Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
Great birthday restaurant!We celebrated my sister's birthday here. The menus were printed stating Happy birthday! The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend the seafood mix grille. For dessert, the baked Alaskan is free if you inform them you are celebrating a birthday. Highly recommend this place.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery personable serviceI reserved online and mentioned it was our anniversary dinner. They had a booth already reserved for us when we got there and had personalized menu's that read "Happy Anniversary". The waiter was outstanding and greeted us Mr. and Mrs. ..... The food portions were big and to top it off they gave us dessert on the house for our anniversary. Outstanding service, food and atmosphere (it's not too quiet and it wasn't too noisy. A great first time experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Restaurant!My fiance and I went here for dinner on a friends recommendation. Loved the romantic ambiance and the semi private booth. The service was top notch, super friendly and informative. Since this was our first time, our server gave great recommendations. Ended up ordering crab cakes to start and the "Kid Dynamite" Ecuadorian Mahi Mahi for the main.
Even before our crab cake came out, they served us a delicious fish appetizer on the house. Totally unexpected! The crab cake was fantastic. All crab meat and nothing else. The Mahi Mahi had a nice kick to it from the Rooster hot sauce and the baby bok choy gave it some Asian flair. The dish was perfectly cooked!
Overall, one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Highly recommend!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb ServiceCombined excellent service with an excellent menu... They oyster selection is second to none !6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want excellence, goIf you want excellence, go here! And though the staff is always great, ask for Ken!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeGreat food. Great atmosphere. Pricey but worth it. Great for a special occasion.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Return was Just a Good!Revisiting a dining experience can be disappointing. Not at Oceanaire. We were treated to a romantic booth in a quiet corner. The dinner selections were excellant. We were served by a caring wait staff. The decor is beautiful, as is the staff. It is impossible to avoid the bread, delicious. We thoroughtly enjoyed this dinner.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLump CrabMy husband and I came here for his birthday dinner while we were on vacation. The staff at the restaurant must have wished him a happy birthday 7 times throughout the evening. The crab cakes were the best we've tasted EVER. The seared ahi was good and the cod was very fresh. To top off the evening they brought us a chocolate chip ice cream tower covered in marshmallow cream that they lit on fire with a liquor. It was as delicious as it looked. Can't wait to go back just for the crab and dessert.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial nightWe went with friends for our 19th wedding anniversary. When we were seated, the menu's had been printed with "Happy 19th Anniversary".
Our waiter Eric made great recommendations; was attentive but not obnoxious.
Food was terrific. The meal ended with their awesome baked Alaska.
What a night!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive and NoisyVery good food but be prepared for noise and cost. Hard to carry on a conversation.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect AnniversaryOur night at Oceanaire couldn't have been better. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure our anniversary was perfect. I just put a little comment on opentable when I made the reservations and oceanaire did the rest. We were given a secluded booth with a customized menu that said Happy Anniversary on the top. The atmosphere and service were great and the food was outstanding. This was my first time at this restaurant and surely won't be my last. I love this place and will always remember my first anniversary thanks to Oceanaire.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. Our ServerFood was excellent. Our Server and her back up team was phenomenal.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMade our special occasion special!We recently celebrated our anniversary here and were treated like royalty! Special Happy Anniversary menus, a special dessert treat, food was delicious, and it made our special occasion very special. We will definitely come back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the placeOur waitress presented herself and the meals excellent, the bartender was wonderful, high spirited and fun.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food and serviceEric was our server, he was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was excellent. I will definitely eat there again when I am in the San Diego area.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOceanaire ExperienceMy wife and I took our daughter and a friend to Oceanaaire to celebrate their college graduation. Dinner was perfect, delicious food, drinks with perfect service. We will frequent Oceanaiire when we are in San Diego. This is a dinning treat.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood!Amazing seafood! Appetizers and food was absolutely out of this world! Service was excellent!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best sea food restaurantOne of the best sea food restaurants ever! The service was fantastic, the drink pairings just right & a truly wonderful experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy FAV Restaurant!The hubby & I went down to San Diego for a quick getaway & to celebrate his bday! We have been to the Oceanaire before & loved it so we decided to see if they could live up to the initial standards set on our first go around! well they DID & the food was GREAT & FRESH:-)!!! I would drive to from LA to San Diego JUST to go to dinner at the Oceanaire!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMay 5, 2013 reviewSea food and fish were excellent and very fresh !
Excellent dinner , everyone has enjoyed it !
Will return when I am in San Diego !5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood seafood in gaslampGood drink menu. Oyster selection was very good and waiter was knowledgeable about the oysters. Fish was well prepared.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood SpecialtyOceanaire is my favorite restaurant when visiting San Diego. The food is superb. The downtown vibe is awesome. The wait staff is outstanding. You must try it at least once but I warn you, it will become your fav place!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of four had a wonderfulOur party of four had a wonderful dinner at Oceanaire Seafood Room this past Saturday evening. Well prepared cocktails started the event. Spinach salad, iceberg wedge, BLT salad and crab cakes were the first course for our group with no disappointments. Main course: Sole a la Floretine, Horseradish crusted Halibut, Filet mignon and shrimp and seared scallops. All superbly prepared and delicious. It was a Birthday celebration and they surprised us with Baked Alaska (cookies and cream ice cream inside) - delicious. We brought our own wine (2008 Lewis Chardonnay). Great choices on the wine list but a bit pricey. Scotty was our server and did a great job. Will be back for sure.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, serviceThe food was delicious, service was good. The only complaint I have was/is the noise level. I was with a party of 4 and it was all I could do to hear my party in casual conversation.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood aroundThis is an excellent seafood restaurant. The waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food here is beyond compare. Have dined here 5 times now and have always been very pleased with everything.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience overallMultiple wait staff was highly intuitive (filling drinks w/o being asked, and I drink a lot of water so that's impressive), helpful, friendly without being obsequious and professional. Food was outstanding - the brussels sprouts and the scallops are the to die for. Creme brulee dessert was wonderful, but it's a big portion, more suited for two.
would do it again in a heartbeat. About $200 for 2 people, one glass of wine, one mixed drink,, mains, dessert5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Food and ServiceYou cannot beat the restaurant for selection and quality of seafood delights. The staff is top-notch and cater to all your wishes. A truly remarkable evening for our entire party!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe seafood was amazing andThe seafood was amazing and the staff was super friendly and attentive.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for our 45thWe went there for our 45th anniversary with a gift certificate from our children. It was a wonderful experience. Our waiter was excellent. Would go again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEven brusselsprouts are delicious!Best service (bar, greeter, wait staff) of any restaurant in San Diego! Great wine list. Superb seafood. Heck, they even made brusselsprouts delicious! Price is not for the faint of heart, so for us it's a special occasion spot.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafoodThe food and service were excellent. The Kid Rock with Halibut is a new favorite thanks to the recommendation by our waiter, Spencer. We had a lovely time.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWithout question one of theWithout question one of the best meals ever. The steak was unbeleavable and the halibut with the horseradish sauce was perfect....add a few coctails and a nice bottle of wine and we were in "food heaven". Next time we are in San Diego you will find us at the Oceanaire.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service here far outshinesThe service here far outshines the food. We had a wonderful experience as Ken helped us pick the best items on the menu. You do indeed get what you pay for here so don't be cheap. From the moment you enter, the staff treats you like the most important people in the room. Absolutely wonderful. Oh and it was a plus that despite being one of the younger patrons here, we didn't feel like we were overlooked.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Usual Excellence!The Oceanaire never disappoints and this visit it was no different. Great service at the oyster bar and restaurant. The food is ever fabulous and we look forward to a return visit soon!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a group of 9, all theFor a group of 9, all the food came out hot, same time, without any complaints us. Trust your business group outing or a special occassion to Oceanaire in the gas district.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic -Everything was fantastic - from the service, to the atmosphere, and the food. Great job!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the 4th OceanaireThis is the 4th Oceanaire that we have visited and I would rate it as good if not better than the one in Washington DC. The food was prepared exactly to our liking. My husbands Sea Bass was one of the best he has ever had. We had a card from the Marriott for a free appetizer - Calamari . As I don't eat Calamari they substituted a crab cake- ( good, but a little too runny for my liking). I grew up with Maryland Crab Cakes. I had the Shrimp Cocktail appetizer as my dinner entree and it was more than enough- large succulent shrimp.
Our Waiter Nick was exceptional. Such great service from him ( he could teach many how to provide great service). Nick was constantly in motion- something you rarely see anymore.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOceanaire was very nice forOceanaire was very nice for a special occasion. It is expensive, but the food is very good so you don't feel like you've spent a lot of money for something you can get anywhere. The seared Ahi was prepared beautifully and you could taste the freshness. The swordfish was also prepared perfectly with great flavor. The Baked Alaska was fun, but a bit too much rum! It was a great experience. We would go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood place in a cityGreat Seafood place in a city of great seafood. This meal was not as good as the last one we had. Kitchen had problems with my scallop and gnocchi dish. Couldn't get it hot.
My husbands fried shrimp was hot and delicious. Oysters EXCELLENT!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt took us at least a quarterIt took us at least a quarter through the meal to realize that our menus said, "Happy 7th Anniversary." Nice touch, Oceanaire, nice touch.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delicious food!Absolutely delicious food! The clam chowder was excellent, and the Oysters Rockefellar were cooked perfectly. The Sea Bass was done to perfection, and the menu has something for everybody. Above all, the service was the best!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. TheEverything was great. The prices are slightly high, but not too bad. My wife and spent $175 on dinner for two, with one cocktail each.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe purpose of this reservationThe purpose of this reservation was to entertain clients while discussing business. The overall presentation of the resturant was very conducive to do both. All of those in the party enjoyed not only the varitey but also the quality of the food.
Good job!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA must when in San DiegoThis is the place for seafood it's a must for quality,freshness and all around experience. We mah
Ke it our staple when visiting the Gaslamp district. Enjoy is all I could add to this classy place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!We have been here several times before. We love to go to Happy Hour in the bar. This time we were celebrating our aunt's 87th birthday so we sat in the dining room. The service was outstanding. We ordered several dishes and shared everything. Everything was absolutely delicious! They can accommodate large parties or just a romantic evening for two. We were all impressed! Can't wait to go back again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYour staff is pretty awesome.Your staff is pretty awesome. Friendly, humorous and professional.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic find,Absolutely fantastic find, when I learned they were recently purchased by Landry's. my family and I used a Landry's e-certificate.
Definitely will go there again the next time we are in San Diego.
Our waiter was absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable, yet very down to earth, efficient yet not stuffy.
Great "gem" in the ruff!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this restaurantI have been to this restaurant before. It is always a great experience. I highly recommend making reservations. Their crab cake appetizer is amazing. I tried the seafood mixed grill this time which was excellence. The drunken Mexican swordfish is another favorite. For dessert, you must try the baked Alaskan.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Server was oh-so perfect,Our Server was oh-so perfect, the food superb, ambiance calming still exciting - Thank You!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood. Kitchen wasGreat seafood. Kitchen was a bit slow. The oysters and mussels were superb. My husband loved the stuffed shrimp with linguine and also the clam chowder (very thick!)3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM