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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219
Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
202-347-2277
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 169
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 10
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh and delightful

Had a wonderful lunch today with three colleagues at this Washington institution. The service was spot-on from the host and hostesses to the servers. Very cooperative teamwork. The seafood. You come here for the seafood and a spectacular wine list. Today I enjoyed the chopped seafood salad. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Loveacorona
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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367 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful lunch today with three colleagues at this Washington institution. The service was spot-on from the host and hostesses to the servers. Very cooperative teamwork. The seafood. You come here for the seafood and a spectacular wine list. Today I enjoyed the chopped seafood salad. The sweetest, firmest shrimp I can remember mixed with a delightful mix of... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We celebrated my granddaughter's birthday at Oceanaire and both the food and service were outstanding. They surprised us with a free Baked Alaska lighted at the table. It was very special. The location only a block from the Warner Theater makes it a great place to go pre-theater.

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Hanover, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited during the New Year's Eve tasting menu so choices were limited. I have been to various Ocenaire restaurants but this was my first visit here. The choices on the fixed menu were diverse and my wife and I got something different for every course, so we tried almost the entire fixed menu. The ingredients were fresh and the portion... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have gone to this restaurant since it opend and it had always benn one of my favorites. I have commented that while the service and staff has remanied top notch, the food and atmosphere had decline dsince purchased by Landry's. My lkast visit may be my last visit. The food is just not very good and the prices are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Started with the clam chowder..some of the best I've ever had... Don't miss it. Proceeded to the broiled seafood selection for the entree and it didn't disappoint as well... Nice and fresh all around. Had the creamed spinach and hash browns (very different with bacon) for sides and they were a refreshing change... Enough to share for 3. Ended with... More 

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New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Even for two highly active adults with healthy appetites, portions are ridiculously large. The caesar salad billed as a first course was mounded high over an entire dinner plate, my whole arctic char, sold as an entree for one person, must have contained 4 generous portions and the a la carte vegetables also covered a large plate. The crab cakes... More 

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Washington DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My family and I visited DC to attend a showing of Evita. We chose to eat at Oceanair after the show and it was an excellent choice. We were there when the doors opened and the entire restaurant was full within 30 minutes. The oysters (Blue Points) were delicious as was the warm bread served with our drinks. I had... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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160 reviews 160 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The wait person, Ann recommended that the salads and appetizers were large enough for two. We ordered the fried green tomatoes, which was a portion of six, the chef selection of salmon and a crab cake. My wife thought the crab cake was a bit bland although it was all lump crab. My salmon was excellent. The bread is nice... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I am a fan of the chain and never leave disappointed. Last night at the DC location was no exception. I love the retro relish tray and crusty sourdough bread that comes as soon as you sit down. They make a mean old school martini that rocks! I moved on to the crab cocktail - it is giant chilled chunks... More 

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Folsom, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We loved this restaurant. We showed up without a reservation on a busy Friday night. They were able to accommodate us. Both the food and service was excellent. First the service: I noticed that they staggered the reservations to make sure that the wait staff was not over loaded. Our waiter knew the menu well and was quick with descriptions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219
  • Public Transportation: Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-347-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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