South Ocean Grill

4.6
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655 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We aim to serve great food at a great price to great people. Walk-in space is always available, but reservations are recommended. Please call for private party availability.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good despite a limited menu and it was presented beautifully. Very good service as well (didn’t get a refill on my water despite having an empty glass in plain view) but considering the steep prices and very little ambiance, I doubt if it’s worth coming back. If you live in the neighborhood, it may be worth it for a casual place to go for a pricey meal. Was with my boyfriend....we both ordered fish entrees (I had 3 scallops with risotto and he had red snapper) and a flatbread appetizer. He had a drink and I had water. No dessert and with tax and tip, the bill was $125. I gave it 4 stars because the food was tasty and the waiter was nice.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Fresh. Wonderful jalapeño margarita. Very friendly staff. Lighting, high hats, were too bright. Yet, cute candles hanging from ceiling. LOVE the light on the bathroom faucet ( Sorry to spoil the surprise for those of you who have not been there yet) .

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

good food no ambiance. We were in and out in an hour , so if you looking to chill out and and take your time choose-another restaurant. Oh if it's a cold night wear something warm; I find the restaurant very drafty and cold. With that being said still great food!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. I had Crispy Calamari and Almond Crusted Branzino and Creme Brulee Cheesecake!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food excellent location! Will be going back soon.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful dinner experience here! Happy Valentines Day!

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!! Great service! This is one of our favorite restaurant

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food. will definitely be back!!!

CI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, so fresh. Great house wine as well. I been there so many times and not once did I leave there disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants.

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Grill really knocked it out of the park again. Perfectly done herb crusted salmon over a lively pesto couscous . Hubby’s duck over risotto (a special I hope earns a right on the regular menu) he said was spectacular. Only con is that servers never offer a pepper mill - always have to ask- and more variety on the wine list for us regulars- otherwise still our go-to place for a great meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service....food & drinks also amazing!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time- loved it.

MD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant surprise. Cozy place located in what used to be a house about one block from the water. E manager was our server and was on it! Food was fabulous and service was attentive. Definitely will return

EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was good

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food cooked to perfection! The kale salad is the best I’ve ever had and the white bean dip is awesome

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Ocean Grill Is One Of My Most Favorite Restaurants , I Stumbled onto this fabulous find a year ago , I have been back several times, Love the scallops with risotto, oh the key lime pie is Delicious. The Fried Calamari is so tender ,Keep it in mind for Valentines Day you will Love it

LT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would recommend! It’s just so small so we waited awhile for our reservation. Food is delicious though.

MM
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I loved my fish and risotto my wife liked her ribs but the bbq sauce was not to her taste. Overall great meal super service.

BC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The grill continues to be our no-brained, go-to for dinner - especially during the week when pace is slower and room a little quieter- as a regular I keep hoping they change up their wine list and offer more variety but glad they keep my faves on the menu ie rock shrimp, kale salad and any fish or steak dish- always prepared to perfection.

RM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I’d have to say I wouldn’t recommend it after this last experience. Previously I had raced about how great it was. Food was good last night for NYE 2019 but likely won’t do it again next year unfortunately. We have loved this place in the past but it could have been better last night and service was very much sub par. One of the crab cakes actually came out as basically just broken up shredded crab on the plate unable to hold any sort of cake form while the other was overcooked and black on parts of the exterior, drinks were forgotten, champagne that was supposed to come with the meal was never served and dessert options on the NYE menu weren’t even available. A bit of a disappointment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Food was great as always. Service was bad, as always.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious! 2nd time we have ate here. You HAVE to try the Mexican Street Corn. Definitely get the appetizer size. You'll be licking your fingers clean. Yum!! Burger was great & seafood risotto. Can't wait to go back!

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very quaint restaurant. Food was delish as usual. We had the crab cake special it was outstanding. Worth a try.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

birthday dinner
Everything was great as usual!

JS
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Sat at the bar, Fox News was on. Perhaps a sports channel would be a better choice. Politics not a great choice in this divisive time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good. Drinks always good but always a little weak. 🥴

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! We are NEVER disappointed. Staff are warm and friendly! Service is great!

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The place is very good but very small. Every time the door opened we froze since x we were seated near the door.

SM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and food was excellent!

JY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great little place

K
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time my husband and I ate here. Thought Restaurant Week would be a good time to check it out. It’s a cozy and comfortable environment with good food and service. My favorite was the pie shooter for dessert!

TD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, servers were pleasant and service was quick. Priced were fair. I enjoyed the surrounding, very quiet and relaxing. Will return again!

AC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Great food and great service. You must try the Key Lime pie for dessert.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reservation was honored and accommodated when we called ahead to say we would be 20 minutes late. Food took a bit of time , 30 minute wait. 3 had burgers veggie (fair) bacon cheeseburger (excellent) cheeseburger (excellent) , one was surf and turf. Steak was good, crab cake good but shrimp were terrible (tiny and overcooked). The waitress took off money for the poor shrimp. Acoustics are awful and we couldn’t hear one another well but we could easily hear others. Staff was cheerful and welcoming and I would recommend for a lunch but not a
Romantic dinner due to noise level.

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere! Love the quaint interior!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Never disappoints!

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LL
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love South Ocean Grill! Food is consitently delicious and the service is outstanding! Alejandra is an amazing employee! She is always so friendly and courteous!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, will be back.....SOON!

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was OK. The service was very nice. Noisy place with basically no charm, other than the excellent wait staff. Too bad the food didn't match the quality fo the staff that delivered it to the table.