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“Good Fresh Seafood”
Review of Oceano Bistro

Oceano Bistro
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Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maryland Ave.
Description: We are St. Louis' premiere fresh fish bistro. Our chefs, in partnership with fisherman, farmers and food artisans have searched the worlds' seas to bring to the St. Louis area what is enjoyed by those who live on the coasts.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Good option for seafood in St. Louis. We had the sea scallops with white truffle butter and the Alaskan halibut and they were delicious. We really enjoyed the appetizers too. We had the lobster mac & cheese and the sliders were delicious. The only negative experience was that we made reservations and still had to wait 45 minutes for sitting. The staff seemed to be a bit disorganized. Our server was excellent though. The restaurant is in a beautiful building and it has a great outdoor sitting area for warmer evenings. The bar service was not great. A little on the pricy side but good choice for special occasions.

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Thank Alethea16
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The food here is good when it's good and not so great on other days. It's hit or miss unfortunately. Prices are reasonable though.

Thank Nyujax522
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This location has been changing hands frequently, but I think Oceano might be the one with staying power. The risotto and scallops were soooo good. My friend and I mentioned that we were going to share the dishes, and they arrived at the table already split on our own separate dishes. The bread with the chili oil was also a unique and tasty touch. Fabulous service, excellent food, it was a great choice for lunch,followed by shopping in Chesterfield Mall! Looking forward to going back with my husband.

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Thank Diane E
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

On a business trip a few of us decided to give this restaurant a try... based on reviews on Trip Advisor.

In all, it was a great experience. We were seated quickly, and our waiter took the time to explain the menu to us since we were all first-timers. However, throughout the evening he did disappear a few times and seem to forget about us.

Obviously, the focus is on seafood. Once we tasted everything, we were impressed at the quality of the seafood given we were in the middle of the country.

On the plus side - nice wine menu with very generous pours. They even bring the bottle to your table as a good faith gesture that you're getting what you ordered. In addition, the entrees and sides were delicious.

Just a few comments - the portions are fairly small given the prices, but again, the quality was very good. I ordered a salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was absolutely delicious with a nice smokey flavor from the grill. But there was a LOT of spinach with very little goat cheese, yellow beets, or nuts on the rest of the salad. Others at our table ordered sea bass, trout, and halibut, and everyone was pleased.

Nice restaurant, good food, inviting wine menu, but portions a little on the small side for the price. I'd go again.

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Thank Bookworm426
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

we were just at the new Oceano Bistro in Chesterfield and couldn't believe the size and decor of the rest. the food and service were wonderful as usual and the happy hr. was great. we are going back this week for the happy hr. and have sent friends who also have enjoyed it.

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