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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.

1201 F Street, NW
12th
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 347-2277

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available nightly starting at 5:00pm.

Public Transit:
Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit

Executive Chef:
Joseph Pastore

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving! Open 12pm - 8pm featuring our Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade stuffed with savory Sage Cranberry Stuffing accompanied with Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Cranberry Chutney, and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable.

Regular menu also available. Reserve now!

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

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4.5

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Good for a Date (62)
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Notable Wine List (34)
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Worth the Drive (31)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (25)
Casual (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Healthy (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
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Tasting Menu (9)
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·Dined 4 days ago

料理は美味しかったが、予想以上に高かった。

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Our anniversary dinner. Waiter was nice until he got a big table, then he basically ignored us. Food made us both sick!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice setting serving upmarket food.
Highly recommended.
Extensive Food Menu.
Outstanding and extensive wine list.
Service was very good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and Service was great. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’m never disappointed by Oceanaire. Everything about it is terrific, and it’s a great place to take friends from out of town- they’re always so impressed. I look forward to more delicious meals there.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great restaurant, my first visit. All items were fresh, well prepared and tasty. Staff goes out of their way to enhance your experience and it begins when you walk through the door.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food and service but lunch menu a bit overpriced relative to other competing restaurants.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Oceanaire is a favorite, but this is the second OpenTable reservation in the past month where I was given a horrible table when there were plenty of others available. The first was in the doorway to the back room, the second was right at the entrance with people constantly walking by and shouting. It’s a shame that they are now treating OpenTable reservationists so poorly. Beware.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Delicious seafood well worth the price!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I attended a show at The Warner Theatre and we're looking for a restaurant within walking distance. Oceanaire popped up in a few of the searches. The reviews looked good and we love seafood. We were there at 5:30 on a Saturday at it wasn't very crowded. The menu was fairly extensive with what sounded to be some pretty appetizing flavors.

We each started with a cocktail which were really good. The appetizers were quite tasty as well. We had calamari and escargot. For our main entrees we settled on the rockfish and bluenose bass simply prepared. Which means sauteed with a little lemon butter. We both thought they were bland. We did the whipped potatoes and sauteed garlic spinach as sides which were both wonderful but the actual fish itself had hardly any flavor. It wasn't bad. It was cooked properly but could have used more seasoning.

I was a little disappointed but that could be my fault for having such high hopes going in. I would definitely go back as well as recommend it to friends but I would steer clear of the simply prepared side of the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a wonderful birthday dinner at the oceanaire ,and the food was great everyone enjoyed their mean . I would defiantly visit this restaurant again

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is always amazing but it is the ambiance and amazing service that I always remark on and make it my top pick for special occasions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I eat here almost every time we come to D.C. The food is excellent, the staff is professional and attentive. We have been eating here for the past 30 years and have never had a bad meal. What else can I say?

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent seafood and extraordinary Creme Brûlée (the size of a soup bowl!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

There was nothing done here that didn’t meet the highest standards of service. The staff, location, food and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic! Even my mom was impressed and that is extremely difficult to do! Well done!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I was in the DC area to celebrate my birthday and Oceanaire was highly recommended as a place to go. Everything that my husband and I put in our mouths was absolutely delicious!!! The Barrel Aged Manhattan, the Chicken Fried Lobster...OMG so good, the Fillet Mignon melted in our mouths and the special birthday dessert Baked Alaskan was DELICIOUS!! I had a birthday dinner that was beyond compare!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Server was great and very attentive. The food was absolutely amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always a wonderful time. Great service and meal . Went with friends, several of whom had not been there before and they are already planning to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, great food, nice ambiance, attentive staff, a little pricey but will eat there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We are from Suwannee County Florida but the king crab legs that we had here is absolutely the best we have ever had and our waiter couldn't have been any better ! 100% satisfied !! We will return when we come back to DC!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First and foremost, the seafood is incredibly fresh and of a superior quality. The restaurant is beautiful and certainly is a wonderful location for a date or special occasion. Or waiter, Shadrick, was phenomenal. He provided a superior level of service and made all of our dining wishes come true. The restaurant has a varied menu and the wine list is impressive. Again, Oceanaire is an amazing dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been here twice. The first time was superb, but something has changed since then because the second time was terrible. My scallops were very gritty, the escargot was blah, and the lobster tails were dry and did not come with butter. Even the signature Oceanaire cocktail was poor. It was a very expensive meal for mediocre food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place to take a date or celebrate a special event. Tom was a fantastic waiter who could explain everything on the menus, suggest options, be entertaining and make you feel special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always get great service at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. We had a great Birthday dinner and took advantage of the twin Lobster tails special. Fantastic. Also try a bottle of wine, we really enjoy the Primal Cut Chardonnay with their seafood. The best feature of the restaurant is its service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's all about Pino! He is the best of the best, greatest guide you could hope for if you want an excellent experience. The double lobster tail special was perfect. Kudos to your great chef. From the hostess throughout, you have an extraordinary staff, and with Wayne, the voice of God.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very disappointed after this meal in one of my previously favorite restaurants. Quantity on 1lb crab special less than half of what I’ve received at similar restaurants. Complained and more was delivered, but still only 3/4th of expectation. Sad.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I had the chicken fried lobster. It was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent ! We celebrated our anniversary- we received free dessert- Baked Alaska with pumpkin ice cream. Service very good- friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I were in DC during our anniversary and she had been here previously. We indicated it was our anniversary on Open Table during reservation and everyone there knew it as soon as we were seated. They tucked us into a corner booth. The wait staff was very attentive but not overbearing, willing to answer lots of questions and made some great suggestions. I got Crab Cakes with the lobster enhancement and my wife got the scallops and we split a side of asparagus. We even got a fantastic baked Alaska dessert as a complimentary gift for our anniversary and it was delicious with a pumpkin ice cream. All of the food was amazing, the people are great, and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great menu, outstanding services, succulent food - everything for a wonderful special occasion or just a good night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing! The service was impeccable. The ambiance was breath-taking. I enjoyed every minute of my visit. I will definitely be coming back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My waiter Logan was nothing short of amazing.
Food was subpar for the price and the hype that the restaurant receives. It's a little overrated, I'd rather have eaten at Del Friscos. The lobster Mac & cheese was a disappointment. The crab cakes were great and the cheesecake was mediocre. All in all I'd come again only because of the outstanding service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Mixed, but overall positive experience. Really good food, lots of fresh seafood options - nothing too complicated, which is fine given good quality ingredients.
Had a large party ordering a la carte, and unfortunately fell victim to upselling on an appetizer assortment (extra $30/person?). Also, not sure why the bathrooms are maintained at the level of a bus station...

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was not as good as I've had there in the past and the service was terrible. Very disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I just love the food and come almost every time I am sent a special! Fabulous food and excellent service.
Nelson is the best!!!!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy
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