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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
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Ranked #1 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Oceanique has excellent, innovative French-style food with, as its name implies, a particular focus on seafood. The set menu is excellent, though often choices are limited. Ordering off the regular menu is delicious but expensive. The wine list is as expensive as it is expansive. The good news is that you can get an absolutely fantastic bottle of wine. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tables are very tight making it feel like a french bistro. We had the 5 course tasting menu which we bought on line. We were treated as regular guests and despite a slow start on getting drinks to start, the rest of the evening the service was great. The lobster salad and soup starters were tasty and seasoned nicely. The... More 

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Nyborg, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice room, professional servers. Good quality ingredients. That said, it's a bit pretentious and severely overpriced. The food was generally uninspired and the sauces were dull at best. I wasn't too impressed.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited this establishment with relatives from the UK that were in Chicago for their first time. We selected this restaurant as my daughter goes to Northwestern. Had used the Groupon for 4 of us and then the other in our party (with special dietary needs) ordered off the menu. From beginning to end the courses were well-timed, attractive and delicious.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's not often that restaurants stay in business for 25 years. And Oceanique has managed ot reinvent themselves. We had a later reservation on a Saturday night. Despite being quite full, the service was outstanding. Our server clearly knew the menu and what dishes would work together. He also provided very nice advice on wine. Particularly notable was that staff... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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 - 80
Cuisine: French, Seafood

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