About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Baltimore


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.

801 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM -11:00PM

Cross Street:
President Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 872-0000

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Executive Chef:
Brandon Adler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

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Private Dining

Private Dining is available in two separate rooms, both are available for up to 24 people. Also, the Captain's Table is available for up to 10 people. Semi-Private Dining is available in the Amberjack Cocktail Lounge and holds up to 40 people.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Romantic (35)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Waterfront (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Alex was the best with recommendations and ensuring we had a great existence.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. A little pricey but food and service was great. Had to send one item back because it was a little under done but it was taken care of quickly. Only negative was time it took to get food was a little long

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

We were greeted and seated wonderfully. The food was great. Our waiter was either an unhappy person, or having a bad day. He never smiled, never engaged and seemed annoyed throughout our meal. Expected a better experience at Oceanaire.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Experience was amazing especially for such a busy day.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day it was very nice the waiter I believe Chris was very friendly and we enjoyed everything my whole family thank you

Tags: Live Music, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The occasion was Valentines dinner and we had a great meal and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

COMPLIMENTS TO FRIENDINESS OF THE SERVER( HER NAME ESCAPES ME)AND THE ATMOSPHER LENDS ITSELF TO GOOD CONVERSATION. THE RAW BAR WILL BE MY NEXT ADVENTURE AT THE OCEANAIRE

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was very good. The food and service were excellent. The parking was horrible. It took a long time to drop off the car and it took at least a half hour, 30 minutes, to get the car when we were finished. The system was disorganized and very concerning.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

What can I say great service and great food I will definitely be going back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very fresh and delicious. Our waitress was the best! I rate this one of the best restaurants in Baltimore!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

The food her was delicious! I was honestly surprised. I would definitely recommend to friends to family.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was the most beautiful experience ever. The food was great but the service and attentiveness to us was superb. I will be going back soon! My mom truly enjoyed her birthday dinner. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for Valentines Day. Beautifully decorated.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant had a good atmosphere. Just needed more items on the menu to choose from. Menu was limited because of Valentine’s Day.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Although I am a Balto. native, I had not heard of or tried dining at The Oceanaire. I generally agree with all of the positive reviews, and I somewhat agree with a few of the negative reviews which mostly centered around the overall menu prices. The restaurant is beautiful inside, and is located in a fine section of south Balto., which is only a mile or so (as the crow flies) from the Inner Harbor. They have an extensive menu selection, and I started off with fried calamari (which my date and I split, because it was a large single portion), before choosing the rockfish entree (regular, not chef special) and included a few scallops (a little under-cooked), and a layer of backfin crabmeat on top (which would really have been special if it had been crab imperial). The entree also included a large dollop of mashed potatoes, and I chose a nice greens salad as my second veggie. My date selected a similar entree combination, but hers was the succulent Sea Bass as the fish. I followed up the calamari entree with a small cup of the excellent Lobster Bisque (some of the best that I ever tasted) before the main dish arrived. We did not elect to have any cocktails or dessert, but the stated meal above exceeded $200/minus tip (not intended for the faint of heart)! The total was reduced when a sub-par hash browns side dish was removed). What stood out the most was our wonderful and engaging waiter "Charlie" who truly made the experience special! All in all, the V-Day was enjoyable, and I would recommend the restaurant to all, but make sure that you are ready to pay the higher prices for this special restaurant. It is obviously not a place that I would frequent a lot, but it is truly a special place with great food, outstanding service, great atmosphere, reasonable valet parking, and extensive entree selections that will surely impress! And, if you happen to go,...make sure to ask for "Charlie", whose excellent and attentive service was noteworthy and greatly appreciated!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food as usual. Drink was over priced but expected from such an establishment.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and service! We enjoyed the evening and would visit again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This has been one of our favourite restaurants for a number of years when we are in need of a white-table-cloth dinner that's special but not demanding. Though a bit pricey, you get what you pay for; the food is superb (the brussels sprouts are to die for!), the wait staff is professional and attentive without hovering and they are very knowledgeable when questioned about the food and drink. The atmosphere is excellent and quiet. The maitre d is extremely helpful. What more can I say? Love this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service, but the food was sub par. Including a $30 tip, we spent $180 for two entrees, mashed potatoes (sold separately), one salad and one dessert. I was disappointed, we expect a satisfying meal for that price.
The atmosphere was comfortable

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service at the bar was amazing. We started with drinks & apps but the service was so good we stayed at the bar for dinner. Lobster was excellent and tuna poke. Must get the gouda mac & cheese! Excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and Jennifer, our server, was nothing short of amazing!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have nothing negative to say. The sinning experience was wonderful. Our waiter Charlie was the absolute best. He was funny, personable yet professional, knowledgeable, hospitable etc. I could on and on about Charlie. Overall our dining experience was stellar. We will definitely dine here again & recommend our friends.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was delicious and the server was kind and attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were disappointed in the food for the price, it was OOK. Service very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This place is amazing and service was wonderful. It was my moms birthday they printed a menu with her name on it. (The chef changes the menu everyday with his specials for the day on it ) the drinks were good the waiter kept making different specialty drinks and they were so good. Great people and great atmosphere ♥️ Will recommend and go back!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, People Watching, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service were both very good. We had a great meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went here for Restaurant Week. Sadly, they had a different pre fixe menu from items on their regular menu. The pork chops were over cooked and drowned in a bacon sauce. Otherwise, they were flavorless. The shrimp and grits were good according to my friend. Appetizers were so so and so were the desserts except for the key lime pie. The ambience was just ok. The restaurant is chopped up into different areas. Overall, I was highly disappointed!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner for date night/ Restaurant week.
Everything was on point, from the atmosphere to the service and of course the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been on five occasions. This place never disappoints. One of our go to spots when we have a night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Attentive service. Service anticipated our needs several times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server Howard was amazing. The Calamari was the absolute best.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The serving staff was impatient throughout our meal, especially near the end. He never asked us when we were ready for anything. Taking too long? Brings us to-go containers. Then immediately brings us the check with no signal whatsoever to do so while constantly interrupting conversation. At the beginning, it was hard to wave him down and he went by our table five times before he successfully saw me, aka he does not glance at our table until it is check time.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love The Oceannaire Seafood Room and we always go... during Restaurant Week. Truthfully, it's far beyond a reasonable budget for us the rest of the year and there are so many good restaurant choices, it doesn't stand out enough to make it worth saving up for the very expensive menu. That said, we are there each year for that price fixed menu! The food is quite good and we really enjoyed the sliced pear mule cocktails, but what keeps us looking forward to it each year is always the fantastic service. Their staff is top notch and whether we are eating from the Restaurant Week menu or paying the full price, you are the most important person they have seen all day. And maybe that's how you "get what you pay for" there, because if we could afford it, they would keep us coming back all year round.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Dinner with coworkers was fun. Waiter was great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We went for restaurant week and felt like we were being judged the whole time. The food was good but the service made the experience poor. When we spoke the manager he was also rude.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Crab cakes were outstanding. As was the crab appetizer and the creamed corn. Perfect place to go after seeing a movie at the Landmark. Bristian did a great job.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was excellent. Loved the round tables for dining with a crowd. Great experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Receptionist was unfriendly and rude. As he was asking my boyfriend about our reservation, he was arrogant in saying we don’t have any reservations. My BF even spelled out my name and he said there’s none. We opted to ask if there’s then an availability for a dinner for two and he again rudely replied “we are booked” with an attitude.
Apparently just before I interceded, he found our reservation by spelling out and saying my name wrong. And he never apologized.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The restaurant is lovely and food is good, but not great. I ordered the whole Bronzino which is my favorite fish. The waitress insisted on deboning the fish and she completely ruined it. There were lots of bones left in the fish and she piled the flesh into a clump in the middle of the plate. It was a mess. I couldn't even eat it. Very disappointing experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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