Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.6
1118 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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vipDavidG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

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.

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KristineS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good. Great service!

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PandE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and excellent food! The staff were friendly and helpful. The view of downtown Utica is a sight to be seen!

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Adblitx
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and everything was delicious. Those loaded fries with steak.. say less

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JamesA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual! My only complaint was the "NO CASH" policy that was implemented since our last visit.

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MaryellenC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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...

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HeatherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very careful about my allergy to tomatoes. And the food was amazing, will definitely be recommending to friends and family

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LOVan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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PattiK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food & service just very pricey! Definitely a great special occasion dinner spot.

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MatthewS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, awesome place for a date. We would return!

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Nancy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Easter Brunch was wonderful! Best salmon I ever had with friendly staff.

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SueC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten here many times and have always had an excellent dining experience!

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ColleenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Easter Brunch! Food, service and ambiance fabulous!

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KathrynB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and over all great places I would come back again.

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JMSmithy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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LizR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their lobster bisque is the best! The outdoor seating is a great setting! We love it here!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Music was too loud for brunch.

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vipCindyY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Meganv
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing time and the service was amazing!!!

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JessicaY
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was excellent. Bang bang cauliflower was great. My group had keto modifications and they were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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!

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to sit at the bar again! Bang bang cauliflower is the best!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot, only the best quality everything. Perfect for special occasions.

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Deborah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Our brunch food was excellent as well as the atmosphere. And, our waitress was a sweetie. We love it there.

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GlintofHope
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribeye steak was on point

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ReneeV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Our server Bradley was very helpful with suggestions and made us feel like he really wanted us to enjoy our dining experience

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BridgetT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BridgetT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TammyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCindyY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately the food was not as good as it should be for the cost...overpriced

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TammyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always so good here! From the staff to the drinks and food! I’m here at least once a month

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks. My favorite spot in Utica when I go up for a visit.

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Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

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