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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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an English woman in the big city, I wanted to experience somewhere authentic as opposed to a familiar chain - and it comes supersize here. It felt like I'd stumbled onto a film set - though the food plays the starring role. If you get the chance to go, do - though booking in advance is essential as it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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733 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a private event in the back room. They set up some seafood towers. The seafood was okay but nothing special. Mix of small lobster tails, crab claws, mussels, shrimp. The shrimp were large but fairly hard. There were some average cheese platters. And no serving tongs anywhere.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback ad review. We've passed your comments along to our management team. Was a private event your first dining experience with us? Might you have a few moments to speak with a member of our team? Please let us know the best way to contact you. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a bit torn about this review, because we really wanted to like this restaurant. Many of the elements of dining were great -- the atmosphere was nice, our waitress was great, the food came quickly, but not too fast, and the location is perfect for pre-theater. But, we walked away thinking the food was good, but not great.... 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 and provide your feedback. We're sorry to hear that we didn't exceed your expectations (which is always our goal). We've passed your comments along to our kitchen and management team. If there's anything more you'd like to add, we'd appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to speak with... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful fish options for dinner - oysters for an appetizer are a must! Service is usually excellent and there is a warm, friendly atmosphere. Large bar area too.

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

"Oysters for an appetizer are a must!" We totally agree! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you back again for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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202 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Oceana for a pre-theater meal. On a week night we had no problem getting a reservation. We told our server we were going to a show and he was courteous, attentive and made sure everything flowed well. We were finished with our meal with time to spare. We've eaten at other Oceanas and they are pretty interchangeable, but... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad that you chose Oceana to complete your evening. Did you know that we are a stand-alone restaurant without any other branches? We originally opened on 54th Street and then moved to a larger space on 49th in 2009. We're coming up on our 25th anniversary! Please come back and visit... More 

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic "special occasion" meal at Oceana -- our annual treat of the grandparents to a Broadway show (Hamilton) and post-theater dinner. While expensive, the service and the food lived up to the price tag. The service was highly attentive and super-friendly. The food was appetizingly presented and delicious. The staff and kitchen was very accommodating of our... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback here as well as on OpenTable + Yelp. A great show followed by a great dinner makes for one memorable special occasion. We're happy to have accommodated your requests and very glad to hear that your family enjoyed dining with us. We'll be sure... More 

Westchester County, New York
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a date recently, and this place is without question a perfect first date spot! The food is impeccable and the drink options were plentiful! Enjoyed every moment of my evening! Two Thumbs Up

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

"A perfect first date spot!" We're so glad you think so. Thank you so much for coming in and sharing your special night out with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Duluth, Georgia
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372 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This might be one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had. The menus is filled with many good choices, primarily seafood. We had appetizer of selected raw oysters, colossal shrimp, and calamari. For entree some of us ordered the General Tsaos lobster. It was fabulous. The multiple tastes and favors in this dish were excellent. The wine menu is... More 

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

"This might be one of the best restaurant meals I've ever had." WOW! What a terrific start to a wonderful review. Thank you so much! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal -- including the General Tsaos Lobster! (Great choice!) We look forward to serving you again! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Fort Lau
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178 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oceana is conveniently located close to Radio City, Rock. Center, Midtown Hilton, etc. The fish is very fresh: I had grilled halibut, my wife had salmon couscous, and our friend had a green salad with lobster. The food is delicious and the staff was very attentive to my food allergies. This restaurant is expensive,but given its location and wide variety... More 

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

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. The Halibut, Lobster Salad and NEW Salmon Cous Cous are all great choices! We hope to see you back again soon! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

fort lee , new jersey
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484 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with attentive staff. A very ggod Negroni! Appetizer of fried calamari with a tartar sauce was a bit different from the standard Italian. Well drained and light, the batter had a nice fresh taste. I enjoyed the monkfish prep very much with chanterelles and a wonderful sauce. It was the best monkfish I ever tasted: juicy and... More 

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

"The best Monkfish I ever tasted." That's so awesome to hear! Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. Our Gluten Free Lemon Souffle is a stellar addition to Chef Colleen's dessert menu. Great choice! 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, 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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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