Oceanaire Seafood Room - Baltimore

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The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a cocktail in the lounge, take a seat at our grand 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 knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. The world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.
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HO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Reservation requested a booth. This was not acknowledged initially and we were first taken to a table in the center of the dining room. The booth we got was so tight that it was fortunate I’ve had some recent weight loss. The wait for our cocktail order seemed to embarrass our server- we were just puzzled & thirsty. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu but weirdly off- topic chatty. The food was mixed. Some items were great, others were lackluster. All told, at $500 for a party of four, it was not a value in any way, shape or form. Also, the $9 for valet parking felt like usurious as we left. Will not return, would not recommend.

AS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

ED
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, we had oyster rock, crab cakes, shrimp scampi and the best baked Alaska table prep. The service was outstanding and a diverse wine selection . We highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Slow service, rushed waiter, mediocre and expensive food.

z
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional and our waitress, Whitney was very attentive and nice! The ambiance was perfect to celebrate my husband’s birthday and our date night! Would definitely return!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. After reading reviews was looking forward to top notch dining experience for our Anniversary, instead the experience was mediocre at best and when considering some the pricing even worse. Server was pleasant and informative but at various points seemed either overwhelmed or inattentive to details. Drinks were slow to arrive or forgotten until mentioned. Main course was similar. Seemed other patrons were moving at a steady pace while not being rushed while we waited at times more than one would expect.

Drinks were blah. Martini and cosmo seemed watered down, my guess is this was due to sitting in shaker too long before being delivered to table. Wine was OK but again delivered long after ordered.

Salads were tasty but again after being delivered to table we waited a good 5 minutes before getting server attention for fresh cracked pepper. Odd for upscale place.

Meals were OK. Taste was good but things like scallops and swordfish were slightly undercooked. When delivered we were cautioned about the hit plates but meals were only warm enough to eat vs send back after the longer than normal delay after salad.

Overall an overpriced experience which greatly underwhelmed. We don’t mind paying for top service and food, but this was not that by any means.

VP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is nice. The service is good. The crab cake had a metallic taste. The rest of the three entrees and two apps were good.

TH
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jeanette was excellent!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceanaire is the best restaurant I've dined at in Baltimore or WDC. The service is always stellar and the food and drinks are divine.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Steak and lamb were up to the standards of the seafood
Much improved from 3 years ago

j
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for Alaskan seafood night and the special was delicious. However, my husband was underwhelmed, as was I, with the salmon that he ordered - he did not want the whole three course dinner. We dine at Oceanair often at the bar and always have a good experience - so this was disappointing. Hopefully, this was just a blip - but we'll be more cautious next time.

Service was great and we had had a wonderful time.

GS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent restaurant to entertain customers.

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K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The halibut and salad were excellent. Also had a crab cake. Another restaurant nearby surpassed the crab cake. Didn’t expect some fillers at OceanAire. The service attention was very well until the end, when we were no longer attended to as in the beginning. Albeit, the service provided when attended to, was pretty good.
Prices could be slightly lower. Don’t think the crab cakes were worth $20 a piece.
Wine selection was good by the glass.
The dessert was a no-no. The tart cherry/lime créme brûlée wasn’t a fav. The true texture of the dessert was lost, so we sent it back. Would have loved the original instead.
This was our second visit.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From first contact to the night of event I was pleased with the personal touch. I entertained 9 on Wed. and 13 on Thursday. I always feel like family at OceanAire.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner for our anniversary. They treated us so special and even delivered us a personalized menu as a memento. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

M
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have eaten at the best restaurants in the world. This restaurant portrays itself as being five star however it is four-star at best. The prices are very very high for the quality of food. Nice atmosphere. We've had better food for half the cost. Sorry. Great wine list. Manager was very personable.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never have had a bad time there. Even when you just get the special , you are not cheated in service

DL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Price point is high and all ala carte pricing. Main entrees were prepared very well and tasty. But appetizer and desserts were not prepared very well. Crème Brule was way overcooked -- had to send back.

MK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service and food were outstanding. The music was terrible and too loud. We come to enjoy a quiet dinner with friends and the music could be off better quality, easy listening and alittle less loud. Otherwise we love the Oceanaire.

TE
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was slow for a restaurant that was 1/2 full

MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Quintin was outstanding. He very knowledgeable and helpful...

JC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and will not be our last. This was a great place to celebrate our 24th Anniversary!!

JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food overall was very good however one of the meals came out room temp and was sent back. Service was good however the cab (Yellow Cab?)that was called by your outside staff was disgusting!!! Ruined what was othetwise a very nice evening.

DB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was certainly not up to expectations. Although it had interesting ingredients they just did not carry over into the flavor

d
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the Oceanaire, so it is a given that the food is marvelous. Fresh daily, the choices are fantastic. We had salmon, filet, wagyu beef, scallops, lobster tail, and crab meat, all done to perfection. The real hit of the night was Netty, our server. We have been many times, and each time, the service was terrific. However, Netty stood out even among the others; she made excellent food and wine suggestions, has an amazing personality, and did all that she could to make my mother's 85th birthday a success, including even providing a dessert gratis. When, not if, I return, I will make it a point to ask for Netty; you should, too.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service took forever. Reservation 5:30pm we didn’t leave the restaurant until almost 8:45pm. Very Little crab in the Maryland crab soup at a cost $9.00/cup. My specialty Scallop dinner was supposed to have Okra and it came out with none. My son’s $65.00 crab dish was fishy smelling and tasting and chewy. This was a special occasion, my husbands 50th bday dinner. Very overpriced meal for the poor quality and service we received. Don’t waste your money!

d
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oceanaire Seafood Room is a delightful place to eat in Harbor East Baltimore. The food is wonderful, the service is first rate and the ambiance is just right. We will definitely return!
We had crab cakes and a petite filet. Both entrees were melt in your mouth tasty. As sides we had, sauteed spinach, roasted asparagus and whipped potatoes. Finished the meal with sorbet and flan.

B
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent wait staff with Adam and Jordan. Friendly management team who know how to connect with customers. Food was excellent! A truly wonderful dining experience.

TS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

great for a special occasion but very expensive. could spend half this at Stony River

M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The crab cakes were superb. The sole was very good too. For Restaurant Week, the value was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were wonderfully served by Alejandro. He was attentive and had great recommendations. The crab cakes were very very good. I recommend this place for any type of occasion. It is a little pricier than the chains at the center of the inner harbor but well worth it.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to celebrate my birthday and everything was amazing will definitely come back.

K
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. Service was spot on, food exemplary, beautiful room. We highly recommend Oceanaire!

CC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Quentin... very attentive and knowledgeable about food selections

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the food and service was fantastic! The bar moved a bit a slow and we waited quite sometime for our drinks, but that would not deter me from returning. The waiter made a deduction on our bill to compensate for the inconvenience. I will return and highly recommend this restaurant .

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. I have been recommending the restaurant to everyone! It was such an enjoyable experience.

VG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The booths were very uncomfortable. I still have backache. Temperature was to warm in the restaurant. The fried sole was tasteless.

Waiters and staff were very friendly and professional. The calamari was exceptional-I would go again just to eat that.

They spoilt us with a complimentary baked Alaska for a birthday celebration.

RS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

In the past my wife and I would go here I would say often...but have not been in a couple yrs. So for our Anniversary I decided a great go to spot....not...the meal for what we paid was unimpressive and granted I've had dinner parties at Oceanaire where I've spent on one occasion close to $1k and another about $800 and did not have a regret because the food and service was impeccable. But on this outing for the what we paid we wish we had made ourselves like something on the Restaurant Week menu. As we were waiting for our car out front two women also waiting for their vehicle were saying the same exact thing. Then to make matters worse when the guy bought my truck around all we smelled was WEED...the dude smelled like weed and so did my truck all the way home we made to ride with the windows down to air it out. Thats my last visit.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited Oceanaire Seafood Room during Baltimore Restaurant Week 2019. Had a fabulous time .....the food, the ambiance, the customer service was top notch!! I was well pleased😊!!

MH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Howard is a great server that should be commended for the service he gives. Always there just not seen.

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