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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

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (48)
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Romantic (45)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Business Meals (34)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (14)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (3)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and atmosphere was superb, the service excellent.

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·Dined 2 days ago

$200 for 2 people the mashed potatoes asparagus was cold & the crab legs came out & it too 10mins for waiter to table side deschell the legs by then everything was cold my wife's lobster was under cooked & our waiter didn't even come back & ask how the food was horrible experience & a waste of $200 I would of rather eat long john silvers. We had Ruth Chris's the night before there food was amazing & only $180 for 2

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Always love coming to Oceanaire. It is our anniversary spot and we always have an amazing time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Food, Great Service, We always dine a Oceanaire when we are in Mpls..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I came here for Valentines Day, and it was an amazing experience. The king crab was perfect, the ambiance was great. I had never been, but will be coming back soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Still love the old location more--had better ambiance, more classy. Food not up to the usual high standard for Oceanaire, our ceviche had some calamari that was really tough/rubbery and was paired with walleye (strange combo), and our seared tuna from Hawaii did not seem fresh--was fishy and had a mushy texture. Excellent, friendly service though.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was a bit slow but it was busy. Felt like they crammed extra tables into the restaurant

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure to see the staff and enjoy the beautiful delicious food. Nate and Brad and Geo and Dan are simply the best! !!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Never go here on Valentine's day. We had reservations at 10pm, they didn't seat us until 11. They overbooked and were behind by an hour. They should be embarrassed, considering this is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. We were there from 10pm-1215am because of the service. Just outright a bad experience.

The food was good, but definitely not worth paying that much to wait that long.
The odds that we come back anytime soon are little, it will for sure not be on a holiday.
The hostess was also kind of rude to everyone and didn't seem to care that they were an hour behind.

The only reason we waited was because we had a $100 dollar giftcard, which looking back we should have left anyways and came back another day.

You should be embarrassed to call yourself an upscale restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

It’s was great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation and still were made to wait 40 minutes before we were seated. Food was good but very spendy (and slightly overrated). Dining was very crowded and loud. Maybe it was just a crazy night for them...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place. We like it a lot. Me and my wife go to a different restaurant. Ever two weeks around the metro.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

My reservation was at 8:00pm I didn’t get a table until a half an hour later and food an hour later. After waiting so long I was brought out the wrong entree and was trying to be persuaded to go with the wrong entree on Valentine’s Day food was mediocre the restaurant’s ambiance is very nice though

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing service, atmosphere is great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed it

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation, but still had to wait 30 minutes. Very expensive--way more than better alternatives. Service was fine. Food was fine.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I dined here for Valentine's Day. Prior to the reservation, I called twice to ask if there would be a menu specifically for that day, and each time I was told that there would not be. Come Valentine's Day, we sit down and are handed a completely different menu than what I saw online when I booked. Our server Kate did her best to help us pick out our meals - Crab Cakes that were nearly cold when I received them and a steak that was grossly under cooked for medium-well - and Kate was probably the only good thing about our experience here. If I had the choice I would go back and book somewhere else. It was ridiculously overpriced for the portion size and the quality of food. I would not choose to dine here ever again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

It was amazing, the waitress was amazing and super friendly. The food was the best. We had the best table in the whole restaurant on valentine’s. The drinks where very good
As well. The price on the food was higher than normal. I assume it was because it was Valentine’s Day. So the prices fluctuates, depending on if it’s a holiday. Besides that it was wonderful. One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Our reservation got goofed up but the staff was exceptional at finding us a new table within a decent about of time!! ...And The Oceanaire martini was superb :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a very good seafood restaurant - perhaps the best in the Twin Cities. But while the menu is impressive and the quality of ingredients (including cocktails) is first rate, the fish here can be a bit... basic. You'll still have an amazing experience if you eat here. But at $$$$ for two with drinks, you may not find yourself coming back here very often.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and the crab cakes were outstanding!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a 7 pm reservation. The first two items we ordered were out. So we had to basically start over on what we wanted for dinner.
Kind of ruined the mood.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered the octopus and got mussels with two small pieces of octopus.
Plus the prices are way to high. Never come back again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was to die for . the waitress was wonderful and explained all the foods .

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food outstanding! Table was 25 minutes late. Then drinks took 15 minutes while we were standing. Once we were seated it was great as usual!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall, it’s a wonderful place that we visit often. I guess only minus was them charging us for a desert we never ordered. We mentioned that we’re celebrating a birthday, so when waitresses brought a desert we assumed it’s one of those special perks from a restaurant. It was pretty disappointing to see that they actually charged us for it.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food and service. We had a party of ten for a special birthday dinner. It was an outstanding dining experience and we look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome food and service

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fresh, fresh seafood! I recommend Oceanaire to any seafood lover. Wine list has many quality choices. Our hostess, waiter and table bus person were all smiles and accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had an 11:30pm reservation after the Super
Bowl. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I was able to get a full Vegan meal without any issues and it was huge and delicious. My husband really enjoyed his NE Clam
Chowder and scallops. Thank goodness it was open late for us and thank goodness they were patient with us jubilant and old Eagles fans.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went after the super bowl and the food and wine was exceptional to say the least. In addition the service was spot on and we didn’t sit down till 11:15 pm
Great food

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very disappointing experience on Super Bowl Sunday. We have always had great experiences and food at Oceanaire in the past so hopefully this is not the norm. We wanted to grab lunch before the game and I confirmed with the restaurant on Facebook that it would be the lunch menu. I didn’t want to eat a full dinner before going to the game. I was told it was the lunch menu but not informed that the “lunch” menu was actually the same as the dinner menu for the whole weekend. We had the shrimp and grits app which was good but the clam chowder, lobster bisque and Caesar salad (closest options to lunch) were all bland. Definitely not a $100 meal and the waitress paid no attention to us after we said we were just there for lunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our service was top notch, i believe her name was Tamara. She was an expert on the menu and was patient with our food allergies.

Every dish was exceptional!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great! Go Eagles!!!🦅🦅🦅

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took sooooooo long to get salad then after we got salads the steaks came more than 45 minutes later. It was horrible. Then, my steak as absolutely raw. We got up and leftn

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A busy night for Super Bowl weekend. The seating staff seemed disorganized and the wait was far too long (even with a reservation) but things went pretty smoothly once we were seated. Food was very good as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a great time at the Oceanaire. You always make our visits so special. From Emma’s parents.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Prices were jacked up for Super Bowl. Outrageous pricing. Serving lunch but not staffed. Took hours

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A lot of peaple recommended us this restaurant, but our experience there was far away from pleasant. They seated us 35 min after the reservation time (the hostess was in a very bad mood). It took them 30 min to bring us the soup and they “forgot”about the main entree. The waitress never came to let us know what was happening. She was sitting in a table behind with other customers chatting and laughing. After 45 min (after we finished the soup) finally we were able to catch another waitress and ask for the check and cancel the rest of the order. The manager came to apologize and brought us the food (we returned the food) .We decided to leave...but to be honest we are very dissapointed with the service....They just charge for the drinks (not the soup)

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great, beautiful restaurant, great service!!!

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