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The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.

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Galleria Dallas
North Central Dallas
Seafood Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Steak Houses, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Seafood

Price Range : Above Average

Parking: Valet

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bike Parking: No

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Provided by Citysearch - 
Editorial review from Citysearch

Great seafood and great location. I would highly recommend to peers.

The JWad


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About 12 of us were ""stuck"" in The Westin Galleria and really didn't want ""mall food"" on a Saturday night. We called around and no one would take a big party. SOmeone said, ""what about that fish place downstairs?"" No reservations, all twelve of us stumbled in. THey set up to six tops side by side and we had an absolute blast. Wine list was perfect. Menu was extensive and very well explained by the waiters (who were so good). The food was exceptional. If you are ever ""stuck"" in The Westin, don't panic. Slide into The Oceanaire and have a really great dining experience. Don't miss the shrimp and grits.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great seafood!

I have been to The Oceanaire about 50 times. The food and atmosphere is great every time. They have absolutely the best oysters (if you like oysters). Try their hash browns ""Oceanaire"" style! Yum!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst food - Waste of Money!!!

My husband took me there for a romantic dinner with a preset menu at a hefty price. We were expecting to be fed very well. To our disappointment most of the food was RAW! The appetizer was fried but cold in the center and raw lobster... The salad had way too much dressing and the lobster bisque had no lobster. Our main entree was just a piece of meat with no sides - not enough food and both of our entrees were undercooked and had to be sent back. I don't even want to mention the cheap dessert that we barley touched. I commented on the food to the waiter and he asked if the manager came by... Not till the end of the evening he came and plopped a free creme brulee for our troubles. I began to explain that he is serving undercooked food and he gave me the hand as if the free dessert should make me feel better about over paying for a horrible meal! Avoid this restaurant - there are many better seafood restaurants in Dallas!!!



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Worst Dining experience in Dallas

My husband and I recently ate at the Oceanair for a special night out. We have been to the one in Indianapolis, which we highly recommend that location, so we were expecting similar service. What we encountered was the worst night of service we have received anywhere. The food was ok, but not as good as our previous experience (and we ordered the same meal). The price was overrated for what we received. To start the night we arrived for our reservation only to wait an hour for a table. During that time we saw several people arrive after us and seated right away. We wouldn't have been as frustrated if we didn't have a reservation already made, and these people had later reservations than we did. Our waitor was nice, but slow. What should have been a dining experience that we were expecting to last at most 1.5 hours, ended up being a three hour ordeal and caused us to miss plans we had made for later in the evening. We will never again go to the Dallas location.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delicious food, great service, amazing food.

I am not a local but visiting Dallas on business. I went down to The Oceanire on a Sunday night at about 8:30pm and it was still fairly busy (not bad for a Sunday to be sure). Arif was my server and he was very, very good. I started off with 4 raw oysters from the raw bar, very nice ice chilled presentation with fresh cocktail sauce topped with fresh horse-raddish and another sauce I have not seen before but equally very tasty. The BLT salad was my second course and it was excellent. Very fresh greens and very good tomatoes, especially for this time of year. I had the jumbo lump crabcake appetizer as my entree' and it was incredible. About 98 percent crab meat cooked to perfection... (can get rubbery but this was perfect) Overall I had a great experience and amazing food. I will be back if I am in town again.



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Getting sick is never pleasant....

Getting sick is never pleasant, and never have I had to pay so much for it. When we called the restaurant, the manager left us on hold for over twenty minutes. We hung up and called health services; I'm interested to know what the inspector found. I really want the three days it took to recover back, but they wouldn't even give my money back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Seafood Great Service

Despite the great reviews and recommendations from others I never considered going to The Oceanaire just because of its location in the Westin Hotel. Granted the hotel is a nice hotel, however their more known for their rooms than food. So maybe that's why they brought in a the small seafood/steakhouse restaurant chain. The atmosphere is comfortable and fun with high ceilings, ocean liner accents and blue lights washing out the white walls. We started at the bar for couple of cocktails. The bartender was attentive, professional and poured great drinks. We then took a table and from there had wonderful service. Our server was knowledgable of the menu and specials. The calamari is the best in town; tender, and cooked perfectly. Most places give you a side of some kind of concoction to smother the flavor; this did not even come with one, and wasn't needed. The clams baked with Canadian Bacon were as sweet as could be. The Mahi was cooked perfectly and the Pecan trout is hard to be beat. The restaurant is a to story dining room with the second appearing to be a great place for a date with the curtain draped balcony you get to escape from the bar chatter.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Ultra-fresh fish

This glamorous, upscale restaurant located in the Westin Galleria not only boasts uber fresh fish, but wonderful service and unique side dishes. With fresh fish flown in daily, you can have it broiled or grilled, or choose from one of the chef?s masterful creations. The side dishes, which are very large portions, include shells and cheese, asparagus and hollandaise, or salt and vinegar fries, which were voted the best in Dallas by The Dallas Observer. The service was superb, the fish fabulous, and the atmosphere perfect for a Saturday night dinner.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Will keep me coming back!!!

As soon as I walked into the restaurant I was transported in time. Totally forgot about the heavy rain that doesn't seem to stop and relaxed immediately. We were promptly seated in a huge leather booth near the front and before we knew it had warm bread and a tray of random pickles and vegis... interesting to say the least. Our server was very pleasant and professional and helped us put together the perfect evening from the wine to our entrees. I can't think of any moment that I would of changed. As we were leaving my wife asked me ""Why haven't we been here before?"" We will be, and have been since. Those other comments about the food and service... not sure where they went but it wasn't The Oceanaire!



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WOW me every time!

I have been here many occasions and have never been disappointed in any dish or with service! This is one of the top three overall consisteant restaurants in Dallas! If you love oysters you have to visit the raw bar. It is comfortable and the service from the bar staff is top notch. The dining room is plush, the noise level perfect and the booths are the best in the city. As far as the food; NO BETTER SEAFOOD IN THE SOUTHWEST! Hands down the freshest I have tasted outside of California. Oceanaire consistenetly supplies the most pleasurable and consistent dining experience of anywhere in Dallas. I have been taking my clients to Oceanaire for four years and many have returned on their own!



Provided by Citysearch - 
horrible beyond words

this is some of the worst seafood i've ever had. the crabcakes were decent, but everything else (esp. the shellfish combination) was such a waste of time and money! SO dry and unfresh!!



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Best seafood around!

I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great seafood restaurant in Dallas, of all places. When we walked into the Westin Hotel (through some construction for what looks like a major renovation) lobby and found the entrance to the Oceanaire, it was like walking into the dining room of an oceanliner from the 50s. The atmosphere was a bit startling at first but made me feel like I was stepping back in time. I kept waiting to see Fred and Ginger come waltzing by our table.
The server was prompt and helped recommend a nice glass of wine from an extensive list. Then he told us about the menu and helped steer us toward some great food. The Ahi Tuna was some of the best I have ever had. The portions are so large we had to have a to go bag. The prices are a little on the high end but for what you get, it is well worth it.
We throughly enjoyed dining there and will be back. We have eaten fresh seafood on both coasts and the Oceanaire was beyond anything we have enjoyed so far.



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We had a very awful experience at this restaurant! The service is beyond horrible, until the check is delivered and THEN they are willing to get you anything you like, for a good tip. The Maitre D is RUDE!! Overall I woudl Not go to this restaurant. For a dinner for 4 it was $250... and the food is less than impressive!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
pleasant surprise

I was very apprehensive because this restaurant is in the Galleria, but I was pleasantly surprised! Not only is the seafood delicious and fresh, the waitstaff is wonderful. I've been twice already and I have a great dining experience every time. I love the variety of fresh oysters they have! YUMMY!



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Unbelievable Seafood!

As we entered we were immediately at ease, a very warm welcome as we entered continued throughout the meal from the servers to the bussers. The food is outstanding! If you are an oyster lover, you must try the 10 or so varieties of oysters offered! The portions are large, you won't go away hungry. The food is prepared so the fish is the star, not over-sauced. We all had different fish, all excellent! You must try the hashbrowns, these are the real deal, filled with tabasco, onions and bacon. The key lime pie is the best I ever had! It is baked and soooooo good! So good I had to take a piece home! I live in Dallas and will definitely return.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A nice find...

We were staying at the Westin Galleria Dallas and not up to another night of roomservice. This place is right off the lobby. A bit noisy for a Monday evening, but the service was prompt, efficient and Texas-friendly. Nice variety of food and fresh, fresh, fresh! A little pricey for everyday, but nice for special event or if you're on an expense account.



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""What a restaurant!""

We heard that this was the place for fantastic seafood. We thought, "" In Dallas?"" ...everything must be from the Gulf. Then we tried it. WOW!! There must have been 30 or so selections on the menu from all over the world. Their crab cake was delicious (sweet, tender, almost all crab), and their staff was unbelievably friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely invite you to try them out if you are looking for fresh seafood in Dallas.

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