400 J Street, San Diego CA 92101

$25 - $50

Nestled in the heart of the exciting Gaslamp District, and just minutes away from the San Diego Convention Center, is The Oceanaire Seafood Room – a stylish and upscale seafood restaurant famed for its oyster bar and fresh fish flown in daily. Its menu offers a daily changing selection of snapper, swordfish and rare seasonal items like Alaska Weathervane Scallops, in addition to chops, steaks and poultry. Its sophisticated décor, large open dining room and award-winning service only add to its appeal, making it the ideal setting for special occasions, date night and corporate functions. Visit the bar area during Admiral’s Hour for specially-priced Crab Cake Sliders, Steamed Mussels, Oysters Rockefeller, cocktails and more. The Oceanaire is a two-time Lamplighter Award-winner for Favorite Seafood Restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner.


  Business Info

  • Address: 400 J Street, San Diego CA 92101
  • Cross Street: 4th Avenue
  • Location: Downtown | Gaslamp Quarter
  • Cuisine: Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (619) 858-2277
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Private Room, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Valet Parking, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion,


  Business Hours

Reservations Available


Customer Reviews & Ratings

Lucky Us  

First time in San Diego for my wife and I and it was restaurant week...Oceanaire was the last night there and it could not have been any better. GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE.

Best Dining Experience Ever  

I'm shocked that when I check this website for reviews of the Oceanaire that it says there are none, until you register then you can see them. My wife and I were offered by our friends to select a restaurant, any restaurant, to go to dinner. I had always wanted to go to the Oceanaire so that was where we decided to go. We arrived at the time of our reservation and were immediately seated. Our Waiter, Jonathan, was absolutely perfect when it came to service, timing, knowledge, perfect wine suggestion, just everything. We received our courses exactly on time as to how you would wish for them to arrive and the food was beyond outstanding. Simply put, this was by FAR, the finest dining experience I've EVER had. Best service, food and a very nice atmosphere. Everyone in our dinner party agreed, this was fabulous. We have made a pact we will be back. If your looking to celebrate a special occasion, trust in the Oceanaire, IT'S AWESOME!!


I love this place!! What a treat... Came in for a quick bite and glass of wine before a concert. We had never been in and really needed some help with the menu. Our server(Jay) not only had great recomendations he was on the ball!! The crab cake was the best we have ever had. We didnt even touch the sauce it had come with. It needed NOTHING! We ordered the rib eye steak (cooked to perfection) and a broiled white fish from Oregon also cooked perfectly. I will without a doubt be back for more!!!!


Oceanaire is absolutely amazing! There is nothing bad to say AT ALL! The service is great and our food was to die for!!! No one could be disappointed here with their dining experience.

Great Service and Staff  

I had the best experience when my husband proposed to me at this restaurant. The staff was great!!

Sauce was too strong, mismatch  

I ordered Mahi-mahi. Fish was a o.k., but the sauce was too sweet, too much butter. It did not match well with the fish. My daughter and I did not like it at all. In fact we left some portion. It was not worth $38.00.