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“Amazing Food!”
Review of Oceano Bistro

Oceano Bistro
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Ranked #1 of 69 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Food!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Amazing food and service! We visited Oceano Bistro during a recent weekend trip to St. Louis. We actually ate there twice because the service and food was so great! First, the service – Our hostess and waitress were wonderful! The manager even came and spoke to us for a while. When we came back the second time, both the hostess and the manager recognized us and welcomed us back! Again, the manager took the time to speak with us and asked us how our trip to St. Louis had been. Now the food. During our first visit we ate dinner – appetizer: Fritto Misto (rock shrimp, calamari, petite mushrooms, homemade pickles, fennel & onion), entree: Sauteed Warm Water Sea Bass, dessert: ice cream trio. Our appetizer was GREAT! It was perfectly fried, and it was not too crispy like you find at lower end restaurants. The rock shrimp practically melted in our mouth! Our sea bass dinner was even better and tasted AMAZING! The presentation was great – with complimenting colors and a drizzle of smoked tomato and citrus butter artistically placed in the dish. It was DELICIOUS! Onto dessert - We ordered ice cream (which is actually made by a local ice cream place called Serendipity). We really enjoyed the peanut butter banana scoop; it was very creamy. The other scoops, mint and blueberry sorbet, were also good. Our next visit was during brunch. We’d highly recommend Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! The pancakes were incredibly moist! And the lemon blueberry custard was AMAZING! We’ll definitely stop back at Oceano Bistro the next time that we are in town!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Amazing Birthday Diner”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I know I've previously reviewed Oceano but I was so impressed that I feel another review is warranted. We sat at the bar before dinner and chatted with the bartender, one of the managers (Josh - the one that's fun and nice) and the owner. We ended up sitting by a window (it was a beautiful evening). Our server was great! Perfect timing with the drinks and food. We ordered a few bottles of wine. Can't wait to go back to check out the happy hour.

  • Visited August 2013
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tops for a relaxing lunch. Beautiful atmosphere inside and out.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The service for lunch was wonderful and attentive. The waiter bent over backwards to please our picky group of friends. Everyone enjoyed their food, except for the salmon burger, which was just o.k. Will definitely go back again. The view of the outdoor garden is beautiful.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Elaine S
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Expected More”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The restaurant came very highly recommended from a number of acquaintances. Perhaps I have been spoiled by other excellent seafood restaurants but I felt underwhelmed. Rather than featuring the wide variety of fresh fish and shell-fish the place seemed to focus more on pastas, other dishes focusing less on the fish themselves.

I was also disappointed in this restaurant having a number of items which were fried on the menu, not something that you should expect at a true seafood restaurant.

Overall the visit was alright but I definitely expected more from my meal.

  • Visited April 2013
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South Bend, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Average seafood place”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My son and I ate here on a Sunday evening. The server was attentive, but not over the top. We never received bread and butter like other tables did and no offer was made for dessert. The crab cakes were tasty, but not worth the price and the sea bass portion size was small compared to other seafood restaurants I have visited.

Visited August 2013
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