Oceana

4.5
5744 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Under the guidance of the Livanos family and Paul McLaughlin, Oceana has provided New Yorkers with an exceptional seafood destination since 1992.

Oceana delivers a fresh, seasonal, innovative and approachable seafood-forward menu, with additional offerings suitable for any palate.

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. Spring and Summer bring a 50 seat outdoor dining area, private dining options include our Chefs Table for 4, our new Chefs Counter for 6, Wine Room for 18, and our Grand Salon for 80. Full buyouts are also available.

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Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5744 People Are Saying
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4.5
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AnnickD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made the reservation here because it was convenient, but were pleasantly surprised to get an amazing dining experience. The dining room was spacious so that the tables were far enough apart so we did not feel crowded.

The service was attentive, but not rushed.

Everything we ordered was delicious (yellowtail crudo, short ribs, and chocolate dessert)

We will now consider this our go to spot when dining in midtown.

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vipBillySea
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambiance is warm and serene despite the vastness of this restaurant. The staff is polished and professional. The food was excellent. However if you like pizza this is the place to go because the portions are so small that you are going to want to go for a slice or two afterwards. We actually thought our waiter misunderstood and brought us the appetizer portion rather than the entree portion of our $48 lobster scampi. More like lobster skimpy.

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JamesO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

quick, polite, friendly service, outstanding food, considerate of our pre-show seating, perfect location in NYC Theater district

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vipCindyG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oceana never fails to impress. The ambience is wonderful, food excellent as is the service. We had oysters, yellowtail crudo, halibut, and squid ink pasta. All were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Consistently good. Nice staff, great service and quality food.

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vipPhil
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for dinner prior to a show. Service is excellent and they make sure you are on time for the curtain. Wine list is extensive and priced right. A don’t miss restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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SteveA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The Caesar salad was disappointing. Monkfish was not special.
Hangar steak very good.

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vipPeterD
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food. A bit overpriced but probably worth it

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

We left a tip when closing out our ticket. Upon leaving the waiter comes back and try to tell my husband he wanted a bigger tip and started pointing at the recommended gratuity printed on the receipt. He tried to convince us that we had to give him the amount printed. I was so appalled and upset. I told him a recommendation doesn’t mean it was a must. He then snatched the ticket and tip we left out of my husband’s hand.

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vipeatmorehalvah
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience. We started with raw bar and then crudos. Our entrees included monkfish, halibut, salmon and the octopus and white bean black ink pasta. All sublime and delicious. Thank you Oceana for a memorable evening.

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vipJCJC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great with the exception of the calamari. The grease used to fry it was old and ruined the dish. The swordfish was excellent! We will definitely eat here again!

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vipHankVH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Appetizers were terrific. Main course lobster roe pasta - pasta undercooked and lobster overcooked. Octopus was chewy - I would not recommend - very pricey for below average food.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience loved the renovations. Food was innovative fresh and well balanced. Server was excellent and attentive.

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ElizabethC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sorry to see so few customers at this fine restaurant, which served really outstanding seafood at a very convenient location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Très bien, repas et service impeccable

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ErikB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by JC and great wine selections. Will definitely return.

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LynnM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As I waited for my other diners to join me the service staff, manager and some were attentive and helpful

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CarolinaE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good ambiance, delicious food and excellent service. Will be definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great although pricey.

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good but the BEST part of our experience was their efforts regarding our theatre plans. We made a reservation at 5 (the earliest) but was not enough time to meet the 7PM start. They allowed us to return after the performance to eat our dessert which was so cool. The food was extremely tasty but must admit the portions of the short ribs was small. But the service was so good I even overlooked it.

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vipjeff
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommended by friends this experience was top shelf.
Service ambiance and food all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We had a late dinner reservation after a show, and there were

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Alfred
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value and wonderfully fresh food! The waitstaff was attentive and a pleasure to dine with!

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MikedelPino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It was an excellent choice for the 24th of December eve with my entire Family in NY. Food was amazing.

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leeh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Even after emailing and speaking with a manager. My partner still had to wait 45mins until they decided what could be done for her. She is GF&DF.

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BlancaM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The ambience of the restaurant and quality of food was excellent. The staff were very friendly however they could have been a bit faster in serving us.

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MathildeA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and service. A little bit too noise due to the size of the room.

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Espo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The spacing between tables was slightly close. The service was ok and expected due to the amount of people. The food was excellent. We were not rushed and had a very relaxing and enjoyable Christmas Eve. Thank you.

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Gratitude
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Manhattan. Outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Went for Christmas eve dinner with friends who were visiting from out of town. Food was great. Everything we ordered were delicious. We ordered beet salad, Cesar salad, squid ink pasta, salmon and vanilla panna cotta for dessert. And everything was very tasty. It is very big restaurant so although it was busy they didn’t push us out. Service could’ve been better, however. I liked the fact that for some dishes, there’re options for sm/lg portion. With bottle of wine each of us spent about $100.

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vipDanG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Our waiter Esart was fantastic.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The place is beautiful, well located and the service is outstanding. Two thumbs up for the waiters and host. Unfortunately, the food was not that great. The pastas were cold, and the octopus was tough. It was disappointing that everything else was great but the food. We won’t be coming back to this place.

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KeliM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food not worth cost but it was nice experience

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ElisaM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate before seeing a show on broadway- the staff were attentive, the food was delicious and they made sure to get us out on time. The way the restaurant is arranged, I didn't feel like it was super crowded despite there being many patrons. Would definitely return!

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ErikE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dinner. Loved the food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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JenniferJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place looks great. Service excellent. Something for everyone.

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DukeMateo
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great fresh ingredients, excellent service. Will not be a cheap meal but for a very special treat (like Christmas), quite lovely

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LauraKYKM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Avoid the halibut - purée under the halibut was cold and halibut was extremely fishy tasting (I promise I know halibut very well as a former fish biologist). I didn’t finish the plate and quietly let them know that the fish was off. We spent about $295 for two of us and it was the worst meal during our 5 days in NYC. And the place is wide open and LOUD!! Desserts were good, wait staff, also good.

FAQs

Oceana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5941 ext. 1.

Oceana is rated 4.5 stars by 5744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.