Permanently Closed - Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego

4.6
4232 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

Support Permanently Closed - Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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DeniseRyan
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I gave only 1 star for everything because the restaurant is no longer open. The issue I had was that we called to check an hour before our reservation, voicemail still says they are open and gives the hours of operation. Very disappointed that our reservation was never canceled and we were forced to find another location on our wedding anniversary. Bad business practice for sure.

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MilesT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Oceanaire is out of business on J Street in San Diego. Sadly we made reservations for a special birthday dinner and when we arrived we found out that it wasn’t there.

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JillSkiD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful menu selection. We’ll be back!

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prices have gone up due to COVID but still delicious food.

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190rP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We ordered oysters but never seen it. Waitress told us that he thought that somebody had already brought it. Sitting outside its getting cold, no heaters. Food is really overpricing for that place and quality. Really disappointed.

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RichI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great!!! Our favorite seafood place in SD!!!! Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Totally understanding of the covid dining with less staff. However, food/service didn't live up to the expectations. We imagine the beautiful upstairs dining full w a full staff and a completely different experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined during COVID so had restrictions for sit in dining. Sat outside and it was still very pleasurable and the food was amazing! Service was top notch too! Highly recommend to try this place!

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AleenM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time with my beau at this delightful restaurant, with spacious seating outside, friendly staff who quickly seated us earlier than our time. They served amazing appetizers, drinks and the food was phenomenal.

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vipVitaG
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great customer service. We ate outside because of the Corona virus. Food was good. Desert was a bit commercial but overall very good.

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JeniferC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Given the Covid situation most people are outside eating so it’s a little warm outside and cannot get in exact feel of the ambience the food was amazing it taste great maybe would recommend having one extra waiter so it’s not so busy for them.

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SamZ
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food it Oceanaire is absolutely delicious and the service is impeccable I highly recommended chicken fried Lobster it is outrageously good

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viplisal
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Oceanaire with a group of 12. Josh was our waiter and he was fabulous! We had an outstanding experience :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OCEANAIRE: Its not location, location,location. Its consistent, consistent, consistent! Five stars every time...

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RachelS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a wonderful ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very polite and helpful with menu questions. We sat on the patio, the vibe was perfect and everyone around us seemed to be having a great time. I would highly recommend this place for any occasion

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Brian
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience. Unparalleled food, service, and management. Delightful.

LB
LouiseB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and the food was beautiful. I definitely recommend the crab cakes!!

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Bini
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ribeye was good but lobster and oysters weren’t worth the price in my opinion. Wasn’t a super memorable eating experience given what we paid.

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LisaLB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great food. Sean provided excellent service and we will definitely be back!

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vipFoodie4
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Oceanaire! The food is and was spectacular. I had the fresh lobster but our friends had the filet and both were delicious. I know with COVID you have to have limited menu but I felt the offerings were plentiful. Social distancing was adhered but never too cumbersome. It was our 38th wedding anniversary and as always we had a wonderful evening.

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vipSandman
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job with social distancing. We had a good first experience. Everyone was friendly and very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philip the manager greeted us and he was pleasant and friendly. Andrea took care of us and she was fantastic. Other co-workers also did their part and they were great as well.

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vipTomG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service....a bit strange as not many people in restaurant

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ToddV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This place just didn't blow us away- especially for the price. Everything was fair to good but not outstanding by any means. I would say the service/server was upbeat and made the experience a bit better but overall we walked away slightly disappointed. We went in to celebrate a special occasion (anniversary) and our experience left us doubtful that we'd go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipSoCalTourist
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great service. We had the Father's day special (10oz filet mignon and 2 five oz crab cakes), ny strip, and hashbrowns. Would recommend everything!

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Bside1981
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my go to restaurant in San Diego! Halibut with Dynamite and I'm all set 😎

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RandallB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink, as always. Service was great.

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vipdonh
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly thankful Oceanaire is back better and revitalized.During lock down over these months high end seafood was non existent.It was a slow night just at opening one evening
Daniel the Executive chef prepared a letter perfect meal this past Thursday that I will long remember.Seared scallops & crab cakes that were cooked to perfection stunningly prepared magazine photo shoot ready.True Alaskan Halibut magnificently sourced with the utmost freshness and divine execution.
Such breathtaking performance keeping it simple with the best quality possible is what sets the masters apart from those that frequently miss the mark.Having dined for years @ Oceanaire this meal in particular stands out. This level will keeping me coming back 4 x as much and not visit other nearby spots .Keep up the great performance as the expectation has now gone higher :)!

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vipjamesa
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Careful spacing and sanitation. Beautiful room. The whole 2# lobster special was a deal. It is best to buy a Landry's gift certificate or card at 15% off and use that to pay.

Only negative was being charged for the optional bread service that had been included.

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Candyb
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The setting was nice. The staff from the host to the waitress/waiters were friendly and kind.

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vipDrSam
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to dine at one of our favorite restaurants! Always amazing food, the staff make any occasion great!

JA
vipJasA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I know its covid but it took 3 hours to have a meal. Unacceptable.

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vipiZenDiego
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So it's been a while for everyone. Somethings are just going to be what they are. Empty tables for social distancing, servers with masks, etc. Kinds of hard from an ambiance perspective to not look like the business is struggling. Design elements don't work at less than half capacity. But I can accept that for a good meal. Servers tried very hard to please. Felt like the bus boy was stressed. Kept filling the water glass but got as much on the table as in the glass, multiple times. Food was quick. Had a Caesar salad. They kindly split it for us. Was delicious. Nicely dressed, good looking, fresh ingredients. Had a shrimp cocktail. Several of the shrimp weren't cleaned properly. My wife couldn't eat it after seeing that. Entrées came out piping hot (good!) and were nice. Seafood grill and Chef's special scallops. Drinks were prompt and good choices. Had dessert (flourless chocolate cake) and it was good. Asked for coffee and it wasn't hot. Server apoloogized and got us some frm a "fresh pot" and it was fine. So, overala just an ok meal at a place we've eaten at multiple times before. We'll go back and give em another try in teh future.

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, decor, seating, location, AND FOOD were all great.!!!

PLEASE TURN YOUR MUSIC DOWN!!!!!!
YOUR MANAGER OR OWNER MAY THINK IT'S GREAT, BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO CARRY ON A PLEASANT CONVERSATION. WE COULDN'T TALK LOUD ENOUGH ACROSS THE TABLE TO BE HEARD WITHOUT SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER.

SO, WE ATE QUICKLY, AS FAST AS THE HELP BROUGHT IT, AND "GOT THE HELL OUT", SKIPPING YOUR MARVELOUS SELECTION OF DESERTS.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FAST AND LOUD MUSIC IS A HUGE NEGATIVE.

WE WON'T BE BACK.

PETER AND JOAN MILLER-KEYS, HARBOR CLUB

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Sham
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was really good. I was very shocked. A little price but worth every cent!

MB
vipMicheleB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oceanaire never disappoints. From the drinks to dessert you can't go wrong with eating at Oceanaire. There happy hour is awesome as well.

MJ
vipMJ1918
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great dinner, everything was amazing. Love coming in here for different occasion.

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Permanently Closed - Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 858-2277.

Permanently Closed - Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 4232 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed - Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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