Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

4.7
6085 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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 6085 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VeniceC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! This was my second time there and I would definitely recommend Oceanaire to anyone who is into fine dining.

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Neraks
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanaire never fails...the food, drinks, ambience and staff are always on point.

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Elle
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience for our anniversary. The staff was excellent. I definitely recommend this place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The first thing I ordered was a glass of wine and the glass was dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and vibe was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Presentation of food was not great. Although it tasted good, it did not look it.

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DaciaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service wasn’t spectacular, there was a vein in the sirloin (which was also cold), and my oyster appetizers didn’t arrive until I was almost done with my entree. Table wasn’t cleared of crumbs. I enjoyed the mixed seafood grill, which was warm but the accompanying asparagus was cold.

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BaltimoreTom
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better! Very romantic dinner. Tremendous staff couldn’t have done more for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is not inexpensive, but it is wonderful! The ambiance is terrific, the wines are great, and the food is without peer. The servers are always very helpful and we love it every time we go there.

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NadiaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was impeccable. The service was attentive and the food was well prepared and delicious.

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ChaseandAngela
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my fathers birthday and had an excellent time! It was our first time here and the food was beyond delicious. The service was excellent as well — it couldn’t have been better, our server was on it from new silverware to wine pours, absolutely spectacular. This is a great place to go to for a romantic dinner or special occasions. A bit pricey but the taste of the food it was well worth the cost. The crab cakes and the whole main lobster were phenomenal! With Covid we also felt very safe as well. We will be back!

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JeanG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place ,the people were very nice , I really recommend this place

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vipDyna
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was even better. Great Valentine’s Day!

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NiaRose
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great service was great. The Oceanaire 2.0 was a little too sweet for my liking. It was a little dark near our booth many of the other ones had lights above. Otherwise great experience would definitely return.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I had to send my food back twice due to it wasn't cooked correctly and the waiter was just plain rude! When asking the waiter a question, he walks off while talking to him. He grab items off the table without asking if we was finish with it that particular item. I asked for a Ginger Ale and I received carbonated water. My sister asked for a Coke, he brought her a Diet Coke. I truly felt he didn't want to be serving African Americans. I'm a licensed professional and I patronize 5 star restaurants and I've NEVER in my life received poor service like I did at this restaurant mainly on a special day like Valentine's Day. I'm a woman who's extremely big on creating beautiful memories, and the Oceanaire DC was a complete disaster. I guess if I was Caucasian, I would've received better service. Sad, but true. This was my first time there and I was truly disappointed. Spending $316 and receiving unacceptable service is ridiculous. Do better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I felt as we were being rush to make our decision on our meal .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Always a good time @ Oceanaire

MH
vipMarkH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at Oceannaire. The food was excellent and our service was impeccable!

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AngieD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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marlowb
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I wasn’t impressed. Felt like it came out of my kitchen! Nothing to run home and tell mom about.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day! We loved the pink balloons... nice festive reminder it was Valentines Day. Food was great, wine was perfect, but the service reigned overall. V was awesome. Just the right mix of attentive, but not bothersome. When I asked which of 2 Chardonnay’s were more buttery, she volunteered to get 2 taster flutes for us to compare.
We have enjoyed every visit through the years...the staff always make diners feel important and the evening is not rushed, but special!
We’ll be back!

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Erika
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday/Valentine’s dinner here. The ambiance was nice and romantic, and the food was so good. The tables were 6 feet apart. Having a later reservation was definitely a good idea to allow for more space and less of a crowd. I


We had the seared fish as well as the lobster mac. I would definitely come here again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The dining experience at Oceanaire was great rather dark but great nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girl out for her birthday, she loved it

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Washdc
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We celebrated our 38th Wedding anniversary. It was a disappointment. Our waiter was overwhelmed with too many tables. Our event was barely recognized. We felt like we at Red Lobster and I offense you Red Lobster the atmosphere there is certainly better. We are disappointed. The food was very good but hard to make up for overworked staff and ambience. We decided to redo our anniversary dinner at Filomena’s this week. I hope this establishment reclaims it ability to be called fine dining.

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CourtneyC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and the restaurant was very quiet. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was great! We intended to have the Valentine’s Day special but their other specials sounded more appetizing so my husband had the whole lobster and I had a petit filet with a crab cake. I also had an appletini and everything was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant

KR
KRMAY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday

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NikiaC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great birthday experience, food and service was all excellent

DH
DedriaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Week. Shrimp pasta was delicious and shrimp were huge. Husband had Jerk Sea Bass and Crab cake, both were great. The crab cake was 95% crab, very little filler.

Always love a visit to Oceanaire.

KW
KeithW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great people . Everything nice hot and fresh

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Penny4urThaute
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been awhile since I last ate at this restaurant. The food was the same as I remember it to be back in the day - delicious! I love Oceanaire - they never disappoint.

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TonyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food is always great and staff seems to always aim to please. We shared calamari barramundi fish, jumbo shrimp scampi, a crab cake (on the side), great drinks were perfectly recommended to fit our tastes and were well prepared. Lastly we enjoyed New York style cheese cake. Everything was great!

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Rosslynrealtor
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!!!! Best food, best service and always a treat!!!!

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emilyb
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went for restaurant week and it was absolutely incredible. Good portions and excellent food. We each got a different item, and we agree the best was the clam chowder, either the steak or barramundi depending on your preference for meat/fish and the cheesecake. Delicious meal at an incredible price. Our server, Chante, also took incredible care of us and was welcoming and knowledgeable. We will be back!

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Tonieb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My server was nice and attentive. Very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The shrimp scampi and clam chowder was amazing.

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EleanorSherryC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first indoor dining since the pandemic and I should say I am very impressed with The Oceanaire's standard and cleanliness. We did restaurant week dinner and the food was delicious. Even my son tried to finish his huge bowl of pasta. I am glad we decided to dine out tonight. Thank you Oceanaire chefs and staff for a wonderful dining experience.

VM
VernonM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best dining experiences in DC.

AW
AstroWorld
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Not the best experience for it being my first visit. I came on a weeknight for my birthday thinking I’d get better service/avoid crowds. Nope. Terrible service. When I was seated not many people were in the restaurant but as dinner progressed so did the crowd. Regardless though, our waiter was ridiculously inattentive from the moment I sat. They do a somewhat good job at social distancing tables. I would’ve felt a lot more comfortable if they sat every other booth, though. Ambiance was also just okay, nothing screamed “fine dining” like their dress code may elude. I came for my birthday thinking it’d be a cute upscale place when in actuality I could’ve just worn jeans and Ugg’s. Super underwhelming. The food is the only reason this place gets 3 stars. The Seafood was so fresh and cooked perfectly. All in all, if you’re looking for a true fine dining experience, this ain’t it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday! The restaurant wasn’t overcrowded and the food was superb! The service was amazing and I can’t wait to go again.

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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 Caviar, 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 4.7 stars by 6085 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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