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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Pop some bubbly, bring on the seafood towers, and join us at Ocean & Acre this Valentine's Day! We will be featuring several menu favorites in addition to chef specials just for the occasion. We look forward to hosting you for an unforgettable evening soon!
Friday, February 14, 2020
Blue Point oysters are way over priced at $31 dollars a dozen, when I have had them at similar restaurants at $18 a dozen.
Nice place and the service was good. Would be nice to show in the menu, gluten free & vegan options!
Extremely disappointed after our initial visit and not sure we will give it another chance.
We sat at a table in the bar area and had to wait 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us and before getting water.
The appetizer (clam chowder balls with breading) was so small that it was pretty much a bite per person and it was very average.
Long story short, we left after an appetizer, 6 oysters and 2 drinks and a check of over $50.00
Awesome! Great food, fun evening!
Just ok.... the server brought out our food at wrong times so 2/3 of us had our soup salad first and then we she brought out our meal she dropped off a ‘free’ salad that she didn’t know what to do with (she said the kitchen gave it to her but she didn’t know where to take it so we could have it for free), it was the salad our 3rd guest should have had while we had our soup and salad. We all had the $20 lunch special, which was fine, fine is about the best I can say. Soup wasn’t hot, and very water for a potato soup. My sandwich was very tough. I’ll give it another try one day, but no rush to do so.
Awesome, the service was wonderful and the food even better
Second time dining here. We had 8:15 reservation and arrived 7:50 and checked in with hostess. Got a drink at the bar quickly. We were notified that our table was ready before we had our drinks, so we closed out and were seated. Easy transition. Bartender offered to bring bill to our table. We had a two top with one of us facing the wall. Many restaurants use this seating arrangement and I know it’s used to maximize seating, but I don’t know of anyone that enjoys facing the wall. I had lobster bisque which was delicious. It tasted different than my last visit, but as I said delicious. I was going to try the Halibit since I had the Striped Bass last visit, but I missed out as they sold out for the night. I tried the Burger with salad instead of fries. Burger was flavorful, but I didn’t care for the bun. Anyone planning to try this restaurant should give the mussels appetizer a try. I shared them with my daughters on my last visit. They are quite tasty and can be ordered as a meal in my opinion. Bartenders are talented and can make some great cocktails. I think the outdoor patio and bar is going to be wonderful in nice weather. It’s a beautiful place and friendly service.
Only for drink and appetizers. Meals are over priced and not very good.
First time and Unfortunately it was a very disappointing experience. Overall server was extremely green. She was not attentive, didn’t check in enough and it felt like she had never served before. The way we were handed our food and drinks was so awkward.
We had to ask for a glass for my bottle of Sparkling water. We were missing silverware.
Food was very average, my friend ordered the cooked oysters, they arrived cold (supposed to be served warm) we told her she took them away, but we were still charged for them, by the time we realized they were still on our check it was too late because he already ran our cards.
The food was very good. It was not overly expensive. The service was very good.
They didn’t have an official “lunch menu”, food was fantastic, but pricey. They have a neat outdoor patio area with a fireplace that would make for a great happy hour place post workday.
Nice atmosphere but very loud and takes a very long time to get drinks. Food is decent but not amazing for the price. (Limited menu) Put 6 of us crammed to a small table. However I know they’re new and trying to figure things out...which I’m sure they will. Probably won’t go back.
They still are working out the kinks. Service people are obviously not that experienced but were nice. Cocktails with skimpy pours. Food ok but portions on smaller size. I want them to succeed but probably won’t rush back for a while.
3rrd time, first 2 times set high expectations.
Food quality down this time. Oysters were a little off
Fish and chips over cooked with 25% of fry’s well done.
And no one asked. Will try again.
Very impressed! We got the raw oysters and they delicious and very fresh! Also the mussels in the coconut curry were amazing. We will be going back very soon!
We had a very late lunch so no one else was there, so hard to give a real opinion on ambiance, but food was pretty good. Acorn squash (vegetarian) dish was very tasty but the fish and chips were not that great. Fries nice and crispy but fish batter dense and heavy despite the waitress saying it would be light like a tempura batter. Decor was beautiful and outdoor space looked very nice too. Will come back when more crowded and when weather is nice to sit outside.
Hoping that this restaurant gets better as they’re open longer and work out those new restaurant kinks.
Service and Ambiance were great.
Food selection on the menu was much more Ocean than Acre. Very few appetizers for non-fish eaters and only 1 steak, 1 chicken and 1 pork option.
The ribeye steaks 2 of us ordered were generously sized but were tough and extremely difficult to cut with the steak knives provided.
The sides that came with the dishes were also limited. I think it would be better for them to do separate sides ala carte as opposed to having the limited sides that are served with the entrees.
The bone-in chicken one of us ordered was good and was also generously sized.
Horrible horrible service. We were sat down and it took about 15 min before anyone addressed the table. Waitress never came to table to check on service or to see if we needed anything. Had to be looking for her everytime and she would be in a corner on her phone. Had to ask other servers and manager for help instead. Food was OK except the $80 seafood platter had still frozen shrimp and crab leg and the ceviche you get for an $80 appetizer is exactly two spoonfuls....that’s it. Probably won’t be back.
Ambiance, service and food flavor were great. Portions were smaller than expected.
We were there on Wednesday New Year’s Day for diner. Light crowd so restaurant was quite. It is a really nice restaurant and food was delicious!
Overall really good food and great ambiance!
We went with another couple for an early New Years Eve dinner. It was nice, the service was good, the food tasty and nice size portions. My husband thought the prices were reasonable, not for everyday dining but for once in a while. We will go again.
We were very disappointed with the food. Starting with oysters Rockafella...dry, overcooked and no flavor. Lobster bisque...there was not one piece of lobster in it and actually tasted as if it came from a can. Fish and chips was okay, but you would be able to get the same taste through a cheap fish drive thru restaurant.
It took them more then 15 minutes to come to our table after we be seated. The food are very pricey with small quantity. Two out of three sauces are tasty but fish steak is blank and cold. There is no diner roll served. The money spent with half full stomach.
It was awful. Of six dishes, 1 was 15 minutes late, 1 was a salt lick, 1 was cold and 1 the noodles weren't cooked. I went to the manager and let him know and they re-fired the ramen, and tried to fix the salty dish, but then they charged me for one of the dishes that was sent back (as well as the one that was 15 minutes late) - and, really, didn't express any real concern. Not ready for primetime...
Great food but the restaurant was out of almost everything. I had to eat my third choice because the restaurant didn’t anticipate as many Christmas Day diners as they had. I had a reservation but was seated early and I never saw the place fill up, so I have no idea why the waitress kept saying it was so busy. Anyway, the waitress was nice but very awkward and embarrassing. She spoke to my mother and I as if she had never seen black people before, changed her vernacular and her speech. I couldn’t figure out who to be more embarrassed for - her or us. Do better, Rachel. But anyway, the lobster sandwich was pretty good and the drinks were fantastic. I would definitely go back but request another waitress.
Quickly seated, waitress wasn’t always attentive, food was good though.
Had a 4:00 reservation for the Holidays. They were out of Fish and Chips which my husband would have preferred. The Lobster Rolls (we ordered two) had a very small amount of Lobster and was served on a crossaint which was a little greasy (had one at an Inman Park Restaurant two days later for another celebration and it had triple the amount of Lobster) so I would recommend ordering something else. I think this new seafood restaurant is undergoing growing pains. Since I live nearby I will give it another visit in the future but would forego the Lobster Roll and order something different due to the price and the very small serving compared to other ones I have had up North and other Atlanta restaurants I have ordered. Overall, the atmosphere is fun and we enjoyed trying it.
Dines alone at the bar. Nice spot, just opened in north Alpharetta. Staff was very focused on customer service. The host was everywhere helping out with all tasks from bartender to fire starter on the patio. I had the Oyster Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque and fish entree that was well prepared. I would definitely recommend and might bring my family back for son's birthday in a few days.
Excellent menu and service. Appreciate all the staff working on Christmas Day!
Execellent service and beautiful space. Food was delicious.
Second time dinning with O&A. Food does not disappoint. However, 0 for 2 on getting the right meal out in a timely manner ( although they were very apologetic both times). Go for the food now. Waiting another month if you want the service issues worked out. I will try again!
The west coast oysters were fabulous! Mussels were overcooked though.
The food could have been alot hotter
The food was fine, but the price and value were not aligned. The sides available were severely limited to a lemon vinegrett house salad and fries. I expect more options and sophisticatiom at that price point.
The ambience & service was great, but my husband and I both ordered the Poached Halibut, on the recommendation of our server, and we were quite disappointed.
The portion of fish was quite small for the $25 price tag. The description was misleading. We were both thinking a filet atop a plethora of winter vegetable succotash, not a less-than-handful-chopped pieces of squash with a plateful of purée.
We had to order a side of fries (which were really good!) just to add more “substance” to our meal.
The menu selection is limited. They overdue their dishes with unnecessary sauces (on steak) and unusual ingredients (vermicelli noodles in the crab cake). I would suggest expanding the menu - where’s the salmon? - and creating food for taste. We won’t be going back.
Food was awful. $28 lobster roll had a tablespoon of lobster. Pork chop was very thin and covered in gravy apparently because it had no taste! Will not go back.
Had such high hopes for this new restaurant and left disappointed! $170 for 4 (including 2 beers and 1 kid who ordered from the kid's menu). The food was VERY average at best and overpriced! Don't bother with the spaghetti crab cake appetizer - which is almost $20 - for it is a greasy pile of noodles with little crab. My daughter didn't touch her fish - which had no flavor at all. The desserts get an "A" for they were all good. Only disappointment is that they didn't acknowledge (nor comp a dessert) although I indicated we were celebrating a birthday (both online and in-person when we arrived). We really wanted to like this new upscale restaurant; but sadly, it left a LOT to be desired! Sorrrrry..... :(
New establishment going through growing pains and not ready for primetime. We were promptly seated upon arrival of our reservation. We sat at the table without being greeted for 10+ minutes. It was a 5:45pm reservation, and, fully staffed with an almost empty restaurant. My wife went to the bar to get us drinks while we waited at the table. Server came over and very apologetic.
We ordered several appetizers to get a feel for how the establishment's execution is for a broad range of things. We planned to then split an entree. (We never made it to entree.)
-Half Dozen West Coast Oysters: The three sauces served with them were good. Of the 6 oysters, 5 of them had several shell fragments in the oysters. The oysters themselves were rather butchered. Whoever was shucking these did not know what they were doing.
-Wagyu Beef Carpaccio: Very well prepared minus one VERY important touch. Seasoning. The dish was screaming for a touch of fleur de sel. (Or, just a decent sea salt at the very least.)
-Roasted Beet Tartare: Nothing bad I could say about it. Nothing remarkable either.
-Blue Crab Noodle Cake: The salt I was looking for on the beef carpaccio was found. ALL OF IT, in this dish. The dish was nothing short of a culinary abomination. I literally told our server that I thought the chef accidentally spilled an entire jar of Morton's salt into the crab cake.
I had really seen and tasted enough at this point. I had no desire to try anything more coming from this kitchen. We purposely came at an earlier dinner hour then we normally would in hopes that a Saturday night would have their "A-Team" on staff and coming early would help without the big crowd arriving yet. I was wrong. I had lowered expectations going in given how new the establishment is, but, I guess I didn't set the bar low enough.
The server was nice enough to take off the crab cakes from the bill. With so many POLISHED establishments one exit down at Avalon, I can't see going back anytime soon.
Another outstanding meal from start to finish. Excellent service as well.