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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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The Oceanaire Seafood Room Boston offers private dining experiences with possibilities for an endless number of occasions. From intimate wedding receptions, a high-powered meeting for business associates, or a yearly celebration. Join us at the Oceanaire Seafood Room Boston for your special event!

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Business Meals (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Bar Seating (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fun (12)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
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Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
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Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Impressive just walking through the door as it’s in an old Boston bank...decorated very classy. Our waiter, Rachel greeted us by name! He was very attentive throughout the evening and helpful with the menu. Cocktails, salads, shrimp and steak, dessert all excellent. We look forward to returning and will ask for our same waiter.
A wonderful place to go for a special occasion or just a very nice dinner.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Oceanaire with some friends before a Celtics game so we didn't have to deal with all of the Canal Street craziness. The food is always amazing and the service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really wanted to like this restaurant. We chose it because it was a special occasion, we wanted seafood and it had good Yelp reviews. I had written ahead on Open Table to request a great table for our occasion. The restaurant was fairly empty on a Sunday night, yet we were seated, (seemingly without thought - nothing special about the table) toward the back by a large group who had a member or two that were swearing and obviously drunk. We complained and were immediately reseated. The wait staff were efficient but cool, not engaging. The food was uninspired and expensive Boston. We would have had a better meal at a fairer price at Legal's. My scallops and risotto were heavy and a bit oily, my husband's filet was dry and tasteless. The only reason we didn't speak up at the time is because it was our daughter's birthday and she had chosen the restaurant. Just before paying, the manager arrived to apologize about the group we were initially seated by and to let us know he had comp'd our desserts which we appreciated but it would have been nice for an establishment like this, to have had the manager appear early on. I was not impressed with anything except the décor. I won't return and I wouldn't recommend.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Classy place with nice decor including exellent service, waiters and waitresses make a big difference they have it

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Closed during storm! Not sure why I was able to make a reservation on Open Table.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I Absolutely Love This Restaurant! Great food and service every time I come.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was our first time and New Years Eve and it was beyond our expectations. Food and service were both excellent! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Oceanaire for dinner on New Years Eve following a Celtics game. It was freezing cols and we were dressed for basketball, but it made no difference to the service which we received. My husband had the Nantucket sea scallops which were recommended by our server. They were sweet, perfectly cooked, in a word - Fabulous! I had the stuffed sole which was also fabulous. We started with Maine lobster cakes - yum! It was a pricey dinner with wine and dessert, but perfect for a New Years Eve celebration.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A member or Landry's rewards...My waitstaff was neglectful and not very accommodating but my food was exceptional. There was a special guy with gold teeth that made it worth coming back. Made a request for him to receive my tip. My request was not met. Very displeased with that. But I will return because of him.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

-6 degrees outside and they did not have the heat on. We sat next to multiple heating and vents were not on. Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes and asparagus came out cold. New years eve dinner and the food comes out cold. Hans the waiter was outstanding. We had to leave due to the cold inside.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time there was for New Years Eve date night. Had a wonderful meal and experience! Definitely see us coming back soon, even if just to sit at the bar for oysters! We had the Ahi tuna and crab cakes which were both amazing! Shared a side of asparagus, which was a little intimidating because it was larger stocks but it was perfectly cooked and delicious!! Perfect date night atmosphere

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We met family here and we could all have saved an hour's or more drive time, but 2 of us have been here before and were so smitten with the experience that we made the trek. It was a great dining experience and well worth the extra driving. Service is impeccable but friendly and informal. The seafood is as good as we've had anywhere. The crab cakes are at least as good as any we've had elsewhere including in Baltimore and elsewhere. Everyone enjoyed their meals, everything was cooked as ordered and the attention to detail was remarkable. We'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Superior oysters, delicious entree’s, great service...will be returning!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is one of our “go to spots” in Boston for special occasions!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of our favorites

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service at both bar and table was terrific. Food was great. Everything was cooked perfectly.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were the first table seated for lunch, and the hostess immediately sat the table right next to us while the restaurant was wide open. Weird

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Amazing food! Everything tasted fantastic. From the simple to the complex, they did it all well.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived on Christmas night and the restaurant was lively but by no means busy. The bartenders did not even make Eye contact or approach us for approximately 10 minutes and unfortunately it didn’t get better from there We placed an order for oysters and after about 20 minutes we found the waiter and he totally forgot to put the order in. When we asked for assistance from another staff member they gave us an excuse that “it’s Christmas night a lot of people order oysters they must be busy”. Wine took about 15 minutes to come to the table and at this point this was a very disappointing experience as many, including one of the guests in my party raves about Oceanaire. Basically it seemed like nobody really wanted to work this evening .... no one was at the hostess stand to get my checked coat. I stood there for a few minutes and 5 staff members were sitting at raw bar didn’t offer assistance and the valet handed the keys to us and said your car is out front as he walked behind the hostess stand to grab his personal belongings and walk out the door. It was never pulled up for us in fact it was across the street. I will say that my meal was good but the overall experience was so disappointing that it could not make up for the inadequate service. I would have to say based on this I couldn’t recommend this restaurant as we have been to so many others, some fine dining and some not that Have treated us far better than this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had Christmas dinner at Oceanaire. Food was cold, service slow with avage food at high prices. Will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not that great. Kind of wish we went somewhere else for Christmas dinner. My entree was lukewarm and my husband just sat there picking 20 bones out of his brazino. So unappetizing and was not a good experience. Desssert was the highlight of the entire meal. Very disappointing. Wish I had my $300 back..

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wife and I dined at the Oceanaire Christmas Eve / pre Birthday. Ambience was great; however, in a wide open restaurant we were sat at the next table adjacent to another couple. We would have enjoyed a little privacy and not liked whispering. Food was good; nothing jumped out at us. Oysters were fresh. The Birthday dessert was interesting. Wife was sick the entire 24 hours after leaving the restaurant. Not sure what made the flaming cake, but it didn’t sit well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great seafood experience. Of course, surf & turf is great also, but seafood galore. Oyster is must to start the dining experience with. After that, dream spot for seafood lovers. Desert portion is a little on the big size, so prepare to share. Very friendly staff and great ambience. Was absolutely enjoyable dining experience that I wish to repeat when I visit Boston next time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service and food. Loved the shrimp with grits appetizer.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were put in a private dinning area, which was much quieter than the open restaurant, however, the ambiance is nicer in the main area

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good level of service and delicious lobster bisque and steak. Will come back soon ;)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our waiter was personable and very accommodating. He made dining with our group a great experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Took client for dinner. Oysters were excellent, grilled octopus was sublime, if a little well done, calamari was average - tasted like old oil, crab cake superb, oysters rock excellent. Main course was excellent by all accounts. I will return!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was fabulous we had a great time and our waeter was great !! Hearold was friendly,polite ,sweet , funny very comprehensive, and flexible with all we asked would come back for sure :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great menu, service and ambience. Will be returning.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My very first time going. It was just ok!!! Steak was very bland. Steak sauce was good. Definitely needed. Mac and cheese was great!!!! Wasn't impressed at all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The raw bar was ok, but expensive. The mixed shellfish grill platter was a catastrophe. A tiny lobster tail, three shrimps and three clams fro 49 USD plus tax and service is already very much on the ludicrously expensive side. To top this up, the food was the saltiest I had ever had, maybe to improve beverage consumption. Management claimed, that the food wasn’t salted, but only “brushed off with a little butter”, which, at least in our case was obviously incorrect. On the positive side, they gave us a small rebate. To sum it up, we will give the restaurant a wide berth going forward.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but it was a busy Friday night so not a big problem. Beautiful large room with very high ceilings. Setting is spectacular but can get a bit noisy.. not so noisy as to interfere with ambience. Will definitely return

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I had a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed the food and the ambience, but we just happened to be there on a night when there was a big cocktail party going on so it started out rather noisy but got quieter as the evening wore on. I have always thought highly of Oceanaire and would recommend it always.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Greet service and food.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent ambiance. Food was delicious. Came for my 29th birthday. The shrimp and grits appetizer was delicious! The scallops and short rib risotto was also delicious - though $50 still seems super pricy! Brought me a yummy free dessert for my birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a spectacular evening! It was our first time there, and we will definitely be back. The simple preparation of the swordfish was the best I’ve ever had. The lobster bisque was wonderful, as were the sides. And I have to mention that the service was wonderful as well. Attentive, but not intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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