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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
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 200
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    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 13
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  • 18
    Terrible
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
July

Only problem road works outside! Though this didn't cause us any problems, good location, lovely pool area very peaceful.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We got to the Oceanaire whenever we are in DC and we are never disappointed. The food and service is outstanding but you must not look at the price which is why we go there only once when in town. Of note is the knowledge of the waitstaff about their product. They explain the product in great detail (in my... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar and enjoyed every moment of it, Bartender was very gracious and hospitable, i ordered the fish taco and enjoyed every bite of it, i will come back to this place

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Only problem road works outside! Though this didn't cause us any problems, good location, lovely pool area very peaceful.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a large group of business people who went in for a hasty lunch on a weekday. The food was very good. Our group had a variety from the menu, including the crab cakes, the mixed seafood grill (my selection, it was exceptional), and soups and salads. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was a tad slow, even... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went to the Oceanaire DC today with my son for a fabulous lunch. The food, atmosphere and service were all five star. Our server, Mike Campbell, was extremely attentive. He recommended the crab cakes which were the best I've ever had. I recommended the Oceanaire highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went here last year and for the life of me and hubby, we could not remember the name. Last minute we found it and let me tell you, it is exquisite. The food is so flavorful. I had escargots and for the meal the lettace wedge with blue cheese. Luv them both. Hubby had calamari appetizer. The flavor was... More 

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Laurel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The atmosphere here is great. Or Waiter was Mustafa and he was beyond amazing. The staff was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Mustafa made great recommendations for wine and food. At our table we had salmon, Mahi mahi, and the seafood platter with fish, stuffed shrimp, and scallops. The food was delicious and the sides were... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not impressed with anything we had. Appetizers seemed like frozen foods. Even the fish my husband had was farm raised. Not something you'd expect from a seafood restaurant!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There is valet parking where the elevator takes you up right next to the entrance. You do have to walk around the building to get to get back to the car and you will need the guidance of the lobby attendants. We went here for lunch based on its Zagat recommendation of best seafood restaurant. We were asked if at... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went to Oceanaire to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted with a Happy Anniversary and shown to our table. They also gave us a card signed by the staff and a special menu for us to take home. The service was fantastic and Mike took great care of us. I had the Mixed Grill which had a selection of... More 

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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 to $50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?