Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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983 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At Ocean Blue we take our food seriously, but not ourselves. We are inspired to create a dining experience where our guests feel welcome and at home in our inviting setting to enjoy quality food, and warm hospitality. Borrowing influence from our most favorite era and styles, Ocean Blue’s interior boasts a mix of elegant black and white décor, a large copper bar, and floor to ceiling windows that offer a panoramic view of our city. Perhaps the most striking feature is our vast, open kitchen that allows guests to watch the culinary team in action, preparing our signature dishes. We cook the food, and craft the drinks that make us happy, and we want to extend to you the same feeling. Great service, great food and great drink is not enough. We create an experience. We are a feeling. We are all of the above.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! Been telling everyone about it!!

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kflf
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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rebecca
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food- considerable seafood menu-a number of side options- the staff (our waiter victor) was extremely pleasant and helpful- would dine there again-

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vipcsoup1
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. High quality food, excellent atmosphere!

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TiffanyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there. The hostess & waiter were very welcoming. Love how it’s decorated & Food was delicious!

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TJJL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expensive for the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch for my birthday! Delicious lobster roll and potato salad! Service was friendly and professional

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DeborahBrueck
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mgee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such nice service great waiters, food was great as well

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CathyT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was my daughters b-day and they treated her so well!!!

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DanielleP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

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.

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KaraleaC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, best meal we have had out in a long time!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always. Food was excellent! Can't wait for my next visit!!

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Kane
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean, bartender/waitress very friendly, excellent food/drinks love the outdoor dinning, beautiful view

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JanineB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful upscale atmosphere. the patio is awesome. food and service great too!

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LaurieZ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous sitting on deck. Tastefully decorated. Attentive staff. Food was wonderful, not to mention the cocktail was superb.

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MarkZ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Marc
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Excellent food and service. Unfortunately, the indoor temperature was very warm and uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kayye
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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WilliamD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My review...

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

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GinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious Lobster Roll with a crisp white wine.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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Nisiiii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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

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ewny99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect atmosphere and food. Kitchen Nd service was a little slow but they just opened back up. Possibly understaffed for a Friday night

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DanaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Staff was attentive and friendly. Love the atmosphere and surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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ElizabethD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant!! Beautiful evening to eat outside and the food was 5 star, as always.

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MalisaT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Perfect patio. Will be our go to for special occasions.

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CodyP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Calamari that I’ve had. Desserts also highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, but had to tell a worker to wear their mask over their nose and not under their nose.

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ashley
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on. Food was delicious. Music was great. Very happy.

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KCSherrill
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. SO great to be back! Looking forward to getting you back in our rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipCherylP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Anniversary! Food and service were worth the wait!! Can’t wait for more enjoyable moments here!!

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