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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

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.

50 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 333-2277

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available after 5pm for a fee of $10.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Wilson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

The Oceanaire Minneapolis is the ideal spot for your next event. We specialize in making any occasion– a business dinner, company function, birthday party, luncheon, or groom’s dinner– a unique and unforgettable experience with our ultra-fresh fare and superior service.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Good for a Date (68)
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Romantic (55)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Business Meals (47)
Notable Wine List (40)
Worth the Drive (37)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Fun (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Healthy (16)
Authentic (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Live Sports (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was incredible and the service was amazing! I was a little nervous to bring my two toddler nephews into such a lovely place but everyone was so kind. Even the manager, Nathan, stopped by to welcome us and interact with the kids. Thank you for an extraordinary dining experience.

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·Dined 6 days ago

As I had written to Oceanaire, we were there to celebrate my wifes birthday and the last meal one would not want messed up at our table, was messed up.

As a seafood restaurant, her fish was so overcooked it was hard (we ended up sharing mine). They did take her meal off our bill and the Mgr brought out chocolate martinis to go with a flame dessert. Both kind and generous offers, but in the end way too much sweets when we were there for my wifes favorite meal...fish.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We had planned this date night months in advance and made reservations for 7:30. When we arrived, we were told they were running behind schedule, 25 minutes later we finally got a table that was in the bar. It was very loud, so it was hard to have a conversation without feeling like we were yelling at each other. Our server was also a bartender and she was extremely busy, so the service was very slow. The food was amazing! It just wasn’t the dining experience we were expecting. My suggestion if you are making a reservation is to be asked to sit in the dining room, not the bar area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place, especially the attentive and professional bar tenders.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Have eaten here before and was very good but this last time the lobster was hard to eat food came out cold had to send back and one persons meal was forgotten about and had to ask for it.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrating two birthdays

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food all around, the scallops were perfectly cooked and the crab cakes are amazing. My son ordered the King Crab and enjoyed all 1 lbs. of them! The staff was outstanding and were extremely generous to crack the King Crab for my son. It's a bit pricy for seafood, but it was worth it for my wife's birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The main course came out Luke warm (swordfish). The side dish was brought out 15 minutes later. We were almost finished with the main meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They missed on everything on all levels I have never been so embarrassed for a restraunt

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything here is always outstanding. Highest quality food and truly a superlative experience. If you can go, treat yourself!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Every year during the holidays we have a special lunch at Oceanaire with our nieces. The food is great, and going there is a real treat. Our server was delightful and funny, and he offered good suggestions. The food is always spectacular, and this was no exception. The pureed squash soup with crab can improve any bad mood. We love Oceanaire.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

My wife and I had a fabulous anniversary dinner. Our server Kate was great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

First time dining at Oceanaire and I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I went for my 21st birthday, it was amazing!! My first time and I ordered the lobster (2LB) OMG!! To delicious, my guest loved it...

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Beautiful restaurant! I was slightly disappointed because I felt slightly forgotten about. I was dining on my own while traveling for business. The server was very friendly but I was always the last table to receive any service. Overall, it took almost 2 hours from the time I walked in to when I walked out. My salad alone took 20 minutes. I had to wait another 15 after I finished my salad for a medium rare petite filet. I ordered a second glass of wine and it didn't even come until after my meal was finished. The steak was melt in your mouth delicious - prepared exactly the way I love it. The seafood salad wasn't exactly what I wanted and I really only had 3 or 4 bites from it. The truffle mash was excellent. Next time I return, I will be sure not to go alone, hopefully that will garner more attention from my server. If you are a seafood lover, and steak for that matter, you should be very happy with your meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Superb food and ambiance. Service was good. Quite pricey realistically.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Have eaten here many times in the past at many different locations and I’ve had a good experience. This time our service was mediocre and the food was OK.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were a bit disappointed in the service. One meal came out cold. We were shorted on the oysters we ordered and one of our sides came out after we were half way done with our meals. The manager made it up to us and we left as happy customers. Good was great.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and we had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We drove a distance to have dinner at Oceanaire after hearing nothing but great things about the establishment. We made reservations early enough anticipating they would be busy during the time and day we were to attend. Upon our arrival we were told we’d still have a wait which was understandable as they were busy it appeared. Our seating and the ambiance however is what I’m most displeased with. We were sat in a separated section of the restaurant with our view obstructed by a large wine rack. Our other “view” was the lobby of whatever business the restaurant is connected to. We were in this room with a larger party that had kids in their party. We love children, we have several but the purpose of this night was to spend some alone time without our kids. The waitress was as pleasant as she could be however her time was most occupied by the larger party. We spent a decent amount of money at the end of the night for a very poor and less than mediocre experience.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Farah our server made the evening, I brought the gals for birthday dinner, Happy Birthday printed on menus, surprise (excellent) desert, excellent timely service. Scallops dynamite, swordfish and jumbo scampi were great. Grew up on the water in Miami eating fresh from Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic, dined at Joe's Stone Crabs may times, Legal Seafood in Boston, Pappadeaux in Phoenix. While not the same unique atmosphere as those I'd dine here again, just different, a more cosmopolitan but comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I miss the old oceanair. It was cozy and intimate. The location now feels like I was in a hotel restaurant. The food and service were great! But at the end of our meal (reservations were at 7:45 on a Saturday) they were moving the tables and setting up for Sunday brunch. With the cost of dinner and drinks, that really should not have been part of our atmosphere.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant was just average. The food was just ok but I thought it was over priced. Also I had requested a booth -- which they did not accommodate and seated us in the middle of the large dining room -- which I did not like at all.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was wonderful. If comfort food can have a light side, the monkfish and cranberry couscous would be it. My husband truly enjoyed his crab cake appetizer. Our server, Wendy, was attentive without being intrusive. She took care of our needs, provided us with a great wine selection and gave us long-time marrieds a chance to relax and enjoy our date night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Ordering food took nearly forty-five minutes with the waiter stopping by a number of times saying that he would be right back to us, but taking up to fifteen minutes to return. I initially ordered my filet medium-well, but the waiter did not recommend this preparation. I explained I order it this way to avoid being served a rare piece of meat. I relented and ordered medium. As can be seen in the attached photo, the filet was barely cooked (center was cold to the touch). I also ordered a bottle of wine to be delivered with the meal. The bottle arrived twenty minutes after the food was delivered. I chose not to accept my birthday dessert as I did not want to take any longer at the restaurant (we left after paying at 9:15 p.m. - two hours forty five minutes for an incomplete meal). Only received a two rating as appetizers were delivered promptly and tasted good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I went because of the special (3 course meal for 2 with bottle of wine for $60) but I will go back because it was good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good seafood at a price. Interesting combinations of ingredients and seasonings on the food. Our table was next to kitchen and made our experience less than optimal for the noise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing service and outstanding food, would definitely go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was awfully slow that night. You might be busy because of special deal, but it shouldn’t be that slow. We were there for about 2 hours.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Generally Oceanaire is very good. A couple of very disappointing courses this trip

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great seafood flown in daily. Great wine. Professional waiters/waitresses

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been wanting to visit Oceanaire for years, and finally found a very special occasion in which to do so. I was pleased with everything except the server who seemed to forget about our table half way through our visit. For which it was not very busy, as we chose an early dining time. Empty drink glasses on more than one occasion, and had to ask another server to find our server, so we could at least order dessert....haven finally given up on that last round of drinks. Most disappointing was the fact that the server ruined my meal. I am not exaggerating when I say the crab she attempted to remove from the shell for me was literally a pile of shredded crab meat. Of the 1.5 pounds of king crab that I ordered, there were only TWO full pieces the size of a pinky finger! Absolutely terrible. It was so disappointing that she single handedly ruined what should have been very nice meal. She needs training, or to ask another server for assistance in removing shells from food.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was very delicious, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone! It's definitely on the pricier side but you leave full and satifised. The dish if different veggies before the main course is spot on, pickle spears, black olives, carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers... very yummy, you also get a nice piece of sourdough. The staff is on point, water service is amazing my cup never emptied. The waiters really appreciate thier jobs and work for thier tips! The atmosphere is beautiful. Blue lights really set the tone.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Oceanaire is always fabulous and delicious! The service is excellent and they cater to your every need. Well done Oceanaire

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Cozy, Disabled Access, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Best. Meal and service ever. Tony was such a PRO waiter and the meal was delicious.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Noise level and music..terrible
Oyster shucker left shell chips in the oyster
Ordered king crab, Server cracked crab and put it on the plate... looked like it came out of a can when she was done....terrible!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a very busy night. Our server was running everywhere. Not sure how the tables
were divided amongst the serving staff. We were left sitting for quite awhile at one point
and our server kept saying how busy he was. We wanted to know why he paid attention to
many other tables and it seemed like we didn't matter as much. It was my husband's birthday and we weren't even offered the dessert menu - the server just brought us the worst baked
alaska with pumpkin ice cream without asking. It was a bummer.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Extremely overpriced, one kind crab leg dish 37$ and cheaply made. Never again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was a great restaurant, with excellent food. Costs what it should, service and quality are not inexpensive! Very busy as expected on a Friday night, but staff were still attentive to us, and we never waited long to request anything.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I came here for restaurant week ($35 for a 3-course meal). The wait staff is great and willing to give suggestions. Our waitress gave a great wine suggestion. The food is quite expensive especially when considering the portion size. The entree that I ordered (salmon with mashed potatoes) was smaller than my hand. For the appetizer I ordered the oysters and they only gave two, but they were delicious. Dessert was a brownie that was bigger than the entree and appetizer combined. Overall, if I had lots of extra money, this restaurant would be great. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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