Oceans

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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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RG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, great food!

HC
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

T
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
110 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

T
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
185 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

GB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

k
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

T
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!!

B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant we’ve been to in months

BL
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

i felt it a bit pricey for everyday but the food was quite excellent.

SB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great ambiance. Definitely will be back.

EB
Palm Springs
84 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

service was excellent!! Good value for seafood and great variety on the menu. Will go again.

G
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing. Oceans salad was not fresh and gad no greens in it. Prawns were tough and chewy. Not what I was hoping for.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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 .

L
Milwaukee
52 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!

BW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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!!
Burt Walker
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CG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quaint, cozy. Specials board menu did NOT include prices—-customers have to ask the awkward question: “what’s the price of...”

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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!

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Oceans! We’ve been going for about 15 years and have never had a bad experience.

L
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

P
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely return on our next trip

T
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 ❤️🌹🍾⭐️

RW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

k
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks perfectly mixed and quick! Service and food excellent! So great stopped back for lunch a few days later.

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