Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

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Seafood
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.
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4.6
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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always love Oceanaire where ever I am and DC is a frequent visit.. Hash browns are a must. Our server and his support team were top notch in making us feel welcome and giving us recommendations. I had the rockfish with lump crab and it was outstanding. My son had crab legs which he had been dreaming about while stationed over in Afghanistan. Now, if the maitre'd did not judge us so poorly and put us in the booth right next to the door (not crowded, plenty of other booths) the night would have been perfect. Just because you are in jeans and not wearing a button down does not mean you do not plan to come there once a month. Next time I guess I will have to wear my normal pinstripes to be treated right from the doorway, but then again maybe I will just stay in Eastern Market area for dinner for a while.

ES
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just simply GREAT! We spent our 15th Annivesary in the Atlanta Oceanaire. We went to DC for our 20th Oceanaire everything spot-on from time we walked in the door.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a mid to high priced dinner. The food and service were excellent. The atmosphere was formal but not stuffy and it was not overly crowded or loud. The prices are on the higher side, but reasonable given the quality and location.

TJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good but just not enough for the cost! I enjoyed the crab cakes! My husband said his filet mignon was good.

RA
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, no wait to be seated (had reservation), and waiter and busser were very attentive.

L
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outstanding oyster bar and delicious $1 oysters!! Very pleasant service, however, somewhat slow and forgetful server. Tuna Poke had bones as the tuna wasn't filleted properly. One of the managers stopped by and he was super willing to please. Overall, we'd come again.

T
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food here was amazing and the ambiance was pretty nice as well. Definitely a great place to go for date night.

RT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall night was a success. From the front door to the end of the night was spectacular.

CS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and nice friendly service. The hash brown was a bit odd - wouldn’t have that next time. Everything else near perfect but at a cost

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food & service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was the event and all was perfect! So was the Lobster Mac and Cheese 😩🙌🏾😍😍

W
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second visit here and it didn't live up to my expectations. Ordered the lobster bisque and it was served luke warm and sent it back to be warmed up. Then the crab cakes and roasted brussel sprouts were served luke warm. Sent the crab cakes back to be warmed up. This is unsat for this type of restaurant. I am in no hurry to return.

R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there 15 mins late so let say 11:15pm however the still was very welcoming and managed to make sure we got everything we came for. The food was also Devine!!!!!!👍🏾

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day for two. Food and drinks felt a bit overpriced. Appetizers were better than mains (one of us loved our main and the other thought it was just okay). Despite the volume of customers, staff was quick and polite. If you’re gonna spend $200+ there are better places to do it, but otherwise a decent spot for seafood in the heart of DC.

HG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was not worth the amount of money spent. Our server was not hospitable. He did not check on us, he simply took our order and we did not see him again until we asked for the check. I had high hopes that my husband and I will enjoy our Valentine’s Day here, however IT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. I will not recommend this place to anyone and definitely will not be visiting again.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My honey and I recently celebrated Valentines Day here. We loved our table in the offset room. Very intimate! It was magnificent. Our waiter Carlos went above and beyond. The food was outstanding! We started with a dozen oysters, 2 different kind, that were delicious and well shucked. I had the Alaskan king crab legs that came with 2, but they were huge! Lol. Tasty and more than enough. I took one home lol. My honey had the rockfish which he said was just okay. He fishes for his own so he's a little selective in that lane lol. However, the sides were very good and very generous! The sides can feed 4 people. We had the lobster mac & cheese, sauteed brussel sprouts, and the sauteed spinach. Scrumptious! Great food washed down with Moet for the occasion. The creme brulé for desert was wonderful as well.

There was a couple across the room where the lady was very loud at times. Everyone was a little annoyed by her loud nature. Eventually, she got the message as some people would turn around and scowl and she then lowered her tone.

Overall, we had a very lovely time and would definitely come back. The coat check was much appreciated too. Thank you!

c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Good experience

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is way overrated. The grilled branzino was very good although a bit overcooked. Homard Thermidor’s taste was ruined by putting grated cheese on it before grilling (a dumb idea). The homard bisque was most linely not made and the grilled octopus had been grilled long time ago and was just reheated before serving it. All this is very disappointing. Poor value for the price (over $200 for two guests). Inattentive if competent service and rather noisy rooms. The worse? Very uncomfortable chairs. How is that possible?

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great! My only complaint would be the how close the tables were together. In their defense, it was Valentine’s Day but having to move a two top table out in order to get in is a little annoying. Overall, it’s was a very nice dinner, luckily the couple next to us was friendly because we could hear each other’s conversations which lead to group conversation.

JW
Charleston
125 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It was a "nice" meal but nothing spectacular. I visited the Orlando Oceania a few weeks back and this was outstanding! The ambience, food and service was very nice in Orlando. The DC location is "ok". Seemed too casual and lacked intimacy. Too open and felt like a large ballroom feeding lots of people. Food was fresh and service was very good as well. Just not the same experience or "feel" I had in Orlando.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last name was wrong in the system I updated in the app open table from Bedi to Washington. I ❤️❤️❤️ this restaurant the management is great the food is great and a beautiful atmosphere 💯💯👍🏼👍🏼 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🔥treat your self you will not be disappointed 😊

l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family to Oceanaire for Valentines Day and I must say the food was on the same scale as Mastro’s in Beverly Hills and Nobu in Malibu. Our server “V” was amazing. We left there satisfied and our meal was the discussion of night.

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We loved it!!!

NM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time... will be back!

FM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Oceanaire. Every aspect from the moment i entered was smooth. I feel safe recommending it to anyone looking for a solid location for a lunch meeting. I’ve not been for dinner but would assume it’s the same. I’ve been a patron for over 5years.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

MJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice valentine's day lunch. Avoided the hustle and bustle of the evening rush.

M
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good seafood choice in downtown DC, but the prices are a bit of a killjoy. Great oyster selection, both west and east coast and local Virginia choices, delicious, but at close to 50$ a dozen, well... main were also good but again each main at about 40-50$ a plate, add 10% taxes and 20% service and you end up with a serious bill. So yes it was good, but would I go back? Well my stomach says yes and my bank just took my credit card away!

J
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was just as amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone. Price of the food wasn’t as bad as I thought either

AJ
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always the lazy mans lobster is a must try and the baked Alaska is the best finish on the menu. Great service and great food.

RC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad experience at any Oceanaire, however DC is my favorite!

TJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is outstanding..... ................. ....

d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall excellent meal and service. Noise level was high.

a
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Total disaster and disappointment

SH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lighting and the ambiance. The food was delicious and the wine was wonderful.

GH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our waiter rarely checked on us. This was breakfast and the bacon was limp and barely cooked. My water glass went empty for 5+ minutes. I had to ask for jelly. Very poor service. Prior to this visit, I never had a complaint.

AZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited quite a long time to get my order taken then they gave me the wrong dish. Food was ok. I’ve had much better food for less money.

P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty restaurant. Good service food was good but overpriced so no I would not recommend to anyone unless it is paid with an expensive account. There are plenty of restaurants in DC with great food and better price range. We were 3 we just had one dish each and shared one desert and one average bottle of wine and it was over $200.

TZ
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high quality seafood in a comfortable and welcoming space. Should be on everyone's rotation.

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