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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Reservations Recommended;
$31 to $50
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Valet available during restaurant hours.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
Horrible. Arranged weeks in advance for anniversary. Tried to seat us at the reception area, then seated next to the bus station even-though a nice window seat was available.
Totally messed up order - wrong items, wrong preparation. I choose to keep it so I could eat with my wife instead of her waiting or eating by herself. They said they would not charge- bs. When I got the bill, they changed their minds.
Server, manager, hostess all came by many many times asking if everything was all right. No, they f’d up every part of the evening. Actions are louder than words. Stop asking and start doing!!!!
So much for a special anniversary. Have visited the restaurant about once every three months for the last couple of years. Steadily gotten worse. This was the last time. Hello Eddie V’s
Oceanaire tries hard but falls short of “world class.” Our waiter was very nice but unfocused and couldn’t remember that I had already ordered my wine or that we were gluten free. The salmon was cooked perfectly and couldn’t have been more delicious. However, the lobster cocktail, though presented beautifully, was small and not cracked sufficiently. The cocktail sauce was removed prematurely from the table. When we inquired about gluten free options for dessert we were told there were none. My husband said “surely you have some ice
cream.” When that was brought it was just a scoop in a bowl with no type of embellishment like fruit or syrup which seemed at odds with how beautifully the other dishes were served. We enjoyed the special touch of my husbands name on the menu and we enjoyed our evening but I’m not sure we would bring important guests to Oceanaire.
We were staying at Pendry Hotel which is 1 block away and choose this restaurant because of walking distance. Great Happy Hour and then had dinner in restaurant. Was my husband's birthday and they had birthday greeting on our menus--nice touch. Wait staff was excellent and food was fresh and tasty. Large convention in town and place was full but did not affect the great service we received.
I don’t mind paying 270$ (With no alcohol) for a Valentine’s Day dinner for my wife and I but I expect the food and service to be top tier. This was not.
Our drinks were constantly low- most times I had to stop the waiter and ask for more iced tea. A different server dropped off our main course and just walked away, our waiter never even came back to see if everything was cooked correctly, just to ask if we wanted dessert or not.
I will just stick to Trulucks from now on.
We had not been to Oceanaire for a few years, but it was one of my favorite seafood restaurants in San Diego (having a kid kept us from frequenting downtown restaurants). The reservation was simple and perfect timing for our family valentine's day dinner, so I was excited to surprise my family with this experience. We were seated in the back, not in the main dining room, and I don't blame the staff at all for that (I can certainly respect putting a family with a 4 y/o in quarantine), but it was freezing back there. They turned down the air from my request, but it took 10 minutes for us to take off our coats.
Service: The waitress wasn't too helpful with the menu choices or specials (there weren't any), but it wasn't too difficult to figure out. We requested good oysters and super soft fish with no spice added...not too demanding, but she gave us options that didn't make much sense, so we went with our gut/instincts.
Food: One of the oyster choices was delicious! The other was so-so, but still very acceptable. The lobster bisque/salad/crab cake apps were all very good. The fish...my wife's sea bass was flakey, but the topping was too spicy for her to handle (we asked if it was spicy and she told us 'absolutely not'). My ono was dry (overcooked) and tasteless, but the sauce/whipped truffle potato was creamy and yummy. We didn't return anything, rather my wife and I swapped dished and it worked out okay...just okay. Creamed corn side dish was pretty good and made up for the tasteless fish. The dessert was super dry (caramel choco cake) and we couldn't eat it. Again, we didn't ruffle any feathers and ask for a return/exchange, but it was just a bit disappointing.
Overall: I was hoping for a really good fish dinner. I got a disappointing overcooked meal and a dinner I was hoping to have some consistency with my past experiences of it. I don't think I'll go back there unless I get super hungry for halibut when it's in season.
First time at the San Diego Oceanaire although have dined at the Dallas Oceanaire, which was wonderful.
Everything about the San Diego Oceanaire was fabulous, the wait staff, the ambiance, the food, the wine. We started with oysters, always a good choice. The grilled Octopus was succulent and tasty. Salads were wonderful, and then things got better. Both entrees were excellently prepared- the steak cooked to perfection, the swordfish was wonderful, a very thick cut, again cooked to perfection, I think the best swordfish I have eaten anywhere and not overpowered by garnish etc. Wine by the glass recommendations excellent. Dessert, shared Baked Alaska, was spectacularly presented and capped a wonderful meal. Definitely one of our new favorite places to eat in San Diego. Easily the equal or better of the Dallas Oceanaire!
The blue cheese covered steak was cooked perfectly, the service by Rasheed, I probably just butchered his name (Sorry), was the best service I ever had in my 45 years of life, and I was impressed they read plus did everything I requested when I booked on Opentable.
This has been one of my favorite restaurants because the food is delicious, especially the crab cakes. This past weekend our family was celebrating the engagement of our daughter and our whole family ate here. We were seated at 6:40 and ate our main course at 8:15. Our server was not attentive and did a poor job communicating to us. We spoke with the manager after the meal and she was apologetic. We will return at some point and expect the service that we’re used to here.
I was a bit underwhelmed for the price and experience of celebrating an anniversary. The service was good, but the food was not so great. My wife ordered a steak medium, and it came out rare. They took the steak back into the kitchen and cooked it to medium rare. It was still not cooked to order and now had a weird texture from being cooked, cut, and cooked again. My ono was overcooked and hard on the corners, and the dynamite sauce tasted very bready.
I would probably not come back to this location until the chef team stepped up their game.
The service did not it’s best to make us feel welcome, it was not as other servers that we have seen. I feel you need to be strict with the timing and make them always be aware of their table, not just wait for us to look for them. To us it was not impressive the service.
My wife and I were in San Diego for a conference where she was presenting. We walked to the restaurant from the Marriott Marquis (easy walk). The food and restaurant were good, on the + side. Our service was mixed.
Our waitress did a good job but those supporting her did a sub-par job for a restaurant charging that kind of money.
The wines were good. The food was good. We shared a soup and a salad. We shared a dessert. My scallop entree was excellent but there was grit in at least 2 of the 4 scallops. Top tier restaurant shouldn't have that happen with a top chef team in the kitchen. My wife's John Dory was okay but not exceptional. We had the dressed up entrees and the show for the courses was excellent.
But in total, $225 for our bill and this service.... 😳😭😩 ... I would have to say was disappointing.
You can do better and I hope that management picks up on this and does enhance performance. It was an awful lot of money for an average dinner.
This is a great restaurant for a good dinner with clients. The food is very fresh and prepared perfectly. The Oceanaire has a wide range of menu items and the wine list is long but not a book, and I have always found a perfect wine for the meal.
I also love eating at the bar when I am by myself on a business trip, where I can get a good glass of wine, some yummy clam chowder soup, and all the raw oysters I can eat, prepared in front of me.
Came for restaurant week and Oceanaire didn't fail to impress. They always go all in for restaurant week unlike some other restaurants. Our server Jessie was phenomenal and made great recommendations. The blackened mahi and shrimp amd grits were exceptional. We will be back.
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