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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Real gourmet dinner at good value.

Oceanique has maintained a surprisingly refined cuisine over the past many years. I believed anyone will be surprisingly pleased at the refined menu and the understated elegance. Last time we went, my wife and I, we had a very delightful and intimate dinner. service is impeccable and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Farenzy
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Evanston, IL
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Evanston, IL
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oceanique has maintained a surprisingly refined cuisine over the past many years. I believed anyone will be surprisingly pleased at the refined menu and the understated elegance. Last time we went, my wife and I, we had a very delightful and intimate dinner. service is impeccable and the restaurant has a great wine selection.

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Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food, knowledgeable staff, and extensive wine list. One of the best fine dining experiences on the North Shore and comparable to what one finds in the city. Quiet, romantic setting. Expensive and worth it - so for most us, this w/b a 'special occasion' place (though I have noticed an occasional special offered).

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Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was a good restaurant and a fine experience overall. I had the bouillabaisse, which I normally adore and, while good, it wasn't worth the cost ($42 or so). My son had the Rack of Lamb, which he inhaled, so very good. The food is very good, I was more than a bit put off at the end. We waited,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's a white tablecloth restaurant with friendly, unpretentious servers. Yes, they do have red meat, but why would you order it in a place called Oceanique?? We had one of their appetizer specials: oysters on the half shell for only a dollar each, followed by a delicious and complex lobster dish ($46). The desserts and beverages were expensive, in my... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for the New Year's Eve Special. I hadn't been here in a few years because it is a litte expensive and was not disappointed. Great food, great service and the wine choices are outstanding. It's truly a special special occasion place. The place is small and tables are close together so it's not privatley romantic

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Highland Park, Illinois
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299 reviews 299 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were a bit reluctant to try Oceanique because we had read mixed reviews and the place isn't cheap. We decided to go for it though when our daughter and her husband were in town and they don't eat meat. So glad we did! The place is great almost every way. We had a five course tasting menu (really six... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ohio
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?