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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (139 reviews)
“crab cakes” (95 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
1201 F St NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20004-1217
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got a great dinner tonight at Ocenaire in Washington, food was really super as well as the service. The bill is not cheap but the quality of the food and the service are in line with what you will pay. I strongly recommend this...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I was in DC in March 2017, we were there for couple of days for business + leisure. I decided to google for good seafood restaurant for us to dine in during the last day of my husband work day, thought this...More

Thank The anonymous L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fine dining seafood restaurant. We enjoyed our dinners, along with the elegant atmosphere. The prices are high and the service is excellent. Would recommend.

Thank ptricia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best seafood !!!! This place is well worth the price and did not have to wait to be seated. Wine was good and service was excellent

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank MikeDavis1959
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Olympia65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank reneeleeoic
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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
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28 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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