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.

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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C
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable NY seafood restaurant for decades now. Excellent food and service. Nicely spaced tables and classy decor make this one of NYs best restaurants

RD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Did Valentine's dinner . Service was light but OK. Appetizer were great, oysters, jumbo shrimp, and the raw trio was perfect. Both of our fish dishes was cooked to perfection. Dessert also was good, but since it was Valentine's day, they should of had chocolate covered strawberries, at least a red carnation on the table plus some sort of heart cookie at end to celebrate the day.
Just another day in the big city . The atmosphere did match the event.

D
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal at a great place. I started with the Radio City Plateau and my wife had the shrimp bisque. Both excellent. I had the grilled mahi mahi and my wife had the halibut. Perfectly prepared. Ryan made us feel special by stopping by and sharing experiences. I highly recommend for seafood, service, wine and ambiance.

PE
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

They slipped on the service last nite but did everything right to make up for it. Paul Mcloughlin and his team really know how to run a restaurant. And they outdid themselves. Dont bother with snooty le Bernadine. Try Oceana instead. You'll be glad you did.

U
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for Valentine’s Day celebration both times. Really enjoy the food and services.

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Seated on time, nice table in the back where it is a little more quiet. Attentive service. Decent salad and oysters to start. Halibut was very good but not great... perhaps a bit overcooked. But overall a good night out.

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful choice for date night. Impeccable food, service and ambiance. Also a good wine list.

PM
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gotta be the lunch deal of midtown....they offer a Soup/Sandwich Deal @19.00 that was delicious and a bargain, served at the bar or front cafe area only. Potato Leek soup and pastrami spiced smoked salmon Sammy! Delicious!

RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always. My number one choice for pre-theatre.

DK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambience. We had a great table and great service and food wonderful evening!

R
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Somewhat disappointed with the calamari.

RE
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place for business meals. Good service and centrally located

F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant, exquisite, excellent, and extraordinary are just a few adjectives to describe the quality of the food, the service, and the ambiance.

RK
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Upon arrival, the bar was lively and the main restaurant was on the quieter side. Within a half-hour though the whole place was quite full. Our meals and the service were both excellent. The pre-theater menu is an excellent value. As I was starting with the mixed greens, our waiter asked if I might want the spinach that comes with the fish cooked rather than having a second salad. It was perfect. Each course was well-timed. And Oceana is ever-so-close to Radio City Music Hall where we had tickets for the evening. We'll be back!

LN
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food were outstanding. The wine list was amazing and we choose a Grillio from Sicily. My wife and I shared oysters and my meal was was bay scallops crude, my entree was roasted monkfish and we shared dessert. My wife ordered shrimp bisque and Scottish salmon as her entree. All in all we had a wonderful meal.

BG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Lets see . . . the waiter forgot to include the creamed spinach ordered in our order; then brought it 2/3 of the way through the meal after a reminder. And still charged for it. Then, ordered Tokaji, a desert wine, at the end of the meal. The wine is supposed to be served cold. Since the sommelier was opening a new bottle, I asked if it was cold. He said yes and that it had just been removed from the beer refrigerator . . . since the wine was warm, not even slightly chilled, he was not telling the truth. Would not go back.

WT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oceana combines the best you could ask for- great food, great team, and great space. Always a great experience when dining there. Terrific mid-town location makes it easy spot to entertain.

PL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Selected the pre-theater menu plus wine pairing. Perfect for us.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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d
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent! Table-side preparation and de-boning of the dover sole was a work of art. Our waiter was totally on top of it -- friendly, professional, knew the menu and could offer sound recommendations, always attentive, quick to respond, and made us feel appreciated.
Food tastes were 4-star, not quite 5. My wife had steamed lobster and I had the dover sole. For a restaurant with the superior reputation (and expense $$$$) of Oceana, we were expecting just a bit better. I guess we're spoiled by the Philadelphia restaurant scene.
We'd give Oceana another try next time we're in NYC.

BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the staff was very engaging and responsive. The food was excellent and prepared perfectly as well as presented pleasingly. We would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for an excellent meal which is close to the theater district.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Should have had the seafood and not the steak, what was I thinking? Wine list was extensive with a broad assortment of wines from around the world. Espresso was a disappointment had the body and taste of percolated coffee. The staff however were pleasant and attentive, especially the host.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

My customer told me that the hostess, and I use that term lightly, was rude to him upon his arrival. She was also less than charming when we asked her to be seated. Our server assured me that the anchovies on my entree would be removed..... they were not & @ $45 per entree I expect more.
Oceana supposedly one of the top seafood restaurants in the city...... I’m a huge pass. I expect more from a quality establishment. My experience was sub par.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

This restaurant is extremely overpriced. I guess they depend on the expense account crowd. Service was fine but food was mediocre and relatively small portions. Will never return.

CS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prompt and attentive service! Our meals were all excellent.

DX
London
62 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Corina is the best!

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, and now they have added some vegan friendly choices in addition to the always great seafood options

LT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a 40th birthday party that evening, and they sat our group at a nice table in a space separate from the other diners (yet we could still look out into the dining area). When I made the reservation I did not know this space existed and I thought it was a very nice touch! Oysters were fabulous, as were Brussels sprouts and the lobster was very juicy. Nice cocktails also. Overall phenomenal experience and I would go back. I’m very happy we celebrated there.

H
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place! Best oysters ever! We had the monkfish and it was incredible. Huge wine list too. Service is the best- they ask you at the door if you are seeing show so they make sure to get you out on time! We’ll be back! (Also great location in radio city area)

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal

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DW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful pre-theatre dinner inspired by the Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen. I chose the Evan’s Cast Iron Calamari, which was a very generous portion and my husband had the Autumn Smile Apple Orchard Salad. For entrees we had Fish Out Of Water, which on Friday was cobia over broccoli rabe and Hanger Steak frites, which came with a delicious side sauce. For dessert, H-EVAN-Ly Banana Cream Pie (banana toffee, olive oil cake, vanilla pastry cream, banana gelato, milk espuma, pie shell) and S’mores Parfait (chocolate custard, toasted marshmallow gelato, spiced chocolate graham cracker, burnt marshmallow espuma). Overall a satisfying, delicious meal with wonderful, courteous service. D

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have returned! Another great meal with excellent service.

DA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service were very good quality. Just a little bit high price for the menu, but very good experience overall. Lobster was excellent and the swordfish appetizer was amazing.

NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Usually enjoy this place even though I find it pricey. But everything seemed off this uncrowded Friday night, especially the food - I felt distinctly unwell that night and my companion was very disappointed in $44 salmon main dish. Not in a rush to go back.

MT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely theatre menu.
Good food and great service.
Was quiet to have conversation.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday before going to the theatre. Everything was exceptional

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The Waiter was in a bad mood and all the service was careless and ill mannered. It is the 3rd year in a row that we go but this time was the last one.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Booth seating between the bar and kitchen met neither the moment nor the price tag. Not the pre-theater experience I had hoped to provide my guests.

SP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was outstanding. We also like Bourbon and they had a really nice selection of fine Bourbons. I would highly recommend Oceana. Their prices were also very good considering the quality of the food. A new favorite of ours! The service was also wonderful!