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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 11
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  • 15
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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
Excellent Seafood - Special Occasions Pricey

This is a really good seafood restaurant but save it for special occasions as the bill can add up. Wife and I went with a another couple and we had appetizers, entrees , two al-carte sides and one dessert. The food was excellent and would recommend you try but check the menu online before you go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Norman p
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a really good seafood restaurant but save it for special occasions as the bill can add up. Wife and I went with a another couple and we had appetizers, entrees , two al-carte sides and one dessert. The food was excellent and would recommend you try but check the menu online before you go so you know what... More 

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pattaya
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Thanks to Mike G, out waiter, a superb experience...Excellent seafood, unbelieveable brussel sprouts...nice wine...highly recommended...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited the Washington D.C. National Mall after which we decided to have dinner at Oceanaire Seafood Room. This restaurant by its name alone impressed us as intimate and serves fine food! The sign at the door also says "Appropriate Attire" only! What's positive: The Wait staff were polite, respond with curt answers, attend to pouring wine when needed. What's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was there last Tuesday, two days ago. I did not order initially as I was waiting for a guest. But when I eventually tried to order it was very difficult. I tried to catch the attention of different waiters and did not succeed. When a bus girl came by to bring bread I asked her to send a waiter.... More 

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PA
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62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We all enjoyed our meals! Parmesan encrusted asparagus with tomato blue cheese fondue was delicious. Salmon with cherries, almonds, Chevre was fantastic! Huge desserts and sides meant to share. Cocktails A#1

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Palm BeachGardens
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Oceanaire Seafood Room is a high quality Seafood restaurant with the same high quality ambiance and service. Part of the Landry's Group, we always seek out Oceanaire restaurants when we are travelling as the quality and service are always consistent. The best Lump Crabs Cakes--better than any we have had on the Easter Shore of Maryland.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a late dinner, no reservation, we were accomodated immediately. Upscale ambiance. The Calamari is the best I have ever tasted. It's prepared like a Calamari & Veggie stir fry - delicious !!! Ordered the Lobster Pot Pie and Crab Cake entrees. Absolutley exquisite. This place has perfected fine dining and of course it is reflected in the prices. But... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

the boys at the bar took great care of me, drinks are cold, fish is outstanding, and the management hovers about making sure everyone is happy. If you need a good seafood meal in D.C. give these guys a try

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. The atmosphere was sophisticated and mature. The staff was respectful and professional. I had the 6 ounce filet mignon and the lobster mac n cheese. My fiancee had the shrimp and filet mignon dish with asparagus. Both these dishes were average. For the price, I expected that they would have overwhelming flavor. Doubt... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

White table cloth seafood in the heart of Washington DC. Excellent but pricey fare in a relatively formal atmosphere.

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
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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