Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

4.4
1194 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1194 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNJgourmet
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went out with friend for an upscale saturday night dinner. When we first arrived our firend were still not there. the hostes told us "we only seat entire parties" and asked us to wait around until our friends arrived. considering the restaurant was almost empty, this seemed odd to the extrememe. As we waited, our friends joined us and we were finally seated. BTW, throughout our meal there were multiple open tables.
our waitress was nice but couldnt speak well and we had problems hearing her. she had to tracpvle around the table so we can hear what she was saying.
we settled on dinner and wine, both were good. The good food is certainly a distinguishing factor.
One annoyance was the bread. Apprently, bread is charged at 3.5 per portion. i thought is was extremely stingy and send the wrong message.
finally, service was very disappointing. we had to keep flagging waiters down to fill our cups, missing cutlary etc....
in fact it seemed the wait staff just didn't case a bit about our experience

would I be back - highly unlikely.

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vipMars
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had ordered their grilled seafood combination of lobster tail, scallops & shrimps with asparagus and it was done to perfection. It was just moist and tender. They know how to prep and cook it. Kudos to the chef and the staff! Would likely come back when I am around the area.

JP
vipJenniferP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on that menu is good

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JeffreyF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good service. Food well-prepared.

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vipMarkS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at Oceanaire was a last minute decision as we sat in traffic after dropping off our daughter in NYC. We were immediately seated at the table of our choice. Our waitress was fantastic. After a long day we wanted to relax and we allowed to take our time with our orders. Smoked salmon and the oysters were fantastic appetizers and the crab cakes were wonderful entrees. I can’t fail to mention the decadent cheesecake for dessert. So glad we decided we chose to have dinner there

SM
vipSharonM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh fish well prepared with high quality.
Essence our waitress was excellent.

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Rafy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly reception, attentive service and great table placement for our party of 5.

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

This restaurant showed an available reservation for 10PM. We arrived at 10 and had one extra person (a baby) and it seemed to annoy the host. He proceeded to sit us in the crummy bar area. Three members of my party went to the restroom to wash hands, during this this time the server stopped by and said "the kitchen closes in 5 minutes, so if you'd like me to go over the menu quickly I can". I explained that there are 3 more in my party that are currently using the restroom and will most likely be back in about 5 minutes. 5 minutes later everyone rejoined at our table, but there was no server in sight. We simply got up, proceeded through the dining room to exit, no server nor manager said a word. We made a new reservation on Open Table at Capital Grille and had an excellent time, spending over $700 with tax and tip. If a restaurant takes a reservation for 10pm, then they need to honor by keeping the kitchen open all the way through to the dessert course. It is totally unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber and price point to tell a party they need to rush because they are closing the kitchen. If the restaurant needs to close sooner, they need to stop accepting reservations so close to "kitchen closing" time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food outstanding service!

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ErickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food abs atmosphere

BR
BiancaR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Wasn’t bad but food was extremely bland. For that amount of money I would think the food would have at least a little flavor. But everything was pretty plain Tasting. Also waited about 30 mins for them to put the remainder of the plate in a to go box and bring the check.

BS
vipBobS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was very slow and inattentive. This is a place where it all depends on which waiter you get. We’ve had great ones…we’ve had one bad one. Last night we had him again. There was a soccer game on…

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent though a bit pricey. Filet Mignon comes with nothing. Even string beans is a high priced side.

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WarrenC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant if you like seafood.

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vipAdamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

So-so food quality, long wait time for food, and okay service. Definitely not worth the price.

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JacquelineG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The table we sat at was really cozy and intimate. It was just the two of us. Our server was extremely attentive and did a wonderful job.

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Spartan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to place for great food and atmosphere. Good place for meetings as well.

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AnnD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was excellent from start to finish
Service was exceptional
our waitress was Kelly

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Fathersdaydisaster
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I was disappointed after reading the reviews. I had to inquire from my waiter if there was a bread and he told me yes but it was $3.50. Then he apologized for not letting me know. I ordered the salmon and steak. The salmon was amazing but the steak wasn't well done with no pink as requested. It had to be returned twice. The whipped potatoes were inedible. I had to return it. The appletini is not your average appletini. Not an enjoyable drink because they add a banana liqueur. My bill for my party of three which included my 8 year old daughter was $240. For that price I expected an enjoyable meal. I had high hopes for this restaurant and was disappointed.

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PerlaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , great waiter Carla I will definitely go back again

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vipfoodielady
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful understated spacious decor. Attentive and professional staff. Standard high end restaurant fare. Decent good food.

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andrewd
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really recommend the Oceanaire's. Their service was outstanding, the food tasted fresh and delicious, my wife enjoyed her dinner and that was the plan.

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JosephN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The food is fine, but it is incredibly offensive at this price point that the restaurant charges for bread! What is next, charging for water or maybe the glass it comes in?

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viptommy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great seafood but pricey. No bread or hummus or pre dinner item. Service okay

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MadelineS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for my sisters birthday, all siblings gathered for dinner with their significant others. Night started with a warm welcome, exceptional service and an incredible menu with a variety of choices.

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VictorM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

To start no bread on the table, when asked they pointed to the menu that they was a 2.50 charge for it which I said yes
They brought a half of an 8 inch round roll with some half melted wiped butter and some olives pickles and carrots sticks
I don’t think oceaniere restaurant should be nickel and dimming the customers
The food was ok nothing to brag about
The dessert was horrible

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vipTheTrailmaster
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undoubtedly one of the best seafood experiences around. Other than the usually great service and ambience (love the blue lighting) the quality of the food was impeccable. The oysters were fresh and tasty and the new scallops casino was to die for. Of course all the regular entrees were as superb as always. Like myself, you will keep coming back. Oh, and did I mention the great cocktails...

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vipFoodieFoodie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Some food was very good some was pretty bad. Stay away from he sauces.

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AminS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance…food and service is by far top notch!! I will definitely refer this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood and good service

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vipFannyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Birthday celebration for my boyfriend. Food was amazing as usual, but the service was just okay. Considering there were only 3 other tables occupied, service could and should have been better.

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ASia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great quality seafood. Friendly staff with top notch service.

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were awesome. I would recommend to friends and family for special occasions or for people visiting NJ

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Sukrut
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food & drinks as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Fish was cooked exactly as requested with good portion size.

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mfsgeo
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Recommended.

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Sharon
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought an elderly relative who required special attention. The staff, Roco and Karla, hit a home run. Fabulous experience for this man's first time out since covid. I was blown away by their attention and kindness and then there was the fabulous food. Love this restaurant and am very grateful for their extraordinary attention to detail.

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mythreesuns
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here. Deseree was our server and she was incredible. Very professional and attentive. Very nice place for a celebratory dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff was great!

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack is rated 4.4 stars by 1194 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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