We were in town for business, two of us were from Minneapolis and two were from Pittsburgh. In our Lyft drive over, the driver recommended the scallops so we ordered them for an appetizer. Great recommendation! One person even went on to order the scallops for their entre. It was my husband's birthday, so it was not only a dinner out while on business, but a birthday dinner also.
They nailed it.
Oceana Bistro is a must do. Everything from the food, service and atmosphere is a work of art.
Great experience. Food and service were exceptional.
We attended the Trio Menu in March event - the Prawns - the best!!! Our server, Hayley, was terrific; very attentive but not intrusive, knew her menu items well, and very pleasant. Robert, the manager, greeted us at our table, and thanked us for dining with them. We enjoyed selecting off the Trio Menu, and the price was very reasonable! Sea Bass was also delicious! We go to this restaurant for special occasions too, and the patio dining when the weather is warm is a preferred place.
Had the pork chop which was perfectly cooked and very Large! However it was served with the plate swimming in a brown liquid so the potatoes and mushrooms were soggy. Accompanied by asparagus which were very few. Service was excellent and dessert , fruit cobbler we shared, was wonderful. A glass of wine was a very generous pour.
Great place to dine. Service was the best! I would recommend this place to friends and I will be back
The service is very good. We had reservations but they were probably not needed for lunch on a Tuesday. We were seated promptly, advised of the specials and drink orders taken. We both had the coconut prawn salad which came with 4 BIG prawns - delicious. It was hard to choose from the interested selection of fish - sandwiches and entrees. There are also non-seafood selections. The sandwiches come with fries but substitutes are available for a small charge. When I was here previously for dinner, my martini was shaken and poured tableside.
Oysters appetizer, and both meals (scallops and tuna) well-prepared and presented. Wine list was ample and fairly priced. Seating provides ample space. Service was friendly and attentive.
Awesome dinner. We enjoyed the scallops and sea bass options on the menu; they were excellent. The atmosphere was very cozy and upscale. We had just came from picking our son up at the airport on a Friday evening and were very comfortable in our casual attire. Dessert was delicious, so save some room... This is our new favorite restaurant in St Louis. Thanks for a lovely evening!
The 2 dinners and appetizer were tasty and served quickly. Greeted by friendly staff.
Good food is the main reason to recommend a restaurant.
Excellent Food, service and ambiance. Both myself and future intended loved this place and will return many more times.
What a lovely dinner! We decided on items on the Prix Fixe menu and felt like we had struck gold--wonderful preparation, great taste, and so reasonably priced! Their wine menu wasn't extensive, but it was very nice.
We sat on the enclosed "porch" and enjoyed being toasty warm while the wind blew and the rain poured down. It was a really lovely meal and dining experience.
Excellent seafood. Great wait staff and manager. Good value. Very clean and professional.
Absolutely fantastic. Amazing food and service. My client was impressed and kept noting how good the food was. The others with us thought the same. I will highly recommend Oceano Bistro to others!
Great place. Been here twice now. Spot on for appetizer, entee and dessert each time. Service is prompt as well.
For seafood in St. Louis, this place is not surpassed for quality and value. A delighful date night destination.
The service and food was absolutely wonderful. We rarely make time to dress up and go out, and this was a great night all around.
A very enjoyable experience. Food was great and our server was great. The only negative comment I would make is that we all felt that the bar service was slow even though we arrived early evening when there was very little going on.
The food was excellent, especially the crab cakes and Caesar salad. We will go back.
Food and service were both pretty good and worth the value. I loved the carpaccio!
Had a reservation at 11:30 for lunch for our anniversary. Good choice of time because most patrons arrived closer to noon or thereafter. We were sat immediately, but our server was lousy. We received our drinks & salad after a time, but we sat with empty glasses throughout most of the experience and watched as table after table was served their food even though they were seated after us. We were asked by someone if they could bring us more bread while we waited. We said yes, but it never came. Our waitress rarely checked on us and even when she did, did not seem to see the empty tea glasses. We watched her fool with the computer and slowly walk around doing very little in the way of serving any customers. Overall I think the place has great food and ambiance and really feel other waiters provided quality service. We were just unlucky to get the server we had.
Very nice dinner at Oceano - I grew up in St. Louis but have lived away many years - in town to celebrate birthdays and found Oceano via web search. Read prior reviews and gave it a shot - food was terrific- fried calamari (excellent - some of the best we’ve ever had); crab cakes and a sea bass entree served over risotto- everything was delicious! Service was great. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
We stopped in for lunch and really enjoyed the ambiance. We sat "outside" on the enclosed patio which was very pleasant. We started with the Blue Point oysters which were very good. Caesar salads had a great anchovie base. Salmon and trout were also very fresh. I'm sure there was a limited menu for lunch but I'm excited to return for dinner and try some other seafood. Wine pours were very generous :)
Quick service and variety of food options. I like the additional specials that offered daily
I was in town on business, and was quite impressed. I would definitely go back again. We had great drinks, appetizers, i had the seared tuna. The meal was terrific. If you are having dessert i recommend the Chocolate Chip Cookies. My guests both ordered the cheesecake and ended up eating my dessert!
Great seafood and excellent service! Place was buzzing but not too crazy.
My wife and I love this place! Service is excellent, food is creative and delicious, atmosphere is beautiful yet comfortable. It’s a winner!
Always great for a special occasion. I've always enjoyed Oceano. One of my favs. Thanks!
Garbage. Paid $49 for lobster tail that tasted like water. No flavor at all even with the added butter-cheese dipping sauce.
Waiter was rude and ruined my dating experience. Wouldn't recommend.
We enjoyed appetizers, lamb chops and a seafood dish for our Valentines celebration. The calamari appetizer was great but the quantity was somewhat lacking (compared to other seafood restaurants of equal quality).
Both main dishes were very good. The lamb chops were minimally seasoned but the natural flavor was still very tasty. Would have enjoyed a side compliment of something minty or spicy. The Shellfish Soffrito was excellent in preparation and flavor. Would have liked more than a single scallop but everything was seasoned well and cooked to perfection.
The service was outstanding with the server being very knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and informative. The manager stopped by our table a couple of times to check on our experience. All in all it was a great experience and we plan to return.
Great food and service
Shrimp were overcooked and some of the food was cooked with too much garlic.
Took my fiance' to Oceano for Valentine's Day. It was both of our first times there, it was a great find for us. I'm glad I found it on OpenTable. The food was very good. We shared crab cakes for an appetizer, she got the Sea Bass, I got the Shellfish Soffrito for entrees. Then we split the Red Velvet cake with Rumchata Icing. The cake was a bit dry, but I didn't go there for cake, so no biggie. Both of us left happy with our meals and will be back again!
My wife and I have eaten at Oceano many times through the years and the food and service has always been great. Our Valentines dinner was no exception as everything was great.
Our 1st time here was for Valentine's Day and as you know some places on V Day can be over crowded with extra table thrown in for more people. It wasn't like that here & we loved it. The 2 of had a great dinner, he had the prawns for app and sea bass. He didn't even want to share the bass. Haha the sauce with the prawns was FANTASTIC. I had oysters and the salmon. Food would have been a 5 but the 1st potatoe cake with salmon was cold, but they rushed and got me a hot one & it was DELISH. One thing I want to point out is the owner was at the kitchen seeing things as they went out and the manager was walking around and doing things to help out his crew in a professional way. A team player, coming to every table to say hello and check on you. You don't see that often anymore. Even spook with the manager as were were leaving & told him the same. Dedinatly will be going back. Great Great sea food, date or even quaint girls dinner.
Everything was great except they put us at a table that was clearly forced in right next to the bar looking directly into the food service area. Worst table in the restaurant by far.
Good food and service, healthy options available. Several off of the menu options as well