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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
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Armonk, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed pre-theater dinner here with my wife. FOH was conscious of getting us out by 6:30pm. For appetizers we shared crabcakes (all crab, no filler) and octopus (salad could have used a little more jazz). Entrees of halibut and striped bass hit the mark. "Chocolate Bar" for dessert was excellent. Decent bottle of Sancerre served by an exotic looking beauty.... More 

Thank vacationater
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my wife to celebrate a non traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It was a fixed menu, but what a menu. The presentation, the attention and the foof with an amazing taste. Beautiful and spacious.

Thank hector v
Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to dinner here after seeing a show on Broadway. First the good things about it - we thought the restaurant itself is lovely. Very nice setup and our waitress was very attentive. She recommended a red wine that was very good. We were served these delicious little crackers with smoked trout as we were waiting... More 

Thank Mary Lou M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I will be in NYC again, I will go there. Why, the food is simply delicious. We had salmon and lobster. Everything was tasty, especially the lobster. Oysters as the starters were fresh. I liked the design of the restaurant.

Thank Talgat D
West Hartford, Connecticut
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a client here for lunch because it was convenient and would never bother to go back again. Although the space is lovely, the attitude of the front of the house staff is appalling. The restaurant was 3/4 empty and it quickly because clear why, the waiter was haughty and rude, the food is outrageously expensive and the quality totally... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey food but very good. The service was excellent. No children's menu. Our 7 year old niece ordered a pizza off the bar menu. It wasn't kid friendly-no tomato sauce and $18. Filet was cooked to order. Swordfish was excellent. Drinks were overpriced-3 tequilas were $56. Our bill came to $300. Not sure we would go back due to the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first evening in New York, we chose this restaurant. we ended eating some chewy octopuss in a supposedly salad made of parley. The clumsy waiter got the fishy dressing all spilled on my wife's shirt. The entrée was not better.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to drop in for a nice lunch as the restaurant looked lovely. Lobster roll and salmon burger were both delicious. Excellent service

Thank Slumdog2015
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Oceana Restaurant, responded to this review

The Lobster Roll + Salmon Burger are both excellent choices! Thank you for stopping in! We hope to see you back again soon! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there. Very good cocktails, good wine list with decent markup.Food was excellent. We all had fish. They had two desserts that made me happy - excellent macarons for my celiac husband and a cookie plate for me and our grown daughter. Very good service and tables were well-spaced.

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

Food, cocktails, wine list, spacious dining room... You hit on several things that we're proud of. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to serving you again. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Naples, FL
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278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu created by the new chef is excellent. We were a party of 5 and enjoyed tasting each other's entrees. The sea bass was judged the best. Service was professional and friendly. Our early arrivals enjoyed the bar scene and the raw seafood food bar. Not to be missed is the house-made sorbets as they tasted like the freshest... More 

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

"The menu created by the new chef is excellent." We are so thrilled to hear that! It's been wonderful having Chef Bill Telepan onboard. It sounds like you ordered just right by tasting each other's dishes. It's so hard to commit to just one when there are so many new things to try. Thank you so much for sharing your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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.

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