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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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5:00 pm - 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great dinner. Big place. So when its not packed, it feels empty. Staff was on point. They didn't have surf and turf on the menu, but when we asked they were able to accommodate. We had limited time and the waiter was phenomenal at getting us in and out on time. Appreciate the Happy Anniversary little platter for dessert. Nice... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Oceana to celebrate such a special occasion and for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled to hear that you received the VIP treatment you deserve-- from the accommodations from our kitchen to the celebratory dessert. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. The Livanos Restaurant... More 

Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The main courses were very good. The two sides (creamed spinach and corn casserole) were dry and underwhelming. Also disappointed that our waiter did not alert us to the souffle dessert, which takes 15 minutes from ordering. Not enuf time left to make it to the theater

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

Thank you for choosing to dine at Oceana before your show and for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed your main courses. As for your concern regarding the soufflé, we appreciate all customer feedback and will rectify the situation going forward. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here a couple of times during a recent visit to NY. First time had the "Rock" seafood platter, quite good, almost not impressive (USD 54). Excellent desserts and a good wine list with noticeable markups. Total for 2 was USD 150 excluding the gratuity (recommended by precalculated amounts to our bill of 18% to 22%). Expensive by world standards... More 

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

Thank you so much for your repeated visits during your stay in New York and for taking the time to review your experiences! We're glad you enjoyed the seafood tower, wine selections, and service and found the desserts to be "excellent." We're also pleased that you were able to take advantage of our "late lunch" offer. We agree, it's a... More 

Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unmemorable food. Unlike me not to remember what I ate and usually photograph but I seriously haven't got a clue what I had! Second visit here, the first when it first opened, and again no real memory not sure I'd rush back but guess its popular with the after work crowd.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are disappointed that your experience was not memorable, as we aim to excite all of our customers. We sincerely hope you'll join us again and allow us the opportunity to demonstrate just how pleasing the Oceana experience can be! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought friend fro Texas for dinner. There were five of us. We ate everything. Everything was fabulous. Service was good too. Can't give you a negative.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words! We are thrilled to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. Thank you for choosing Oceana to impress your out-of-town guest. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top of the line restaurant right near Rockefeller Center. Phenomenal selection of fresh fish and terrific sides. Appetizers are nicely featured. Main courses prepared well.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! We're also pleased that our location near Rockefeller Center suited you conveniently. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. If you find yourself in the vicinity again, please allow us the pleasure of serving you! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its an upscale affair, do wear your jacket. Made us a grilled Shrimp appetizer(not on menu), which turned out to be the best dish of our meal. The seafood is ocean fresh. The Dorade was grilled to perfection & artfully de-boned at our table. Halibut great. General Tsao lobster was a bit sweet. Unless u adore lobsters, I would say... More 

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

Many thanks for your recent visit and for taking the time to comment on your experience. We are so glad you were pleased with the quality of our seafood and how it was skillfully prepared. We're also pleased that the desserts concluded your meal on such a positive note! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

truly enjoyed my fish plate with very much friendly staff and waitress. value food and nice location so near by Hilton Midtown . A concierge recommendation which went so convenient .

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

Thank you so much for you recent visit and for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dish as well as the level of service. If you ever find yourself in Midtown Manhattan again, we would love to have the pleasure of serving you! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oceana specializes in seafood that is innovative and generally well prepared but seem to be tuned to the crowd that lunches on an expense account. i thought that $18.00 was a little high for a bowl of gazpacho. the food is good but just good not exceptional, and in that neighborhood at that price you can find exceptional. i don't... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback about your recent experience. We're glad to hear you found our menu to be innovative and well-prepared. Regarding price, we try to stay competitive with the neighborhood, while being mindful of overhead and the costs associated with operating in Manhattan. Our restaurant group as a whole pays premium prices for prime meats, market seafood and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst recently in New York, my wife and I ate at the Oceania Restaurant, Midtown (120 W.49th Street). We were looking for somewhere to eat before going to a Broadway show and Oceania suited our needs very nicely and in fact, exceeded our expectations. The service was quick and attentive and the food was exceedingly good from a nice menu... More 

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

Many thanks for choosing Oceana and taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that your experience exceeded expectations. It is our goal to impress our customers not only with our menu, but with our hospitality as well. If you ever find yourself in New York again, we hope to have the pleasure of serving... 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, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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, Executive Chef Ben Pollinger 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 to our Grand Salon for 80. Please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending Theater.

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