Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com/
  • Phone: 8324878862
  • 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, American, Steakhouse
  • 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

Getting there

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (90)fit for foodies (68)good for groups (53)notable wine list (44)scenic view (39)great for lunch (37)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (14)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Excellent food and service
    Keith
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Enjoyed the oysters, Dover sole with crab and butter sauce, broccoli, and risotto. Dessert of tres leches cake was also very good. Food quality was commensurate with price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rodrigo
    Blackbeef
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always great seafood. Oysters were the best, fresh selection. Alaskan king crab was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finished every bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Lovely restaurant. Waiter was very knowledgeable and shared that with us. They gave us a little complimentary appetizer since I noted it was our first visit. We all had something different and we all finished our meals. Two of us had appetizers for the meal. I had the amberjack chef selection. Delicious. Portions were good not overly large but satisfying. I still did not have room for desert. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Houston!
    LifofrlyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is always one of our favorite places for a great meal and impeccable service. Oceanaire never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Outstanding service and great food. Creative menu for people that like fish and seafood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    Victoriac01
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My first time and it was awesome!! My friends and I plan to return and spread the word about the awesome experience we had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Server - Mario
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Mario, our server, made a late night dinner into a splendid evening. Based upon our questioning relative to suggestions we needed at the time....he did an outstanding job...was very helpful. We went with his recommendations and had a very wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    James1
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Have eaten here many times. Our Show Guests stay at the JW Marriott across the street...peerrrfect. Tip: Monday night is best, less crowded and quieter. Tall bald waiter "Oscar" from Argentina is an excellent server... and entertainer.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service, Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great place to dine. Choose wisely. Must of had a bad day as my jumbo shrimp were. . . .well, shrimps. All else good. Others in party had great crab cake and grilled Red Fish. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant was cozy and not to big..the surroundings were fine..the service was excellent..thanks robert
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Landry's poor service
    Shadow12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As I am finding about most Landry's restaurants, the "hype" is enough to draw you in, and the service is enough to drive you away. I've crossed too many Landry's restaurants off my list because waiters/ waitresses are non-existent. At least 4 times I had to ask another waiter for drink refills, dessert menu, melted butter for the $68 lobster I ordered for my mother on her birthday. The waiter clearly avoided our table at times and disappeared from the dining room on multiple occasions. The restaurant wasn't too busy either. I almost didn't make the reservation when I found out it was Landry's owned, but the reviews were pretty good. Once again, I was disappointed, and I think I'm done with Landry's altogether.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best seafood in Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    When we are looking for a great seafood dinner this is where we go. I love oysters, and you will not find a better and wider selection in Houston. My wife love the crab cakes. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceanaire Houston
    tinman1970VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've eaten at Oceanaire in the Galleria area of Houston several times; and they have not disappointed yet. I entertained customers at this restaurant, as we all were in the mood for seafood and this is a great place to accommodate a group. We started with a selection of fresh oysters on the half shell (which were delicious); then we moved onto the main courses… crab cakes, halibut steak, and swordfish. I can only speak for my meal (the swordfish), but everyone was happy with the food and atmosphere. Thanks Oceanaire… and keep up the GREAT job!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RoberttheTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great Fish Restaurant. This survey is pretty poor. I wrote a short review but it wanted more words--probably stay away from the review, so I downgraded the overal from a 4 to a 1 because of this review
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TodMVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    5th or 6th time eating there this year always excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Fan
    patkVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The dinner including scallops was incredible! This is our place for special celebrations! With our Open Table reservation we were given a table by the window which was lovely.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waste of money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My best friend came to Houston from Denver, where she says the Oceanaire is great. We went to dinner for her birthday. Hostesses looked overwhelmed by our existence. Complimentary pickles, olives and celery didn't fit a high-end Seafood House. Ahi had no flavor or sauce, crabmeat was served on shredded lettuce, making it difficult to fish out the meat, escargot was a flavorless pool of oil. Good parts include drinks, bread, caesar dressing, and service (Terrance). The GM was great-tried the items we were disappointed with and agreed they were off the mark that evening. She and Terrance are assets. Still, just not worth the money. Also, printing my friend's name on a menu for her birthday was tacky considering you print menus daily.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    DAMURRFam
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my wife here for our one year anniversary and it was great. Very romantic place to take your significant other. I really enjoyed the food and I would definitely go again. We had a small issue in the beginning due to the person who sat us down didn't let our server know we were there. We sat there for approximately 15-20 minutes before they took our order. However they made up for the mistake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service was great. The crab cake was delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expected fresh fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant food is a hit or miss. I expect a hit every time with 25 plus dollar plates. My stuffed bake shrimp was tasty. My husband ordered fried seafood and expected a nice fried fillet. Instead it was like fish sticks. That is unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    Wisey
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    When I come to Houston on business I eat at the Oceanaire, period. The food is always great and the service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Not only was the food amazing, but the service was better than that. I can't wait to go back. The fact that's they personalized the menu for my husbands birthday and the waiter remember his food allergies made me give the 5 star rating!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood quality has gone down.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It appears that this restaurant no longer has items flown in fresh daily. The jumbo lump crab cake is very good. The mixed seafood grill was not good at all. Shrimp were tough. The complimentary veggies should be taken off of the menu or "pickled". Disappointing, considering the prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    UmameVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks dinner with family including teen kids because this place seemed to offer the best value and the menu looked very enticing. Server was polite, but service was lacking compared to our previous visits. Appetizers and main courses were decent, nothing spectacular like before. Seemed like the food was cooked in a rush but sat there before being delivered to table. Then several options for deserts were out which was announced to us long after we ordered and so prolonged our wait even more. All in all, very disappointing experience at this once stellar restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Place you have to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was fantastic, and the view (if you like to people watch, which I do) was excellent. Food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Evening
    FamilyB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Enjoyed our evening out. I have been wanting to go for 4 years, happy we went.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiger fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Bar had only 2 bartenders. Very slow. Waiter not very attentive. Swordfish ok but a little overlooked
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WhitVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent seafood selections and the meals were very well presented to our party of four. Parking and the local trafffic at the Galleria make this a somewhat difficult restaurant to travel to and from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will return!
    Petwick
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went for restaurant week and I enjoyed it so much I plan to go back later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LetMeBe
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I really did enjoy the scenic view and ambiance at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. I would recommend the red fish and potatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not romantic, but still great!
    Faw69
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Awesome dinner! Ordered for Houston Resturant weeks and we got full sized meals! Not too romantic because it was loud and quiet but after great drinks we forgot about the noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was amazing and the staff was fantastic. Great atmosphere. We had a terrific time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POOR SERVICE
    FOOLED
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I chose this restaurant based on the menu items, location and ambiance. However, despite the atmosphere, my service was horrible. The appetizers were prompt but entrée took nearly 30 - 45min. When we alerted our waitor he didn't seem concerned. I don't believe I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    JPinHOU
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was some of the worst I have ever had. Our reservation was for 830 and we didn't get our entrees until after 10. It took about 25 minutes between ordering wine and getting it. In the interim didn't even get the bread which we enviously watched other patrons eating. Our waiter was nowhere to be seen for much of this time. He was working one other table. At about 10 he sauntered back and my wife asked if we could have some bread. He said "Sure would you like a relish tray with that?" Seriously? No apology that you've not provided a basic level of service and now you're upselling me? After wanting to come to Oceanaire for several years, I was really disappointed with the service. Can't imagine I'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manager Made Good
    Favorite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife had a bad experience with a part of her appetizer and the fried shrimp were too crispy. The manager comped her meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truely enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my first time to Oceanaire, it was a wonderful experience. The service was fantastic, our waiter was accommodating and timely. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great HRW menu
    JHarold
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was delicious and the fact that you got to choose from many selections from the regular menu was a plus. Attentive service, nice ambience and the noise level was low enough to easily hear everyone at the table even on a busy Friday night. This was a first visit but will return, especially next time HRW comes around.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A group of 4 of my friends decided Oceanaire for Restaurant Week. We tried the tuna tower, smoked salmon, shrimp & grits, and fried calamari. They were all 4 stars. For the main course I enjoyed stuffed trout, which was phenomenal, and my boyfriend got the iron steak and shrimp—he was also impressed. We finished with tres leches and cheesecake, de-lish! The service was special and the ambiance was memorable. We hope Oceanaire participates in Restaurant Week next year!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal service
    LizJVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a birthday dinner for 7 on a Friday night. I loved that Oceannaire prints the birthday person's name on the menu. It was very personal and thoughtful. Service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hit or miss
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My fish was slightly overcooked. I have high expectations for a seafood item to be cooked perfectly at a seafood restaurant. My friend got steak and shrimp. The steak was terrible. I have been here before and food was better. Not sure if anything has changed in about a year. They have good oyster selections.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.