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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying that it is not inexpensive to eat or drink at this restaurant, however, it was truly one of the highlight meals of our trip. The seafood is off the hook! Cooked perfectly and presented gorgeous. We had a fantastic bartender and met some new friends that are regulars. What started out as a couple drinks... More 

Thank KimHansen_0712
Ooltewah, TN
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent diner at Oceana last night, and the service was the best. Our waiter came just enough to care for us, and to allow time to talk an dine. His suggestion of Pastrami Monk Fish was perfect, and my wife's chicken was just right. We ended dinner with some unusual ice cream flavors and went on to... More 

Thank Billooltewah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pre-theatre was told during the reservation and confirmed when we sat down yet OVER 5 minutes before waiter brought menus - and only after we flagged another waiter to help find ours. And that went on throughout the meal....TERRIBLE SERVICE. Oysters were very good. Calamari - overcooked...SHAME on this fine dining seafood restaurant for overcooking this dish. Same with swordfish... More 

Thank EnjoyExploring2
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited NYC 4 years ago and one of the best memories we had was our meal at Oceana. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we ate there 2 nights in a row. So of course, we couldn't wait to go back on this trip. We arrived at 7:30 and the place was literally empty. We had a... More 

Thank Joan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 3rd October 2016 on our last day in NYC. our only regret is that we did not find here earlier or else we would have eaten here every day! We did not have a reservation, but the welcome staff was welcoming and accommodating. The decor of the restaurant is elegant and sophisticated. Our waiter, Tolga was exceptional.... More 

Thank reiazm
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oyster bar is incredible at the Oceana. With approximately 15 different types of oysters to choose from, and you can order them individually so that you can try them all. The Oysters were all very fresh, Would highly recommend this place!

Thank Kirsten306
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All fish and seafood was very fresh, great services and wine lists. I highly recommend this Oceana Restaurant, because of the quality and great menus they have to offer. Real classy atmosphere and design. The variety of cuisines from Mediterranean, Mexican and Spanish flavors.

Thank Aura L
Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for a late dinner reservation. The restaurant was mostly empty at that time of evening. The staff was wonderful. Very professional and attentive. We did not feel rushed in any way, even though we were the last table of the night. In addition, the food was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Bill O
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I had an outstanding meal last night at Oceana. We selected from the theatre menu which was not only a good value but allowed for wonderful choices. Fried calamari and oysters as appetizers were excellent. The grilled salmon a la planca was cooked perfectly . Sides of roasted carrots and mashed potatoes were abundant. A chocolate dessert and... More 

Thank WildernessLawyer
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was late getting to Oceana - and I was meeting M for dinner before going to the theater - so M took my order over the phone and passed it on to the staff ... when I arrived my tuna was done to perfection and my sautéed zucchini tasted fresh off the stove ... the tuna was served with... 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 this with us. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food + drinks + service. We hope you enjoyed the show as well! Kind Regards, The Livanos Restaurant Group 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
American, Seafood, Soups, International, 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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
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. Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.

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