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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
+1 847-864-3435
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Oyster Bay, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our son, daughter in law and 11 year old grandson and the just 10 birthday girl. This restaurant is in walking distance from there house but its too special to be a.neighborhood joint. The setting is subdued elegance, not the kids usual high volume local place and they knew it was special. We had the prix fix... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful dinner last night! This place is consistently wonderful. Fine dining and the best fish in Chicagoland. The best appetizers were the butternut squash ravioli and the scallops...both were great combinations of flavors. For the main course we could resist sharing tastes of the ocean trout which had a fabulous combination of small tastes of corn, butternut squash, and... More 

Thank 4FunWeTravel
Evanston, Illinois
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food and service are outstanding, but the wines are expensive. There are only a few wines offered by the glass, and they range from $12 to $20. There are only a few bottles less than $50. Parking in this area can be a problem.

Thank Ronald T
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find hood fish in the Midwest, even in Chicago. Oceanique had coast-fresh seafood and many other options. I love their fresh ravioli appetizer and any fish special. The dining room is peaceful and elegant without being stuffy.

Thank Cynthia R
Wilmette, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. We always go when we have a discount coupon, when it is expensive, but not out of sight.

Thank sheilag1818
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We went to Oceanique last night after not having been there in a few years and were absolutely amazed at how good everything was. The food was superb, the service attentive and the whole experience one of the best we've had in a long time. We will definitely return when we are in the mood for an outstanding meal to... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is the second time we have been to Oceanique, the first time being a few years ago. Our kids bought us a gift certificate for a several course meal with several 'chef surprises.' I am not the biggest fan of seafood and the main entrée choices included nothing for carnivores (on our meal plan). For $15 more, I was... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
Northbrook, Illinois
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222 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dined there second time in 5 years, this time using Groupon tasting menu. My first review was 4 stars out of 5, things got definitely worse. Don't think we will be back. Seating is bad, tables are too close to each other. Decor is tired, the whole place looks old, not in a good sense of it. Our server was... More 

Thank Alex G
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

With an extensive wine list, a knowledgeable mixologist, a chef who prepares food that is a beauty to look at, as well as to devour, this restaurant has a steady clientele returning often.

Thank Robert C
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Very expensive! The setting, ambiance and aesthetics of Oceanique are not worth paying so much. Food was good but not superb for an $80 dlls menu. So much $$ was not worthy for this experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
    (Hinman & Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-3435

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?