The Oceanaire Seafood Room

★★★★★
  • 400 J Street

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-858-2277

About The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Categories
  • Fine Dining
  • Seafood Restaurants
Details
  • $$$$
  • Bar Scene
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Group Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
  • Private Rooms
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Romantic Dining
  • Special Occasion Dining
  • Theater District Dining
Hours
M-Th 5pm-10pm, F-Sa 5pm-11pm, Su 5pm-10pm
Payment Options
  • American Express
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  • Cash
  • MasterCard

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I am certain that there are so many other great bars out there, but I cant seem to shake the awesomeness of this place out of my head, great bar food!

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I am certain that there are so many other great bars out there, but I cant seem to shake the awesomeness of this place out of my head, great bar food!

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I had a blast in here last weekend, my co-workers also said that this is a fun place to take off your mind from the stress of the outside world.

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I had a blast in here last weekend, my co-workers also said that this is a fun place to take off your mind from the stress of the outside world.

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I must confess, it is the BEST CRAB CAKE I have ever had.\r
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I was recently downtown San Diego and went to the Oceanaire for Happy Hour. The bartenders are funny and very friendly. I asked for the crab cake. They instructed me that it

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I must confess, it is the BEST CRAB CAKE I have ever had.\r
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I was recently downtown San Diego and went to the Oceanaire for Happy Hour. The bartenders are funny and very friendly. I asked for the crab cake. They instructed me that it

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Giving it 5 stars for everything, cocktails, entree, appetizers, dessert, service and location. Told Manager that the service was decent and he actually got emotional. This pride in service is very hard to find.

5
★★★★★

Giving it 5 stars for everything, cocktails, entree, appetizers, dessert, service and location. Told Manager that the service was decent and he actually got emotional. This pride in service is very hard to find.

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I have never tasted better seafood anywhere, and we have been all over the world. Hands down, the best ever. We don't come here often because it's just too expensive for us, but when we want to treat ourselves, we make a trip over and go

3
★★★★★

I have never tasted better seafood anywhere, and we have been all over the world. Hands down, the best ever. We don't come here often because it's just too expensive for us, but when we want to treat ourselves, we make a trip over and go

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Oh no, I can't believe it...why did they have to take something so great and ruin it...

Well folks, the home of the best crab cake has been sold. That's right, Landry's has purchased the Oceanaire chain - and food quality, portion size and staff happiness has dramatically decreased. I am sure the corporate guys and Landry's figured they could by the place and start cutting costs, reducing quality, and increase their profits. A sign of the times.

All of the fish portions have decreased by 2-4 ounces (including a 1.5 ounce reduction in the crab cake). The food quality has decreased and the staff is very unhappy.

If you still want to experience the best crab cake in the world (just a little smaller now), stop in this place before it is too late. I have decided that I probably wont go back. Oceanaire doesn't do it for me anymore...I have lost that lovin feeling.

4
★★★★☆

Oh no, I can't believe it...why did they have to take something so great and ruin it...

Well folks, the home of the best crab cake has been sold. That's right, Landry's has purchased the Oceanaire chain - and food quality, portion size and staff happiness has dramatically decreased. I am sure the corporate guys and Landry's figured they could by the place and start cutting costs, reducing quality, and increase their profits. A sign of the times.

All of the fish portions have decreased by 2-4 ounces (including a 1.5 ounce reduction in the crab cake). The food quality has decreased and the staff is very unhappy.

If you still want to experience the best crab cake in the world (just a little smaller now), stop in this place before it is too late. I have decided that I probably wont go back. Oceanaire doesn't do it for me anymore...I have lost that lovin feeling.

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Oh no, I can't believe it...why did they have to take something so great and ruin it... \r
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Well folks, the home of the best crab cake has been sold. That's right, Landry's has purchased the Oceanaire chain - and food quality, portion

3
★★★★★

Oh no, I can't believe it...why did they have to take something so great and ruin it... \r
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Well folks, the home of the best crab cake has been sold. That's right, Landry's has purchased the Oceanaire chain - and food quality, portion

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having been to many seafood resturants in Norhtern and Southern California, I find this place to have maybe the best food, great service, and a friendly atmospher. the best.

3
★★★★★

having been to many seafood resturants in Norhtern and Southern California, I find this place to have maybe the best food, great service, and a friendly atmospher. the best.

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This is my absolute favorite restaurant. My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day. The restaurant had formulated a very special menu for the occasion. Each course left us speechless. Everything from the bread, salads, and soups to

3
★★★★★

This is my absolute favorite restaurant. My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day. The restaurant had formulated a very special menu for the occasion. Each course left us speechless. Everything from the bread, salads, and soups to

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My husband and I gve been to this restaurant 4 times! Each time we bring home a doggie bag! Their crab caked are pure chunks of crab but this time we went it wasn't as big as before! And they took off the salt and vinegar fries! But it was still good!

4
★★★★☆

My husband and I gve been to this restaurant 4 times! Each time we bring home a doggie bag! Their crab caked are pure chunks of crab but this time we went it wasn't as big as before! And they took off the salt and vinegar fries! But it was still good!

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I took my assistant to lunch today to the for her birthday. I had called ahead to make special plans to have flowers I had ordered and gifts placed on the table prior to our arrival. Everything was done very professionally and exactly as

3
★★★★★

I took my assistant to lunch today to the for her birthday. I had called ahead to make special plans to have flowers I had ordered and gifts placed on the table prior to our arrival. Everything was done very professionally and exactly as

Pros: ambiance was very nice

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Go family-style and order a few appetizers, salads and sides...The portions are huge, the food is fantastic and the service is great. Go for the hash browns...take home the left overs, they are great in the morning for breakfast!

3
★★★★★

Go family-style and order a few appetizers, salads and sides...The portions are huge, the food is fantastic and the service is great. Go for the hash browns...take home the left overs, they are great in the morning for breakfast!

Pros: Huge portions of incredibly well-prepared food.

Cons: Can be loud & a little cold

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Nice seafood place

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Nice seafood place

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This is my all time favorite restaurant in San Diego! Grab a seat at the bar, order a French 75, crab cakes and chili rock shrimp and I promise you won't be disappointed. The atmosphere doesn't get any better!

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★★★★★

This is my all time favorite restaurant in San Diego! Grab a seat at the bar, order a French 75, crab cakes and chili rock shrimp and I promise you won't be disappointed. The atmosphere doesn't get any better!

Pros: amazing service, cocktails, food and entertainment

Cons: usually packed so get there early or make a reservation

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My visit to the Oceanaire last Wednesday was near perfect. The service was prompt and friendly and helped me make delicious appetizer and dinner choices. I overate before dinner was over and opted out of desert. The Oysters on the half were among the best I have had in California. I followed it up with a piece of salmon, again?. perfect.

I don?t think I could have asked for a better evening but to top it off I got the opportunity to meet head chef Brian Malarkey who was on Top Chef and thought it was very cool that we have a local tv celebrity in San Diego.

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★★★★☆

My visit to the Oceanaire last Wednesday was near perfect. The service was prompt and friendly and helped me make delicious appetizer and dinner choices. I overate before dinner was over and opted out of desert. The Oysters on the half were among the best I have had in California. I followed it up with a piece of salmon, again?. perfect.

I don?t think I could have asked for a better evening but to top it off I got the opportunity to meet head chef Brian Malarkey who was on Top Chef and thought it was very cool that we have a local tv celebrity in San Diego.

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Great overall dining experience! I was impressed with the wide variety of fresh seafood on their menu and the different preparations. The staff is very friendly and attentive, but not too in your face. If you are a fan of oysters, I highly recommend ordering from the oyster bar. My friend and I ordered the Halibut and Swordfish which were both very tasty. The sides are served family style, which I thought was great since it gives you the chance to try more than one. We shared the spinach and mushrooms and mashed potatoes which were a perfect pair for the lightly seasoned fish. The cheesecake was wonderful, although, you definitely want to share as the portion is huge. Overall, it was a really positive experience and I will definitely be returning to Oceanaire Seafood Room in the future.

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★★★★★

Great overall dining experience! I was impressed with the wide variety of fresh seafood on their menu and the different preparations. The staff is very friendly and attentive, but not too in your face. If you are a fan of oysters, I highly recommend ordering from the oyster bar. My friend and I ordered the Halibut and Swordfish which were both very tasty. The sides are served family style, which I thought was great since it gives you the chance to try more than one. We shared the spinach and mushrooms and mashed potatoes which were a perfect pair for the lightly seasoned fish. The cheesecake was wonderful, although, you definitely want to share as the portion is huge. Overall, it was a really positive experience and I will definitely be returning to Oceanaire Seafood Room in the future.

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Last week a friend of mine took me to the Oceanaire for their happy hour and challenged me to eat my very first Oyster. I am not adventurous when it comes to raw seafood, but we were sitting at the Raw Bar and after a martini and the happy hour oyster prices I was more easily convinced. I actually really enjoyed it so we split about a half dozen different types. Dinner was a piece of White Sea Bass that could not have been prepared any better and we split a mountain of hashbrowns which I am sure had a pound of butter in it, but it was worth it.

To sum up my experience the food was top shelf, the host was kind and the bartenders really friendly, we could tell the raw bar/bar area is definitely a regulars hang out, the bartenders new most of the diners by name and we made a couple new friends as well. I will be recommending this restaurant and the raw bar to everyone I know.

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★★★★★

Last week a friend of mine took me to the Oceanaire for their happy hour and challenged me to eat my very first Oyster. I am not adventurous when it comes to raw seafood, but we were sitting at the Raw Bar and after a martini and the happy hour oyster prices I was more easily convinced. I actually really enjoyed it so we split about a half dozen different types. Dinner was a piece of White Sea Bass that could not have been prepared any better and we split a mountain of hashbrowns which I am sure had a pound of butter in it, but it was worth it.

To sum up my experience the food was top shelf, the host was kind and the bartenders really friendly, we could tell the raw bar/bar area is definitely a regulars hang out, the bartenders new most of the diners by name and we made a couple new friends as well. I will be recommending this restaurant and the raw bar to everyone I know.

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top chef contender brian malarkey is the executive chef at this seafood restaurant in the gas lamp quarter of san diego.

as the name suggests, the specialty is seafood. while you can choose however you want your fish prepared, you can also opt to go by the chef's recommendation on how the fish is to be prepared.

the server started us off with some warm sourdough bread and some chilled veggies and ceviche. they were good enough but we weren't there for the freebies.

the caesar salad was good topped with anchovies, although i thought there was too much dressing.

the clam chowder was passable. it did not wow me though.

the blue crab cocktail was pretty fresh, sweet and good.

my pan roasted black sea bass was served with pancetta and morels. it was good and not overcooked. but it also did not make my mouth water.

j's halibut cheeks with triple corn was also good. not memorable though.

now, c's crab cakes were a different story. they were light and fresh and perfect. the cakes were not breaded, or if they were, ever so lightly. i loved these.

the side of mashed potatoes came big. and too buttery for my taste.

if i come back, it'll be because of the crab cakes.

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top chef contender brian malarkey is the executive chef at this seafood restaurant in the gas lamp quarter of san diego.

as the name suggests, the specialty is seafood. while you can choose however you want your fish prepared, you can also opt to go by the chef's recommendation on how the fish is to be prepared.

the server started us off with some warm sourdough bread and some chilled veggies and ceviche. they were good enough but we weren't there for the freebies.

the caesar salad was good topped with anchovies, although i thought there was too much dressing.

the clam chowder was passable. it did not wow me though.

the blue crab cocktail was pretty fresh, sweet and good.

my pan roasted black sea bass was served with pancetta and morels. it was good and not overcooked. but it also did not make my mouth water.

j's halibut cheeks with triple corn was also good. not memorable though.

now, c's crab cakes were a different story. they were light and fresh and perfect. the cakes were not breaded, or if they were, ever so lightly. i loved these.

the side of mashed potatoes came big. and too buttery for my taste.

if i come back, it'll be because of the crab cakes.

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I've taken out of town friends here twice and it was great both times. It's got a classy, retro decor -- but the best thing is the
fresh seafood.

One time we went crazy and got a huge platter of oysters and shellfish-- on my second visit I had the best piece of fish I've had in a long time.

I highly recommend this place !

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★★★★★

I've taken out of town friends here twice and it was great both times. It's got a classy, retro decor -- but the best thing is the
fresh seafood.

One time we went crazy and got a huge platter of oysters and shellfish-- on my second visit I had the best piece of fish I've had in a long time.

I highly recommend this place !

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The food was good, but of course it was, there really aren't that many "bad" restaurants in San Diego. That said, there are many other seafood restaurants I'd recommend that are much less expensive and just as good guality and atmosphere. The menu is broken up into the main protein (mostly fish, some chicken, and a few steaks) which you order seperately from the sides. So for that whopping $25 plus entree, you really just get the piece of fish on a plate... then you have to order a seperate side, which is only offered family style (serves 4 or more) for another $8-12. Wine by the glass starts at $11... for a bottle that isn't worth more than $20 in the stores. Really I don't know what the huge mark-up is all about, certainly not the atmosphere, it was noisy, busy, and cramped.
I certainly wouldn't go back, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, just not worth it for the money. You could spend the same amount elsewhere and get a much better meal, even a few good left-overs for later, and a whole bottle of wine.

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The food was good, but of course it was, there really aren't that many "bad" restaurants in San Diego. That said, there are many other seafood restaurants I'd recommend that are much less expensive and just as good guality and atmosphere. The menu is broken up into the main protein (mostly fish, some chicken, and a few steaks) which you order seperately from the sides. So for that whopping $25 plus entree, you really just get the piece of fish on a plate... then you have to order a seperate side, which is only offered family style (serves 4 or more) for another $8-12. Wine by the glass starts at $11... for a bottle that isn't worth more than $20 in the stores. Really I don't know what the huge mark-up is all about, certainly not the atmosphere, it was noisy, busy, and cramped.
I certainly wouldn't go back, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, just not worth it for the money. You could spend the same amount elsewhere and get a much better meal, even a few good left-overs for later, and a whole bottle of wine.

Pros: tasty food

Cons: expensive, noisy, cramped...

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A group of 8 went out to celebrate my birthday on January 5, 2008. The Host was very professional and courteous. The waitress seemed a little aloof at first, but warmed up quickly.

We ordered appetizers which included raw oysters. Everything but the oysters came out and only after everyone else had eaten, did the waitress notice that the oyster had not been brought out. Three of us ate our appetizers by ourselves.

The appetizers were an unfortunate omen of things to come. First, a friend's plate arrives as the "ono" dish, but he had ordered Sea Bass. The dish went back and then came back out. The manager apologized, but claimed the dish was actually the Sea Bass and an error had been made when it was referred to as "ono". Sadly, the alleged "sea bass" was chewy/rubbery.

I was very much looking forward to the Pecan Encrusted Wahoo dish. It came out very over cooked and I required a knife to cut the fish. I was advised to send it back and did so. A few minutes later, a dish looking very much like the alleged "sea bass" dish came out as my new wahoo dish. It didn't have pecans on it and didn't even look like my original dish. The manager argued that it was and tried to push the dish on me. My patience was done at that point and I told him to take it back. I refused another entree and made clear that they had ruined my birthday dinner.

At this point, the inspired Host re-entered the picture. He apologized profusely for the confusion. He explained that the "manager" was new and unfamiliar with the dishes. He had two bottles of champagne sent to the table and one of each of their desserts. The gesture was admirable and the deserts were very tasty (especially the homestyle cheesecake), but I did regret not having a good seafood dinner for my birthday.

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A group of 8 went out to celebrate my birthday on January 5, 2008. The Host was very professional and courteous. The waitress seemed a little aloof at first, but warmed up quickly.

We ordered appetizers which included raw oysters. Everything but the oysters came out and only after everyone else had eaten, did the waitress notice that the oyster had not been brought out. Three of us ate our appetizers by ourselves.

The appetizers were an unfortunate omen of things to come. First, a friend's plate arrives as the "ono" dish, but he had ordered Sea Bass. The dish went back and then came back out. The manager apologized, but claimed the dish was actually the Sea Bass and an error had been made when it was referred to as "ono". Sadly, the alleged "sea bass" was chewy/rubbery.

I was very much looking forward to the Pecan Encrusted Wahoo dish. It came out very over cooked and I required a knife to cut the fish. I was advised to send it back and did so. A few minutes later, a dish looking very much like the alleged "sea bass" dish came out as my new wahoo dish. It didn't have pecans on it and didn't even look like my original dish. The manager argued that it was and tried to push the dish on me. My patience was done at that point and I told him to take it back. I refused another entree and made clear that they had ruined my birthday dinner.

At this point, the inspired Host re-entered the picture. He apologized profusely for the confusion. He explained that the "manager" was new and unfamiliar with the dishes. He had two bottles of champagne sent to the table and one of each of their desserts. The gesture was admirable and the deserts were very tasty (especially the homestyle cheesecake), but I did regret not having a good seafood dinner for my birthday.

Pros: Great Host and wonderful dining space

Cons: Inconsistent service, poor quality control

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It was my wife's birthday last Friday, and we decided to go to the Oceaniare to celebrate. The restaurant itself is very classy. Our waiter told us they were trying to create a "50's" sophisticated kind of look, but it looked very modern and chic to my wife and I. After being seated, our server brought us a tray of "mini-appetizers" to eat while we looked over the menu. The tray included olives, pickles, cucumbers, and pickled herring. Along with some bread, it was a very nice start to the meal. The menu is based upon the fresh fish that they have brought in, and is pretty extensive in terms of seafood. My wife and I started our meals with the maryland blue crab cake. It was fantastic. It was about 90% crab meat, and was excellent. For dinner, I ordered the scallops in a thai curry sauce with shitake mushrooms, and my wife ordered sole stuffed with crab, brie cheese, and shrimp. As a side dish, we ordered the wasabi mashers. My scallops were cooked very well, and the shitake mushrooms were almost "steak-like" and complimented the scallops very well. The curry was a bit more subtle than I would have liked, but it was still good. My wife really enjoyed her sole, and it was very rich. The only real down side of the meal were the wasabi mashers. Those mashed potatoes were OOZING with ginger, to the point where they weren't that enjoyable. Since it was my wife's b-day, they brought us out a Baked Alaska for dessert. The presentation was very creative, and the dessert itself was the perfect end to a great meal. This place is a bit pricy, but is totally worthh it. I highly recommend this place to any seafood fans, as well as people looking for a special place to celebrate.

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It was my wife's birthday last Friday, and we decided to go to the Oceaniare to celebrate. The restaurant itself is very classy. Our waiter told us they were trying to create a "50's" sophisticated kind of look, but it looked very modern and chic to my wife and I. After being seated, our server brought us a tray of "mini-appetizers" to eat while we looked over the menu. The tray included olives, pickles, cucumbers, and pickled herring. Along with some bread, it was a very nice start to the meal. The menu is based upon the fresh fish that they have brought in, and is pretty extensive in terms of seafood. My wife and I started our meals with the maryland blue crab cake. It was fantastic. It was about 90% crab meat, and was excellent. For dinner, I ordered the scallops in a thai curry sauce with shitake mushrooms, and my wife ordered sole stuffed with crab, brie cheese, and shrimp. As a side dish, we ordered the wasabi mashers. My scallops were cooked very well, and the shitake mushrooms were almost "steak-like" and complimented the scallops very well. The curry was a bit more subtle than I would have liked, but it was still good. My wife really enjoyed her sole, and it was very rich. The only real down side of the meal were the wasabi mashers. Those mashed potatoes were OOZING with ginger, to the point where they weren't that enjoyable. Since it was my wife's b-day, they brought us out a Baked Alaska for dessert. The presentation was very creative, and the dessert itself was the perfect end to a great meal. This place is a bit pricy, but is totally worthh it. I highly recommend this place to any seafood fans, as well as people looking for a special place to celebrate.

Pros: Extensive Selection of Fresh Seafood, Terrific Food, Ambience

Cons: Crowded, Parking

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I echo all of the postive reviews posted here. I have been lucky enough to dine at Oceanaire in both Seattle and San Diego. Excellent food and service at both locations.

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★★★★☆

I echo all of the postive reviews posted here. I have been lucky enough to dine at Oceanaire in both Seattle and San Diego. Excellent food and service at both locations.

Pros: Seafood

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Simply THE BEST in San Diego for:
1- the freshest seafood in beautiful preparations of various world influences
2- taking someone you want to impress with a beautiful dining room and the most attentive and knowledgeable service
3- feeling comfortable even on a not-so-dressed-up night just to enjoy delicious, well prepared food and fun, classy ambiance.

An amazing variety of types of fish from all over, and creative flavors that accompany them. Desserts are HUGE - share!! Impressive wines - ask for the reserve list. We go often and are treated like royalty. Make a reservation if you can, they always seem to be busy!

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Simply THE BEST in San Diego for:
1- the freshest seafood in beautiful preparations of various world influences
2- taking someone you want to impress with a beautiful dining room and the most attentive and knowledgeable service
3- feeling comfortable even on a not-so-dressed-up night just to enjoy delicious, well prepared food and fun, classy ambiance.

An amazing variety of types of fish from all over, and creative flavors that accompany them. Desserts are HUGE - share!! Impressive wines - ask for the reserve list. We go often and are treated like royalty. Make a reservation if you can, they always seem to be busy!

Pros: Variety and freshness of fish, service, ambiance

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Phenomenal. There are some nice seafood restaurants in San Diego (as there should be), but none come anywhere close to Oceanaire for service, attetnion to detail, ambienece, and exceptional food. This is special-occasion dining so dress appropriately.

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Phenomenal. There are some nice seafood restaurants in San Diego (as there should be), but none come anywhere close to Oceanaire for service, attetnion to detail, ambienece, and exceptional food. This is special-occasion dining so dress appropriately.

Pros: This is DINING, not the casual McCormick and Schmick's.

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Usually I am a carnivore, but friends of mine convinced me to eat at the "new hot-spot" in the Gaslamp. Upon entering, I immediately felt as though I was swept into a vacation for my senses. Towers of colorful shellfish and steak-like cuts of fish passed me by on the way to my table. Everyone from the smiling people at the door to the wait-staff and bussers were all so pleasant and acommodating. The food was so fresh and scrumptious, that I am now a converted seafood lover and Oceanaire fan for life!

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Usually I am a carnivore, but friends of mine convinced me to eat at the "new hot-spot" in the Gaslamp. Upon entering, I immediately felt as though I was swept into a vacation for my senses. Towers of colorful shellfish and steak-like cuts of fish passed me by on the way to my table. Everyone from the smiling people at the door to the wait-staff and bussers were all so pleasant and acommodating. The food was so fresh and scrumptious, that I am now a converted seafood lover and Oceanaire fan for life!

Pros: freshest seafood, impeccable service, great ambiance

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I had heard a lot about Oceanaire and when the opportunity presented itself for me to go there for a friend?s birthday I couldn?t resist. All I can say is that they delivered! From the moment we ascended the sweeping grand staircase to the dining room we were instantly welcomed to the restaurant and I just knew this was going to be a special night. The food lived up to every critic?s praise and the Red Chili Rock Shrimp is not to be missed, on top of that the service and ambiance were second to none. Being that it was my friend?s birthday, The Oceanaire sent out a Baked Alaska complete with cookies and cream ice-cream and set ablaze with liquor ? stunning! I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting San Diego or any local fish loving San Diegan!

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I had heard a lot about Oceanaire and when the opportunity presented itself for me to go there for a friend?s birthday I couldn?t resist. All I can say is that they delivered! From the moment we ascended the sweeping grand staircase to the dining room we were instantly welcomed to the restaurant and I just knew this was going to be a special night. The food lived up to every critic?s praise and the Red Chili Rock Shrimp is not to be missed, on top of that the service and ambiance were second to none. Being that it was my friend?s birthday, The Oceanaire sent out a Baked Alaska complete with cookies and cream ice-cream and set ablaze with liquor ? stunning! I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting San Diego or any local fish loving San Diegan!

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Upscale and relaxed are two words hardly used together, and paired with fabulous decor, amazing service, and the best seafood from around the world, the Oceanaire Seafood Room is no ordinary seafood restaurant. The restaurant?s dedication to quality is staggeringly apparent with the array of fresh seafood they fly in daily, and continues to shine through in the variety of flawlessly unique dishes they?ve created. Clam chowder, oysters, and cocktails have become a weekly treat at the Oceanaire?s oyster bar, and the anticipation of fresh scallops making a cameo on the menu always keeps me on my toes. Oceanaire is hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego.

PROS: Fabulous decor, great service, exceptional food.
CONS: I don't get to go to the Oceanaire enough!

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Upscale and relaxed are two words hardly used together, and paired with fabulous decor, amazing service, and the best seafood from around the world, the Oceanaire Seafood Room is no ordinary seafood restaurant. The restaurant?s dedication to quality is staggeringly apparent with the array of fresh seafood they fly in daily, and continues to shine through in the variety of flawlessly unique dishes they?ve created. Clam chowder, oysters, and cocktails have become a weekly treat at the Oceanaire?s oyster bar, and the anticipation of fresh scallops making a cameo on the menu always keeps me on my toes. Oceanaire is hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego.

PROS: Fabulous decor, great service, exceptional food.
CONS: I don't get to go to the Oceanaire enough!

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This is a very nice seafood restaurant but it is very pricey. However, it has a great menu and great service. If you are looking for a very nice place and ove seafood, this is the restaruant for you!

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This is a very nice seafood restaurant but it is very pricey. However, it has a great menu and great service. If you are looking for a very nice place and ove seafood, this is the restaruant for you!

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Message from The Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. 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. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

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