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About Oceano Bistro - Clayton

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.

44 N. Brentwood
Clayton, MO 63105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Maryland Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 721-9400

Website:
http://oceanobistro.com/

Catering:
Oceano Bistro is also proud to offer a wide variety of catering options. Our expert chefs will prepare anything from a boxed lunch for 2 to a full service dinner complete with wait staff. You enjoy the party, we do the work. Please feel free to browse our extensive menus consisting of boxed lunches, themed buffet, and amazing plated dinners. More of our menus are available on our website, oceanobistro.com, and will be happy to make your next catered event an amazing success

Parking Details:
Parking lot and garage available, on street parking, and on weekends valet is offered

Executive Chef:
Jon Lowe

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Oceano Bistro - Clayton Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
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Healthy (15)
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Notable Wine List (12)
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Good for Groups (9)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Shrimp were overcooked and some of the food was cooked with too much garlic.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I went here for V Day. The food was delicious and fresh. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful server. Excellent food.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day date night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great, great food. No matter what time, what day the food is exceptional. Exceptional service. Space is unexciting but serviceable and good for for conversation. This is a restaurant where food is the focus.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently delicious food, well-trained staff, nice decor, interesting specials. Owner is very friendly. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved this place. First visit but certainly not the last. We will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We dined recently at Oceano Bistro and had, quite simply, the best meal we've ever had in St Louis. The staff was amazingly accommodating. I called and asked to move up our 7:15 reservation and was pleased they could arrange an earlier arrival, and when we got there even earlier that that, we were whisked to our seats right away. That's not to say the restaurant wasn't busy, just very accommodating. Unfortunately, upon seating, we were bombarded by loud unpleasant conversation (including a loud F-bomb heard throughout the establishment) from the bar. We discussed it with our server and the maitre d' and the offending group was discretely asked to wrap up their party and the remainder of the evening was fabulous. The food was excellent. The bread and oil combination was terrific, our soups and salads were spot on (the special soup of the day was particularly good), and our entrees were outstanding. All five in our party commented on how well they enjoyed their entrees, and these included the shellfish soffrito, sea bass, salmon, special filet mignon, and the beef tenderloin. Nice wine list. Dessert was a special treat for our table, as the management offered two desserts on the house to accommodate our earlier displeasure from the bar. These included chocolate chip cookies and a chocolate and peanut butter souffle (with candle for our birthday girl). Mmmm. Our server, Kristin, was also fabulous. Her personality and professionalism were way above average, and she helped turn a potentially uncomfortable evening into one we will remember for awhile. We will not hesitate to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our server Brad was great, gave great suggestions on the specials of the day. The food was delicious! Can’t wait to come back!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our friends and we went to Oceano to celebrate two birthdays in our group. The service was wonderful and attentive, the food excellent and they made the occasion extra special. Consistently excellent experience at this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is always great. Best scallops in town!
The service was a bit off but is usually very attentive and better than most places.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is my wife's favorite restaurant in St. Louis. Excellent seafood, reasonably priced wine list, good service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The atmosphere was amazing, the service was great and the food was delicious . I will definitely return.❤️👍🏾

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was delicious, our waiter Brad was so Knowledgeable and gave great recommendations for the lunch menu.Can’t wait to go back I love sitting in the patio.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

excellent, as always. always a pleasure to be there

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

By far the biggest disappointment of Clayton restaurant week because I love seafood. The “lump” crab cakes were anything but lump, and the sea bass, though cooked well, along with the risotto had absolutely no taste, whatsoever. Good service, good bread...though they kept running out of it, and didn’t get any until halfway through our salads...terrible, tasteless food! So disappointing. The drinks were good though...the ambiance was good as well...may consider going back for happy hour drinks only!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As a favorite, they missed the mark this time. Absolutely disappointing. I rave about the top notch everything and during restaurant week I brought family to experience and they didn’t deliver. Reservation time was not honored, handled as if we were a walk-in and sat at closer to 8:45p. The food experience and service showed as if they were overwhelmed and the overall experience was missed.

They won’t lose us but a sour impression was left with our guest. Will never visit again during restaurant week.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We’ve dined here many times & have not been disappointed! The menus for restaurant week had a good selection. Our meals were excellent & served promptly despite how busy the restaurant was. Our server was excellent, too!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came here with some work friends on our annual night out.
Pros: EXCELLENT food, attentive and friendly service, fair prices, not too loud-we could converse with each other without having to feel like we were shouting
Cons: parking in Clayton is hit or miss (but do not let this stop you from going; they do have Valet)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

While I really enjoyed my meal there, I wasn't expecting the food prices to be quite so high ($32 for sea bass). The portions were good sized though. And the wine list had a nice range of less expensive and expensive wines. We had a fabulous French white bugundy for $35.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Thanks to restaurant week we were able to experience the delicious seafood we had the pleasure of tasting at Oceano Bistro. Looking forward to doing it again!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

TOO LOUD! TOO CROWDED! TOO LONG A WAIT WITH A RESERVATION.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed the menu choices for Clayton Restaurant Week, and our waitress was fantastic!! Lovely evening!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My husband, myself and our adult sons went during Restaurant Week since we had never been there before and we'd heard about the place. We had the $35 tasting menu and I will say we were all a bit disappointed. My husband ordered the trout with green beans and the beans were raw. They tasted as though they had been run through hot water to make them warm but they were RAW! Not even al dente. He asked for another helping that was cooked and when they came out they weren't much better. One of our sons ordered the sea bass which he loves but here again the accompaniments were not very good. Our other son ordered the shrimp scampi linguini and rated it only "okay". I had the salmon which had a very good taste but was not cooked all the way through. The vegetables that came with it though were good. For dessert 3 of us had the bread pudding. Here again we all love bread pudding. We found it a bit dry even though ice cream came with it. When I think of all the restaurants in and around St. Louis to try I doubt we will go back to Oceano. We've lived in the area for 5 years and have tried some great places. I can't say this has been one of them.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The waiter started off really great, but within the hour it went south

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was mediocre at best, had crab cake app. sea bass & a cupcake for desert. It was restaurant week so it was only $35. If I had paid full price I would have been angry. Food is just not great.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very good atmosphere and options. Went there for Clayton Restaurant week. Very good selection, quick service, and servers went above and beyond to ensure the experience was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We love this restaurant. It is reliably delicious. Great menu options. Beautiful plating presentation. I love their bread pudding too! One of the nicest touches is a small sampling of wine before making a choice when buyin wine by the glass.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Outstanding experience and meal from start to finish!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Oceano Bistro has a homely yet exquisite surrounding. The food & drinks were prepared with care and attention; plentiful portions. Everyone enjoyed and napped afterwards. If you are looking for a home cooked meal yet prepared elegantly, stop by. The staff is very attentive and friendly.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service was outstanding. The perfect formula of good food, good service and reasonable prices.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food, great service, very accommodating for one of my party with food allergies. I definitely recommend and will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was very good but wildly overpriced for lunch.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was great as we expected Our waitress was fantastic. Her recommendations were spot on. She also wasn't afraid to say she wasn't thrilled about a few items which gives her more creditability. Will go back soon

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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