Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our special day even more wonderful!

CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

GD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

US
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
25 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.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Phil was wonderful. Food and service was great. Will be back for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular!! The waiter was great with communication.

W
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine. Our favorite place in Minneapolis.

WM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Both of my lobster tails were overcooked. They were stuck and I mean stuck to their shells. Outer layer of the tails remained attached to the shell. Maybe under a warming lamp too long. Also very little flavor to them. My wife ordered the same thing and they were fine. Manhattan came with no cherries, bing or otherwise. I had to order them separately. Other than my entree being not up or even close to par, the place was fine. Great server, old school touch of a relish tray with pickles, olives and veggies. Nice ambience, just not worth what it costs. Especially considering the reputation

K
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding service!!!! And food!!! What a delicious choice of variety!!! Loved it very much!!!

L
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Oceanaire in Minneapolis. Great service and food choices were outstanding

AK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an over-the-top experience where elite service and 5-star foods win out. We loved every moment and look forward to our next visit!!!

BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very fun birthday celebration. the wait staff kind of disappeared around dessert time but otherwise it was exceptional

NN
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing halibut, crab cakes and wine!! Wonderful place for celebrating!

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Oceanaire. The food was delicious and our waitress was very welcoming. We will definitely come back again.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Chuck, was very helpful and polite! The food was outstanding. Our fish was tender and the desserts were great! (First time trying bread pudding- definitely recommend it if you like French toast!) The oceanaire has the best crab cakes in Minneapolis; totally worth the money

MF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner with family and friends! Waitress was amazin!

S
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We arrived at 7pm and were crammed in a large room full of shouting adults and children under glaring lights when there were tables and booths in another area that sat mostly empty and quiet. That's why this review got 3 stars. Three of our group ordered fish from the restaurant week menu and were happy, the fourth ordered flank steak that was flavorful but too tough to chew. No offer was made to rectify the bad steak.

C
Denver
170 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, Service was far beyond my expectations! Our waiter had a great suggestion to pick multiple entrees and share - only complaint I would have is don’t get the regular Halibut get the special one — reg was too dry

MK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

FF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice meal with my husband. Server was congenial and helpful. Food was very good. Lobster tails were slightly underdone. Bacon around monkfish was burnt to a crisp but monkfish was done just right. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent. Took a while for the food to be delivered.

AT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch!

JH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was fine but I prefer the happy hour over dinner.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Birthday dinner for my son, food was excellent!! Everyone was pleased which is difficult to do for my crew.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday

MW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always! We make it a must do every time we visit MSP.

a
Minneapolis
103 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Arrived early for our reservation, so sat in the bar to wait. Hoped they could seat us earlier, but waited a very long time. We finally decided to just eat in the bar, but when we went to tell them, all of a sudden there was a booth waiting for us. I had mentioned it was our anniversary and they did print Happy Anniversary on the menu, but I was hoping for maybe a complimentary dessert, which most places offer, but no such luck. Atmosphere was really nice, but disappointed with what we ordered. Would try something else next time.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere friendly staff

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