Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis
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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.
Phil, our server, took amazing care of me, my sister, and our mom! Thank you, Phil!!!!
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.
Anniversary Dinner was absolutely unbelievable. This is definitely at the top of my list!
Fabulous as always. Food, service is always fabulous
I was there for an important client meeting and the service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was upscale.
We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary and the service as well as the food were outstanding as usual. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Went for a birthday celebration and had amazing blackened swordfish! It is soooo good that I crave it ;)
My guest and I both had the Scallop special, which was fantastic. The flavor was outstanding and we both thoroughly enjoyed the dish.
Great deal, great service and awesome food
We had a lovely Prix Fixe meal with superb service. Never been disappointed with Oceanaire!
Wonderful ambiance. Impressive staff and delicious food.
Great food good waiters able to eat quick and stay on time
Calamari and Walleye were overcooked - surprising in an upscale seafood shop.
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.
Our waiter Phil was wonderful. Food and service was great. Will be back for sure.
The service was spectacular!! The waiter was great with communication.
Always a great place to dine. Our favorite place in Minneapolis.
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
Absolutely outstanding service!!!! And food!!! What a delicious choice of variety!!! Loved it very much!!!
Highly recommend the Oceanaire in Minneapolis. Great service and food choices were outstanding
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!!!
Very fun birthday celebration. the wait staff kind of disappeared around dessert time but otherwise it was exceptional
Amazing halibut, crab cakes and wine!! Wonderful place for celebrating!
We had a great experience at Oceanaire. The food was delicious and our waitress was very welcoming. We will definitely come back again.
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
Had a nice dinner with family and friends! Waitress was amazin!
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.
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
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.
It was fine but I prefer the happy hour over dinner.
Great place for a Birthday dinner for my son, food was excellent!! Everyone was pleased which is difficult to do for my crew.
Excellent dinner as always! We make it a must do every time we visit MSP.
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.
Good food, nice atmosphere friendly staff