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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC

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” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (137 reviews)
“crab cakes” (94 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place if you want a great memory for a special occasion. For our group, it was a Birthday. Located in the heart of Washington, DC. They park your car with their valet service. We were placed in a their private Party Room....More

Thank MikeDavis1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers top quality service and food. With a large group we had an excellent waiter who knew the menu well and set the stage for a great dining experience. All entrees were excellent and the dessert (key lime pie and baked Alaska) was...More

Thank Olympia65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. Always great service and fine dining. Great place to handle business in dc!

Thank reneeleeoic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at the Oceanaire is what I imagine eating at any upscale restaurant once upon a time was like: towels in the bathroom, napkins like linen and a server who brings out cuts of fish for you to scrutinize. In short, you feel like a...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit restaurant. The quality is very dependable and you can be assured of an excellent meal every time you diner there. The service provided, the friendly staff and the knowledgeable wait staff add to the outstanding quality of the restaurant dinning...More

Thank Kishri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, the best crab cakes I've ever eaten! Fresh, light and flaky plus the lobster bisque was creamy and flavorful. It's pricey but absolutely worth a trip! All three of our meals were spectacular and the service is excellent!

Thank SuzyRW
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Visited this restaurant for the first time and had a good lunch. Had a "Scottish Salmon" along with French fries. It was good. The wait staff were very helpful and friendly. But it was expensive. So if you want a good lunch in a good...More

Thank Jimjeb
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a superb seafood restaurant. The sauces are informed with Portuguese notes, not spicy, but all was fresh and flavorful. Try the grilled octopus and the simply grilled fish. The lobster bisque was rich, satisfying and excellent. Glad we ordered the cup and not...More

Thank chinesesun
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Came in for dinner with my parents and a friend. The waiter that served us was very good, gave a thorough description of our menu. Seafood is really their specialty so we skipped the meat and all ordered that. I had the calamari, which was...More

Thank Maris_de_noir
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I celebrated another birthday last week, and to continue a somewhat annual tradition, we invited some relatives and guests for a dinner to celebrate. We hadn’t visited Oceanaire Seafood Room for several years, and I remembered always enjoying dinner there, so that was my choice....More

Thank Mark L
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Questions & Answers
29 March 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
3 June 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, 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, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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