Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.5
1233 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
At Ocean Blue we take our food seriously, but not ourselves. We are inspired to create a dining experience where our guests feel welcome and at home in our inviting setting to enjoy quality food, and warm hospitality. Borrowing influence from our most favorite era and styles, Ocean Blue’s interior boasts a mix of elegant black and white décor, a large copper bar, and floor to ceiling windows that offer a panoramic view of our city. Perhaps the most striking feature is our vast, open kitchen that allows guests to watch the culinary team in action, preparing our signature dishes. We cook the food, and craft the drinks that make us happy, and we want to extend to you the same feeling. Great service, great food and great drink is not enough. We create an experience. We are a feeling. We are all of the above.
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MichaelJaclyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, the service was slow. Still an overall enjoyable experience.

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KathiN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KyleH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Appetizers are very good. Entrees are ok. Not a ton of flavor and overpriced. I will be back but only for drinks and appetizers.

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Renee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening from drinks to dessert! Gave us plenty of time between appetizers, dinner and dessert. Always my favorite place to go!

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mangan
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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SusanneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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FrankB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful rooftop views added to a delightful tasty dinner!

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Datenite
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single staff member made us feel welcome. Everyone was very cheerful and accommodating.

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MehranM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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SophieA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was good as usual, but it was abnormally hot in there that I was sweating the entire brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good as usual. The wait staff was pleasant and very quick.

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amberW
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Delicious cocktails but food very average. Very over priced for what it actually is. Everyone at the restaurant is very polite and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! Food was outstanding, as usual!

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AdelinZ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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mitch
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

much of the menu is very expensive, but the food is fine. Outdoor dining on a nice day is really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nicole the waitress was amazing and very helpful with my wife’s drink selection!

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RebeccaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous night to eat outside. All the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Expensive but great for date night. Drinks were good too!

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Waltjr68
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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!!

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GwenC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service. A little slow, but not a big problem. $16 for a glass of rose' was a bit much though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Mosquitoes were so awful.

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jmaxcourt3490
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SteveB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside and it was wonderful! Rooftop is awesome

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SarahC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently perfect! We love dining here.

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ColleenD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue! We love everything about Ocean Blue!

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NayR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! keep doing what your doing!!

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Oysters could have been bigger. Steak was amazing and tender, great flavor and melt in your mouth!

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RaymondH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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.

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JimandAlison
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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RichR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipLindaZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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!

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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MaureenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

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