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Oceano Bistro - Clayton

4.5
2218 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(314) 721-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Lowe
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maryland Ave.
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Parking details
Parking lot and garage available, on street parking, and on weekends valet is offered
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
What 2218 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The service was impeccable. Parking was slightly difficult but worth the frustration in order to enjoy the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Another excellent meal. Hyponic Cherry Tomatoes with Basil, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Balsamic reduction was amazing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Server was terrific! Food presentation was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious Food and Very efficient service. All-around good choice for dinner.
.... and their Happy Hour menu is awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great serving size, bold flavor, healthy menu, fabulous cocktails, and great service.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We've eaten here before. The food is very good. Mark took good care of us. He's the perfect waiter.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Waiter was magnificent! Service stellar!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience and Sam was an awesome waiter. We will definitely request him again.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Terrific evening with friends ! Service was excellence. Our dinner was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

very attentive service. always my experience here

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

They nailed it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Oceana Bistro is a must do. Everything from the food, service and atmosphere is a work of art.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great experience. Food and service were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great place to dine. Service was the best! I would recommend this place to friends and I will be back

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The 2 dinners and appetizer were tasty and served quickly. Greeted by friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good food is the main reason to recommend a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent Food, service and ambiance. Both myself and future intended loved this place and will return many more times.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great seafood!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent seafood. Great wait staff and manager. Good value. Very clean and professional.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great place. Been here twice now. Spot on for appetizer, entee and dessert each time. Service is prompt as well.

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