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Oceanique

505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
847-864-3435
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Ranked #1 of 228 restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $41 - $80
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
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We bought this dinner at a charity auction and it was money well spent. Oceanique specializes in fish, and they know how to make it flavorful and beautiful to the eye. This is a very pricey restaurant but a splurge for a special occasion wouldn't be a disappointment.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We are actually from Louisville, Kentucky, but make a point of eating at Oceanique whenever we're in Evanston. (our daughter is a recent NW grad). We were attending a NYE concert in Evanston and know that we had to try Oceanique's 5 course New Year's Eve dinner. It was the perfect way to ring in the New Year. The atmosphere... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I booked dinner at Oceanique for New Year's Eve. It was the first time we returned to this restaurant since its renovation, which was very successful. Its space, formerly comfortable and pleasant, is much warmer and lovelier now. The dinner was great, as we expect from Oceanique. Service was excellent and so were the food and wine.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I don't eat in restaurants at this price level very often, so I might not be the vest reviewer. But if you want to splurge on a very nice meal, this is an excellent choice. I thought the service was perfect. They made you feel welcome. They were attentive without being fawning or over-bearing as you sometimes find in expensive... More

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