The simple name reflects the stately interior but not the food. A couple of years ago, chef Juan Carlos Ortega revamped the menu in favor of complex dishes with a blend of flavors and textures. For example, smoked salmon and crabmeat top an avocado and watercress salad; and pistachio-crusted mahimahi joins baby bok choy, citrus-jasmine rice and curry foam. Desserts are equally elaborate: The popular caramelized-banana ice-cream tower is presented in a hazelnut shell.
|Venue name:||Ocean Grill||Contact:|
384 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between 78th and 79th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun 10:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|