The food at Oceano was excellent, and the service was efficient and friendly. I will definitely return there.
This was the most amazing dining experience! The food was plated beautifully! Definitely resembled works of art! The best part was how everything tasted!! BEST swordfish and crab cakes EVER!! Desserts were also an amazing delight!
The service was impeccable. Parking was slightly difficult but worth the frustration in order to enjoy the restaurant.
Another excellent meal. Hyponic Cherry Tomatoes with Basil, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Balsamic reduction was amazing.
We had 8:00 reservations, but ended up arriving 3 hours early. No problem. We got a table in the "happy hour" section, and were able to have food & drink from that menu. Waiters were all more than competent, and we were treated exceptionally well. I had t he fennel dusted scallops (as I always do), and they were wonderful. I thought the desserts (cobbler and bread pudding) were rather pricey at 10.00 each, but I cannot fault the taste. The restaurant was very noisy, but tolerable. I love this place, though, and will definitely return.
We had Ed as our waiter and he was great...attentive and conscientious . Other than that, it was a terrible experience. It was a business dinner and the primary guest ordered the trout, which was almost uneatable. The other guest had the clam chowder and she couldn't eat it because it had no flavor. The final guest ordered the shrimp appetizer which was very good. I had the white fish on risotto which was good. The environment was loud and the temperature ran from cold-to-hot-to-cold-to-hot. There are too many much better restaurants in STL to waste another visit to Oceano.
Server was terrific! Food presentation was fabulous!
One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while! We ordered calamari as an appetizer and it was amazing. It was cooked perfectly, not over fried as so many places do. It is also fresh, not frozen and their homemade sauces were delicious! I ordered the sea bass and my wife got the fennel dusted scallops. Both were cooked perfectly. We ordered a bottle of wine and the owner came out to apologize that it was sold out. I assumed he would try to upgrade us to something more expensive but he suggested a wine he personally liked that was a few dollars cheaper! We tried it and it was great! So many good things on the menu. Can’t wait to go back and try something else! Our table was the closest to the kitchen, thus the noise rating, but it was also quite interesting to see how this fine tuned machine runs! Our server Sam did was very attentive and did a great job too!
Delicious Food and Very efficient service. All-around good choice for dinner.
.... and their Happy Hour menu is awesome!
Excellent service, exceptional food-two of us had the salmon, the other, the truffled scallops! Dessert was the homemade chocolate chip cookies, plenty for sharing! Would most definitely return!
The atmosphere was lovely. While it was more upscale, it did not have a “stuffy” feeling. Our waiter was beyond wonderful and made our dining experience over the top special. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious! Would go back in a heartbeat.
Great serving size, bold flavor, healthy menu, fabulous cocktails, and great service.
We've eaten here before. The food is very good. Mark took good care of us. He's the perfect waiter.
Waiter was magnificent! Service stellar!
Good, but not really outstanding. Our waiter was good, but he was very busy and it really showed. He had 4-5 minutes of specials to rattle off, how about a specials menu and the server could highlight them? Probably would go back if in the area.
Great experience and Sam was an awesome waiter. We will definitely request him again.
Our meal at Oceano Bistro was delicious! I had the soup seafood chowder) and half sandwich (salmon grilled cheese). My friend and I shared the chocolate soufflé for dessert. Wonderful! We will be back!
I have wanted to eat at Oceano for years but never got around to it. It gets great reviews so perhaps I was there on an off night. The restaurant is large and lively and the service great but the food was a huge disappointment. There clam chowder was touted as a house specialty but I found it pasty, lukewarm and practically tasteless. The same goes for the off-the-menu wild mushroom and seafood ravioli. The mussels and shrimp again were tasteless and I detected none of the truffle oil in the preparation.
Celebrated a big birthday! We go to Oceano for most of our date nights and celebration dinners. Anything with shrimp is amazing and the seasonal beet and goat cheese salad was tasty! Thank you to Robert- he moved us to a quieter table on the patio and our server Phillip was attentive without being intrusive.
Terrific evening with friends ! Service was excellence. Our dinner was spectacular!
very attentive service. always my experience here
The food was excellent as always! The owner is always actively engaged in making sure your meal is great and you are being provided great service. I love seafood and they probably serve the best!
My husband and I had gift cards to spend and we were celebrating that my breast biopsy came back benign. So we picked Océano, a restaurant we have enjoyed in the past, but we haven’t been back in a while.. just too lazy to venture out to Clayton for dinner, I suppose. Well, this was an amazing dinner, from the service to the wine and food to the atmosphere and noise level. We shared the beets and the tomato salad. We shared our entrees, the sea bass and the grilled truffle scallops. We finished the night with the Noval port and the chocolate chip cookies. We will not wait so long to return.
The menu and quality - along with the service and ambiance - were terrific. I stopped by with my family and we don’t want to wait for a special occasion to come back. This is truly a world class dining experience.
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.