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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
  • 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
  • "Our experience from start to finish was superb!..we're celebrating a 10 year anniversary and I had asked if they could do something special, and they treated us like royalty. Made the occasion a night to remember . The service was top notch, the food was DELICIOUS. OuR first time at Oceanaire Seafood..and certainly not our last!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I brought two of my customers to here who were visiting from overseas and had never had Maine lobster. It was a great experience, successful evening. The food was great, the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. It worked perfectly for us."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Amazing food. Some of the best seafood I've had in a while! Only negative was that we ordered multiple bottles of wine yet no one was ever around to pour it, leaving it up to me. Otherwise an amazing night out."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Waiter was distracted by large tables, we were a table of 2, essentially ignored once our order was taken...."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Outstanding food and great service (our waiter was extremely friendly and knowledgeable); the kitchen was a little slow, but in the end analysis was worth the wait. A good find in downtown Boston."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was a an exceptional experience from start to finish. The restaurant is beautiful, clean, and with spectacular decor. Our server, Nelson, was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and made several excellent and sincere recommendations. Between him and his assistant, we had a perfectly clean, framed, and decrumbed table from start to finish. The food was to die for- the freshest fish, beautifully made, and uniquely prepared. Finally, per Nelson's recommendation, we enjoyed the baked Alaska which was the perfect end to the night. This experience couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When making my reservation, I mentioned we wanted a private booth as we were celebrating our Anniversary. Not only did we receive an excellent booth but the menu was printed with "Happy Anniversary" at the top. They also surprised us with a special dessert on the house, which happened to be the same dessert we enjoyed at our wedding reception. Service was very attentive and very knowledgeable regarding the dishes that were served."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went to Oceanair for our 44th anniversary and the entire experiencre was superb.When we arrived we were greated at our table by the manager and we were handed our personal menus wishing us a happy 44th anniversary,very classy.The meal and the service were top notch.Complimentary baked alaska,anice touch."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Second visit to this restaurant and will return. A little pricy but the seafood makes it worth it. Our server recommended the black and blue scallop entree and it was outstanding. Several good wines by the glass choices. Salads were also interesting. Our service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always enjoy dinner at the Oceanaire, great seafood all the way around, tasty martini's - friendly service. Cape Cod Sea Bass was absolutely delicious!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent. We ate mostly cold items like the Seafood Tower, Crabcakes, Lobster, Shrimp Cocktails, etc. It was all very fresh and very good. The Clam Chowder is a thin, buttery broth and was very tasty, but not the traditional type. The Boston Crème Pie is the way to end the meal. Service can be slow since the waiters have to climb up and down stairs to the kitchen. Backup help was not there to clear dishes and top out drinks."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Menu offers a large variety of fresh fish with numerous, yummy preparations served piping hot. Menu includes some classics too like Oysters Rockefeller and baked Alaska flambéed tableside. They always seem to have a nice selection (8) of oysters and clams (1). Crab cocktail and crab cakes are best around. Tasty sides are offered a la carte. Not to be missed is creamed corn and lobster mac and cheese (packed with plenty of lobster). Great cocktails and nice, reasonably-priced wine list. Lively atmosphere. If you're looking for a quieter table for conversation, ask for one of the booths at the back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "very generous portions , good service and very attentive !"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The best crab cakes in the city! The lobster Mac an cheese is a must as well."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A very nice seafood establishment in Boston. Nice wine list, great oysters. Good service."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Oceanaire dining is a special experience and the service, food and ambiance is outstanding Appetizers and sides are definitely shareable and the menu is so huge that it takes time to make a selection from all the wonderful choices. I have also been there after work at the bar and they offer reduced price appetizers with drinks. I can't wait to go there again and I also want to try lunch some time. This restaurant is expensive but definitely work the higher prices."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, the ritzy haddock I had was the best I have had in years, and the baked alaska to die for. All in all, an excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious, service attentive without being intrusive and the ambience was very pleasant. Definitely recommend this to anyone who would like such a delightful experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I come to this restaurant often for special occasions or when family is visiting. Beautiful renovated old building in a central location. While a little pricey, it still offers great gourmet sea food that doesn't completely ruin your bank account if you visit periodically. LOVE their salmon, but also suggest their mussels, swordfish and crab cakes. Best key lime pie I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Two of us dined on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately, and had a lovely table tucked in a quiet corner. Our server explained the specials and offered us complimentary taste of an appetizer as it was our first time at the restaurant. The menu is focused on seafood, and provided a great variety of offerings. Both entrees were outstanding (salmon and halibut on rissoto), as was the appetizer (crabcakes). we finihsed with a Boston Cream pie that was the perfect ending to the meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Crab cakes were the best and the service was absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing. This was a birthday dinner and they were all spectacular, friendly, and attentive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time to this gem of a restaurant. The fish and preparation were excellent. Staff were friendly and service was great. Dessert was wonderful and portions were plentiful"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated out anniversary dinner at Oceansire and it was such a memorable evening. The ambience was wonderful and the good was superb. But it was the staff who put it over the top. From the moment we arrived we were greeted in a very friendly way. Our waiter, Stephen was outstanding, friendly and when he discovered that it was our anniversary he made certain that the entire evening was special in every wAy. We have come to Oceansire in Boston many times and are never disappointed. Every time we come we enjoy it even more."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Go there for seafood! Ask for Jeffrey. Save room for a baked alaska dessert :)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The scallops were to perfection and also the condiments. It was our second visit and no disappointment."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "we went on a Thursday night with a party of 9. The room is extraordinarily noisy, but our back corner table was the best of the lot. Our servers were very pleasant, but it took about 15 minutes to place our drink orders, and another 15 minutes to receive them -- and hours to get dinner. From our arrival at 7:30, it took 3 ½ hours before we left. The seafood was excellent across the board, however. The wine list is very expensive, in that there were only one or two wines on the list below the $50 range. We could go back again for a very special occasion, but not for just a night out."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Handsome room, delicious food. Plan to share, as portions are enormous! It can take a while to get their attention, but they are responsive once you get them."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our service was great but the food didnt feel as though we should have paid $240 with tip. Drinks were pretty expensive which didnt help. $14 drinks."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great service, fantastic ambiance and amazing food. I will most certainly go back when I am in the Boston area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. A bit pricy as everything is ala carte."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food and Service were outstanding. A definite place to repeat."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Consistently one of the best in Boston. The food, service, ambiance, and list of cocktails make Oceanaire one of my favorites in town."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Another great meal at Oceanaire. The Alaska halibut was cooked perfectly and the service was fantastic. I can't believe how much food I ate. Don't forget the Boston Cream Pie!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We're pretty sophisticated diners who have lived most of our lives in the San Francisco and Washington, DC areas, but still we were blown away by the overall excellence of the Oceanaire. The menu is overwhelming, and everything we ordered was just as described and just as we requested. Excellent wine and cocktail menu, too. Like all first-class restaurants, the Oceanaire allowed us to enjoy everything at our own pace: This is definitely a place to go if you want a dining experience. But, best of all, was the service. Our waiter was probably the best I've ever had in 50 years or more of dining out. We'll be back, and, in fact, will be trying out the Oceanaire in Washington, DC this weekend on the basis of our experience in Boston."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The seafood was great but the service was subpar. This is always disappointing to me when you go to a higher end restaurant but the service is lower end. When we first came in we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. It was 9pm and the hostess asked us to sit at the bar because there were no tables open. The fact is there were plenty of tables. This is just annoying. The specialty cocktail list was extremely crappy. Adding a lime to a cape codder does not make it a specialty. Our server was nice and made recommendations but she never give us her name, did not check on us very often, and she accidentally took something away that we were still eating. All in all you can get great seafood somewhere else with better service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our server was not very attentitive from the beginning. We had to ask the busboys for more water and horseradish for the oysters. The wrong dish was brought out to my friend, there was barely an apology, it took almost 10 minutes for her actual fish dish to come out, and there was no compensation for the inconvenience. While I understand that things can go wrong in the kitchen, I think that when they do they should be apologized for and there should be an effort made to correct the error."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had a lovely Birthday lunch with our son while we were in town. Great fresh seafood, and my husband loved your hendricks martini's Thankyou Gayle Attfield"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great food…splendid appies, attentive service, and all-around good experience. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I come here often, its my go-to place for lunch & dinner in the financial district. Great service & excellent food, never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/3/2014