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“made our Christmas Eve special” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oceano Bistro

Oceano Bistro
44 North Brentwood Drive, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
314.721.9400
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Ranked #5 of 48 restaurants in Clayton
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maryland Ave.
st. louis, mo
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“made our Christmas Eve special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

this was our first visit to Oceano Bistro. We enjoyed it immensely and our meal and service were top notch. It isn't quiet in the main dining room since the kitchen is open to diner's view. However, it wasn't overly loud. It was a very chilly and blustery night and everytime the door opened, we could feel the cold air at our table. The poor folks at the bar must have been frozen due to its proximity to the entrance. Perhaps if you can reserve a table at one of the window tables as they looked to be more intimate and quieter. I had the lobster risotto which was great and my husband had the salmon in a maple soy glaze. Dining here made our Christmas Eve for two very memorable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very good sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Had a great meal at one of the finest sea food restaurants in St. Louis. Went for a birthday party with my wife and son. Staff was attentive as always. Even though the retaurant was crowded the accustics are good so you can carry on a conversation without having to yell at the people at your table. Food and wine list are excellent. It advertizes as a seafood restaurant and it's menu reflects this but for those who aren't interested in seafood there was only one non-seafood entree (1/2 baked chicken) on the menu. The meal pacing was good. Entrees were brought to the table still hot. Don't miss the desserts, esp the creme brulee trio!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

They are great about working off the menu if you have a request. I have been here probably half a dozen times and it never disappoints....and be sure to save room for the dessert cookies!

Visited June 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our Go-to place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Oceano is easily our favorite restaurant in St. Louis. We eat out for every meal and Oceano is on our list 3-4 times a month. Great location, friendly/knowledgeable servers and the food is always fantastic. The few times something didn't go as planned they were on top of it. Some of my favorites are the Salmon BLT for lunch... the Atlantic Salmon, Sea Bass or Sea Scallops for dinner...and if you're going for a starter- the Prawns are a MUST!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Loved It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We went with another couple on a Sunday night. One of us had the fish special which was half of a normal serving of three different fish dishes and it looked great. My wife and I had their fish stew which we both liked. The mussels, shrimp and scallops were cooked perfectly served in a light tomato broth. It was very good . We didn't get anything else as none of us were all that hungry. We are ready to go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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