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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)fit for foodies (42)romantic (29)notable wine list (27)good for groups (23)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room
    DRAC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Pricey, but prepared beautifully. Atmosphere serene and calm with ocean background. First time at this restaurant and will return. We both had seafood and it was delightful. Will definitely recommend to our friends to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience
    beyo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Rita was a great waitress, she really took care of us. The food was delicious and just enough. My husband was very pleased when we celebrate his birthday there. Thank you for making it special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We are peppered with ads for a lobster special, show up at 7:30 PM on a Thursday - told there is no more lobster. Restaurant is not filled, so this had the felling of "bait and switch." Then the server brought the wrong wine. The bread came after the appetizer was served (even though another couple who came after we did were served more promptly). The two (different) shrimp dishes were loaded with mushy pasta/starch. We get better seafood, better fish, better service, and lower prices at a number of other Bergen County restaurants. Unless I'm stuck in this mall at dinnertime, I can't think of a good reason to come back. The last time I came here wasn't any better.
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  • Inviting atmosphere with great food
    LuLu
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Osso Bucco (veal) was fantastic; I caught the last night of "Restaurant week" as the regular portions (which my friend ordered) were a bit too large for me. The Caesar Salad was good but I missed not having anchovies. My friend had the salmon and mashed potatoes which she raved about. My order came with a choice of cheesecake or Key Lime Pie and I chose the former which was most enjoyable. A bit pricey as everything was a la carte; perhaps they should consider having a Prix fixe menu for those of us who do prefer smaller portions, and then charge accordingly. I was a bit disappointed when they did not have the wine I ordered (a glass) and didn't offer to compensate with the same price for the next higher priced wine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent experience!
    Ninaluv808
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Again, dining here has been an excellent dining experience. The food is wonderful and as always the staff is knowledgable and friendly. I will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Blue
    Cellend
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nice modernization of the old McCormick and schmit space! Not crazy about the blue lighting, they need some warm light too! Also the blue lighting made the food look weird! We waited a long time for our cocktails and then got the wrong one when it was corrected it was a great martini! The food was really quite good! I had the stuffed shrimp and they were an adequate size cooked just right and the stuffing was delicious! Everyone enjoyed they're entree and the dessert was fabulous! Chocolate brownie thing with vanilla ice cream for 3 people was to die for , felt too full to finish it! Overall I did enjoy this restaurant very much but it is pricey! Dinner for 4 with 4 drinks apps and dessert was $ 280 plus tip! I'll be back
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    3 of us dined at Oceanaire on a Saturday night. Restaurant was full, atmosphere was lively and noise level was high. Our waitress seemed inexperienced, which put a negative spin on our night, especially given the prices. She did not communicate clearly that the menu was daily with no additional specials, just the ones listed on the menu (she said she would come back and tell us about specials). She brought clean silverware after food had already been delivered to the table. She never checked on us when the food was brought. The caesar salad was not good. The dressing had no taste and the croutons were stale. Medium-rare fillet mignon was cooked medium-well & under-seasoned . Swordfish was very dry. Salmon was fine. Overall it was mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pasta
    pasta
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always great. Never disappoints. Best seafood around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • confusing menu
    merset
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fish was good. The asparagus side dish for $12 was small and overcooked. While the wine list was extensive, that to was overpriced for what was offered. Desserts were excellent.
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  • Honestwords
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Heard mixed reviews, but decided to check it out myself. The room is perfectly well lit. The waiter was knowledgable on entire menu. Seemed a little staged and impersonal but she was entertaining. All of the food tasted fresh. The calamari and crab cakes were phenomenal . The filet was alright . Dessert was great. Pretty pricey but it's worth it for first timers who don't mind spending.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    VERY good! Classy, but no at all stuffy. Our waitress was friendly, professional, attentive and very knowledgeable of everything on the menu. A little pricy, but well worth the experience...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    NickCann
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    More than we expected. Food was well prepared and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    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.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Jang
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I enjoyed the restaurant when it first opened more than the other night.
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    • 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
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    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
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    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • 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
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    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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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  • DISAPPOINTED
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food at Oceanaire was very good, but very pricey!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food. But not great - overpriced for what you get.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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    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 :)
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    fit for foodies
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    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.