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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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4.3

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4.4

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4.4

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3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve dined at Oceanaire several times over the years and have found the food and service exceptional! Whenever we go to a show Oceanaire is our restaurant of choice. We will certainly be back again

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great and the service was exceptional!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We (2) arrived at 5:20 pm with theatre plans at 6:00. The waiters were terrific....getting all drinks, orders at our table delivered quickly with much concern for us and enabled us to
get to the theatre on time. We felt pampered !

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service and ambiance were great. Food quality and taste does not live up to the pricing. The one exception was the raw oysters, which were the highlight of the meal. The brussel sprouts were a close second. My wife’s steak was not terrible but not the best ever. Our server John was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The salmon and the grouper were exceptional! Very tasty and huge creme brulee one of the best I've had. Great dinner, great service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were delayed in heavy traffic because of the Parade of Lights and yet the folks at Oceanaire were so gracious to hold our table until we finally arrived (30 minutes after our scheduled reservation) and cordially greet us. When we told our servers (James and Haven) that we had theater tickets, they served us promptly, made us feel so welcome, and even squeezed in a special order! Their service was outstanding! Time after time the service and food is fabulous! Thank you Oceanaire! We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not cheap but great!! Great service all the way around

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pricey! Everything is a la carte, so dinner added up quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food mediocre, disappointing because of the high prices. Wine was good, but also quite spendy. Given the other nearby restaurant options, I doubt we'll return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Salmon dish and accompaniments over-cooked and way over-garlicky.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was excellent as always... except never did get bread after asking 5 times! Bit all the tables around us had more than their fill - for a $500 dinner kind of expect a little more fuss

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Was awesome as usual

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, tremendous service. Will definite dine here again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What a wonderful experience for our early Christmas dinner for my company. The waiter was absolutely amazing. He knew everything about the menu and made great recommendations. The food was awesome! Great place to go if your seeing the a show at the Buell Theater. Thank you again for making our evening so special.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday!!! Our waiter, Zach, was fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Superb service and outstanding food! Attentive wait staff and excellent ambiance. We love Oceanaire.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fancy but expensive. Maybe a little too pricey for what you get....

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Louis is an exceptional server. He was very informative and attentive.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a great experience. Great food with spectacular service! Will definitely be coming back to dine with them again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was open Thanksgiving. Valet at the door. Good waiter, and gave him bigger than usual tip. Food not up to the prices, from oysters on down. Seared Ahi was biggest disappointment--portion too small. Filet Mignon and shrimp was good, as was RI sea bass. For the prices, we all expected superb food and drink, even though it is part of a chain, but we enjoyed being together, and were not rushed.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

It took almost an hour, from the time we ordered to when the food arrived. During that time our waiter did not give us an update. We had to ask about our food and the time it took to get. Then when it arrive all we got was, "I know it took a while to get the food, but let's try to enjoy." That was the last time we go there.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Can't say enough about the quality of this place. The attention the staff pays to you is outstanding. The food is always cooked to perfection. We always ask the waiter for suggestions on wine, oysters, and our meal and they always make an amazing choice. Great date place. My wife and I go every year for her birthday before going to a show. The price is worth every penny. I would recommend the Oceanairee to any one.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We went to celebrate my best friend's birthday and got the absolute best, most personal service from everyone. Thank you so much for making our night so special!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dinner. Our waiter, while pleasant enough, seemed too concerned with getting other diners out on time for the theater that we did not receive the attention we deserved.
I received an email from the restaurant- I am a Landry’s VIP- announcing their Dover Sole special, which is the only reason we went to Oceanaire. We
Ordered the Sole, and 40 mins. later we were informed that they were “out” of the sole. It was quite a surprise since they just added to their menu. After speaking to the manager, they found more sole. Turns out, the chef was “too busy” to cut more of it earlier. So we changed our order agin and got the sole.
I was not surprised when it was delivered and was lukewarm, lacking much flavor and no where near the quality I expected nor up to the standards of Dover Sole at other restaurants.
They made no adjustment to our-bill, nor did we receive anything to help mitigate our poor service.
Sadly, this was not our first bad experience here.

We will NOT return to Oceanaire.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My service experience has always been wonderful at Oceanaire. They are very prompt with my need to have a nice meal and leave for the theater or symphony etc. They are pricey but worth every penny for the care they take in service and the food is always fresh. It satisfies my seafood craving and they are good at splitting meals. The managers are attentive and they take criticism well. I am a frequent diner as I get the gift cards at KS for the 4x fuel points and then cash in at the restaurant. It is good to be a Landry's card holder as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great meal at Oceanaire! It’s become our favorite restaurant in Denver. The fresh seafood is amazing and the service is always impeccable. Highly recommended!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We like to come here before going to the theater. Service is excellent. Food is delightful. We always like the Shrimp and Grits appetizer, which is almost a meal in itself.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Mediocre food and slow service given the price.

We went to Oceanaire before the opera. Got there at 5:30pm to be safe. The night started well with an attentive server and quick service. However, as the night progressed and the restaurant got more crowded, it went downhill. Food took a long time to come out - even an oyster appetizer that should take no time at all. Waiter kept apologizing and we could hear him scold the other wait staff. Awkward.

The food was also mediocre for the price. We ordered the Halibut and John Dory for the Chef's Specialties. Both were bland/unseasoned and dry. With the poor service, it seems that they may have been sitting under a heat lamp for a while (thus the dryness). Disappointing for $30-40 fish entrees at a seafood restaurant.

Wouldn't go again.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service was very poor. We never got all our food. We were never offered more wine or coffee. They divided our food that we wanted to share but they put all the sauce into one dish.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to Oceanaire a number of times but this time we thought the food was mediocre and overpriced. The crab cakes were VERY salty, the hash browns were done on the outside and not on the inside, the iceberg lettuce wasn't very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME AT OCEANAIRE-THE FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL AS WAS THE SERVICE. OUR SERVERWAS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE REGARDING THE APPETIZERS, ENTREES, SIDES AS WELL AS WINE PAIRINGS.
HAD WE NOT BEEN COMMITTED TO ATTENDING THE OPERA WE WULD HAVE STAYED FOR ADDITIONAL PORT AND DESSERTS! WE HAVE NOW FOUND A NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We live 1 hour + away, but we always eat at Oceanaire when we have tickets across the street

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I asked our server if the crab cakes were up to snuff (no fillers, meaty, lots of lump crabmeat) and he reported that even customers from Maryland thought they were better than home-state crab cakes. So of course I ordered them. And he was absolutely right - they were the best I've ever had!
It's a pricey restaurant but the portions and quality and superior to many other restaurants. Excellent seafood!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Not much ambiance

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Again, we had a great meal at Oceanaire! It’s become our favorite restaurant in Denver. The fresh seafood is amazing and the service is always impeccable. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Very convenient for a great dinner prior to Opera and the took the timing of the performance into account to allow the most relaxed experience possible and still have plenty of time to get to our seats.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was impeccable, and the best attribute of the restaurant. I knew Oceanaire was a chain restaurant, but it didn't feel that way. Excellent food. Only downside are the hours of operation. On a Saturday night they were only open from 5 - 10 pm. We had a 5 pm reservation, along with about 10 other people, and we all were standing outside until they finally opened the doors at straight up 5 pm. Kind of weird. And then we were going to stop by for a drink after the theater, but they closed promptly at 10 pm. What bar closes in downtown Denver at 10 pm? Unfortunate.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is the second time that we have had such poor service. One of the reasons we would go to this restaurant was for the highly competent and responsive service. Once again our server's name tag had no name; a clear sign of not being experienced with the restaurant. Our cocktails and drinks were very slow in being served. Our appetizer plate and my Individual plate was never picked up, I had to put it to the side on the bench. Our server didn't serve our dinner which is poor for this restaurant. My client was served an appetizer of the scallops but I was charged $40 for a scallop dinner. My fish was very thin and too well done; and my husband's halibut didn't smell fresh. Once again our plates were left to get cold when we were done and the manager had to finally pick them up. We used to love going to this place and wanted to make a good impression with our clients, this was not the case that evening. I do not recommend taking any business clients.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We thank the restaurant for holding our reservation for half an hour. Traffic was snarled due to an accident. My "Manhattan" was good but short. We had fried calamari for an appetizer. It was mainly fried coating with very little calamari..extremely disappointing. The John Dory was overcooked, the truffle fries should be advertised as shoestring and the steak was the size of a roast but good. We have eaten at the Oceanaire in Indianapolis and it was far above in quality and service as compared to this one in Denver. To top it off, the valet service should be terminated for a severe lack of professionalism. I would not recommend this Oceanaire to anyone.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was very good. There was nothing exceptional about the food and it largely tasted pre-prepared and just warmed up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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