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 dinnerView Private Dining Details
Amazing dining experience, Great atomosphere, service was above and beyond Definitely coming back
Great atmosphere. Some things we had were delicious and some things were just OK. NICE RAW BAR SELECTION. Good for before the Theater, right across from the Denver Performing Arts Center.
We have been here several times now. It is always good and a great place for seafood right before a show at the arts complex. They have a great poke appetizer that I love. Seafood is always fresh. It's pricey so don't expect a quick bite on the cheap. It is a longer meal so make sure you have an hour to hour and a half to enjoy the experience.
Attentive service, varied menu--not just seafood--top notch preparation
Everything was ala carte. We were even charged $6.50 for the bread they brought out before the meal. Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Good valet service for the theatre though but probably will look somewhere else in the future for pre dinner.
Great experience from start to finish. Our waiter listened to what we were looking for and made recommendations based on that.
Elegant place & Romantic. Service is excellent & courteous. Had special table reserved for anniversary night and special menu. The food was served properly with bread & butter and side dish, followed by soup and appetizers. Then the main course wad prepared exquisitely yo perfection, the steak was cooked perfect yo my request and when I cut through it was like cutting though butter. Portions was generous. Did not make it to dessert. Valet was great especially in downtown area. 👍👍
Mother daughter symphony night.
We ate wonderful meals on this trip. But the food at Oceannaire was over-the-top wonderful. Wow.
Oceanaire had a great menu selection. A variety of seafood was available. I enjoy the high top booth seating. very romantic and private. Service was great. ideal location since it across the street from the Buehl and Center for Performing arts...
Food was good, though a little expensive. Despite making reservation weeks ahead (in anticipation of it being a busy night), we were given what I would call a very poor out-of-the way table. Disappointing.
Always impeccable service and we love that they still do a relish tray. A lot of variety in the menu items and there will definitely be something for everyone. I would say it is a tad overpriced, as there are several remarkable seafood restaurants in the area. But this is definitely worth it for a before theatre at DCPA meal.
Our food (swordfish and salmon) was perfectly prepared and it was delicious! Tyler and Hector were very friendly and helpful, and they made us feel very welcome. A great experience!
Great service- delicious food. Knows how to handle the pre-theater crowd.
Unequivocally, the worst run restaurant in Denver. We waited over an hour for entrees on a Sunday nite before a Hamilton performance. What, the restaurant didn’t know that theatre starts at 7:30? EVERYONE was there for a pre theatre dinner and management obviously knew that. They sat us immediately adjacent to a busser section even though there were at least 30 empty tables and wouldn’t change our table. Manager said they were short staffed. If you can’t staff a restaurant properly, Don’t take reservations. Management was totally unaware that their kitchen was soooo far behind. Incidentally, I never saw the manager doing anything other than literally walk around I mean really, how is this place even open for business. The punk waiters were worthless as they avoided diners like the plague cause they offered no reason for the hour delay. They deserve to have these crappy service jobs here. Though they did offer to box up our meal, when it came out and we could pick it up after Hamilton. Wow cold fish. Yummy. Incidentally, they could not of pulled this off as the restaurant was closed after the performance. Tell your owner to stop worrying about the Houston Rockets, they’re not going to beat the Warriors, and start worrying about closing the worst run restaurant in Denver
Not recommended for before theatre dining. They couldn't manage our meals in time despite being at the restaurant 2.5 hours before show time. It was in short a fiasco.
we started at the bar while waiting for our table, prompt and excellent customer service. Wine list is pricey, but staff seem to know their list and bar staff even brought my husband a taste of a wine he didn't request. We made reservations last minute and were well taken care of.
Our Server Tyler was a pro, and gave us excellent service and suggestions. We have been at Oceanaire a few other time, but never had a booth along the windows, and it was great. Quieter and more private than tables in the open dining room.
The restaurant mood immediately shifted, more calm and unhurried pace when early diners left to get to the theatre across the street for shows. Great food and ambiance, nice wine list.. though pricey. Also love the seperate bar menu, and that you can also get full menu service at the bar.
Our visit to Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant was supposed to be a treat, an special outing and a delicious romantic dinner. Unfortunately it was not to be.
It started quite well. We were seated promptly and a professional polite server got our drinks order. My wife loves lobster Thermidor and so we asked him if that was available. He told us it was not on the menu but went off to check. He quickly came back and said the chef could make it. She was thrilled and excited. Lobster Thermidor is a rare treat. It is not available in most restaurants.
So we ordered our appetizers.
I wanted oysters but didn’t know the many different types offered and relied on the server’s advise and expertise. I enjoyed them very much.
My wife loves ceviche and ordered it. Ceviche is a way of cooking raw seafood chemically using the acidity found in limes. No heat is involved. She expected a strong citrus lime taste. Unfortunately it was quite tasteless and didn’t taste of lime or citrus at all. We said nothing. I tasted it too. The taste was quite dull. There are probably other interpretations of how to prepare ceviche and we didn’t know about them. We accepted it without a word but were disappointed.
Then the server came back to tell us her 2lb lobster was not available. So she agreed on a larger size. We waited.... and we waited. We felt that the long wait was evidence that it was prepared fresh and that takes time. We talked a lot about previous delicious experiences with lobster Thermidor. The last time was many years ago. This would be a big treat.
We were seated at 5:45 p.m, that was the only good thing. Everything when down hill from there. Our server asked us if we had an event to attend, we stated yes, at 7:30. She assured us that we would be ought of there by 7. From there we received a small piece of bread, a relish dish, and an app. From that point on we rarely saw our server. Finally, at 6:50 I went up and spoke to the hostess and told her we were leaving. She quickly said she would get the manager. Right before the manager came to our table we got our entrees at 6:55. The manager comped our app at $21.00. This was not satisfactory, although going back there to give it another try was and won’t be an option. This restaurant is in the heart of the theater district so I’m sure they are used to turning tables over plus we were there with plenty of time. Maybe the food would have been ok but with only 5 min. left before we had to leave, we lost our appetite.
I so badly wanted to give this beautiful restaurant a top rating. And, if it was all about the service, I surely would.
Mike was, by far, one of the best servers I have ever had. And, that's saying A LOT. He was extremely personable and beyond knowledgeable about the menu and food. He took us on a full "tour" of the menu, which made our decision making that much easier. He was willing to allow us to split an entire meal - appetizer, salad and entree. The entree even came split for us. He was patient and, although he was busy, never seemed rushed.
The menu was absolutely impressive. EVERYTHING sounded incredible. And, if they could have executed this impressive menu, it would have been even better. Sometimes, less is more....
...and therein lies the problem. The kitchen simply could not execute this menu. I can assure you, it's not the front of the house staff. We went there on a Saturday at 5:15pm - after Hamilton at the theater. So, between 5pm and 7:15pm, they must get 95% of their business - on these theater nights. The waitstaff was prepared and handled the entire two hours with ease. At no time did anyone seem stressed or flustered. I can only imagine what was happening in the kitchen.
The appetizer and salad were decent enough. We enjoyed them because the service was so good. But, then after the salad, we waited 45 minutes for our entree. Granted, we were not in a rush and we told Mike so, but 45 minutes is wrong. At one point we said "Can you please go check?" And, minutes later, he came out with it.
The entree was so so so disappointing. The mushroom crusted mahi mahi. It was so desperately overcooked, it was barely edible. The asparagus, for $12 was also horribly overcooked. The truffled mashed potatoes were OK, but at that point, we were over it all.
Mike immediately told the manager, who came right over. He was very kind and understanding. His solution was to offer a free dessert. One good note on the food: the snickers cheesecake? To. Die. For.
Always liked Oceanaire, and recent pre-theater dinner (in early March) was nice and convenient to Buell but service was spotty (missed on the drink order, missed on our salad orders and slow - admittedly at peak time). Most annoying was the temperature - which was Freezing! My wife literally kept her evening jacket on all dinner long. We asked the waiter to raise the thermostat and the restaurant improved by the time our bill arrived. Honestly felt warmer outside. It maybe a while before I get my wife back to this restaurant!
Service and food exceptional. Long wait for food on a Friday night though. Had to rush through eating after waiting 50 minutes from food order being placed till it arrived. We advised staff we were attending a show and they put a rush on the food or it could have taken even longer. Plan for at least two hours on the weekend.
Food was so so definitely over priced. Dining room was strange with too much blue light
Our waiter, John, was very attentive, helpful with suggestions but not pushy. Suggested a French wine and wrote down the name of it for me. Enjoyed his table side manner.
Knowledgeable staff, fresh seafood and local ingredients. Excellent service
Great food, great staff, give yourself plenty of time of you’re going to attend a show.
The bar area was extremely understaffed. We went before seeing Hamilton and it was very crowded. He was running around like a chicken with his head cut off, covering too many customers at once (the entire bar including the wrap around area behind the seafood on ice in addition to the side section facing the wall). It took 25 min to have our first beverage poured.
Excellent service from Seth - perfect location for pre-show dinner at the Buell.
My husband and I ate dinner there for Restaurant week and service was pretty good even when the restaurant became busy. We've eaten there before for a business dinner and I
think in a big group it is enjoyable. Two people get stuck in corners!
Not impressed. Waters sat in need of refill. Ordered off the restaurant menu - kind of a rip off. It turned out to be a 5oz fillet and a cup of clam chowder. A 6oz fillet and a whole bowl of chowder was the same price on the regular menu. The clam chowder was not good.
The waitress was very nice. The fillet and scallops were excellent.
Great seafood. Staff very helpful and conversational. Enjoyed the window table near the door. We had dinner before a show at the convention center and we were served promptly. Will return.
Honestly, I wasn’t impress with Oceanaire and this is why;
- Made reservations (arrived on time) but still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated.
- Open seafood (on ice) near entrance made it seem like a seafood deli and the smell of fish upon entry is tacky. If displaying seafood for sale to interested customers, keep it behind glass on bed of ice. Room temp tends to melt ice and give off a more fishy smell.
-Tables in backroom were cheap-like, reminded us of portable folding card table.
-Portion size were laughable food, presentation means nothing if theirs no food on the plate. I mean $12 for asperagus!!
Enjoyed restaurant week menu. Server went out of his way to make meal very special.
5280 Choice! Worked out perfect for a late show for Trevor Noah at Bellco Theater!
Highly recommended. Valet, servers, asst servers, manager super attentive! Will be trying new foods next visit. Amazing menu!
Fabulous meal with outstanding service. Scallops were perfect. Best crab cake I have had outside of Maryland. The oysters were a bit small but tasty. The ahi and yellow fin tuna were fabulous.
Very pricey for what it was, service nice but disoriganised!
Very disappointing experience - poor selection, small portions, over priced
The food was very well prepared. We enjoyed the crab cocktail. I ordered swordfish with the oscar topping. It was excellent. Service was adequate. No complaints there.
My girlfriend and I have eaten at the Oceanaire (Denver) several times and every time it's an awesome experience. Food is always fantastic and the service is impeccable.
I was very disappointed with the service at the restaurant-the food was good but under seasoned.