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505 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1814 (Hinman & Chicago)
+1 847-864-3435
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had not been to this restaurant for about 20 years and fortunately nothing has changed. This is fine dining done to perfection. The service, ambiance, food, wine list, friendly and personable staff make for a wonderful experience. The chef has been there for 28 years, the maitre d', Allen has returned and although I think the menu has probably... More 

Thank nancerbug1
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

All was perfect at Oceanique. Great food and service. Most ordered fish dishes and one person ordered veal. All were excellent. If you are looking for a special restaurant in Evanston Oceanique fills the bill.

Thank JetsDad
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on New Year's Eve with the Picky Eater. It was one of the few places in the Evanston area that still had reservations available on December 30 and , occasionally we'd seen specials for them on Groupon. This is never a good sign to me. We reserved for two and they offered an $89/per person special for New... More 

Thank Harith R
Chicago, IL
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For fine dining in Evanston, there are few better places than Oceanique. The food and service are both outstanding, with a solid emphasis on ensuring diners have a great evening. A strong wine list, an excellent tasting menu and attention to detail mark this establishment as one to visit - though you should expect the bill to reflect this!

Thank F1Rumors
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I used a Groupon to get out for an overdue nice meal. Oceanique definitely lived up to our expectations. The tasting dinner included several appealing options for each course and each of our choices was delicious! Their wine selection is not cheap but our selections were excellent.

Thank Birdy H
Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

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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
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?