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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
+1 619-858-2277
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked alaska” (51 reviews)
“crab cakes” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
400 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here late on a Tuesday and it was very quiet. Our waiter was outstanding and service was perfect. The shrimp cocktail was very fresh and the crab cakes were to die for. Highly recommend.

Thank db374
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was more silver service style restaurant but wasn't at all stuffy. Our meal was quite expensive overall but the food was delicious. We tried the chowder & the crab cake, both signature dishes of the restaurant and good, although at dinner they serve warm...More

Thank luisa_robertson2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second-floor, upscale dining experience. Four of us went to the Gaslamp District on a Friday night. The restaurant was unusually quiet, to our benefit. Our waiter seemed to have first-hand knowledge of every menu item, explained preparation options, portions, took orders by memory and was...More

Thank kathy-mgt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting food and romantic ambience makes this place a great date escape. Each main course can be prepared is several different ways, with accompaniments to enhance the preparation and the spices. These are very well balanced and make the meal with the price. Make...More

Thank Hank C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite dish here is the rockfish served with crab Louis and mashed potatoes. Yum!!! Their shrimp and grits used to be good but they changed things up and I don't like the new version which was more grainy and less creamy and cheesy.

Thank Sanam A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very good and the room was beautiful and inviting which deserves a 5- However, the food was extremely mediocre and quite bland. Shrimp and fish overcooked...don't not indulge in the steaks, you will be very disappointed in the quality. This restaurant is...More

Thank MyStayMyOpinion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Business dinner, sat us at 3 tables instead of at one. Service was great, food was fresh, had the swordfish special, highly recommend. Only issue was the seating.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Oceanside based on TA reviews, knowing it would be more expensive than many other options, and it proved to be a great choice. The service was top quality, helpful and happy to engage in a discussion about choices. Their matching of Wine to...More

Thank Gems-Dad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and didn't get a chance to write a review. But felt the need to come back and recommend this place for the friendly service and great food! The Baked bombe Alaska was like no other and the seared tuna...More

Thank Ela-eats-travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant menu for seafood and steak. There were lots of options and unique dishes. We had the Costa Rican mahi mahi which was delicious. Drinks were properly mixed and our waiter was on top of everything!

Thank ntsfinest170
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Kristine B
24 August 2015|
Response from JohnKnotwell | Reviewed this property |
Yes! We had 26 in a private room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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