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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1219
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was on a business trip and we had dinner at Oceanaire. Although, the dinner far surpassed our allocated $60/day budget, it was well worth it. The food was delightful and presented in an exciting manner. The service was awesome from the moment we walked in the door. If you are a "food aficionado", this place should be on your... More 

Thank M. Dee G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was great, from the food sized portions to our waiter! I'll definitely be going back again.

Thank Mi Chelle S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner during our trip and what an experience! The service was top notch, some of the best I've ever had, and as a foodie who has traveled all down the east coast, this was some of the best. The atmosphere is quite nice. I had the scallops, and while the onion/celery/tomato compote was a little heavy to... More 

Thank Andrew M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is spectacular and the restaurant has the feel of an ocean version of a classic steakhouse. Think of it like a Ruth's Chris or Morton's, but for Fish. The food was outshone by the service, but it wasn't bad by any stretch. However, for the price, you'd hope the fish be perfectly cooked and my swordfish was... More 

Thank Evan C
Arley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best seafood restaurants in Washington. The food was superb. Every thing was just right. Salad on cold plates, white table cloths, for a country boy this was about as good as it gets.

Thank daei1972
Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up on the Chesapeake eating fresh seafood all the time. This was the best seafood dinner I can ever remember. Delicious octopus appetizer, phenomenal sockeye salmon main course, delicious veggies and a to-die-for and HUGE key lime pie. Mmmmmmm!!! Excellent wine list and terrific service. Reasonable prices for a high quality meal. A definite repeat.

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shepherdstown wv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return trip, and the crabcakes were every bit as good. Great atmosphere, quiet, attentive service. Creme brulee was excellent

Thank shetown12
Shawnee, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to oceanaire for dinner with colleagues while on business. Service was good and food was great. The crab cakes are some of the best I have had. Service was a bit slow to start and not all the starters came out together but other than that everything was great

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

From the time we made the reservation to the time we left, they made this a night to remember. One of the best meals I've had in some time. Bread, salad, soup, appetizers; all wonderful. The chefs creation of my Scottish Salmon dish was superior. Perfectly cooked, well seasoned and just the right portion size. Adequate wine selection and beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Made reservations for dinner and we were very pleased. The seafood is excellent! I highly recommend the lobster! The service staff were very attentive and pleasant! If you are in the area looking for excellent seafood I would definitely give this restaurant a try.

Thank PJK83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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