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About Oceanique

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.

505 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, French

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Hinman & Chicago

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 864-3435

Website:
http://www.oceanique.com/

Public Transit:
CTA - Purple Line - Main St.
Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.

Executive Chef:
Mark Grosz

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.

Private Party Contact:
Renee Andre: (888) 694-3655

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bar Menu available
Monday's = No Corkage
Wednesday's = Maine Lobster $25

Oceanique Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Notable Wine List (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (5)
Cozy (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Highly overrated

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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·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 ...

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, excellent waitstaff. Would definitely go again

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant, everything is always perfectly cooked and all the waiters are amazing. Chef is a really good guy too

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another great meal at Oceanique! Mark and co. simply have “it” when it comes to a fine dine experience without pretentiousness. Food always amazes and the wine selection is second to none. Oceanique has been, and continues to be, our place when we want to have a memorable evening with friends and/or family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious. We got the tasting menu because everything on it sounded amazing. The flavors were so delicious and each course went wonderfully with the next.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is good but its really expensive. Their wine list is also very good but only a half dozen options under $100/bottle. Its worth a special occasion if traveling into the city is of concern

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A terrific experience, start to finish. We chose the Autumn tasting menu with wine pairings and could not have been happier. A bwleautifully conceived and executed meal with appropriately sized portions and lovely wines that enhanced the food. Service was perfect - attentive but not overly so - and timing of the courses was superb. We were celebrating a birthday, and they made it a perfect evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best food in the Suburb

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I cane here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with some friends. The whole experience was outstanding. The Dover sole and halibut were amazing. We ordered 2 desserts and they came out with four! Although the prices were higher than we would normally spend, we would come back in a heartbeat! Great for a special occasion.👍👍👍👍🍸🍸🍸🍸

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a first class experience, especially if you like seafood. Superb service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Would have expected much better food and service for a restaurant in this proce range

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A great place to celebrate our he surviving Irma. We were missing seafood and this was just the right antidote

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful evening for our family. We celebrated a special event with an amazing meal and kind, attentive service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service was nearly impeccable and the food was decent and was presented nicely, but overall the restaurant is overpriced. The ambiance was also a bit too old fashioned for my taste, but I appreciated the low noise level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was good, but over priced. The service, however, was sub par. The special that day was the lobster, so my husband and I both ordered it. We had a gift certificate for $50 with the only condition printed on it saying we had to spend a minimum of $100. At the end of our meal the staff refused to honor it in conjunction with the special on the lobster, though there were no conditions on the certificate saying we couldn't order the special of the day. I've never felt so cheated. I will not be returning, and I would urge friends to go to any of the other wonderful restaurants in the area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was great and creative and service could not have been better. The menu was not extensive but there were many wonderful options. Good choice for a special occasion. It is expensive but overall it was a fun experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

French cuisine with some modern touches such as cilantro and kimchi. Every dish was perfect

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This landmark restaurant in Evanston just keeps getting better and better! We've loved Chef Mark's food for more than 25 years. Wish we could get a flight from the west suburbs and go more often. Still well worth the drive however!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

When we lived in Evanston, we went there a couple times so it's been over 25 years since dining there. Seems like the only thing that's changed is the over-priced wine selection. They have Everest or Mastro's prices & none of the ambiance! The service was good & attentive. Our waiter was very pleasant & attentive. The food was delicious especially the rack of lamb & the scallops. The desert was also wonderful.

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