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What's the Atmosphere at Oceana?

sbkat Sep 20, 2011 06:37 PM

Friends and family are gathering in NYC for a few days in October. My brother (coming from Amsterdam) really wants a good raw bar and seafood, and we have a Friday night reservation. We're all on board for this. (Thanks previous CH for the rec.)

I just want to make sure that Oceana won't be too stuffy or quiet for the 6 of us. We love good food and wine and we also have a great time when we're together.

We're not a bunch of stumbling drunks, by any means. But we love to converse and catch up during our meal.

Will this be a good match? Thanks again NY CH!

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Oceana
120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

  1. kosmose7 Sep 21, 2011 12:44 PM

    And more photos here. :)
    http://blog.naver.com/kosmose7/901220...

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    1. re: kosmose7
      sbkat Sep 21, 2011 01:35 PM

      Wow - the link you sent was perfect for viewing the dining room. Loved it! I think my friends and family will love it. Many thanks for your input.

      1. re: sbkat
        kosmose7 Sep 21, 2011 02:13 PM

        Good! I'm glad that it was helpful.
        I hope they will enjoy the dinner! :)

    2. r
      rrems Sep 20, 2011 08:40 PM

      Yes, it is lively and not stuffy, just not horrendously loud, so it should be perfect for you. And do not hesitate to order some of the lower priced wines, particularly the Spanish ones. There are some great bargains and the sommelier is extremely helpful.

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      1. re: rrems
        sbkat Sep 21, 2011 08:57 AM

        I am relieved to hear your comments! Thank you. And good to know about the lower priced, but delicious wines available. I have a feeling a few bottles may be opened throughout the meal. ;)

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          r
          RGR Sep 21, 2011 09:20 AM

          Oceana is our favorite fish/seafood restaurant. The food is always delicious, and servers are very cordial and attentive. I agree with rrems that it is not at all stuffy. The space is huge, and the restaurant does a much more brisk lunch business, i.e., always full up, than at dinner when even on the weekends, many tables remain unoccupied. Still, it is far from funereal. I'm sure you and your family will have a great time catching up.

          Oceana photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623454646309/

          and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157624127309526/

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          Oceana
          120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

          1. re: RGR
            sbkat Sep 21, 2011 01:34 PM

            Thanks for the thumbs up RGR. Your photos are stunning - I'm now excited to be going to Oceana. I have been in charge of making the dining plans for our group and I wasn't sure about this pick, since I haven't been. Once again, The Chowhound community comes through! Many thanks.

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            Oceana
            120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

            1. re: sbkat
              r
              RGR Sep 21, 2011 02:34 PM

              You're most welcome, sbkat. And thanks for the compliment re: my photos. :)

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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