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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Day Menu Chef's 5-Course w/Choices $125 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and drinks) NO Vouchers/Certificates valid on 2-14-18

Oceanique Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
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Tasting Menu (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, excellent waitstaff. Would definitely go again

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 29, 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 17, 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 10, 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 9, 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 2, 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 5, 2017

Best food in the Suburb

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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 13, 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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·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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·Dined on August 2, 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 29, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This is one of the few places outside the city limits that we make an effort to go to regularly. Even after several decades it is still an excellent choice for seafood/fish-centric meals. The able hand of Chef Mark still brings forth creative approaches to the dishes and they have special nights during the week for things like dollar oysters and whole lobsters and BYO no corkage (call to confirm which nights are which). There are very few restaurants that have this kind of staying power and there is a reason for that. They are very good at what they do here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I love this place the food is exquisite

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Arrived sat and no server. waited 10 min for a drink order, another 15 for the drinks, not as ordered. ordered one person for many tables. service by everyone else was great we got what we ordered and everything was fine. service sucked prices for what we had where toooooooo high and did not compare to and equal place in this world. I have had dinner all over the world and for 300 bucks I got kissed when I got screwed. never again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This is a spectacular restaurant with excellent food and an unsurpassed wine list
It is pricey, but the special events menu are good value. We feasted on the Bastille Day menu. The bouillabaisse was fantastic. In between courses, there are palate cleansers.
Complimetary demi sec dessert wine capped the meal along with delicious apple tart and banana based desserts.
Wines range in price from reasonable to carry expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Go for the bouillabaisse; it is great, as is the asparagus-leek soup and the pate.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

An excellent 5 course tasting menu, with superbly prepared swordfish and Norwegian trout. The purple asparagus and leek soup was divine as was the lobster salad. Definitely a continued must for seasonal menus!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was so delicious.I had halibut for main dish.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2017

My partner and I came to Oceanique for dinner. We arrived early and it turned out to be during Happy Hour so we both ordered cocktails -- he had a gin martini and I had a Manhattan. The bartender (who also doubled as our server during dinner -- it was a Tuesday evening) was very friendly and chatted with us a bit as he made our drinks. They soak their cherries and make the bar garnishes which is such a nice touch. Dinner was a 5 course tasting menu and everything was fantastic. I have read other reviews about the food being great but the service being so-so. I found the service, from host to busboys, extremely friendly and professional and absolutely delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I can't believe I waited so many years to try Oceanique. Outstanding meal. We will definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great for wine or unique cocktails. Do not miss the seafood, always fresh and healthy choices!
Spend a little for ample starters and a drink or enjoy a filling entree. Deserts are yummy too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

absolutely delicious; great setting. good service and a bit pricey.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Outstanding cuisine and service. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It has been a while since we last visited Oceanique which at that time was a wonderful restaurant.
While the food was very good, the service was not what we had been used to in this restaurant. While not bad, our waitress did not make us feel like we were anything other than just another customer. She was a bit lax in taking care of us, especially since it was my fiance's birthday and I wanted her to feel special.
In the past, each time we visited Oceanique, we felt like everyone made us feel as if we were in a special restaurant, and they would go out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our evening.
This time it felt like any other restaurant, even though the price is kind of on the high side, especially with the lack of attention by the waitress.

Even the valet parking did not come out to take car of the car, until we went inside an told him we wanted the car parked.

Perhaps it was just an off night for them, at least I hope so. This used to be a very enjoyable place to take my date before we saw a performance at the Cahn Auditorium.
Since we have season ticket we will have to perhaps reevaluate this as our first choice of fine dining restaurant before the performance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Incredible as always. Just a perfect evening to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Ridiculously overpriced restaurant
The wine is also like ten times the price in the store
No ambiance ;noisy.
I will never come back to this place

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