 3 star was we were seated outside upon our request and it was very basic. Some planters between tables or even candles on table would have been nice. The inside was very romantic when i did a walk through to the rest room.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner experience I've had in a while! Food was amazing, ambiance was amazing, and the chef even came out and had a conversation with us! It was wonderful and our families loved it! Will definitely be going back!

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vipwilliamw
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fine dining experience at very reasonable prices

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vipLakeviewBill
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative seafood preparations in a chic atmosphere. Attentive service. Carefully considered wine list.

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Bbdadd
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shocked we have not been here before and sorry we have been missing out. Celebrated a big anniversary on a Tuesday night at the last seating but we’re happily offered the Chef’s Degustation 7 course meal with premier wine accompaniment and enjoyed 5 star dining and wine on a quiet sidewalk in Evanston. Felt very comfortable with staff who were all masked but gave us very special attention. Chef came out and chatted with us too. Not enough space to describe every dish but they were all phenomenal. Have not had such a great meal since Trotter’s, seriously. Will be back to try more of the great menu.

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vipAnthonyD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a marvelous dinner on Saturday night. As always the service is top notch, the food is like a party in your mouth. Hats off to chef Grosz for the delicious meal!! We always enjoy spending the evening at Oceanique!!

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vipArtRios
Tampa
89 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Do not miss it, and if you can, sit outside, the street is ultra quaint. We’ll be back every time we visit Evanston. Incredible food and even better service. Art Rios

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vipglusberg
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. From there creative dished, through the plating, to the taste.
Excellent service (during the pandemic!) made the experience wonderful.

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vipwilliamw
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous fine dining experience. As good as any restaurant in downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. The food was sublime, the service sublime, a bright spot in 2020.

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vipJohn
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Wine cellar is impressive. Wonderful evening.

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vipJules
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we always get the best recommendations on what sparkling and red wine we should order! And the food is consistently excellent. And the staff is knowledgeable, polite and there when you need them but not intrusive at all. This has been a favorite of ours for several years.

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vipnotnorth
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest meals I've had in a very long time. We had the 7 course chef's degustion for my girlfriend's birthday. Exquisite, delicious, beautifully presented food. Delicious wine pairings with each. Extraordinary from start to finish. Entirely worth the pain it takes to get to Evanston from anywhere ;-)

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MarkA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the service was attentive but not invasive. The food was excellent. Covid-19 caused us to sit outside, but Oceanique made that a pleasant experience.

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NasirB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanique is my favorite restaurant in Illinois and I have been to restaurants all over Chicago. Mark the head chef is the coolest guy on earth and gave us free plates. Will go back again in a heart beat! Can't beat 1$ oysters.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again: this is a Michelin-Star experience hiding out in Evanston. Everything about it, top shelf service, drinks, incredible food, and an absolutely world-class approach. I’ve done them all and this has become my favorite in all of greater Chicago. Yes, I mean all, and yes I mean favorite. Go to NYC, San Francisco, or the Gold Coast, there’s nothing better anywhere.

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vipLoriS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service! We had a Groupon for the 5 course chef’s dinner which made it a real value. Looking forward to dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous wine list

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JackJ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef “Mark” was very nice, he comped us two special appetizers , came out and introduced himself lovely human being .our waiter was excellent she was very attentive in a comfortable way. The bus boy kept my water glass full with chilled water. There were other couples dining in other tables at as safe distance “Corona Virus “ and they seemed to be immersed in a wine induced conversation while enjoying their great food in a 70’s chic ambience! I thoroughly love the place. A great place for a special night! We celebrated our anniversary there our waiter brought out a beautiful candle and placed four red sparkle hearts around it . Impressed!

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vipShannon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Food was superb and service was excellent. Great wine list - so grateful it is back open!

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PattiC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first experience with French cuisine & our wait staff was very helpful explaining the different items. The food was Outstanding, every morsel was a delight.
Each course was prepared to perfection. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
We will be back !

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vipPhilzone
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing to finally dine out again. We were one of the first customers back and were impressed with the distancing measures that the Oceanique team employed to make us feel safe. It is one of our standard favorites and was amazing again!

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HeatherC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Oceanique for years, despite living within walking distance. What a delight to find it had not only not gone downhill, but was even better than we remembered it. Terrific food, lovely service, and a friendly ambience that was warmer and more casual than in years past. The noise level was quite "energetic" (very funny that the review's star scale rating won't let you say "loud"), but not terrible. We had a great time. Will go back soon!

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vipBurton
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Fair price with a Groupon. Unfortunately, we had a very noisy party seating close by - made conversation difficult.

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vipChiGal
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortably elegant ambiance. Nice selection offered within the 5 course tasting dinner. Perfect pacing of the 5 courses. Everything delicious and remarkably fresh. Pairing of flavors distinctive and complementary. Left feeling well-satisfied. Catherine was an attentive and gracious server. Good value for the Groupon promotional price paid. Will return again on a seasonal basis. 😋.

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vipMrsSch
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always impeccable!!!
We are long time customers and will continue to come back.

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vipMike
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipWilliamL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is of high quality and well prepared. Ambiance is nice, not fancy. I do think that it is somewhat overpriced (including the wine list).

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vipMartinK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, presentation & service- will definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Day date night. Food, service, and overall experience were excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough. A little pricey for your average date night but a great choice for special occasions.

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vipGreg
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only problem with this place is that I never think about it. Incredible food—literally on par with anywhere I’ve been in the world—terrific service, and a really great vibe and atmosphere. Oceanique would delight any foodie on quality, flavor and presentation. If there’s a complaint, and it’s a very minor one, it’s that the wine list is limited in scope and generally a little expensive. But so what, the whole experience here is worth every penny. Just outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Marisol
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the time we walked in until the time we walked out. Impeccable service. Beautiful and tasty food. I will definitely be returning. Thank you, Oceanique owners and staff.

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You can order delivery directly from Oceanique using the Order Online button. Oceanique also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 864-3435.

Oceanique is rated 4.9 stars by 1274 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.