Oceana

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5368 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. Recently hired Chef Bill Telepan has instituted an entirely new menu with a twist on modern seafood classics!

Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Oceana delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu.
Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. Spring and Summer bring a 50 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

cauliflower steak entree was good but they should have been much more generous w portion at $29!

nice touch to start w complimentary butternut squash shot of soup

could be great or not so great depending on entree chosen...

waiter could have been more enthusiastic and complete when describing entrees - ive had sea bass w head and tail on before but not served in the round! hard to manage!

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Oysters where so succulent and along with the halibut and scallop ceviche what a start. The drinks are awesome and well made. Overall a great place for a special evening with friends and family.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!! Would totally come back again!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive but good

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My family of 4 was in NYC to participate in the Macy’s Parade and to enjoy the holiday in the City. We made 6:15 pm reservations to attend an 8:00 performance of Hamilton on Broadway, and made that clear on the Open Table reservation, as well as with the hostess and our waitstaff. WE WERE NEVER SERVED OUR MEAL. The restaurant was probably 75% capacity with many empty tables, and there were no guests waiting for tables...we ordered promptly, eventually were served our salads and our oyster appetizers, but at 7:30, we still did not have our main course (the server was not sure if the food had been started yet!). After speaking with the manager, we left for the show without dinner! The manager simply said they had unanticipated volume and were running way behind (again, the restaurant was maybe 75% full with no wait for a table on a Friday night, so it is unclear why they were not prepared?). After traveling all over the world and eating at countless nice places (including this restaurant years ago), I’ve never not been served dinner. Unbelievable.

S
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We had a wonderful pre theater dinner with an excellent waiter named Pilo (unsure of the spelling)

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest oysters ever! Sommelier was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiente tranquilo y con un servicio super atento. Recomendable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Seated 45 minutes beyond Thanksgiving reservation (4 adults 2 children).

Servers forgot drinks, placed food at wrong location and poured wrong drinks into glasses.

Food presentation was beautiful, but was not eaten by most. Either not seasoned or simply inedible. It was odd to have only 2 of 6 desserts eaten because the flavor was awful. The s’mores and gelato were the only wins. The wind and coffee were the best part of the meal. The experience was an absolute disappointment.

$800 was a bit much for the meal.
Fixed price adult $88 and child $50.
Extras were Adult drinks for 3, coffee, dozen oyster and side shrimp fried rice made with wild rice-awful).

I would never return nor refer friends/family to this establishment.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent staff and food!

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend, but not enthusiastically. We waited 40 minutes for our reserved table. I

liked my meal, but tasted my daughter's turkey and stuffing, which were just OK. The wine was excellent and at $55 for a sparkling white (Nino Franco) was reasonable, and my manhattan was very good as well, although rather medium in size, but $23 is way over the top for a single drink. I also couldn't taste the tuna tartar in my appetizer. The halibut was very good. My dessert was excellent.

All of this being said, it was a Thanksgiving dinner, and the place was packed. I was happy to get the reservation for 5 of us.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This might be a great sea food restaurant. The oysters and tuna tartar we had were excellent. The Thanksgiving dinner was not good. The turkey and dressing were bland, the Brussels sprouts were mushy - just not good at all.

BB
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food and venue were excellent. Being Thanksgiving Day, the staff were great. We sat at the bar till our reservation and guest arrived. The restaurant was packed, yet the food was delicious. It was a limited set menu that everyone had a favorite choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Kudos to the management for excellent wait & kitchen staff.

C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Disappointed in this place for Thanksgiving Dinner. We were visiting from out of town and made reservations. We showed up for our reservation only to be told all tables were full and there was no idea when we would be seated. We had a show to get to and were in a time limit. They had began to set tables in the lounge/bar area. Those tables were nice, however very irritating to be from out of town and make reservation to only have that reservation not accommodated. We would have chosen a different restaurant for dinner knowing walks in were getting tables before reservations.

AT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like this spot they were very helpful and the food was good. I'm a quadriplegic and I was out alone and my host was very helpful, he cut up my food just good enough for me to get it went out his way to make my dinner and success

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, even with a holiday menu. Can't wait to go back for the regular menu.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner here was delicious! My husband had traditional turkey with the classic trimmings of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts etc. Mean while I had halibut. Desserts and the appetizers were fantastic!

w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Incredibly overbooked for Thanksgiving Day. We waited for 30 minutes pst our reservation and then we suggested that we eat at the bar. Which was fine. Great service spectacular food. Table turn around was awful. The host station folk were patient and helpful, but of course could not pry slow eaters or longer getting patrons out of their seats. Will certainly be back. Probably not on a holiday.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We loved the food here (and drinks we ordered at the bar.) Servers, wait staff were amazing too but .... We made a reservation weeks in advance for Thanksgiving dinner here for two. And even if we had our reservation we had to wait for a table for more than an hour. We also had an event scheduled after the dinner and we couldn’t be late for that show.... so we had to rush to eat our food.... we were worried that we would not make it on time and we didn’t really order what we wanted but what we though would come the soonest from the kitchen. And we wanted to stay longer and enjoy this place and it’s kitchen but we couldn’t since there was no extra time for it. This part was very very disappointing

KK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The PreFixe Thanksgiving menu had a nice selection and the food was fantastic. The waiter made me feel very unwelcome and never returned to my table to see if I wanted coffee when the dessert was served. As this is my favorite part of dining out, I was enormously disappointed after having a nice cocktail and meal.

PE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, prices were appropriate for dish creativity and taste. Great staff!

P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceana did a very nice job for Thanksgiving dinner, food was good and service was great.

JU
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!! It was a delicious dinner!!

LH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Oceana. We ha had a wonderful experience on every level. The service was first class. The food was spectacular. The ambiance amazing. This was also our first date. I could not have made a better choice. Bravo Oceana!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was was good, but very overpriced.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A girlfriend weekend get away to NYC

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, a very solid 4+/5. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere. A cut-above in food presentation and taste. No complaints.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very solid business meal, as always.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service, nice atmosphere, and very convenient location for the midtown business crowd. A little pricey, even by business standards. The raw seafood tower was delicious, but the tears of pricing are bank busting

f
Detroit
184 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs Raw tasting, especially the yellowtail and uni were terrific. Add the house made focaccia and a glass of wine and you have a perfect lunch.

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for yet another superb meal and making my husband's birthday week that much more special!

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prizes fixe for pre theater

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service rocky table

S
Pittsburgh
56 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu and good service.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I have eaten at Oceana many times, and I must say my experience Saturday night was an over a disappointment. Our waitress was slow and non-reactive. the food was cold when it arrived and just the lack of attention to us as dinners was so deflating. I will NOT be back for a really long time, as I've seen many of their reviews reflecting the same issues I had Saturday.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very high prices and the food is not nearly worth it.

JW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They tried to give us a noisy booth by the kitchen, but other than that it was fine when hot a good table.

v
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very elegant restaurant. Expensive, with quality ingredients being used, sa well written menu, but for the price, the cooked food should have been better ( both fish dish ordered were slightly overcooked.)
Service is a little too perfuntory for this level of dinning.