Oceanaire Seafood Room - Hackensack

4.3
855 reviews
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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.
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KB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very, very good. The decor of the room was great and felt calming. The music played was American Jazz which jarred on occasion.

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CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service was great. We celebrated our friends birthdays.

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p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great and dependable; one of our favorites. The waiters and waitresses are especially good.

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YM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service excellent recommendations from waiter, Fantastic selections on menu

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XP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friends’ wedding anniversary last Sunday and the service, food and ambience was impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken fried lobster and cheesy grits! The icing on the cake was when our server brought out a baked Alaska and lit it on fire for our friends celebration. A great time!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Chicken Fried Lobster is a must try, the Grits underneath the Lobster gives it a boost in flavor. Delish!

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PR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They never disappoints! It always meets expectations.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Oceanaire

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is good. The fish and shellfish were fresh but too expensive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service.

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O
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Pasta in shrimp scampi was all stuck together. My pepper crusted tuna was average at best. Crabcakes were good. Waitress serving next table kept bumping into our table because of proximity.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal here

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MV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

My dinner was sent back 3 times when I finally gave up. The manager was unprofessional with no desire to keep me as a client. I won’t be back.

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AN
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valerie was our waitress and she was super sweet and very professional.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and ambience is good..However, the meal portiins are very small for the price, and the flavors and seasonings are just average not anything special for what you pay...

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OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good restaurant even though it is in a maul. The parking was a bid tough on the Saturday night we were there but the food and service was better than we expected.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was terrible. I traveled from the far end of the state just to be told chicken fried lobster wasn't on the menu. I left the restaurant and called a few minutes later to be told by the hostess that it was indeed on the menu. Finally, a young man who appeared to be a manager arranged for the chef/cook to prepare it. I would never return to the restaurant or reccomend it to anyone I know. It was like being on a merry go round at an amusement park.

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While the food was beautifully presented, I left hungry. Not worth the high dollar for me to go home hungry after ordering a soup, an entree and a side. Entrees too small.

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JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Octopus was a little tough. Clams Casino were OK, but have had better. Swordfish was terrific, but a small piece. Dover Sole a little bit over done. Servicer was new, had a few service hiccups, but sincere and deserves some time to get to know the place. Overall, probably better than Bonefish, but not as good as Legal Seafood.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Wonderful ambiance!

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was overwhelmed due to the number of tables, so he did not follow through with some of our requests.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Fresh and delightful seafood dishes (there are non seafood options too). The manager who shook my martini and later deboned our fish tableside was engaging and enterntaining. Some of the other servers / hosts seemed a little out of it or just inexperienced though. It isn't cheap - don't come here for a bargain, but it you want high quality, fresh seafood you have to pay for it. I guess I just wish the service level were more in line with the food quality and the price. Overall, it was a pretty enjoyable experience.

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Although I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past this experience was not so positive. The staff was professional, the order in which the food came out was strange, the halibut me and my guest ordered was butchered, the chef does not know how to cook fish. The portion sent out in one plate was a joke regarding presentation and the other plate was dry, we asked for well not over cooked. The plate presentation was lacking and the truffle mash potatoes was probably the worst I had anywhere in the world. The lobster Mac& cheese was the only consultant thing. Sorry to write a negative review but I hope this helps the restaurant ti make some improvements and understand clients do see the difference. The quality of produce was also weak along with the flavor profiles of the entire meal.

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C
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoy dinning here because there aren’t many good seafood restaurants around
It is pricey but the quality is worth it.

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MJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to a special wine-tasting evening and had a spectacular time. The service was attentive, the food was outstanding and it was a terrific value for what we enjoyed.

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FI
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we have been dining at Oceanaire numerous times for dinner and parties, this was the first girlfriends’ luncheon to celebrate a birthday. We each ordered the two course price fixed $19 special and were amazed by the generous portions for each selection. Our delicious food, the service (kudos to our server Shane), and the ambiance were all first rate. An excellent afternoon!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kerri in Hackensack NJ was the best and very knowledgeable of the menu.

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable dinner. I liked my meal more than my husband liked his.
A little pricey but a lovely date night dinner!

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DD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff is very nice! Food is over priced and steak was over cooked.

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BB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service, food and environment were enjoyable. Booth seat near window was very comfortable. However, you constantly have car lights shine in your eyes due to constant traffic in mall parking lot.

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered swordfish from menu FOR $33.00 ! It was the tiny tinest piece of fish I ever saw. Then to boot it was dry if could barely finish it.............Pathetic. I told waiter he told manager, manager said the service size is 8oz. He offered to replace or a side. I declined both options. When the check came my $33.00 fish was on it with no discount at all!

Never ever going there again. RIP-OFF

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KD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, and a fairly extensive menu. Prices are a bit high, but worth it for a special occasion.

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just very average experience overall. Not good value for the money.

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I felt the food was just average in comparison to the cost.

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as well as the service was absolutely fantastic.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner reservation at 6:00 PM so the restaurant was not bustling and everyone running around like crazy. Our waiter, Pedro, did an excellent job in keeping our table clean, checking on us often and making sure the dinner was going well. Plenty of staff to refill your water glass, clear the table, etc. The food tasted very different from what you would receive at a cheaper venue, however when you are paying more money you would expect more and that is what this restaurant provides. If you want to splurge and make a special memory, this restaurant can provide that memory for you.

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p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best and one of my favorite restaurants. Always great in all respects.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great upscale seafood restaurant. The quality of the food is remarkable, but be prepared to pay top dollar for your meal. The setting was cozy, with ambient lighting, and your choice of tables or booths(some seats are in view of the TV's in the restaurant, and some don't). I am definitely going back, I would highly recommend this spot, but it would be only on special occasions for me, due to the pricing. About $125 per person roughly.

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r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Kitchen was under staffed

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Serves me right for ordering a steak at a seafood joint but if it’s on the menu you should know how to cook it. Update-they don’t. Medium rare filet was borderline well done but at least they were consistent as they did it twice. Oysters were good but then again they didn’t need to be cooked luckily. Chocolate brownie cake tasted like it was baked 3 days ago and driven cross country without sleep.
A strange blue light pervades this entire place making it seem like you’re in a night club at last call.
Check with tip came out to roughly $250 for 3 courses 2 people. If it was half that I wouldn’t go back. Everyone in here should get a T-shirt saying “I’m only here because I couldn’t get a reservation at Houston’s”.

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