The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

4.4
641 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 641 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, cocktails good. Entrees good but a very high price for a piece of fish Of a pile of mashed potatoes. A very poor presentation. Pricing seems to be an attempt at making up for lose revenue during the pandemic

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EllyM
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I've eaten here before and it's been fabulous! There was something off with the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service is always great and we love sitting outside. Lobster grilled cheese special was delicious!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you so much! We love to hear that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere
Attentive service
Delicious food!

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Blue
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining space with heat lamp . Decent service and quality food .

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review!

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ScottB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, courteous and friendly. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our food. I would highly recommend this place

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you so much! We're so glad you had an incredible time with us!

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cdell
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious. Beautiful and clean, followed all the social distancing guidelines. I can’t wait to go back there.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna tartare is always my go to at the Oar. They never disappoint. Favorite restaurant in Suffolk county!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you so much! We're so thrilled to hear that!

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Cookie614
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been to the OAR many times... . It’s a favorite. Food is consistently good, service always attentive. It’s fish perfection.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you so much!

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JohnS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Loree
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oar has setup a dining experience there, that make you feel very secure and special in these trying times.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 29, 2020

We're so glad you felt safe while dining with us! Thank you!

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JessD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 29, 2020

We're so happy to hear that! Thank you!

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Joanne1974
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca was our waiter. He was amazing!! Can’t wait to go back!!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2020

We love to hear that! We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone visiting this restaurant must try the skillet mussels. Beautiful restaurant on the canal. Great service.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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JamesB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. The food was delicious and our server Jessica was awesome. We will be back!!!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 26, 2020

We love to hear that! We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Had a reservation and got sat right in front of the musician; extremely loud where I couldn’t even hear myself speak non the less my boyfriend. Our waitress came to check on us maybe once, my boyfriend sat the whole dinner with an empty glass. Extremely disappointed as we were unable to enjoy our evening as we could barley speak to eachother.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 22, 2020

Hi, we’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your last experience with us. If you do visit again, please let a manager or your waitress know that you are unhappy with where you are seated and we’d be happy to move you to a different seat so you have a better experience with us!

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vipAndreaO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Dissappointed they no longer have salad or bread with your meal. If we knew we would have ordered an appetizer.
Waiter was hard to catch. Distancing was great as well as the food.

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Luvthebest
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Friday afternoon. Rainy day so things were quiet. Electricity went out in the neighborhood but the kitchen was not affected. Plenty of daylight. Food was especially good. Management gave us free drink. Appraisers were New England Clam Chowder and Baked Clams. All perfectly cooked. Entrees of Chicken Pot Pie (home made), Swordfish and Blackened Sea Bass. Just great.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 22, 2020

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Thank you!

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Nancy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were most accommodating, sat us just inside by the open doors, was too windy outside for us. October fest food was outstanding. Waitress, Denise, was most attentive!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 19, 2020

We're so thrilled you had a great time with us! Thank you!

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vipMima
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A win win win. Food great. Service great. Ambiance extraordinary.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you so much! We're glad you had a fantastic time with us!

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viptemado
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the distancing partitions on their deck! Atmosphere is very nice indoors and outdoors-its on the docks. Spinach salad was delicious, as well as the baked clams. Steak tidbits which was on the menu as an entree for $18 (lunch) served solo-no side. Just ok, would not order again. My husband said the Sauerbraten was tender and gravy as it should be. Served with potato pancakes and cabbage. Molten cake was great. Our waitress was friendly and efficient.

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viplive2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went because the musician that was playing is one of my favorites. We sat at the bar. I had coconut shrimp app; delicious. Large Shrimp with lots of coconut but not too much breading. Chilean Sea Bass on a bed of mashed potatoes with a wasabi sauce-amazing. Even the seaweed salad on top was good. My wife had the mussels app. She said they were small and sweet. I don’t eat that stuff but I did dunk some bread in the creamy sauce. It was really good. She had the coconut shrimp as an entry. I live far from this place but would definitely come come. Especially if they have my favorite musician playing.

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vipPaulT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must when I am visiting the area! The oysters on the half shell are always as fresh as you can get.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you so much!

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Bigbadmamad
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice scenery, good food & friendly service! Of course we were there in the Winter with a Groupon! Well worth it! We left stuffed!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on March 5, 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was our first time at this restaurant and we were overall satisfied. Although service could definitely be much better.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on March 2, 2020

We're glad you had a good experience with us - we certainly hope if you return in the future that we can improve even more upon your last visit!

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BobbyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely location especially on a fair weather day. We ordered fish and chips and the Chilean sea bass with an appetizer of lobster wontons and one glass each of house wine. The food value was lacking. Fish and chips meant two smallish pieces of cod atop a huge mound of chips. The sea bass was also a smallish fillet atop a generous mound of mashed potatoes which were sent back to be heated as they were inedibly cold. Total bill with tax was $100. Given the very vibrant food scene in Patchogue I would be more likely to try other area restaurants in the future.

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RichJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We LOVE Oar House. Its our “go to” restaurant. Summer nights outside with a Fig Martini- ahhhhhh- heaven. I wish they’d change the menu up sometimes or have a bigger specials menu, but their lobster wontons, their bread pudding and their martinis and drinks only make their delicious seafood better! It can be loud bc the bar is centered in the middle of the restaurant but if you know that going in, its fine.

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DanielP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice place just an off day. Service was not up to their usual high standards

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DomD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!! Loved it!!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on February 13, 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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vipEnjoytodine
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent. They had live music and it was perfect. Looking forward to going again.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back!

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vipRJHuss
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Lunch is very reasonably priced too

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ClaireA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece out for a birthday lunch. As usual, The Oar doesn’t disappoint. Great meal!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!

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vipEric
New York Area
351 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great night out with friends in a very chill environment. The calamari and lobster wontons were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The entree's were just as delicious and we went with the steak and chicken option, which also proves them are in their game, because it's not just great seafood.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on January 27, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service fantastic food

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Band was too loud and it was very cold at our table as we were under ventilation. Food was very good.

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viprmpw
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beet salad and ceasar salad were excellent. The beet salad had a flavorful dressing. It was good enough to be meal. My husband said the oysters were perfect. Clean but still with brine and separated from the shell. He had the catch of the day, blue fin and raved about it. I enjoyed the fish and chips cooked perfectly, flaky fish. The home made cops were so perfectly seasoned and cooked i will likely order them on every visit. Crem brule was ok. Thick but with good flavor. Flourless chocolate cake was ok. Vanilla ice cream was great. The decaf coffee was excellent, full flavored and not bitter. Highly recommend.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you! We're glad you had a fantastic experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice establishment, good food, drinks, and overall service. Only negatives which isn’t crazy was the price, More high end. We did have to sit next to a party that got a little loud but that’s not the restaurants fault.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDelightful
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighful views, much to choose from the menu. Drinks change periodically and they are seasonal. Waitstaff give good service as we never had to ask for more water, bread, condiments etc.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review!

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FAQs

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 654-8266.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.