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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
+1 202-347-2277
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (145 reviews)
“crab cakes” (97 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Horrible food, poor service and to add insult you take the time to email the corporate office and they do not respond. Try another restaurant. They do not follow-up with the table and you have to ask for drink refills. The salmon had no taste.

Thank Vince D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came into town for a family birthday celebration. Contacted restaurant requesting table for 4 - candle for dessert ... Arrived a bit early - went to bar & enjoyed $1 oyster special. Seated for Dinner - Appetizers were excellent, dinner selection of different fish was...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food but expensive. We splurged with two in our party of three ordering the whole Dover Sole with the deboning presentation at table. Very knowledgeable and well trained waiter. Great scallops and loved shoe string potatoes. Quality of food was outstanding.

Thank Colette W
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Great food and dining experience. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and super tender. The lobster tails were exceptional as well. Try the cheesecake for the perfect ending. Marcus was a great waiter and ensured that we were not rushed after a long day...More

Thank mrsartieb
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The restaurant is decorated in an art deco style. The light jazz music added to the atmosphere. We were seated at a comfortable booth with very high backs that provided a cozy private area. My drink order the barrel aged Manhattan was devine. We asked...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I selected this restaurant for our seafood night. All was ideal from the atmosphere to the service to the quality of the meal. I had scallops that were prepared to my liking. My wife and daughter, who love steaks, shared a N.Y. Strip and said...More

Thank Jim437106
Reviewed April 17, 2018

The Oceanaire's dining room on entering, what with curvy designs and banquettes, reminds one of an ocean liner of yore. Such an appropriate design given the seafood delights that await. Our group of three was attended to well: We noted groups of 6 to 10...More

Thank CountyGent
Reviewed April 17, 2018

A second trip to Oceanaire didn't change my opinion whatsoever from the first - top notch tableside service and unbelievable fresh seafood. Seared Ahi Tuna was a special menu option, and while I'll swear by their scallops this may be even better. Also, Oceanaire may...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed April 11, 2018

From seating, to service, to timing delivery of the dishes and keeping drinks refreshed with attentive, helpful service, the Oceanaire team and cuisine were solid.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We were a 7. Service was great. Explained all the options/combinations from menu. Service efficient and attentive. Good wine list. All enjoyed their selections.

Thank Annice58
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from SuzanneSays | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's expensive and they do have crab legs. We consider it an occasional splurge to go here. P.S. Their crab cakes are good.
Kevin T
June 3, 2016|
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Response from cordobac | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
  • Public Transportation: Metro Center - 12th & F Street exit
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-2277
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