What You'll Get
Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary American tapas, seafood, and steak at Ocean in Easton.
At Ocean, chefs Jason Hagan and Jacob A'Hearn array artfully sauced tapas tasting plates, as well as searing heartier surf 'n' turf fare, earning the restaurant the title of Easton Favorite from the readers of Lehigh Valley Style in 2010. Internationally inspired small plates on the menu, from yellow-fin tuna tartare dabbled with soy, ginger, and wasabi ($12) to goat cheese crowned with almonds and jacketed in phyllo ($7), compete with brawny big-brother plates with the ability to cry on command. Opt for full-size fare, such as a 10-ounce new york strip steak emblazoned with bacon and peppercorn sauce ($25) or diver scallops backstroking in a blood-orange emulsion atop a seabed of truffle risotto ($23). Much like a carousel with Bactrian camel mounts, Ocean offers numerous seating options, including an outdoor patio decked in wicker and white tablecloths and a main dining room canopied by sleek, sculpted gray waves and partitioned by semitranslucent etched glass.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Not valid for prix fixe 3 course meal special. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
The artful presentation of Ocean's tapas, seafood, and steak is matched only by the boldness of the dishes' flavors. The dinner menu is concise, but it packs a mighty culinary punch with upscale morsels such as lobster mac 'n' cheese, caramelized diver scallops, and seared duck breast. These dishes pair with signature martinis or glasses of wine, forming a partnership as natural as a no-nonsense police detective and his wisecracking billy club. The restaurant earned accolades as one of OpenTable's Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in 2013.
But Ocean doesn't just pay homage to the sea through its meals; it also captures the deep blue through its ocean-inspired décor. Downstairs, high top tavern style tables are illuminated with tea light candles for a more casual dining experience, but can also fit up to forty people for a private dining experience. A small outdoor patio under a canopy allows diners to enjoy light fare and cold cocktails al fresco.