Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston

4.4
3928 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 3928 people are saying
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SeanaP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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vipAaronB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, great service although the waiter was a bit too chatty. Food was excellent. One of my favorite seafood places in Boston.

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VeroniqueV
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best crabcakes of Boston !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Bailey is a fantastic hostess/manager and always a wonderful meal / service.

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encinitasgary
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall, the experience was poor. The service was mechanical, the food was overpriced for what you received and for a $450 meal (before tip) I expected more. Perhaps it was because we were with four children, we were deprioritized?

I was greatly disappointed in mine and my daughter’s filet for example. She was supposed to have received a 6 ounce filet and I was to receive an 8 ounce filet with my surf and turf. One couldn’t distinguish one steak over the other; They were literally the same size and there is no way that either were above 3-4 ounces. What was also strange is that they plated a filet that small on the plate without any veggies or at least decor. When an 11 year old who has dined with me at some of the best restaurants in the US tells me the steak was “tiny” and was still hungry after consuming it, well, that should tell you how small it was.

Overall, the meal was “ok” but not worth the $450 (without tip).

I cannot recommend this place nor would I ever return. I think there are much better restaurants overall and the best I can offer is that I was expecting much more from the food alone, and the overall experience was disappointing at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I didn’t love this place. The food was good but very expensive and the service wasn’t amazing. I went for my birthday and they didn’t sing to me or give me a candle

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Gregoj
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s ok but not worth the price.

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BrianA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great, but it was the little details on the menu that was my favorite. We went out for my wife’s birthday and they printed Happy Birthday on our menus!

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MrWind
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overpriced for the food quality. It’s good but not that good.

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KimZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time definitely will be back

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MarkJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was excellent but service was not great. Request for a bottle of wine got confused. Once we sorted this out we were starting our main course. It should then have been expedited but was not. Expensive restaurant yet there are large tv screens behind the bar !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Overrated and appalling service

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vipTomdog
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Excellent service by the bartender with good drinks. However, he got our appetizer wrong, corrected it and let us keep the wrong item. No problems there. The issue was that after an hour our main hadn’t arrived and we had to leave to get to an event so we had to cancel it. Bummer. Will try again.

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Tata
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, the location, easiness to reserve the table, and food quality will bring us back to Oceanaire Seafood Room!

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
889 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit and was as enjoyable as my first visit. Definitely a bit overlooked, perhaps because of it's location in the Financial District, but it's a spot that is deserving of more attention. We needed to dine early, so came at the open at 5pm. When we left there was a pretty good crowd, especially for a Tuesday.

The crab cake is fantastic. My wife had the new Scallop dish on the menu. I tried the Shrimp Scampi... both were great. I really loved the angel hair pasta served with the shrimp. The Apple Crisp, served with ice cream was a great way to finish... really good, it's huge so definitely share.

Drinks, wine excellent as well. We were in good hands with our waiter, Jesus, caring, friendly and professional.

All in all, a fantastic dinner.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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viproseseguin
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have dined here several times before all pre-Covid. Compared to those experiences, last night was subpar. Food was good but there were a few issues. As soon as we placed our order, we informed our server that one of us has a dairy allergy. We were not told that anything we ordered included dairy. The mixed grill had butter on it and on the plate. I had the chicken fried lobster and I was surprised that the grits weren't very creamy - I could "cut" into it with a fork. I ordered the baked alaska for dessert and 2 plates were put on the table to split it. It was at that point I told our server that she could remove the second plate since baked alaska was ice cream and ice cream is dairy. She blatantly told us that she forgot. My friend did end up having a reaction, thankfully not severe, but it was still troubling. Oceanaire has always been an upscale restaurant in my eyes but last night it did not live up to our expectations.

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lobsterlover
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Portions are extremely small but taste great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience5

Service was extremely slow. Food was cold and steak was over cooked. Will not return.

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Cobblerx2
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For the most part we enjoyed our experience. Our service was great, but we had a few issues with my wife's meal. The kitchen over cooked it twice. She didn't opt for a 3rd try as it was was getting late at that point. The server and manager were very apologetic, comped us dessert, and removed the meals from our tab. The ambiance was nice and great for an anniversary dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Husband‘s meal was wonderful- baked haddock. My surf and turf was served lukewarm which was a disappointment. Staff was friendly but admitted the kitchen was backed up. Unfortunately I waited a long time for a meal that probably sat beneath a heat lamp.

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vipDi10
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table in a quiet spot for my sons birthday. The menu said happy birthday which was a special touch. The waiter was very responsive and knowledgeable. He made the night special. Everyone's food was perfectly prepared and fresh. They have an extensive wine and cocktail menu as well.

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vipKennethW
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We had a few ‘High Plains Drifter’ drinks.

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vipEileenM
New England
211 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful space! It used to be my bank years ago. I hadn't visited since before the pandemic and met a friend here for dinner prior to the theatre. We ordered the char, crab cakes, spinach, and the hash browns (suggested by our waiter). Everything was well-seasoned and perfectly prepared. We enjoyed a leisurely, elegant dinner and got our check when requested. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything was really wonderful. It's not inexpensive, but it was lovely.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extraordinary, the food terrific--ultra fresh!

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vipDeeBee
New England
54 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enriques provided excellent service.
Made great suggestions
The oysters Rockefeller were the best!
If the stuffed lobster is a special , delicious don’t miss it.

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LisaV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I hate to say something negative because of how hard things are for restaurants these days but I have to be honest
It was disappointing
Service was slow, but the waiter really tried he just had a lot of tables.
I could have overlooked that but my mother brother and I got the seafood trio.I was so overcooked and tasteless.
The lobster stuck to the shell and you couldn’t get it out.
Shrimp dry and overcooked.
Brussels were dry and hash browns overcooked too.
Now on the other hand lobster fried rice,steak and lobster tail combo was great!
Desserts fantastic!
So probably if our meals were like theirs it would have been better.
When you pay high end you expect it all to be good.,so because of these issues I wouldn’t go back
Last time we were there it was superb
So not sure the change.

JF
vipJonF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, ambiance, and service. The #1 place for vodka martinis…a game changer, in fact.

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vipRichardG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Food is always consistent and outstanding. Service was amazing, Pollyanna is the best server we have ever experienced at any establishment.

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vipMarlamm
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food excellent wait staff

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vipMinolla
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

The food was overall good, but this place seems very poorly organized, and likely understaffed. Our waiter had to come back to our table four times because wines that were listed were actually not available, and because of the chain of command, between one choice to the other passed 10-15 minutes. At one point my husband walked directly to the bar to see what they actually had available. A manager came to apologize but instead - just take off what you miss from the wine list! Definitely not the waiter's fault.

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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first dining experience since arriving in Boston and it did not disappoint. We had a reservation but arrived a little early and were still able to be seated right away. The food was great, the waiter was wonderful and the place was very comfortable and well appointed. I would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipEvanF
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was top notch!

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MargieM
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serving sides are for the table but the waiter didn’t tell us this. It would’ve been helpful.

KC
vipKourtneyC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

No one stopped by for >15 minutes following being seated, other than water delivery. Waited over 30 minutes to get a glass of wine. Forgot one of the salads. A second garden salad was just leaves, and nothing else. King crab is $95 per leg! But it was tasty at least.

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HThompson
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expected better food quality and service for the price. The fish was overcooked and dry, this should never happen at a high end restaurant. Portion sizes were fine, service was awkward as they often attempted to clear our dishes before we were done, usually helps to ask first. Waitstaff reaching over the table was strange as well. Would not visit again.

TW
vipTristinaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was sooo AWESOME!

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston is rated 4.4 stars by 3928 OpenTable diners.

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

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