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Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Utica, NY

Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
1570 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Shellfish
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 735-2583
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Francis Pezzolanella
  • Catering
    Our staff is excited to host everything from small intimate dinners, to grand gatherings of 100+. At Ocean Blue, special events are a way of extending our full restaurant experience to new guests, and soon to be friends. If you know exactly the event you want, we would be happy to plan it with ease. If you are still looking, leave the details to us, as we find the perfect setting for your next affair.
  • Private party facilities
    We’d love to host your next cocktail party, dinner, weekend brunch, wedding, and more.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (315) 735-2583
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Cross street
    Genesee, Columbia & Seneca Streets
  • Parking details
    Ocean Blue features a private parking lot on premises. We are also located next to parking at the adjacent Delta Marriott Hotel garage as well as ample on-street parking on Genesee, Lafayette and Seneca Streets.
  • Public transit
    Centro Bus Stop.
  • Entertainment
    Televisions located in bar/lounge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Overall

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Food

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Service

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Mohawk Valley

    Best Value

  • Mohawk Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Mohawk Valley

    Good for groups

  • Mohawk Valley

    Healthy

  • Mohawk Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mohawk Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Mohawk Valley

    Romantic

  • Mohawk Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Mohawk Valley

    Most Booked

1,570 Reviews
  1. JasonH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool spot, really enjoyed the ambiance and staff was very friendly. Meal was great, my filet was a little overcooked, but very good.

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  2. Eater

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oyster bar in Utica? Really? YES! If you're on the road and passing that way, GO. Worth a detour! It's delicious and delightful.

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  3. EddieR

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at ocean blue.. 100/10!! I would definitely recommend to anyone, wanting to go all out on brunch.

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  4. ReneeV

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great Easter Brunch today . The Avacado toast , the potatoes were wonderful and crispy . My son had eggs, bacon , waffles all cooked beautifully. Amelia was our server . She was efficient and so nice . We will definitely be back again

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 41st birthday last night with an intimate dinner with my husband and we had a wonderful time! From the moment we arrived, the hostess was energetic and friendly! Our server was attentive. We got the calamari which was delicious but needed salt, and the steamed clams which were just ok for appetizer. For our entrees we got the lobster ravioli and salmon which were both good. The drinks were good and the prices were reasonable. But the atmosphere really takes the cake. The music was a vibe and it’s absolutely beautiful. Even the bathroom was cute!!! This is a great special occasion restaurant!

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  6. ginol

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at this restaurant eclectic atmosphere and great service and great night

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  7. DonnaA

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is so attentive and knowledgeable! The food is so delicious!! I just love it there. The views are nice too! And they have a number of gluten free options so I never feel like I have to settle for a dish I'd rather not have because of my gluten sensitivity.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is nice, such an aesthetic restaurant if you’re looking for pictures, content or a date night. The food was ok , and the service is good.

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  9. EricR

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bisque was amazing however the chicken was overcooked and very dry. Presentation was sloppy for the price

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  10. RDB5150

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey but excellent food and service; never disappoints

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FAQs

Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

118 Columbia Street, Utica, NY 13502

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Genesee, Columbia & Seneca Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Utica
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Ocean Blue features a private parking lot on premises. We are also located next to parking at the adjacent Delta Marriott Hotel garage as well as ample on-street parking on Genesee, Lafayette and Seneca Streets.
  • Public transit
    Centro Bus Stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Francis Pezzolanella
  • Entertainment
    Televisions located in bar/lounge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (315) 735-2583
  • Catering
    Our staff is excited to host everything from small intimate dinners, to grand gatherings of 100+. At Ocean Blue, special events are a way of extending our full restaurant experience to new guests, and soon to be friends. If you know exactly the event you want, we would be happy to plan it with ease. If you are still looking, leave the details to us, as we find the perfect setting for your next affair.
  • Private party facilities
    We’d love to host your next cocktail party, dinner, weekend brunch, wedding, and more.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (315) 735-2583
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