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Oceanique

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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
847-864-3435
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overwhelmingly Good

I wish, so badly, that I remember all the dishes I got to try as part of our Groupon deal here. I remember a lot of lobster, and surprise amuse bouches from the chef. I remember being impressed over and over again as each dish was--somehow, impossibly--better than the previous one. I remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
ajhorse21
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The menu looked absolutely phenomenal so I wanted to try this suburban hot spot. Unfortunately I was left a little disappointed. The food was good and the dishes were beautiful but I couldn't help but think I could be just a few miles south in the city (Chicago) paying the same price for something that would be more satisfying. I've... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The service and attention to detail is very disappointing. The menu is organized to give you the impression this is a 5 star experience but the service is minor league. There are better options in Evanston and the North Shore

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Top Contributor
633 reviews 633 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wish, so badly, that I remember all the dishes I got to try as part of our Groupon deal here. I remember a lot of lobster, and surprise amuse bouches from the chef. I remember being impressed over and over again as each dish was--somehow, impossibly--better than the previous one. I remember ordering a killer chocolatey dessert and even... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a five course dinner on Friday. The side dining room was pleasant, the tables were well spaced. The scallop appetizer was spicy and so excellent. The lobster was good as well. The skate entree again was excellent and the halibut was very good. The dessert tarts were great too, not overly sweet. The wine list was extensive. The... More 

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Evanston, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oceanique has maintained a surprisingly refined cuisine over the past many years. I believed anyone will be surprisingly pleased at the refined menu and the understated elegance. Last time we went, my wife and I, we had a very delightful and intimate dinner. service is impeccable and the restaurant has a great wine selection.

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Evanston, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food, knowledgeable staff, and extensive wine list. One of the best fine dining experiences on the North Shore and comparable to what one finds in the city. Quiet, romantic setting. Expensive and worth it - so for most us, this w/b a 'special occasion' place (though I have noticed an occasional special offered).

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Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was a good restaurant and a fine experience overall. I had the bouillabaisse, which I normally adore and, while good, it wasn't worth the cost ($42 or so). My son had the Rack of Lamb, which he inhaled, so very good. The food is very good, I was more than a bit put off at the end. We waited,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's a white tablecloth restaurant with friendly, unpretentious servers. Yes, they do have red meat, but why would you order it in a place called Oceanique?? We had one of their appetizer specials: oysters on the half shell for only a dollar each, followed by a delicious and complex lobster dish ($46). The desserts and beverages were expensive, in my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for the New Year's Eve Special. I hadn't been here in a few years because it is a litte expensive and was not disappointed. Great food, great service and the wine choices are outstanding. It's truly a special special occasion place. The place is small and tables are close together so it's not privatley romantic

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Highland Park, Illinois
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315 reviews 315 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were a bit reluctant to try Oceanique because we had read mixed reviews and the place isn't cheap. We decided to go for it though when our daughter and her husband were in town and they don't eat meat. So glad we did! The place is great almost every way. We had a five course tasting menu (really six... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
    (Hinman & Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-864-3435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?