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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com
  • Phone: (832) 487-8862
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Reservations Recommended
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Skip King
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Valet
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston
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
Diner Reviews
  • "It seemed as though the staff's intentions were to please, but the fact is that they were dysfunctional. We arrived at 7:30 for our scheduled reservation, but had to wait for a bit at the bar. The place was packed, yet they had only 2 bartenders. It took forever to get a drink! we were finally seated at our table and it took a very long time to be greeted by our server, and an extraordinarily long time to get our food. My view is that they lack solid management and structure. The portions were very small as well. Somewhat disappointed in the experience, as I was at the Dallas location several years ago."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went to Oceannaire to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were a party of 3 (including a picky 19 year old daughter) and all of us enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was great and of course the service was also!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was extremely slow, and the waiter did not check the table often. I ran out of water, which was what I was drinking with the meal. Food was warm, but not hot. Oysters were tiny. Table itself was very small, dishes barely fit, and tables were crowded together. Wine list was ample. Very clean restaurant. Overall, I will probably never go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first time and the people there are great! We got a treat from the chef. They treat customers like VIP"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Oceanaire is fantastic as it has delicious quality food and the service is top-notch. The menu items are unique like the Shrimp and Grits, Tuna Tartare and Fried Shrimp. There's a little bit for everyone from a Shrimp pasta to Fish Tacos. The seafood is excellent and you'd be lucky to catch one of the specials like 2lb Lobster for $39!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The service was great. My fish was overcooked and dry."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. One of the best seafood gumbos I've ever had. Same for the baked stuff shrimp. Desert portions are HUGE. Even if you are there for just a drink, do not miss the hashbrowns - the best anywhere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always reliable, super fresh fish and seafood. Excellent flavors, great variety and new dishes with great frequency. Portion size very appropriate. Large selection of well-priced wines. Clean, light, comfortable dining area, without being too noisy. Prompt, efficient service, without being in your face. Beats all other fish and/or seafood places in town."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We arrived on time for the July 4th Red, White and Blue special (Filet Mignon and Crab Cake). The service was fantastic. We were seated immediately near the window and the waiter was attentive. The only draw back was that two of our dishes were only luke warm (the crab cakes and macaroni and cheese). Both dishes were sent back for reheating which ruined the dinner some. Once reheated both dishes were delicious (especially the key lime pie). This was our second visit. During our first visit, we had to send the entree back for reheating. We love the restaurant just hated that part of the dinner was only lukewarm. Despite everything, we plan to visit again soon."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The fish always tastes like it just came off the boat. The service sets this place apart."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Took my wife to the Oceanaire for her 40th and our experience was simply amazing! The menu was fabulous with plenty of seafood options - 5 stars!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "If you like Seafood...this is the spot. Easy to get to and great food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Superb fine dining. Excellent menu options, lovely ambiance and decor. Great views, fine service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Oceanaire always gives us a great anniversary experience. They were ready with a table by the window. Their fish selections were top-notch. The waiter was very prompt. They gave us a free dessert for the occasion."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very inexperienced staff for the price of the food. Busboy took care of us mostly and kept asking us to pass the dishes to him, and would reach his body across our table rather than behind the individual seats where there was lots of space and no one sitting next to us. I think he thought we worked for him, and got annoyed when we finally chose to ignore his requests. Rude and arrogant waiter, and busboy with an attitude was more than I could handle, and they were not busy. Manager was not much better, and we didn't. Even complain because the busboy looked like he was going to follow us out to the car. Creepy gang there!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was very slow, and the food wasn't any better than the lower cost seafood restaurants. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This must be the best seafood restaurant in Houston. All of the dishes are fresh and of the highest quality. I had a 3 pound lobster that was fabulous. The drinks were expertly done. Oceanaire is like a high quality steakhouse, but with seafood."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 last Sunday. The seating area and Bar were very nice and inviting. The waiter was outstanding in there knowledge of the menu and possible deviations to it. The food was really good and the group members were all talking about comming back for more."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was my 1st visit even though I've been to Houston about 5/6 times. The Happy Hour is great and you get a good amount of food. I ordered several items. The mussels are perfecto and the oyster Rockafellar was okay. I'm NO fan of bread pudding but OH MY GOD, the BEST!!! Edward was a great server, please ask for him if you sit in the bar/booth area. Overall, very happy and would try again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "What a waste of time, even thou food is great having to "wait" on the waiter and trying to get his attention so you can order something is frustrating and spoils the whole experience."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had many great seafood dishes at Oceanaire. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was perfect. They have a great selection of oysters as well. Looking forward to my next visit soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I surprised my hubby for his birthday. He loved the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Oceanaire Seafood Room has fresh, delicious seafood. It comes at a price, but they provide quality meals."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Thanks for making our 32 Anniversary special. Food was great along with the service"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My family dined at the Oceanaire to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived at our table, there was a birthday card signed by the staff and we received personalized happy birthday menus. Our server was attentive and prompt and handled our large party very well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and outstanding service, and we are looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Oceanaire Seafood Room is our favorite seafood! The chilled shellfish platter was awesome and the crab topped wild whole dover sole melted in your mouth. The service is outstanding! I highly recommend Oceannaire Seafood Room. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The Oceanaire consistently serves excellent seafood. We have eaten here several time and have never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a nice experience here and the food was great :)"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Very nice to try your favorite seafood prepared in a different way. The menu is wide enough to please everyone and the meal was paced well. Service was great and actually had some decent interaction with a waiter who was not just a server. Good support staff and all food was enjoyed by all. The main course was served in a large bowl/plate which made it difficult to put aspargus into. Would recommend they offer a small plate if you get any side dishes when your main course has that shape of dish for presentation. We had went thru five courses and approved of all. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I'm a smoke salmon lover. I always try to have as appetizer wherever I go, and I don't always get lucky. At Oceanaire I had the best smoked salmon ever!! My fish was cooked the way I love.Now it's time to describe the overall experience. When I send booked my dinner I mentioned that it's my husband birthday!! As soon as we walked in the hostess greeted us with a happy birthday wish for my husband and she seated us she handed a birthday card signed by the chef and the team working on the floor. I was so impressed. The whole experience was great , our waiter was the best , he was great in each way. I really recommend this restaurant and especially if you like a quiet place with no kids. You're going to love it. I'll go back for sure . Thanks "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday. I made reservation explaining the occasion. They provided wonderful customer service (i.e. gave him a signed birthday card, placed us at requested seating location, provided us a copy of the daily menu to remember the night, etc) and the food was delicious. They also provided us with a complimentary birthday dessert! It was our first time, but we will definitely be going back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday and the service was amazing. We will definitely be going there again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I celebrated my birthday and boy was I pleased. The service was great. The food was exceptional and the ambiance was outstanding. I ordered the Stuffed Hawaiian Sunfish Fillet. It was AMAZING! I will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have eaten at the oceanaire in Indy and houston with the decor in Indy being the best but the service in houston was better with both having outstanding food. They do it right and in the top 5 of all of the fine dining I have done. I've been in 5 star restaurants in new york London Paris Rome and most major cities in the us. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The quality of the oysters and the food preparation is just excellent. The service is really bad. From the very moment one gets seated (wait almost 10 minutes for the waiter to show up) to very long intervals to reorder drinks, and with food items that get forgotten sitting on the counter while there is no food on my table. The waiter was very courteous and very apologetic, but still after every apology he just kept on doing an even uglier job. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the service and food for my special Mother's Day dinner! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It wasn't a confortable dining room. I had been there before with friends. The service was terrible, just a few waiters for all restaurant; it took a lot to attend us; the didn't bring us our first dish at the same time, and for the second one it took too long, we left without dessert and coffee. When they brought the check they charged already 18% for the tip and we were just four. We paid cash and the tip was just a suggestion but instead of bringing the change and let us decide about the tip; the waiter took the decision and just brought the change and took the 18% of the tip. It was a place I used to go and I liked it. I won't ever come back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was not our first visit. Mother's Day Brunch was a great idea, but poorly planned and poorly executed. The Chef's at this location are outstanding, but the volume of folks on this particular day, made it difficult to enjoy the normally great service and outstanding food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and service were very good, but the price was excessive, even for the high quality of the food and service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The only thing that I think I could say negatively is the way the restaraunt smelled....it almost smelled like a pet store, which is not what you want when going to eat dinner."
    Dined on 5/10/2014