When Brian and Paula Galvin met way back in the 80s working at a neighborhood fish house in Chappaqua, NY they never knew that one day they would be the owners of their own fresh seafood restaurant in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The ensuing twenty-five years of working in fine restaurants and traveling the food centers of the world helped them grow to understand and love the business of providing excellent food and gracious hospitality, while annual summer vacations in Martha’s Vineyard fed their love of New England fare.

In 2004 they discovered the vacant Little Red Diner in Croton-on-Hudson, NY and an idea formed. Could they resurrect the historic 1920s structure and build the kind of New England seafood restaurant that they had always dreamed of? A cozy atmosphere where Chef Galvin could prepare the freshest seafood available using his trademark New England style as a starting point? Where his wife, Paula, could create a comfortable welcoming beachy atmosphere for their guests to enjoy?

Many years later the answer is yes! The Ocean House has become an award winning Hudson Valley landmark thanks to our very loyal clientele and to our talented and hardworking crew. And also thanks to some very positive press we’ve received throughout the years (New York Times, Journal News, Westchester Magazine and Zagat Survey).

The list of oysters on the blackboard changes daily along with appetizer and entrée specials. Our printed dinner menu changes seasonally or more often if inspiration hits and our homemade dessert menu features something sweet for every palate.