Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://theoceanaire.com/
  • Phone: 2013438862x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Valdez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy4 & Hackensack Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available during dinner hours
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack
Conveniently located in the Shops at Riverside, 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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (27)good for groups (22)romantic (22)great for lunch (20)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (9)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Surprise
    NickCann
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    More than we expected. Food was well prepared and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful restaurant
    amateurcriticVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Passed by many times thinking "just a mall restaurant". Finally went in. What a pleasant surprise. The food, ambiance, and service quality all were outstanding and together combined for a great dining experience. City quality without all the hassles. Went back for dinner and took some friends. They too raved about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    Billz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Menu is great. Sunday brunch is available. We'll be back for that. Service is tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    db576VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is very good and the service is excellent. The prices for the fish main courses is higher than most NYC notable fish restaurants and the portion sizes are not large. There is little value here. That is disappointing and insulting. We ordered soup, salad, two main courses, wine and cocktails. The food was very good but you pay too much here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bestseafood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was our first time there since Oceanaire replaced McCormick & Shmidts. We loved it and have told our family and friends about it. Can't wait to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wait person brought wrong entree. Did not apologize. Took back to kitchen along with over cooked asparagus. Otherwise it was good but progression of dinner spoiled the dinner for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Time
    Gary
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was our first time at the Oceanaire and we will definitely be back! The crab cake appetizer was one of the best I ever had. I had the Atlantic Char grilled with the butter and my wife had the trout. Both cooked perfectly and tasty. My wife had the potato tipsy and I had the matchsticks fries. Although the serving size of the fries was more than enough for one person, the were not salty and thus delicious. The deserts are huge but very good. I was able to take some of it home with me. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition
    Eilat59
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Oceanaire is a great addition to the Bergen County restaurant scene. Food is delicious, the room is actually very glamorous with blue lighting and the service is profession and polished. My only issue is the wait time for the good once ordered - it's inconsistent at best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a lot of fine tuning
    Babs
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Waited 30 minutes before drink order was taken, calamari appetizer soggy, oysters Rockefeller all spinach filling, salads were good, crab cakes ok. Baracundi tasteless, tuna was ok, scallops were ok, creme brûlée very watery, and baked alaska too minty and meringue was not cooked. No one asked if we wanted a second bottle of wine, and we were never approached to ask if we wanted anything else, and got no seconds of anything. I have been to oceannaire in dallas, tx, and that is a spectacular place. Hackensack is not. Was very disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NeilVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We went for Happy Hour and left very happy. Delicious food and good libations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    LFalkVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You should try their Happy Hour as the appetizers are amazing and the drinks are reduced prices! Fun place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I are working our way through the menu. It's our special date place and becoming our favorite. We've enjoyed every appetizer and entry that we've had so far
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second attempt here a little better
    ffergVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My first experience here in April was a disaster. The food took so long to get to the table and was average. I gave this a second try on 8/17 and I must say that the waitress was great and the food was better -- but the restaurant was empty for a Sunday brunch. I think the restaurant has great potential but can only recommend it for for Sunday brunch. Not sure if the dinner service has also gotten better. The staff are well trained on the floor. Now they have to focus on the kitchen timing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jang
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I enjoyed the restaurant when it first opened more than the other night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was great, it was my husband 50th birthday and they made it special, is name was on the menu so he has a keepsake to remember is big day. The serve had great knowledge of the menu, the food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    nc2ny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our second time there. Three out of four of us really enjoyed our meals. Oysters are fresh and delicious. Blackened Montauk swordfish was outstanding. Stuffed shrimp very, very good. The Baked Alaska was more for show than flavor. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did it take me so long?
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We used to eat here when it was McCormick & Schmick's and didn't try Oceanaire until Saturday. The food is great and the decor beautiful. My husband and I both had specials, Artic Char and Diver Scallops, and this restaurant is now on our "go to" list. A bonus would be to get Rita as your server. She's very sweet and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    WKCK
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While the food, service and ambiance were lovely, we were surprised by the prices which were quite high. That might account for the fact that the restaurant was not overly busy while we were there. Would only return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food
    Shoshy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The foos was quite good and the service was excellent. The server overheard that it was a friend's birthday so she came with a dessert... It was quite good. Again, a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food... Overpriced
    DPorter122
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I fine dine frequently and the quality of the food here just does not meet the price point on the menu. Tried several dishes and nothing really wowed me to return. All entrees on menu are $30+ And a la carte. Service and ambiance was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Service & Food
    Teec
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The restaurant provided good service and the food was good. I was also impressed that they called me the next day to inquire about how I liked the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendor in the Suburbs.....
    SororitySisterSGCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My beau treated us to a splendid meal at Oceanaire Restaurant and the food was divine with impeccable service from Danielle. We look forward to visiting again with friends and family. This dining experience is a special treat. Thanks for the memories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never again
    MAC1VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my first and last time here. Overpriced and probably the worst soft shell crabs I have ever eaten! I should have sent them back! $33.00 for one medium and one very small overcooked crabs that were not fresh! They were highly recommended by our server. The potatoes au gratin were raw and I did tell our server who conveniently forgot to remove them$ from the bill until we complained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food at Oceanaire was very good, but very pricey!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food. But not great - overpriced for what you get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more from a Landry's spot
    JerseyTechGuy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Had water, bread and olives and pickles on the table. No one came to ask for a cocktail order for nearly 25 minutes. The waitstaff really lacked knowledge of drink menu, food menu and specials. I had to explain what Bourbon & Gingerale drink was. As the night went on the service did improve a bit. For a restaurant that said Business Casual they allowed some sloppily dressed people in which took away from the experience. Espresso was some of the most bitter and worse I've every had. This was my first and likely last time dining at The Oceanaire. Would pick Morton's over this location any day.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    SFacch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Unbeatable service and incredible food. The choice of entries is creative and diverse. There is something for all tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    chuia23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went for the seafood special and it was amazing. The food and wine pairing was great and the service is impeccable. I would recommend anyone to go. The happy hour menu is also good. Wish they would offer more specials :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    MandM
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The server was exceptional, knowlegable and friendly. The food was outstanding, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It made for a nice night.
    DinerT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, but noticeably inexperienced. Overall it was a good dinner and a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood at the mall
    ryanloral
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Riverside Square Mall now boasts one of the best seafood restaurants I've ever been to. The Oceanside Seafood Room, part of the Landry group of restaurants, has great food, an extensive wine list, with some nice ones by the glass, and is a welcome addition to Bergen County. Prices are high, but the food is impeccable. Save room at the end for the baked Alaska.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business & Special Occasions Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This restaurant is very expensive for what it is, as is Chart House, its sister firm. Bonefish Grill, which has a similar "steak house" approach, is a much better value. I would only return for a reimbursed business meeting or some special occasion for which it was requested by my guest(s).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Batting 100
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My husband and I have been here 4 times and we've been beyond satisfied each time. The service is always great and the food has exceeded our expectations. We intend to try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply outstanding
    jtsc
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The service was exceptional. Wonderful decor and a great dining experience. Every meal was wonderful. I really can't say enough as we were a party of 8 celebrating my dad's birthday. A great time and I definitely recommend Oceanaire.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • teeboneVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Living in Baltimore, I have frequented the Harbor East location many times. I went to this location with clients and was disappointed. When asked what the lobster sizes offered that evening, I was told 1" 1/4. This was at 6pm in the evening. I have regularly ordered 2" 1/2 and 3" lobsters from the Baltimore location. The other entrees ordered were tasty, but overall the experience was not what I expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Atmosphere
    Grangeforyou
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Oceanaire is a very elegant restaurant with fabulous service and high quality food. The menu is diverse and while it focuses on "fresh fish" does offer other alternatives. Would recommend for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food all wrong and slow service
    Kimm714
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    we went for fathers day brunch - we were one of the first customers there and the service was very slow. he was unsure of the brunch menu. then when someone ordered lox onions and eggs (which was on the listing as we entered the restaurant) we were told that that was no longer available. how could a seafood restaurant open for brunch not have lox? another person asked for the crab cake benedict with the eggs over medium. so not only did it take over 30 minutes to get our food (people seated after us got their food and were almost done eating when ours came) but the eggs on the benedict were poached and runny. they were sent back and 10 minutes later more poached eggs arrived. I don't think we will be back for brunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Batting 100
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I have been here 3 times, twice for dinner and once for lunch...we've been more than satisfied with the food and the service has been great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went for our anniversary expecting to pay more than usual but it was very overpriced. Food was very fresh and it was a very nice restaurant ! Just felt it was a little too overpriced for what we had so will not go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was very good, atmosphere is always very good. Upbeat crowd, Service not the best
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 138 reviews are from the Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack reviews archive.