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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

4.7
4.7
6708 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 333-2277
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Scott Nielsen
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Bridget Grengs: (855) 694-7047
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 6,708 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for fine wines

6,708 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a great time with my friends there. We had great service from the waiter; however, I am still there for the meal. I was not impress with my meal. My steak was too dry, my friens who ordered it felt the same way too.

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  2. MarliesN

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, food and service were great. Escargot, stuffed shrimp, and lobster rolls were wonderful. Was our 25th anniversary - and our 2 menus each had a Happy 25th Anniversary headline - nice touch for remembering the special occasion.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender was rude, and even walked away before I was done and made the wrong drink. The waiter more than made up for it and was extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the Sea and Sky (duck breast & scallops) and it was cooked perfectly. Definitely will be back again.

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  4. Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Crab Cake in town. Top notch service.

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  5. PaulM

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had not been to new location. food just as good and the new digs are WAY BETTER. cant wait to eat there in the summer and sit outside.

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  6. denigirl

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my first time visiting the Oceanaire at its new location on Hennepin Ave. It was fantastic! Everything we loved at the old locale, but better. I felt like I was dining on a cruise ship; the style and vibe of the place is excellent. And the food - the food is fabulous!!! Also, the wait staff take time to explain the menu and cater it to your tastes - they are so attentive. You will pay a little more to go here, but it is worth every penny. Every bite is delicious and satisfying, and you feel as you've been taken care of. I highly recommend for a date night or a night out with friends. You won't be disappointed!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    John our server was impeccable...the food was everything he promised and more. We were celebrating Valentines Day, but watching the family with a little girl a few tables over, I knew that this restaurant catered to all patrons celebrating the everyday as a special event. We cant wait to return and try Happy Hour so we can eat more! Thanks again John!

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  8. tastetest

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance needs work. It looks like a chain restaurant trying to be high end. So if you’re looking for a romantic dinner I would say look somewhere else. Everything else is great and if you like seafood I would highly recommend it. Expect to pay $50-$100 per person.

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  9. BarbaraW

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was impeccable. The happy hour is truly a bargain for great food. The only real drawback was the level of noise in the restaurant and the bar area as well. But truly a worthy restaurant with exceptional food.

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  10. walkerbryent

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was ok, could have been better if I did not keep trying to chew on something that was hard like a rock. Found two white papules in my food as I was chewing, but the wait staff was so accommodating that I just let it was. Lisa was our server and she is awesome and knowledgeable. Thanks Lisa for everything!!!!!

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  11. JJdine

    Minneapolis

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Best seafood in the country. Always prepared just right.

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  12. Bethy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, and service was great. This is definitely a great place to go for a special occasion due to high prices!

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  13. CSJR

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We expected something special for Valentines Day and we certainly got it. Tequila lime ceviche, duck breast and scallops, crab legs poached in butter sauce, and a shared side of bacon au gratin potatoes. Perfect on all counts. We were too full for dessert but enjoyed watching others have the flaming Baked Alaska presentation. We did get a V Day gift of cotton candy from the chef. Service was perfect too. It's a bit pricey but definitely not all that bad and a good value. I like to shake things up in terms of what to do for special days, but this was so good I could see making it an annual tradition - cuz that's romantic too! Thanks for a lovely evening.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience, although food a bit overpriced.

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  15. DebbieM

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server recommended blackened mahi mahi with blue cheese and carmelized onions and it was so salty that we could not finish it. We miss the ambiance of the old Oceanaiare...it was much more of an experience to be at the old location than the new location, just something about it was more quaint and relaxing.

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  16. BigJohn

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulously prepared seafood and veggies. Romantic setting. Spendy.

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  17. vivian

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for Valentines Day, after reading some of the reviews was a little nervous to celebrate there. The food was over the top outstanding. The service was the best I have ever experience. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and personable. I would say it was the best dining experience ever. The food was dynomite and fresh fresh fresh! Definnitly a wonderful dining experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Much much better than about a yr or so ago. Food was really on and our waiter, doug, I think really went out of his to please. Noise from business groups can be a problem if your just couple out for dinner so ask for quieter area.

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  19. Inkmahm

    Milwaukee

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband's favorite fish in the world is the arctic char at Oceanaire in Minneapolis. He had this for dinner again last night and it was just as good as he remembered it. I had the golden Alaska King Crab. It was also very good. The best part was having it taken out of the shell for me.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Overrall, the food is great and the service outstanding! Howevere, the physical size and ambiance of the resturant has alot to be desired! It's way to small and tight and takes away from the overrall dining experience. They truly need to expand and spreadout the tables. Need to do a better job of separating the bar area from the dining area.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I drove from Wisconsin for this place and it was worth every penny. Our server, Jessica, was completely knowledgeable of the entire menu and recommended some great things that we had never tried and LOVED! She was great and we recommend her and the restaurant for any occasion.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. The support staff and manager were very attentive. The waiter was not quite as attentive but it allowed for a long lazy meal. Would definitely go back.

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  23. MaiX

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! I would definitely go back. Our waitress was nice and very helpful.

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  24. DanS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an enjoyable time at Oceanaire. The food was excellent and we had a nice bottle of wine. I had swordfish and my wife had Mahi Mahi. There is nothing special here about the service and the ambiance so we would have to be enticed to choose Oceanaire again over some of the other local seafood restaurants giving the price point.

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  25. SteveC

    Key West

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, but turn off your hearing aids....wow it was noisy. Service was great too. Very neat decor too.

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  26. Camille

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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  27. BobH

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the place for a conversation. Noise level a major distraction

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  28. MNP1

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the best seafood in town and excellent salads, soups and side dishes.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2013

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an early business lunch as my office in the same building . Heard allot if hype about Oceanaire . Waitress was slow and kept talking to bartender as we were one of the early guests there. She took away our bread and vegetable tray before we wee done with it and had to ask for another one which age again took away too soon !!

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  30. brunch

    Minneapolis

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive! Waiter was sufficient but not really very good or attentive. Valet parking option is nice. Fish was good but just too pricey.

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  31. SolidDining

    Minneapolis

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, great lunch deals, very classy that they gave the birthdays in our group a free dessert. We'll definitely retunr!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Oceanaire is consistantly good -- and was on this occasion. Service can be less than attentive on occasion -- but overall no big deal. Still the best seafood in town.

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  33. Cindy

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good. Our waiter Jim was very knowledgable, gave us good suggestions and even parted out our lobster for us so we didn't have to deal with the mess. We are ready to go back soon!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Ricardo was fabulous. Even though there were 8 of us he took his time and gave us all a lot of attention. He made us feel important and like he wanted us to really enjoy our food. I would definitely refer others to your resturant. The bar tender who served us was very nice as well. He was very informative about the wines and let us taste before making a decision. The whole evening was special. It was my 60th birthday and quite memorable.

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  35. IMunhappy

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent.

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  36. Colleen

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For not being a seafood fan, I really enjoyed all of the food! We started off with crab cakes and calamari, (but the vegetables underneath the calamari were even better.) We tried both the Lobster Bisque and New England Clam Chowder which were very tasty, the clam chowder being spectacular! I asked our waiter for recommendations for the main course and choose a swordfish with a blackened seasoning which was phenomenal! The side dishes were great, but not really needed as you also get the wonderfully warm bread and veggie tray. Of course, we all split the carrot cake at the end and felt like we were taking most of it home. The new location was great, easy to find and very comfortable.

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  37. CraigL

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The new location brings with it an update to your Dad's seafood restaurant. The gap once felt between it and places like Sea Change has narrowed significantly. The raw items were particularly delicious. The cocktail sauce accompanying the shrimp cocktail was superb and the tuna poke was wonderfully balanced and spicy. The crab cake and chowder harkened back to the old fashioned seafood joints, but both were satisfying. I appreciated the lightly cooked King Salmon and the hard sear on the scallops. We had always stayed away from any version of Poutine, but we decided to try the lobster Poutine and were absolutely blown away! We gorged ourselves on this decadent sidedish, which actually overshadowed our entrees.

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  38. Downtowner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My 92 year old aunt and myself got together for a luncheon on Friday, February 1 at Oceanaire. Both of us love lobster and the grilled cheese sandwich with cheese was recommended to us and the flavor was great and our sandwiches were hot. Both of our soups were only lukewarm and my aunt's coffee was not hot enough to please her. Our waiter rapidly responded to our requests for hot cups of coffee but apparently he never heard our requests for hot soup. Our soup was never reheated but over-all the soup and sandwiches were great. For dessert our waiter recommended the Baked Alaska which he flamed at our table. It was tasty and fun to have a flaming dessert. We will both go back at some time in the future.

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  39. Eddie

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with large group back in January. Great service and food was excellent. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner.

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  40. rwsg

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2013

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb layout of the room and great ambiance. food was great as usual

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis using the Order Online button. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 333-2277.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 6708 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Google Map for Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

50 S Sixth St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Nielsen
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 333-2277
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Bridget Grengs: (855) 694-7047
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