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.View Private Dining Details
We were a group of 6 and had a great time at Oceanaire- MPLS. Our waitress was very friendly, had great knowledge of the menu and was able to describe the food well and provide advice. The décor was colorful and elegant. The food was very good and fresh. Not one in our group disliked their meal. We would definitely return.
Awful service was the only thing that was consistent. It took 15 minutes to be seated, when we had a reservation. The server was not equipped or supported enough to handle a party of 10.
All in all, I wouldn’t go back, and I have had many good experiences in the past.
Amazing food, favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. Perfect for date night
Chuck and other staff were fantastic, friendly and made excellent recommendations. Wonderful that they were open during the spring snow blizzard.
Always a great meal at Oceanairre! Paired with great service, all good.....
Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Great food. Tamera provided outstanding service great recommendations for appetizers and sides. I am a very critical diner and this was 5 stars all around. Fresh fresh fresh, great preparations. Crab cakes, creamed corn, octopus, big eye tuna and halibut all to die for.
Overall one of the best times We’ve had in years! Our server was off the charts awesome and the food was delicious, fresh and full of flavor!
Very good food and service! Loved it all
We were celebrating our anniversary and they pulled out all the stops. The swordfish prepared black and blue was life changing. We had the opportunity to work with Justin and he was tremendous. Great wine, great food, great service
Our biggest complaint was that the service was pretty crummy. It seems that if you are not a party of six or more here, no one pays attention to you. It was just my husband and myself and our server was barely present to us.
Food and service was outstanding. Chuck our waiter was top notch. Bravo to Oceanaire staff.
Excellent meal on Easter Sunday... from the wine to appetizers, raw oysters to the entree and finish with desert... 5 stars. Service was attentive, yet not over-bearing.
Definitely will come back! It's an experience!
Easter brunch was fantastic. Great options on the menu along with fabulous service. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Had a lovely meal. Our server Wendie was exceptional. The food was really great!
The waitress was very nice and attentive. The water and bread person was very rude and intrusive during our meal. He never said excuse me, never asked are you finished before taking a plate, and expected us to reuse flatware between courses as if we were eating at a dinner, not at a fine dining restaurant.
The shrimp and grits was very salty. My son’s chicken fried lobster and grits was very salty. My main course was without seasoning. We were disappointed with the food and the service.
What a great atmosphere! The food and beverages were super!
This place always comes through & is a family favorite...plus we found Lisa!! She is special!!
I ordered the seafood chop salad, very good. My companion ordered the fish & chips and they looked amazing!
Although the service was a little bit slow, it was very friendly and responsive service. All ten in the party enjoyed everything from their apps to their desserts. We will return for future group business dinnners.
Outstanding dinner at Oceanaire!! This has become a special occasion place for us and it was exceptional on our most recent visit. The calamari was fried perfectly, crab cakes and swordfish were delicious. So happy to see an espresso martini on the menu, and I was even able to get whip cream for it, it was fabulous!!! Chuck provided outstanding service!
I have eaten here several times, usually at lunch and normally love it, but this was a special occasion. We had visitors from out of town, and I wanted to impress them. I was so incredibly disappointed. Our server was either slow or over worked. We were there for an hour before he even took our food order. A lot of the time were were just sitting there, staring straight ahead, drinks empty. Eventually we got our food, the whole process took 3 hours. I was totally embarrassed, I had told our guests what a great place this was. I actually thought about just getting up and walking out, I wish I would have done that. I didn't want to make a big deal out of it.
Great service, great food!
We were in Minneapolis for my best friends birthday. The Oceanaire went above and beyond to make her, and our entire group feel special. The restaurant printed a special menu for us and the manager even came to our table and spoke with us to thank us for choosing to celebrate with them.
Our table had the crab cakes, mixed grill platter and lobster lovers three course entree. Everything was done to perfection. My mom said the crab cakes were the best she’s ever had. The scallops were unbelievable! I would definitely recommend any of these entrees. Also a huge shoutout to our server, Tiffany. She was so wonderful it really can’t be put into words.
Our server was amazing! I don't remember her name but she had awesome Channel earrings. She made the evening great.
Brad was total rockstar enjoyed the meal
Always great food and service!
Celebrating our mother’s 80th birthday and couldn’t have picked a better place. Great table. Our service was excellent, Aaron is absolutely a server I would request when going back!
Really great food!
Server Douglas was phenomenal. We started with a variety of 16 wonderful raw oysters. We followed his recommendations for crab cake appetizer, scallops meal w crab cake extra topping, and the blackened marlin w blue cheese topping. He made the birthday celebration very special for us, and everyone that worked there made us feel important. We were in awe of how delicious everything was. THANK YOU DOUGLAS, you are the best.
We celebrated our daughter’s 11th birthday and from start to finish the night was very special. Our server printed menus wishing her a happy birthday. The raw bar oysters were delicious. We were well cared for the entire evening with refills, crudités and bread. The crowning touch was the flaming baked Alaska. Our daughter felt celebrated. We loved the shrimp scampi, tuna and mixed shellfish grill. The night was amazing.
This is our go-to for special occasions. The staff always makes us feel like we are the most important customers there, and the food is just wonderful.
It was my birthday and they did a wonderful job
Always a good time with friends at the Oceanaire!! Never been disappointed!!
We dined for my grandson's 12th birthday. We often go on his birthday and Oceanaire makes it special--name on menu, baked Alaska. We love the food and the service.
Our experience was top-notch from the moment we walked in. Our waiter was fabulous, well knowledged on the menu and specials. He offered great suggestions when we were undecided. This was our first time there and honestly don’t know why we waited so long. We’ll definitely be going back.
If you want good quality seafood in a relaxing atmosphere this is perfect. We brought my mother-in-law here for her birthday. They had special bday menus and dessert for her. Very delightful in food and experience.
1st Class, top notch, our go to restaurant for all our special occasions.
Excellent service. Exceptional Food! It was a great dining experience.
Oceanaire was a hit! Service was excellent, food was SO good, we had chilled shellfish, seared tuna, and a filet - the steak rivaled Manny's. Great experience, we will be back!