Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com/
  • Phone: 6123332277
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Robert Wholfiel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available after 5pm for a fee of $9.
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis
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 Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole. 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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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
392 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (290)fit for foodies (177)romantic (147)notable wine list (117)good for groups (91)hot spot (70)vibrant bar scene (53)great for lunch (34)late-night find (32)neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (21)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (6)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Food good, very long wait for food
    Theresa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The oysters were incredible, entrees were fair and it took forever to get them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Restaurant was decorated well, ambiance was very nice. Service was better than good, not outstanding. Apps were delicious... highly recommend the crab cakes. I ordered their monthly special two 6 oz. lobster tails. They were served to me cold. Yuck... server never asked how our food was.. side dishes were typical in flavor nothing exceptional. I had been looking forward to seafood and dinner at this restaurant all week and it was slightly disappointing for the prices we paid.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Even though we had a reservation we waited about 30 minutes and then it took forever to get our order placed. We had nowhere else to go, but every once in awhile we seemed forgotten.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding meal! Amy was a wonderful server and the Manager on Duty went over and above to help us with out Landrys Select card.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Birthday and Oceanaire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and dining was fantastic, so much to choose from and it was all delicious. My table was often overlooked, and our waiter gave us little attention due to larger party dining near us. I felt often my table was forgotten due to the demands of the larger table. Our waiter was very apologetic, but often we could not find our waiter, and had another waiter help us take care of the bill so we could be on our way. However, still worth the fine cooked food, and dressy occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top food and service
    Troetse
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were welcomed with a smile by Lisa and Maria. We had shrimps and grits and then the scallops and tuna. Everything outstanding. Definitely one of the finer restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we've been away too long
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    we had not visited Oceanaire since they moved a couple of years ago. That was definitely a mistake. we had an excellent, knowledgeable server in Lisa; very nice surroundings and an excellent food/wine list. We were treated well from beginning to end and will not "stay away so long" again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Best seafood restaurant in the Twin Cities! Wait staff was superior as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great group event...
    DSdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Oceanaire has several tables perfect for 6-10 people...well set up for that!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a while to get the bill
    CrampedVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Waited quite a while to get the bill. Otherwise service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Dinner - YUM
    IsabellaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Took a few customers here for dinner while in town for the conference - the food was great. Oyster selection was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    greatseafood
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    If you love Good food and especially excellent Seafood this is the place to go. Great Service and Great Food. I am sure the things beside seafood are good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I surprised my husband on his 65th birthday. Our two sons and their wives joined us for dinner at Oceanaire. We had a lovely evening. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Taking our family to very nice restaurants has been a special treat for all of us over the years. Introducing them to fine dining has been a real pleasure to my husband and me. Thanks for making my husband's birthday a truly great celebration
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excrllent as always!!
    Greg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Never anything but an excellent meal here. Service is without equal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    mflan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was fantastic, service was incredible. We had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Service
    anniversaryVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Nice menu, I find new things on the menu but there are also some other items you can get if your server tells you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vice President-Wireless Strategy
    Iknwfood
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I have eaten at various Oceanaire locations around the country and for the most part have found the experience to be acceptable. However the food and service at the Minneapolis location was extremely disappointing. My seafood salad was poorly prepared and my dinner companion's surf and turf was an embarrassment ,the lobster was old and steak over cooked. We would have returned the dinners had we not sat for over an hour waiting for our food to be served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Service
    luvfreshfish
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our waiter descriptively outlined the highlights of the featured dishes. He did not disappoint. The butternut squash was heaven in a bowl. The seafood salad, pecan/blue cheese salad, and the spinach salad offered delicious flavors. The lobster and scallops melted in your mouth. As always, every dish was perfect. Our server was extremely helpful while giving us space to enjoy our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top shelf seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It had been many years since we had dined at the Oceanaire but we were NOT disappointed. All the food and drink we had from start to finish was exceptional. Our waiter was very professional and did a great job of answering our questions and making recommendations after gathering that information. Everything our group had was delicious but the group favorite was the Barramundi dynamite. Superb!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday delight
    PlymouthRocksVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Visited for me birthday. Jamie provided great service and was very attentive. Food was terrific with baked Alaskan for dessert. Thanks for a great food experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific
    NMFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the best dining experiences of my life. I have been to several fine dining establishments in Minnesota and around the country and Oceanaire is one of the best! The Shrimp and Grits is amazing! The steaks are very high quality comparable to Manny's or the Strip Club in St. Paul. I feel everyone who likes a good time and great service should try the Oveanaire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    merc
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was the best food I have had at a restaurant in a very long time and we go out to eat every Friday night. The booth was comfortable, the service was superb, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A must try
    BDDuck
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Without question the best seafood around. Would highly recommend for a special occasion and let them know what you are celebrating beforehand. It was my mom's 74 birthday and they customized her menu to emphasize the occasion. I recommend the chilled shellfish platter to start the night off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fisheater2
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have eaten at this establishment several times. Probably a couple of the best meals I have ever had were here. However I had the Black and Blue Swordfish (I think) and it was terrible. the fish was way overcooked. It was swimming in the overbearing blue cheese and sauteed onions. Like a soup. Way too heavy for seafood dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner pre Fleetwood Mac concert
    Sandikayeb
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was good, wine choices and cocktails were good, service was very good--we appreciated our server giving us time to visit before dinner enjoy our cocktails before rushing us thru dinner--that is what we were looking for. Calamari was ok--more onions and peppers than calamari compared to other restaurants for the price, trout, scallops, salmon choices were good, side dishes salads good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go when events downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went prior to a concert - with a reservation (took additional 10-15 to be seated). Kitchen was very backed up. It was estimated ~20 minutes when ordering, but took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. I understand that they were extremely busy, but some additional bread or something should have been offered while waiting an extraodinary length of time. Second, I ordered a small, 1.25 lb lobster, but ended up with a $85 lobster. A bit of a shock, especially when we received the bill. It was a beautiful lobster tail, but more than I wished for (and it was a bit chewy). Our server was very professional, but would've appreciated a bit of acknowledgement for the time delay which caused us to be late for the concert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Hoosier
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went to the restaurant prior to a downtown show. We arrived two hours before the show, informed the server that we had a show in two hours, and just barely made it to the show. It took almost 10 minutes to get the drink orders and another 15 before we ordered the entree, then it took 40 minutes to get the entree. Eventually we were asking the bus-person for service, and at one point my date grabbed our server as he rushed by in order to get another beverage. It was to be a great evening out, yet we had to give up on an appetizer, coffee, and a dessert (money out of the restaurant's pocket). The kicker is that this was a Tuesday evening...what gives? There are too many downtown restaurants to put up with this kind of nonsense.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    Norsky
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Dined at Oceanaire at 6 PM on a Tuesday prior to a concert. The place was crowded, tables are jammed together and the place is way too loud. The acoustics in this restaurant are terrible. Very difficult to hold a conversation. The bar tender screwed up a very basic cocktail. The food was just OK, not great, especially disappointing considering the premium prices charged. Really the only good thing about the experience was the server was nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need to train the wait staff
    AVdiners
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They serve wine by bringing a fresh glass, then pouring the wine from individual decanters. My wife ordered a 2nd glass (different type) of wine. The waiter brought a fresh glass first, then returned with the decanter. He started to pour it into the dirty glass and we stopped him after he had poured about 1 oz of wine into the used glass. His response was to pour the wine from the dirty glass into the fresh glass! We were speechless as he then poured the remaining wine from the decanter. My wife told him she didn't think that was right and wanted a fresh pour. He gave attitude, took the glass away, and returned with a pre-poured glass of wine (maybe the same glass for all we know). For a $150 dinner I think it is OK to expect better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service vs Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our server Dane was outstanding. His knowledge of the food an/or courses was spot on. His manner was pleasant and appealing. The food was ok but did not wow my wife or I. The Barinesse sauce on the filet mingon didn't work well with that cut of meat. The crab cake on my wife's shrimp was to fishy tasting. The ambience was very pleasant and inviting. Overall it was a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off a little this particular night
    robert
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Oceanaire is great, food is usually amazing. A little watch out this time. Had the surf and turf and is was average... Have had a lot better there and other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    lizlovestoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    They have a kids menu. Bonus! They have a great wine list (although the markup is crazy!), they have excellent seafood choices. I wish their side portions were smaller and slightly cheaper so I could order more than 1 as my meal and I wish they had a vegetarian pasta choice. Our food was unusually slow but our waiter gave us a free dessert to make up for it so I appreciate that. We eat here every year on my mom's birthday and often throughout the year so, we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our seafood restraurant
    JimWVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love coming here. Food and service is always great! Great staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Blast
    delicious61
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a surprise birthday celebration for my boyfriend and he was impressed with the food, service and the special surprise with his name on the menu that said Happy Birthday Jerome! Definitely five star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday/ Anniversary
    JennHB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were there to celebrate two birthdays and an anniversary. I had requested a booth and was disappointed to be seated in a booth in the bar, but they accommodated us by seating us in the dining room when we voiced our disappointment. I would think that if someone requests a booth with a reservation, that they should not be seated in the bar. Anyway, we ended up with a great table; our server was helpful and knowledgeable if a little sarcastic at times. I was impressed with the personalized menus reading "Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday, and the food was really quite exceptional. Of course the atmosphere was amazing as always. We were also surprised to receive a free dessert, baked Alaska, and the presentation was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of top 5 in Minneapolis
    Seniordad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautiful room, extremely attentive service, very tasty food. Also, expensive and will need to be weighed by many as whether it is affordable. 3 drinks, 1 cup of soup, 1 salad, two entrees, one side of mashed potatoes and a desert were more than $150.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Waited 15 minutes before being seen by our server "Nat." Took 1 hour for our appetizer to come. Entree order not taken till after we finished our appetizer. 40 minutes later our entrees came. My husband had steak and lobster. The steak was supposed to be medium-rare but was served more like medium, and the lobster was small in size. My husband was not provided with a steak knife and ate half using a butter knife to cut. Could not located our server. Lobster was advertised at "de-shelled tableside" but it took 15 minutes for our server to even show up. I had ordered clam chowder that was never delivered. Server did give my husband a drink on the house for all the mistakes, but it didn't make up for the terrible experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    KSSChoice
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great decor and fantastic wait staff. The wine selected was paired well with my dish. It took the food a tad long to get there, but was perfectly prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Celebration Dinner
    JudyS
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The ambiance is nice, the low level blue lighting gave it the feel of the ocean. The oysters were fantastic, chopped salad was fair (I would select another salad next time.) Shrimp and grits were great, but good to share with the table. The sesame seared rare Bigeye Tuna was some of the best I've had, and served with all the right accompaniments. The mussels were delicious, but a number of them did not/would not open, when brought to their attention, they were removed from the bill. All other dishes were delectable and we ended the meal sharing a piece of delicious Key Lime Pie which the four of us were unable to finish. The drinks and wine were divine, but the truly outstanding element, was our waiter Michael and his assistant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    puht
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had an appointment and iwaited for thirty minutes passed my appointment time to be seated. The food was not as good as a worth.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate