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
406 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (302)fit for foodies (173)romantic (155)notable wine list (120)good for groups (81)hot spot (65)vibrant bar scene (44)great for lunch (38)late-night find (26)great for outdoor dining (24)neighborhood gem (23)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)Show More
  • 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
  • Slow service
    CJMN21
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would not recommend this resturant to anybody. Very slow service and it took over an hour to get our food; also had to get our own drinks from the bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time
    TommyB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been going to The Oceanaire for years and I've never been disappointed. Always great food and experience. Even if you aren't a seafood lover the food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still A Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nothing has changed much other than the location. As always, the food and atmosphere were great. And, service was friendly if a little spotty. This is still a go-to place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service, friendly and served with a smile, great dinner and desert, never rushed. Was most enjoyable for a anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion or just because
    Lily
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    You just can't go wrong here. Everything is great. We love the crab cakes and scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Me and my girlfriend we were served with the guy named ROB on 09/12/14 he was a great server I have had for a while, he did great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, but spendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food and service were excellent! We thought the food was phenomenal, albeit on the spendy side. $18 for a single crab cake is touch high, but for a very special event, it was worth it. Baked Alaska was a really cool thing to experience as well!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oceannaire
    JohnBCVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always come to Oceanaire-Minneapolis at least once a year for special occasions. The menu selections are always fresh, cooked to our taste and well presented. Total dining experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ShackVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday and had not been to Oceanaire for several years. I decided to go because I had $25 discount for my birthday. It was a great choice and I enjoyed the food and the waiter. He was pleasant and made me feel special on my birthday. It was a nice evening and I appreciate the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love
    morinm
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I fell in love with this restaurant. The food was amazing and the server was great. Great wine list with so many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafoodjunkie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The noise level was very high. The food was fine but not spectacular. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a favorite
    PJ007
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Came for a business lunch and as always, the food was great and the service outstanding. It's a pricey spot, always has been, and that may explain in part why the crowd was pretty small at 12:30 on a Tuesday. But I've always found it to be worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Birthday dinner
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our first visit to Oceanaire. The restaurant was very nice and low-key. The service from Val was outstanding! She made some recommendations that were spot on. The crab cake was the best I have had and my scallops were fabulous. Val presented us with a commemorative menu with my name printed across the top for my birthday. After a fabulous meal, she brought a flaming baked Alaska to the table for us to share. While it is not the least expensive restaurant around, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really good food, excellent service
    NoDebtLetsEatVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We knew the food would be exceptional (and it was), but the service provided by Doug was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    omamae1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Tried Oceanaire in Minneapolis for the first time. Have eaten at Oceanaire in D.C. several times and have always had a great dining experience there. Minneapolis was equally good as good as the D.C. location. Food was superb, the service was excellent, the staff friendly and the ambiance was deligthful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite!
    MonaLisaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Oceanaire has taken over first place as our favorite sea food restaurant. Even our meat eating guests loved the steaks. The service is top notch. The ambiance is lovely. The noise level is acceptable. We were not crowed at a table of 6 and not encroaching on the next table. They made our evening special and memorable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner Done Right!
    runnergirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    we have celebrated many anniversaries at Oceanaire, and it's always a hit. service, food quality, extra touches like personalized menus and a complimentary dessert - they've got it going on. we enjoyed a crab cake and the sweet corn chowder for our first course - both winners. we did family style dinner with black and blue halibut (recommended by our waiter, John), shrimp and grits, hash browns and broccolini. we couldn't decide which item we liked best! baked alaska and espresso for dessert. all around a wonderful night at a great spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, too loud
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for our wedding anniversary and thought we would have a quiet and romantic dinner, but that did not turn out to be the case. The music was loud and it was difficult to hear each other. The food was great as we had expected, but the new location's ambience was not the same as when it was at the previous. It was a little disappointing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait
    more4me
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere with an impressive menu. The crab cake appetizer was the best we have ever had. Good recommendations from our server to compliment the oysters we also enjoyed. And the main course was fabulous, leaving no room for dessert. Sad but true!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    ejmulder
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a great time. We're greeted warmly and seated promptly. Booth was nicely prepared and staff was very helpful and attentive. Waiter was very knowledgable and helped us in our selections for both food and wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to your restaurant many times in both locations in Minneapolis. Saturday night was awful. The service was none existent. It literally took 30 minutes to take our order. My wife’s swordfish was raw; our food did not come out at the same time; and was so slow, we couldn’t our children’s birthday deserts. I know the manager was embarrassed. He should be. It was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant – and it cost me $350.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always spectacular
    verbalmugging
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Anything I say here would simply be superfluous. Oceainaire stands on its own merits as a paragon of fine dining in Minneapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yooper65
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    You are paying for the service, which is top notch. The food is only slightly above average.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    CindyMinnie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From appetizer to dessert, our 3 dinners were overall "satisfactory." The favorites were the: --East coast oysters on the half shell (West coast varieties didn't go over well) --Stuffed walleye filet (Barramundi dynamite was forgettable) --Cheesecake I'd eaten at the old location many times, so I invited 2 guests to dinner at the "new" location. Service had always been spectacular, but this time, our waiter made us feel as though we were merely an itch that needed to be scratched. He was sarcastic and somewhat cocky, and we all got the sense that he was bored with us and our requests for things like coffee. It left an unpleasant taste in my mouth in spite of the delicious cheesecake. Too bad.....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to a quiet night out?
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Should be a special occasion spot based on the quality of the food but the noise factor in dining there for a couple is almost prohibitive. It was difficult to have an intimate conversation with my wife and, therefore, makes the energetic noise level really: compromising. I am reluctant to return because of this, which is a shame given the high quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • probably not coming back
    DrWhat4VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been to Oceannaire more times than I can count and always have good or great food, but you can easily have more quiet meals at Fuddrucker's or Chuck E Cheese. Last dinner was over $700 for my family of 4 yet most of the patrons at the place looked and behaved more like they were at a Vikings game. Vibrant sort of implies fun and pleasant but my last meal there was neither. Oceannaire should consider relocating to the Mall of America as that's the sort of vibe I've experienced there during my last two visits.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for two
    TobyJob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A good time was had by all. Service was excellent, however my wife's dinner was disappointing for the price. Three scallops and a piece of pot roast for $44.00 was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!!!!
    Delsur
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is fantastic but it was very noisy. I couldn't hear the people next to me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have always had a great experience at Oceanaire. The food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Oceanaire!
    lclc
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It starts right away with professional, friendly valet service. Expensive, but nice. Valet service should be a break even for the restaurant & a convenience for the customer. Not a money maker for the restaurant. We appreciated the nicely dressed, professional host & greeter. No bored, gum-chewing teenager here. Our server, Annie, was wonderful! Professional, knowledgeable & friendly with a great sense of timing. Great food! We worked our way down thru apps, salads & sides, never even getting to an entre. Everything was set up to share without asking. The creamed corn, surprisingly, is marvelous. Annie brought us a doz selected oysters. She expertly described each one & they were fresh & delicious. Great special occasion spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oceanaire...Minneapolis
    crickie2duluth
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everyone greeted us and made our group feel special. Great meals for all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    we always go here for my birthday and our wedding anniversary. BANANA CREME PIE!!! The BEST ever! The wait staff is so knowledgeable of the menu. I really appreciate that. I love how my water is always topped off. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best seafood in the Twin Cities!
    coachsok
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fantastic meal from appetizer through dessert. The fin and scales fish stew was off the charts with a light tomato broth that enhanced the abundant variety of fresh fish. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Experience
    MNLarryVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our first time at the Oceanaire and we will return. Our server helped make the experience a memorable one by his approach which was friendly, but professional. Looking around, it appeared the whole wait staff was giving customers a similar experience. The food was outstanding and we based our selections on some observations from the server. I had a special parmesan encrusted cod and it was done to perfection and nicely presented. My wife had shrimp scampi and it was done just right. Appetizers were wonderful too (Steamed mussels; Shrimp and grits). Cocktails and wine added nicely to the experience. We were not hurried, but the efficiency of the service got us out for a leisurely stroll to Target Center for a concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service wasn't up to par
    sdudlis
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at the Oceaniare several times in the past. The service and food have always been outstanding. Unfortunately this was not the case this time. Service was slow, we had to ask for our bread; my wife had to wait for over 10 minutes to get the waitresses attention to have her crab leg cracked open. In addition, the cold lobster had a ton of water in the shell. My swordfish was overdone. The crab legs my wife ordered The rest of our food was very good. My wife's crab was very good and our friends tuna was excellent. Overall, the experience was ok, but below our expectations based on prior experience. In all likelihood we will come back again, but I will be on the lookout for another "special" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ideal Setting and service
    LackingService
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    To start off We were running late and they accommodated this. When we arrived the Valet was friendly and quick. Upon entering the restaurant our table was ready and service was prompt. Now what made the night was or waiter. Very friendly and informative. He made excellent suggestions and informed us about several different dishes. The crab cakes were amazing. We enjoyed our experience and will return. Also the bar is excellent. Our drinks were done to perfection
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to be amazing food!
    MNguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was awesome. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend the Crab Cakes and Tuna Poke Appetizers. The Lobster Mornay (if I remember correctly) was very tasty, but also very rich. The new location definitely has a new atmosphere...more lively, but also more noise. Less quiet and romantic, but if you are ok with that I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lance
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The ambiance and service was great. We ordered Salmon and Cod fish with the cajon spice. For the price the food was only average. Maybe the chef had an off day, but overall a good experience. I would try again before taking it off my list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.