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Oceana Restaurant

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120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 212-759-5941
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7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Paris, France
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been going to this mid-town main sea food restaurant during each NY trip for years and I cannot complain as the food here has always been delicious, service attentive and as we have always been there for business - it has always been entertaining! Their wine selection is also very decent. Their seafood is very good. There is a... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try the Basil Strawberry Margarita, I had General Tsao's Lobster--it was Great! Will definitely be returning.

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Thank Dandelioness
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Great cocktail. Great lobster dish. Great choices!! Thank you for your review and recommendation. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Montville, New Jersey
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345 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good - entrees could have been better. Service was excellent, from the front desk, to the servers, waiters - everyone. Swordfish was tender & moist, but a small portion. The halibut was dry and bland. Jon Dory was also dry. Grilled octopus was very good. Deserts are also tasty, but a little small

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Thank Tom_B_NJ
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the grilled octopus, dessert and, of course, the service and ambience. We're sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the swordfish or halibut. We try to do everything we can while you're still dining... More 

Palmyra, MO
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had gotten some coupons to use, so we changed our plans and went to Oceana before our play. The service was awful, the food was cold and the people in the back were yelling at each other. The wine list was great and my friends that drank, seemed pleased, although it was very pricey. The amount of food for... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Oceana as a special 60th birthday celebration prior to seeing the On Your Feet Broadway show. We were warmly greeted and seated. When my friends were uncomfortable in the banquette seating due to back issues, the staff responded in a concerned and caring way and solved their problem with cushions. There were several appealing choices on the... More 

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Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

What a delightful review! We're so glad you had a "memorable" experience -- from the food to the ambience. The prix fixe menu is a great choice, especially before a show (which we hope you enjoyed as well!) We know that we are often chosen as a destination for special occasions. It makes us smile to hear that it was... More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! Have been here and have NEVER had a bad meal. Wine list is extensive; the sommelier is very informative without being "snooty". Service is impeccable! We had the "Rock" a seafood tower for two. The oysters and clams had to be right out of the sea; delicate and salty. I ordered the grilled octopus; it could... More 

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Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and recommendations. We're so glad you opted to try one of our famous seafood towers! The "Rock" is always a big hit. The monkfish is a new item! Thank you for the kind words. We'll pass them along to the kitchen. Enjoy these last days of summer! We look forward to seeing you... More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often judge a seafood restaurant not just on the freshness and quality of preparation of its seafood, but on its crab cakes-can one actually find evidence of crab in the morass of cheap filler or binder? In the case of Oceana's grotesquely over priced "tater tot" pretension, I found no flavor or visual evidence of crab (unlike the crab... More 

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Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We welcome customer feedback and will pass along your sentiments to the team. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the crab cakes or salmon and we are equally disappointed that you found the service to be lacking. Might you have some time to speak with a manager about... More 

Yonkers, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing food and service. have never had such attentive service. seafood was fresh. drinks excellent. can't wait to return.

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Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

This makes us so happy to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share your review and experience. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Oceana. Loved it! Appetizers were great and fresh. Main entrée was great. Service was fantastic. Will go back.

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Thank Mister R
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific Fish no matter what you chose. Always a great experience with lots of choice. Lunch is always a good time to experience the pleasure

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Thank Christian M
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us recently! We're so happy to hear that you love our fresh fish - it's a careful selection process. Enjoy this beautiful summer. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5941
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/Theater District 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, the team 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 4-5 to our Grand Salon for 80. Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.

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