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Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
4232 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 858-2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Barron

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet available during restaurant hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DR

    DeniseRyan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 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.
  2. MT

    MilesT

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 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.
  3. JS

    JillSkiD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Wonderful menu selection. We’ll be back!
  4. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prices have gone up due to COVID but still delicious food.
  5. P

    190rP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 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.
  6. RI

    RichI

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was great!!! Our favorite seafood place in SD!!!! Highly recommended!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 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!
  9. AM

    AleenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 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.
  10. VG

    VitaG

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 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.
  11. JC

    JeniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 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.
  12. SZ

    SamZ

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food it Oceanaire is absolutely delicious and the service is impeccable I highly recommended chicken fried Lobster it is outrageously good
  13. l

    lisal

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 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 :)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OCEANAIRE: Its not location, location,location. Its consistent, consistent, consistent! Five stars every time...
  15. RS

    RachelS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and a wonderful ambience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  18. SD

    SDBrian

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an awesome experience. Unparalleled food, service, and management. Delightful.
  19. LB

    LouiseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and the food was beautiful. I definitely recommend the crab cakes!!
  20. B

    Bini

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 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.
  21. LL

    LisaLB

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and great food. Sean provided excellent service and we will definitely be back!
  22. F

    Foodie4

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 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.
  23. S

    Sandman

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have done a great job with social distancing. We had a good first experience. Everyone was friendly and very attentive
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 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.
  25. TG

    TomG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service....a bit strange as not many people in restaurant
  26. TV

    ToddV

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  28. SC

    SoCalTourist

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 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!
  29. B

    Bside1981

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my go to restaurant in San Diego! Halibut with Dynamite and I'm all set 😎
  30. RB

    RandallB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drink, as always. Service was great.
  31. d

    donh

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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 :)!
  32. j

    jamesa

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 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.
  33. DS

    DrSam

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to dine at one of our favorite restaurants! Always amazing food, the staff make any occasion great!
  34. C

    Candyb

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The setting was nice. The staff from the host to the waitress/waiters were friendly and kind.
  35. JA

    JasA

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I know its covid but it took 3 hours to have a meal. Unacceptable.
  36. ZD

    iZenDiego

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 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.
  37. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 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
  38. S

    Sham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. The food was really good. I was very shocked. A little price but worth every cent!
  39. MB

    MicheleB

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 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.
  40. MJ

    MJ1918

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great dinner, everything was amazing. Love coming in here for different occasion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

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

Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego - Permanently Closed does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet available during restaurant hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Barron

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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