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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
436 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (320)fit for foodies (196)romantic (160)notable wine list (126)good for groups (103)hot spot (85)vibrant bar scene (60)great for lunch (37)late-night find (36)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (22)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Don't Go!!!
    fredurkVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The WORSE service that I ever had, it take one hour to have the appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb Seafood
    citygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week with friends and my pan-fried swordfish was cooked perfectly. Last time it was grilled and a tad over-cooked. The shrimp was also excellent. Dear husband keeps ordering steak and it's the wrong thing to order here. He now knows better after about the 6th time! Oysters super fresh and the best in town. I love the supper club touch of bringing a complimentary relish tray to each table. Sourdough bread is great. Nice attitude: professional but not snobby. The James Bond martini in the bar on happy hour is fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretttty, pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had an 8:30 reservation, but didn't get sat until a little after 9. It was restaurant week, so that was understandable. It was also a lot nosier then I expected, but again: restaurant week. Beyond those two things, it was fantastic. Food was good, staff was friendly, knowledgeable, prompt and overall it's a trendy looking spot in the heart of downtown. I'd go back in a heart beat - curious to see what it's like on a standard Wednesday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    They do not seem to have the capacity to participate in the Restaurant Week. We waited 45 min and were sent to the bar the whole time at our own cost. The waitress seemed to be overworked and was not patient to accommodate our needs. We waited a long time to get our food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My wife and I have always enjoyed our visits to Oceanaire. This year we celebrated her birthday here and were surprised to find a flaming Baked Alaska on our table at the end of the meal courtesy of the restaurant. Excellent food and service - we highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonder Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    First time for us at Oceanaire. Chose Restaruant Week to try them. Wonderful food and service. The restaurant was packed so noise level was elevated. I'm sure other weeks the ambiance would be different. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So unimpressed
    stim0018
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I realize that we went during restaurant week, which is probably their least favorite week. And it showed. We waited twenty minutes for our reserved table. Our server didn't discuss the menu with us at all. We weren't even interested in the Restaurant Week menu, but she never went over anything so we just ordered off of it and added some sides, an app, and a bottle of wine. Our server did a typical wine service, but never returned to pour the wine, check on us, etc. When the main course was delivered I just sat there without a fork for five minutes until I flagged her down and asked. The food...not at all what I've experienced in the past. Bland, mushy, and just overall bad. The best part was dessert which isn't saying much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely disappointing
    Nathan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were excited to try Oceanaire as it was one of the last fine dining restaurants in the twin cities that my wife and I had yet to visit, and we both love seafood. The seafood was clearly fresh, but that was unfortunately our only positive take away. The following were very disappointing: -We were sat at the small table closest to the entrance (by the bar) and felt extremely cramped as the bar crowd and others waiting for tables were pushed clear up against our tables (their rear-end often facing us at head level) -Every single dish was completely lacking in seasoning, to the point that we wondered if there was any salt at all (we don't even like excess salt). In other words, excessively bland -Waitress did not give coins back, only bills
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Eat Here for Restaurant Week
    bassoonbonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    As you would expect from Oceanaire, the food was amazing, particularly the crab cake, swordfish and desserts included with the Restaurant Week menu. The staff tried to take our plates several times while we were still eating and without asking if we were finished. They brought the main course while one member of our party was still eating her salad. They forgot to bring us mashed potatoes ordered off the regular menu and instead brought us hash browns after we were almost done with our entrees, only after I asked. Desserts were brought out while one member of our party was still eating her entree. Since the dessert included ice cream, I suggested she eat the dessert before finishing her entree. Clearly, they were trying to get us out fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    Lizer
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent apps and entrees. Wonderful server with great recommendations. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    With the restaurant week event, it was great to try a restaurant I wouldn't typically go to for a special date night. I got the crab cake appetizer and scallop carbonara entree, and he ordered the ceasar salad and swordfish. All four dishes were amazing. I will be ordering the carbonara as my final meal whenever my time comes! SO DELICIOUS! The best part of the pumpkin cake dessert was the cream cheese frosting in the middle, but otherwise it wasn't anything special. My only negative feedback would be that we had to reorder our G&Ts because there wasn't any gin in them and that the server looked like a jersey shore cast member. But overall a wonderful experience with amazing food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banker
    BankerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We celebrated Restaurant Week ... the food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful ... delicious meal !!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went for restaurant week and the place was packed on a Tuesday night. Our service was wonderful. In a place specializing in seafood I was disappointed that my salmon and scallops were over cooked. The oysters were excellent though!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy restaurant/
    DennyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    When one makes a reservation at a restaurant on a Monday night, one expects that a table would be ready at the reserved time, instead of having to wait around for 15 minutes. It may have been the result of their"restaurant week" promotion, but the ambient noise was so loud that it was very difficult to converse with others at our table. The crabcakes were very good and the rest of the fish wasn't much better than average, certainly not as good as we have come to expect from this restaurant. The pumpkin puree was very tasty. The dessert was so-so.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Best dinner we have had in a long time! Best service too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Nick
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My newly wed wife and I went here during restaurant week and we had a wonderful time. Great food very fresh seafood, superb service. It was kind of loud due to it being restaurant week but $30 for a three course dinner for one was well worth it! The host was also willing to move us from a table to a booth which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • getting2knowu says the food was a1
    getting2knowu
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Best seafood place downtown crabcake was amazing the company was excellent
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swordfish was way overcooked
    middleclass
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    the swordfish was way overcooked and dry as day old turkey breast , the staff attempted to serve the main course before the clam chowder first course had arrived = sent back then waited another 5 minutes for soup to arrive. Soup was very good. I paid extra for a bowl. Worth the size. Then for desert the restaurant week menu said coffee was included but, oops, I was charged. Too embarrassed to contest the bill at a classy restaurant so I just paid and left!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Tucson
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Delicious food and great service. Went for restaurant week, and Oceanaire had the best menu by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cfoodlover
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Crabcakes are my favorite. I ordered swordfish, which has a good texture but not enough seasoning. Also just luke warm, not as goog as if they can be brought out right from the grilll. The Kale for the Alaska Cod is a bit too salty. Deserts are tasty, but will like them if they are warmer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great place for seafood. A little too crowded during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceanaire
    fred
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was good, and servers were excellent. It was the first day of Restaurant Week, and kitchen had a hard time keeping up with the crowd. It took much too long to get our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    had the restaurant week special dinner for $30 each and was a very nice selection of appetizer,entree and desert
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went there with friends during restaurant week. Been there before and it was a lovely experience great service, great food and experience. This time Felt very rushed to eat and get out and not the experience we were expecting. Wait staff was standing by table waiting for us to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went for restaurant week - bad idea on their part. We had not been to Oceanaire in several years and thought we would give it a shot for restaurant week. It was terrible. The clam chowder was gritty and like it came out of a can. The crab cakes were flavorless. The carbonara did not have the egg on it. The only white fish that was offered was cod (which in my opinion should only ever be fried). The desserts were also disappointing. The apple cake was drier than dry. Again, very disappointing!! The server was very unattached to our table and was not interested in helping us or being a part of the experience, which usually is part of higher end dining. Apparently not at Oceanaire. We will NOT be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ambiance could be better but very good food. We made our reservations for the wrong night and they accommodated us anyways. Very nice and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    micberry
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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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
  • Always fantastic
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My friend and I were in town for our annual shopping and football trip. We simply adore the Oceanaire. We look forward to this treat all year long! Once again we had a fantastic dinner with awesome service from Aaron. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.