Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC
Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theoceanaire.com/
  • Phone: 2023472277
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 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, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Sean Sanders
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available nightly starting at 5:00pm.
A word from Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC
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. See you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC reviews from OpenTable diners
338 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (222)fit for foodies (127)romantic (115)good for groups (103)notable wine list (86)great for lunch (73)hot spot (44)neighborhood gem (40)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (27)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great fish
    Aussie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We always love the quality of the food at Oceanaire. It has become quite expensive so now we only go when it is a business dinner. Given the price factor, some of the dining tables are poorly located and you can feel underwhelmed by the overall experience. I don't want to pay top dollar and be seated literally next to a bus station. Our waiter on this occasion seemed new and had to ask fellow staff for answers to our questions. He failed to provide a pen to sign the credit card and it took 10 minutes to get someone's attention. For this reason we found it necessary to reflect the service with an appropriate tip.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good choice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A little pricey, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my mom to celebrate her belated birthday at Oceanaire. We had a very enjoyable dinning experience. The service was superb and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We chose to go to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a last minute booking but we were still given a nice table and then were surprised to be given a scroll menu as a momento and a free dessert - what a nice touch. Good wine list, pleasant service. The food was good not great and it is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, expensive, poor service
    mmmm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant had a lively feel to it. The service was slow and disjointed. Our ice water took 15 minutes to come then our appetizers came almost immediately before the menus were cleared. I would have rated the experience as very good if the bill was 150-200 but it was closer to 300 with tip (no wine ordered just one beer and 3 sodas). The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • President & CEO
    VicB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service and food - very pleased with my experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    KFBCIH
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very nice and in walking distance to downtown hotels. I brought first timers and they had a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday and expected to be seated when I arrived because I made reservations. I was told that a reservation does not guarantee you a table by your selected time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of the Stew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had the fish stew when I was there. The roux had very little taste. If I went back, i would try something else. My father had the mixed grill and liked it very much. I wish I had tried something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely delish!
    Livetoysdte
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    From the simply made BLT salad to the baked stuff shrimp, the food is fantastic! A bit pricey but you pay for quality, a definite favorite place of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was good. It could have been hotter. It was luke warm.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent menu and attentive service combine for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    delightful
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    delightfulMixed Seafood. Scallops were delicious. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dion
    bnesbitt2DC
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I took my wife there for her Birthday and we had a wonders time. This was not our first time and we have always enjoyed the food, service and drinks and wine We both had fish and two sides. Always cooked perfect and portion are great. The price is always right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NLiz
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Has over time consistently been an excellent seafood restaurant. Service is excellent and wait staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar to Table service needs work.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food, from appetizers to all four main courses was totally delicious and flawlessly prepared. Drinks at the bar were perfect. Drinks, however, when ordered at the table were inconsistent in size and quality with one martini being totally wrong and undrinkable. We switched to a bottle of wine but never received the ice bucket. The superb food made it a good experience, but, at $14 a drink, they should also be correct.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced
    RespondrVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best dish was the relish tray and bread ( both excellent). The main course was pedestrian. Not bad; but not up to the exorbitant prices for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • zodd
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not very impressed by the food compared to the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Yani
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my first time dining at Oceanaire and it was AMAZING! The service, The food and the decor of the restaurant was great! It takes quite a bit to impress me and Oceanaire is the place that did it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Nice
    4daluvofoodVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The fried seafood platter was nice and so were the crab cakes. The oysters were delicious but overall the food was average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is the charm
    Candylish5VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I would definitely recommend Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant to those who want more than good food when they dine out. Yes, the food was good too. I had scallops that were succulent, fresh as could be, and grilled to perfection. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass--scrumptious! But it was the A+ service that will bring us back again. Not just our server, but the entire staff understood how important friendliness and helpfulness are to the dining experience. Our server recommended a bottle of Cabernet that was not very expensive but still delivered the depth we were looking for. Oceanaire is located in Baltimore's hottest trendy new neighborhood, the East Harbor, not far from the new Four Seasons Hotel. The experience was pretty nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood at its' Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've dined here in business settings but recently grabbed a late night 9:45pm seating and while the restaurant not that busy, the staff was outstanding and not in a hurry...and the food was exquisitely prepared. Raw oysters were perfect and the lump crab cocktail is well worth it. My waiter recommended another fish from the one on the menu (sea bass instead of tile) but with the same preparation, and I cleaned the plate. Oceanaire is definitely worth a revisit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Try
    dlm41
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I visited this location on August 21, 2014 and the food and service was first class. I cannot think of one negative aspect of my visit. The waiter was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive. The food was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Oceanaire always delivers great food, great service .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    SomeDude
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food, fantastic service (Shadraq is a great waiter) super atmosphere. Quality of the seafood is always outstanding. I eat at Oceanaire every time I'm in DC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect restaurant!
    Tere
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service and foods were fabulous. The restaurant clean and neat. It's wonderful place to try on..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oceanaire is the Spot!
    VetMan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I really enjoyed my meal during the last night of D.C. Restaurant Week and felt that Oceanaire was the place to have a dinner that night. It is one of my favorite D.C. dinner spots.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time!
    TamTam
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I always leave the Oceanaire feeling spoiled rotten! Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Number one
    Theone1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant is a lovely place to dine at. It is one I would recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtodine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Four of us went to Oceanaire for restaurant week and we had an outstanding meal. We were impressed that the portion sizes did not seem scaled back because of the lower price, and the quality of the food was excellent. We did, of course, wind up ordering some extras--wine, a particular side dish that my husband loves-- but we were treated very well by our waiter, even before we did so. We all left raving about the food, and we felt it was a totally enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old-timey
    Arlingtongal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seems like the kind of restaurant our parents went to, back in the Mad Men days.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    loveit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a wonderful time at Oceanaire for restaurant week. The staff was great, received food in a timely manner. the chop chieck , with mashed potatoes and mushrooms was over the top great !!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodcriticqueen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service, great food! I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    FrequentDinerDC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Oceanaire with a party of 8. The salmon was not good. The swordfish was OK, but bland. They ran out of soft shell crabs, so instead of serving 2 per order, they served one and did not adjust the price. The restaurant was also extremely noisy -- couldn't hear anyone except the person next to you. It was an expensive night out and a little disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kevin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was very good but the fish dish portions were very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sbrennan64
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my 4th time at Oceanaire -- my 2nd Restaurant Week (last year's options were better but the food was still very good). Always a favorite dining location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    Tanya
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great. Would have liked more choices on the entree menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Customer Service
    DisappointedCustomer1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The waiter was not attentive and did not respond to my likings of my entrée. He was busy in other places. I will not recommend this specific restaurant to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but service was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was delicious and the portion size was good, but the service was fair. We didn't get served bread until our meals arrived and it took awhile to refill our water glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    DCFoodie2U
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been wanting to come to Oceanaire for quite sometime. Decided to surprise my husband, and I must say, he was pleasantly surprised. Our server Stephanie was fantastic, very personable and engaging. I will request her station on our next visit. Food was cooked to perfection and the cheesecake was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic