Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

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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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4.6
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4.6
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b
Minneapolis
198 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such marvelous seafood. The mahi mahi was tender and I love their chowder.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always amazing food!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply besr

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Reservations were made for a special event (birthday). Requested seating was disregarded. Waiter's fake french accent less than appreciated. Perhaps waiter had too many tables to tend to our needs. 5oz lobster tail is pittyful. Thank you for eliminating your venue from future consideration.

DJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food especially the filet mignon. Servers are very nice but seem to know to spend more time with the guests who spend the most money, which is smart on their part. Overall, very satisfied but it is certainly pricey.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional! Would highly recommend!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! We were extremely happy with everything (staff, food, attention to detail)! Best experience ever! Thank you for making our night a success!

MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Food was very slow coming out and restaurant was not busy at all. Regrettable experience

AC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Have been to the Oceanaire many times in the past and always had a good experience with superb food. Not sure what was amiss this time, but the food just was not a wow this time.

SR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany did any amazing job
She was amazing
Highly recommend her as your number 1 server

WA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I think it was a little rough with it being V-day, but it most definitely was not up to the standard.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and unique

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and fresh. We got a dozen oysters, king crab leg Valentine’s special and the wahoo entree. Everything tasted very fresh and the oysters slid right off, no fork necessary. The crab was also shelled table side which was amazing, I was very happy I didn’t need to do it myself. We cannot wait to return.

MM
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! Food was spot on perfect! Our server, Marinno, was great! Described all our inquiries to the tee. He helped me work with the chef for gluten free options. Started with the oysters rocker feller and crab cake. Crab cake was awesome!! We each had something different. Cod, Monk Fish, Grouper and Scallops all prepared perfectly. We shared the truffle mashed potatoes and the broccolini with hollandaise sauce. The only negative was that the broccolini was not warm. Finished the dinner with a key lime pie and a flourless torte (with a port)! Love this place!

N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible taste profile as always, but what impressed us the most was how great our server was. Attentive to every detail, it was a night we’ll remember for a long time.

SB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals/experiences we've had in a long time!

LN
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Restaurant was over crowded because they had extra tables for Valentine’s Day. They were crammed in there and waiters kept bumping my chair because they had very little space to walk between tables. Very disappointed In Oceanaire’s decision to cram in so many tables to make an extra buck. It cheapened the experience at what normally is a higher end restaurant. I will not recommend this place when there is a holiday as you are paying more for less

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reserved bar seating and was told we’d need to wait 45 minutes. Then when we finally got seated we were brought to the main dining room. Once server saw we were going to spit dinner her service declined dramatically. I expected better from Oceanaire on Valentines Day

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I love Oceanaire but our visit on Valentine’s Day was awful. It took 25 min to get our first drinks. Tables around us were getting theirs and we were still waiting. We ordered our appetizers and entree’s at the same time and the server said she’d stagger them. We waited for 35-40 min and then someone brought our entrees. We said we hadn’t gotten our apps yet and he apologized. Our server brought the apps and I was really disappointed in the Colossal Crab appetizer. Very little crab for $21. When our entrees came, they were cold. I assume they were the same ones from before. We were also unfortunately sat next to a very drunk couple. They totally ruined our night. Not the restaurant’s fault but, by the time the wife started loudly insulting me because she claims I rolled my eyes at her (I didn’t) we just wanted to leave. They were obviously over served. Terrible experience and one that may make me rethink coming there again.

SW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oceanaire is our go-to place for special occasions. Service here is incredible before, during, and after our meal. I wish I could have had my favorite, Arctic Char, but was not on the Valentine’s day menu. Next time!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason took care of us and recognized us as repeat customers. This is a top notch experience and the professionalism is recognized. Food is always superb.

CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Was our Valentine Dinner, the restaurant has too many tables too close together. It was very hard to walk anywhere without bumping into someone.

E
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Somehow our reservation did not reach the front desk but since it was the night before Valentine's day we were seated and accommodated with no problem. Comparing other seafood restaurants to Oceanaire, I would say their prices are about double what I believe to be good value. However, we did not go to Oceanaire expecting a low-budget meal, we were aware of their prices before making a reservation. I had the chowder, which was good, but on the skimpy side. And, I had two clam cakes which were richly dressed and filling. My partner had broiled fish (don't recall what kind she had) and a large salad. She pronounced them both as very good.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood and preparation in town that I've found.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was an engaging, helpful, happy professional waitperson who made our anniversary evening more special than we expected. The scallops were so buttery tender. We shared the seafood salad and the scallops entre, as Jessica suggested. I just the right amount, beautifully presented. Oceanaire is a premier restaurant in any city.

TS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quiet and relaxing! Amazing service and food!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Salmon portion was too small. Tasted great. Left hungry.

HL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! Went for a birthday celebration. One of us was not a seafood fan but had a great filet mignon so they were happy. We tried seafood appetizers, different cocktails, different seafood main course options, sides and dessert. They even provide something right away on the table for the famished. It's pricey but was a real treat.

RM
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Will definitely be back

GR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience... a true joy! I can’t wit to return.

PB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service and employees were wonderful!! The food was not. Food was under-seasoned, cold and slow. Extremely expensive for what you get. I had scallops that were tasteless, barely warm and very mushy. Hopefully, other people’s experience is/ be much better

MP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raw oysters were amazing; Bronzino was delicious cooked with just a bit of seasoning. Also ordered the combination plate of lobster, scallops and shrimp which was wonderful as well. Service was great and we really enjoyed our evening.

SS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here about 10 times. Always top notch. Justin has been a requested waiter and never disappoints. The place is classy yet casual, the food has always been very good. It may be a bit pricey but if you know that going in you won't regret it.

CA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood - shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and calamari - just to start. Amazing cocktails. Exceptional service. Love this place!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a seafood nut from Maryland and it's definitely the best in Minnesota. The crabcakes remind me of Maryland. Donna our waitress was outstanding.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening out! Very fun, all of our food was great, and great friendly service.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I haven't been in a couple of years but wanted to take my wife for her birthday. Atmosphere was nice and the service was great but the food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing compared to the way that The Oceanaire Seafood Room food used to be. I guess that's all I can really say

NG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful date night at this establishment. We were greeted and seated right away. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable of the menu options of the day. The food was promptly and well prepared. I will definitely be return.

DF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and attentive service! I'm always impressed with the consistency of their food. Always top notch! Best crab cakes we have ever had.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!!

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