Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Famous Warm Butter Cake
Gifford's vanilla ice cream, berries, whipped cream
brioche roll, three potato salad, spicy cole slaw, pickles (hot buttered or cold with mayo) (Gluten Free +$2)
East Coast Oysters*
one dozen shucked to order, on the half-shell
The food was great, the service was slow. Still an overall enjoyable experience.
We love Ocean Blue. Excellent food and service. We are big fans of the sea bass and filet with chimichuri sauce. A key lime pie and three forks top off a great meal. The best was sitting on the roof, the weather was beautiful. Whether you eat inside or out on the roof you won’t be disappointed.
Appetizers are very good. Entrees are ok. Not a ton of flavor and overpriced. I will be back but only for drinks and appetizers.
Had a great evening from drinks to dessert! Gave us plenty of time between appetizers, dinner and dessert. Always my favorite place to go!
Traveled from out of town and knew we wanted to try this restaurant for brunch. We originally sat outside because it was overcast but as soon as we sat the sun came out. Staff was extremely accommodating with moving our table inside. Server was very knowledgeable with making drink and food recommendations. The food was delicious, but we knew it would be. One dish came out missing a main ingredient and when it was brought to the attention of staff, a new one was made and brought within minutes.
We had several staff members (besides our server) stop by and ask how things were or if we needed a drink refill with a great awareness of the right times to stop by the table (not mid-bite!). Would absolutely dine here again, hopefully for dinner next time!
We’ve had some excellent meals here, but this visit was disappointing. It was ok, but we’ve come to expect more from Ocean Blue. The filet and the ahi tuna were fine, but not as good as usual. The filet. for example, was medium, not medium rare, and the baked potato that came with it was cold. Regarding service in the outdoor patio, it appeared to me that it was understaffed (on a Saturday night). Our waitress was trying to get around, but there were too many orders, between meals and drinks. No staff asked about our meal, and eventually I had to ask for our table to be cleared and say that we wanted to order dessert. We’ll definitely go back to Ocean Blue, but this was not like our previous experiences.
My friends birthday and the first time they had been here. We sat on the rooftop outside and it was beautiful! Calamari appetizer was simply delicious. All 5 of us got different meals and tried each other’s. Everyone loved their dinner! Crab cakes, Ahi Tuna, Stuffed haddock, Chicken, and lobster stuffed ravioli. Every one delicious. And then we shared a cheesecake and a creme brûlée for dessert- again delicious. This restaurant is top notch food, service and ambience. It has it all!
Our first time there, only a 20 minutes for our table, but enjoyed our first drink at the bar to wait. Lovely summer night to be on the patio. Our filets were excellent. Wait times were appropriate. Pricey but worth it for special occasions. We also received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.
Wonderful rooftop views added to a delightful tasty dinner!
Every single staff member made us feel welcome. Everyone was very cheerful and accommodating.
Food was excellent, but prices are out of line for the area. Waitress was very personable and attentive. Nice restaurant, but music a little to loud.
We had a great meal. New waiter, but what he lacked in experience he made up for with charm and ability to quickly get the answers we needed. We were asked repeatedly by staff if there was a special occasion which felt nice, but besides our waiter wishing us a happy birthday, not sure what that info is used for. Very cool to be on the roof and get a different view of Utica at sunset. Beautiful! A bit pricey, but nice for a special occasion. Would go again.
Food was quite good but service was awful. Seemed very short staffed - waited almost 90 minutes for main - waitress was nice but seemed overwhelmed and not attentive. Not sure I’d return.
The food was good as usual, but it was abnormally hot in there that I was sweating the entire brunch
Everything was very good as usual. The wait staff was pleasant and very quick.
Delicious cocktails but food very average. Very over priced for what it actually is. Everyone at the restaurant is very polite and accommodating.
Excellent service and ambiance! Food was outstanding, as usual!
Our apps came after we got our entrees which was a little weird, but overall it was super nice. The food is amazing and the ambiance is on point.
much of the menu is very expensive, but the food is fine. Outdoor dining on a nice day is really nice.
Nicole the waitress was amazing and very helpful with my wife’s drink selection!
Gorgeous night to eat outside. All the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Expensive but great for date night. Drinks were good too!
The location was very nice especially the outdoor rooftop seating. The food was superior for dinner and for Sunday Brunch. Service was really good for brunch but not so great for dinner. The bar staff was also very good.
No complaints and I will be back!!
Good food and great service. A little slow, but not a big problem. $16 for a glass of rose' was a bit much though.
Mosquitoes were so awful.
A little pricey but very nice spot for a special day and excellent food and very nice wine list. A party of five and every person was pleased with the meal and they allowed ample time to really enjoy our birthday event.
Ate outside and it was wonderful! Rooftop is awesome
Food and service are consistently perfect! We love dining here.
Amazing venue! We love everything about Ocean Blue!
Dinner was absolutely amazing and the drinks were amazing as well I’m definitely coming back my waitress Nicole was great and made some great recommendations with the food and drinks cause it was our first time so thank you Nicole for the great service and we’ll definitely be coming back for seconds lol
Excellent as always! keep doing what your doing!!
Everything was amazing! Oysters could have been bigger. Steak was amazing and tender, great flavor and melt in your mouth!
We have dined at ocean blue for all our special occasions and this was the first time the service was lacking. It was not due to the the establishment being busy. There we two times that everyone at our table had nothing to drink. At the end of our meal we went to the bar and the bartenders were socializing at the end of the bar and when we called them down one gentleman was rude and told us to hold on he was busy. We will come back again to dine but if the service is the same it may be our last time.
Great food, over-priced drinks for Utica. Over $60 for 4 drinks. We dine out frequently, but this place has the most expensive drinks in Utica, which is why we don’t go here often.
Excellent seafood. The greens and cauliflower were not seasoned well at all, but cooked properly. The spicy coleslaw was as such and tasty. The 3 potato salad was okay. The calamari had some sections that were tough, the sauce was very good. I had hoped for exceptional taste, not really there. The ambience was lovely. So for these prices , paying for ambience, I'd rather go to Sylvan Beach. and what's with so many entres offering french fries? Pretty boring.
Sad to say but the Tuna was lower quality than expected based on prior visits.
Fish Taco appetizers were GREAT. They saved the evening.
Key Lime pie was also top notch.
The 20 yr Sandemans Port seemed thin. I have had it before elsewhere.
Loved the food!!! The service felt hurried. That is not usually the case. The sever hurried us through the meal. We were in and out in 45 minutes. Generally the staff there are excellent but this person was clearly not. Love to eat there! Best food in the area!
We had a 7:30 reservation but had to wait over 20 minutes for our table. However, the food was DELICIOUS! The lobster roll was sensational and the ahi tuna dish was divine. The drinks were fabulous and the wine selection was a Napa Lovers Heaven! Overall, it was a great experience. Our server knew her stuff and the view and sunset were a perfect setting to a Friday night.
Ocean Blue is a favorite place for us and we go there at least once a month for dinner. The service is top notch with very few exceptions.
In our group of 4, everyone enjoyed their meal. Two of us were particularly happy with our choices: the Farro salmon and the filet mignon with loaded baked potato.
I tried the baked haddock with the blue crab stuffing. Tasty but a little dry. I wish it had been more moist.
However, we enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was excellent.
OB is not cheap, but the quality of the menu is well worth the price!
From the drinks to the food, everything was amazing! The signature cocktails were perfect and the crab cakes were to die for. If your not too full for dessert, we LOVED the butter cake. Definitely a perfect spot for a date or special occasion.
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.