Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

4.3
6170 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6170 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service. Kitchen was short staffed so it took a bit longer but food was hot and delicious and waitstaff worked hard to make up for slower delivery of dinner. Overall great place and meal!

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erict79
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, the ambience was nice, and the wait staff were friendly. Unfortunately, the kitchen was apparently short-staffed and it took a long time for our entrees to come. I would return again but hope that the service is a little quicker.

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Chuck
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken fried lobster tail was INCREDIBLE!!!

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vipPatA
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Good ambience. Nice place to go for a special meal.

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LaShawneJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KlawRn
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very clean and very quiet

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's a bit pricey. But the quality of the seafood was excellent. Very fresh and delicious seafood. Will come back.

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vipPeterR
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter must be a car salesman during the day as he was very pushy and kept coming back to our table and asking for what we wanted - very annoying.
$48 dollars for 4 small diver scallops? C’mon Tillman - you got to be better than that?
Bread - was so hard I could have thrown it through a glass window and it would have shattered.

Not bad bill at only $220 for 2 people. Last time I’m going to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. Attentive but not intrusive. Sommelier had good suggestions for wine based on our preferences.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took forever to get drinks and one of the three was made wrong, had to send back
Fish was served raw. Sent it back. And then I still had to pay for it. They comped a drink is all. I didn’t complain because I was with clients.
Mashed potatoes were cold and hard
Brussel sprouts were cold and hard
It was loud and too dark
I will not be returning
Spent wayyyy too much money for a meal that was worse than anything I could make myself.

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vipDCEsq
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both the food and service were excellent. Only complaint is that we were offered an off-menu platter of appetizers (to save time for our pre-theater group) and a chef's special, each of which was priced about $10 a person more than most everything else similar on the menu, without being advised that by the waiter, which made for an unexpectedly high bill from a restaurant whose prices are already pretty steep. Left feeling somewhat cheated. Also, not a complaint, but as someone who is not a big eater, I found portion sizes to be small to moderate.

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vipterrik
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A couple of minor service glitches, perhaps owing to being short staffed?(Our server seemed to be covering a large area).

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg , very amazing experience for my mom birthday great food nothing but 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambiance was nice, most of the food was food. The waiter seemed a bit rushed and could have been more attentive. The person in the party who ate the bread did not like it. The bottle of wine that was recommended was not great, the premium drinks were excellent. We ordered three entrees, the lobster fried rice was great, the shellfish entree was great and the seared tuna was good.

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Gdgrl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my good friend’s birthday. We dine here at least twice a year to treat ourselves. On this occasion, the staff was outstanding!! From the moment we walked in the door and throughout our visit EVERYONE was very friendly and attentive. She had a great birthday experience - thank you!!

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. The wait time was horrible. My reservation was 8:30 pm but was seated at 9:45 pm. It was my birthday and we didn’t finish until Midnight. I understand the COVID effect. They were swamped. It seemed like there were 10 birthday celebrations while we were there. We did receive items too make up for the long wait which was a great jester. I plan to comeback but later in the future.

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Deen
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was seated 30min after scheduled reservation. Food was too salty. Waitress was overloaded but still would have at least liked some water to start lol Not asking for much, but for the price there are expectations

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vipMiaaa
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moms 50th birthday. Although there were some complications in the beginning- they made it up. We all had a great time, thank you! Also special thank you to the manager that was working the night of 10/2. She is simply amazing. And also to the staff members. One that stood out was the host, funny guy!

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vipWashClarks
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Wow….. where do I start? Totally awful experience. 50min to get a glass of wine…apps were overlooked, and came out after the Entrees. Server was very apologetic but offer no comps despite acknowledging the issues. Crazy bad experience.

RJ
vipRJH2017
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service

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vipKASmith
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Celebrating a birthday and was such a disappointment. Mediocre food drenched in butter and a terrible baked Alaska. Cannot understand the rave reviews!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebration of a 50th Birthday!!

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vipALHpromo
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. The food was delightful and the staff was very friendly! Overall, this was a good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Crab cakes were just warm like they were sitting for a while. Still good but would have been better if we received them while they were still hot. Waitress was a lil forgetful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a friend’s birthday. I am a regular at Oceanaire in DC and Baltimore, and my guests are always blown away by everything. Nelson is always amazing, and my guests are still boasting about the amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

On September 25th we went out to eat for our 5 year anniversary and our waitress did an amazing job making sure we were taken care of. She did an amazing job and I am so sad I don’t remember her name, it was her first night alone on the floor she said!

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vipPhoenixB
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very welcomed at this beautiful restaurant. The halibut was superb. The portions are large, so this would be a great place to share or take home if you can. My waiter was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hostess or whoever sits ppl was very condescending in her approach. Half of the party was present and she wasn’t nice in her demeanor . I don’t get the point of not seating ppl especially when we have the table reserved . It was for a birthday and she ruined it with her nasty attitude. Even when she finally sat us , she wasn’t polite when we said thank you. The server Giovanni was okay , I think he needs to know that if someone is requesting to cancel an order , he should not tell them he can’t because the order was already placed . It was a to go order and it was strange to get that kind of response . The lobster fried rice dint taste good .. seemed like half was cooked and the other part was not. No one enjoyed it in my party . Service was a little slow . The cheque took forever to come . The only highlight of the place in my opinion was the ambience and the manager who was very courteous and granted a favor. I spoke highly of the restaurant before but on this occasion it was definitely 3 stars . Also they did not have salmon ..: which was really what a lot of my guests wanted to eat. Hopefully if I venture here ever again , I will have a more positive feedback

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JuanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Went on a Saturday night, it was moderately busy, but even considering that we had to wait a considerable amount of time between services, and even then one of the appetizers was never delivered; then my wife received the wrong plate (the appetizer size version instead of the full entree), although that was corrected quickly. The food was quite good and we liked the ambiance, but for the price, the service was somewhat subpar.

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TimM
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant with fantastic seafood choices! A very chic decor and romantic setting for dinner. I was there with my girlfriend and we had two different cocktails, both very good, and two different dishes for dinner. The sesame crusted tuna I had was excellent and she said her lobster, shrimp, and scallops were all great and well prepared. Good service, too. Our booth had a loose seat cushion and looked like the other side had been damaged too; they could do a little bit of renovation. But overall, it was excellent. I highly recommend it.

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vipPatrickC
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service. Annoying table of guests next to us did not detract from our experience.

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Funrunner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have had better meals. The crab cakes were excellent, however the swordfish was not, very strong almost overpowering fish taste. Not the best piece of swordfish. We have eaten at other Oceanaire restaurants with superb service and food, but this one did not meet our expectations.

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vipChuckreview
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday. Excellent service and attentiveness by our waitress Loubna. Food overall excellent though the filet slightly overcooked.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
853 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pino is magnificent! The entire team is.

Always a treat to go to Oceanaire.

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Kate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Over all it is ok for the amount that we spent at the restaurant. We did have incident in our party, feel like the manager didn't handle that well.

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Topher
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A side dish was undercooked, excessive interruptions from staff, and failure to bring tea ordered. Expected more for level of restaurant and prices.

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vipFoodie19
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Probably the best shrimp and grits I've ever had. I had enough food to take some home, so that's always a win for me.

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vipTrish
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at the Oceanaire - loved it! Classy place with great food and great service! We had the lump crabmeat cocktail - generous serving - the mixed seafood grill and the pan roasted halibut. Food was delicious! Our waiter was terrific - checked back in us regularly and the various courses were served in a timely fashion. Finished our meal by sharing the largest piece of New York cheesecake I have ever seen!! Will definitely return.

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Frank
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no doubt that the atmosphere and selection of fresh seafood is unmatched in the DC area, IMO. This is not a place where you go for a quick meal, but one where you can relax in a great environment, with great service.

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TonyD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great and the food was good. I recommend making reservations. We we seated within seconds of walking in. The service was fast.

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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 4.3 stars by 6170 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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