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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #125 of 2,682 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
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Bethesda, MD
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148 reviews 148 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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408 reviews 408 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've been to Oceanaire a few times over the years, most recently for a private lunch event in the back. This review is for that event. Overall, that lunch fits with my general impression of Oceanaire: this restaurant is mainly for people on expense account, because I would never pay for Oceanaire with my own money. The green salad was... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a must visit if you like seafood & fish. Really attentive service and very charming surroundings. I chose the fish which was cooked to perfection alongside several side dishes which were also delicious. Great espresso to finish and a quality bottle of French wine to accompany the meal. Faultless & highly recommended.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Best crab cakes and New England Clam Chowder with excellent variety of fish and preparations, and super sides. Great service too.

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere here is great whether I eat alone at the bar or for a business dinner. Service is always great. Crab cakes are very good (but TBH they used to better.) The menu has so much seafood to choose from.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I dined solo at the Seafood Bar later in the evening on a weeknight. The staff and service was excellent. The bartender recommended several choices from regional breweries (they had a nice, varied selection). As always, the restaurant offers a relish dish and warm sourdough bread. I ordered a shrimp cocktail (large shrimp, perfectly prepared with an excellent horseradish cocktail... More

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Oyster Bay, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The vibe was like a steak house with a fish fair. The menu was so good we all (party of 5 ) had a hard time deciding. I chose the signature crab cakes - pure crab, no fillers and the perfect amount of seasonings. It was tender and full of flavor - one of the best I’ve had. For a... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a standard in DC and if you want great seafood give it a try. Seafood towers are amazing, Even has meat or surf and turf for those who don't want just seafood. All the classics done well, great wine list and fantastic service.

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Additional Information about Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

Address: 1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219
Phone Number: 202-347-2277
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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