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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston

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.

40 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Tremont St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 742-2277

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available for dinner service only; nearby public lot available

Public Transit:
Government Center T Stop

Executive Chef:
Manny Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.4

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (48)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
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Healthy (14)
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Worth the Drive (14)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

I HAD AN AMAZING DINING EXPERIENCE HERE. CELEBRATED MY 22ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. THE FOOD WAS PERFECTLY PREPARED. THE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, our waitress was attentive, the crudités was a surprise. Sourdough bread and butter delicious. We would certainly return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for family birthday celebration. Appreciated Happy Birthday on menus. Nice quiet location (albeit a little cold near the window). Service was very pleasant and engaging. Fancy drinks too sweet, but they make a great straight gin martini. Wine (Pinot Noir) excellent and reasonable. Food was superb. Calamari was light. Brussel sprouts tasty. Bay scallops on risotto truly superb. Haddock, stuffed lobster and yellow tail tuna all were excellent. Baked Alaska for dessert was attractive but otherwise just OK. Still, all in all, a very attractive place with excellent food. Price is steep, but value is good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I am a loyal Oceanaire/Landry diner. Took my wife here for our anniversary. We both had swordfish which was outstanding. Ordered hash browns as a side dish and they were just awful. Burnt and dry. I not only sent them back, I asked that they be taken off the bill. In my opinion, they should have never served been served. They were that bad.

Bill came with hasbrowns on there and had to ask again. Manager took them off the bill. This put a damper on what was otherwise a very nice meal and evening. Perhaps I am getting to be too fussy in my old age, but the evening was not up to Oceanaire standards

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My fiance and I dined here for my birthday. The food and service was excellent. I was given a complementary baked Alaska. It such so kind of them to do that and it was so delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love the fine dining experience, food is delicious!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had the Black and Blue Charr it was Amazing. Great atmosphere, great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner at Oceanaire, located in an old bank in downtown Boston. The food was outstanding, from the Spicy Tuna Poke to the Seared Nantucket Bay Scallops, to the desserts. (Note: the desserts are huge, and easily feed a minimum of 2 people. We had the cheesecake and the Boston Cream pie, for 4 people and there was more than enough!) The service was outstanding as well. All in all - a great evening and we will be back when we return to Boston.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food. Very pricey though. If you don't mind spending an arm and a leg then go here for great seafood. Having that said, for as much as we paid the service could have been less "get you in and out." We felt rushed a lot of the time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was exceptional. Alteration to the dish because of my restrictive diet was handled perfectly.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The shrimp and grits were delicious, as were my martinis. Calamari was a little overdone. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Oceanaire and will be back soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A dinner party of four came here for my Mom’s birthday, and we rang up a healthy bill between food and drinks. Service was great until they came with the bill and said they took 7 dollars off to comp us a birthday treat. Not acceptable.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful space. Food was good and service was excellent. Valet parking makes it easy and convenient to dine here. Varied menu has something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hans was our server and he did a great job. Food was excellent and my wife and I had a great time on our 11th anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very attentive staff. Fish was overdone prices are ridiculously high. Nice for a special occasion or if money is no object.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have season tickets to Broadway on Boston so want a great restaurant that puts on in the mood, can meet everyone's needs, and to which we want to return. Oceanaires is a great cloth napkin place that meets all of our needs. We will return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I came for my birthday dinner. The staff was very patient and helpful. Even suggesting places for us to go afterward. The food was amazing 😁

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The clams with bacon appetizer is my favorite. The crab cake and clam chowder has a lighter feel which didn't suit my personal preference of strong seafood taste but not bad. The entries are pretty on point. My family got petit mignon & shrimp, shellfish mixed grill, and swordfish angry style.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ate with my family during Head of the Charles weekend. Had the fried calamari - excellent drizzle sauce and insertion of sweet peppers, iceberg wedge - real, thick cut bacon makes it, lobster bisque - this was truly fantastic and a real, full-bodied standout with no fishy taste at all, and the shrimp scampi pasta - would have preferred the shrimp wood-grilled, but the garlic sauce was spectacular! We had so much food, unfortunately couldn't dive in on dessert. Great experience overall!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Oysters, crab cakes and scallop dish were all great. Dessert was a chocolate cake meant for two to share but was so big four people could have shared it.

Service was pretty slow. Our server did a nice job, but we noticed he was also bussing his tables which sort of explains the slow service. We also found a fruit fly in our first drink. The manager came over to our table to apologize. Since we were getting tired of waiting for our server, we asked the manager to bring over our check. To our surprise, they had charged us for the drink with the fly. We pointed that out to the manager, who for a moment seemed to have no idea what we were talking about, and he removed it from the bill.

Overall, it was a nice night out with great food.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lobster Mac and cheese was amazing. The steak was also very well done. It was worth the money I would go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a lovely retirement lunch for a coworker. Our server was informative and attentive and the food was great. We were seated at a big table in the corner so it felt like our own private space. My favorite part was the sharing desserts. I definitely would come back for special occasions (and of course any occasion lunch.)

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was our first time here and the food was amazing. The customer service was outstanding. Thank you guys

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the few restaurants in the area with excellent food but without all the noise that prevents you from speaking with your companions and enjoying your meal. Expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The atmosphere was great the service was great overall the food was okay not quite what I expected but it was very tasteful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything we had tonight was phenomenal.

For apps, we got crab cakes and grilled oysters. The crab cakes are juicy and succulent and worth every bite. The oysters were overpowered by the green sauce on them but still delicious and fresh.

3 of my colleagues got the mixed seafood grille which they said was really good and fresh. One other got the steelhead trout and I got the flounder with the rocket shrimp and capers sauce. The founder literally melts in your mouth! Mm.

For dessert, we got the baked Alaska to share between 5 peoples to share which was more than enough.

Overall, I highly recommend this place and thanks to Jared for being an awesome server!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Last night of a New England vacation, booked restaurant based on reviews and proximity to our hotel. For this price point( $150+) service was very disappointing. Took 5+ minutes to be acknowledged at our table, when I asked the server about the different lobster options he was very dismissive and condescending. He only came to our table to get our order for drinks, main course and dessert. Never checked on us after our entree was served other than to see if we wanted dessert. Bread and lobster bisque were excellent. Beet salad tasted more like olive oil than beets. We both had lobster which was average. Split a Boston Creme pie which was generous for 2 and excellent.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was very good and the menu had a nice selection of appetizers, specials, entrees and wine. The waiter was very attentive and apologized when our appetizers were slightly delayed in being served. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I was taken on a date at Oceanaire and thought it was quite good. I realize now that the only reason I must have thought it was good was because I love the person I was with.

My parents were in town from Austin and Legal's was booked, so we took them to Oceanaire. We weren't waited on for 8 minutes, the server (Sophie), while, 'pleasant', did not take my father's drink order and assumed the bottle of wine we ordered was only for dinner, so two of us sat there for 20 minutes without a drink - while the others at the table were served there. We had to flag down a waiter to take my father's drink order, and he was very pleasant.

I used to run a seafood food truck for a local business who provides fresh seafood to nearly 400 businesses in the greater New England area - so yes, I am spoiled, but I am also reasonable. The chowder is just okay. My mother's haddock looked invisible on her place - the plate was white, haddock was white, and ONLY garnished with parsley and a lemon - otherwise, NOTHING. I got a salad with seafood - pre-frozen seafood, bland, nothing special. My daughter got oysters which were excellent - but well...how do you screw up oysters? And her house salad was terrible, she took one bite and set it aside.

All in all we were so disappointed and I was thoroughly embarrassed...I should have taken them to Bistro du Midi, Craigie on Main, or even out to Lumiere's where the quality is consistent and the ambiance is spectacular.

Never again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The room is spectacular and the service was excellent. I had oysters, which were fresh and tasty. There was a good selection to choose from. I ordered the crab Louie salad, which was OK. There was not enough crab meat to warrant the price. My guests enjoyed their lunches, particularly the lobster bisque.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best place for seafood in Boston. The service there is amazing and the food is delicious. I got engaged there, and continue to go back for special celebrations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

After dining at Oceanair on a business engagement I wanted to experience it on a weekend to see if it was less corporate. The staff was amazing and even more friendly. They remembered it was a birthday and provided us with a complementary baked Alaska. We'll be back.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was fabulous and the atmosphere is great. Service took a little while, but nothing too bad and I've come to expect that in finer establishments.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Felix our bartender was great. Top notch service and very attentive. He made great drinks and offered very insightful recommendations.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food here is superb. We each order our own entree then order the sides for the table to share, since the sides are so generous. Their lobster mac and cheese is the best!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Crab cakes are some of the best ever! Drinks are a little over priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I went back to Oceanaire as it was always a favorite for client lunches. This time was a disappointment. The $54 halibut was barely edible, insanely salty. I got it enhanced which means with sauce. Mine was shrimp Louie with lemon butter which translated to canned Tiny shrimp with veins and a salt sauce. So disappointing.

The format of the food needs updating. Both our entrees were like a wedding meal at an older country club.

Gorgeous setting but needs a refresh on food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! They have their own exclusive brand of oysters, which I would recommend to anyone (even first time oyster people)! The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was beautiful. Their dinner bread comes with a selections of vegetables as well. Both were great! I ordered the seared tuna which, in my opinion, was AMAZING. Overall, exception food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I made a point to call and let the restaurant know that I was coming in for my best friend's 40th. while the menu header was a great touch, they forgot to sing happy bdday... the waiter actually brought the dessert menu out for us...I reminded him I wanted the dessert with the fire so that wasn't much of a surprise.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

we had the best service and waiter , the food was outstanding

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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