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Ocean Grill

#1,477 of 11,296 Restaurants in New York City
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384 Columbus Ave 7th St, New York City, NY 10024 (78th Street)
1 train to 79th Street and A, B, C, & D trains to 81st Street.
212-579-2300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill...
Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill has been a staple for Upper West Side seafood lovers for years. Sample daily selections from the Raw and Sushi bars, paired with a featured wine and other fresh seafood. Feeling creative? Ocean Grill allows you to create your own meal with our daily list of Simply Grilled Fish served with your choice of sauce and seasonal side dish. Relax in the candle-lit lounge or refined dining area that resembles a luxury liner, complete with oversized mirrors and round porthole windows looking into the kitchen. The adjacent photo room is lined with retro black and white seaside snapshots and is a perfect spot for romance or celebration and as always kids are welcome.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If only they had valet parking....

From the beginning: Reservations honored in a timely fashion (Saturday Night). Wait Staff knowledgeable and pleasant. Wine list good. Raw bar options excellent Food excellent, extensive menu & while mostly fish, not fish eaters easily accommodated with steak / chicken dishes. Potential... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Paul E
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Great Neck, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend ordered the burger and parm fries, while I had the Chilean Sea Bass and asparagus. Nothing exciting, but the bass was missing seasoning and the burger was just okay. Maybe it was just an off night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I took a friend for a birthday dinner. The nose level is high. Nit difficult to hold a conversation as tables are very close together. We ordered drinks...a martini on the rocks and a gin and tonic. Both came in rocks glasses and were given to the wrong person We ordered lobster. Mine was grilled and served to me with... More 

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

From the beginning: Reservations honored in a timely fashion (Saturday Night). Wait Staff knowledgeable and pleasant. Wine list good. Raw bar options excellent Food excellent, extensive menu & while mostly fish, not fish eaters easily accommodated with steak / chicken dishes. Potential draw backs are tables too close together and closest parking lot is 3 blocks away and $50.00 +... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If fish is your favorite food, you must visit this restaurant when you're in NY. I had Sushi, Lobster Spring Roles and Tuna medium rare. It was delicious...

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cincinnati ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Had the special mahi mahi fresh very good corn purée , service was very good actually nice in water, beautiful room. Enjoyed the atmosphere was nice that the place is not loud .

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Lincs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had been here before and always come back for the quality and choice of seafood which is excellent. To be recommended is any of the seafood - they also do excellent sushi which is good as a starter. We both had the Paella, which was new to us here - it was very good. My wife has a new... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We've made reservations for Mother's day dinner, but the hostess placed 4 tables of guests before us. Some guests didn't even have reservation. Not until my husband questioned them, finally we got a table. Food is average. Be AWARE their rudeness. The restaurant's reputation is damaged; the hotess does not honor reservation. If your time is important, stay away from... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We do not often travel to NY, and we found this place after walking several miles and then relying on TA to find us a nearby quality restaurant. We were not disappointed. The good was lovely...especially the paella. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated. We did feel a little underdressed, in jeans, but we were still welcome. A... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I enjoyed eating here very much. Attentive service, interesting menu, and reasonably priced (for NYC at least). I had a couple lovely prawns from the raw bar to start. The lobster bisque was good, but not great. My husband's seafood paella was the star of the evening.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have been to the restaurant many times for dinner. The fish is always fresh. The food is consistently good. The sushi is excellent as they use real seafood as their ingredients. Their oyster and clam towers are consistently good quality. Generally the restaurant can be quite noisy and difficult to get reservations at night. The restaurant is actually a... More 

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Additional Information about Ocean Grill

Address: 384 Columbus Ave 7th St, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212-579-2300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 384 Columbus Ave 7th St, New York City, NY 10024
    (78th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 79th Street and A, B, C, & D trains to 81st Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-579-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

Description

Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, Ocean Grill has been a staple for Upper West Side seafood lovers for years. Sample daily selections from the Raw and Sushi bars, paired with a featured wine and other fresh seafood. Feeling creative? Ocean Grill allows you to create your own meal with our daily list of Simply Grilled Fish served with your choice of sauce and seasonal side dish. Relax in the candle-lit lounge or refined dining area that resembles a luxury liner, complete with oversized mirrors and round porthole windows looking into the kitchen. The adjacent photo room is lined with retro black and white seaside snapshots and is a perfect spot for romance or celebration and as always kids are welcome.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 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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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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