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.