Oceana

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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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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Food was ok - big place and was pretty empty so no real ambiance - too pricey for quality - service however was excellent

DD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh seafood, great service. Will definitely be back.

CP
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We chose Oceana for dinner in celebration of our wedding anniversary. We were taking in a show that evening and chose from the theatre menu, which had some very good selections and we also added the wine pairing for each course. For apps we had the fried calamari and the swordfish ceviche, the calamari were crispy in the outside and tender on the inside. The ceviche was delicious with just the right amount of acidity and cilantro. My wife chose the Scottish salmon and I chose the calamari over fresh made spaghetti. Both were delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server and the waitstaff worked in well coordinated synchronization to deliver the courses, change out silverware, etc. Upon discovering it was our anniversary our server, Yamina, she was wonderful, brought us champagne and a special chocolate mousse dessert, aside from our other desserts of sorbets and panna cotta. We left feeling very satisfied and well imbibed ! Thank you to the Oceana team for making our anniversary extra special !

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant in every way!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Biggest problem was the temperature. The place was freezing!!

LG
New England
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Closely sat tables, rushed server, our meals tasted average, sea bass is plated with the whole head and tail which was not explained to us by our rushed waiter. We will certainly give this restaurant another try due to the wonderful manager who prepared us a lovely table side dessert and the friendly hostess.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best midtown lunch place for business or casual dining. Seafood is fresh and good portions. Service is excellent. This is my favorite lunch place.

PG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The waiters and the sommelier were knowledgeable and helpful. I had the melon “pavlova” for dessert. It’s preparation at the table was a spectacular piece of performance art resulting in one of the best desserts I have ever had.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was average at best, will not go back

1
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theatre menu was delicious and reasonable. Had the wine tasting too. Really lovely experience!

J
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly one of New York's great restaurants. Impeccable service, outstanding and creative food , extensive wine list and a perfect location for a pre-theatre meal. Just a wonderful place.

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we were treated like valued guests, despite this being our first visit.
The drinks at the bar were delicious, the menu varied, the help from the sommelier in choosing a wine was politely chosen from our price range, and the dinner was superb.
I will definitely return.

z
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

An extraordinary daily accomplishment - to serve so many people such good food at high but reasonable prices. Service is especially accomplished but discreet.

G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was outstanding. A nice selection for the fixed price lunch

s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks, ambience and service were terrific.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We were sat in the back room which is not as nice as the front dining room

RM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stellar from top to bottom, from the front desk to dessert, as always. Elegant yet comfortable. The food seems to grow better all of the time if that’s even possible. Chef Bill finds new ways to compliment the freshest seafood without drowning it in heavy sauce, delicate seasonings are spot on. Trout appetizer and entree are incredible as is the halibut. Always excellent wine pairing recommendations and fabulous creative and substantial cocktails. Don’t miss the Chocolate Bar dessert with peanut butter, it is extraordinary. One of our favorite places to keep returning to in Manhattan. Don’t miss it.

OT
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

even though the fish is very good and the atmosphere is pretty, it is disappointing compared to the quaint, small, romantic prior Oceana in Midtown area.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre-theater dinner menu is tasty and good value, service and ambiance very pleasant -

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall experience. Service was A-mazing - you felt like the only table in there

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So everyone should come here for the SEAFOOD and guess what, it will not disappoint.
PROS
Great food
Great service

CONS
Not a good date spot as its not too romantic. Clientle appears to be corporate. All blue suits, etc.

CK
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cuisine and impeccable service.
Highly recommend.

RC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food and wine were very good (if a bit pricey). However, the service was surprisingly poor. We ate early on a Thursday night with only a light crowd. The waiter was a bit aloof and disappeared after the dessert. We had a to ask for a second cup of coffee and again for the check. The waiter finally brought the check and returned the credit card slip without a word. There was an abundance of waitstaff, but most of them seemed more interested to talk among themselves than service customers.

PR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistent and terrific

CS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Luis is a wonderful person! We will ask for him to be our waiter next time, which will happen again. All of wait staff were superb! Food was 5 star plus. A great experience for our 45th anniversary!

a
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such an amazing night. Was treated like family when we came in the door and the night just kept getting better. Lisa, the bartender was pleasant and accommodating. Food was awesome and service was top notch. Everything so fresh and exceeded expectations. Loved the night!

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was awesome and service was unmatched. Felt like a king and ate like one too.

CR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to Oceana for a client dinner. Loved the menu options, and the lobster pasta I had was fantastic.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

They got my dessert order wrong and never checked on us. By the time they came back we were nearly late for our show. Since they served me something I was allergic to, I did not eat it however still got charged the full prefix menu cost. I wasn’t looking for a comp, I actually wanted dessert. They just seemed very distracted for a restaurant that was only 50% full.

SR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding prix fixe lunch menu. Delicious and a great value.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oceana does a fantastic job. Every item was perfectly thought through and the fish was (and always is) fresh. Thank you!!!!

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food were great, the only down side was the noise. There happened to be a very loud lady whose was very disturbing., so I regrettable gave a low grade for noise.

UW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place, get a booth and it is also reasonably quiet. Exceptional waitstaff, nice menu, convenient location for midtown meetings and theatre.

u
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Dined here because I had been here a few years ago and enjoyed it. Will not be back. The service is attentive however they could not get our orders right. The food quality is poorer than other restaurants at this price point.

The noise at lunch, even when the restaurant is not full, is so loud you cannot hear your dining companions.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service
Best Oysters around

E
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!!

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicioso todo

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding! I’ve eaten here several times. Food is always excellent. Oceana is not my favorites in NYC and definitely my favorite seafood option in midtown!

LH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and best risotto I’ve ever had!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

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