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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC
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.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Reservations Recommended
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is available nightly starting at 5:00pm.
Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Whether you are looking to host a party of 15 or 50 people we invite you to consider The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Introduce your guests to 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
Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC Ratings and Reviews
It was a great venue for celebrating my husbands birthday. However, we had a group of 5 people (3 women/2 men) and our bill came to over $700.00 that is ridiculous! Very Very Very expensive. But we did enjoy ourselves, just can't do that very often. And that didn't include the round of drinks we had earlier at a $100 spend.
We just finished a fabulous meal at Oceanaire Seafood DC. The food was outstanding, from the lump crab cake and lobster cake appetizers, to the bluenose bass enriched with bay scallops and of course the shellfish mixed grill (lobster, scallops, shrimp, asparagus) entrees chased with sautéed brussels sprouts and a slab of bacon steak. Oh yes and just to sweeten the deal freshly made key lime pie. However, as mouth watering as the food was, the service took it to another level. "Mike" our waiter was outstanding. He not only knew his menu to perfection, but his friendly personality was both pleasant and conversational while not be intrusive or imposing. He made incredible entree suggestions and his service delivery was impeccable. Mike definitely made our experience one to remember and one we look forward to enjoying again.
Sincerely Robert and Allison Gorham "First Time OceanAire Customers"
Had a group of 14 - a foreign country political delegation. The host gave the only round table for 14 to a party of 7 people. We were jammed into a long table for 10 so half the table were unable to talk to each other. Drinks were terrible. My Manhattan had vanilla in it. My Old Fashioned was sickenly sweet. Food was uneven. The "collossal crab cocktail" was not. The dish was large, and half filled with shredded lettuce. The spicy tuna poke was very good. Complex flavors and fresh. My chicken fried lobster entree was over breaded and over cooked to the point of tough. Tasted like chicken fingers, but with a $40 price. The grits were dried out - a hockey puck. The key lime pie was very large, but flavorless. Service was attentive and tried very hard. Tillman Fertida boasts on his TV show about the quality control and punishing screening process his staff and food go through. Wouldn't know it from this experience. Very average food and overall dining experience. There are other much better seafood places in Washington D.C.
Excellent. It was busy and only small booths available so the host opened an entire room for the four of us and one other group came in later. Comfortable seating and quiet. They went out of the way to accommodate us.
God excellent, waiter exceptional — attentive but not excessive.
Food was well prepared and presented. The wine choice was not available but took waiter at least 10 min to inform us. After making an immediate second choice, we were halfway through our appetizers before the bottle arrived. Our dinners arrived before we were done with salads. A slight compensation was made to the bill but the mood was already ruined. Disappointing since we have had great experiences previously.
Oceanaire Seafood Room has been in downtown DC for quite a while now and it has been several years since my last visit. Some things are still the same—very good service and an elegant room—and some things have changed and not in a good way. There are still some tasty items on the menu: the Clam Chowder, the Crab Cakes, the Rib Eye; but everything feels a little dated and tired. The food was fine, but it felt more institutional than crafted, especially at this price point. The bar for expensive seafood/steakhouse restaurants has risen much higher in Downtown DC in the last few years, and Oceanaire hasn't quite kept up.
From Donna Seal the GM to Joseph Pastore the Exec Chef, and Rob Cummings our Server, there is a reason that remarkable leadership not only in the front of the house but in the back of the house will always translate in service that exceeds every expectation that I have for this DC staple! The Dover Sole was phenomenal, oysters Rockefeller plentiful, and that new Broiled Octopus appetizer was a knock out of the park! Overall awesome job!
My total experience was exceptional. The décor was beautiful and with the booth my wife and I sat in was very intimate. The service was excellent from the time we entered the door to confirm our reservations and check my coat until I had the attendant help me put it back on before we left. Our server was very attentive and made sure we had a great experience under his care. The food was outstanding from the calamari appetizer to the lobster entre as well as the crème brulee and coffee we enjoyed at the end or our meal. I would recommend the Oceanaire highly.
I booked reservations the same day. We were in DC for our anniversary weekend and thought a nice dinner should follow our play. Our server (Mike) made us feel so comfortable. & he really helped us with celebrating our anniversary. I had the best ribeye steak thus far covered with buttery scallops. I recommend everyone I know & don’t know to please eat here at least once in your life time but if you go once I’m sure you’ll be back. I know I will. Thank you!!
Better than expected. I ate the best Maine lobster ever, the preparation was perfect and condiment excellent, the server made our day, very nice and polite, we followed the recommendation ( not cheapest of course ) but deserve the value of every dollar spent.
Dinner here was fine, but it in no way shined, except for the hash brown. That’s a pricey bill for only the hash brown to truly shine. The crab cakes are solid, and the steaks are good but not great. For $62 for a bone-in ribeye, they should be better. Everything should have been better for the price.
I have dined here many times and my experiences were always outstanding. The food was great as well as the service. I have recommended this restaurant to many friends and family. The menu items give good options and everything that I have tried was cooked to perfection. The wait staff are attentive, but not intrusive. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The music playing in the background was soft, contemporary and soothing, not overbearing. The table layout is comfortable with plenty of room between tables so that you dont feel crowded and your chairs dont bump into other guests. The booths are roomy and the seats are very comfortable.
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