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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver

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.

1400 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 991-2277

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

Entertainment:
We have three 50" flatscreen TV's in the bar area.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking will be open nightly for your theatre or symphony times as well. After dinner, leave your car, and simply pick up after your show.

Executive Chef:
Jodie Valenzuela

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Oceanaire has one private room and two semi-private rooms available for you parties or meetings. Contact our Sales and Events Coordinator for further details.

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Private Dining

Private Dining in our Salmon Room can accommodate groups up to 44 people and Semi-Private Dining can accommodate groups of 8-56 people. Our Main Dining room can host private events for up to 120 people and reception style events for up to 245 people. Buyouts are available and can seat 215 for dinner

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (69)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (60)
Romantic (54)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Notable Wine List (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Business Meals (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (13)
Healthy (13)
Authentic (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (9)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Vegan (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed every aspect of our evening.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner! Food was amazing.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Sat next to the kitchen. Made for awful atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent choice all around but perfect for before a show as they cater to this crowd and get you out with plenty of time and valet park instead of having to use the larger and more expensive Denver Center parking. The food and service were outstanding. We had the brazino "angry fish" which was amazing and the brussel sprout salad which was a great pairing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, great service before attending a show at the performing arts center. Perfect!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again a very special meal on our way to the theater and both were wonderful. Even if you want a light meal, the servers and kitchen make sure that everything is exactly right. And if you are also a Landry's club member the extra rewards are just a bonus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a lovely dining experience. The oysters are fresh and delicious, not to be missed!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Romantic Valentines dinner - was lovely. Food was excellent and service impeccable. Prices are on the high end, so be aware. Attire is casual to dressy so they are flexible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We waited 40 mins to be seated. They clearly overbooked.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

I understand that we visited on Valentines day. First and foremost the appetizers were just amazing. Being from Maryland the crab cakes were very close to home, the best that I have had in the state. The drink specials were totally great. I don't drink my wife does. The problem that I had with the meal is that when I made my reservation I asked if the whole menu was available or just the Valentines Day special menu. So when we order the costa Rican mahi mahi we could not replace the Brussels sprouts that was on the menu. Bot being able to change what the fish was laying on was kind of disappointing to me. Especially when we are told that all the chefs were in the building and the corporate chef. Another item of concern was the New York Cheesecake, when it was brought to our table it was a flavor of the month chocolate cheesecake. Not what we ordered but that is all that you had in reference to cheesecake. Overall it was a great night with my wife, just a few things to take note of when you are spending that type of money on dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day and very busy. The wait staff did a good job of managing a backed up kitchen and bar, but there was only so much they could do. Food was as wonderful as always and we will definitely be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and good food. I took my wife for San Valentine’s Day. Perfect choice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Waiter Zach was great and paired our appetizer and entrees with the perfect glasses of wine. We had a bit of trouble receiving one of our sides but Zach was apologetic and comped it for us when it finally arrived (while we were finishing our dinner!).

The appetizer (crab cake) was excellent as were our entrees.

Overall, a good experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been to Oceanaire before and had a great experience. We went on Valentines Day, and it was bad. They were unprepared to handle the volume of diners. Avoid them at times of high demand and go when they have more time. We had to wait over 15 min to be seated, even with a reservation, waited a half hour for the appetizer, and 45 min for the entre. My wife's meal was okay, mine was barely room temperature. Nothing like what we have seen there before.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Really enjoyed the food.. the service this time (we've been there before) was a little lacking, the server was a little less attentive than the last time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed out dinner and Sean did a great job.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

it was Valentines day and my wife was afraid that being seafood in Denver wouldnt be as tasty or sfe as California where were from the tuna and shrimp were pretty darn good the ambiance was fun, and more relaxed I think as it was Valentines Day there were red and white baloonas everywhere it was nice to be in the seperate room as my wife and never really have a night to have a date night. we will definitely be back

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

A lovely evening, high energy atmosphere, diverse menu, excellent wine list, good service. Overall, very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect date night!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first time, but it will NOT be our last. Fantastic quality, terrific service, a new favorite for sure.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great evening to celebrate ❤️ day. Excellent service to get us to the theatre on time!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Crab was way over priced...felt like $65 was way too much for the amount of crab that was on my plate.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter & thr service was great but I didn't feel the entrees were as tasty as they sounded. Our drinks were delicious. Everything priced sepatately gets expensive quickly! Overall good evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. Wait staff very attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

OMG so good!!! Best crab cakes in Denver by far!! Serena was an amazing server. Food and wine all excellent. Can’t wait to return!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have dined at the Oceanaire Seafood Room frequently and it is always excellent! The sea food is always fresh and deliciously prepared. The service is always outstanding as well. We have never had a bad experience there and highly recommend it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Other than it being a bit cold next to the window, and every time someone came in the door, everything else was wonderful. Don’t sit at the table by the coat room.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant before going to the theatre. The food and service are always strong.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Elegant setting, elegant professional service and wonderful food. This restaurant exudes class, and it's not superficial. It truly reminds us of the finer European places we've enjoyed. Other places also have very fresh fish, but Oceanaire's preparation, seasoning and plating has been outstanding for the four years we've dined there. This is a compilation of two visits that were about two weeks apart...we had to go back when they advertised the arrival on the menu of John Dory, a fine, firm white fish. It was excellent, but so were the Branzino and the Idaho Red Trout we chose on the first visit. One little note: When you order the chef's preparation, it comes with very good and reasonably sized starch and vegetable sides; but when you order the grilled or other versions, there are no sides. That forces you to order a-la-carte sides, which come in large family-size quantities and creates an imbalance. The excellent marinated baked mushrooms were enough for two of us, plus a large take-home remainder. The prices are not cheap, but the food quality and the whole experience make them reasonable. They have a commendable high-end wine list, but one can find some excellent reasonably priced bottles.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service is great, however our meals were not. I had the swordfish. Very salty, over cooked and not fresh. My wife had the mixed seafood plate, again incredibly salty.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Many unique seafood options including your staples. Fish was very fresh and cooked to perfection. Top notch service, definitely be back. Valet service for the theatre was an unexpected pleasure as well.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server Alan was wonderful! Great food and ambience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a great time. It was quiet and not busy overall. The food was delicious. It was definitely an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful service (thank you Song and Max), expensive.
Baked Alaska for dessert to celebrate a birthday was an unexpected and delicious surprise!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great location since we were going to the Theatre that evening. we had plenty of time but staff was aware of us departing around 7;15 so they made this happen. Good was great and ambience was excellent... Everything was ala carte which is a pet peve, but seems to be constant in all high end restaurants. However, they did provide bread and vegies as complimentary. Staff was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great relaxing dinner, good service, very attentive. Had the shrimp/grits, seafood mixed grill, sea bass and baked Alaska for dessert. The dessert was huge! Brought home leftovers. For a Saturday night, it was not very busy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed the experience and the waiter was top notch!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was great and food was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I cannot say enough about Oceanaire. The food was outstanding, and the service was super attentive and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu. Excellent value. I will go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The last couple of times we've eaten here have not been "wow" experiences. We were seated by the kitchen entrance which was distracting and very loud. The service gets worse every time we go. We ordered a salad to share between 4 people that came in a large bowl with no serving spoon. In the past this salad was dished up by the server, not this time until we asked for a serving spoon.
They don't seem to have enough staff; the manager spent a large portion of his evening serving meals.
We waited a full half hour for someone (anyone!) to take our credit card so we could leave. The best part of the evening was talking to the valet, he was funny and very concerned about taking care of his customers.
Food is good, but we were disappointed that the menu has changed significantly. You can get the same quality of food for a much lower price at Max Gill and Grill. I will say that The Oceanaire has some of the best martinis in town.

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