Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego

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Seafood
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.
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

RP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. The food is so fresh and delicious.

DV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood experience with a tasty menu and great ambiance. I will definitely return on my next trip to San Diego.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food was just ok. Definitely not worth the price

2
San Diego
192 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed delicious Black & BLUE Salmon and Black & Blue Tuns entrees! Service was great!

R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The ambiance was much better on a rainy Monday than on a summer weekend. The Oceanaire is a must whenever we are in San Diego or Minneapolis.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is arguably the best seafood restaurant in San Diego. Always amazing chef specials and always super fresh. I love Oceanaire.

DD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Way over-priced for quality of food. House salad was like eating lettuce without dressing. Main dish sauces were both way too salty. Creme brûlée was like eating pumpkin pie, nothing special.

k
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amy was an awesome server! Thank you!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was beautifully presented but the service was horrific for a 600.00 meal. Seth was extremely kind and friendly but dinner lasted 4 hours due to such poor service. Not enough servers or buss people. Appetizer plates were collecting dust and our main order was not taken until 30 minutes after appetizers were finished. Seth was apologetic but it was still disappointing. My dinner was cooked well but was served slightly warm at best. Room temperature scallops and lobster and shrimp are still great but dinner should be served hot. This tells me food is sitting awhile before runners bring it out. It was our first and last time at Oceanaire. We normally dine at Ruth’s Chris and as many times as we have been there, we have never had a poor meal or a cold meal or poor service. Not nearly as many seafood selections there, but what good does the variety do if it can’t be served hot and timely. Perhaps it was an off night for Oceanaire, but they will not get my 600.00 again.

PW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! While this is a "seafood" restaurant, I don't eat seafood; however, thoroughly loved the filet! Sooo flavorful and tender! My husband devoured his seafood and loved it as well! Great night out for his birthday! Excellent service, special experience!

C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!!!

TH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Our server, Seth, was extremely knowledgable, accommodating and friendly with our large party. The manager, Chris, was attentive and made sure to check on us. The food was out of this world! Large portions and excellent quality. Seth provided great recommendations and we all loved the bacon hash brown side dish.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriends birthday and had a hell of a time! We are in the service industry ourselves, and this restaurant knows service! Not only was our server very attentive but other servers around our table helped too. Great oyster recommendations, great enrichment recommendations, great touch with the printed menu wishing my boyfriend a happy birthday. Overall fabulous experience.

TD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food with some innovative specials. We loved the visit here. It's a bit pricey so it felt like a special occasion restaurant.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server Justin was awesome. Had lots of fun and enjoyed food very much!!

AB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great Service

RJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food! excellent pricing, comfortably room, friendly staff
Seth is great!

MV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit to the Oceanaire Seafood Room and it always lives up to my expectations. Fabulous food offerings. My husband had crab legs and my daughter enjoyed lobster tails thermador. The food came to the table hot and seasoned to perfection. I highly recommend a nice evening out at this fine establishment.

NB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner!
We were a large corporate party and could not have been happier!
The wait staff were exceptional with us, and served our amazing appetizers and entrees beautifully.
We all felt very well taken care of. The dining room has an elegant, hip vibe and the acoustics were terrific!
For a large round table party of 11, we could hear every work spoken between ourselves!
Fantastic evening! Kudos to Oceanaire!!!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disgusting puddles of butter with fish and soggy mashed potatoes. Inedible

c
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent by here were 19 guests who all enjoyed their dinner but we did indicate at 6 when we arrived that we needed to be out by 7:45, and one table did not get their entrees until 15 minutes before we left. But always enjoy the food

OT
San Diego
84 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My food was cold which is disappointing. I sent it the potatoes back and the bartender did take off the corkage fee but still disappointing.

JO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a special place to celebrate our 48th anniversary and we found it at Oceanaire. The restaurant was recommended to us by a good friend and he was absolutely right. First of all we were seated in an excellent location that was comfortable and quiet. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The appetizer, the entrees, and the complimentary desert were all wonderfully prepared, attractive and delicious. All in all, it was an experience that we will not soon forget and we look forward to returning there in the very near future.

OT
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from the maitre’d and my server Brian! The food was wonderful and the portions were huge!

DD
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love. Every time we dine at an Oceanaire restaurant...the food, and service are supreme! Thank you for your consistency!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Sisters, and I had the most amazing time in the BEAUTIFUL, and Outstanding Restaurant!!!! Thank you!

KC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Oceanaire Seafood Room. This was my 2nd time there and my wife and I enjoy it very much. Great wine list - lots of options. The crab cakes are delicious! Our entrees were excellent. We had the Baked Alaska - my only problem is we were too full to completely enjoy it! The ambiance is great - we had a great view of the street outside and could enjoy watching out the window while we ate. Tables are nicely spaced apart so we're not listening to other conversations. All in all it's a "must-attend" restaurant - you won't be disappointed.

GV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We originally planned dinner for a group of 4 and had to change the party to 10. After one call, they changed the reservation with little notice and ensured our party was delighted with dinner. Amazing food and service.

DD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I choice the restaurant because I want to have seafood. The occasion was a dinner with my brother. The atmosphere is a little out dated. To many male waiters: felt oddly noticeable.
As a small party I didn’t feel appreciated. I had to ask for the specials and a review of the menu -Very odd.
The food was good. I enjoyed the quality of the fish. End of the day that is key with fish and etc.

I probably would come back but I would try another place first for better atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

LL
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cynthia our food server was very friendly. We love going to Oceanaire. The warm sourdough bread, the hash browns, shrimp & grits are a must.

MJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I come often, and I wanted to bring my friend out to have a Double Date for her Birthday and it was amazing again. Love this place.. everything was great from getting greeted to the good night.

WA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanaire was great and service was awesome. Third time dining here and Oceanaire was great as always! Keep up the gods work and will be coming back.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was good but the service was poor this time compared to other times I have been there. Started off with the waiter getting the wrong order/ Not sure if it was due to Restaurant Week. It was very rushed and lack of attention. It was the greatest experience I must say.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time there celebrating my birthday. This time, we brought our children. Everything was excellent. Food was great. Service was great. The children were happy. I loved the personal touch on my b-day menu. The maitre-de/manager/staff was very friendly. Sean did an excellent job taking care of us. If we had questions, he was more than happy to help explain things. Restroom is clean. Room ambiance is great. Our view near the window was awesome. I have bragged about your restaurant to my fellow co-workers and friends. OVERALL SCORE = 10+ Thank you very much and see you again soon.

R.P.

K
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish was salty and fishy toasting. Swordfish was ordered, disappointed to say the least.
Bathrooms were not clean.

PD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went to Oceanside to celebrate our joint birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding- the crab cakes were exceptional. Justin our waiter was terrific! So professional and a lot of fun!

R
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted by Chris, the manager, and shown to a booth. Our server, Cynthia, did an excellent job, and the food was delicous as usual.

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