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“Excellent Seafood in Denver”

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
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Ranked #114 of 3,084 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th Street
Description: The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a cocktail in the lounge, take a seat at our grand oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service - guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. The world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We made a reservation at Oceanaire for my wife & mother's birthday dinner. The ambiance is very cool, with blue lighting behind the bar and a raw bar surrounding the bar stools. Service was top-notch, and the food was solid. We started with ceviche and shimp & grits. The ceviche was very fresh and flavorful, and the shrimp & grits were perfectly executed and served with homemade tortilla chips. The Hawaiian Ahi entrée was excellent, as the ahi was nice and rare with the exception of a sesame crust. We finished the dinner with Baked Alaska, which was a nice treat to share amongst the three of us. Although it was more predictable than many of Denver's trendy hot-spots, Oceanaire provided an excellent dinner from beginning to end.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

First time visit to Oceanaire, and very impressed. The decor and ambience are very welcoming and open, and we subsequently found that normal conversation was very easy - not always the case in a crowded restaurant.

We started with a selection of oysters from 3 different locations - they were all very good and our favorite was the Kusshi from British Columbia. Super tasty and plump.

Choosing a main course was quite challenging. Lots of very interesting items on the menu, and I opted for something I'd never heard of before - Icelandic Arctic Charr. It's a whole fish, dropped in hot oil for 7 minutes and has a phenomenal crust as a result. The dish arrived table-side and was expertly filleted in front of us, which added great entertainment value as well.

Wow! - the flavor and texture was amazing - we'd never experienced anything quite like it. Possibly salmon-like in many ways, but not as rich or overpowering, and the crusty skin and accompanying sauce made it truly memorable.

My wife had something she'd never tried before too - Monkfish. It has a texture very similar to lobster, and the flavor was also top notch. We paired both with a nice Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - and super combination.

The service was also well-informed and impeccably on their game. Ryan was ably assisted by Nick - both fine young men with excellent personalities and knowledge.

Certainly a place to visit again next time we're in downtown Denver. Oh, keep in mind this is NOT a cheap restaurant, so if you're looking for perfection at a budget price I suggest you keep looking - and wish you luck finding it. A great special occasion venue.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place was just over the road from our hotel,,looks a bit run down with its dark windows. BUT when you get to the door you are in for a shock, white table clothes, nice staff, nice blue bar. Lots of space.

Little expensive but a great place to go,most much selection on the menu, great oyster selection,fish and she'll fish too. our lady server was great, nothing to too much trouble, even prepared the lobster at our table.
All in all a great place to go, also a connection with McCormack's too.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Oceanaire has a very nice happy hour with excellent appetizers and 5$ drinks. Had the shrimp and fries , plus crab cake sliders. Both were excellent. If you are in Denver and looking for a nice snack or dinner good place to go.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We love The Oceanaire in San Diego where we live, so this seemed like a no brainer. Great service at the bar for fresh seafood, appetizers and cocktails. The topper was I left my brand new iphone on the bar when we left, and the manager tucked it away in his safe until I was able to return to get it later. Great service and as typical, great food at Oceanaire.

Thank Lori S
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