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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

4.5
4.5
6096 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-2277

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joseph Pastore

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are looking to host a party of 15 or 50 people we invite you to consider The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Introduce your guests to 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

  • Private party contact

    Johanna DeLony: (855) 548-7013

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,096 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. J

    Jnikkia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated my dad's 80th Birthday! Everything was wonderful! Thank you!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Got seated early which was a true plus! Requested a booth seat and got it. Food was on point! Server was attentive to us/our needs. Overall a great
  3. MB

    MarkB

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was so fresh and deliciously prepared. Service was extraordinary.
  4. S

    Samuel

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, delicious! Exceptional service. A delightful and relaxing evening.
  5. BF

    BrianF

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a let down with quality and service....has become a 'must' when in DC.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding everything, except being billed twice for one meal and it not being handled properly.
  7. a

    alberte

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great and the food was fab. Donna and Nelson were the best.
  8. WM

    WilliamM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food. Shadrack was our server and he was outstanding. A little noisy just do to the configuration.
  9. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really nice experience, good quality food and portions and very nice service and decor. Place was quite nice and easy perfect for a Fathers Day dinner. Will come back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience.
  11. KS

    KennethS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We enjoyed a quick Father's Day brunch (opened at 2:00). There was a special menu for the occasion, Filet Mignon Mixed Grill (6 oz. filet with lobster tail, shrimp and asparagus) and the price was reasonable. The bread and vegetable tray available upon request so be sure to ask for it.
  12. CA

    ChantelA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very upscale. My steak was a bit chewy though. Staff was friendly. Very clean. It’s kid friendly. Overall it was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary was great
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew the menu items were priced on the higher side, but this was our second visit, a.d the food was amazing once again and worth every penny!
  15. 1

    10sace

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I shared the halibut and cod with my dining guest, and both were delicious. Loved the mango sorbet, the best I ever had. The service was outstanding. Our server was very helpful in giving us recommendations as to what to order. Very excellent fish selections.
  16. LS

    LisaS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    There were little gnats flying all over the place and getting in our food. For the price you pay you would think they would clean better.
  17. SG

    SimoneG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday celebration for two members of my team. The staff took great care of us and the food was incredible. Thank you.
  18. MV

    MannyV

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully designed dining room Wide variety of seafood choices. Sides( hash browns & Brussels sprouts) were excellent and enough for 4 people. My swordfish was perfectly done- not dry nor overcooked giving it a moist tasty flavor.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! I loved my whole experience. I loved all the waiters we had. Definitely go again!
  20. LD

    LydiaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional. It was, however, a bit over priced for some options. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful server.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Took family from out of town somewhere for some good seafood. Table we were seated at was a tight had to move. Table to scoot into your booth. But nonetheless we made due. It’s was four of us. Started off with the calamari and mussels for appetizers. The mussels weee great. Came with sausage & toast which sat in a very delicious sauce. Calamari was good, was a lot more jalapeños and peppers than calamari in the bowl. Could have done without so much of that. We all ended up with the same entree, it just sounded really good. We had the seafood mix grill. Came with lobster tail, shrimp, crab cake , and asparagus. Absolutely amazing. Was more food than I was expecting as well. We also had side of sautéed spinach, the Brussels sprouts with bacon bits and cheese which were great, and the truffle mashed potatoes. One Side can feed up to about 2-3 people. Very healthy portion. For desert we went with the baked Alaska. Chocolate cake with strawberry ice cream center. Very good. I’m not big on ice cream but this was put together well I’ll admit. Overall good experience. Menu is pricey but a good dining experience.
  22. LM

    LeslieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Good was fine. Server was aloof and did not come back to check on food or drinks after it was dropped off.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Dry seafood. Overpriced and staff unreceptive to feedback. “When responding to it being too dry to eat….. Would you like more sauce?”
  24. b

    bronco

    Omaha

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbly prepared seafood.
  25. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I had not been her since the pandemic, but the atmosphere remains pleasant if somewhat quiet at the lunch hour. While the food is uniformly good, the prices are astronomical. Lunch for two was $220 with tip, and we had neither alcohol nor dessert. At those prices, I was annoyed that there was a fly buzzing around our table. The waiter comped us a side order of mashed potatoes after the fly made a landing on the initial side. The fly didn't chip in for the lunch, however.
  26. HF

    HappyFoodieof3

    Cincinnati

    179 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We were looking for good seafood and we were not disappointed! Travel east to west - this is a must! My husband got the seafood boil - due to a food allergy they were able to accommodate a special request for the seafood boil. I got the sea bass prepared with butter - the chef tends to be heavy handed with the salt. It isn’t necessary since the Sea bass is an outstanding piece of fish. We share a side of the grilled asparagus- again outstanding! We shared the dark chocolate flourless cake - prepared to perfection! Extremely rich and served with a wonderful light whipped crème. Yes - the Baked Alaska is their dessert that they are “known for” however, since I hold Baled Alaska to a very high standard and it was served at our wedding. (I wasn’t ready to compare - others ordered it and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.)
  27. CB

    CornellB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Still one of the best choices in the city for solid family style seafood at a reasonable price
  28. TB

    TheresaB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. The server was very busy but still able to be attentive. The atmosphere was lively.
  29. C

    Coco09

    Central Texas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Mussels, calamari, tuna, lobster, Baked Alaska were excellent. Tuna was listed on the menu for $51, but charged $89. Sides and bread never came (we were so full that we didn’t care).
  30. NT

    NaderT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was a great waiter We enjoyed the dinner as always
  31. CS

    CindyS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    For the price point, we were astounded by the poor service. We had to ask for water refills, we refilled our own wine glasses, we did not receive 2 of the items we ordered and we were not offered coffee at the end of the meal.
  32. JT

    JTote

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was terrific.
  33. CM

    ChristopherM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, and nice vibe.
  34. TM

    TrishM

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food & service! Never a disappointing experience.
  35. WL

    WhitneyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My only complaint is that a patron came in and didn’t want to sit next to my party/group because we had 2 children with us . She gave the wait staff and hosts attitude because of it. She made our experience bad because of her complete ignorance and privilege but other than that, everything was phenomenal! I would love to experience this restaurant again without the snotty, female dog again.
  36. b

    baseballfan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Oceanaire is mislabeled on Open Table as $$ stating entrees of $30 and under. The entrees were $40-70.
  37. AD

    AmalD

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food is mediocre for the price-crab cakes were sticky and doughy, calamari was mostly vegetables. Too much upselling of “Louis” topping”.
  38. WB

    WillieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place as you get what you pay. Though a little pricey, but you cannot complain as the quality was well worth it. Great service throughout the entire evening.
  39. B

    Beth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service with prices reflecting the inflation we are seeing everywhere!!! Not a bargain but delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Oceanaire Seafood Room for Mother’s Day, and we were amazed at the great service and flavorful food. The server Miner was so accommodating to our children treating them as his own and with such great care. My Mother’s Day at Oceanaire Seafood Room was an absolutely amazing experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

You can order delivery directly from Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC using the Order Online button. Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-2277.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 6096 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

1201 F St NW Washington, DC 20004

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joseph Pastore

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 347-2277

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are looking to host a party of 15 or 50 people we invite you to consider The Oceanaire Seafood Room. Introduce your guests to 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

  • Private party contact

    Johanna DeLony: (855) 548-7013

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