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“Great bar & raw bar”
Review of Oceana Restaurant

Oceana Restaurant
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Ranked #176 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th
Transit: Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
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.
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great bar & raw bar”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went late afternoon between lunch and dinner when restaurant was empty to take a break after much city walking & for a "snack" and drink to hold us until dinner.Sat in the bar area . We each had a drink and a dozen oysters. Very good food, drink and atmosphere and looking forward to a return for a complete meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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California
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“Oceana, NY delicious and good value”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had the prix fix pre theater dinner. The 3 course dinner with choices and extras at $49 was memorable. Service terrific. Need to be there by 6:30 to take advantage of it

  • Visited May 2013
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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Decent, Pleasant, Over-Priced”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This seafood (basically) restaurant is well-located (the McGraw-Hill Building), well-designed and decorated, well-staffed. A $95 tasting menu sounded interesting, looked good, but the taste component could be summarized as "meh." Not bad, not at all, but not justified by the price.

  • Visited May 2013
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London
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

I found this venue to be pleasant, well laid out, quiet enough to talk in confidence. The choice of food on the menue was quite varied and when our fish dish arrived it was good and tasty. The price is not cheap - so be prepared. The staff were very courteous and helpful with the food and wine selection. It is a place to do business and I wouldn't go there for a romantic meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bettiah
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Haymarket, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wow! Out of all the restaurants we could have chosen, we really got lucky!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

In this restaurant, you don't have a waiter at your table, you have a staff. The service was impeccable! Food was delicious, perfect portion size. Wilted spinach was to die for. Mango sherbert dessert was way more than I expected...very refreshing. My husband is a steak expert and he LOVED the sirloin. What a perfect dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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