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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

4.4
4.4
6126 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Pastore

  • Private party facilities

    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

  • Private party contact

    Johanna DeLony: (855) 548-7013

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. SC

    SCPaw

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The staff always seemed to be around to attend to our large party. Highly recommend.
  3. B

    Bobby3108

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food I'd outstanding. It is seasoned to perfection. I had the crab cakes, spinach and mac and cheese.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Tuna was terrible waste of money
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It was absolutely horrible. The waitress and the manager were absolutely horrible. I ordered shrimp and grits. Common right? No. It came out with tomatoes on it. Well I’m allergic. Not in a million years did I think tomatoes would come in shrimp and grits. When I told the waiter, she said well it says that on the menu. No ma’am. It says Cajun butter sauce. Then became really abrasive… ma’am why are you so upset. The manager was even worse. He didn’t offer an apology or nothing she stared at me. Two of us ordered steaks medium well. Guess what? They came out raw. A total disappointment.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly special! Food was extremely fresh and well prepared. Portions were generous and excellent service.
  7. EC

    ElaineC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious. There were many options. If it was just for the food, this restaurant would be 5/5. Unfortunately the service wasn't at the level expected for a restaurant of this price point. Lots of pressure to buy the seafood towers or expensive table appetizers and when we said no, the service attitude changed. We had to ask for an ice bucket for our bottle of white wine. The server forgot to bring a glass of red wine as ordered. We were not able to get our cheque based on couples. We had to calculate this ourselves despite the fact that gratuity was added to our bill. Again, our meals were excellent.
  8. JA

    JamesA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great ambience. The service was impeccable, slightly pricy.
  9. w

    wally

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite cuisine, personal service, presentation, and ambiance. If you want to be fed and treated like a king/queen, go to Oceanaire.
  10. SB

    SimoneB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food
  11. KW

    KelleyW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant and the food was really good, but the bok choy was….grainy. Really odd and I couldn’t figure out why. Other than that, pretty good!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Nice facility, friendly greeting staff. Worst Old Fashion drink I have ever had, Brussel sprouts over cooked and waiter was very unattainable plus did not ask for Landrys info before running credit card.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  14. DC

    DCDutch

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience, our host was impeccable. She filleted the sole beautifully.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    It was my girlfriends birthday and they sat us at the first table from the entrance. I know we came in late but I thought with me putting on the res
  16. F

    Foodie2

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Everything was very salty! I barely ate a dish I usually love. I was surprised the server did not ask why! Did not want to be rude, so paid a lot of money for a meal I did not enjoy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and incredible service! I believe Jose & Doc were the gentleman taking care of us and we loved them both! We’ve been very understanding of how the pandemic has impacted the service industry, and the service we received was pre-pandemic top tier service! The food was cooked perfectly- loved the black & blue swordfish and mahi mahi. My husband from Boston said clam chowder was in his top 5 best of all time!
  18. V

    Vicky1958

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The lobster mac&cheese was phenomenal as was the sour dough bread. I requested medium rare salmon but it was cooked well done. Although it was replaced, I was no longer hungry and it was packed to go. Our server was nice but her service was sub-par from what you’d expect from a restaurant with a reputation like Oceanaire’s, particularly because the restaurant was not crazy busy. My dining companion enjoyed their food but they, too, were underwhelmed by the service. Overall it was good but not at all an exceptional dining experience—especially for the price.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We have dined here many times and were truly looking forward to it as a group. The restaurant was not busy with half the tables open and plenty of staff. From the outset we were rushed, the waitstaff was pushy with recommendations pushing the pace and repetitively making sure we didn’t want to order more appetizers, or drinks while we had some as it appeared they are pushed to sell the highest price items/seafood towers at every table…”are you sure…you sure…???” but then took plates away while people were actively eating or looked to take orders while guests were away from the table. No social awareness. Not the Oceanaire we remember…it will be a long time before we are back.
  20. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and service were amazing. We loved Pino as our server. He added fun to our event, not to mention outstanding advice on what to order. We will definitely be returning!
  21. N

    Nuggy

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to downtown DC in a very long time or much of anywhere because of Covid so it was wonderful to celebrate our anniversary at an old favorite, Oceanside. As we remembered, it was wonderful. It didn’t disappoint us in any way. The service was exemplary, the food , just as we’d remembered, fabulous, and the whole evening proved to be the ideal place to celebrate our marriage.
  22. MB

    MatthewB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. Very fresh seafood prepared deliciously. I put average for value because Oceanaire is a little pricy but the food is really good.
  23. JF

    JamesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience. We had 7 family members at a round table for dinner at Oceanaire on Saturday night. The food was great, the wait staff was excellent and the round table was big enough to give us plenty of room, but also be close enough to have good conversation. My wife's order for a rare steak came out wrong, but they fixed it and it was all fine in the end. Try the Baked Alaska dessert!
  24. DJ

    DavidJ

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, dining was excellent, food was awesome and we did not feel rushed
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Awful service from our waitress, most of her job was done by the water girl who was very kind. Good food quality.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Service was not good last night but food was amazing
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We were visiting from California. The pan seared sockeye salmon was completely flavorless and the lobster tail was overly salty.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and amazing service. I had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to meet for dinner/ drinks. Oceanaire is a easy choice. She had the filet and this was my first time having the fried lobster and grits. Both were delicious and I can't wait to get back for lobster and grits. Not too much breading and not chewy at all. The grits were perfect, not too grainy or too runny. Lastly, do yourself a favor and request Maynor as your server. He's so attentive and personable. He'll make sure your experience is one to remember. Five stars all around!
  29. SM

    ShanM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very nice and pleasant staff. Food delicious. Wonderful experience
  30. EG

    EdwardG

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A formal and formulaic DC restaurant catering to well-healed tourists, lobbyists, and lawmakers who don't know better. The food is copious and mediocre but served in an upscale manner that masks the poor value despite the pomp. One had hoped DC would be over places like this decades ago but I supposed as long as the interest groups proliferate, these places will thrive while they moderate between competence and and boredom.
  31. S

    Stephanie

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oceanaire is a classy restaurant without being stuffy. The entire staff is amazing and the food was extremely tasty. I give this restaurant high marks and highly recommend it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was top notch! Manager greeted us and allowed us to enter before the restaurant even opened. Crab cakes, clam chowder and fried lobster was absolutely amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Jose our waiter was absolutely on point with everything we’ve ordered. Jose recommended Alaska Baked and it was delicious!
  34. AL

    AllenL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been there for 10 years. Our experience last Sunday was every bit as good as 10 years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and look forward to our next visit - hopefully before 10 years.
  35. RS

    RichardS

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was good not great, but good. We were surprised by the high prices and probably not go back unless it is a special occasion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great until we got to the dessert. The creme brule was by far the worst I have ever had. The custard was overly thick and there was no caramelization at all
  37. G

    Getintomybelly

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here. Lobster fried rice was outstanding. Hash browns with fried Tabasco onions were excellent. Very good caesar salad. I'll be back.
  38. E

    Edward

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was sub par, slow and unattended. They could use better service management
  39. AG

    AlisonG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and suggested some amazing food. I believe his name was Edmer.
  40. J

    Jnikkia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated my dad's 80th Birthday! Everything was wonderful! Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC using the Order Online button. Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-2277.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC is rated 4.4 stars by 6126 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

1201 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Pastore

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-2277

  • Private party facilities

    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

  • Private party contact

    Johanna DeLony: (855) 548-7013

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