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Oceana Restaurant

120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
212-759-5941
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Ranked #741 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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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savannah, GA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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AZ
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306 reviews 306 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Oceana is a very fine restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. The food is very good, as is the presentation of the food. The service was very attentive. In honor of our anniversary, we were served with some extras (glasses of wine before and after our meal). Oceana is not an intimate restaurant, but... More

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Greenwich, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I recently dined at Oceana with some business colleagues. For those of you who remember the original Oceana - the one with the 5-star luxury ocean liner feel to it - this is a different restaurant. I say that to set expectations, but also to be fair to the restaurant. The food is very good, with some interesting options. You... More

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New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Was on a double date with some old friends and our waitress made our night! She let us leisurely enjoy the afternoon because unlike most diners we weren't pre-theater. As suggested by her, the halibut and dorade were superb and perfectly pared with our wine by the stewart and cherry cheesecake was really the cherry on top! Will be back... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I think this restaurant is geared more toward business diners than couples or families. The service was very impersonal and not very timely. The main course was well cooked and presented (halibut in a crisp rice coating). Salad was unexciting (just a heap of cut greens with too much dressing). The location of the restaurant is good. The decor is... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a delicious seafood dinner with wine pairings at each course! Great service and a very Allen upscale decor!

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I greatly enjoyed this sparkling restaurant in mid town. Situated in the midst of gigantic buildings you almost expect steak and chops restaurant. This is wonderful seafood place with many business meetings and well attired groups here. I found the seafood top rate but prices are pretty high for a leisure meal.

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Lawrence
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very busy, popular spot. The restaurant is gorgeous with wonderful wait staff and lots of them. I think 5 people helped at our table for two. We went for a pre-theater dinner and they are very good about watching the time and making sure you are out in time. Both my Mom and I had the fixed... More

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Phila PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My boyfriend chose this restaurant based on the NY Times review. We chose the pre-fixe menu as we had tickets for a show at the Neil Simon theatre 3 blocks away. Our waitress was a little stand-offish when she first approached the table - no smile and very monotone. We did tell her that we had a 7pm show to... More

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