Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston

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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was divine, Service was excellent, wine and entree choices were superb. I would return for a special occasion.

S
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Met with colleagues and had a very lovely and relaxing dinner. Service was good and no one rushed us so we had plenty of time to catch up. Food was delicious, as always.

TP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was exceptional!

AW
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, attentive service and excellent food preparation. I recommend it highly. If you love oysters go to the raw bar on Sundays for $1.00 special.

KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We’ve been to a bunch of Oceanaire’s across the country. This was awful. Presentation was terrible, restaurant was totally empty. Dud of a night with an enormous price tag.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely place for a date good seafood

TR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most impressive was the willingness and ease in accommodating a kosher diner in our group. All of our meals were excellent with unobtrusive yet efficient and professional service. Expensive and worth every penny.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boston is a seafood town and the Oceanaire is the best of them all. Be reminded that this is not a fried seafood destination. There are plenty of those around. This is fine dining with a seafood centric. Clam chowder, lobster bisque, crab cakes, stuffed haddock, and New Bedford scallops are fantastic. The Baked Alaska for dessert is excellent.

F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. My best restaurant so far. The waitress was outstanding. Everything was excellent. The coat lady helped us get our coats on.! I will come back soon.

MG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Classic Steakhouse; only SEAFOOD. Enjoyed the excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food

JD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt rushed to order, appetizer was delicious and so was the wine. The meal was delivered promptly, crab cakes were great but the swordfish was so tough I couldn’t cut it with a knife. I explained and send it back. My wife finished her dinner before it arrived and when it did I still couldn’t cut it with a knife. I decided to get the crab cakes. When the bill came had to talk to the manager to have it adjusted. $170 for a bottle of wine 4 crab cakes and an appetizer - not a good experience. Have had other exceptional meals here before just this time service was subpar.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food & service was great! The only problem was the heat. It was extremely cold in there & we asked to turn the heat up & they wouldn’t. That sort of ruined our time!

RC
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice Christmas night dinner at Oceanaire. The meal and service were excellent like always.

Special thanks to the staff for sharing your holiday with our family.

RV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot to let the Oceanaire know of my allergies when I made my reservation. I did tell our waitress as soon as we were seated and she was wonderful about asking the chef about anything she was unsure of. The chef himself even cane to our table to ask about a substitution. Due to their concern, dinner was fantastic and we had a wonderful evening! Oh, and they also had TWO GF desserts on their menu, so I was super happy!!!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service exceptionally slow and steaks that were meant to be rare were well done. Would not recommend this restaurant.

TT
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere excellent food. Oysters were crazy fresh and super briny. Seared ahi was excellent. King crab was cracked in front of us and was excellent.

d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place for us. The service and friendliness and professionalism is unlike any other restaurant that we visit.
We've gone to this restaurant for years, and with each visit, Oceanaire gets even better in all categories.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed spending our time on Christmas EVE.
If we will go to Boston, we will definitely go there.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service for a lovely Christmas eve, thank you! The only suggestion is to serve the lobster cocktail appetizer with nutcrackers because it was tricky retrieving the meat from the claws. I actually drew blood trying! In winter lobsters are hard shell, so either crack it for us or provide the proper utensils.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Phenomenal food and people..a must visit

MJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had a very disappointing experience on Dec. 22. The service was poor and the food was not cooked properly. We were surprised that there was no offer from the waiter or management to compensate for the undercooked swordfish after requesting it to be medium well done and the waiter saying it was always prepared that away and cooked through. In addition to to this specific issue, overall it was not a positive experience. It started with an awkward greeting when we checked in, and no offer to take our winter coats; although we had a reservation and the restaurant was only half full, there was a confusion seating us at a table. We asked to order the food at the same time as the drinks, but the waiter rushed off to get our drinks before taking our food order. Our drinks came quickly, but after 45 min. we finally asked for bread as the waiter forgot to bring it. We received the bread and a water soaked crudite plate, and then the main course arrived quickly to follow. As noted previously, I asked for the swordfish to be cooked medium well, and it was raw in the middle. Nobody checked with us to see if our food was OK, so we had to flag down the waiter to send it back. It took some time to bring the fish back to me, and my dining partner was almost done with his meal by the time mine arrived back. It still was not quite right, so I ate a couple of bites and left it. We moved onto share a single dessert which was good, but given that the $40. fish was not right, it seemed strange to us the waiter would not make a small gesture of discounting the fish or comping the $8. dessert, but nothing was mentioned. We had to ask other staff to get our waiter to bring the check as he disappeared for some time after we received our dessert, finally got it, and then again had to wait to pay. We dine out often, and the ratings for Open Table for this restaurant were definitely NOT indicative of the experience we had. We would not recommend this restaurant.

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have been a dinner guest at Oceanaire Boston several times in the last few years, and I've always been happy with the food and the service. The food is expertly prepared and very high quality. They have an extensive menu and wine list with a nice selection of favorites. The service is attentive without being obtrusive. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family to Nutcracker and nice dinner...everything was perfect!

CM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really have never had a bad meal at Oceanaire. Their crab cakes are absolutely to die for. Swordfish was delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service. Oysters were amazing.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our go to spots for fantastic seafood. Definitely try this place out if you have not, well worth it!

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. We had a great meal in a beautifully decorated spot. Our waiter Enrique was outstanding and was super attentive. He made our visit a memorable one. The food was delicious and signature cocktails were exceptional. We would definitely return to this restaurant!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quality food

JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and location... busy night and table felt a little cramped. But I would go again for sure.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Unfortunately order took too long and I had to have it packed to go. I was at restaurant more than an hour and a half for lunch.

B
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

the last few meals here have been very disappointing. Quality of the seafood has gone down hill, orders have been messed up and service has been slow. Unfortunate as this has been my go to lunch spot for years....

KQ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently had a birthday celebration for my wife. Grace, our waitress was great and very accommodating.

Good experiece

CP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very quiet on a Saturday evening. Atmosphere was upscale but laid back. Some guests were shockingly casual (long sleeve band tee-shirts and jeans). It did not feel stuffy at all. Meals were excellent, with one small complaint. My companion ordered the lobster meat "extra" and it was very dry. Unfortunate for the price. The staff knew very little about the Sommelier wine recommendations list because it was 'new' leading us to take a risk based on description and knowing what we like and try an $85 bottle of wine. Luckily it was very good. Service was on point. Dinnerware and silverware have seen better days. Over all a very good experience with just a few small things that kept it from being outstanding.

CM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We had a great meal and would definitely go back.

DR
New England
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was exceptional, the service not so much! I'm not sure if this was just the waiter's fault but he seemed to have tables all over the restaurant. He was absent too much, so much so that we had to ask another waiter for help. Not good!

S
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great location and waiters was great.

ND
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Person who sat us down was lost had no clue where to seat us and never told waiter we were there then waiter came in said sorry didn’t know you were here then wife ordered seafood plate dairy allergy no dairy they send it out covered in butter took it back brings back another one lobster is burnt scallops under cooked my meal was fine

KW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, amazing service. I wish i could remember our waiters name. He was fantastic.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas lunch

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