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Oceanique

4.6
983 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Oceanique is an eclectic seafood restaurant in the French-American style. Oceanique continues to garner acclaim as one of the Chicago area"s finest restaurants. Since 1993, Oceanique has been ranked as the number one seafood restaurant in the Chicago metropolitan area by the prestigious Zagat Guide. In all of our preparations we endeavor to use the finest organic produce and seafood from sustainable, eco-friendly sources. And with its extensive wine list featuring over 800 carefully selected fine wines, Oceanique has won Wine Spectator Magazine's coveted "Best of Award of Excellence" every year since 1994 being recognized as having one of the 750 best wine lists in the world.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, French
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(847) 864-3435
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Grosz
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Private party facilities
Recently Remodeled. Whether you are hosting a corporate event or dinner for friends, Renee at Oceanique, will be happy to assist you in planning your affair, selecting a menu and working to see that your budget expectations are met.
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Private party contact
Renee Andre: (888) 694-3655
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hinman & Chicago
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Public transit
CTA - Purple Line - Main St.
Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
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Special events & promotions
Bar Menu available
Monday's = No Corkage
Wednesday's = Maine Lobster $25
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 983 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.5
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BrentR 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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)

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NWdiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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JennyB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vipsLTSENSITIVE (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

over priced wine
.....drink at home

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ChrisG 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Oceanside opened in 1989 and is still a great fine seafood dining experience. It is crazy expensive, however.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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Spot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had not been back in some time but the food and service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Highly overrated

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viptheklev (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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!

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vipnratner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Although I had not been to Oceanique for many years, it was still as good as I remembered.

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vipBluet (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Simply outstanding. Great food and great service. The food was flavorful and portion size was perfect.

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vippuppy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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 ...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely dining experience in every way except the tab. I expect to pay more at a place like Oceanique but not that much.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent, imaginative, and truly chef-created dishes, even as part of Chicago Restaurant Week. Massive wine list. A variety of weeknight specials too.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The trout was exceptional, as was the entire meal. The service was attentive and non intrusive. Would go back in a heart beat.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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