Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston

4.5
3946 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3946 people are saying
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TampaFood
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor service. Oysters took over 45 minutes to reach table. Seemed to be struggling from both a kitchen and service perspective. Even bar service was really slow. Entrees were quite small and overall value was not there. Was really hoping for more. Would not return.

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SueS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was attentive, the ambiance pleasant, the food outstanding, including the desserts. It was an enjoyable evening with friends.

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Juliamarie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Birthday dinner celebration, server didn’t discuss specials or give recommendations for what was good.

Server continued to mess up drink orders, dinner orders - what was ordered to be on our steaks and just seemed overall overwhelmed.

Totally understand with Covid that staff are hard to come by, but from start to finish our group felt like we were a burden to be there and have any questions.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating a family birthday. Food and waitress were great.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Extensive menu options enables diners to try something new. The meals and flavors were good but not memorable. Great location for pre-concert or game meals if you want a quieter option than offered by the North End.

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vipMommaMc
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but the atmosphere was kinda dull in there . Needed some piano or something to get a vibe going. Sort of flat. Food was good , service was ok.

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vipAlexanderTheGreat
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This a great place to have tasty quality food. A bit noisy during peak times for old ears to enjoy conversation. Better to book early or late for quieter ambiance.

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vipCharlesM
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall an enjoyable experience. Food was excellent and we really enjoyed it. Service was poor but given the pressures today I understand the challenges. Hopefully we get back to normal soon.

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Deige
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails! Recommend the lobster Mac and cheese and jumbo sea scallops casino.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went last week, liked it so much we went back. Ordered a couple of the same dishes. Not consistent in preparation. Summer salad was missing the toasted almonds. Increased portion size (makes me wonder why it was less last time) but wasn't seasoned as well. Their key lime pie sadly had no meringue and was sickeningly sweet. A few newly ordered dishes lived up to my previous meal with them. Would still go back. But not the 5 star review I gave from my 1st experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed for my grandmothers 80th

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vipLisalisa
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious one of the best meals ever had!

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Ayzura
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful!

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vipGailT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and setting was attractive. Tables well spaced, not sure if this was because of covid or this was normal layout. Even though we ordered from the dine-out Boston menu, the portions were large and selections adequate for all tastes. I had haddock and partner had salmon, both delicious.

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vipRelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The clam chowder was cold the haddock had no seasoning. The best thing was my Sangria.

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vipJane
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I couldn’t find any clams in the chowder, just diced potatoes. :-(
My Filet Mignonette was done perfectly. I object to being served bread and a relish dish without being told that it was an additional charge. Not cool.

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NiniS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and full of flavor. The shrimp and grits are always delicious. We tried the lobster fried rice.. 👌🏽, delicious! The Mac & cheese and crab cakes never disappoint either. Oceanaire is one of my top restaurants in Boston to dine in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Second time going to that restaurant and I am a little disappointed. The food was dry and too salty :(

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vipmariam
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreT food and service

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vipJamesT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Under staffed; slow service; overcooked food. Bartender served as our waiter. 20 minutes between receiving cocktails and having our dinner order taken.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Greeted when we entered the restaurant. All staffs were nice and provided good customer service. Fried calamari was good but a little bit oily. Steaks and mash potatoes was awesome. My chocolate torte was ok but my friend’s key lime pie was bad. Overall, I loved the ambiance and staffs and will return to try some seafood next time.

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ElyseB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were visiting Boston for my birthday and chose the Oceanaire for dinner. We were excited at such an enticing menu. We started with drinks, mussels and the scallops. The food was good, my drink was too tart my friends was good. We then each ordered the clam chowder which was delicious. But to our surprise our entrees came out immediately after our soup. We rushed through eating our soup so our dinner wouldn't be too cold. The server did not time our courses well. The shrimp and grits were delicious but the king crab was way over done. I wonder if it was left waiting in the kitchen. The meat crumbled with the shell so it made it difficult to take a bite without getting a bit of the shell too. We witnessed the server smack a server assistant's had out of the way while he was setting down some extra plates, saying I will do it. That is so terribly rude. From that moment on we felt uncomfortable. Our experience was overall fair but definitely had some very low points.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner! Our waitress, Bridget, was exceptional, very attentive and courteous!! It was our second time dining here but we will be back for sure!!

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vipCharlesM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Dine Out Boston menus. Great food and service in beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was the least memorable, food was mediocre for the price, one of the most disappointing dining experience at a fine dining restaurant.

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FoodForTheSoul
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy I had a chance to eat here! Francisco was a great host! Very knowledgeable of the menu, and provided amazing service. Definitely will come back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oceanaire was beyond amazing. By far exceeded expectations. Kind service. Generous portions. Flavorful ingredients. Expertly prepared. Every element of each dish was life. My heart was full. ❤️ I'm going back. Decided my last meal of DineOutBoston has to be back here. Best compliments to the chef and staff ❤️

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KevinH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. (Thank you Enrique!) We enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Food was good, but not outstanding. Menu was quite boring. Seemed like I could have been dining in any pretty good restaurant from the the early 2000's. Not a place for dining wow.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the conference room for 15 people and it was a great time for my wife’s birthday.

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NicoletteF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here was for my birthday dinner & I loved it! The service was great. So many beautiful photo oops throughout the establishment as well. Our drinks were good & the presentation was so pretty. The food was amazing! We ordered a variety of different dishes and all of them were good. The chicken fried lobster was one of my favs. I would highly recommend and will be definitely be coming back!

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IssacM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I are in town for the Red Sox game, all the way from Texas. I chose this restaurant for my birthday and I was very pleased. We both agreed this was the best food we’ve ever had. Thank you!

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vipfoodiebird
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful venue. Attentive, friendly waitstaff. The food was wonderful, my salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious. So nice to come back to this wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Fish was over cooked
Steak was excellent

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Danielle
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

If you’d rather have more dessert than entree this is your place! I ordered the sirloin and it was smaller than the palm of my hand with mountains of fried onions. If it was the best steak of my life I’d be fine with it but I’ve had better steaks for much cheaper. Also didn’t appreciate our server commenting on what foods I like and don’t like. Sorry a pile of onions to me isn’t what I think of for a vegetable side. Calamari was good but didn’t appreciate fried strips of onions and jalapeños, would rather have more squid. Drinks tasted like cleaner and no free bread. I never go back to a place with no free bread.

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Somewhat on the pricey side but well worth it for what you get. Everything tasted amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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caboudre
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed such a wonderful dinner at the Oceanaire. The food and service are 10/10!

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vipFormerFoodie
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louis was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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vipNYEater
New England
89 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously prepared and well portioned dinner! Ambiance was great and food and service were impeccable. So very special!

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You can order delivery directly from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston using the Order Online button. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 742-2277.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston is rated 4.5 stars by 3946 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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