Oceano Bistro - Clayton

4.7
3047 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to Oceano Bistro, St. Louis premiere fresh fish bistro.

Our chefs, in partnerships with fishermen, farmers, and food artisans have searched the world's seas to bring the St. Louis area what is enjoyed by those who are living on the coast. We then pair it innovative and exciting fresh local producers and flavor combinations certain to dazzle every discerning palate at prices that are a great value for a great catch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3047 people are saying
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reggie
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time celebrating a birthday with good
friends. It was an excellent choice for Sunday brunch.
We had outstanding service that made the event
extra special. The complimentary cheesecake was so
nice and unexpected. Thanks so much.
We'll be back soon.

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EricB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, reasonable price. I had no trouble rescheduling when a conflict arose. You could smell the sea food when we entered the restaurant.

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PamelaK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Will definitely dine there again.

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ElaineT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner out ! Quiet, friendly, caring and good food !!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most staffed restaurant in the ST. Louis area. Food and service are always great!

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vipKaren
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciuio crab risotto. Love their delicious clam chowder. And also their tuna burger was yummy.

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vipNancyG
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for business lunch and a happy hour. Consistently excellent food and well trained staff

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myca
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 73rd birthday and the service was celebratory and fun. Very professional too. I felt very special.

JS
vipJuanS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and the service was great. I liked the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Not the best dining experience I’ve had. The restaurant was less than half full when we arrived, and we were seated right next to a wait station with a lot of activity. We asked to move to a different table, and were left standing awkwardly for a minute or two before someone came over to talk with us.

The sea bass was good, the halibut was just OK. The wine menu seemed incredibly overpriced compared to other restaurants we’ve been to in St. Louis. The atmosphere felt very dated; the furniture was beat up, and the ambience did not feel like a mid to upper scale experience.

Our experience overall was just OK. We went to Oceano because it was close to the hotel we always stay at when visiting, but I don’t think we’ll return.

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PradipD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience were excellent. Margret’s service was excellent. We would go back for another meal soon.

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MykelM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We had a great time here the food was decent not the best in St.Louis but acceptable. The service was great, and they did a awesome job accommodating us.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Oceano Bistro to celebrate New Years Eve, food and service were fabulous!! We didn’t wait long for our food either. 10/10 would recommend!

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MaureenA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was so delightful as you could tell from our totally clean plates.
But our server Margaret was OURSTANDING

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vipBrianL
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and marvelous service.

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PatrickH
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jacob was very good provided us with accurate information about the food and the drinks was very attentive to our needs it was great being there.

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EricB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice and this visit was no different.

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luv2dine
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated New Years Eve. Food was outstanding.
Enjoyed risotto, salmon, market salad. Excellent

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Tylami
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cory was very attentive and personable!!

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Hendersong
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Server Kai was friendly and attentive. Ambience perfect, it was not busy when we were there for lunch.

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MaryK
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve gone to this restaurant many times over the years and always had an excellent experience. However this time the service was not up to standard. The waitress forgot the wine then she forgot to bring the soup which then came with the entree . However this will not deter me from returning to Oceana is every other experience was excellent

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Steenz
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Oceano had incredible food and incredible service. I was very happy to spend my Christmas Eve there! Get the crab cakes! They're the best!

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vipBobby
Cincinnati
289 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. One very loud party near us was very annoying. They were so loud I misinterpreted our server’s description of the flounder special and ended up with a plate of green beans. I abhor green beans.

Otherwise, everything was excellent. Probably the best place for fish/seafood in St. Louis.

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LynnJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service. Very good food. We were given probably the worst table in the restaurant.

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Mmmm
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Such a disappointment. If a restaurant takes reservations for 4 PM on Christmas Eve, they had best be staffed to provide excellent service! Margaret, the server, seemed to be the only server working at the time of our reservation. She was nice enough but too rushed - not listening/paying attention, mumbling incoherently from afar, offering up TMI a couple of times and generally just awkward. If your server delivers a check before taking entree orders, more server training is needed. There were multiple confusions/mistakes on her part. And where were the bussers? We waited for water refills a couple times while a gentleman who looked like a busser standing nearby did absolutely nothing, consistently. At one point, we waited nearly 20 min for a second drink while the entire restaurant staff congregated in the kitchen for a pre-dinner service meeting, including a nice visual of staff eating. WTF? The floor manager seemed to be the only member of the staff to recognize there were problems with our dining experience and filled-in where he could. He did also comp two of our beverages. Honestly though, it wasn't enough to overcome the whole of the dining experience. The food was ok - table bread and oil with Harissa was good, Caesar salad was good, shrimp on linguine was perfectly cooked and the tuna was passable. On the flip side, the oysters weren't cut from their shells, crab cakes were mushy, scampi linguini was drowned in too much butter, and a single (1) medium-sized add-on scallop was $16! The restaurant atmosphere was lacking as well - not as clean and well-maintained as one would expect for the location and prices. The view of the dirty kitchen from the back, near the restrooms, was not pleasant. We will not be returning.

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LianeB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prawns, beet salad and mussels were excellent! Never disappointed!

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pepe
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite for friendliness, food, the kitchen workers, servers. We have been fans fro the moment it opened. A jewel. "Pepe".

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LindaH
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls Holiday lunch. Was very nice. Our waiter, Vito, was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and delicious, perfectly cooked food. Less $than i was anticipating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice. Service was good and food was delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food !!

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BuckeyeBerg
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful; 4.5 stars if I could. Server was wonderful, but there was a period after the mains were served that it was a long wait for water and check—but really wonderful overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal, delightful and delicious seafood, service never disappoints.

LK
vipLK123
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner. Our waitress, Tia, was outstanding. All food was delicious. The special was a Hawaiian swordfish, which was amazing. Highly recommend and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey was our server and was outstanding. Everything about the meal was perfect.

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vipNyamichi
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was scrumptious, which is why I went there twice this week! However, during both visits,it felt more like fast food service wise, and not the typical steady but caring service.

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vipKeren
St. Louis
101 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some of the best fish in STL. Sea bass great as halibut.
Really good starters including tuna, crab cakes, shrimp and more.

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Sheridan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a splendid way to celebrate my wife’s birthday! Kai was a wonderful waitress and the food was distinctive and delicious. Most of all the value was there. We ate, had drinks, a complimentary dessert and the evening was not a budget buster. Really nice!

LM
vipLeahM
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends meeting friends

FAQs

Oceano Bistro - Clayton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 721-9400.

Oceano Bistro - Clayton is rated 4.7 stars by 3047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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