Oceans

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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M
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We found this restaurant while visiting Palm Springs and would look forward to going back again. Very cozy, impressive selection of dishes and very attentive service. This place is a winner!

SD
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was outstanding. I brought relatives from the west coast of Canada who always rave that their seafood restaurants are the best. Well, now they are raving about Oceans!! Best Boullibase they ever had. The staff was amazing, assisting my elderly family members with seating, helping with jackets and offering assistance to the car. Will continue to be my favorite!!

YH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated in the back room for the ( of us. The lighting lacked atmosphere could be better. Overall a very nice experience.

FR
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Waiter had good sense of humor and good service. Food is always good

MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good fish entrees + really good service = A wonderful restaurant experience.

o
San Diego
350 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant with consistently delicious seafood and daily specials

JC
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Osso Bucco was delicious! I am working my way through the entire Feast of Choices! Best Restaurant in the Desert!

GB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, music was lightly playing, so we were able to talk, & the service was wonderful.

MS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for delicious sea food and excellent service. Strongly recommended.

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good to see the Excellent Staff and gracious Owner! Food was amazing as always. So Fresh and perfectly prepared! Thank You Oceans💋❤️🌹

s
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small quaint place with nice outdoor seating...great selection of seafood...will come back the next time we visit the area.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value, and excellent service

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet and attractive seafood restaurant. Delicious dinner entrees, fairly priced. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive. A hidden gem!

PG
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, fresh seafood and excellent service. The lemoncello dessert topped off a meal we will surely come back for.

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This Jewel is amazing. I could dine here once a day. The food..the staff..it’s al perfect🦞❤️💋🌹

CM
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, service too.

S
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant in the valley. Small and Charming and the service is amazing.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a meal of wonderful food, for a very reasonable price, especially for the quality and in a very intimate setting - right next to a lovely tropical fish tank.

KD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't wait to get back to Oceans after being away from the Desert for several years. Always great.

RG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cozy restaurant perfect for a date or romantic dinner. Food was excellent.The only reason I did not give a 5 star review is that the only side available was mashed potatoes. I don't really like them a d they were very dry,lumpy and plain. How hard is it to offer baked or rice? We did find the place pricey but will continue to visit for lunch which offers a more reasonable price.

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad Oceans Vaycay is over! SOOOOO MISSED THE DELICIOUS FOOD AND AMAZING STAFF!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food!

HC
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate, personable and high quality. Not for every day but worth it for a special dinner,

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy we came last night! Will miss you! Have a great vacation and see you in September ! Everything was delicious as always. My son loves coming to Oceans! Congratulations on another amazing Season of Delicious food and Service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great as usual. Food &service all U could ask for.

DJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You'll need to be looking for this place, otherwise you likely won't find it. This is like eating at your uncle's house, the one who owns a seafood restaurant. You'll feel like you're in a friend's kitchen. Low key, no background music, no wi-fi (who does that?). The view is non-existent, but the food is prepared with great care and it is immediately apparent. If you prefer high-end wine, take your own, selection is limited but adequate. California law allows you to bring any California wine to any establishment with a liquor license, they'll charge you a corkage fee, but if you're reading this, you already knew that.
Not a place for parties of more than 8, although they could probably accommodate it. Family-owned/operated, highly recommend.

PS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming and delightful small family owned restaurant with that neighborly vibe serving excellent fish dishes and always a healthy option of nightly specials. I have never been disappointed on any of my meal choices. Last night was no exception with the Penne with lobster served with a spicy Arrabbiata sauce. Optional Alfredo sauce or oil and garlic can be selected. Staff are very friendly and attentive and the owner/chef will greet every table throughout the evening. He will even clear your finished plate or top up your wine should he arrive at that necessary moment of need. Highly recommend the soft shell crab when in season and the catfish is always excellent.

LA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!! Wonderful food and very friendly service. We will definitely go back!

MS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant serving my favorite hard-to-get abalone. Absolutely delicious and they also serve the best escargot ever!!! Never miss a chance to eat here. Owner and staff are so personal and professional. Make a reservation and ask to sit by the fish tank and you will forget that you’re in the desert!

LJ
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and very flavorable dishes. One of the best seafood resturants we have tried

G
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a matter of fact, not only would I recommend this restaurant, I am bringing our community Dining Club next month (assuming they can accommodate us).

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favorite! Delicious Oysters and my Fave...Frog Legs! Perfect every time !

T
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were several large parties of people that increased the noise level considerably. That said, all inside tables were filled, showing the popularity of Oceans. I had shrimp and scallops scampi which tasted fresh and delicious. My son had surf and turf and ate every bite. We’ll be back!

B
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best seafood restaurant I have encountered in the Cochella Valley.

T
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thank you Oceans! Frog Legs!!!! Perfect dinner with great staff and Owner! Never change a thing! My perfect place for Lunch or Dinner!

R
Palm Springs
186 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was the worst fish I have had in my whole life and that’s a long time. I got the Seabass it was so expensive and it was deep fry with the batter! Who would do that to see bass? Never ever again and I live in the desert 15 years.

CS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Had 6 drunk obnoxious Italians that ruined our dinner that came in and thought they owned the place. I would have thrown them out and refused them service. Very disheartening.

FM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m always pleased with my dinner and keep going back with friends.