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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
+1 619-858-2277
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (57 reviews)
“crab cakes” (67 reviews)
“seafood” (129 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called the Oceanaire Seafood Room to see what the “dress code” was, because we had been sightseeing in the area all day and were dressed in jeans. They told us we were more than welcome! It’s fine dining, but they said it’s San Diego...to...More

Thank ChevyCruise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fresh seafood. Waiter was fantastic. Pricey but worth it! Don’t order too many sides. They are huge portions.

Thank laurie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing, the staff was impeccable. I was super sick and our server offered tea and lemon the entire night. I apologize, I forgot his name, but he was a tall, slender, red haired gentleman. Super sweet. The food was amazing. And they...More

Thank JusDahl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant with impeccable service. I had the Chicken Fried Lobster which was fabulous and my gf had the Filet Mignon which was good but not nearly as good the Filet I had at Hell's Kitchen last week. If you're in San Diego visit...More

Thank WhereintheusisMikey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously a place for seafood. Very good oyster selection, crisp and fresh. Nice wine selection but large mark-up (e.g.: CakeBread Chardonnay at around $120 mark).Main course of whole sole cooked perfectly but once again relatively high price point at $50. Salmon also cooked perfectly with...More

Thank RLION51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oceanaire for Restaurant Week, but it’s not our first time. We have had two birthday dinners here,’as well as my daughter’s wedding reception. Here’s why we keep coming back. The food is exceptional. Every single course from appetizers to desserts. The cocktails are...More

Thank AlanaHurt
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Imaginative menu, superb service, wonderful ambience. People on dates or business dinners seemed to be happy. I dined alone and was also pleased.

Thank jerroldw
Reviewed 13 January 2018

A belated review: To start, nice ambiance and excellent service by Scott. We started with a special crudo appetizer and the octopus, and then moved on to two different preparations of the halibut and the brussels sprouts. All were excellent. As I said before, service...More

1  Thank Onthebacknine
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

An exited and very beautiful atmosphere with a terrific service. I think that the fish was the best that I ever had. A MUST visit while you are in San Diego

Thank silviuh405
Reviewed 6 January 2018

My husband and I had tried other restaurants for their Shrimp & Grits. Was curious to try theirs since they were known for seafood. Multiple people in bar stated that the Shrimp & Grits was the #1 on the menu. The cocktails we ordered were...More

Thank Charlie G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-858-2277
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