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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

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (54)
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Business Meals (28)
Worth the Drive (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Authentic (16)
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Happy Hour (12)
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Casual (10)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 13 hours ago

Thomas our server was amazing! Service was outstanding and food was amazingly!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice restaurant with great service and outstanding food! Loved the way we were treated and the food was the best I have had in a long time.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for pre theater at Denver Performing Arts and informed the server of time requirement. She watched the time, got our food out in plenty of time for us to enjoy it - food was terrific; service was fantastic - everything could not have been better. and we just walked across street to the performance.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

We waited a full 40 minutes before getting our drinks and almost an hour before appetizers even though there were only a few other people in the restaurant. Most of the tables were empty that night. Also, the crab pasta was unbelievably loaded with heavy cream and grease. So much so that the noodles were swimming in it. Heart attack on a plate.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual, my husband and I had a wonderful time. I rated it a little less because it was overbooked due to multiple shows that night. Or oysters and entrees came out at nearly the same time and our salad and soup came out last. My water, my only drink, was not filled and I had to drink from my husbands. Our plates were not cleared well.

The server was excellent about informing us of the delay and back up but, still, it wasn’t the same top notch service as usual.

However, we will go back. Great ambiance, fantastic food, good wine choices and server was knowledgeable about a better pairing. I strongly recommend. I think it was just a very busy night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I had dinner before going to a Colorado Symphony performance. Our waiter asked if we were going to a show and what time. He made sure everything was paced appropriately. We shared the lobster cakes which were very tasty. My wife had the squash soup and a side of mashed potatoes. The squash soup was very rich. A bowl was too much. I had the seared Ahi Tuna which was excellent. I had a great Manhattan before dinner and the special Baileys and Coffee for desert. Everything from the bar was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great variety and interesting preparations. Good for pre-concert dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Overcooked John Dory fish (6 oz for $33 is almost beyond ridiculous - that would make that fish $88 if we had ordered a pound). My shrimp (again, overcooked and grits like plaster of Paris) was in a gelatinous sauce. Both of those courses arrived AFTER our appetizers of oysters and squash soup. The waiter stated if “the fish isn’t fresh when it arrives from the vendor, we turn them away at the back door” - all very noble but if the fish is overcooked what difference does it make? This is a pretentious presentation of just average food. They are fortunately placed across the street from the Performing Arts venues - which will keep them in business but sadly, the obvious effort to turn a one-star menu into a five-star restaurant fools no one. All wait staff was kind and helpful, overworked and running from table to table. We left anxious, hungry, and disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic! From the service to the food...excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great seafood in a land locked state. Holiday decorations were tasteful.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I made my reservation through Open Table. I had indicated that the reservation was for a special romantic date My girlfriend and I came down from Longmont and ,due to traffic, arrived a little late. No worries, we were immediately seated at an intimate booth.

We ordered the shrimp and grits appetizer and a Caesar salad. I am from Georgia and these were some of the best shrimp and grits I have ever had. The dressing for the salad was clearly freshly made.

My striped bass and my girlfriend's salmon were both cooked perfectly.

Finally, the super Carmel cake was just amazing.

One of the best date nights in a long time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quality seafood with underwhelming presentation. Ahi grade tuna was overpriced for an entree of 7 pieces of rare tuna and two slices of ginger. Roasted cauliflower should have been good but was dried out and inedible. Service was terribly slow. Obviously serves the theater crowd. More like a factory than fine dining.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent quality of the food and it’s preparation. Service swung between spot on and feeling forgotten. It was very busy as several venues were having shows so that might explain the experience with the service. Plan on spending $60 /person with one drink each.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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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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·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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 (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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vip
 (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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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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....

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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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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vip
 (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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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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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