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Ocean, Birmingham, AL

Ocean

4.6
4.6
1554 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Ocean has been locally owned and operated by George Reis since 2002 and is located in the historic Five Points district of Birmingham’s Southside. Enjoy a casual night out with friends at the inviting and contemporary patio bar, or venture inside for some of the best seafood in town and an award-winning dining experience.
Ocean offers fresh seafood in an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. The menu features a wide selection of fish and fresh oysters arriving daily. Ocean focuses on sourcing sustainable seafood, local produce, and is proud to support local farms. Pulling flavors and inspiration from around the globe, Ocean is the recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for 2007-2015, the Wine Spectator Award 2004-2015, and is the winner of the Alabama Seafood Cookoff in 2015. Voted Best Chef, Wine List and rated 5 stars by the Birmingham News,
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, International
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 933-0999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    George Reis
  • Catering
    For information about catering options, please contact our event coordinator, Rachel Langdon, at: Rachel@oceanbirmingham.com or call us at: (205)933-0999
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    Highland and 13th Ave
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,554 Reviews
  1. RAYH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took to long to get food after order was placed. server was over worked with excesive tables

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  2. DB0423

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oceans is the best Seafood Resturant in Birmingham Alabama.

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  3. LoisG

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The curtain panels made our dining time intimate and the food was so Amazing!!!!

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  4. BirmDiner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal and dining experience! The whole fish was amazing!

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  5. LoriS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and the food!

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  6. Carol

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at Ocean. Ocean is consistently excellent, the food, the service and ambiance. Lovely birthday celebration- great oysters and the shrimp cocktail was fantastic. My daughter even said the shrimp was the best she’d ever had, just exactly what you would want shrimp to taste like. The Thai bouillabaisse was excellent, as always. Salmon was perfect. I frequently recommend Ocean to friends and newcomers to Birmingham, as it is one of the very best restaurants here. Don’t miss the desserts - cinnamon roll creme brûlée was amazing and the baklava ice cream is a real treat!

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  7. Barbie

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere were wonderful. But the entree for the restaurant week selection was not as good as I have had there in the past. Drinks were great and server was knowledgeable. Overall our go to date night place with a superb dining experience.

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  8. RoxanneB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still my favorite restaurant! I love the grilled Lobster tails and Greek salad the best. Why arnt those lobster tails on the menu?? I have to ask every time. But they are awesome !

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  9. JamesT

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was fantastic. Look forward to dining here again soon.

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  10. RachaelF

    Alabama

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way. The Restaurant Week menu was fabulous and the service always attentive ans informative. The sushi was amazing and the lobster pot pie was different but great. We will be back!

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FAQs

Ocean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 933-0999.

Ocean is rated 4.6 stars by 1554 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ocean

1218 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highland and 13th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, International
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    George Reis
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 933-0999
  • Catering
    For information about catering options, please contact our event coordinator, Rachel Langdon, at: Rachel@oceanbirmingham.com or call us at: (205)933-0999
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