Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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.
Superb birthday celebration for my wife with our oldest son. Our server, Haley, couldn’t have been better. Wish they’d build Ocean Blue II in Syracuse. We have nothing comparable. Large party of females in one corner and bar activity on the other side of us made it a bit noisy for our conversation. Except for too much lemon on my side of greens, all the other items the three of us had were delish. It’s a bit pricey for everyday dining, but worth it for a special occasion. The team effort among the servers was much appreciated. It seems there is a tight ship run on this ocean.
be there before and enjoyed it a lot so we went again great setting
We were so disappointed with our second visit to Ocean Blue. The level of music was way too high. We could not carry on a conversation. It was 6 PM on a Monday!!! We asked if it could be lowered and the server said no rather nonchalantly. Service was poor. The waitress often disappeared. My order was wrong but I ate it anyway. For the price, it felt like the whole atmosphere changed into more of a nightclub. I understand music at a bar-but the whole restaurant? Too much.
Went for brunch for the first time & must say I definitely enjoyed myself. Angela was our waitress who was great but seemed busy & wasn’t really able to attend to us properly. There was another staff there named Doug who was wonderfullll just when we were starting to have negative thoughts on the place, he turned it all around for us!! He noticed one of my friends still didn’t have her food while the rest of us were eating. He came right over & asked us what was wrong, had my friends food out to her in mins. He often checked on us through out our time there, which was very much appreciated!!
The food was fine if you’ve never been to an actual coastal seafood specializing restaurant. Our sever Jessica looked and acted like she didn’t want to be there. No one asked how our food. The hype for this place is questionable, decent atmosphere (trying to copy Cru on Nantucket vibe), but never presents more than mediocre
Experience overall was great, had a wonderful experience celebrating our first anniversary. Salmon was a little bland, fish tacos were very good. Food was a little pricey for how I thought it was prepped/cooked but not a bad meal overall. We will be coming back!
Very disappointed. We are from out of town and read the reviews and excited to go. Was a beautiful evening with a chance of rain. We made reservations for 5 people and when we got there, we were told they were closing the rooftop patio and couldn't sit there due to rain coming. We very disappointed then to see all night, people being sat outside. And no rain! I tried to talk to the manager but he didnt seem to care. He said they told people it was their choice if they wanted to take that change. But we were denied sitting out there. Would have been a much nicer evening, (and we spent $300 at dinner!) if we could have sat where we wanted to!
Food was outstanding everything about this restaurant is amazing. Our Seever Jessica did an outstanding job .
Nice place to have a drink and over view of downtown Utica.
For the price of the food, the quality and flavor was no where near where it should be. Restaurant is gorgeous but for the amount of money spent, was not worth it.
We were seated over 20 minutes after our reservation time. A party that arrived after us got seated before us. When we were seated the experience was fine. They must have overbooked.
Ocean blue is one of the best! Always loved the oysters they were fresh and sweet. Aji tuna was superb. Great bottle of wine. Always good for a treat.
We will return. Love dining outside but there was a storm
Awesome!!!!!!! As always Never disappoints. Thank you Chef and Waiters/Waitresses for and enjoyable dinner/anniversary.....
We eat here for all of our special occasions and it excellent as always!
Best filet I’ve had in a long time. Cooked perfectly, tender and juicy.
Went with two children and two adults for a birthday.
Excellent service and meal as always!
Brought daughter and her friends for 16th birthday. They dressed up and took a lot of pictures and had a great time. I sat at bar. Pricey dinner considering they obviously don’t drink but they had a great time. Staff was excellent and very attentive
Love love love the fish tacos and ahi tuna sandwich. But my crab cake app was a little disappointing. Hard to say why: not over breaded, as is often the lament -- but the taste was just not over the top yummy as I expect for an excellent crab cake.
Atmosphere is great, service, excellent. Will happily return.
Service was great, food and atmosphere really all around great night!!
I would highly recommend Ocean Blue Restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is fast and friendly. You won’t be disappointed.
Very over priced for the quality of food. The rules and quality of things have gone downhill significantly. We wanted a special night out for our anniversary but in reality we couldn’t have had a better meal at home
It was not as expected and very disappointing. Reservations for 6 pm for 6 people. We did not receive dinner until 745. The meals came out at different times one arrived 10 min after the 1st. Shrimp added to meal was inedible dry and tough: We waited for drinks and appetizers and meals. With little to no explication of delay.. Nothing was offered as we waited an hour between meal and appetizers. A little communication from staff would have made this a much less stressful situation. So much for celebrating a special occasions. We did have some things subtracted but it was to little to late. We were very patient and with the current employment situation and shortage tried to be understanding. The staff and the manager kept saying it was there fault. This restaurant came with good review and some had eaten here before. We will not be rushing back.
Everything was very good but it seems like they are getting a bit pricy for what they offer.
Food was delicious as always. Great ambience as well. Definitely recommended
We love coming here for brunch. The service the last two times has not been up to par. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is laid back. Great for a Sunday brunch
Ocean Blue is an unknown gem to many outside the Utica area. It’s well worth a stop off the thruway for a fantastic meal and great atmosphere. The specialty is seafood, but their other entrees never fail to satisfy. Plan a visit and see for yourself.
Food and service are very good. Ambience is excellent. Prices are excessive considering the portion sizes.
Thank you for making special occasions extra special. Great food and service!
We arrived on time for reservation but had to wait at bar. After half an hour we asked the hostess about our table to be told it was given away. While seated at the bar it took close to 20 minutes to get served our cocktails from the bartender. Once seated at a table it was another lengthy wait for service and yet another wait for meals to arrive. When the bill arrived, I had been charged twice for my entree. The server never returned so we had to go inside to get assistance. This was our third visit and the other two times service was much better.
Amazing atmosphere! We were outside on the balcony. Our server was outstanding! The food and drinks were great. Overall perfect evening.
as soon as we arrived we told our table on the patio was ready but it might be too hot. we agreed and were seated inside immediately. served nice cold water to start, waitress came soon and we were served an absolutely delicious meal. scallops were perfect as was the sea bass. then asked if we could have dessert on patio and they found us a table. sun was setting so temperature was great. my first visit and it was awesome. wish i could return but am moving to minnesota. if i fly back to visit friends, will return here again.
Great clams and out! Haddock was good as well but the greens were way too salty
Great restaurant and outstanding service. One of our appetizers was very small for the money but delicious. Fantastic ambience for a nice dinner.
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1199 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.