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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com
  • Phone: (303) 991-2277
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John Robinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have three 50" flatscreen TV's in the bar area.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Oceanaire has one private room and two semi-private rooms available for you parties or meetings. Contact our Sales and Events Coordinator for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking will be open nightly for your theatre or symphony times as well. After dinner, leave your car, and simply pick up after your show.
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver
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, Alaskan Steak-cut 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I celebrated our first year anniversary, everything was fantastic!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Don't miss this spot for the best seafood and service. Try the lump crab cakes and augratin potatoes. The service is excellent! The location is in the middle of everything."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed an outstanding dinner. We had a group of 9 and a group of 5. The wait service was outstanding. We ordered a variety of entrees: swordfish, salmon, stuffed shrimp, and their steak and cake prefixed. Noone was disappointed. The side are large enough to share. The augratin potatoes were delishous."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food but expensive..place to go for a special occassion.would like to see thier entrees include sides"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Lil inconsistency a with calamari appetizer.entrees were greet from all three people in party...."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The service was impeccable, our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious-very fresh and presented beautifully. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in great food with an inviting ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Oceanaire is in my top 5 favorite restaurants to dine in the US. The seafood is always fresh and the service attentive and professional."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The "crew" running this place is over the top. They are the most food knowledgible wait staff I have encountered anywhere. They are quick and efficient and genuinely interested in you and your dining experience. The food is excellent. Wonderful quality, properly prepared and served elouquently. Mark it on your schedule of things to do and places to go. You'll return often."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is our new favorite place for seafood. All of our dishes were well prepared and delicious. Service was excellent. And drinks were also very tasty. Servers were very conscientious about timing (lots of theater-goers)."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We visit Oceanaire to celebrate special occasions and always have an excellent experience. The serving staff is attentive, personable, and very competent; the menu has a variety of fresh seafood offerings as well as steaks, along with a good selection of oysters, appetizers, salads, side dishes, and desserts. It is the only place we know of this side of Baltimore that does Maryland crab cakes correctly. We've never had any dish there that wasn't perfectly prepared and delicious. It is expensive but worth it."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the waiter was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service and ambience were outstanding,the food however was not very good. The stuffed shrimp were tiny and the stuffing mostly bread and not tasty. We had to pay an extra $4 to change the side. The hash browns were delicious but the extra charge was in bad taste. Everything was overpriced for what you received. The cod was to come with cauliflower and macadamia nuts and you needed a magnifying glass to find them. The cod was extremely bland. The fruit crisp was enough to feed many but overly sweet and gooey. This was a very costly meal and the worst on an 8 week trip across the country!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Oceanaire has great food, great service and a good location. Food is always good and the staff is friendly. You never feel rushed, but rather you feel as though they want you to truly enjoy your time. Will go back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "To be honest, my husband and I were looking for a seafood buffet so when we got to your restaurant we were kinda thrown off - but pleasantly surprised! I felt we were not dressed for the restaurants atmosphere but we were not treated any differently than all the rest of the customers. Our experience was wonderful and the food was great! Definitely will be returning."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "While the food and service are very good, but value is hard to justify. Entrees seem overpriced, even for the quality. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our waiter killed the occasion. He upsold absolutely everything. When we complained that a couple of fish dishes were overcooked, he said flippantly, "I'm sorry to hear that". Then he walked away. When one person in our party accidentally spilled her drink he suggested she should stop drinking. The food was otherwise okay. The service was stunningly unprofessional."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Short version: High end seafood with excellent service. Longer version: This is the 3rd time at this particular Oceanaire, I have been to several others around the country. For a Sunday night, I was expecting it to be 4 stars, but this time the service and food were top rate. I had the Halibut, and my companion the Shrimp and Grits appetizer as the entrée. We both shared the crab cakes for an appetizer. Cocktails, wine - everything was excellent. Service was top rate as well, our waitress really did a great job - this time they did up their game. Nice place to take clients. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant-wonderful food, atmosphere and wait staff. You pay for it, as it is very pricey and that doesn't even count if you want any accompaniments like vegetables. I've been here before, but this time was different. If a fine restaurant thinks customers will pay (and return to pay) this kind of money for dinner the entire experience has to be perfect. In my case, it almost was, except for the crabby hostess. At first I thought it was just me, as I asked for a different table than where she first sat us at (right by the door). As I watched as other diners arrived, it was the same. Even if you are having a bad day, as hostess or host you need to pretend to be happy as new guests arrive."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Traditional birthday dinner spot. 4 years and counting. Everything here is wonderful. The food, service and ambiance is awesome. We usually go the day after Memorial Day and the restaurant usually has a lighter crowd so the setting is more intimate. Jason was our very attentive server. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere and excellent food, although you'd better be ready to spend lots of money. Took my brother and his wife there since we were visiting and the bill for the four of us was close to $500, that's without wine and one drink apiece. Good place for special occasion."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "My husband and I have been to Oceanaire probably fifty times over the years. The wait staff and managers are outstanding. The food is always great. I highly recommend it for a pre-theater dinner. Or, a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday and from the moment we arrived they made her feel very special. Greeting us with a Happy Birthday & a keepsake menu. The Calamari was great as was the Escargot w/ puff pastry, our main courses were equally delicious. Their menu offers something for everyone. Our waitress, Irish was very knowledgeable and really nice. They surprised us with a complimentary Baked Alaska (which was huge!) for dessert, we felt bad not eating it all but we were pretty stuffed from dinner, but we made a decent effort! Valet parking was only $8 (even w $5 tip was still less than other places were charging) and well worth it, the valet staff was also very polite from the moment we arrived, which set the tone for the entire evening. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The gentleman who sat us causally asked if we were going to the theater - which we were. We chatted about some shows that have been in town. When our waiter, Scott, introduced himself he mentioned that he was aware of our plans and he will keep an eye on his watch for us...nice touch! Scott was very informative and knowledgable about their menu and seasonal specials. Based on his recommendations, we started with the salmon tartar (so good and a huge portion), I had sea scallops with English pea risotto, my hubby had the Arctic char filleted tableside with pork belly. We enjoyed everything! Another perk: they can box your leftovers and refrigerate them while you're at a show - just stop back by on your way home to pick them up! Clever!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Oceanaire is where our family holds many birthday and anniversary celebrations. The fish is always fresh, the preparations imaginative, and they have plenty of other options for non-fish lovers. The thing that really sets this restaurant apart is the excellent staff. They hire well and train well and you always receive great service here. The icing on the cake after my husband's recent birthday celebration there was that they found my error in adding the restaurant charge and the tip and corrected it! I love this place."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Have been here several times. Always look forward to a great meal & great experience. Perfect after a show at The Buell Theater. We live 122 miles away, but when we come to Denver, we always try to fit a dine at Oceanaire. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Good food but incredibly overpriced. $41 for a 7 oz piece of cobra with nothing else on the plate. Tries to be very pretentious. Will not return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place is great---we sometimes forget to visit it because there are so many great foodie restaurants in Denver--with new ones coming all the time. We loved the seafood--everything was amazing and cooked perfectly. The oysters were amazing and they had a nice variety, the shrimp ceviche and chips were great and we loved the lobster mashed potatoes. Wow. The scallops were cooked perfectly which is not easy to do. Loved it and would highly recommend if you love seafood. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We came to celebrate our anniversary, and they had special menus printed with the date and Happy Anniversary, a very nice touch. The manager introduced himself and even picked up dessert"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Always great food!!! It was busy when we arrived on a theatre Friday night. But it calmed down And our waiter was more attentive. There happy hour looks divine!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "food and service were first class; however, this establishment is definitely on the pricey side. Still, for a special occasion I would recommend Oceanaire as one of the better seafood establishments in town."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "For a leisurely lunch or dinner when attending the Denver Performing Arts Center, this was wonderful. We chose the restaurant because of its location and convenient parking and we knew that Mother's Day Sunday was going to be extremely busy. They had a special Brunch menu in addition to many of their regular items. We had fresh oysters from their large collection of varieties, a lump crab eggs Benedict that my husband thought had some of the best hollandaise sauce he had had, and a side of hash browns a la Oceanaire that were wonderful. The staff was very busy with this Mother's Day/theater bound crowd, and the food service was pleasant, everyone smiled and there was endless offers of service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A wonderful fresh seafood restaurant in Denver. Innumerable choices for your seafood prep--the classic choices along with more contemporary options. My wife enjoyed the halibut prep'd with the "Dynamite" seasoning (an Asian fusion selection), while I went for the chef's special--"black and blue" wild salmon (cajun blackened with a dollop of blue cheese). The fish was delicately and perfectly cooked, without overpowering seasonings. At our staff's advice, we had a side order of the hashbrown's a la Oceanaire (some crumbled bacon mixed in)--definitely a treat. Wine list is "just right"--not too extensive where it negates from the food prep, and not too limited for the enophile. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Oceanaire is a consistently excellent restaurant with very good food and service,"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I ordered the Crab egg Benedict's. It was awesome! Had a special of a bottle of wine with a dozen oysters, my favorite! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A fabulous seafood dinner, with impeccable service. Excellent knowledge and recommendations from server made it an evening of exploration and enjoyment. One of our favorite places after an opera or concert that ends the day with great appeal and success."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We returned to Oceanaire, this time for a birthday celebration for my wife. We had a pretty short window to catch our show as the traffic caused my wife to run a bit behind schedule. Our waiter was fantastic, quick to take and deliver our order. The food was exquisite, and the ambiance lively, but not loud. Great restaurant every time we go."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "what distinguishes Oceanaire is the quality of service ... knowledgeable servers know the menu inside and out, as do the sommeliers the wine list the food is almost always well-prepared ... have had few flubs over the years a little pricey, but always great to have fresh fish in Denver"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a great waiter, always checking on us. The food is nicely presented and there is plenty of it. For me this is important rather I eat it or not. The seafood is fresh, nicely cooked, and seasoned . Great place"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very Expensive. $37 for Halibut nothing else on the plate. A little overcooked, dry and the sides are in the $12 range. We go there before the theater as the valet keeps your car until after the show. Not again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food but a little pricey. Will go again for special occasions"
    Dined on 5/9/2014