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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

1400 Arapahoe St. (Fourth St.) Send to Phone
303-991-2277 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Classy seafood emporium docks in downtown Denver.
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The Oceanaire Seafood Room Restaurant Review

: Proving that a landlocked city can indeed swim with the sharks, The Oceanaire Seafood Room nets diners hook, line and sinker. Sophisticated, clubby and spacious, this homage to everything aquatic is packed to the gills with well-heeled couples, moneyed tourists, and pinstriped power brokers making big city deals. Join the school of big fish and reap the rewards of an expansive menu full of seaworthy possibilities. The fish is flown in daily and the menu changes nightly to reflect what's fresh: Alaskan halibut, Canadian diver scallops, Icelandic arctic char, Mediterranean anchovies, and opakapaka from Hawaii, for example, prepared grilled or broiled or crowned with stylish flourishes. The restaurant's raw bar features nearly a dozen species of oysters plus live cold-water lobsters, all priced per pound, and delivered to the table with pomp and circumstance, and there are side dishes galore. There's nothing fishy about the grand shellfish platter, a towering skyscraper of crab, lobster, shrimp, oysters and mussels, and we like the nod to retro seafood stalwarts like oysters Rockefeller, crab Louis, and escargots Bourgogne. The cocktail roster celebrates our passion for the classics---grasshoppers and Singapore slings---for instance, while the cellar-worthy wine list is purely modern.

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Golf car for the price of Lexus
by Nika on Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:54 pm
 
Mediocre, or Upscale? When we came to the front door of the restaurant, I realized that outdoor neon sign was half way broken, its feels odd to me, and this is assumingly upscale restaurant… When we came in, awkward dressed hostess escorted us to the table. It was not really busy; we had time to look around. When we got menu and vine list, I didn’t find vine origins only prices. Sea food menu was on the strange side as well, I might expect much high from this place based on they prices, but I didn’t expect to see fish and chips in the menu at this level of restaurant, but it was ok so far … just ok. The menu list and vine list was dirty and ragged in few places. We ordered two glasses of Australian Shiraz and appetizer for me half a dozen fresh oysters. When I saw those oysters, I was very surprised that each was priced for 4 dollars a peace, but the size of shelf of those oysters, was little like a desert spoon… when instead of rock of lamb the servant brought us lamb chops, and I tried un chewable meet, cold mash potatoes and old like me, asparagus I decided it was it. We called floor manager of the restaurant, my hobby and I expressed our concerns in very polite way. The respond was very strange, he told us that we don’t understand that this seafood restaurant and that the way they prepare the Rock of lamb, he didn’t offer us anything else to replace the primer order, after that he left us and went to check internet to see the different between two different dishes,(waiter told us that later), came back to apologize that his cook doesn’t know the difference, and he will take care of this on the bill… My husband and I had 2 glasses of Shiraz ($10 each) and half a dozen fresh oysters, that was all that we had, and the bill was…. with a tax 104 dollars, with some cents. How about it? My husband silently paid the bill, left 18 % tip to the waiter, he was professionally up to our expectations and we left.
 
The GM of this resaurant is classless!!
by christinealling on Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:23 pm
 
So, my friends and I decided to go to the Oceanaire for Restaurant Week. We made reservations and, the day before our dinner, we asked if we could add another person. The next day, we were told by the GM that we didn't have any reservation--we lost our reservation for 2 because we asked for 3. I couldn't believe it. When I called him back, he said we must have called the wrong number and they were pranking us. Are you kidding? We called the wrong number and they answered "The Oceanaire" and proceed to "prank" us by telling us we had no reservation? When I told him that was ludicris, he said he was taking the reservation away from us altogether! I complained about that and he said he was wrong. To make it up to us, he'd give us a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant. On our way there, he called me back and said that we had mistakenly made our reservation at the wrong time--accused us of trying to scam him and said that he was rescinding his offer of the $100 certificate.

There was no scam here. We mistakenly made the reservation for the wrong date. It was an honest mistake.
 
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