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Oceanique

505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
847-864-3435
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Ranked #1 of 230 Restaurants in Evanston
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Price range: $41 - $80
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Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hinman & Chicago
Transit: CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
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English first
Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I really, really, really wanted to be wowed by this place! My honey wanted to go there for his birthday and I had read amazing reviews...until...I walked in the door and this high-end establishment smelled "Fishy"! Not fishy like 'oh, wow I'm having fish tonight'; more like fishy as in bad fish! I even walked out to the car to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food, good service, and some chef surprises. Always a great restaurant choice! We like the new decor which makes the restaurant brighter yet still intimate. The fish was fresh, cooked just right and truly delicious!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Dinner at Oceanique was a spectacular dining experience. Each course was carefully and expertly prepared and served. Each course was delicious. Service was gracious, well-paced. Numerous and wonderful wine choices. We hope to return soon!

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We've been dining here for years and never a down experience has occurred. The wine list offers a full range of picks in nearly every price range, and quality has never been an issue. The new décor is nice, although I had no problems with the previous space, and we always find parking nearby and this time took a nice... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

With a rocky start, (Our table was going to be almost an hour late) The restaurant spoiled us, indulged us, handled an awkward problem impeccably and then provided a very memorable meal. The Chef/owner, the hostess and the Maître all worked magic and showed charm, grace and understanding during our wait. The delicious, non ending hoes d oeuvres, and free-flowing... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was our 2nd dinner at this gem of a restaurant and both were memorable meals. The service is attentive and knowledgable. The food is interesting with stunning presentation and top quality ingredients. We were there early and it was quiet enough to allow easy conversation, but became less subdued about the time we were leaving. The little surprises/sorbet between... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Small, intimate place although my wife didn't think it was well decorated. Very friendly staff. Our waiter was dressed like an attorney or banker. Think they should dress down a little. Food presentation was great. Taste fantastic. Would go back, for special occasion.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Oceanique for Mother's Day dinner. Even though we expected a great dinner, the food and service exceeded our expectations !!!!! We ordered the lobster salad and the Alaskan Halibut, both dishes looked beautiful and tasted wonderfully. We ordered one chocolate dessert to share and were nicely surprised to be treated with another delicious dessert. Bravo to the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Seafood is always my first choice. My friend's suggestion we eat here was wonderfully embraced. We both decided to make it a lobster night. The appetizer and entree were so beautifully prepared and presented! I could barely place my fork in the creations but did eventually, enjoying immensely each morsel. This restaurant clearly caters to special events, family celebrations, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is still amazingly good and now the décor great too. They've updated to open up the bar area, make the dining area more attractive and the chairs more comfortable. From the creative amuse bouche to the always delicious foie gras appetizer through the seafood entrée and award-winning desserts, Chef Mark's food is not to be missed. I may... More

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