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New Oceana

taboo Oct 28, 2009 07:33 AM

Going next week to the new Oceana on 49th and 6th. Any great entree or appetizer that I should order?


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    ChanceTDaily Oct 30, 2009 03:00 PM

    I know its a little on the norm. But they have by far one of the best chowders in manhattan. Linguica sausage gives it a little kick and it's great. The oysters are pretty great too. To drink, if you havn't had it, try the mothers milk. yum.

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      iFat Oct 30, 2009 08:03 PM

      agreed on the oysters, their raw bar is great. really enjoyed the king crab leg i ate there recently as well. chowder... maybe i got a bad batch when i went but wasn't overly impressed. it was kind of bland. the presentation is great though... tableside. thought the scallops we had were simple and perfect.


      1. re: iFat
        taboo Oct 31, 2009 08:32 AM

        Thank you so much. I love all the raw bar items. The Scallops sound great...just simply prepared is the way the best seafood should be. I will give a full report after I go.

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      taboo Nov 4, 2009 05:42 PM

      Just got done with dinner. Ambiance and service is outstanding. The chef is super sweet as well. Started with the poke trio, oysters in a vinagrette and the crabcakes. All were wonderful and had great spices in them. Main courses were the salmon a la plancha ( SO good) and the simple scallops. Side dish of the mushrooms and the brussle sprouts with maple and bacon...yum. Desserts were a trio of sorbet (pear, banana and fig) All were very well made and the lollipops of peanut butter and chocolate pudding. We left very full and happy.....yes, all that for 2 people and we ate it all.

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      1. re: taboo
        foodie4life Nov 5, 2009 09:44 AM

        Next time you MUST get the whole branzino, stuffed with mushrooms, spinach and olives. It's for 2. Gorgeous presentation, incredibly flavorful.


        1. re: foodie4life
          taboo Nov 5, 2009 11:13 AM

          omg...yum....that sounds great. I look forward to returning

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            steakrules85 Apr 27, 2010 12:49 PM

            Wow that does sound terrific. I am very interested in this. Anyone have a picture perhaps? Also, has anyone experienced the lobsters there?

        2. beaulieu Nov 11, 2009 07:55 AM

          We loved the old Oceana and went to the new one last night. It is very different. The ambience is very loud and glossy, just the opposite of the calm charm of the old place. The prix fixe menu is gone. We ordered starters and main courses and left as soon as we could. Of the four dishes only the grilled calimari stuffed with seafood sausage was up to the standards of the old place. The place was packed and will probably be a huge success, but not with us.

          120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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          1. re: beaulieu
            taboo Nov 11, 2009 11:13 AM

            I am surprised you did not like it as much. I thought it had much more variety than the old spot and the food in my opinion was much better. It is a lot larger and louder, but overall an improvement.

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