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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com
  • Email: oabo@ldry.com
  • Phone: (617) 742-2277
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Dan Enos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tremont St.
  • Public Transit: Government Center T Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available for dinner service only; nearby public lot available
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston
As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Although expensive, Oceanaire is well worth the money. Excellent seafood with several innovative preparations, but you can get tried and true dishes as well. The venue is very open, which can make it a lively environment, but the way they have done over this old bank makes in all the more interesting. If you are into raw oyster, clams, shrimp, etc. then you'll love it, especially if you set at the bar. Our waiter was excellent. And its nice to see the staff dressed in white coats. Gives everything that special feeling."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was very good. The mussels were small and delicately flavoured. The crab cake was big and sumptuous! Chopped salad was prepared perfectly prepared with a super light vinegarette. I had the flounder Louis. It was very fresh and sweet. There were six of us at dinner and no one left any food behind. The au gratin potatoes are a must have. The spinach side dish was a bit on the stingy side but the mac and cheese more than made up for it. The Boston cream pie was a big hit at the table although they only had one! On Easter, really. The creme brûlée was not remarkable. Overall, the dinner was lovely and the service was great. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "One of the nicest looking restaurant I've been, waiter was professional and nice. Highlight for us was the tuna poke. Easily one of the best appetizers they have. Portion for that was big so beware if you don't eat much. The way it was done, it was easily shared too. Would come again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Oceanaire is a beautiful restaurant with great service and very good food. The seafood selection is very extensive and they are willing to prepare your selection in a variety of ways to accommodate your requests. My husband especially enjoyed their black and blue sauce which I believe was a sauce of caramelized onions and bleu cheese. My son's sushi-grade tuna was prepared rare and was delicious. My flounder was topped with a plentiful serving of excellent fresh crab, but thicker than I expect flounder to be, making me question if it was really something else. All the dishes came with plenty of accompaniments; we ordered one extra side of spinach and it was more than enough for all of us. The cappuccino and creme brûlée were also good."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed the meal a lot. Once we were at our table, the service was great. The only problem I had was that I had made a reservation for 7:45. I arrived at about 7:40, and they told me they were running behind, and that my table would be ready in about 20 minutes. I realize that restaurants are somewhat at the whim of how long the patrons take to dine, but I feel that if I make a reservation more than 24 hour in advance, the table should be ready at the time it is made for. Other than that, I had a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great service, very friendly and helpful. Food and wine were delicious. One negative. If you are sitting in the center of the restaurant on a cool/cold/windy night, you will need to cover up each time the door opens. That means, 3 seasons of the year. The restaurant needs some kind of wind screen/shelter to protect the patrons from the cold. Had it not been for the cold coming in, the rating would have been higher."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Went for dinner. No wait so easy fast seating. Staff was super. they were helpful and attentive. Food was just ok. For the prices I was expecting rock star quality! what I got was suburban flair. it was worth it once to go and see what people are talking about! Boston Creme dessert is not true boston creme anything. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Oceanaire Seafood Room was a great setting with its remodelled bank environment and large windows that allowed the guests to take in natural light and showed the food presenation in great light. Theseafood was prepared well adn at the right temperature. The service was good, but a bit slow at times when it got crowded at lucnh. However, when asked they sped up based on the need to get to a meeting."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Located right down the street from Faneuil Hall. I went to the Oceanaire with a group of coworkers on a Tuesday night. We made a reservation for 7 people through Open table at 6:00 for a seating at 7:30. Food was great. I had the Salmon Oscar. TRY THE BACON STEAK as a side. They mixed up two of our table's orders and comped us a second side and dessert without us asking. Great service, great selection, great location"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Everything is fresh on the menu, great food. Cooked perfectly! My favorite restaurant when visiting Boston."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Date night with the wife was great. Excellent service and the food was phenomenal. Mussels were great. Alaskan king crab legs were outstanding Ann's topped off with a slice of heaven with the Boston cream pie... Great job guys, we thoroughly enjoyed our night from the moment we walked in to the time we rolled out... What a great looming restaurant too.... Thanks for a nice evening"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My fiance and I were in town to celebrate his birthday. I made reservations online and under special requests noted that it was his birthday and asked if they could put a candle in his dessert. Well, Oceanaire went above and beyond that request. They seated us in a table back in the corner to give us more privacy and a view of the entire restaurant. They print the menus daily and had "Happy Birthday" printed on my fiance's menu (nice touch). We received excellent service and the food was amazing!!! Before we could even order dessert, the waitress brought us a Bombe Alaska on the house (similar to baked Alaska but has dark rum splashed over and the whole dessert is flambéed while being served). Perfect touch and a perfect evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The whole experience was great. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance was elegant. The main dining room is very large, which at first seemed cavernous, but as people filled it up it did not become noisy or overwhelming. In fact ,with the attentiveness of the waitstaff, it became almost an intimate dining experience. We asked to be alerted to the time, as we were going to attend a show after dinner, and the waiter was very sure to keep us apprised of the hour, yet without our feeling rushed. The seafood menu is extensive and our meals were cooked to perfection. It was a perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took clients for a 65th birthday lunch and they were treated as very special by our waiter. They were so pleased with how nice he was and how great the service. They had never been before and loved it. And our waiter was so kind to bring over a big piece of Baked Alaska for dessert and lit it on fire at our table. He made it a very special birthday for the husband and they couldn't say enough good things about him. Thank you Oceanaire and to our waiter. Not sure if I should mention his name on here. I will ask him next time I am in. You made it a special day."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed with the how they prepare the Ahi Tuna and Swordfish."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service was very professional and I love the ambiance. We will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "FOUR DINERS,ALL DIDNT FIND IT PLEASING.THE TASTES THAT CERTAIN DISHES SHOULD HAVE AS A STANDARD WERE LACKING .....FOOD WAS PREPARED IN A DIFFERENT MANNER.....THE BASICS WERNT EVEN THEIR....WE WONT BE BACK SOON....IT DOES NO GOOD TO VOICE YOUR DISLIKE....IT FALLS ON DEAF EARS.THE WAITER WAS NEW I WAS TOLD.MAYBE HE DIDNT GET THE PROPER TRAINING.FOR THE 500 I SPENT.I COULD OF PURCHASED FRESH FISH ,LOBSTER,CLAMS,ETC AT THE FISH PIER AND DINED LIKE A CHAMP..CHEERS"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had the best experience at Oceanaire this week! Food was amazing as always but the best part was probably our server Jared, he was the best! Will be back ASAP."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service excellent but prices way out of line for what you get. Ordered pan seared scallops, they were good but they were medium in size and 4 on the plate for $33. Any sides were extra."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Everything was great - food, service, atmosphere. But a little pricey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went to the Oceanaire to celebrate my 25th birthday with my family. I used to live in Brickell and had been to the Miami location numerous times, all of which were amazingly pleasant experiences. However this past week at the Boston location I experienced the worst service I had ever received. It was very unexpected. The food was great but to be frank there are lots of delicious seafood restaurants in the New England area. The Oceanaire has lost my vote. I left unsatisfied. Let's just say I will visit Neptune or B&G when my next craving for oysters comes around."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We geld a business dinner here and everyone was very impressed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My niece Adrianne wanted to take us out for her Mom's birthday. I, Aunti Nancy was the one who decided on your place. Great choice we are all seafood lovers from Boston so it was just the right spot. Everyone loved the food. Our waiter Jeff was excellent. However my scallops were overcooked but I didn't want to make a fuss. Next time I'll get what the chef recommends. I shouldn't get things I cook well so. However I will go back again and again! Oh and nice touch with the birthday cake for my big sister."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Coming from out of state to visit Boston, I was interested in finding a nice dining experience particularly serving seafood from the New England region. The Oceanaire proved to do just that and really surpassed the expectations of my boyfriend and I. The decor and environment of the restaurant were great and still allowed us to have a bit of a romantic dinner. Overall a great choice!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Better for a leisurely lunch, not if you are restricted to one hour. Service was slow, but food was great!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Looks can be deceiving. I have walked pass this restaurant on several occasion. To my surprise upon walking in I never knew it was as upscale as it was. Just BEAUTIFUL! And the food was great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Fixed price menu for Restaurant Week. The calamari app was terrific. Rings and tentacles nicely breaded And fried. Spicy peppers and sauce were a tasty addition. The clam chowder was just okay. It wasn't hot enough or flavorful enough for me. The stuffed shrimp were tasty though the stuffing got very wet from the linguini. Very nice room right by City Hall and financial district."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "All the fish dishes were cooked just right and the side dishes were exceptionally good. The bacon cheese potatoes were totally great and the brocollini and tomatoes were steamed and nicely presented. The service was generally good, though we had to ask twice for a couple things (more bread). The creme brûlée was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "On Friday, I dined at Oceanaire with my friends and the food was absolutely sublime. The sour cream mashed potatoes and the bread are literally to die for! I have dined at Oceanaire many times with my family and each I go, the food and service is great. This time however, I was a little apprehensive about the service when I went with my friends. Coming with an intense appetite, my friends and I ordered a lot of food and the waiter was really hesitant in giving it all to us, when we finished it all however, we showed him. Also, I have never had a problem with a hostess, but when I went to hand in my coat check, the hostess pushed the tip jar in my face which was quite rude. Overall, I would say go to this place for the food and scene only."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Party of 4, 2 from Chicago. General negatives: very pushy on the liquor; excessive seasoning with salt on all main dishes and appettizer- chef should taste food. Positives: very good wedge salad and key lime pie; responsive to diet requests."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was Dine Out week and a friend of mine suggested I should try Oceanaire she said the service was excellent and the food was awesome. She was right I got together with two of my friends for lunch and was highly impressed. I would definitely go back to this establishment."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took advantage of Restaurant Week and tried out Oceanaire. We had an amazing time and could not have asked for better service. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu as well as polite and friendly. Timing of the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Amazing food and great atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my second time the first time was exceptional and this time was just as good"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We were in town for a conference and wanted our team to experience Oceanaire. This was our first time in Boston and dining at this Oceanaire was exceptional. The dining room is absolutely stunning and the food was outstanding! The service was attentive without being overbearing. Every request we made was accommodated. Highly recommend Oceanaire Boston!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I used to go a lot and love this restaurant until today March28,2014 . The food was awful I got the shrimp crab stuffing, my co-worker had the burger that was overcooked, dried and tasteless. I catch the server putting his hand on his nose then on his mouth(Nasty) and I look on the table next to me he had his clothe over the person's food. I was seating on the top next to the stairs. Never again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My mother and I had dinner here during the last Boston restaurant week. They had a great 3 course menu set up for Boston Dine Out this time around so we decided to go back. My only complaint is that while we were eating dinner there was a table across from us that clearly had had a small child eating at it. No one came to clean up the mess of food all over the floor or the table during our entire dinner.... I know it was getting later in the night but it was just poor presentation. Other than that it was great. The food was good and our server was so fun!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I loved the ambience however, our waiter totally forgot about us at one point. (For a good 30mins we say there just looking all the waiters, walking by our table, some leaving their shift, as we continue to wait for our dessert) The wait time to get served was unbelievable (from the cocktails to dessert), I ended up asking the waiter if he forgot that He had us, he apologized offered us some cookies to make up for the wait. Don't think I'll return or recommend"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food was great the service very courteous - kind of load in the restaurant which I was surprised at. The one complaint is that the waiters kept trying to clear our plates before we could finish the course!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was an extremely expensive meal with no complexity. Our primary server was wonderfully sweet but the runners were slow with every course. Skip this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014