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) #17 of 205 Restaurants in Evanston €€€€ Seafood, French
505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
+1 847-864-3435
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, French
505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second time eating at Oceanique over the last two years. It was even better than we remembered it; this time we were given only full menu options (no a la carte), but there were choices within the menu, and everything was beautifully...More

Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Groupon to receive two three course meals for $80. Received a lovely amuse-bouche, nice choice of appetizers, main course and dessert with a sorbet in between. As the name suggests their specialty is fish. Skate wing and halibut as main course were...More

Thank RobinR699
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb flavors in each course. We did the 7-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and every single course was delicious. You can order separate menu dishes or the tasting menu. A nice thing about this place is that they offer 3 different wine-pairing options for...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a fairly expensive restaurant in Evanston, IL. It is close to Northwestern, so If you are visiting, it is a great place for dinner. The menu is somewhat limited in selections, but what is available is prepared perfectly. I had the lightly smoked...More

Thank MSGiambrone
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The sad thing about this restaurant is that there are customers who appear to believe the more you pay the better it must be. Wrong! The food here is I good - but it is a long way from being worth the amount paid for...More

Thank Wineaway
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I had not been to this restaurant for about 20 years and fortunately nothing has changed. This is fine dining done to perfection. The service, ambiance, food, wine list, friendly and personable staff make for a wonderful experience. The chef has been there for 28...More

Thank nancerbug1
Reviewed 16 April 2017

All was perfect at Oceanique. Great food and service. Most ordered fish dishes and one person ordered veal. All were excellent. If you are looking for a special restaurant in Evanston Oceanique fills the bill.

Thank JetsDad
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went here on New Year's Eve with the Picky Eater. It was one of the few places in the Evanston area that still had reservations available on December 30 and , occasionally we'd seen specials for them on Groupon. This is never a good sign...More

Thank Harith R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

For fine dining in Evanston, there are few better places than Oceanique. The food and service are both outstanding, with a solid emphasis on ensuring diners have a great evening. A strong wine list, an excellent tasting menu and attention to detail mark this establishment...More

Thank F1Rumors
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I used a Groupon to get out for an overdue nice meal. Oceanique definitely lived up to our expectations. The tasting dinner included several appealing options for each course and each of our choices was delicious! Their wine selection is not cheap...More

Thank Birdy H
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Is there parking.
29 April 2017|
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Response from F1Rumors | Reviewed this property |
We parked opposite on the street. There is metered parking, though I do not know how busy it gets
What is the dress code? Would nice jeans be ok on a Monday night?
11 April 2016|
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Response from ChrisJeffries | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to dress up casual is fine.
Diane O
Do they have a gluten free menu?
30 January 2015|
Response from Hpmicks | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure that they have a dedicated gluten free menu but they do ask about any food allergies or restrictions so I am sure that if you asked for gluten free they would be able to accommodate you no problem. I would... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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