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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Romantic (34)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Business Meals (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Healthy (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
People Watching (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Waterfront (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

Dinner with coworkers was fun. Waiter was great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had not been to Oceanaire in a while and it was good to good back. Our food was "just okay", maybe it was the selection chosen. Our waitress was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

great food and great service I will be going back for more.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was. Dry good. Shrimp scampi was succulent and the sauce was very velvet rich!

Blueberry smash cocktail was lovely on the pallet.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great! The Baked Alaska was the best!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Prices are outrageous for the food. Food was good but not exceptional. Better seafood in other restaurants for half the price plus you would get side dishes

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was perfect as always! Classiest place in Baltimore! Celebrated New Year’s Eve!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Oceanaire did not handle the early New Year's Eve crowd well. (We had a 7:00 pm reservation.) Our dinner was rushed. My appetizer dish was taken without permission while my wife was still eating her bisque and her bowl was removed without permission as soon as she lay down her spoon. And the food was overpriced e.g., $63.00 for a very small Dover Sole filet served a la carte. Although, the dinner was very good as is usual. After our meal we waited, along with many others at least 30 minutes and very likely much longer for the valet to retrieve our car. And this was only after complaining to the manager. The situation was such that some patrons became so very angry that my wife and I were forced to listen to their profanity laced complaints to the valets. Extremely poor planning on the restaurant's part! We will have our 2018 New Year's Eve dinner at another restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre NYE dinner with spouse...excellent server Charlie and delicious food!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous! Due to accident on the way we were running a little behind. I called and they modified my reservation with no problem. Although we got there close to closing they did not rush my wife and I. Our server David was great (ya know someone’s good when you remember their name). I HIGHLY recommend this place. It was my wife’s Birthday and it turned out great. 10 stars!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

pleasant evening, I wonder if my notes did not go thru as they weren't prepared with Gluten Free menu and we were there for my birthday but it was not mentioned. Oh well, that's just me being picky because I'm used to great service - and it still was delicious! <3

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came for Xmas dinner @ 530. The restaurant was out a lot of items. The portions were a decent size and food was good

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were not totally happy with our service professional.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Celebrated a friends’s birthday. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was better than expected and served very promptly. It was a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Waited a very long time to be greeted and also our food. We received the wrong sparkling wine and the one served was warm.

This was my second bad experience so I will not be returning. This restaurant is to expensive and should have nothing but 5 star service due to their prices.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. Will definitely return for next occasion

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Tapas, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was my husbands birthday. We had an awesome experience! Our server was great and the food was delicious. I’m sorry I forgot his name but he was so professional and went above and beyond, carved the fish and was very pleasant overall. We will be back!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have visited this location multiple times and on this occasion to celebrate my brother and boyfriend's birthday 's, tje service was absolutely horrible. He was nice enough, however, i felt unattended. Our used plates and empty glasses sat without temoved from the small table of 4
The coke my sister in law ordered was sent back 3 times because it was seltzer. As small as the table was, when our food arrived we had to make room because the dirty dishes were still on the table

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our experience was great! One note: We were told that our Anniversary desert was on the waiter. We did pay for it. But this takes nothing away from the great service and wonderful food experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner and the food was great!
Food was very filling

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is hard to find excellent service and delicious food today but it is available at this Ocenaire location. Attention to detail and well prepared menu combined with great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I took my Fiancee' to Oceanaire Seafood Room to celebrate a significant accomplishment. Our reservation was for 10 but quickly grew to 19... The staff at Oceaniare was unphased... they cordially accommodated us. The food was awesome and the service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I celebrated my birthday at Oceanaire, by far the best fine dining experience I’ve ever had! The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. The shrimp scampi was delicious and the cocktails were good too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

It took the wait staff way longer than expected for service in a restaurant of this caliber. I've eaten at the Dallas location multiple times and the service was way better than received here. The food was good, however very disappointed with the overall service and experience.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Initial booth that we were seated at was too tight and we had to be resetted. Otherwise great place! Booths need to be modified.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I took my sister here for her Birthday. We had a good time as usual. I would recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were nearing the end of a long drive back to DC the Sunday after Thanksgiving (never the best commute) and decided to stop in on a whim. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely, and both the hostess and our waiter (David) were helpful, attentive and polite the entire time, despite how late it was. We loved all the food we tried, and the baked alaska (with pumpkin spice ice cream; apparently they rotate seasonally) was the perfect cap on our visit!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I'm only giving them 3 stars based on this experience because usually the food and service are A-1. They added the New Zealand lamb chops to the menu and I looooooove lamb so I was super excited. However, it was not good at all. I asked for it medium rare and they delivered on that but goodness was it fatty and tough. Very disappointed in the lamb. My oysters were good as always and of course the drink selection was great. Could have had a nicer pour on the 1942. My wife loved her crab leg appetizer and swordfish. She went with the black and blue option. The presentation of the food was also beautiful.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable! Very Pricey, but totally worth it!! Defiantly a "special occasion" restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Don’t appreciate attempted sales of seafood book/discount package....not very classy.....Especially during dinner service.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had the Swordfish and the Rockfish dishes. Both were simply grilled and they were so good. The fish was so fresh and the grilling was perfect. The service was excellent (Jeanette our server was awesome). To finish, we had a Baked Alaska, and it was very good. We will definitely visit again when we are back in town.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Too stuffy of an atmosphere. The host was rude, the food so-so. I will say the escargot and the grilled oyster rock were delicious. The entrees were bland. Not worth the price.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went for my girlfriends birthday. Everything was amazing and the waiter was the best.

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