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Oceans, Cathedral City, CA
Oceans, Cathedral City, CA
Oceans, Cathedral City, CA
Oceans, Cathedral City, CA
Oceans, Cathedral City, CA

Oceans

4.7
4.7
1272 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Oceans a Mediterranean style seafood restaurant at its location since 1995.This intimate European restaurant brings the Oceans to desert offering fresh seafood prepared in classic Mediterranean and Californian styles. Dishes like bouillabaisse, paella, abalone sea bass, sand dabs, shrimp, scallops, lobster, salmon, swordfish, tuna, oysters are served every day. Not a fish lover? Oceans offers meat specials for meat lovers 16 oz veal chop, rack of lamb and steaks. Oceans serves premium spirits and an extensive wine list. Do not wait and jump to Oceans.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Mediterranean, International
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 324-1554
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private dinning room available for parties of 10 to 40.
  • Private party contact
    Bakir Rizvanbegovic: (760) 641-8767

What 1,272 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Service

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Service

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

1,272 Reviews
  1. TomL

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible service and food… the place to be for seafood

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  2. jerryv

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu; very enjoyable fish ; Had sea bass which was excellent. Always consistent quality dinners.

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  3. PeterG

    Palm Springs

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding although, even though we advised about needing to get to the theater, the time between courses seemed somewhat excessive. Everyone at the table raved about the deliciousness of the meals.

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  4. ChazE

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful food and staff. Outdoor dining is quiet, indoors is noisier. We will check out lunch during weekdays.

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  5. jmwdo

    Oklahoma City

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, lobster salad (like shrimp cocktail) so good, claw meat, cooked perfectly. Seabass was very large portion and also cooked perfectly, sand dabs good also. Service very good. Ambience is just average Will go back for sure.

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  6. LoisT

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We decided to go to Ocean’s because of the reviews. However, we were disappointed in the food. The meat was not of good quality. The vegetables served with it were of low quality and without imagination. We would not recommend it if you’re looking for a good experience.

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  7. psguy

    Palm Springs

    348 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    348 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's been a while since we dined at Oceans. I remember last time was a very good experience. This time was outstanding. The service is top notch. Our waiter was great. The food was excellent. My partner had the seabass special, and I ordered the shrimp and scallops scampi. Both delicious. We will be going back!

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  8. BillS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice out of the way place with great service and wonderful food. My Italian guest was very impressed.

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  9. AlanC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant venue. Excellent food at a GREAT value comparatively. Front dining room was a little tight. I’m sure locals know, but I had to search for hostess stand which was at the back of the front dining area.

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  10. SueC

    Milwaukee

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been there many times and last night's food was not as good as in the past

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  11. Shadow

    Ottawa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent meal at Oceans. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Being a Saturday night, it was quite a change from the quiet restaurant that we had been to during the week. Still, it was more like a friendly neighbourhood place than a fancy restaurant. Highly recommended!

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  12. Vicki

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff. Oceans is our go to restaurant for special occasions and romantic dinners.

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  13. WendyL

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We enjoy taking out of town guests to this neighborhood gem of a restaurant.

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  14. Bobg

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite restaurant. Nice staff. Small setting. Great food.

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  15. Shadow

    Ottawa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The daily special board was almost as extensive as the regular menu. There were so many dishes that we would have tried that we are returning in four nights. Those plates that we did try (paella and sand dabs) were excellent.

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  16. WagonGirl

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seafood expertly imagined and prepared. To die for desserts. Excellent service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were great! Cute ambiance. Unfortunately they ran out of salmon!! Pasta primavera wasn’t very good big pieces of vegetables for me. The swordfish was great!!

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  18. EricaHC

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Oceans was excellent! There were 5 of us for dinner, blackened Barramundi, salmon & sea bass plus fresh oysters on the 1/2 shell. Everyone was happy and enjoyed their meals. Oceans never disappoints.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly lovely evening it was my partner seventh birthday. The food was excellent. Service was great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time and the ambience was amazing. Very lovely restaurant. .

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining at Oceans. My wife loved the paella and I thought the sea bass was excellent. Wish we had known about this restaurant years ago. Very nice meal.

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  22. ThomaaA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Most aspects of my dining at Oceans were very good. Two aspects were below average—the service staff was very terse and almost rude in their sort-of dropping the food on the table and then disappearing. Even the take-out box was just dropped and it flipped open and the waiter disappeared. All in all I got the feeling that the wait-staff seemed to offer their service out of obligation rather than a pleasant, friendly manner. I would therefore only recommend Oceans with the above caveats.

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  23. DChute

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Oceans often and have never been disappointed. We love the food and all of the staff. Last night however we were rushed out after our meal. It felt very uncomfortable and has never happened yo us before. Even if we were asked if we minded wrapping things up as they needed the table but instead we were just rushed with our plates being taken away , the desert and bill all in a rushed manner. Again it just didn’t feel good after a great meal.

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  24. BenB

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as always. Service is outstanding. One of our favorite seafood restaurants in the valley!

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  25. TheColonel

    San Francisco

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met two other friends here for brunch, one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We love the food here and the choices quality and good service. I always order their Sanddabs as they aren't much available in Nor -Cal restaurants. I was not let down they were prepared exquisitely. Our friends loved their food choices and the place too , outdoor seating is so nice! We highly recommend dining at Oceans anytime!

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  26. VinceC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is wonderful but 17.00 for a Caesar salad is a bit much. Over all was really nice. I knew it was a pricey restaurant so I wasn’t to shocked.

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  27. JeffZ

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unpretentious, great food at a competitive price.

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  28. Wayner

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Laid back service. Went for Valentine's Day dinner. They bring a big hand-written white board over showing what the "specials" are... without prices. My wife had a Caprese Salad & Blackened Barrundi and I had Fried Oysters appetizer & Chilean Seabass. We had 1 shared desert, 1 cocktail, 1glass of wine & 1 bottled water and the bill was $171 before tip. The seafood was was done nicely but the potatoes were just drenched in butter with blah mixed vegetables. My impression was that it was a fancy restaurant wannabe when it's really only just a family restaurant. Disappointed.

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  29. DesertDiner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oceans is a wonderful little restaurant! Everyone does a spectacular job. From the hostess to the wait staff. The menu has lots of great options, but the specials listed on the whiteboard are amazing! It's often hard to find good seafood in the desert, so this is really a great find. Our table of four started out with oysters on the half shell, escargot and an Oceans salad. We had Sea Scallops, Surf & Turf and Paella. All prepared and presented magnificently. The desserts looked wonderful, but we were too full! You won't be disappointed!

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  30. GaryTheRealtor

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and recommended. Food was exquisite. Music 🎶 matched the mood. It felt like we were in a cafe by the Mediterranean.

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  31. StevenS

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This meal was nothing short of amazing! The freshness and the quality of all the food was superb. The service attentive and friendly. A new favorite for sure. Best fried oyster appetizer in the valley bar none!!

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  32. LovesFood

    Manitoba

    122 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered sand dabs picatta and selected the green salad with balsamic vinaigrette side order (choice was salad or pasta). There were 3 small pieces of sand dabs and the top one was delicious and the garlicky, lemon, caper, butter sauce complimented the piece of sand dabs beautifully. The salad with balsamic vinaigrette was also wonderful. The reason for the low rating is the remaining 2 pieces of sand dabs soaked up the balsamic vinaigrette floating around the plate and the picatta sauce was completely overwhelmed and disappeared as the sand dabs became soggy and took on the balsamic vinaigrette. Needless to say, balsamic vinaigrette does not complement sand dabs picatta. I pointed this out to the server and he was nonplussed and said he'd "keep it in mind". My partner had the octopus and selected pasta as the side. Both were delicious. My advice is, if you order a salad, ask to have it served separately from the entree. This restaurant has been in business a long time and the food is highly rated....they should have known better.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Fantastic food, great servers, amazing experience! Highly recommended!

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  34. Gregg

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great spot for lunch. Glad to have found this. We are new to the valley, and have found good seafood restaurants far and few between. We'll be back.

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  35. Ernie

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood and salads. Service is consistently good. Best escargot in town.

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  36. patm

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and wine was excellent, our waiter was the best! (He was our waiter 2 years ago and was equally phenomenal then), the final seating we had was perfect but we had to request to be moved from the table we were seated at due to a loud table of 6. The staff person who I interacted with on this request was not gracious about it and his response bordered on rude. Fortunately the rest of our meal went perfectly and lived up to our experience 2 years ago. Thank you.

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  37. peggyw

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful fresh fish and reasonably priced considering the quality. Service was prompt and efficient. Will definitely return.

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  38. sheryln

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here a couple times for lunch and loved it each time. Food is good, service is actually "intuitive" to your needs, amazing! Reasonable prices, nice setting.

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  39. SueC

    Milwaukee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is great hidden gem of a seafood restaurant. There are nightly specials and terrific regular features on the menu. Service is second to none.

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  40. TDForever

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for seafood. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. Service was excellent and staff was very friendly. Will definitely recommend and return for a very pleasurable dining experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Oceans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 324-1554.

Oceans is rated 4.7 stars by 1272 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oceans

67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, C101, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Canyon Plaza
  • Neighborhood
    Cathedral City
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Mediterranean, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Large public parking available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (760) 324-1554
  • Private party facilities
    Private dinning room available for parties of 10 to 40.
  • Private party contact
    Bakir Rizvanbegovic: (760) 641-8767
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