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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
+1 847-864-3435
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good seafood presented in a nice setting. Extensive wine list, so make sure you ask for assistance. The wines are great and the staff will match to your price point and meals. For the food, I loved the skate. You can't go wrong here.

Thank jim590
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a groupon for a 5 course dinner...2 of the courses were the amuse bouche (which typically is gratis at most restaurants but counted as one of the courses) and a tiny, tiny sorbet in an espresso cup. The amuse was chilled lobster and somewhat tasty but a bit tough. The sorbet was pineapple/berry & was refreshing. The starters... More 

Thank jsullivan978
Oyster Bay, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We went with our son, daughter in law and 11 year old grandson and the just 10 birthday girl. This restaurant is in walking distance from there house but its too special to be a.neighborhood joint. The setting is subdued elegance, not the kids usual high volume local place and they knew it was special. We had the prix fix... More 

Thank cheffranskitchenware
Highland Park, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A wonderful dinner last night! This place is consistently wonderful. Fine dining and the best fish in Chicagoland. The best appetizers were the butternut squash ravioli and the scallops...both were great combinations of flavors. For the main course we could resist sharing tastes of the ocean trout which had a fabulous combination of small tastes of corn, butternut squash, and... More 

Thank 4FunWeTravel
Evanston, Illinois
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food and service are outstanding, but the wines are expensive. There are only a few wines offered by the glass, and they range from $12 to $20. There are only a few bottles less than $50. Parking in this area can be a problem.

Thank Ronald T
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find hood fish in the Midwest, even in Chicago. Oceanique had coast-fresh seafood and many other options. I love their fresh ravioli appetizer and any fish special. The dining room is peaceful and elegant without being stuffy.

Thank Cynthia R
Wilmette, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. We always go when we have a discount coupon, when it is expensive, but not out of sight.

Thank sheilag1818
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went to Oceanique last night after not having been there in a few years and were absolutely amazed at how good everything was. The food was superb, the service attentive and the whole experience one of the best we've had in a long time. We will definitely return when we are in the mood for an outstanding meal to... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is the second time we have been to Oceanique, the first time being a few years ago. Our kids bought us a gift certificate for a several course meal with several 'chef surprises.' I am not the biggest fan of seafood and the main entrée choices included nothing for carnivores (on our meal plan). For $15 more, I was... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
Northbrook, Illinois
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229 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dined there second time in 5 years, this time using Groupon tasting menu. My first review was 4 stars out of 5, things got definitely worse. Don't think we will be back. Seating is bad, tables are too close to each other. Decor is tired, the whole place looks old, not in a good sense of it. Our server was... More 

Thank Alex G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Seafood, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814
    (Hinman & Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: CTA - Purple Line - Main St. Metra - Union Pacific / North Line - Main St.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-3435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?