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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food and service are outstanding, but the wines are expensive. There are only a few wines offered by the glass, and they range from $12 to $20. There are only a few bottles less than $50. Parking in this area can be a problem.

Thank Ronald T
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find hood fish in the Midwest, even in Chicago. Oceanique had coast-fresh seafood and many other options. I love their fresh ravioli appetizer and any fish special. The dining room is peaceful and elegant without being stuffy.

Thank Cynthia R
Wilmette, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

1 Thank ELP733
Deerfield, Illinois
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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212 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?