The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

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540 reviews
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Casual waterfront dining right on the docks of the Patchogue River, The Oar serves up fresh and delicious steaks and seafood.  Chefs prepare specialties like coconut shrimp, 36 oz sizzling prime porterhouse, lobster quesadillas and fresh Bluepoint oysters and little clams which are delivered daily.  Two dining rooms are decorated in traditional nautical style.  The front wall in made up of French doors that open onto the water, providing dockside open air seating in warm months and picturesque views of the marina year-round.  The rear dining room is elegant with raise panel mahogany, white table clothes and blue and white nautical stripe wall paper.  We look forward to accommodating your special occasion in the separate catering room.  The restaurant stocks full indoor and outdoor bars so you'll never miss a beautiful night at this fun and entertaining spot.
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B
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only reason noise was a band was playing.

No complaints, the guy they had playing was extremely good. No complaints at all about anything.

Good quick service, great food. Nice ambiance.

highly recommend

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FE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a nice location by the water. It wasn't exactly what I wanted for a cozy quiet date. The bar area was a bit loud, the ambience was to bright and tables too close to have a private conversation. Good place to go with a group or family. If you are looking for date place to woo someone I wouldn't recommend it.

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Or is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, the staff is very friendly, and we love the ambience.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went here for Valentine's day. The staff were very pleasant and friendly and the restaurant was very energetic. The Valentine's menu had a good selection and they had a cute little candy table we're you could take some candy home with you free of charge. We really liked the appetizer and soup and the desserts were amazing. However our dinner the pasta and seafood was on the bland side and the sauce was on the water side however the seafood was cooked very well. My boyfriend got the buffalo ravioli. They tasted okay but we're very flat and barely filled with anything. Because the appetizers and the desserts were so good. We will definitely give this place another try and just hope because of the busy holiday that the food was a little rushed and maybe didn't get the normal attention they give their food normally.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

should have been more too choose from on menu very limited

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a
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed in our night out. The place was congested, the staff over worked. Took forever to get a drink order in, expensive meal for not a great night out.

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SS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a hidden gem - lively , romantically and great food . Steak or seafood , all great . Live music on sat night a bonus !

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good for restaurant week. We ordered a bottle of wine and it came to the table open and poured into 2 glasses. Not a good thing...

It wasn’t horrible, but I don’t think I will miss out on anything if I never went back.

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NG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and genuinely friendly staff. I live in queens but it was worth the drive. Can't wait to go back.

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EH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at the Oar House - perfect martini at the bar with nice live music ... delicious dinner and wonderful service from Stephanie . My Chilean Sea Bass was amazing - we will be back soon 😃

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We tried this during restaurant week and was a disappointing experience
The service slow the food was minimal
And not good
My lobster croquet was all potato no lobster at first I had the swordfish it was so dry I had to send it back
My husband and I had the sea bass and we were both sick the next day

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great service and food.

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LN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their restaurant week menu was one of the best dinners I’ve had at the Oar. We started with an extra course of the seafood bisque which was amazing. The lobster croquet and the center cut filet were flavorful and cooked to perfection. The scallops were amazing as was the swordfish. They ran out of the mousse dessert but were able to make one for me which was worth the entire visit.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always top notch . Staff is always friendly

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DP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My book club met there for restaurant week and it was perfect! It was a cold blustery night but inside was cozy and welcoming. I had the oyster sushi as an appetizer which was light and refreshing avocado, chilled oyster and perfect ahi tuna served on the half shell. Shrimp and rigatoni with spinach in a delicious garlic broth was the entree -perfectly cooked and yummy! Dessert for me was bread pudding and I was glad I had room for it! My friends sampled the scallops, roasted squash salad and the crab cake- plates were cleaned! The swordfish entree also wasbenjoyed. Dessert was a light and fluffy chocolate mousse which they unanimous loved! I would absolutely return and recommend the Oar- I loved it the service was outstanding too! Our waitress was sweet and patient and the support staff terrific as well

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LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Restaurant week. Delish!!!!

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here. We were pleasantly surprised!! The view was outstanding and we must come back during the warmer months! Our waitress, Kim was extremely pleasant and made us feel at home and was able to answer all of our questions about the menu as well about the oars hanging neatly throughout. She was so enthusiastic that it made us fall in love with the place before we ordered. The clam chowder was delicious and had huge pieces of clams in it. The swordfish was delectable! The table next to ours ordered the Porterhouse for two that comes out on a sizzling grill and the smell was intoxicating. We will have to try that next!!

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OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and immediate service. Greeted warmly by hostess, waitress. Selections were awesome. Chai drink aka cocktail was on point. The salads were crisp, served on chilled plates and delectable to my palate. Wait till you see the desert display oh my ! Steak was cooked to order, potato was piping hot, shrimp cocktail delightful A must visit. A+

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and fresh...may have been the best swordfish I have ever had...salad was fresh and tasty..great experience and will definitely be back..live accoustic music was a pleasant surprise on a Saturday night

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine earlier on Saturday's and found the service to be exceptional and friendly. Our food was prepared as we requested and the wine was chilled properly.

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BO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

First time at The Oar and we were really pleased - the food was excellent (although not cheap). Even though we had some people with us who didn't eat fish, everyone was happy with their meal. I had the prime rib and it was awesome! The live music was great - but don't expect quiet conversation since it was pretty loud on our side of the dining room. The service was good - but the wait was very long between courses. I would definitely come again to see if that is better next time. Overall we had a great time and would definitely recommend you try The Oar.

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D
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always think of this place as a go to summer location, however I decided to go there Christmas week and was really happy that the specials and drinks were amazing! Very friendly staff and great service! We will be back! SOON!

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E
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a good night out with friends and we will be coming back in the future.

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal place looks great since renovations friendly staff

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

It was decorated so beautiful and the sun was setting which was a perfect scene...hostess was AMAZING and so accommodating. Other then that I was not happy with the food. I paid a lot for very little and not what I asked for.

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AC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Treated my department to a pre-holiday dinner. The food was exceptional, as was the service and the ambience. I will return with friends as well as a date night with my wife.

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PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner before the Patchogue Theater. Everything put on that table was phenominal. Will be going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, beautiful views and live music was great! We always have a fabulous experience when we dine at The Oar!

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except they ran out of several items such as the chicken dish and the vegetable of the day

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LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was even better! Chilean sea bass was delicious. The rest of the family had filet mignon and the prime rib and they loved it. Even my 5 year old enjoyed this place very much and loved the boat his food come out in! I’m looking forward to coming back especially when the weather warms up!

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NE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with friends and enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and price for Restaurant Week!

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I rarely go to the Oar for dinner because I prefer their lunch menu. However, they are in the process of overhauling their wine and food menus. We chose to eat here because do not offer a prix fixe menu and the options sounded good. My shrimp dish and crab cake appetizer was outstanding and my friend said the swordfish was cooked perfectly.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night. The owner came around to make sure everything was OK! Food was delicious!

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JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to The Oar to celebrate our anniversary during Restaurant Week. The menu was great - something for everyone. The wine specials were a great value. Food was excellent and served in a very attractive way. The waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive. I would definitely go back to The Oar and try some of their regular menu selections.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful we really enjoyed our appetizers, drinks, Dinner was perfectly seasoned just delicious, I’ll definitely visit again. My only problem upon arrival the greeting at the front was cold!!! Not sure what the young lady expected when we walked in!! We definitely felt unwelcome then once seated it was a great experience.

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S
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Had the 29.00 special. Bass with horseradish sauce and rice. Salad and lobster wontons!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First Time, will be back with Friends Service and Food was outstanding

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BF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistent, delicious and served by friendly, very competent staff. We love it here.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would give this place zero stars if I could. Perhaps I wouldn't have noticed their truly hatred sign at the host station if the host was actually there to do her job. The sign read "We are politically incorrect, we say merry Christmas, stand up and salute our flag, and if you have a problem with this then leave." So I left. In the year of 2018, how could you post something so divisive? People have different beliefs and it isn't anyone's place to tell them they aren't welcome for having beliefs different from yours. It's a real shame. Shame on you.

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