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Oceanique

4.6
999 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 999 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Simply fantastic! Excellent food and great wine selection, staff was wonderful too.
Meeting the chef was a nice touch upon leaving the place.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We always enjoy Oceanique and recently went there for our wedding anniversary. The food, service and attention to our special occasion was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our first time here & what a find!! We loved everything about the restaurant- impeccable service, delicious meal & personalized approach. We were completely spoiled by the chef with extra hor d’oeuvres, desserts & ice cream. It was great to meet the chef at the end of our meal to let him know how impressed we were with his restaurant. No question this will be a place we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A very pleasant surprise. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was wonderful. Good drinks, great suggestions on wines, good service, great food.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A bit pricier than most places. Great food and great presentation but my skate entree was way too small, especially for $45. I’ve had the tasting menu here and I’ve eaten at top ten restaurants worldwide. I understand what tasting menus And high end dining should be. I think a reasonable portion of fish for an entree not part of a tasting menu is 6-8oz. My skate might have been 4oz. We also had a loud 8 top and 6 top right next to us. The other room was empty. Perhaps the loud big tables shouldn’t be right next to couples trying to enjoy a quiet evening.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We come to Oceanique probably twice a year, always knowing the food will be excellent (the other night, I had the skate - excellent as always - and my spouse had a roasted pork chop that both of us think may be the best one we've ever had). The five-course tasting menu's not cheap, but every course is marvelous - everything perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, the desserts exceptional. The service was just right - no hovering, but attentive and helpful. We will be back, hoping it's on someone else's expense account.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Very satisfying overall. No complaints about any aspect of the experience. Unqualified recommendation.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love Oceanique! Had the 5 course tasting menu. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I've been going to Oceanique for at least 15 years, maybe more. I go about once a year and know the food and service will be superb. Free corkage on Mondays seals the deal, especially if your retired and everyday seems to be the weekend.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I had purchased Groupon coupons for six at a total cost of approximately $320. When the tasting menu came, it showed that the meals were $80 with out any coupons, which was more than the initial coupon price had stated. We had a lovely meal with an additional 4 coffees and two teas. When the bill came, the total was for $680 with a $480 adjustment leaving a total of $180 due. I knew we were liable for tax and the coffee and tea. I read my Groupon instructions and it said that I needed to tip on the total before Groupon discount. So, I gave them, $300, which brought my total cost for six people, to $620 for a total bill of $680. Maybe I'm just a moron or the restaurant pulled a fast one on me. I didn't want to raise a commotion or wish embarrass myself, so I just paid the money. Suffice it to say, I'll never go back there nor will I buy Groupon again. Fool me one, shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A nice, special occasion restaurant. The oysters were delicious, Bouillabaisse, Norwegian trout, and Halibut entrees well composed. Outstanding wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Commencing with a delicious Cosmos, we had a yet another great meal at Oceanique. This is by far our favorite restaurant on the North Shore. Chef/owner, Mark, has a great menu and professional wait staff. I usually order lobster but opted last night for Halibut, which was outstanding. Extra small plates were a treat, especially the scallops! Desserts were awesome, too. LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

delicious food, great service, worth a repeat, chef's 5-course meal a winner

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious food with so much wonderful flavor. Service is outstanding without being there all the time. It is, however, quite pricy I think. I was surprised that a cup of coffee was $5.00 with NO REFILLS. 3 cups of coffee was $15.00. Think that was a bit much. Desserts were beautiful and as tasty as pretty. Portions were adequate. Did not leave hungry for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent food. A little pricey, but worth it. Service was good, but a bit underwhelming given the supposed quality of the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

over priced wine
.....drink at home

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Highly overrated

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, excellent waitstaff. Would definitely go again

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