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Ocean has been locally owned and operated by George Reis since 2002 and is located in the historic Five Points district of Birmingham’s Southside. Enjoy a casual night out with friends at the inviting and contemporary patio bar, or venture inside for some of the best seafood in town and an award-winning dining experience.
Ocean offers fresh seafood in an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. The menu features a wide selection of fish and fresh oysters arriving daily. Ocean focuses on sourcing sustainable seafood, local produce, and is proud to support local farms. Pulling flavors and inspiration from around the globe, Ocean is the recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for 2007-2015, the Wine Spectator Award 2004-2015, and is the winner of the Alabama Seafood Cookoff in 2015. Voted Best Chef, Wine List and rated 5 stars by the Birmingham News,
Reservations accepted Tuesday through Saturday.
Birmingham, AL 35205
Seafood, Contemporary American, International
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Highland and 13th Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For information about catering options, please contact our event coordinator, Heather Boone, at: email@example.com or call us at: (205)933-0999
Complimentary Valet Parking
Private Party Facilities:
For information about our private dining facilities and private dining options, please contact our event coordinator, Heather Boone, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at: (205) 933-0999
Private Party Contact:
Heather Boone: (205) 933-0999
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ocean Ratings and Reviews
The night we went the AC was out which took away from the overall atmosphere. Parking is bad in the area as well. Negatives aside the food and service were top notch. Don't be afraid to try the filet at a seafood restaurant, it was amazing. Save room for the strawberry cobbler and balsamic ice cream!
Excellent service and the food was delicious. My wife and I are both seafood lovers and we were impressed. Although I don't think I got the meal I ordered it was still great. We picked ocean to celebrate our anniversary and the management and wait staff treated us wonderfully on our special day. Definitely recommend a visit!
Great ambience, pleasant staff and great food and wine selection. We were sat promptly at reserved time.
Only negative was struggling A/C, which the Manager attempted to address by lowering temperature.
All and all still one of top restaurants in Birmingham.
Ocean has fresh seafood and an excellent oyster menu. Booker can be found at the oyster bar and always provides great recommendations. The service is excellent- our waitress was delightful. The only thing missing is the Gin Buck Fizz that used to be on the drink menu. If you're in the mood for sushi, the portions are plentiful. Their watermelon salad is a great summer choice- great place for a fine meal or a simple snack at the bar.
This was my first visit to Birmingham for a business trip and took my client here for dinner. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was fantastic! We had the ocean salad Greek style with fried feta and they split it for two. It was delicious! The red grouper was great and the seafood Thai green curry bouillabaisse was amazing! Dessert was the strawberry Cobbler and caramel lava cake. I would recommend ocean to everyone! Prices very, very reasonable!
Our Ocean experience was great. We had the lobster tail appetizer and a selection of oysters. All were delicious. Two of us had the filet (rec from our server) and I had mine with additional scallops. I wasn't a fan of the scallops, they were a bit mushy. But, the filet was excellent. The asparagus side was delicious! The tuna tempura was also great. The only disappointment was the bouillabaisse.....it was more of a few seafood selections steamed (?) in a bowl of a bit of broth. Wasn't a true bouillabaisse. The creme brulee dessert was ok.
But, we would def go back. Our experience was great and the French pressed coffee was delish!
I had a wonderful meal at Ocean. The food was exquisite and to top it off - the Server was magnificent. He was knowledgeable about not only everything on the menu, but he paired wine with our meals perfectly. That special attention truly made the difference over and above already excellent seafood. The oysters were fresh and yummy! Everyone's meal was prepared perfectly. I highly recommend this for a Business Meal, or for just a special occasion or desire to eat amazing seafood and be well take care of. A wonderful find in Birmingham!
The service was impeccable. Our waiter knew the menu well and provided details and recommendations. This includes the wine menu. The food was expertly and carefully prepared. The look and feel of the restaurant was appealing and intimate. We were very close to another table but situated so that we couldn't hear their conversation nor could they be involved in ours. It's wonderful that valet parking was provided because I can't imagine where we would have parked! We are definitely coming back to try more dishes.
Overall, we had a decent experience. Maybe we had too high of expectations, though. Food was good, but not great. Service was alright, but slow. Not necessarily the waiter's fault -- he had too many tables to take care of in our section. Would go again, but not as frequently as some of the other high-end restaurants in Birmingham.
We had wonderful time at Ocean to celebrate my son's birthday. The server was excellent and the staff was extremely attentive. All of our dishes were a different type of fish and they were all prepared beautifully. We liked the fact that they allowed different fish to be served on the plate set ups. I can't say enough about what a great experience dining at Ocean was.
Ocean was the perfect date night restaurant to go to. The menu was fabulous if you like seafood, and the food that both myself and my date ordered met and exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a date night or special occasion spot. Ocean was by far the best seafood I've had while not being at the coast. The wine list was extremely pricey, but overall was an amazing experience.
Ocean as usual was an excellent place to spend the evening. We have probably eaten here three or four times over the last year. The fresh seafood and sushi is outstanding. We had the seafood tower which was excellent. The combination of steamed king crab, shrimp, muscles, and a dozen or so fresh oysters was fantastic. The wood grilled lobster was fantastic. The sushi was imaginative and tasty The only problem that we had this night was the ventilation system was not working appropriately and we got a little overdose from the wood fire grill. The courteous, prompt and friendly staff made up for the inconvenience. We will be headed back soon
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