$40 for the Chef's Five-Course French Seafood Tasting Dinner at Oceanique ($80 Value)


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Seasonal fish, organic local produce, sorbet, and pastry praised by Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Reader

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Promotional value expires Jun 29, 2014. Amount paid never expires. May use multiple Groupons per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 2/3. Dine-in only. Not valid on Sundays (restaurant closed), 2/14-2/15, 12/31, 6/20-6/21, and Mother's Day. Beverages and a'la carte items not included in tasting menu. Not valid with Monday "No Corkage" promotion. 18% auto-gratuity applied on pre-taxes on total bill. Menu subject to change. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

France has a long history of giving America gifts, from the Statue of Liberty to the Tricolore flag our presidents have traditionally used to hide under during scary movies. Accept their latest gift: this Groupon.

$40 for the Chef's Five-Course Tasting Dinner ($80 Value)

  • Chef's surprise
  • Seafood or paté appetizer
  • Seasonal sorbet
  • Fish entrée
  • Chef's pastry selection

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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.

Customer Reviews

Wow ~~~ delicious food and fantastic service ~~~ looking forward to going back ~~~ loved the lobster and plan to go back on Wednesday lobster night soon as well. The chef was very friendly and personal also ~~~ great place for our special birthday celebration!
Archana L. · June 22, 2014
The service is impeccable, the place is very lovely and comfortable, the presentation is sensational, and of course, the food is fabulous. But it's very expensive. A special occasion place.
Joan B. · June 20, 2014
Go for it, great food, service ambiance what more could you want. The menu often changes, which means that you will always find something new. We drive all the way from near north Chicago, and its worth it.
Lauren L. · June 17, 2014
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