Birmingham, AL 35205
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or give us a call at: (205) 933-0999
Private Party Contact:
Heather Boone: 2059330999x
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
Service was fantastic from our server. H ...
Service was fantastic from our server. He was attentive, especially with regards to how long it took us to receive our meal. The food was fresh and done to our specifications. We were not expecting the excessive noice levels and that kept us from enjoying time with our aging parents who could not hear us speaking. Again, service was top notch.
Our meal and experience were incredible. ...
Our meal and experience were incredible. Our waitress provided perhaps the best service we have ever enjoyed anywhere. She was very knowledgeable, made great food and wine selections, and made our birthday girl feel so special.
Ocean is always a truly superior restaur ...
Ocean is always a truly superior restaurant but on New Year's Eve 2016, it also was fabulous. Unlike most restaurants in the US, Ocean departed from the usual restaurant approach on holidays. Most restaurants provide a special menu on which diners can make one choice from each of 3 categories (appetizer, entree, and dessert). Such an approach is almost always disappointing. Instead, Ocean produced a truly a wonderful menu with almost as many choices of appetizers, entrees, and desserts as you will find on non-holiday nights. it was really special and I encouraged the waiters to make sure Ocean will always use their new approach to New Years Eve. My wife and I ate at 7pm, but Ocean was packed with customers. Despite the full house, the background noise was very gentle. I think the low noise has a great deal to do with the choice of providing superb meals drawn from nearly full menus . It was a wonderful evening at Ocean on 12/31/2016.
2 and a half years ago, I proposed to my ...
2 and a half years ago, I proposed to my bride in the very same booth that we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary this past Friday evening. As before, the service, wine, food and dessert was perfect. Thank you Elizabeth for serving us and Thanks to the Management for making our Celebration Special!
As always, the food was wonderful. We we ...
As always, the food was wonderful. We were a party of 12 and were seated on the Bar patio, which was disappointing. The service is usually very good, but this last time, not so good. We had to ask for more wine. We had to ask for coffee cups, though we had coffee pots on the tables. The crew was just generally not attentive. Unfortunately, next Christmas we plan to visit another restaurant.
our waiter Patrick was great. Cranberry ...
our waiter Patrick was great. Cranberry dessert, lobster appetizer oysters, and ocean salad , as well as the glass of wine selected by Patrick were great. The monkfish was a bit bland (I have eaten monkfish before and like the fish). The martini we had at the bar before dinner was not as cold as we like or normally get served.
Always a great experience at Oceans, I h ...
Always a great experience at Oceans, I have come here of many times with friends and family. Always a great cuisine and menu. This time was a little crowded with seating, Each one of us kept getting bumped by waiters and patrons. Wish they would keep the pop tarts on the dessert menu!
We were very pleased with the overall ex ...
We were very pleased with the overall experience of our evening at Ocean. The service was as expected and the food outstanding. We really enjoyed the lobster bisque and greek salad. The pan seared scollops and red snapper were excellent. We finished with dessert and coffee to end a great evening with friends.
One of our perennial favorites, the food ...
One of our perennial favorites, the food has never disappointed, and this was no exception. In the past, my mild criticisms have included being rushed by our waiter and cramped dining amongst other patrons.
This time our waitress was attentive but at no time rushed us. As far as the close proximity of the tables with other guests, I suppose it is what it is, but I do wish they could do some short partitioning if not reducing and then spreading the tables, particularly the 2-tops.
But, that said, they will remain a favorite and we will be back soon.
It was my husband's birthday & they gave ...
It was my husband's birthday & they gave us a delicious honey ice cream wrapped in some sort of fried dough drizzled with honey. It was outstanding. I had the tuna option, grilled instead of tempura, & it was fantastic. I would recommend Ocean to everyone. We had a great night.
Ocean has become one of our "go to" rest ...
Ocean has become one of our "go to" restaurants when we want fresh oysters, seared scallops or other seafood dish. I tried their lobster this time and it was fabulous. all the mean out of the shell and poached in butter--tender and sweet--and priced right. we can also count on Carlos to find us great wines.
The service at Ocean from the front staf ...
The service at Ocean from the front staff to the wait staff is always superb...knowledgeable and easy to work with. The menu is wonderful and the preparation is imaginative. The raw oyster selection is the best I know of.
A gem in our city.
Perfect date night! Our meal was amazing ...
Perfect date night! Our meal was amazing. We started with oysters then moved on to the sushi rolls which were very fresh and delicious. For dinner our server recommended the pompano and red snapper which were superb. We finished our meal with the cranberry shortbread. We were impressed by the outstanding service and very fresh ingredients. We will be back.
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