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Oceana Restaurant

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120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 212-759-5941
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for a business lunch. Service was painfully slow. They cleared finished appetizer plates from three of us while my client was still eating his. Then hovered over us making the client feel rushed. Unclear why the table had to be cleared so quickly when entrees did not arrive for another 25 minutes. Food was good, but not great. Nice... More 

Thank jmelarkin
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288 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for the pre-theater prix fixe menu -- absolutely wonderful. We chose oysters and the broiled lobster plus the wine pairing. They seemed especially proud of their wine list, especially the wine by the glass choices at the bottom of the short table menu. We had the most attentive service possible. Highly recommended if you are nearby.

Thank weyl-59
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a table on a Saturday evening in November, just prior to Thanksgiving. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and had a lovely atmosphere. Our food was all very good, well prepared and presented and great taste. Sadly the service that night was slow to the point of being rude. The Manager offered a discount, which we declined. Its a... More 

Thank BJBear054
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in New York for her birthday and we decided to try Oceana on a whim. I had no idea what I was in for. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was equally impressive. Mid way through the meal I started realizing that what was going on was one of the best dining experiences... More 

Thank Traci G
Englewood, New Jersey
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful dining experience! We visited Oceana for a pre-theater anniversary dinner and everything exceeded our expectations. Upon being seated we were greeted with glasses of complimentary champagne then the knowledgeable Sommelier helped us pick a bottle of delicious Barbaresco. Our waiters, Tim and Josy, were so friendly and attentive and the manager, Colin, stopped at our table many times... More 

Thank plinner
Pittsford, New York
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were going to see "Beautiful" on 43rd near Avenue of the America's and Oceana On 49th and Avenue of the America's was highly recommended. If your looking for a romantic place, great service, nice bar and don't want to break the bank their pre-theater menu is about as good as it gets. Our appetizers were two exceptional salads- greens... More 

Thank John M
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strategic location. What a place to enjoy a great dinner. Service is outstanding and food is better. Either a romantic dinner or before theater, this is a nice place to visit.

Thank rafaelruizcomas
Armonk, New York, United States
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed pre-theater dinner here with my wife. FOH was conscious of getting us out by 6:30pm. For appetizers we shared crabcakes (all crab, no filler) and octopus (salad could have used a little more jazz). Entrees of halibut and striped bass hit the mark. "Chocolate Bar" for dessert was excellent. Decent bottle of Sancerre served by an exotic looking beauty.... More 

Thank vacationater
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my wife to celebrate a non traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It was a fixed menu, but what a menu. The presentation, the attention and the foof with an amazing taste. Beautiful and spacious.

Thank hector v
Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to dinner here after seeing a show on Broadway. First the good things about it - we thought the restaurant itself is lovely. Very nice setup and our waitress was very attentive. She recommended a red wine that was very good. We were served these delicious little crackers with smoked trout as we were waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops; B,D,D,V: 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; N,R,W: 49th Street 1: 50th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5941
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.

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