Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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L
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Fabulous service -- delicious food!

JL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Phil, our waiter is brilliant!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We always enjoy ocean air. But tonight (my best friend’s birthday) was an exception. The food and server were fine. But we were harassed every few minutes to clear our plates. It was totally annoying and a constant interruption to a living conversation.

Then, worst of all, we tried to order some dessert wine. We love port and were interested in a 40 year tawny. But we know that these bottles often don’t turn over and a week old 40 year old tawny isn’t worth the price. We asked and the available bottle had been open a week. And, there was barely a glass and a half left anyway. The server assured as they could open a new bottle. She then came back and informed us that the manager wanted to move the week old dregs of the bottle and insisted we taste it. Of course, it was terrible. My friend was upset and decided not to order any of your port. Thanks for caring more about inventory turn than product quality.

OT
Minneapolis
85 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific. Great food service setting. You can actually have a conversation without shouting

DH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome meal. Yes, its expensive and nit something I can afford regularly. But is was sooooo good. The best shrimp and scallops I've ever had.

Wish I would have had room for the Baked Alaska. The table next to us had it, it smelled like marshmallows over a camp fire.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with our dining experience. The service was exceptional, our Waiter Phil was so helpful and attentive! Our food was prepared to perfection, and so flavorful. We will definitely be returning to sample more from the menu

D
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Another great meal. Nice that they brought back lump crab cocktail.

SM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m very picky about crab cakes and these are some of the best I’ve ever had!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration- it was fabulous- our menu even said “Happy Anniversary “ at the top- and we were given complimentary Baked Alaska!

NM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was phenomenal! The seafood tower, the filet...everything amazing! So good we went back again the next night. The staff there is super friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

c
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception dining experience. Food was excellent, and the service (Douglas was our waiter) was as good and professional as we've ever experienced. Expect to drop some cash, but well worth it!!

LV
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken fried lobster was EXCELLENT! Great lunch crowd.

KE
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level is my only complaint. Otherwise I love Oceanaire and the food.

K
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

We had dinner after a Vikings home game. I got sick from the clam chowder, and the duck/scallops entree that I couldn’t eat because I was sick; I requested the meal in a box, along with the salad, to go. When I arrived at my hotel room, I put the box with the shopping bag in the refrigerator. The next morning, I opened the refrigerator and discovered that only the salad was boxed and not the duck/scallops. Therefore, I can’t give an evaluation on the duck/scallops. The salad was fine. Needless to say, I was disappointed with the service. Never had this happen to me. Maybe if the food server would pay more attention to my request and less on chit chatting me every 5 minutes so I can have a conversation with my wife, chances are I would have the duck/scallops entree at my hotel room.

I’ll never dined at the Oceanaire again!! Anyone who dined there and wants a box to go, either insist on boxing their own leftovers or double check that the servers boxed the requested leftovers by the customers.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Birthday celebration. Felt food was overpriced

TJ
Des Moines
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, great food and experienced wait staff. The energy level is very high, with the noise level to match! This continues to be our favorite restaurant for special occasions when in Mpls.

JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a birthday dinner. The staff were all attentive and engaging, we couldn't have asked for a better evening!

M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience. Price seems to have gotten crazy but for special occasion it was acceptable.

RS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and varied menu; highest quality food. Excellent service by Phil. And a sweet surprise at the end. Everybody was happy.

AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We most definitely will be back!

TR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was expensive but well worth it!! Special treat!!

GT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Great place to celebrate. Baked Alaska for dessert was a nice finishing touch.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Loved it

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our special day even more wonderful!

CM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and great spot. Unfortunately the service wasn't top tier this visit. We experienced unacceptably slow service from the server. We sat over 20 minutes before we were acknowledged by the server. Service continued to be fairly slow from there. Previous visits have been good so I'm assuming this was a rare miss.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phil, our server, took amazing care of me, my sister, and our mom! Thank you, Phil!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

GD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The time between the appetizers and main course was 30-40 mins. The when the food came also all of it was cold. They heated mine up again but the other dishes were not warm and I expect had been sitting around for a while since it took so long to come to the table. Also they forgot one of the dishes I ordered. Seems to me the place was severely understaffed. I would not recommend this place to anyone. When you pay $400 for dinner waiters should be on top of things and the food warm/hot when it arrives.

T
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner was absolutely unbelievable. This is definitely at the top of my list!

US
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Food, service is always fabulous

DT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for an important client meeting and the service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was upscale.

P
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and the service as well as the food were outstanding as usual. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration and had amazing blackened swordfish! It is soooo good that I crave it ;)

F
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My guest and I both had the Scallop special, which was fantastic. The flavor was outstanding and we both thoroughly enjoyed the dish.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal, great service and awesome food

PD
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely Prix Fixe meal with superb service. Never been disappointed with Oceanaire!

CD
Fargo
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Impressive staff and delicious food.

MH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good waiters able to eat quick and stay on time

TB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Calamari and Walleye were overcooked - surprising in an upscale seafood shop.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I mostly enjoyed the experience at Oceanaire - the food was delicious (kudos to the chef) and I look forward to going back to try a few other menu items. I've been there before and the staff was very friendly and helpful, but on this occasion, they must have been having a bad day because they came across as very un-Minnesotan. Both of the host staff seemed dismissive and not overly attentive. I found their response to my request for clarification on something they said that was unclear/inaccurate somewhat condescending. Our server was effective but lacked warmth. Overall the experience was fine, but not exceptional.

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