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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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
We were there on a quiet night, and the ambiance was very nice. The hostess and our waitress were excellent: very pleasant, helpful and responsive. The problem was the food. I had been to Oceanaire in DC several times, and thought that it was very good, albeit expensive. Here, the clam chowder was mediocre and the crab cakes were quite uninspired. My date's entree was good, so my review is qualified. But I would have a hard time recommending this place despite its good qualities.
We were on honeymoon from Japan. My husband and I are not good at speaking English but they were very kind and gave anniversary special dessert to us. That was so impressive. It’s gonna be one of the good memories in my life. We recommend. すごく素敵なレストランでした。オススメします。
Birthday party with a group of 8. Outstanding service but was disappointed in my food. Salad was way over dressed so vinegar overpowered everything; my fish was dry but salmon was awesome; truffle mashed potatoes and snow peas sides were fantastic; asparagus undercooked and woody. Shrimp cocktail was chewy, but my guests loved the oysters and calamari. Was supposed to have a mocktail menu but never offered. Baked Alaska was bad; cake was thin, ice cream already melted, a mess to divide. Guests liked having privacy bc convo was easier. Food used to be better. Likely won’t dine there again but the staff and Melissa, Sales & Catering manager were wonderful!
We have been to this restaurant a couple of times and the food and service has been great. The seafood has been top notch, very fresh, and a wide set of choices. Service was excellent and timely, no long waits. It is on the expensive side, so we have gone here for special occasions.
Most of what we had (lump crab cakes, arugula and wedge salads, truffled mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts) were phenomenal, but the dover sole was a bit disappointing flavor-wise and the maitre d' doing the table side prep was not quite practiced enough. Overall, loved it!
Our server was attentive and helpful. Our meal was pan-fried Dover sole served tableside, and it was exquisite. I had a first-class gin martini, perfectly prepared and COLD. The waiter chose my wine, and it was excellent, too.
The restaurant has an extensive and creative menu, with many good selections.
This site was modern, crisp, well enough lighted for my wife and me to see easily, but not bright. The setting was quiet and pleasant. Best fish I’ve eaten that I didn’t catch.
Oceanaire has unfortunately declined from a "higher end" downtown SD restaurant to an "upscale" chain restaurant owned by Landry's. Prices have increased, but menu is not the same. It had a signature "Drunken" option for its fish which was great and a highlight. Manager told me it no longer serves that as prior owner is using it as his restaurant. Also have cut back on the beer menu and eliminated several good beers to larger brands with 3 very similar local brands, but all high in hops which does not go well with fish. Oceanaire needs to get back to its roots or I suspect it will unfortunately continue to decline to a "just above average" chain restaurant. Use to eat there on average 1 time each month, but have elected to go with other options with better value.
The food at Oceanaire was really good. If you are looking for one of the best seafood restaurants in San Diego. Then this is it. Truluck is good also but the Oceanaire offers more seafood options. Everything is so fresh and when it comes to seafood that is very important. The service was also above par. We enjoyed are time at the restaurant and we can't wait to we go back.
We've dined here many times over the years, never a disappointment. we were seated in one of the back booths and there was a large table gathering close by, that was a bit noisy until they got seated. Very good waiter, Daniel who assisted in a wine selection when our first choice was not acceptable. Very knowledgeable about the menu. We'll be back.
Out of thousands of San Diego county restaurants, this is our favorite. Food fabulous, staff delightful & the occasional dining promotions are incredible bargains. Probably best for couples or small groups, but they will accommodate larger groups with a little notice.
We wanted to try this location due to the reviews. I can't say we had a bad meal, the food we did order was prepared well and was very fresh. I had the Rockfish Dynamite and they were happy to change out the fish to cod for me (for a small fee) so that was appreciated. The waiter did mention that it was a 4 out of 5 on the hot scale. Now, I do like spicy food and this is why the waiter made that suggestion to me BUT this item is freaking hot! I ended up with not so good indigestion thru the next day so be warned. The staff was friendly and the location was clean and low lighting gave it a nice ambiance and when it fills up it can be a bit noisy.
Appetizer of Shrimp & Grits was very salty. No fried shrimp on menu, had to ask if they could serve some. They did say they could. Steak was served without steak knife, had to ask for one. Had to ask for cocktail sauce. Wasn’t thrilled with waiter blowing out Baked Alaska. Think there should be a covered dome to put it out. Or let me blow it out.
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