505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202 Directions
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84% of 1082 customers recommended

About this business

  • Cuisine
    French, Seafood, American, Catering, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
  • Price
  • Hours
    Sun Closed
    Mon-Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri-Sat 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    French, Seafood, American, Catering, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Reservations
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Catering
  • Good For Kids
  • Good For Groups
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David A.
Report | 4 hours ago
Very expensive wine list. They do corkage for byob. There was a $40 red that was good.
cristina l.
Report | 7 days ago
This was our first time at Oceanique and our dinner was probably the best dining experience I have had in about 20 years. Every course featured an innovative combination of ingredients, nicely prepared with well-defined and balanced flavors, beautiful presentation, and skillful and unobtrusive service. I look forward to returning!
gabriele e.
Report | 18 days ago
Wonderful restaurant, great service and wonderful food. thoroughly enjoyed it and will go back.
john v.
Report | 18 days ago
It's an expensive place. Check the wine prices before you order.
Jean C.
Report | 19 days ago
Make a reservation. Service was excellent and the food was excellently prepared.
Litao S.
Report | 22 days ago
reserve a table, because they are very popular! Find the parking space before you go
susan t.
Report | a month ago
It was well worth it.
bruce s.
Report | a month ago
Wonderful service, fantastic food, one of the best overall meals i have ever had.
marilyn k.
Report | a month ago
Good, but very pricey-wine and mixed drinks
tom s.
Report | a month ago
Be prepared for a great evening. Lovely atmosphere, visually beautiful food. Lovely service. A PLUS
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From Our Editors

Oceanique's culinary history sparkles with the brilliance of a reef. The restaurant, after all, celebrated 25 years of fine dining history in February 2014 after gifting itself an interior renovation in July 2013. Now the space boasts cream walls, rectangular tables, and modern light fixtures to juxtapose the classic French cuisine that gave the restaurant its swagger. While the ambiance may have changed, Chef Mark Grosz still peppers his menu with the evidence of a culinary education acquired in France and under Jean Banchet at Le Francais. The eclectic dishes, which change daily, might pair butternut squash with salmon or drizzle rhubarb-mango chutney on foie gras. Beyond the signature seasonal fish dishes, they can devote full plate space to organic, ultrafresh produce, such as butternut squash and fiddleheads.

Even with its complex array of ingredients and tastes, the menu strives to remain approachable. Time Out Chicago writes that "while the multi-ingredient preparations border on overwhelming, Grosz somehow manages to balance flavors while completely flipping off subtlety." What results is a laid-back dining atmosphere lubricated by a choice of more than 800 wines and several vintage seawaters.

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