Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com/
  • Phone: 9727592277
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 5:00PM Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM Sunday: 5PM - 9PM Reservations Recommended
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Marc Morton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-635 & Dallas Tollway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available through the Westin Galleria Hotel.
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (124)romantic (70)fit for foodies (67)notable wine list (47)good for groups (33)great for lunch (15)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Total disaster!
    MetaDoc
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Well, it went wrong from the get go! The reservations I made at OpenTable did not even make it to the restaurant, I did call a few minutes before our arrival to make sure we were reserved, only to find out that we were not. They then had to swing us in, resulting in our being place at a table directly in the walking path for all waiters, line staff, and other service employees. My elbows were hit on so many occasions, that my wine split on the out of country government dignitary we were entertaining, and my pregnant wife was kneed in her stomach--all by accident, but still unacceptable! Could not get a manager to stop by the banishment table we were sitting out, to save my life, it was as if they knew we were being punished! Disgusted!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night Out
    Ang1972
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I found ourselves without children on a Friday night. We decided to have an upscale, nice dinner. This was our first time at The Oceanaire, we were very pleased with everything from the moment we walked in. Thank you for helping provide a wonderful, romantic dinner for us. We will be back in the future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dining experience
    bobbie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, excellent menu, beautiful restaurant. The only thing that I was dissapointed in was in the comments, when I booked reservation, I said it was my best friends birthday dinner. When they emailed me they acknowledged that it was her birthday dinner but no one ever mentioned anything about her birthday. I prefer restaurants that acknowledge the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    BandB
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and service consistently great anytime, especially special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The quality of the fish and the portion size was very poor considering this is their core. Steak houses have better quality with larger portions.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TedBVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    You can always depend on a reliably good meal at Oceanaire. Our very astute waiter picked up on the fact that I didn't chose the ceviche appetizer because it was cooked. In describing the fish special, cobia, he happened to mention it was sushi grade and was available as sashimi. It was fresh, crisp, and flavorful. I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity as it was similar to most cooked dishes. That much in a sushi restaurant would have been $150, yet it was priced as the other entrees. Score!! Only negative I have, which happens at some other fine dining establishments in Dallas, is the outrageous cost of valet parking after you've just dropped hundreds of dollars on dinner. Even with validation it still cost too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster roll disappoints
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    There was enough mayo in my lobster roll for four rolls. It was saturated. I have been to Oceanaire many times and this was my first disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautifullyte
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great ambiance, food was ok. I would come back to try something different.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    ZiggysGirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant is one of our go to favorites, and we are never let down. The calamari appetizer is great for 4 guests. We opted for salmon and crab cakes for our entree and both were very pleased. The scalloped potatos were yummy and we had no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Receptionist Fabrications
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was restaurant week and we had a certificate for the forth course. Before booking with this restaurant is because I called an spoke with the receptionist and confirmed that they were accepting the forth course certificate on the date of our reservation or we would select another restaurant but she said that the certificated would be accepted. However when we got there they would not accept it, this is an out right fabrication to acquire our business.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    Mediocre
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the service to the food, this place was mediocre. The ambiance was the only thing, somewhat, impressive. I'll stick with places like Ocean Prime, which gives the experience I was expecting from this place. Total waste of time and money!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    FoodieMT
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Oceanaire. Great bottle of wine suggested by the chef for a reasonable price. The fish was fresh and the combinations were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent & so much more!!
    CRenae
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server and the service staff were amazing. They made the environment warm and inviting by providing outstanding customer service. The food was fresh and tasted superb. I would recommend Oceanaire Seafood Room to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Mri34VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The New England clam chowder, salad, bread, and shells and cheese were good. The black and blue trout, Wagyu beef and our desserts left us disappointed. We will most likely not return since this restaurant is expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Food, Noisy, Expensive
    trophywifesteph
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had heard about Oceanside for years and finally tried it. I was surprised when I walked through the doors at how noisy it was. And it's expensive, "but surely it'll be worth it" I told myself. Unfortunately I was wrong. The food (clam chowder and shrimp and grits (was that brown sauce from a can?) were average at best. To summarize: noisy, expensive and average food. Service was good though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration
    MellyMel84
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I celebrated my 30th birthday here and it was absolutely wonderful!! The service and food was great. Not to mention they customized the menu to read Happy Birthday to me. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server Mia was fabulous!
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had Mia the last time we were there and she remembered what we like! Very attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par with past experiences
    MsMouse
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was great although attention needs to be paid to the staff's uniforms to be sure they are pressed & crisp. The food was disappointing compared to many other experiences we have had at Oceanaire. Sauces, thick breading and heavy blackening overshadowed the food's natural flavors instead of enhancing them. We believe this experience to be an exception rather than the rule so we will return to see if our hunch is correct.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Dinner was great, service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall experience was average.
    Mo357
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was very good. Clam chowder was supurb, trout NOT so much, and sorbet good. One in party brought food up twice in restaurant's restroom and frequented the toilet at home throughout the night there after. We will NOT be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent but not Great
    JDH9611
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Feels like a chain restaurant. Food is good but overpriced. Service lacking. Waitress never brought bread, forgot silver ware after clearing appetizers, very FAKE sincerity from staff. I'd go back if somebody else was paying. The food was good - but not a good value and the service and atmosphere didn't compensate for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Landry's Mediocre Quality
    susangrphx
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We started with an acceptable ceviche. Our friend had crab cakes. They had a lot of crab, but were not crispy at all. We had the restaurant week appetizers - avocado salad & clam chowder. Both were delicious. Our main courses were the barbecue shrimp & grits and wagyu sirloin. My shrimp was over cooked; my grits were gummy. Normally we adore wagyu, but this was not any better than any other steak. Our friend shared some of her halibut with a smoked sauce - too smoky & the halibut was overcooked. Our restaurant week desserts - blueberry bread pudding and Smores Chocolate Mousse - were literally inedible. We didn't eat them. Our friends had a chocolate cake that was OK. Overall, I would likely not return except to try the raw oyster bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS
    NATENIGHTFUN
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Dallas, the food is beyond delicious! Nate was our waiter...he was amazingly amazing! He was fun, friendly, honest, helpful, and he made our evening feel like we had just made a new friend! The food is always to die for, so fresh and yummy! Thanks for a wonderful night! If you get lucky, you will get to meet Nate too!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We took my mom and stepdad here to celebrate their 20th anniversary and it was great. They printed special menus with a "happy anniversary " greeting at the top and congratulated them on their anniversary. Service was very attentive, food was excellent and although it was a vibrant scene, it wasn't too loud to carry on a conversation. Seafood is very fresh with so much to choose from. I recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accommodating staff, pretty setting
    MeddlesomeMom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We reserved a table near the entrance, in a quiet area. The hostess seating us made sure that our party was comfortably situated, including our guest of honor, an older person with a walker. We enjoyed the ambience. It's bright enough for anyone to read the menu! Our food was reasonably good--fresh oysters especially tasty. My halibut was cooked overlong and dry--my only real complaint, but at over $40 a serving, I'd hoped for better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • splendid as always
    TwiceOnTuesdays
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have visited about six Oceanires and continue to always enjoy my experience. Service is always top-notch and the quality of seafood is typically excellent with an obsession to quality. Wonderful ambiance and wine list. I will say that my most recent experience was a bit of an aberration considering the Maine sea scallops I ordered were rubber-like. I did not want to send them back but would have been justified in doing so. Everyone else's food was terrific (one had halibut, another sole, and another had crab legs). We were celebrating my niece's 17th birthday and the wait staff made for such a fun and memorable evening.... in spite of the subpar scallops, I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    KDowney
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Date Night was a hit! Thanks to Daniel for being such an attentive, but not to imposing server. Atmosphere, food & service, a real experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for business lunch
    Todd
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My first visit to Oceanaire. We had a lunch meeting with a new client and found the atmosphere, food, and service to be excellent. A big plus was the ability to hold a conversation at normal levels which is not possible at the more popular restaurants. The ambience is upscale and this would be a nice place to have dinner with friends or a significant other
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not outstanding but great service
    Sugasmomma
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to the Oceanaire for the first time to take advantage of a gift card and restaurant week. The oysters, which are one of the premiere items on the menu were nothing special. My husband ordered the halibut. It was very good but a very small portion for the price!! I had shrimp & grits which were yummy. The bread tasted like it had been warmed up in the microwave...spongy & chewy. The desserts were average. Our server was very knowledgeable, We won't return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent 4 1/2 Starts
    Joey9999
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Excellent and Fresh Seafood - great wait staff - great ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    CSal
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our waiter, Nathan, was phenomenal! He was knowledgeable about the menu and made our experience extremely enjoyable! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terribly Disappointing
    PottressVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I invited 2 friends to join me here for dinner to kick off Restaurant Week. The food was mediocre at best. I've only eaten here twice and that has been my experience both occasions. I doubt I'll ever return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Choice
    Hungry1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My choice for Restaurant Week turned into a disappointment. There were 7 in our party, we tried everything on the special menu but the steak. We don't eat spicy- so the entrees marked "Dirty" had the sauces and spices on the side. The trout was dry and came on the plate with a sprig of parsley. The salmon, also dry, came with some rice. The shrimp were tasteless according to my husband, but came with rice. We started with clam chowder- the only success of the night. The desserts - sorbet: very good, PB&J donuts were stale, bread pudding with blueberry compote was dry. If this meal was designed to get us back- it failed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is our special occasion restaurant. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I always look forward to a special celebration due to the fact our family picks this place over all other restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh & Delicious
    MaryJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here, and it was lovely. We each had Chef's Selections - mine was sockeye salmon with fried rice, his was the scallops with mushroom risotto. I had the clam chowder as an appetizer and it was wonderful. I gave 3 stars for ambience only because I could've done without the TV screens. They weren't too terribly loud but seemed out of place for such a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was spectacular! Don't miss the crab cake appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Acere
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was not worth the $325 that I paid for two persons (fish was over cooked and veggies too salty) and our server was too busy talking with another couple during our entire time at the restaurant on 07/31/2014. He apparently knew them from a previous visit. It was so bad that we heard the other couple tell our server that maybe he should ignore all their questions and go attend his other patrons. The restaurant could certainly use better cleaning. Our booth had several food spots on the seating surfaces. The Oceanaire in Denver, Colorado was superior to the Dallas restaurant in every aspect.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Dinner
    Kent
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We highly enjoyed the special Alaskan beer pairing dinner the food was great! The mussels were the best we have ever had. The Black Cod risotto, and King Salmon were also two others that we thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to having in the future. The beer was well paired, also. We look forward to our next visit and any beer or wine dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best seafood and service
    Hosteen
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    For the entire DFW area you cannot beat Oceanaire Dallas for quality food and service.year round
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet