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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

4.2
4.2
1309 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 343-8862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Rizkalla

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (201) 343-8862

  • Neighborhood

    Hackensack

  • Cross street

    Hwy4 & Hackensack Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

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What 1,309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. D

    Diet2eat

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food is good but overpriced. Ridiculous to have to pay for bread when a piece of fish is at least $34, with no side dish included. We had to ask several tines for the beverage that was ordered and , despite being asked if we wanted a coffee refill, it was never served. At best, service was mediocre.

  2. DJ

    DedraJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We went here for Mother’s Day the food was amazing our waiter Shane was awesome and I will definitely be back. The steak was cooked perfectly medium well and the lobster tail I needed another one

  3. D

    Disappointed

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always consistently good food and service. We have been fortunate to have Mr Chavez as our wait service person. Very professional. There is an art to wait service and he is good at it.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Service was slow, one of the fish entrees was not fully cooked. Not sure I’d go back.

  5. F

    Frenchfanatic

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a perfect choice for Mother's Day. The service and food were excellent. Our server was amazing; she provided great feedback.

  6. RD

    ReginaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    I had a 9:45 reservation for my wife’s birthday. From the moment we arrived we were rushed and then asked to leave after 40 mins. Staff made sure to let us know that we needed to make our dinner quick because the cooks were closing the kitchen and were telling the waiter we needed to make our decisions. We were seated with an attitude and accused of being late but when we arrived the restaurant had the doors locked so we had to wait to be let in. The food was amazing I just wish we had time to enjoy it. The experience was horrible. Then we spent the last 15 mins with a fire alarm wailing in our ears. We were given our check and told we needed to leave. We were the last guests left and staff were just lingering around us making the environment uncomfortable. The lights were turned off and the experience did not feel welcoming at all. It just sucks because I’d like to go back but I probably won’t. The waiter blamed management, management blamed staff. No one took accountability. Overall, if the owners knew how their staff were performing they’d be upset to know that they are turning away customers after 9:30 although they have a 10pm walk in limit. What an upsetting fine dinning experience. $300 for less than 40 mins, rushed, being rude to, didn’t get to cut our cake that they had, and then kicked out. Happy birthday to my wife 🙂 thanks.

  7. PA

    PabloA

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went Saturday prior to the Mothers Day rush. Food was really good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and precise. Excellent service to bad I did not write his name.

  8. S

    Saeed

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Food always can be better. Charging for bread and butter was surprising for a quality establishment.

  9. JT

    JanTrish

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Caesar salad, wedge salad hearty, chilled and delicious. Fresh cod, black and blue salmon, delicate and unique- Truffle fries, not served exactly hot, yet flavorful. Service.. I appreciated being seated 5 minutes before my 2 guest arrived, as I told the host, this would give me time to order a cocktail and appetizer for the table- he simply marched on ahead of me to the table - and our waiter only greeted us ( exaggerated) after my guest arrived. The dining room was well spaced for comfort during these Covid Days - our server professional - more engaging could have made this special occasion, well delightful in addition to delicious.

  10. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oceanaire is a lovely restaurant with excellent service and great food. Our waiter, Shane was attentive and very nice. We all enjoyed our food and wine. Hope to be back soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner for our 50th anniversary.

  12. M

    Mooch3c

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was exceptional, cocktails were well crafted, service was a bit slow

  13. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Our first time dining at Oceanaire. We will be returning

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Ok, so let’s start with the nonexistent service. Our server would not even look at our table, let alone ask if we needed anything — like having to wait 25 minutes for drinks to arrive. Our second drink order, 50 minutes into the dinner, never arrived. We were asked if we would like some bread (odd at a high-end, or rather restaurant), and said yes. It was nice, and came out with a useless “relish” of celery sticks and a few slices of cucumber and radish. Hint to chefs - try adding some vinegar or oil for gods sake. At the end of the meal, we would find that they charged us for the bread. Really? Average entree is about $50 and you charge customers fir a tiny loaf of bread? I opted to get $60 8oz lobster tail from the “Simply Prepared” menu, which was supposed to be “brushed with lemon and butter.” What came out was like a joke — a curled up tail at least 3 oz short of advertised on a plate full of grocery store quality duck sauce. I asked the waiter what this crap was, he looked at me confused and said the broiled lobster. He even more confused when I asked him to get me some drawn butter to dip my pathetic tail in. My wife and friends got the halibut, which was good but on the small side. It was kind of hidden behind a healthy scoop of truffle whipped potatoes that were likely from a box with no detectable taste or scent of truffle. I’m giving this joint 2 stars because the lobster Mac and cheese was very good. Save yourself $400 and stay away from this clip joint or go next door to the always excellent Houston’s.

  15. EC

    EdwardC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was Great

  16. S

    martaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and service. A little too expensive but very good. Can you bring back the weekly happy hour?

  17. F

    Francis

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and ambience We’re flawless. But we received our appetizers before the drinks arrived. But that was our only complaint. I would go back and specify that we want to drink before ordering anything else.

  18. C

    Coquilostinny

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my mother’s birthday and had an amazing time. The food was delicious, the service was great and the overall ambiance was classy. Can’t wait to go back again.

  19. CT

    CarlaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience5

    Service was poor. I keep looking for my server and My order was mixed up.

  20. L

    Ljonj

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    My family enjoyed the overall experience. My steak was just okay and the shrimp was over cooked. Will be going back to LT’s

  21. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken fried lobster was outstanding! Highly recommend!

  22. A

    Ardi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was good , but $59 for 5 pieces of Scallop is way over priced in my opinion. The service is very slow, I ordered an espresso sugar didn’t arrive till my coffee was cold. The waiter dropped the check off before the sugar. Had to remind him a few times to get us a coke, or my wife’s cocktail.. just over all slow service

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall excellent food, decor and service. I would highly suggest eating here for a nice dinner. It is located in the Riverside Mall in Hackensack but has an entrance from the parking lot. Little pricey, but for the quality of the food well worth trying. They have a nice bar if you want a nice Martini before sitting at the tables

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Not worth the money

  25. T

    Teeeeee

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing and flavorful. Our server Gabby was very friendly, attentive, and really added to the fine dining experience . We would return in a heartbeat.

  26. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, cocktails and service!

  27. EM

    EnriqueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best evening!! Thank you for the perfect ending!!!

  28. SG

    SalG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Not worth the money. Small portions extra for veggies and bread. Glass of wine $20 each. Come on. One time visit for me

  29. NO

    NightOut

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a family night out …. Ambiance was really good and dinner with 2 teens was a success. Haha…. Oysters were delicious….

  30. DG

    DanG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    $225 check for 2 and they couldn't give us free bread they charged $3.50 for bread. That rubs me the wrong way.

  31. SW

    StephenW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and delicious food

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Quality of food was not good It used to be one of our favorite restaurants but the quality of food has gone down

  33. EB

    EricaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant the lobster fried rice is amazing

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best overall meals I have ever consumed. Would definitely dine there again.

  35. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st time dining there celebrating my birthday. Hostess and waiters all friendly and professional. Waiter mentioned the chicken fried lobsters among other dishes, but we went with that. It was awesome, flavorful, crunchy on the outside and lobster tender on the inside. Drinks were flavorful and strong. We signed up for the reward card and definitely will be back. Satisfied customer.

  36. LD

    LittleDoga

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was fresh & very well prepared. Service was excellent.

  37. DM

    DeeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and even better food. Will go again!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The wait for drinks was ridiculous. If you don’t ask for bread for the table they won’t bring any out. Service is horrible. Our waiter walk by our table like 10 times while we tried to get his attention to put an order in. The drinks are week and extra sweet. If you say the margarita is too sweet they send it back out so bitter with just lemon juice and it tastes cheaply made. The food is okay but be prepared to wait a very long time and to tell you the truth I have had better food and service for way less of a price. Better off going to another place if you don’t have the patience to deal with being neglected. So many better places for the same price point.

  39. CA

    ChristineA

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good food but menu is a la carte so it adds up quickly. Drinks were really good. The only drawback - a little expensive.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very overpriced. Much better food in far less expensive places. Country fried lobster was basically country fried batter, lobster was overpowered and tasteless. Calamari was Ok at best. Service was so-so. Saving grace was an outstanding wine list. Won’t go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack is rated 4.2 stars by 1309 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

175 Riverside Square Hackensack, NJ 07601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy4 & Hackensack Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Hackensack

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Rizkalla

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (201) 343-8862

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (201) 343-8862

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