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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

service

4.4

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4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Healthy (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a really nice restaurant. They offer great food and great service. We will return for future occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I had a great evening, it was her birthday and we enjoy seafood.

I wanted somewhere that’s not the “pub” atmosphere where everyone is stacked on top of each other. This place gives you room to breathe , enjoy your food and talk to your company.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We came hoping to have a great meal and Oceanaire did not disappoint. I will be back again ... and again. Seafood yummy!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I've been here often for business meals. Glad they put back the good hot peppers on the vegetable tray they serve with the bread prior to the meal. I normally have char or salmon served "angry" style. This visit I tried the flounder with "lobster meat". They charge $14 for the lobster but served two very small claws and bits of other meat. For $14 I expected more, especially being in Boston.

The server was great and the side of honey roasted fall vegetables was excellent.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time dining experience. Great atmosphere and superb waitstaff. Unfortunately major screw up in kitchen. My wife was served raw swordfish (supposed to be grilled) Management apologized but did not handle situation very well at all.
I wrote an email to the General Manager but received no acknowledgement or response.
POOR FORM

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Oceanaire is one of my favorite restaurants. We go there with our family a few times a year. The restaurant is pretty, the ambiance is pleasant, the waitstaff are friendly and attentive. They love celebrating special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Even though the prices are much higher than its main competitor, the food was excellent.
The main course should be accompanied with a smaller version of the sides(which are made to share) and still justify the price of the entree. The service of our attendant, Frwncisco, was outstanding and he wisely suggested what we should accompany with the meal. I will return with a larger appetite. Missed the escargots and some wine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We decided to try the restaurant out for a Thanksgiving Day dinner. We were greeted by a pleasant and affable hostess and our waiter was knowledgeable and ready to assist with any questions. So judging from the staff we thought the day would be a great one. The menu prices were high and we expected the food to equal the prices. Our main entrees were fish; and I ordered the turkey day special of stuffed breast and all the fixings. I should have got the hint when the waiter suggested the turkey was not the chef’s best dish. He was correct, it came out warm and appeared processed; the gravy did nothing to improve the taste or tepid temperature either. The fish dishes were inconsistent and missing the enhancements, which all was additional cost on the price. The octopus appetizer was over cooked and dull and the overall experience was lacking. The wait staff apologized and explained because it was a slow day the kitchen staff was bored and subsequently preparation was uneven. Maybe next time the restaurant should close on the holiday and give everyone a break, especially the diners.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nice place and atmosphere. The food is OK and does not justify the price. It is located in the financial district of Boston so more of a business crowd spot.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love the fine dining experience, food is delicious!!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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