The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

4.3
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619 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
What 619 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplive2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went because the musician that was playing is one of my favorites. We sat at the bar. I had coconut shrimp app; delicious. Large Shrimp with lots of coconut but not too much breading. Chilean Sea Bass on a bed of mashed potatoes with a wasabi sauce-amazing. Even the seaweed salad on top was good. My wife had the mussels app. She said they were small and sweet. I don’t eat that stuff but I did dunk some bread in the creamy sauce. It was really good. She had the coconut shrimp as an entry. I live far from this place but would definitely come come. Especially if they have my favorite musician playing.

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vipPaulT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a must when I am visiting the area! The oysters on the half shell are always as fresh as you can get.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 9 March 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you so much!

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Bigbadmamad
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice scenery, good food & friendly service! Of course we were there in the Winter with a Groupon! Well worth it! We left stuffed!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 5 March 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It was our first time at this restaurant and we were overall satisfied. Although service could definitely be much better.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 2 March 2020

We're glad you had a good experience with us - we certainly hope if you return in the future that we can improve even more upon your last visit!

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BobbyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely location especially on a fair weather day. We ordered fish and chips and the Chilean sea bass with an appetizer of lobster wontons and one glass each of house wine. The food value was lacking. Fish and chips meant two smallish pieces of cod atop a huge mound of chips. The sea bass was also a smallish fillet atop a generous mound of mashed potatoes which were sent back to be heated as they were inedibly cold. Total bill with tax was $100. Given the very vibrant food scene in Patchogue I would be more likely to try other area restaurants in the future.

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RichJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We LOVE Oar House. Its our “go to” restaurant. Summer nights outside with a Fig Martini- ahhhhhh- heaven. I wish they’d change the menu up sometimes or have a bigger specials menu, but their lobster wontons, their bread pudding and their martinis and drinks only make their delicious seafood better! It can be loud bc the bar is centered in the middle of the restaurant but if you know that going in, its fine.

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DanielP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Nice place just an off day. Service was not up to their usual high standards

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DomD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience!! Loved it!!

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Responded on 13 February 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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vipEnjoytodine
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent. They had live music and it was perfect. Looking forward to going again.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 3 February 2020

Thank you! We can't wait to have you back!

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vipRJHuss
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Lunch is very reasonably priced too

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ClaireA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my niece out for a birthday lunch. As usual, The Oar doesn’t disappoint. Great meal!

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you so much for celebrating with us!

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vipEric
New York Area
331 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great night out with friends in a very chill environment. The calamari and lobster wontons were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The entree's were just as delicious and we went with the steak and chicken option, which also proves them are in their game, because it's not just great seafood.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 27 January 2020

We're glad you enjoyed! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service fantastic food

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Band was too loud and it was very cold at our table as we were under ventilation. Food was very good.

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viprmpw
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The beet salad and ceasar salad were excellent. The beet salad had a flavorful dressing. It was good enough to be meal. My husband said the oysters were perfect. Clean but still with brine and separated from the shell. He had the catch of the day, blue fin and raved about it. I enjoyed the fish and chips cooked perfectly, flaky fish. The home made cops were so perfectly seasoned and cooked i will likely order them on every visit. Crem brule was ok. Thick but with good flavor. Flourless chocolate cake was ok. Vanilla ice cream was great. The decaf coffee was excellent, full flavored and not bitter. Highly recommend.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you! We're glad you had a fantastic experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very nice establishment, good food, drinks, and overall service. Only negatives which isn’t crazy was the price, More high end. We did have to sit next to a party that got a little loud but that’s not the restaurants fault.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDelightful
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delighful views, much to choose from the menu. Drinks change periodically and they are seasonal. Waitstaff give good service as we never had to ask for more water, bread, condiments etc.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review!

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GRF62
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service wether we were at the bar or at the table. Food was very good and nice drink selection. We will definitely be back.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 6 January 2020

We can't wait to have you back! Thank you!

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Stedyedy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I was looking for good food, bar and live music to dance too. Received all and was pleasantly surprised with all. I thought food was as good as captain Bill's bayshore. Bar drink same, both provide a good drink however the extra benefit at the Oar was the music. . Definitely on my list to return on a monthly basis when I am on LI. Visited on Saturday night and band started early for us older ones. Good mix of people more middle-aged 50's plus. Very good value for your dollar.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
Responded on 27 December 2019

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

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BarryD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Went there on a Saturday night. There was a person singing and the crowd at the bar was so noisy trying to talk over him. The food was very good but the noise was so overwhelming, you can't even have a conversation without yelling. Will not go back there again.

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vipDelightful
New York Area
69 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
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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t4bone
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 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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LouAnn
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 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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OpenTable Diner
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.

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wc44
New York Area
8 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.

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WilliamB
New York Area
4 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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KathleenM
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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tubey10
New York Area
16 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.

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LizS
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!

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cori
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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vipJames
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 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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vipSusanM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

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

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TaylorW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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BethG
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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SusanL
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.

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The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 654-8266.

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

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