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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202-347-2277
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Ranked #92 of 2,625 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Transit: Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
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English first
Washington, DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Oceanaire Seafood Room has been operating in Washington, DC for nearly 14 years and it continues to be without peer in the seafood space. Since 200, a host of new spots have tried to compete with the Oceanaire, but none have come close to the combination of ambience, delicious food and service offered at the Oceanaire. It is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I made reservations for me and two of my girlfriends for a girl’s night out. We wanted delicious seafood but did not want to bother with randomly waiting for an hour on a Saturday night in the city or elsewhere. That’s why this restaurant was selected. If you’re looking for an excellent evening out for seafood then this is your... More

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had the chance to eat dinner here with friends and it was a huge mistake. We were seated as soon as we arrived but off to the side as if we were second class people. The place was not busy and remained 1/2 full for our time here. The service started great until we asked for the oyster special.... More

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been to Oceanaire several times now - always for special anniversaries/events. The food is great and the service is top-notch - for the most part these are professional waiters/waitresses - not somebody hoping to do something else soon. Between the ambience, the service and the food this is a 5 star location!

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Yigo, Mariana Islands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved it all...Drinks (Bloody Mary) and appetizers (Fried Asparagus and Crab Cake). Huge selection. Sort of pricey but it is DC!

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

WOW! This place is awesome! We enjoyed an early dinner on a week night. Eric made our evening perfect with excellent suggestions from the menu! Compliments to Chef for outstanding grilled halibut, creamed corn with a most creative touch of nutmeg and on and on! This is a must when you visit DC! Well done all! ;))) YUM!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

First, ask for a table served by Hayward, the best waiter in the house. My wife had scallops on a bed of risotto, and I had an Australian fish called barramundi topped with crab meat. Both were delicious and the portions were huge! Before that, was clam chowder which was delicious and the lettuce wedge with blue cheese was like... More

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Kirksville, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The wife and I went here for our anniversary while in DC. The food was excellant! I had the CAROLINA SWORDFISH “DYNAMITE” which was off the chart good. When the waiter found out it was our anniversary they had a "surprise" for us, baked Alaska! The presentation was a site to behold. The taste was the best I had ever... More

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate there with my husband and the food and service was great! The tequila shrimp ceviche and lobster mac and cheese were excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the wine was a perfect. Will definitely be going back during our next visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I like Oceanaire, but not nearly as much as I did when they they were indpendent/ Landry's ownership has not impressed. I go there frequently for business and was disappointed on this last visit. But what I was disappointed about was not the food. My client ordered a glass of whire wine. The server asked what kind. Sauvignon Blanc. Of... More

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