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.
Excellent experience, great food!
Great as always
Intimate, personable and high quality. Not for every day but worth it for a special dinner,
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!
It was great as usual. Food &service all U could ask for.
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.
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.
We loved it!! Wonderful food and very friendly service. We will definitely go back!
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!
Great menu and very flavorable dishes. One of the best seafood resturants we have tried
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).
My Favorite! Delicious Oysters and my Fave...Frog Legs! Perfect every time !
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!
The best seafood restaurant I have encountered in the Cochella Valley.
Thank you Oceans! Frog Legs!!!! Perfect dinner with great staff and Owner! Never change a thing! My perfect place for Lunch or Dinner!
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.
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.
I’m always pleased with my dinner and keep going back with friends.
This was my second visit to Oceans as it near Palm Springs and not convenient to where I live; however, if you find yourselves in the desert, be sure to put it on your list . The restaurant is located in a non-descript strip mall, but don't be put off by its location. The food is superb and the service is excellent. I brought friends with me and they loved their meals as well. I had pasta with lobster and my friends chose selections from the specials of the day. The restaurant is rather small and cozy and there is outdoor seating. I highly recommend Oceans for your dining pleasure.
always our "go to" date night restaurant. Never a doubt for quality, freshness and value! This is the gem of the desert, and for us we have always had a great time. Owner always takes time to chat, and the staff are superb. do yourselves a favor...if you enjoy seafood, go to OCEANS.
I was so surprised! Got my frogs legs and wasn't expecting them because I waited too late to make request! !! This is definitely my favorite restaurant on the Planet!!!!
Absolutely the best restaurant we’ve been to in months
i felt it a bit pricey for everyday but the food was quite excellent.
Amazing food and great ambiance. Definitely will be back.
A bit heavy on the garlic. One guest couldn’t eat the Blackened Ahi - came out cold, then was tough.
The Barrundi was excellent and the Salmon was very good.
service was excellent!! Good value for seafood and great variety on the menu. Will go again.
Disappointing. Oceans salad was not fresh and gad no greens in it. Prawns were tough and chewy. Not what I was hoping for.
We’ve eaten at this restaurant maybe 10 times best preparation of fish absolutely amazing!
However our last visit was disappointing they do the best muscle appetizer that is usually served hot it was cool not good at all. This being said I highly recommend the restaurant if you order the muscles insist on them being hot they are delicious we loved this restaurant .
The ambiance is a bit lacking... I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner, however if you are looking for good quality food with great taste, Oceans is the place.
Ocean's has become one of our top five restaurants to visit in the Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage area. Their food is always to quality and the service is excellent. We personally enjoy the back room as it seems to be quieter than the front room. We have not tried the patio seating. We would highly recommend this restaurant. And one note: Even though this is a seafood restaurant the rack of lamb is the best in the valley. WOW!!
We ordered the abalone and I'm sure it came from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. We have had the pleasure of eating abalone in many places, especially in California, but this was the worst ever. I did not want vegetables so our waiter offered a little more mashed potatoes. Not only was the abalone battered beyond recognition but the potatoes were scooped out by a giant ice cream type scoop and plopped on the plate, how unappealing this dish looked. I would never recommend this place to my worst enemy. The waiter, to his credit, did tell us the abalone was $50 a plate, what a guy!!
Long time user
Quaint, cozy. Specials board menu did NOT include prices—-customers have to ask the awkward question: “what’s the price of...”
The seafood was excellent. The Chilean sea bass was outstanding as was the Barramundi. The Oceans salad was filled with shrimp and was large enough for two to share. The menu lacks a choice of soups which would be easy to rectify with two clam chowder choices.
The server is surly and has worked there for many years however he needs more coaching in creating a positive and friendly environment. A smile would help!
We love Oceans! We’ve been going for about 15 years and have never had a bad experience.
This little gem is the best...always amazing service and great fish.
Unfortunately this time the owner took walk-ins before honoring reservations.... that was a big disappointment to me
Our meals were delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return on our next trip
What a great Birthday! Loved my frog legs starter! Thank you for your Sweet Birthday Surprise! Everything was delicious as always. The Cheesecake was a perfect ending! Champagne..Frog legs..Oysters..Abalone..pasta and Cheesecake! Perfection ❤️🌹🍾⭐️
We have been dining at Ocean's for over 8 years and it always a wonderful experience. The food is fantastic. The service is 5 star and the ambience is very cozy.
Drinks perfectly mixed and quick! Service and food excellent! So great stopped back for lunch a few days later.