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Oceanique

505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
847-864-3435
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Ranked #2 of 221 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Celebrated my wife's birthday with 4 friends. This was our first visit. I can say that from the moment we entered the bar area the service was as good as it gets. Professional and friendly from the hostess to the bartender to the chef who came out to speak with us and all of the servers, there was no one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I dined at Oceanique on a Tuesday night to celebrate a family member's birthday. I wondered if it would be as good as it had been a few years back when I had come to celebrate another family event. Since that time Oceanique remodeled and I wondered if there had been other changes. Happy to say everything was top notch.... More

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Chicago, IL
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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A friend told me that Oceanique was her favorite special occasion restaurant so when a Groupon popped up for it, we decided to try it. My husband and I had the 5 course tasting menu. Everything was beautifully presented. We had a waiter but there was a flood of servers who were coming with food and water and going with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had out of town guests who wanted to go to a very special restaurant, money no object. Oceanique always delivers. It's great for special celebrations & each bite is always delicious. We had so many dishes (12 people) & sort of shared the food family styled so everyone could try most of the dishes although that really didntwork out because... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Whether you're into seafood or not, this Asian infused French restaurant is delightful. We've tried foie gras many places but Chef Mark's is the best. We had the lobster entree and the halibut. My companion wanted the halibut a little more well done but the chef was happy to do it. The amuse bouchée is always a fun surprise and... More

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