Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Service and food was wonderful! Been telling everyone about it!!
Food was delicious. I was shocked at the lack of "social distancing". Tables were not blocked off nor were they 6' apart and they were ALL full. Good to be busy but you also need to be safe. If the weather was better I am assuming it would have been different. It is Central NY and you cannot depend on the weather.
Good food- considerable seafood menu-a number of side options- the staff (our waiter victor) was extremely pleasant and helpful- would dine there again-
Outstanding restaurant. High quality food, excellent atmosphere!
It was my first time there. The hostess & waiter were very welcoming. Love how it’s decorated & Food was delicious!
Expensive for the area.
Very nice lunch for my birthday! Delicious lobster roll and potato salad! Service was friendly and professional
Best shrimp cocktail, best sea bass and best calamari I’ve ever had.
Everything on the menus looked very gourmet and excellent.
Excellent service and beautifully designed and decorated restaurant
Such nice service great waiters, food was great as well
Gorgeous restaurant with delicious food. Burrata and tuna didnt disappoint. Truffle fries were incredible. Waitress was pleasant and great. We were with newly weds, and without even asking, they were given the cutest complimentary congratulations dessert. Looking forward to going back.
It was my daughters b-day and they treated her so well!!!
Great food, a little pricey but well worth the price. Cannot wait to go back! Its nice to have a spot like this in Utica, perfect for a date night with the hubby!
No regard to social distancing AT ALL! We were seated at chairs back to back with another group less than 2 feet apart with no partition or anything in between. Food was good as usual but portion sizes were much smaller than usual.
Food was amazing, best meal we have had out in a long time!
Service bringing drinks was extremely slow, restaurant was not that crowded, and it was extremely noisy due to a loud table of women sitting nearby. There were many families there for a graduation celebration, as were we, and management or someone should have approached the table and asked them to be considerate of other diners. Other that these two issue, the food was outstanding and our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly.
Really great night out with friends, the baked haddock with crab was delicious- would def order again! The drinks were also amazing and of course our wait staff was the best.
Great time as always. Food was excellent! Can't wait for my next visit!!
Very clean, bartender/waitress very friendly, excellent food/drinks love the outdoor dinning, beautiful view
wonderful upscale atmosphere. the patio is awesome. food and service great too!
Gorgeous sitting on deck. Tastefully decorated. Attentive staff. Food was wonderful, not to mention the cocktail was superb.
Food and service was great. My only suggestion - some shade on the patio dining area - the sun in your eyes without any shade makes it difficult to sit at a table
Excellent food and service. Unfortunately, the indoor temperature was very warm and uncomfortable.
We went there for 2 of my kids birthdays and had a large party with us. The patio offered amazing views with a big city feel. I would recommend this to anyone on any day
My server was Kristen. She was absolutely Phenomenal and accommodating. And our food was great! It was my dad’s and cousin’s first time dining at Ocean Blue. And she made their experience memorable and plus she took some very lovely pictures of us.
I had been looking forward to trying Ocean Blue for quite a long time as I'd heard wonderful things. So with father's day approaching and restaurants finally opening back up, I made reservations through their website. This would be both my first time at Ocean Blue and my first time out since things opened back up. I really wanted to go on father's day with my daughter but they were completely booked so I settled for what they had available today 6/20/20 which was at 2:30pm. I figured, late lunch or early dinner. My 10 year old daughter and I arrived on and were seated right away since it was nearly empty. Our waiter Jeremy came to the table with skew water and took our drink order of 2 diet Cokes as we were looking over the menu. While he was getting our drinks, I realize, this is a brunch menu, at nearly 3pm. There was almost nothing on the menu other than breakfast items and some appetizers. I was so looking forward to the phenomenal dinners I'd heard so much about. When Jeremy returned with our drinks I told him I didn't realize they were only serving lunch. He just nodded yes and left without any explanation or alternative. He returned a few minutes later and said "Did you wanna talk about food?". I ordered Some lobster bisque for my daughter, some calamari and a dozen steamed clams. I also ordered the only burger that was on the menu for my daughter without the fried egg and a steak and cheese sandwich for myself. My daughter very much enjoyed the soup and she said the burger was good and also really liked the cole slaw. I also enjoyed the potato salad and the cole slaw with my sandwich, however the steak was very salty and slightly overcooked. The appetizers were a different story. The calamari was quite soggy for most of it but the bits that weren't soggy were cooked well and tasted very good. The steamed clams were typical clams for the most part but there were several shells that were badly broken and required picking shells o
We had delicious Lobster Roll with a crisp white wine.
The food was exceptional. The service was friendly but slow. It is a beautiful setting with fantastic views. It was a warm evening so we sat inside but the outside deck is lovely. It was a busy Friday right after quarantine ended so I thought that may have impacted the service being slow.
Let me start with, the atmosphere is great. Food was great however I didn’t get much fries with my burger. Also, the bartender charged me somehow 100$ more than my actual bill. They did give me a free drink for it but still how do you get 216$ from 101? Seems fishy. Anyways overall it was not very organized at all and way over priced for actual meal
Perfect atmosphere and food. Kitchen Nd service was a little slow but they just opened back up. Possibly understaffed for a Friday night
Food was great, loved the atmosphere. In this time of reopening, I was disappointed to see people arriving with no masks, not being turned away.
Otherwise, it was wonderful!!
The food was excellent. Staff was attentive and friendly. Love the atmosphere and surroundings.
Great service and food!
Fantastic restaurant!! Beautiful evening to eat outside and the food was 5 star, as always.
Very accommodating. Perfect patio. Will be our go to for special occasions.
Best Calamari that I’ve had. Desserts also highly recommended.
Food was great, but had to tell a worker to wear their mask over their nose and not under their nose.
Service was spot on. Food was delicious. Music was great. Very happy.
Amazing as always. SO great to be back! Looking forward to getting you back in our rotation.
My husband and I were celebrating our 32nd anniversary. We were told happy anniversary several times during our visit which was very nice! We also got a free dessert with a happy anniversary sign made out of chocolate!! Loved it!!! Calamari was the best we’ve ever had and everything was absolutely delicious! It was the best night we’ve had in months! Thanks, Ocean Blue!
Celebrated our Anniversary! Food and service were worth the wait!! Can’t wait for more enjoyable moments here!!
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.
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