The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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.
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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KR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warmly welcomed by the hostesses, immediately greeted by busgal and waitress. Bread, drinks and appetizer order taken swiftly. Holiday drink list is a good variety. Coffee is piping hot with fresh cream. Burgers, steak and soups are brought out to perfect temperature. Desserts were phenomenal. Would visit again.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back again in the future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with a very nice atmosphere
Wait staff on their A game

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 18 November 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, food good, restaurant week value good

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 14 November 2019

Thank you so much!

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious!! Great service!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thank you so much! We love to hear that!

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Oar House has been given a face lift and it is quite beautiful. I was there on a Friday evening and all of the rooms were lit and decorated beautifully. There was vocal music which added to the ambiance. The menu has been changed for the better also. I had a delicious salad and our waiter was beyond helpful and courteous. I will be back again soon.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 28 October 2019

We're so glad you had a great time with us! We'll see you back again soon!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a Book Club lunch. Food, service and most important ambience were outstanding!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 14 October 2019

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. The atmosphere was very nice and the food was delicious. They do need new menus however. The ones we had were so faded we could hardly read them. Also wish they would add more seafood options.

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Food, service all great. The place was dirty. Food on the floor all around us. Flies all around. Clean the place and the rating will improve. Im not writing this to hurt the place. Im a 20 year restauranteur with both fine and casual dining management experience. The management needs to know these things.

WB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. Been there many times

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you! We love to hear that!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hostess and our waitress were extremely helpful friendly attentive and professional. Food is always tasty and the band was fantastic....what a fun night!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 26 September 2019

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

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t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere this night was fantastic. It was a beautiful night , we sat outside the band began around 7pm . great music , good food and a wonderful waitress. She had a smile all night. It was as if she didn't want to be any where else. She was accommodating , personable , and had a great raspy voice that my fellow patrons didn't let her forget. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

LS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The seasoned olive oil was very watery and bland.
The clams on the half shell were fine, but should have come with more than one small piece of lemon. The Chilean sea bass ordered was only seared on the top, rest had no flavor; the paella was served in a deep bowl so it was more like a soup..definitely the wrong plating; the seared tuna was good but way too much rice and hardly any wasabi. Overall, very disappointing and I would not recommend going there!

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

i enjoyed our dining experience at The Oar. loved the bright indoor dining area and when bifold doors were opened it was even nicer. The lobster sliders were excellent and we received complimentary salads which was a very nice touch. Only thing i was disappointed in was my duck entree. The maple glaze was delish but i felt the duck was overcooked and dry. The veggies and potatoes that accompanied the duck were excellent though. Overall a very nice dining experience and I would come back and try some of the other entrees. The other guests in my party were happy with their choices.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 19 September 2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you'll come back again in the future so we can improve upon your last visit even more! Thank you!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bring back Sunday brunch. disappointed to find that it was no longer offered

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great! Party of 5 all enjoyed everything.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 16 September 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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SM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Lobster tail fair waitress as great drink made by bartender not so good

TW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service a little slow, but overall a good place to eat

BG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was excellent. They sent me a gift certificate for my parent’s 45th anniversary and they loved it. Great overall staff, food and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 10 June 2019

Thank you, Beth! We're looking forward to your next visit!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We had returned an undercooked steak that was just full of fat. They cooked it properly but it was too fatty to eat, so they took it off our bill. It was a bad piece of meat.

LA
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I recently were here to eat dinner before the kids dance recital at the Patchogue Theater. Great Ambiance, Food and Service. Thank you

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you so much! We're glad you had a great time!

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BA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This restaurant is on the water but not much of a view due to all the boats. We ate outside under an umbrella. The staff was very pleasant. My friend ordered a turkey club with fries and I had the fish and chips. Both meals were ok. For dessert I had tarfuto and my friend had the carrot cake which she liked. The tarfuto was delicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food good time

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 23 May 2019

We love to hear that!

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal as usual.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 20 May 2019

Thank you so much, Danielle!

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RV
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent and we were seated very close to the time we had a reservation for that’s always appreciated. I was not happy with the table location and lot of people walking by seemed a little busy to me for location for a table .Our table was on the other side of the wall to the entranceway and it just didn’t feel right the table next to us three different couples had refused to sit there because it was also in a little poor location those two tables should be eliminated or wall for privacy should be put up something needs to be done

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good and the waitress was very attentive. A 6:45 Reservation is just that. Seated at 7:20 not cool. In the future if it's a split decision on where to dine, this will be the deal breaker.

CF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Nice and comfortable environment.

R
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

We had a reservation for 5. And unfortunately my grandmother couldn’t make it. So I said we dropped down to 4, when I said that the woman behind the podium was extremely rude about it. Saying that now she needs to accommodate her restaurant the right way considering we booked for 5. The hoity toity attitude and that stick up her butt need to chill. You don’t have to be rude about it. Needless to say it went downhill after that. We waited 15-20 mins before being acknowledged. We were shoved in a corner in the cross way of the kitchen and staff. The food was half par. I was expecting so much more from all the reviews I read.

So needless to say. Will not be going back. Which is a shame considering it’s local.

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the restaurant is beautiful, the food delicious, the service grand!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 16 May 2019

Thank you so much! We love to hear that!

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K
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time as always . They even accommodated extra people in our party that showed up . Staff was great food awesome love the place !

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 6 May 2019

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

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch to celebrate our anniversary.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 2 May 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and professional service. Food was hot and delicious.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 25 April 2019

We love to hear that, Theresa. Thank you!

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great band

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, food is amazing and the service is great. the only think that is not so good is the drinks. either too much alcohol or no alcohol. other than that best place i ever been in a long time.

KR
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While we were seated, greeted, etc. The waitress took exceptional care of us even though we had to leave quickly. We had a family medical emergency. I do wish my drinks were comped bc we left suddenly.. and paid to wrap our dinner

ST
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful setting; wonderful menu selections prepared to perfection and well presented. The room was lively - a little noisy to my taste but not enough so that I would not return. Definitely
not a good choice for those with hearing aids.

TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant on Long Island

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 22 April 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you for the kind words!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Took our time, never felt rushed. Delicious, fresh fish.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 15 April 2019

We love to hear that - thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect birthday lunch

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 15 April 2019

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us!

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Oar is a great place to go for excellent food, service, and ambiance. We’ve been there about 10’times now.
This time we had the Oar Burgers which were delicious without ketchup. We asked for well done regular French fries and well done sweet potato French fries. Both came out well done and hot. The regular French fries were better because they were a little thicker, best regular fries I’ve ever had.
In the past we’ve had steaks and seafood, both were great although I recall one time the fried calamari was ok but not great.
Overall, you cannot go wrong eating and/or having drinks at this great place!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 11 April 2019

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

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was very good, Open Tables menu was different from menu at The Oar, and prices were considerably higher on the house menu. Service was excellent. Always enjoy the ambiance, can't wait till the weather gets nicer to sit outside. Was a little noisy around the bar, but that's to be expected on a rainy Friday night.