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Oceana Restaurant

120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
+1 212-759-5941
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Ranked #710 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $60
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great meal! Very nice place for dinner. Staff was very nice except for the sommelier. He was a snob. Our waiter was very good. Food was fresh. I have had better. Decorated nicely.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had booked this in advance of our trip having read the reports, much anticipation was a trifle dampened when the evening arrived. The restaurant is fabulous, Staff attentive and both helpful and knowledgeable, but it was the food that was a little disappointing. The seafood tower to start was amazing in appearance but the fish was without flavour we... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I'm certain there are better restaurants in Manhattan, but I will be hard pressed to pass this one over and give others a try. The service was incredible, with waitstaff being friendly, professional, and available. The food was as good as I've had, at a wonderful price point (my party of 5 spent about $350 with drinks and appetizers). I... More

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san francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our hotel recommended Oceana before the theater. Our food was wonderful and the service left nothing to desire. They asked when our play started and made sure we were served that met our schedule and still not felt rushed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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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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