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Oceana Restaurant

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Midtown
American, Seafood, Continental, Oyster Bar
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120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Between 6th and 7th)
Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
+1 212-759-5941
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7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Co-Owner Paul McLaughlin...
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/Theater District 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every bit enjoyable

Food was great...fantastic presentation. Lots of options. Staff quite friendly. Great lil atmosphere, great location too....within walking distance of my hotel :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ian C
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Espoo, Finland
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199 reviews 199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Oceana is a great restaurant to have a business meal at. Its close to Times Square, actually just opposite the Time Life building. The atmosphere is vibrant and the people are elegant. Service is friendly although I would love like to get more information and knowledge about wine and food. This was "just attentive". It may sound snobbish but for... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Food was great...fantastic presentation. Lots of options. Staff quite friendly. Great lil atmosphere, great location too....within walking distance of my hotel :)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Expected more from such a nice place with a promissing Menu and high end tariffs... We discovered a strange practice consisting of presenting the wine list before the Menu itself (?!?) and were not impressed at all with a pricey food with no special twist at all and fairly standard in the end. Is not worth stopping by for diner,... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went there with my husband and a friend of mine for dinner. The food was abundant and delicious. It was on the expensive side but worth it for a special occasion.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our experience at Oceana was outstanding. I was looking for a place to hold a business lunch and the restaurant came highly recommended, and I must say I was not disappointed! The service, food and Salon North were exceptional. Our first contact with the events staff a couple of months back set the tone: professional, informative, friendly service. Communication was... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Oceana has been a top NY seafood eatery for eons, and I was happy to find that they haven't gotten complacent. Everything you encounter demonstrates how impeccable they are about everything they do. Sometimes you do get what you pay for!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Business dinner with 10 clients and secured the rear private room. Service was very attentive, from the passed appetizers, wine, etc. the filet was so tender, you could cut it with a butter knife! Pre fix menu was definitely the way to go. Great location of you have theater tickets that evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Went here for a pre-theater Lunch. Dining room is beautiful and the service is excellent. We didn't have time to enjoy a 3 course meal but will definitely return for Dinner. Highly recommend this for Times Square area as most of the restaurants in this part of town are tourist driven and this is not. It is quality!

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Jupiter, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Super modern, chick place. Ate at bar my first time and loved it. Now is a MUST stop every trip to NY. Every plate is thoughtfully put together. Good wine, great service. Love the bread too. So conveniently located.

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Levittown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I had dinner before going to see a Broadway show. We were greeted right away, quickly taken care of at our table and acknowledged by the wait staff. The restaurant's décor has a modern/cozy feel, you are not on top of each other with booths lining the back of the restaurant. Once we ordered our drinks the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Continental, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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/Theater District 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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