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Oceana Restaurant

120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #664 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Continental, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th
Transit: Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
Description: Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992. Oceana's a la carte menu, coupled with its convenient Midtown location, make it a perfect spot for a quick business lunch or pre-theater dinner. From the spectacular marble bar to the fresh lobsters and whole fish cooked to order, as well as a significant selection of prime meats, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger delivers a fresh, innovative and approachable menu. Oceana has a 70 seat Cafe with a 18 seat marble bar. Great for lunch, after work cocktails & snacks, pre-theater dinner and post-theater desserts. An award winning international wine list with some 800 selections. Spring and Summer bring a 75 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chef's table for 4 to our Grand Salon for 80. Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.
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78% Recommend
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

2 level dining room - lovely decor and great food. I loved their fried calamari and filet mignon - My husband enjoyed the Sauteed New Orleans Shrimp and my sister in law loved their seared yellowfin tuna. Service was excellent!

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Washington DC
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101 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I eat here a lot and I'm sorry I never reviewed it until now. Great drinks, fresh and crisp seafood, right balance of heat and sweet and citrus. I've had big meals and the pre-theater quickie and everything is always really good.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent service consistent with this type of restaurant. Wine was excellent as well as the oysters. My husband had the Pre Dinner menu and loved it. Desserts are delicious. A must go

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We treated ourselves to a meal at Oceana because we had some rewards from our hotel stay. The atmosphere and service was fantastic. They have an extensive wine and spirits list. The Seafood Tower was a real treat, as was lobster and salad I ordered. My husband had the lump crab appetizer which was simple but amazing. He ordered the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I dine here often when I stay in the Times Square area and it is consistently great. Whether it's for business or with my family, the service is always fantastic and the new dessert menu is sure to please anyone!

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great meal at this lovely restaurant. We sat outside and had a great meal. Spanish macrel, scallops and chocolate desert. Perfect. Excellent service and great food on the theater district. Must go.

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New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined at Oceana a number of times and have always been extremely satisfied with the service and food. My last visit was with 6 business colleagues who had not dined previously dined at Oceana. They were all pleased with service and food. The final tab was pricy--but the preparation and portions were well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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207 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

they really have good food and served properly. They do a salmon burger to die for. The prices tend to be a little higher but the rent here is high. a good spot for business in the city

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savannah, GA
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26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful food, cleverly served. A lobster totally maneuverable due to carefully arranged pieces ready for eating without a need for messy cracking and pulling. Delicious meal, plenty of attention from skillful servers. My husband had wild salmon, prepared exactly as he wanted it seasoned. Salads too big to finish, but tasty. Most of diners had jackets on, and the feeling... More

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190 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. And do sit outside on a nice afternoon or evening for a drink, as the people-watching (inside the bar and out) is amazing.

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