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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.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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Valet Parking is available after 5pm for a fee of $10.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews
King crab legs were very tasty and appreciated having them cracked and serving only the crab meat. Asparagus was a great combination and enjoyed the banana cream pie for dessert. My husband raved about the swordfish.
Service was very prompt and helpful. Atmosphere is somewhat unique with a blue ambiance. Especially liked sitting in one of the comfortable booths.
Hello. I feel the experience I had at oceanaire was underwhelming. Our server Aiden was very engaged and took care of us well. Being it a holiday everything was a little slower, and that was ok.
However, they were 20-25 minutes behind on reservations. If I was 20-25 minutes late I would have lost my reservation and been charged $100 for a NCNS. When we were sat the table was set for the wrong amount of people. Anyway, none of this was going to ruin my evening. I had a beautiful date, a friend in town from Boston and a friend from San Francisco.
My date and I shared a few different foods. The lobster cake was delicious and cooked well. The Monk fish was cooked beautifully but the potatoes were over whipped and not enough truffle oil.
We also ordered the scallops per the recommendation of our server. We then added the dynamite enrichment. The scallops had enough grit on them to refresh the beaches of the Mississippi River. It was extremely gritty. Oh well.
The key lime pie comes from a box and tastes as such.
Overall not impressed but we still had a lovely evening. The service carried the meal.
This was our annual New Years Eve dinner. I would have given 5 stars if it was not for being called 2 days prior asking for my credit card number to hold the table and being told that I would be charged a $100 if I did not show. I made this reservation almost 2 months prior so obviously I was intending to show. I found it very unprofessional and tacky that they would call 2 days prior asking for a credit card number. I spoke with the manager and he stated that this was their policy for New Years Eve. I said that should have been taken care off and stated at the time I made the reservations. I have dined here several times in the past and always had a great experience but that phone call really rubbed me the wrong way. That is not the way to treat customers.
We had reservations at 8:30 pm. Didn’t get seated until slightly after 9:00 pm. I ordered a small salad for an appetizer, and that took forever to make. I even had to ask my server where the salad was. And to top it off, for my main course, I ordered a “New York” strip with Foie gras as a topping with a side of Lobster Mac and Cheese. After much time has passed, a lesser cut sirloin steak came out. And since over an hour had gone by from the time we got seated to the time I was presented with the steak I didn’t order, it was time to leave since we had reservations at another event. So I paid for my 2 beverages and appetizer (still included a tip), and left. The manager did come over and apologized by removing the wrong type of steak from the bill. However, I never got the steak I ordered, so the steak should have been removed from the bill to begin with.
friendly service staff, great fresh tasting seafood! Way too noisy for a relaxing dinner if the music wasn’t so loud— people would not have to speak so loudly to be heard by the person sitting next to one another and maybe stay for another glass of wine and dessert
I decided to take my 10 year old daughter out for NYE this year. The valet was wonderful. He opened my daughter's door as she was on the street side and escorted her to the sidewalk.
Upon entering we were promptly greeted and our coats taken. The restaurant was already full for NYE. It was not loud but not quiet either. The dining area is simply a large room. It looked lovely as there were balloons everywhere for decoration. Our waiter was prompt and friendly. We ordered a Shirley Temple and a Pellegrino. It took quite some time. I knew what I was getting my daughter but for me I wish I'd had help. The prices were inflated for the holiday which was a bummer as they are already so high. We ordered the Char, king crab leg, and an appetizer of the lobster cakes.
The cakes came with the sauce on the plate, tho I ask it to be on the side. Luckily she loved it. They were outstanding. The green goddess sauce was superb.
The Char came and whoops it is beyond gigantic. Our waiter was awesome. He made a whole show out of beheading and opening the fish for my daughter. She loved every minute. The fish is delicious but a little softer than Salmon. Kinda mushy to me but she loved it. She ate about half. The king crab was pretty good. There was some of that weird foam on it that makes it taste awful in places so I didn't eat it all. The truffle mashed potatoes were gross but the creamed corn was amazing.
We had the half size baked Alaska for dessert. It was candy cane flavor and gross. But they lit it afire at the table and my daughter loved it.
All in all it was pretty good. Drinks were never refilled tho he said he would. Just kept forgetting I guess. It was very expensive ($212 with tip) and that's without any alcohol.
Hate to say it but I would not return. It just wasn't really worth the expense. My daughter loved it but I was just not that impressed.
This was the second time we visited Oceanaire. The first time, roughly 4 months ago was phenomenal. Absolutely THE BEST waitress we've ever experienced ANYWHERE. Everything about the experience was over the top.
Last weekend however was marginal. We were early for our reservations so decided to have a cocktail in the bar. Music was too loud to have a decent conversation. Football games were on TV's which was nice, but with music so loud very difficult to follow. Gin and tonic was weak. I wanted the Perfect GNT but got a regular GNT instead... We were the only 4 seated at the bar at the time. 3:40 p.m.
On to dinner. Our reservations were at 4:00. I understand New Years Eve is a crazy time but there weren't a whole lot of customers in the restaurant. Service was slow. We had to ask for a bread serving to start. Water came late. Drinks came later than late. I had to ask the server what the specials were and if she could recommend any pairings. Appetizer (calamari) seemed small compared to last visit and didn't have the peppers included as we remembered from prior visit. When main course did come, we all agreed that after 2-3 bites the food was cold. Creamed corn was a let down. We waited about 10 minutes at end of meal for our coffee to make it to the table.
In summary, I would consider going back but for SURE NEVER during a holiday or special event - and most definitely not during Super Bowl week. Too much outlay for marginal experience.
The service started out great. The portions for the sides and salad were good. The main coarse portions were very small on the seafood. The steak was way to chewy. When mentioned to the waiter that the reason we didn't want a box was because i couldn't chew the steak he didnt even acknowledge us. Service from there was poor.
Went here on Saturday night service and drinks were amazing. Server told us it was the number one seafood place in the state. Worst seafood I've ever had didn't taste fresh after soup and crab cakes changed our mind and got steak for fear of disliking more items. Added shrimp and scallops and once again completely disappointed. With tip 300.00 dinner, will never return and will gladly spend that at a different restaurant. Do not recommend dining there.
The atmosphere at this new location is nothing compared to the last venue. It was too open, and not intimate like before. It was loud and distracting. The best part about the food was the wine and the cheese on the Caesar salad. Both things they bought versus made. The hash browns were burnt . We were so disappointed because this used to be amazing and the place that I would ask to go to. It is no longer on our list. Bummer!!
We usually have a great meal at Oceanaire, as we did just ten days ago.
Unfortunatly this time was not so great. The service is always first-rate.
My food was excellent. My wife's steak was not; if I could figure it out, it seemed that it was, perhaps, redone. The noise level, usually loud, was ear splitting. With the tables so close together, we had to lower our heads, bent over and talk to each other to be heard.
Food and service were very good. The filets and crab cakes, chicken fried lobster and mixed seafood grill ddidnt disappoint. The truffled whipped potatoes and creamed corn were great. The only disappointment was the lobster mac n cheese, nobody at the table liked it.
Starting with $18 for a mere one inch square four gras appetizer, proceeding to very jacked up wine prices (example: a Ravenswood Teldesci 2010 we pay $30 for at a wine store but were charged $ 95 )and adding $12+ for potatoe or veggie since my steelhead trout came alone on the plate covered with so much pepper that my mouth burned makes us feel ripped off. Oysters Rockafeller and scampi on over cooked angel hair pasta were acceptable. Thoughtful maitre'd, waitress and busboys though.
My husband and I had the crab claw appetizer and it was very good. For entrees, he had seared Guatamal Mahi Mahi Puttanesca and I had the Dover sole. Both dishes were very pleasing and our creamed corn side was good. Dessert was a deconstructed banana cream pie and it was the best we’ve had. Caramelized bananas and homemade nilla wafer crust!
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