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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

Conveniently located in the Shops at Riverside, 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.

175 Riverside Sq Mall
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Cross Street:
Hwy4 & Hackensack Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 343-8862

Website:
http://theoceanaire.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available during dinner hours

Executive Chef:
Carlos Valdez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving! Open 12pm - 8pm featuring our Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade stuffed with savory Sage Cranberry Stuffing accompanied with Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Cranberry Chutney, and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable.

Regular menu also available. Reserve now!

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Private Dining

Whether you are looking to host a large dinner party or a smaller group for a special celebration, we invite you to consider The Oceanaire. We specialize in making all of your occasions unique and unforgettable with our exquisite menu and superior service.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Steak was mediocre at best. Service was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is my favorite place to eat in Hackensack. The food is great and the bartenders know there trade well and are very friendly. Great spot for dinner with friends or family or even just drinks at the bar. Consistently great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A more formal dining experience. The calamari appetizer was excellent, except that the accompanying lemon slices were fried as well. A bit strange. The crab cakes are delicious and mostly crab. Our friends had the sesame tuna and said it was excellent. The service was very attentive too.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Gets crowded. Not for business conversations. Drinks and snacks were good (not exceptional) except the calamari. Lots of big parties so the wait staff kept losing staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good food; beautifully presented. Rocco, the manager, was outstanding in suggesting items that would suit my dietary restrictions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful overall dining experience. I wish they would serve veggie and side with all meat/seafood selections but they don't. You MUST purchase as a separate side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

GREAT DECOR, FOOD,DRINK AND SERVICE. SPECIAL 3 COURSE WAS EXCELLENT VALUE AND TERRIF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Love this place. Seafood is fresh. Salads are delicious. Happy Hour is fun and inexpensive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is excellent and great service by the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The freshest seafood, the prettiest restaurant for ANY occasion, and the best staff you could find. Every meal has been excellent - from the seafood salad to the skate wing. Plus, fabulous desserts that are delicious, and definitely decadent! Highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic service by Chris and attentive management. Thoughtful touches from personalized menu to complimentary table side baked Alaska were present all night. Really over the top service experience and delicious meal from start to finish.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our experience at Oceanaire was great! Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. The only downside was the parking, because it is located at Riverside Square Mall it was a bit difficult find parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Raw bar was FROZEN. Yuck!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Birthday!

Rose was a great waitress.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nomally terrific place BUT service this visit was beyond poor. Waited 15 mins BEFORE we saw sever another TWENTY mins waiting for the drinks we ordered. ( was advised the bar was busy!!) After we ordered our meals food arrived late and was luke warm HIGHLY disappointed this visit. Never was even asked if we wanted a 2nd cup of coffee with our dessert. 5 people $500.00 disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always great service and food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good food - nice atmosphere - a little pricey

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

HAve to say was abit disappointed. Didn't have the Halibut that we wanted. They were out of it. Not good! Also it was quite expensive for what we had. Ambiance was nice. Waiter was good. My tuna was good. But I really don't know if I would recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was my second time to the Oceanaire at Riverside Square and I was not disappointed. They have a lovely wine list, an obviously caring and talented chef, and a wait staff that does its best to keep you happy without being obtrusive. There was a lively crowd on a Saturday evening, but the noise level was never a problem. And when one side dish did not go over well at my table, it was removed from the bill by the observant manager. It is not likely that you will escape without paying $125 for two if even a minimal amount of liquor is involved, but it certainly is a nice destination restaurant when one needs a treat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I love this place. Wonderful happy hour. Often has special menus. The restaurant is beautiful and the fish is very high quality. The fresh crudités and sourdough bread before dinner is my favorite.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Server (Frank) was exceptional! He timed the arrival of each course perfectly and made excellent recommendations. Professional and friendly. Ordered crab cakes and shrimp and grits.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time at this restaurant, won't be the last. Will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We visited for the first time on Labor Day to celebrate a birthday. The menu was fixed priced which was great and filled with value. Also, they easily accommodated our children with kid friendly selections and they loved their meals.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fabulous meal special offered. It was a wonderful deal and the food was scrumptious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

As usual the service was excellent and so was the food. The only thing that I could make a comment on was that our server did not pour a small amount of the wine for a taste before placing in the glasses. While this is not a capital sin, it would make some people cringe. Regardless the wine was just fine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The King Crab is excellent as well as the Blackv and Bleu Beef Tenderloin Tips. Everything is great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Bartender was exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food and the service were outstanding. We had the 3 course dinner for two and we were very happy with our Joyce. Every plate that came by our table looked so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Heard such great things... and were met with unbelievable excuses... Party of 5 at almost 5 hundred dollars (and that was only with 3 drinks) - fish was dry, service slow... have nothing good to say except ease of making a reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Oceanaire always offers great service and lovely atmosphere with outstanding seafood. A few special dishes are inconsistent, but appreciate the effort to create new offerings. The staff is always friendly and professional - and the summer holiday weekend pricing is an added treat for Bergen County area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We read about the special menu for Labor Day Weekend. The food was good and the happy hour was good. However, the service was not great. We were not informed that they were out of an item. I addressed this with the server when I noted that people at the table next to ours received what I was asking for and that the other server was not supposed to do that, but did not offer to rectify the situation. Huge disappointment.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was an excellent dining experience. The service was excellent and the host was extra special in his help

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Simply the best seafood we have had since our introduction to Oceanaire at their Boston location.

Special thank you to exec. chef Alex.

Carol and Gary Melnikoff

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The place was ok, for the price of the food I thought I was going to be Wowed but the food is average nothing out of this world. The ambience was pretty nice for a date.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

my wife and I eat there at least 15-20 times.

The steak was fatty, tasteless and looked like it was cooked on broiler for hours. Very disappointed since this was always our go to place before. We had many great great meals there. But cook was WAY OFF HIS GAME this night.
Drinks were good, service was good, appetizer was good. But 2 each $60.00 steaks were a waste of money.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A terrific meal in a very nice room being taken care of by Ashley, an incredible waitress. We will definitely return. Have the King Crab Pasta...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Top management and staff, in addition to great food and presentation, make this a perfect dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent service. Food was delicious, so much better than Legal Seafood. We were overcharged for drinks but it was adjusted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Poor service,,fish restaurant that doesn't serve lobster..not much better than a low price chain

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

THIS RESTUARNT IS AWESOME FOOD IS GREAT, SERVICE GREAT, I WILL MAKE THIS A NORMAL STOP

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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