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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Best restaurant in Evanston.

Oceanique is the perfect spot for a seafood lover; artistic presentations of sinfully great dishes are overwhelming both to the eyes and the tastebuds. Incredible wine list, and though a bit on the pricey side, you can ask for qualified advise from a very talented wine steward. We had the "taster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
scooterdork
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Evanston, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten in many restaurants worldwide, including some of the best, we were really disappointed. While the food was decent and the service was more-or-less fine, the quality was far from justifying the very large price. It was way too expensive for such an experience. Neither the quality of the food nor the service or the ambiance matched the cost... More 

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Thank JoeDec2014
Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oceanique is the perfect spot for a seafood lover; artistic presentations of sinfully great dishes are overwhelming both to the eyes and the tastebuds. Incredible wine list, and though a bit on the pricey side, you can ask for qualified advise from a very talented wine steward. We had the "taster" 5 course meal with several small plates and entrees... More 

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Thank scooterdork
Evanston Ill
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The service and the ambience was very nice. I enjoyed the food, but the menu was different than what I expected.

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Thank Kulycky07
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I live in Chicago, ate at Oceanique with friends. This place has great service and great seafood! Pricey but for date night your date will be impressed.

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Thank ChrisJeffries
Evanston, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The review title says it all. Very good food, good wine list, knowledgeable staff, attentive but not indulgent service, fair prices--not inexpensive but not overpriced. We like the atmosphere--small and somewhat intimate. We eat at Oceanique with some frequency for both business and non-business meals.

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Thank WILLIAM M
USA
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203 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We tried it one evening after not having been for a long time. Food was well done and tasty. Service quite fine. It seemed quite expensive as we ordered moderately. Not on our regular list due to costs. A lot of very good restaurants in Evanston with equivilant or better food for less.

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Thank Steveuj
Evanston, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Took my wife to Oceanique for her birthday. Really exceptional food by every meaningful standard. Yes, it's expensive so it's not a "go to" place for regular date nights. But that is not a negative at all, since you get precisely what you pay for! Do I have a quibble? Yes. The service is rather (or should I say rah-thur)... More 

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1 Thank Wildcat1616
Chicago, Illinois
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166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We dined here with another couple on Monday night. Unlike just about every other upscale restaurant they allowed one of us (my wife) to order the degustation menu; the rest of us ordered ala carte; I ordered several apps and an entree but no dessert; the other couple ordered a more standard three course. You might think our various orders... More 

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Thank sandbag7
Princeton, New Jersey
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145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We tried it twice - The first we thought it was ok so we gave it a second chance - Completely OVERRated and expensive - There are better alternatives!

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1 Thank X_freq_flyer_13572
Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant has an updated sophisticated interior and the food possibly is the best in Evanston. Obviously strong in 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 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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