Oceano Bistro - Clayton
Mark was our server and was awesome. If you want great service ask for Mark. Our wine glass was always full.
Our waiter was excellent. Kept a close eye on us, but didn’t intrude. Very good crab cakes. Enjoyed the happy hour & then dinner. Food delicious.
We can always count on Oceano Bistro for a good meal, with good service, and good wine -- all at a good price. It's our go to seafood restaurant and never disappoints.
My husband and I chose Oceano for our Saturday evening meal. The decor is sumptuous and the service great., but the seafood is the star here as the name would suggest. The portians were generous without being ridiculous. The food was fresh and flavorful. I will be back.
As usual, Oceano Bistro delivered - we have always had excellent service, outstanding food quality and a memorable dining experience EVERY time we have dined there - and We’ve been there at least 15 times in the last 10 years. This is an outstanding restaurant
It was my husband’s birthday and seafood is his favorite so we wanted to try somewhere new. We had crab cakes, both both scallop dishes for our entrees, the portabella for a side, the bread pudding, cobbler and sorbet for dessert and everything was delicious! I must say that o got a glimpse of the fresh baked cookies and need to get them next time. His dessert was free for his birthday and he was able to pick anything off the dessert menu. Our server was delightful and answered every question we had. I will say it’s a bit noisy but that will not deter us from returning.
Had a great night - excellent Barolo (2014 Paolo Sorvino) recommendation from the sommelier, wonderful entrees cooked perfectly, with a great dessert (bread pudding). The pork chop was pefectly prepared with a wonderful pan sauce served with asparagus and potatoes. The mushroom ravioli appetizer was delectable. Best meal of 2019 so far!
Dodd was excellent as always. One of our favorites.
Disappointed it was, at best, only mediocre!! We will not go back.
Wonderful experience. Great food and ambience at a reasonable price. Crab cakes are to die for,
It was a great meal and the pricing is reasonable. It was a little noisy as there was a large table that seemed to be overly enjoying their wine.
I enjoyed my meal! I will be back again to try more of the menu!
Food was delicious and our server Mike, did a great job.
I have had lunch at Oceano several times and I have never had a bad experience. Staff and food are excellent.
This was the first experience for my entire party, it will not be the last. We were greeted warmly with great passion around their recommendations. We tried several and had 3 people trying dishes they had never experienced before. The swordfish was the star of the evening getting rave reviews and shared around the table. I also loved the scallops. We were not planning dessert but the recommendation of the warm chocolate chip cookies changed our minds ... a great end to an excellent dining experience.
Always good food and good service! The noise level is not too loud so you can visit with your Companions. I like my salmon well done and it always is cooked to perfection and still very moist
Great service, great food, adequate lighting, comfortable noise level.
I have recently been to Oceano on two occasions— once during Restaurant week and once this past weekend. During Restaurant week they were busy and naturally wanted to turn over their tables. We were made quite aware of that. However this past weekend, with only a few tables full, we still felt pushed — to complete each course and at the end of the meal. Totally unnecessary. Also gotta say, a piece of fish (even if nicely cooked) plopped on a heap of green beans doesn’t say much for care in presentation. Too many good restaurants in town— won’t be going back
The venue was good with good service. The food was disappointing. tuna was cold 3 slices not a fillet. served over a big bed of green beans. very strange presentation. The sauce was thin and ran over the green beans. There was a bed of like 3 potato slices. Salad had a lot of odd pieces in it.
Old style restaurant, great service, the menu has broad selection, the food is decent, but no wow factor.
There is professionalism in everything this Team performs. From greeting you at the door, taking your order and finally delivering your meal. The quality of the food is exceptional. No question that this is the best seafood restaurant in the St. Louis area. Tom Gunn
We had a wonderful evening complemented by a excellent dinner, great service.
Had our Valentines Day dinner here and it couldn't have been better. From the food to the service, it was a wonderful experience. We will be back!
Food was great. Service was great. Ambience was fun and lively.
We went for a girls dinner. It was my sisters birthday. Our food was delicious and our server, Robert was fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for more. I have only had good experiences at Oceanarium. Great happy hour too.
Oceano Bistro is one of our go-to restaurants whether for a lite dinner or more. This service is always great, we can count on the food quality and like the ambience. Management seems to truly care if your expectations are met and a manager is always “on the job.”
Exceptional service and amazing food!
Long wait, out of food menu items. Overall a negative impression.
I'm going to say yes, but part of me wants to say no. On an average night, it is probably an outstanding place to eat. On Valentine's day, they couldn't handle the volume. 45 minute wait, with reservations, and only one person checking in and seating people. Food was barely warm, except the bread pudding for dessert. That was outstanding. Waitress was great though, as were the drinks.
We went on the wrong night (valentines). They were out of the special (paella) for a 7:45 reservation. Decided on scallops. Great flavor but coldish. My wife had surf and turf but had to settle for strip instead of filet (poor fatty substitute). Crab cakes were excellent.
We will return but not when we anticipate a crowd.
Had a 7:15pm reservation but wasn’t seated until 8:30.
Great food....hopefully in the future they will seat you according to reservations.
Waited 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. It was Valentine's Day, so every restaurant worth eating at is going to be very busy. Food was very good, but it's usually exceptional. Service was outstanding, as always. Good experience on a very difficult night to run a restaurant. Still one of our favorites.
Outstanding evening! The staff were friendly and engaging! Their service was excellent! Our dining choices were fabulous! A memorable evening at Oceano’s!
Waited 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Talked to another couple in line and found that they had been given a reservation at the same time as mine. They made their reservation in person a month ago. Seated right by the kitchen which was open and very noisy. My trout was dry and overcooked on top of under-cooked green beans. Took over 30 minutes to get our entrees. Too many customers for the service staff to handle quickly and for the kitchen to get out orders. Definitely won't be back. Mediocre food at high prices.
Friendly and accommodating. Great service and food. Highly recommend.
Food and service are always first class! We were there on a very busy evening before St. Valentine's Day and the staff, servers, and cooks never missed a beat. The sea bass is always a favorite and I believe it is the best in town.
Food was plated well, but flavors were not exciting, vegetables undercooked, way overpriced for the quality of what we got. If you’re looking for great seafood, this is not the place. And, it’s very very noisy-a few cloth ceiling baffles would help immensely.
Seabass was cooked perfectly.