About Oceano Bistro - Clayton
Welcome to Oceano Bistro, St. Louis premiere fresh fish bistro. Our chefs, in partnerships with fishermen, farmers, and food artisans have searched the world's seas to bring the St. Louis area what is enjoyed by those who are living on the coast. We then pair it innovative and exciting fresh local producers and flavor combinations certain to dazzle every discerning palate at prices that are a great value for a great catch.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Weekend Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Oceano Bistro is also proud to offer a wide variety of catering options. Our expert chefs will prepare anything from a boxed lunch for 2 to a full service dinner complete with wait staff. You enjoy the party, we do the work. Please feel free to browse our extensive menus consisting of boxed lunches, themed buffet, and amazing plated dinners. More of our menus are available on our website, oceanobistro.com, and will be happy to make your next catered event an amazing success
Parking lot and garage available, on street parking, and on weekends valet is offered
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oceano Bistro - Clayton Ratings and Reviews
Don't go Hungry: This was perhaps the 3r ...
Don't go Hungry: This was perhaps the 3rd or 4th time we have visited Oceano Bistro. The food is quite good, the service is good, it is easy to obtain reservations. However, if you are hungry, beware that the portions are disappointingly small. Compared with other restaurants in Clayton and nearby areas, it is not good value.
As usual, trhe staff quickly took care o ...
As usual, trhe staff quickly took care of special dietary medical needs. Although the restaurant was quite busy, due to a special Clayton Restaurant Week, the service was professional and prompt.All specials were explained and the food was well-prepared and beautifully plated. All-in-all, an excellent dining experience.
Loved the clean modern look of the resto ...
Loved the clean modern look of the resto. Our waiter Zach was helpful with wine choices. Kobe beef sliders was perfect medium rare. Loved the seafood chowder (needed more pepper but every spoonful was loaded with crab meat) as well as the Scallops dinner entree (asked for a spoon as the sauce was amazing, oozing with umami). Serving sizes are generous, even for desserts. I would come back here if we lived closer!
Oceana has a great vibe. The personnel ...
Oceana has a great vibe. The personnel are super friendly and professional. We were having a business lunch and they were very respectful of knowing when to be available and when to give us privacy. The food was fantastic with a great presentation! Great experience!
Our office held a business lunch at Ocea ...
Our office held a business lunch at Oceano Bistro earlier in the week. Though we have gone to this restaurant a number of times, this was the first time I felt we had service that was below par.
The server was good about taking drink orders and getting those drinks to the table, but it took him a really long time to work back around the restaurant to us to share info about the specials and to take our order. (I think they may have been short-staffed.) He sure was quick with the check, though, which I thought was interesting...
I feel certain that our office will use Oceano again some time, but it is not at the top of my list of Clayton business district lunch recommendations anymore!
Still our favorite Clayton restaurant. ...
Still our favorite Clayton restaurant. We've dined here so many times that I pretty much have the menu memorized. The food is always good, and every item is noteworthy. My friend and I ordered three appetizers, and it was too much food. But, all delicious. Personal favorites: yellowtail sushi appetizer, calamari, carpaccio, sliders. All salads are great. Main dishes are generous, also. Highly recommend. And, I forgot to mention the olive oil, aeoli mix they serve with their hot rolls. mmmmmm
Batting 1.000 (A Thousand)
Second visit to Clayton area and Oceano Bistro. Previously had a business luncheon here and it was excellent. Decided to come back with my bride - we were not disappointed!
Excellent service at the bar with a few martini's to start followed by an outstanding meal which included fried calamari and caprese both delicious. For entrée we had Halibut and Salmon and couldn't have been more pleased.
Service was outstanding all the way around. We were thanked by management on our way out the door for our patronage which topped off a wonderful experience overal
I booked reservation because I had been at Oceano for brunch on another Sunday, and we ordered from the menu. On Mother's Day, much to my disappointment, we were not able to order from the menu. The waitress who brought me a cup of coffee didn't bring the cream with it, as requested. She brought it about 4 or 5 minutes later. The spinach salad was so gritty, I think they sort of skipped rinsing it. I was really disappointed i the food and service.
All it needed was an ocean!
Oceano Bistro is a great place to go if you're looking for a more-than-casual-but-less-than-formal destination for an atypical date (special occasion, taking it to the next level, etc). Everyone - from hostess to manager - greeted us with a smile and a kind word. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. Our food was served quickly and prepared extremely well.
Everything we ate was delicious, but of particular note was the seafood chowder. It was rich and flavorful without being heavy and loaded with large bits of crab meat. A bowl of that, along with a few fresh, steaming hot rolls and a scoop of fresh, locally-made gelato, would make for a perfect lunch or light dinner.
We will absolutely return to Oceano Bistro in the future.
My wife and I sat outside - which was ni ...
My wife and I sat outside - which was nice. The Calamari was possibly the best we have ever had, and we have it often ! We both had the Halibut special. It was very nice - as expected. I have been there 3 times now - I refer business associates there when asked because I know they will have a pleasant dining experience. Our waiter was particularly efficient and pleasant. Can't go wrong with Oceano.
This was my first time at Oceano and will also be my last time! There was three of us. The menu choices weren't all that great. We all started with the Spinach salad which was so over dressed with oil I couldn't eat it! My friends tried and literally had
Oil all over thier chins! I ordered the Branzino which came with a vegetable hash that I did not like at all...mushrooms do NOT pair well with fish at all!! One piece of my fish was very grey looking. I ended up sending it back like I did my salad!
My two friends ordered the scallops and they did not have a nice sear on them and the sauce was thin as water and all over the plate like a soup!
On a positive note...our waiter was great! The manager was very nice and I was not charged for my meal except for dessert which thank heavens was delicious!
The wine was also very good as well as the ambience!
Excellent, affordable restaurant
We have had dinner at Oceano several times. The food is consistently good. The service has never lacked. And the price is reasonable for the excellent quality of the dinner. You really cannot go wrong at Oceano.
Preparing fish correctly is a craft that is appreciated by a foodie like me and they certainly do it right at Oceano. The fresh baked cookies for dessert can easily be shared with another. They are so good and a perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
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