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About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston
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.
Boston, MA 02108
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
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Valet available for dinner service only; nearby public lot available
Government Center T Stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Boston Ratings and Reviews
Every facet of this restaurant is top notch. Welcoming, spacious, splendid décor, FRESH seafood, several choices for preparation, extensive but not too extensive winelist, well-made cocktails. It is expensive; which makes it difficult to 5-star the value; but you do not leave feeling that you got ripped off -- you definitely got what you paid for and you hope someday that you can dine like this every day instead of twice a year. Oceanaire is on my short list of fine Boston restaurants to bring clients to, especially if they enjoy seafood.
From last night's foray -- crab cakes, clam chowder, grilled Ora King Salmon, and wild Alaska halibut were all 10-out-of-10 preparations. The side of grilled asparagus was very good, but sprinkled with parmesan, which I could have done without, and the portion was enough asparagus for four. They also knew what a Vesper martini was without an explanation and served a perfect one. A Frank Family Vinyards chardonnay from Carneros was perfect for this meal -- not toasty/butter in the Napa Valley style but rather solid, with a long finish and floral hints, like a European white, e.g., like Gruner Veltliner.
My apologies to the young manager, who introduced himself as we were being seated, but I was too distracted to learn his name. I will be more relaxed and hopefully polite next time.
attractive rather stunning actually oddly they don't have cherrystones or for that m atter any clams eaten twice what they call stuffed rock oysters they are excellent and I might add we know oysters their price for fresh oysters uncooked seems high to us but well try them
weve eaten broiled haddock and it was ok but not great and was served on room temp plate that's a no no for us so the haddock was luke warm shows lack of attention to detail
overall we like the place and will go back again
one odd experience the 2nd time we had baked rock oysters one was cremated burned horribly we asked to have it replaced and it was like they had to g to the eco of landrys (the owners) to get approval
it was absurd then well after we had finished they brought out a properly basked one and were sorry and didn't charge for it
oceanaire has unrealized potential maybe being part of a huge chain creates problems
We enjoyed a prix fixe dinner over Labor Day weekend. The price was excellent for the three courses, and included wine. We had a tuna poke appetizer, oysters, black and blue swordfish, and fish and chips, all of which were very good to excellent. Service was just right. I can't say I'd recommend the regular menu though, because of the exorbitant prices. I think it is the highest priced restaurant I have ever been to in Boston, and I eat out fairly often for business. Everything is a la carte, and top dollar. So if you can get a special deal, go for it. Otherwise, I'd go elsewhere.
My wife Nancy and I went this evening to the Oceanaire to have dinner with friends on a special couples menu.
The deal was a very good one offering two dinners of three courses with a bottle of wine per couple.
For the first two of us ordered the Tuna Poke, one the Laughing Bird Shrimp Diablo and one, the Oyster Trio. All three were very good and I especially liked the Tuna Poke, excellent flavors, superb tuna and well presented.
As the main, two of ordered the Black and Blue Steak Tips, one opted for the Scampi and one the Fish and Chips.
The Tips were outstanding, tender, blackened about the edges and served on a bed of sautéed onions and burgundy with a dollop of blue cheese on top. The Shrimp scampi was very good, albeit a bit Skimpy with only four medium Prawns but had excellent flavors and was on a bed of some very good pasta. The fish and chips were delightful, with a nice crunchy crust and tender fish inside with a big bunch of spiral fries.
As for the finish, three of us chose the Cheese cake and I the Sorbet. The Finis has been an area for me at this establishment that has been lacking. I had tried bread pudding in the past that was quite heavy and not tasty, and my thought was that the cheese cake would be the same, hence my choice for sorbet. Turns out, the cheese cake was delightful, light, creamy and all who had it enjoyed it once more compote was brought to the table.
As always, I can recommend the Oceanaire as a really nice spot in town, the alway aim to please and go the extra bit to make the patrons happy!
We have dined at Oceanaire resturants in other cities and have enjoyed the experience, but this location was well above the others. The design was beautiful from the lighting to the artwork! Even with the high ceiling it had a cozy romantic feel. Just stunning! Service was some of the best we have had, and we dine out often! The food was done perfectly and the wine list was terrific!! We were thrilled with the entire experience! Just wow!
The food was good, but not great. The quality is similar to Legal Seafood or maybe Bonefish Grill, but more expensive. My wife had the John Dory fish, which was surprisingly tasty. I had the seared Ahi tuna, which was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, the service was only fair. Our server tried to answer our questions, but he didn't fully know the menu. He also left us staring at empty plates for at least 15 minutes. I don't think that we will be back any time soon.
The oysters and clam chowder was good. Everything else was mediocre. Service was horrible from the moment I walked in. Host looked miserable and no greetings at all. Considering the restaurant wasn't just the service was slow. We ordered dessert to only find out after 20 mins they were out. I would never come back here or recommend it.
Food was AMAZING! We started with King crab claws. They were $30 but well worth it! Lobster corn chowder was delicious and unique! I had the scallops with a side of fresh lightly sautéed spinach and my husband had the sesame encrusted ahi tuna. Service from Pauli was impeccable. If you are a foodie, this place is for you!
We had reservations for 4 on Sunday at 9pm. We were taking our friends out for a special dinner to celebrate a new milestone. We arrived at 9:02pm and the door was locked. I couldn't imagine why the door was locked! We knocked on the door and after several minutes someone looked out and then came to the door. He said they were closed. I advised that we had a 9pm reservation, and he said he was aware of it but that they were closed. I was then showed the sign that advised that this place closes at 9pm on Sundays. He said the kitchen was shut down and that the cooks leave at 9pm. He said he would go and ask them. After waiting for him to return for several minutes, we decided to go somewhere different. This place was empty. The next morning I get an email from OpenTable indicating that we were reported as a "no-show" by the restaurant. Not going back to this place - - - ever!
The service was a little too prompt - felt like we were being rushed out the door to turn over the table. The food was fine but not outstanding. The wine and cocktails were good but overpriced. The scotch pour was particularly poor. I wouldn't mind going back but I probably won't.
A comfortable and beautiful setting. Service was great, old school, loved it. Food was delicious, fresh, cooked perfectly, expensive, should include some sides. Good assortment of foods to choose. A sorted bread basket would have gone well with our dishes. Beverages were delicious, great wine menu.
We went back the Oceanaire for their taste of Boston menu.
My wife and I both opted for the Calamari as the first bite, it was excellent, crunchy batter on the outside and tender squid on the inside, awesome.
For the second and main course I chose the house smoked Salmon in a creamy alfredo sauce that was quite good although I think I would have broken the fish into smaller bits in the sauce but the flavors were very good!
My wife had the Crab Cakes and loved them, they were crunchy on the outside, light with lots of crab inside.
As the menu was ala carte we shared an order of grilled asparagus which was a bit over cooked but had good flavor.
For the last of Desert course we had the bread pudding, this was quite disappointing, it was very heavy, had very little flavor and we didn't finish it.
All in all the Oceanaire is a wonderful dining experience and the food is very cleverly prepared and quite flavorful.
I recommend it highly if you are looking for good food, especially fish down town.
We are elderly and was very appreciative of being ushered to a table upstairs on a small balcony, the noise from the main dinning room was horrendous, if we had been in the main dining room we would have had to leave.
Our dinner was lovely,proportions we great, enough to take home for another meal. We would definitely go again BUT only if we could go to the small balcony.
Waitress charming and very knowledgable
The mushy crab cakes featured at Restaurant Week were a disappointment and come down from those I had experienced previously and the primary reason for dining there. The markups on the wine (a bottle of Veuve Cliquot for $145!) were outrageous as was the unique 3% surcharge added to the bill. My wife and I will not be returning!
Oceanaire is always a great choice! We celebrated a friend's birthday there over the weekend (8/12). She and her husband had never been but my husband and I've spent a couple of anniversaries and at least one birthday there and we love it more and more each time we visit; we love the food and the ambiance. My friend was thrilled! And the the location, the food and the individualized attention can't be beat! We were made to feel like we were the only customers that our waitress, Bridgette, had. She was so AMAZING and always around when we needed her! The group once joked that there was a hidden mic under the table because every time someone had a question, Bridgette 'magically' appeared. The drinks were spot on and the food was delectable! This is definitely a "go to" spot for us!
Pleasant restaurant although felt a bit strange being tucked away in the back room. Nice touch to say happy birthday when we arrived. The service was good. The food was hit and miss though. Fantastic oysters and the spicy fried prawn appetiser bitbtye calamari were very average as was the spinach side. For the money I would expect better.
Went for Dine Out Boston and was completely impressed by the menu choices and quality of food. Unlike other participants, Ocenaire did not skimp on food options. Calamari appetizer was a huge portion and very tasty. Trout over linguine was delicious. And white chocolate bread pudding was divine. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. We have always been fans and will go back again and again.
A wonderful setting and brings your hope up for a great dining experience. However, the culinary execution is just OK, if not for this price level disappointing. Let's take the "special" salmon dish, then here are the results. The fish was overcooked instead of a nice medium. Raw slices of unripe peach accompanied the other wise OK flavored salmon. It was missing any upgraded culinary skills. The "angry" swordfish had a better arrangement while the fish itself was also overcooked, but not as bad as the salmon.
The appetizers were OK the orange spicy shrimp were not much different from what I could get at a Chinese restaurant, while the crab cake was better.
But the drinks are good.
They provide the best crab cakes anywhere. My wife was delighted to find out they have a King Crab alfredo-like pasta dish that was fabulous! The atmosphere is excellent and our server was very charming. One of our absolute favorite places in Boston when we visit.
My wife and I went to the Oceanaire for National Oyster day.
We arrived and were seated at a small intimate booth for two in the bar area which was quite nice.
We first ordered a dozen very fine fresh oysters and were very pleased with the flavor.
We then went on to an order of blackened fish tacos which were out of this world, fresh multitude of flavors, a smoky kick in each bite, superbly dressed, a must try!
We then ordered the Fried Oyster Sliders and they were quite good, maybe only needing a bit more oyster on them but very nice none the less. Oddly, prior to our getting the sliders the waiter brought us an order of Oysters Rockefeller which we hadn't ordered and we explained that he must have misunderstood the request for the sliders.
The manager came by and said we should go ahead and enjoy them free of charge which was a very nice touch.
Last I must comment on the Oceanaire's signature cocktails, they are very thoughtfully prepared and are always superb.
All in all, the Oeanaire is an excellent value either for a full blown dinner or just going in for bar fare and a Red Sox game. You cant miss with an organization that thrives on perfection!
Loved eating here again. The oyster selection was great. My husband ordered the branzino and I ordered the chicken fried lobster. The latter was surprisingly good, and very filling. The lobster was served over grits and there was a bit of honey and hot sauce drizzled on the grits and lobster. I hadn't seen this item on the menu before and I was glad I tried it.
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