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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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Sunday
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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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Top Notch Restaurant

This restaurant has an updated sophisticated interior and the food possibly is the best in Evanston. Obviously strong in seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jim B
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Evanston, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has an updated sophisticated interior and the food possibly is the best in Evanston. Obviously strong in seafood.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We tried Oceanique for a second time wanting to like it more than the first. Unfortunately our first impression of way overpriced for the quality and quantity was reinforced. We expressed to the waiter our disappointment in one of the first courses. The lobster salad had 3 miniscule, and I mean we had to hunt for them, pieces of lobster... More 

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Best way to describe this experience is that what goes on in your mouth is orgasmic - an explosion of flavor infused with visually pleasing colors and scents. The scallops are beyond compare. The skate is very interesting indeed. Quite pricey but oh so worth it!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is our favorite Evanston go-to place for a nice seafood meal. The seafood is reliably good, and the atmosphere is calm, unrushed, and elegant without feeling pretentious.

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've rated this average based on other experiences with high priced (> 200 per couple) dinners. When you spend that much money (we had a Groupon but the bill would have been $300+) you expect an experience that has a wow factor. One of the aspects of service, food, decor, or presentation should be outstanding. None of this restaurants attributes... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife, our friend and I went to Oceanique on a Tuesday evening in June. The overall experience was superior in every way. The service was friendly, prompt, not obtrusive (they never once asked us if "Everything was okay?") and supremely correct. I had the bouillabaisse, the others had the roasted halibut as entrees. Although there was no house salad... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Tried the five course dinner and really liked it. Great tasting food and excellent service. The decor is a little dated but that could be part of the character.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Konya, Turkey
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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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Additional Information about Oceanique

Address: 505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
Phone Number: 847-864-3435
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
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
Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
Cuisine: French, Seafood

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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