Best Crab Cakes Ever!.
We have been to Oceanaire at least six times, and every time has been an amazing experience. Their food is excellent with our favorites being the Crab Cakes (seems like 95% crab with just enough filling to keep them together), and the Alaskan King Crab legs. Although there are times I enjoy cracking some crab legs, they offer the choice to have it fully shelled so you just get a heaping pile of steaming hot crab meat ready for dipping in butter. It makes it much easier to eat, and not as distracting to conversation.
The service is some of the best we have ever had, and can be enhanced by a quick call to make a reservation and let them know about special occasions or requests. The staff greats us by name (even the first visit - good situational awareness given time and party size), and are attentive without being overbearing. An easy example of their training and attention to detail is that the tables are decorated with white linens, but if one is wearing black, they switch the napkin out to black. They accomplish this so smoothly most do not notice, thus preventing ruining a great meal by standing up to white lint on that pretty black dress!
Make sure to call ahead to make sure they have the Alaskan King crab as it is not always in season.
This is our favorite seafood restaurant in Orlando, and in the top 3 for the whole state. We have recommended it to many friends, and none have been disappointed.
Other tips: there is free valet (make sure to tip), and it is easier to access when heading NE on I-drive. You will see the Capital Grill sign first, take the next 45 right entrance, and you will then see Oceanaire right after the Capital Grill. Give your waiter your valet ticket when you pay the bill, and they will have your car brought up to prevent a wait.
Glad I walk in....
I am in Orlando, Fl with my job for 3 weeks. I just so happen into Oceanaire by accident. I had gone to another restaurant in the same center, and was treated so poorly, I got up and left. From the moment I walked into the restaurant, I was introduced to the host staff, then taken to the bar area to wait for my table and was introduced to the staff there. I wanted to sit on their patio, and enjoy the nice weather, and do a little people watching while I was at it. Mike, one of the bartender, was my server, and was absolutely AMAZING. I never felt uncomfortable that I was sitting there alone, he was very attentive, without being annoying. One of the managers came out toensur that I was being taken care of, and to make sure my visit was memorable. I am in the service business as well, and although the food was probably the best I have had while in Orlando, it is the service that will bring me back to visit. I have already told so many people about my experience at both restaurants tonight, they may not remember the 1st restaurant that I walked out of, but, they will certainly remember the 2nd restaurant, I will keep reminding them. I have colleagues joining me at the end of the month, and that will be the first place I take them, as well as my family when we are here on vacation in November! Keep up the great job of giving your customers the experience they deserve!!!
Your fish smells. found out they were sued companywide in late 08 by the Discovery Channel for claiming to serve "Deadliest Catch" king crab and charging gullible customers who thought they were getting real Time Bandit crab. Turns out their crab is from the same generic supply as everyone else sells in Orlando.
Very best seafood.
Went there Friday and Sunday night. Both times with 5-9 people.
Some of the best seafood any of us have ever had.
Fantastic quality and service.
The blackened halibu served oscar style is amazing.
The Best Ever!!!!!!!!!!!. I love this place! There was nothing bad about it! The greatest service from Chaz and Maria. The managers treated us great. Now lets get to the most important thing. The food! It was the best food I have ever tasted. The sides were even great. It wasn't regular sides. The chef is great he took regular sides like corn and made it taste like the best corn in the world. It was the most fantastic food. I have two words for anybody that goes here. Crab Cake! That was the best! Best Meal I ever had!
Wonderful Dining Experience. I wanted to find a special place for dinner to take my date, and this place exceeded all my expectations (and hers!), The staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food sellection was wonderful. Everything served is fresh and flown in each day. The selection of fish and wine is not to believed. You can see from the attitude of everyone, they wish their guests to have a wonderful dinning experience. I looked at some of negative comments made about this place and I can only say they must have been talking about another place! The only "problem" I had with the place was that with so much variety on the menu it was hard to decide what to order!!
Great Food and Service!. The Oceanaire Seafood Room is truly a unique experience compared to all the Orlando restaurants available. It is the one place I can go and know when I walk through the door I will be greeted by the management and host staff as if I were family. The staff is knowledgeable on the drinks and menu to help you make the right choice of what to have. The atmosphere is like a relaxing getaway..I love the palm trees and oyster bar! The food is out of this world. I cannot go without having the fried calamari and lump crab meat appetizers! You really can?t ask for a better restaurant. It is the one that you will talk about after you leave wanting more.
A real winner; superlative food and attentive wait staff, outstanding management.
Dining at the Oceanaire was truly pleasurable. Our party of six was seated promptly and treated royally. The manager and wait staff were attentive and solicitous. The food was superb. We ordered six different entrees and each was prepared perfectly. The portions were more than adequate and each entree was accompanied by some exceptional side dishes. The wait staff was especially helpful regarding side dishes and portion size. Topping it all of was some exquisite desserts.
All in all, the Oceanaire is a delightful dining experience. I only get to Orlando two or three times a year but you can be sure that the Oceanaire will be part of each visit I make. I'd love to see one in Tampa or Sarasota in the near future.
Mouth watering food and exquisite desserts; professional in every respect.
After visiting the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, I was prepared for a quality dining experience. Orlando topped my expectations in every respect!
The appetizers and entrees were superb and the desserts exquisite. The food is matched by top notch service that is delivered in a timely and professional manner.
As far as I'm concerned, the Oceanaire is not only one of the best seafood restaurants in Orlando; it's one of the two or three of the best restaurants serving any type of food in the city. Don't mss it!
Glad this place was recommended by hotel. This place has a sturdy wine list and a wide range of entrees. Good place to bring a group, as everybody will find something to love. We had some special requests at our table, which were done happily by the kitchen. Very nice experience. Bring a jacket for the air conditioning inside.
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