Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego

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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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

LL
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate there for restaurant week. The choices were good. I had the Salmon and my wife had the jidori chicken. Both were cooked nicely and the side dishes were tasty as well. My creme brule dessert was excellent.

The waiter was nice and helpful.

The only downside was the list of wines by the glass was quite limited. We really love zins, especially old vine zins and there wasn't a single zinfandel on the list. Very odd.

We do plan to go back and check out their happy hour.

AE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service was great as well. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible food with impeccable service. Every time.

m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambience.

CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Oceanaire is on of my top restaurant picks in San Diego. However during restaurant week, I have to say that it was a bit of a disappointment. I had gone there with a friend whom I had boasted to about how great the food was the last time I was there. We certainly enjoyed the oyster bar, but was not as enchanted with the restaurant week menu. The chicken was overly salty and so was the fish. The key lime pie tasted like it came from Costco. Service was really slow due to a big table of 11 people who occupied 80% of the waiters attention. I guess you get what you pay for during restaurant week. I'll stick to the regular menu in the future as it is much more tasty and the dining experience would be memorable in a positive way.

D
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, thank you Josh!

A
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We ordered the wild snook for the entree. 3 out of 4 diners.
The fish served was not snook. It was very fishy yellowtail.
None of us finished our meals.

I fish in California, Mexico and Florida and can definitely tell the difference in the the quality and type of fish.

Very disappointed.

DB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Oceanaire! We had crab legs, salmon. The cook came by to say Hi. Yum...

s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Disappointing, took my wife and daughter for a birthday celebration and it was insulting. We were seated in a both with a chair making 3 seats. We had drinks and appetizers then a sudden change with tables next to us. Dishes clatter, staff clambering to rearrange seating as main course arrived. Unfortunately meat was way undercooked for the birthday girl had it sent back. While waiting staff arrive with folding screens to shield our table for new configuration now a buffet with standing guest hovering over our table putting drinks and plates on our booth. Loud and invading. Management too little to late suggested we move halfway through our meal after we brought it to their attention . No class or consideration obviously large party was the focus. Rude and insulting evening. Weak management response to our dining displeasure.
We like to be treated as guests and will avoid Oceanaire going forward.

o
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a sure thing! They changed the menu a bit but they were still able to make my lobster “angry” style.

D
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I highly recommend Oceanaire! The service is excellent! The food is expertly prepared and tastes great. The restaurant is fun and located in a lively area of San Diego.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food always but loudest ever and seeming every visit the volume is loud.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything and everyone were outstanding except for the noise level in the restaurant. It made a perfectly excellent dinner in every other way most disappointing.

C
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a birthday. Had a great baked Alaska. Very nice touch.

DP
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday and Alaska King Crab ! A perfect combo for the evening. Added only escargots and a couple pilsners and it was perfect. A pound each of King Crab which was longer than the plate !! Wonderful service by Michael

OT
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal. The menu was extensive and our choices of Maryland Crab Cakes and Ahi Tuna were excellent. Our side dish of Augratin Potatoes was more than adequate for two people and delicious.

OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with my wife for her birthday. Service is always impeccable here.

PG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Food was excellent too.

S
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. I will spread the word about how good your Resturant is.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Service is always great. Not to loud. We love coming here.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience. We will be back.

AP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Oceanaire is our go to restaurant for any special occasion or for just because. The food is excellent, the ambience great and the service fantastic. You can never go wrong with an evening of dining and wine at the Oceanaire.

IC
Los Angeles
206 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It's so refreshing to have the entire staff to be very attentive to make your dining experience a great one. The staff can elevate a good meal to a great one by being attentive and having a great conversation with their guest, and this was no exception. Attention to detail and actually listening to what the guests were saying is just as important as the presentation of the meal. Thank you to the entire staff for making our experience a great one. The recommendation were spot on for our special occasion.

CB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time. It was a good experience for us and the special they had over the Labor Day weekend was awesome. We will be coming back for great food and great deals.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arriving (a bit late because parking is challenging), we were greeted by the host with a bizarre sense of tacky humor which was a negative. We did end up with an excellent table, excellent service and an amazingly wonderful meal. It's a bit pricey but this was a special occasion and worth it. Overall, we had a great experience here but could have done without the host's humor that was in poor taste.

MG
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Occasion was a Birthday. We arrived early and spent a good bit of time at the bar. Sharde was our bartender and she was generous and exemplary. I had a physical run-in with the concierge, who was moving quickly and bumped into me, spilling my drink. They were completely solicitous and took great great of us. The food was also delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Can’t wait to return!

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good. Food was solid service was great. Definitely recommend.

B
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, but service could have been better. Not fault of server, just appeared that Oceanaire was short-handed. That was overcome by a super meal and nice wine. Would definitely come back again.

TN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Brian was amazing!

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