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slopeguy Oct 3, 2010 08:31 PM

Went in on a Sunday night and had a dozen of the oysters to start. All of them were amazing, the servers were spot on with regard to what was present on the chalkboard. I then had the gazpacho with Maine crab meat, which was very elegant and refreshing. For entree's my wife had the scallops in a mustard sauce and I had the monkfish. Both were delightful, however we wre less than impressed with the flavor of the vegetables. For dessert we tried the creme brulee and it was a mess, which they comped us for.

Zagat gave this place a 28 on food which puts them on par with Blue Hill. In no way is this food even close to a 28. 24 at best. i would go back however and eat as much oysters as the chef will allow.

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Ocean House
49 N Riverside Ave, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

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    frank113 Oct 7, 2010 09:10 AM

    Ocean House is "our" little gem. It's really a wonderful neighborhood place and the no-reservation policy helps keeps it that way. That, however, isn't their reason for the no res. policy. With such a limited number of tables even one or two no-shows would put a big hit on the night's profits. In addition, it really is a mom-and pop operation. The cost of paying someone to take reservations would also diminish what little profits such a small place makes. That said, we love it just the way it is.

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    Ocean House
    49 N Riverside Ave, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

    1. Nancy C Oct 5, 2010 07:27 AM

      Agree completely with you on the rating... and their no reservation policy is ridiculous. I'd be happy to leave a card number in case of no show. Who wants to stand out in a line at 5pm like supplicants to some holy altar of food, only to be told to come back at 8pm? Phooey.

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        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Oct 5, 2010 12:36 PM

        The no reservations policy is the #1 reason I haven't tried this place yet.

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          MisterBill2 Oct 6, 2010 07:17 PM

          Ditto.

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