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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
+1 202-347-2277
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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206 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this restaurant! The decor, service, and food were all top notch! We were seated in a lovely booth (ask for a booth, if possible). The fish dishes we both had were super. I had the scottish salmon and my husband had the halibut steak. Both were prepared perfectly and were good size portions. We ordered the creamed corn and... More 

Thank cliffview12
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lunch here, expensive but very high quality. had the most amazing Tuna dish that i would have time and time again..

Thank ChrisCastillion
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128 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a nice dinner and we were not disappointed. The waiters were very attentive, and the meal was delectable. My son had the King Crab and he loved it. I had the Maine Lobster and it was one of the best that I have ever had. For desert we had the 'death by chocolate' and it definitely... More 

Thank Traveler76AZ
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty of seafood from raw bar to fish cooked lots of different ways. The crab cakes are a fixture though the lump appears not to be as lumpy as it used to be. there are also a variety of sides that should be shared. The atmosphere and service is good too. Make a reservation if you want to... More 

Thank Rspphdesq
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Maryland rockfish (aka striped bass). The texture of the meat was firm and succulent. The capers sauce that it was served with perfectly complemented the fish. Great ambience, together with great food.

Thank DLeong
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a high price, busy place, full of both locals and tourists. The noise level is manageable. There are many options of fish on the menu and the size of some of the portions is also an option. Our waiter did a long recitation of the choices, which seemed to go on and on. My husband and I shared... More 

Thank durgaChicago
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oceanaire really wants to be a great restaurant,but it wasn't during our visit. When we arrived the young women behind the receptionists stand seemed startled that we were there. After a second, one of them took us to our table without a grin, much less a welcoming smile. Our all too jovial waiter arrived and decided to spend 3-5 minutes... More 

Thank East-mt
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was AMAZING! From the drinks, appetizers and the main entree. I would definitely return and recommend to others.

Thank Jasmine K
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to Oceanaire several times and always had a good experience. Tonight was not the same. We waited 30 mins before our drink orders were placed. When they came one of them was wrong. When we finally got our entrees it was one hour into the service. Our server never came back to check on us and we... More 

Thank Jon K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate with some business colleagues. Had reservations and got right in as soon as we arrived. Shared escargot, calamari, and octopus appetizers. Octopus was really good, other two were good but not great. Had several different fish and seafood entrees. Everyone liked what they ordered. The scallops were fresh and cooked perfectly. The crab cakes were very good, lots of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?