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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. We always go when we have a discount coupon, when it is expensive, but not out of sight.

Thank sheilag1818
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Oceanique last night after not having been there in a few years and were absolutely amazed at how good everything was. The food was superb, the service attentive and the whole experience one of the best we've had in a long time. We will definitely return when we are in the mood for an outstanding meal to... More 

Thank ELP733
Deerfield, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have been to Oceanique, the first time being a few years ago. Our kids bought us a gift certificate for a several course meal with several 'chef surprises.' I am not the biggest fan of seafood and the main entrée choices included nothing for carnivores (on our meal plan). For $15 more, I was... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
Northbrook, Illinois
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199 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Dined there second time in 5 years, this time using Groupon tasting menu. My first review was 4 stars out of 5, things got definitely worse. Don't think we will be back. Seating is bad, tables are too close to each other. Decor is tired, the whole place looks old, not in a good sense of it. Our server was... More 

Thank Alex G
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

With an extensive wine list, a knowledgeable mixologist, a chef who prepares food that is a beauty to look at, as well as to devour, this restaurant has a steady clientele returning often.

Thank Robert C
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Very expensive! The setting, ambiance and aesthetics of Oceanique are not worth paying so much. Food was good but not superb for an $80 dlls menu. So much $$ was not worthy for this experience.

Thank afa201421091
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Oceanique specializes in fine, well prepared seafood and great desserts. It is on the south side of Evanston in a"quieter than downtown" area. They have a small bar with good but expensive cocktails. We save this spot for special occasions and celebrations.

Thank Claudia M
West Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

First time visitor. Valet service recommended. Used open Table for reservations. Greeted promptly. Seated on time. Special menu a little hard to understand. Waiter did a good job of explanation. All 5 courses were awesome. I had Ocean trout and wife had cod for entree. Appetizers tasty (scallops on one plate, corn soup with bits of lobster on the other... More 

1 Thank Jerry P
Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

As always, OCEANIQUE does not disappoint! It is such a wonderful place - the food is as delicious as it is beautiful, the staff are all so polite and considerate, the ambiance is comfortable and relaxed. We had the 5-course tasting menu and it was spectacular. We each were able to choose an appetizer and entree and the other courses... More 

Thank Joyce M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were welcomed into an elegant dining room. Wait staff is well-trained and able to describe and explain items on the menu and helpful in choosing the wine. Although known as a fish restaurant, we chose beef and lamb dishes: succulent and delicious. The desserts and coffee were memorable. Oceanique is an expensive restaurant, made a little easier by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
    (Hinman & Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-864-3435

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?