Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar
The waiter we had was the worst we have ever had at Ocean Blue.
All the other wait stars we have had over the years have been excellent.
We love ocean blue and service is usually impeccably but this time service was not good. Additionally, food arrived cold and my eggs entree was missing toast. Wait staff never asked if meals were ok and we were unable to get anyone’s attention
Fantastic good. Great service!
Wonderful ambiance and excellent food! The staff were friendly and helpful. The view of downtown Utica is a sight to be seen!
First time and everything was delicious. Those loaded fries with steak.. say less
Everything was perfect as usual! My only complaint was the "NO CASH" policy that was implemented since our last visit.
Let me start by saying we love Ocean Blue and have eaten there many times. Our issue with this visit was we waited over an our for our food. It was a very crowded Sunday (probably the first day they could be at full capacity) and there were many large parties. Our appetizer and drinks came quickly and then we waited. The owner came over to apologize that our order had been lost (this was after an hour) and the cook was making it as quickly as possible. The food was delicious it was just disappointing we had to wait so long...
Went for brunch for my busy. The service right from the beginning was poor. The 3 of us ordered the $25 all you can drink for 2 hrs, took almost 20 mins for our first drink. Another 15 min or so to order...and the drinks and the service continued to be slow, even after we said something. Our waiter was almost non existent the entire time we were there. The hostess was running around trying to get us stuff like drinks, silverware, syrup for our waffles....
The food wasn't even that great...way way over priced. Menu choices werent great fir brunch. Don't believe the hype...go somewhere else!
We were gathering for the first time since being vaccinated. For many of us it was our first meal outside of our homes in over one year. The food was delicious and the occasion was lovely!
They were very careful about my allergy to tomatoes. And the food was amazing, will definitely be recommending to friends and family
Had an outstanding experience at Ocean Blue. We eat at the bar and the bartenders and servers are very attentive. The food is always excellent. We go at least once a month and have never had a bad experience. I highly recommend Ocean Blue!
Great food & service just very pricey! Definitely a great special occasion dinner spot.
Great food, awesome place for a date. We would return!
The Easter Brunch was wonderful! Best salmon I ever had with friendly staff.
We have eaten here many times and have always had an excellent dining experience!
Great Easter Brunch! Food, service and ambiance fabulous!
First time at the restaurant and over all great places I would come back again.
It’s good. Not great. Menu is odd for a seafood restaurant. Nothing exciting and No shellfish at all. What fish there is is pretty pedestrian. Dishes with some shellfish (I mean SOME) which are tasty. The lobster roll was very good but literally an appetizer portion. Bisque was also good but again, one piece of lobster that didn’t fill my spoon (we checked and laughed). Pricing is on high side for what it is but imagine carrying costs are huge. Very nice folks working there and a great spot though. Good bar.
Great food and atmosphere!
Their lobster bisque is the best! The outdoor seating is a great setting! We love it here!
Great food. Great atmosphere. Music was too loud for brunch.
Wait staff and food is always great. Nice atmosphere, never loud or noisy. Bartenders go a great job making cocktails. Highly recommend Ocean Blue when looking for a great evening out. Not inexpensive, but worth every cent.
Such an amazing time and the service was amazing!!!
The service was great and the food was excellent. Bang bang cauliflower was great. My group had keto modifications and they were excellent.
Food was great. Service was beyond terrible. Server was inattentive and rude. Just to pay the bill and leave was a project in itself. Management is either unaware or doesn’t care. Put in the notes it was a birthday celebration - no one made any effort to even acknowledge it. Thanks!
So nice to be able to sit at the bar again! Bang bang cauliflower is the best!
Amazing spot, only the best quality everything. Perfect for special occasions.
Everything was perfect! Our brunch food was excellent as well as the atmosphere. And, our waitress was a sweetie. We love it there.
Our waiter seemed to be very busy, he had tables all over and had a hard time making his way back to us for our dinner and dessert orders.
Ribeye steak was on point
Birthday. Our server Bradley was very helpful with suggestions and made us feel like he really wanted us to enjoy our dining experience
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary Saturday night and as always the service and food and atmosphere was worthy of a special occasion. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the ribeye. We shared the butter cake and wow!! Highly recommend.
Wonderful brunch with great food and a beautiful location. Got to chat and catch up and weren’t rushed out at all. Enjoyed the ambience and the brunch menu
We really enjoy the brunch here. Their waffles are so delicious. I do wish they had Peach Bellinis, or Strawberry margaritas available during brunch and added to the 2 hour special as a option. Service was fast and courteous. Food hot and delicious.
Clean and comfortable. No concerns regarding too many people too close together. The wait staff was excellent. Food was delicious and so were the cocktails. Perfect quiet Friday night dinner out with my best friend, my husband.
Kelly was awesome as well as the rest of the staff. Started off with a Bottle of Malbec, crab cake, and bang bang cauliflower. Entrees were Ribeye and shrimp linguine. Finished with crime brûlée. Awesome as usual!
Unfortunately the food was not as good as it should be for the cost...overpriced
It was our first time eating Brunch at Ocean Blue. We had the chicken and waffles and the fish and chips. The food was delicious. Service was excellent and attentive. Definitely decided to give it a try.
Everything is always so good here! From the staff to the drinks and food! I’m here at least once a month
Excellent food and drinks. My favorite spot in Utica when I go up for a visit.
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1118 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.