Excellent food. A little pricey, but worth it. Service was good, but a bit underwhelming given the supposed quality of the restaurant.
If you are only going to have one vegetarian option on the menu, you should make it REALLY good. The only option was extremely sub par, and overpriced for what you got (mixed veggies with some broth in a puck on the plate)
Our second visit. Loved it. Food was wonderful. Service terrific and appropriately attentive. Belated Valentines dinner and it fit the bill perfectly. We will be back.
Oceanique is a fine dining, special occasion restaurant. We had the Chef’s Special Degustationor, a taste of 7 dishes. Each plate was exquisite but very small. The flavors were delicious and the presentations were beautiful. However, the portion sizes were so small, I felt I needed to fill up on the wonderful warm bread with butter. Service was attentive and friendly. Since our tab for dinner for 2 with a couple of drinks and the tip was over $300, it will be a while before we will be able to return.
over priced wine
.....drink at home
Excellent food. Oceanside opened in 1989 and is still a great fine seafood dining experience. It is crazy expensive, however.
I have dined at some of the great restaurants in France, and Oceanique is one of the few restaurants in this country that truly delivers haute cusine. It is expensive but not over-priced, making it perfect for special occasions.
Had not been back in some time but the food and service was outstanding.
My girlfriend and I went on the last day of restaurant week and we had an amazing time. Food, service, ambiance were superlative. Can't wait to go back.
Everything was excellent with one exception: I ordered skate, a dish I’ve had in many restaurants. It was over cooked and the portion was minuscule
I dined at Oceanique for the first time this week. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I will definitely recommend and return. What an Evanston gem!
The food at Oceanique is always outstanding and also inventive. While the focus is on food from the sea, there are enough other options for anyone who doesn't eat fish. Each bite is flavorful. The hosts, servers, and chef are all very friendly, but they don't hover. Everything about the food and service is excellent.
Although I had not been to Oceanique for many years, it was still as good as I remembered.
My friends and I had one of the best dining experiences at Oceanique. It is a beautiful and charming dining room. The ambience is inviting and subtle. The food was brilliant. I have lived in France and it is true french food made with passion. We told the Chef the same when he came to our table.
Simply outstanding. Great food and great service. The food was flavorful and portion size was perfect.
We have always thought about trying this restaurant, but never have. When I received an e-mail for restaurant week Oceanique was included. Perfect time to try. The food was delicious & I am extremely picky. We had 3 courses & each of us had something different. Everything was very good. There was no choice on the dessert course. I was given something with banana, which would normally be one of my least favorite options. Whatever it was was absolutely delicious so I had no interest in trading:)
Will definitely return ...
Lovely dining experience in every way except the tab. I expect to pay more at a place like Oceanique but not that much.
Excellent, imaginative, and truly chef-created dishes, even as part of Chicago Restaurant Week. Massive wine list. A variety of weeknight specials too.
The trout was exceptional, as was the entire meal. The service was attentive and non intrusive. Would go back in a heart beat.
The food and service was great, however you don't get enough food in a single entree to fill you up. Our bill was over $300 and we were still hungry by the time we left.
Oceanique is a wonderful Evanston tradition and is one of the finest and most creative seafood restaurants in Chicago. The food was superb and the room is very pleasant. Their prices are not shy, but fair for what you receive. So glad we could return after a few years.
First, second and third course were outstanding. Main course was a mystery. The plate was extremely hot and we were warned by the server not to touch it. Yet the fish on the plate was cool. Not even a touch of warmth. We choose to take that course home to warm up and eat the following day. How do you get a plate so piping hot and the food on it is cool at best. We have been to eateries where the plate is used to keep the food hot, but you have to start with hot food and that did not appear to be the purpose of their plates. Best part, great service.
The staff put care and effort in their service. Charles, the wine and spirits staffer is easy to work with and can mix a well blended cocktail if you know what you want.
Great food, excellent waitstaff. Would definitely go again
Phenomenal food & service. Everyone at Oceanique is not only incredibly talented, but most of all so welcoming and wanting to share their reflection of what the experience is set to be when dining with them. Thank you for a great NYE 2017!
We had a wonderful dining experience. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. The plates were visually stunning and flavors outstanding. We were treated to mini tastes in between courses that were delightful. They were able to accommodate my gluten and dairy food intolerances without a problem.
Oceanique was simply superb in every aspect of the meal. The food was great as always and the service was just as good. It’s simply the best restaurant in the area.
My favorite restaurant, everything is always perfectly cooked and all the waiters are amazing. Chef is a really good guy too
Food was fantastic as usual and the groupon was a great deal with multiple courses. Not huge portions but that is not what we were looking for. Portions were right sized and very high quality and flavorful and plenty of food in the meal. Scallops as an appetizer were outstanding with the kimchi sauce.
Service was good. Drinks were very high priced. My wine was $20 a glass and coffee was $4.50 each. The music was bizarre - spaz jazz was quite loud which is not the ambience we expected in a fine dining restaurant. We asked them to turn it down which they obligingly did. All in all a wonderful evening