Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

4.6
5440 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.

Special Offers

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter with our special Brunch Features or our traditional Chef Seafood Specialties. Open early at 11:00am. Reserve your table now!

Sunday, 21 April, 2019

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and great place to take friends!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Birthday.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and as always the food was delicious

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Oceanaire will not disappoint. The seafood was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our server took great care of us and the experience helped us decompress from a hectic week. Have a cocktail at the bar before settling in for dinner to extend the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Unfortunately our server dropped it off and disappeared for 20+ minutes and the food was partially wrong.

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GB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Oceanaire. I booked it for my birthday dinner. When I say it was a great experience from beginning to end. It was!!!
I enjoy everything from the hostess to the bus boys. Definitely would be going back!!
Thank you oceanaire for making my 26 bday a great one!!!

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Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service - consistently.
My go to restaurant in DC.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superior service!

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C
Washington DC
585 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pino and Mauricio were fantastic as always. They could give lessons on how to make a great experience, an excellent experience!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Client dinner.

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Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

It was 3 hours and 45 minutes from the time we sat down until we got our check. The last 5 minutes or so the waiter was having idle chit chat away from our table. He apologized a few times for his tardiness but that hardly made up for the slowest service I can ever remember. Other tables came and went while endured this experience. The food was OK but not good enough to want to come back

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food great service great somewhat noisy

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Washington DC
193 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our server was quite busy with other tables, and it was 45 minutes from the time we sat down until we ordered. He did apologize, which was appreciated. After the entrees arrived, one item required two requests, and another never came at all. Some in our party enjoyed their entrees, but my mahi mahi was way too well done (although the bacon vinaigrette was absolutely delicious). We've been to Oceanaire many times and have always had a fabulous time and an exceptional dinner - until this visit. It wasn't a bad dinner, just disappointing. We knew the prices going in, and for paying that much money, we just expected so much more.

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N
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a good and wine pairing event.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! We had a wonderful time! The wine and pairing were excellent and the open seating allowed us to meet some terrific people!

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DD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner for my wife;s birthday! Looking forward to going back soon.

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JH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Food was awesome.

Will be a returning customer.

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t
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were outstanding, as always.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My lunch experience at Oceanaire Seafood Room was outstanidng. One of my favorite restaurants. Our server was knowledgeable about the specials and the overall menu. She was friendly, bubbly and attentive. The food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the African prawn in my combination crab cake scallops and asparagus Chef Specialty. Oceanaire is one of my favorite dining experiences and tonight disappointed from an over cooked very tough prawn to a very bread dense little lump crab cake.

The waiter did a very poor job introducing my quest to the menu and made assumptions because we asked for separate checks. Probably will not come back. I had to ask for water numerous times. Very disappointing
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F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always try to have at least one meal here when in DC. Best seafood anywhere.

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GG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Retirement

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DC
Washington DC
370 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy oysters. Great selection. Super friendly bar with great bartenders. It is expensive though.

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TA
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and delicious food. The grilled octopus was our starter. Then shared a beet salad. I had ahi tuna and my friend has the sea bass special. A side of Brussels sprouts. And finished with key lime pie. Everything was tasty. And we left stuffed. We will be back again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a two hour dinner for salad and entree. The food was food good but the service was slow for a Tuesday evening.

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TR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was perfect. A great dinner to celebrate our first anniversary. The Baked Alaska was delicious, but the presentation was even better; its the whole reason we came here and we were certainly not disappointed.

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Toledo
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and great food. Not to be missed!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good all around

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and we had a wonderful server who was very professional and personable. Prices higher than our typical budget, but worth it for a date once or twice a year.

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TK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu is plentiful and varied, and the portions are generous. If a fish cannot be properly filleted at the table, it should not be offered whole. The wine selection should only include the very best at that price!!

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FF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A nice white table cloth type of place. Service is excellent. The menu is pricy but the food is fresh and delicious. After being seated & putting in our drink order, we were given a nice, warm crusty bread and a veggie tray to munch on while narrowing down our menu choice. Martini lovers, be sure to ask for the bleu cheese stuffed olives! Timing was well done after we explained we were trying to make a opening curtain at a nearby theater. Noise & eyeball pollution are an issue since the bar with multiple TVs is open to the dining room Overall a yummy place to splurge on dinner. Wish they had happy hour, it would be a local fave.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s clear they get very fresh select seafood, but it’s not clear they know how to cook it. Everything was just...fine. Scallops lacked a proper sear. Shrimp were over cooked. Even the steak was dry. At this price point, I think it’s appropriate to expect better. Nevertheless the service was excellent and the private dining room perfect for the occasion.

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CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite when in DC. Grey Goose martinis and Ahi tuna!

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New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but you certainly pay top
$ for it

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TN
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife there for her birthday... absolutely fantastic food, service and ambience.....best restaurant in DMV....

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BM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic. We had wonderful service. And the desserts were huge. I would definitely recommend it

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M
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good and service were excellent but pricey.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back. Amazing food, truly the best seafood in DC.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Shrimp & Grits were great! Blackened tacos were a little salty though. Service was very good and menu has lots of options. All in all, love Oceanaire.

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