Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston
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My waiter brought my drink and put it in the edge on my table and walked away. Same with my bread. Very inattentive and this was not the first time. Another gentleman saw what he did and came and put my drink and the bread in front of me and not in the end of the table where no one was. It is very rude and the restaurant was not full but he was in a hurry to get to the next patrons.
We were welcomed immediately and friendly. It was a cold day so I was very glad that they took care of our coats. We had a beautiful table that allowed us to overlook the whole restaurant, which was very pretty. Linens and tableware were very clean and nicely arranged. We ordered the crab cakes, lobster bisque and the haddock and everything was perfect and delicious. I also ordered a cocktail which was outstanding. The waiter was friendly but it looked like he had tables to take care of that were too far apart which kinda made it hard for him to be as attentive as you would expect. He made up for it with great manners and a ready smile. Overall a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend this place!
Great as always
The setting is in the former Boston Trust Company building and is old Boston and very inviting. The ambiance is superb, the service top notch and the food extremely fresh. It's not for the bargain diner, but superior restaurants never are.
Our waitstaff person was outstanding. She made great recommendations on options for entrees, salads and our dessert. Everyone was very nice, we were there to celebrate a birthday and everything was over the top.
Everything was wonderful except the bread pudding that was so stale it had to be cut with a steak knife; we gave up after a few bites.
Good atmosphere for a business lunch. Not too loud.
Excellent dining experience, fresh seafood, elegantly prepared, attentive staff, could not have been better!
The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding, including the waiter beyond great service and attention taking the time and effort to hail a cab for a person in our party. A beautiful restaurant.
I celebrated my birthday here with friends and it was phenomenal.
Everyone really enjoyed their food and it wasn’t busy
This was my second time visiting Oceanaire. I was reluctant to return after my first visit but we were looking for seafood in downtown Boston before heading to a theater performance and our first choice was booked.
We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated. After about 15 minutes our waiter arrived and apologized for his delay as he was in their nightly meeting. We stated that we understood as we were early for our reservation.
He took our drink orders. Our drinks arrived in a timely manner and then we waited and waited. He finally came back to our table almost a full 20 minutes after our drinks arrived.
As we were ordering our meals he constantly tried to up sell us. Two of my companions asked for a selection from the "simply cooked" menu and our waiter kept asking if they would rather have one of the entrees with sauces and sides. We had also ordered sides to go with our meals. Then came the up sell suggestions of appetizers, salad, and soups.
Our meals arrived a full hour after our drinks arrived. Our waiter never returned to ask if everything had met our expectations.
The raw oysters were almost room temperature.
The simply cooked fish was very good. We had sauteed spinach and potatoes as sides and they were enjoyed by all.
45 minutes later we flagged down the hostess to bring us our check. She brought us our check. I certainly hope she gets a portion of his tip.
Our visit was on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was far from full.
Totally delicious. Everything was the best I had ever tasted. Expensive, but worth it. The mushrooms and octopus really stood out.
The staff did a great job for my father in laws 80th Birthday. The food was excellent and we all had a great time.
Incredible variety of seafood can count on seafood done to perfection here
I can honestly say my meal was memorable! How often can you say that about any restaurant? Lovely ambiance too. I'd recommend!
Have eaten here before and decided to take friends who had never been. We arrived on time for our reservation and it took them over 30 minutes to seat us. The manager was very gracious about it and comped an appetizer which was a nice gesture. The meal was excellent, but our server was pretty poor. Not personable at all which I can handle, but he was also very inattentive; to the point where a glass of wine ordered shortly after we sat down was delivered 25 minutes later. Ordinarily you might chalk that up to a busy night, but we could see it sitting on the service bar station the entire time - our server was just nowhere to be found. Generally I don’t mind a slower pace to ordering and timing between courses though in this case it seemed to be because the server was disinterested. Regardless, the entrees were great and the other staff were pleasant and professional.
Food was delicious, service was good. The most outstanding feature of Oceanaire ( aside form the excellent food) is the noise level. We could hear each other and actually have great conversation over dinner. Will return soon.
It is Friday night. It is not full house but Food is very slow.
Best shrimp scampi I’ve ever had
My husband and I went here to celebrate his 5oth birthday. We were greeted with customized Happy Birthday menus and received a complimentary dessert. The food was terrific and for us worth the price point (expensive). The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Service could have been slightly faster, but we enjoyed spending the time there and we're not in a rush.
Our waiter was great!!
Attentive and helpful with making our selections. We both had the twin lobster tails. Delicious!!
Great ! Awesome oysters bread soup and salad!
Oceanaire is definitely a treat. We have been there several times and it is worth every penny. This last visit I had the halibut with gnocchi and broccoli. It was the best dish I have ever had.
Our waiter, Hans, went above and beyond with service and greatly enhanced our experience.
The restaurant had good reviews & was not far from our hotel. The staff were attentive, the restaurant was well appointed in fitout & most importantly the food was excellent.
Had a late dinner on a Thursday night. Restaurant was quiet, but food and service were excellent. A pricey spot, but a really good meal. Lobster ravioli, filet mignon with shrimp scampi, ahi tuna were all excellent. Nice dessert too.
Beautiful location! Service was great. The stuffed lobster, crab cakes, lobster bisque, and clam chowder were fabulous! A great location for dinner celebrating a special occasion.
Outstanding food and service.
Went to dinner with my daughter who is in college
Great food, excellent service, certainly would go back there again
Raw bar was great. Had the tuna for entree. It was delicious. Boston cream pie for dessert. It was a little dry, but a huge portion. Had a raspberry sangria which was excellent. Had a glass of loveblock Sauvignon Blanc with my meal. Great experience!
Great location. As always, excellent food and service.
We always enjoy our meals at the Oceanaire, and Henrique makes it special for all. On this night, he made our nine year old feel like a princess. It was a perfect evening!
Fabulous through & through!!!
Had dinner for a party of seven on a Saturday evening. Service was great. Quick and efficient but at no time did we feel rushed
The food was delicious. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.
We'll be back
It is a wonderful restaurant, the service is always impressive and the food top notch. It is our restaurant of choice when we come to Boston!
Excellent service and ambiance food was well prepared and executed great menu highly recommend
great experience. Service was top, food was delicious.
!!!!!!!!! BEST MEAL OF OUR VACATION!!!!!!!
Had a wonderful evening! Had the wedge salad (outstanding), Lobster Bisque (unbelievable), Shrimp Scampi with angel hair (to die for), a cosmo (delish) and 2 glasses of Chard (super tasty)! Great service and one of the prettiest/dramatic restaurants I have ever been to! The high ceilings were just stunning. Can't wait to come back here and bring my family!!!