2017 » Hall of Fame Seafood Houses

The Oceanaire

The Oceanaire Seafood Room is a sophisticated restaurant that serves the freshest possible seafood, flown in daily, in a setting that’s modern but relaxed, sleek yet warm. Though most guests order from the daily printed menu’s “simply grilled or broiled” section in order to best appreciate the freshness of the day’s offerings, The Oceanaire satisfies a diverse customer base with specialties ranging from high-end preparations like “Dirty” Massachusetts Jumbo Scallops over Bacon Sautéed Spinach Topped with Bleu Cheese Crumbles to tavern-style Fish & Chips and retro favorites like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Oysters Rockefeller.

The spectacular location sports an updated look with dramatic hues of aqua and marine blue with distinguished cherry wood accents. In addition to new carpet, artwork and dining booths with updated lighting, the restaurant also offers a custom oyster bar with an open, airy feel accented by picture windows overlooking one of the most popular shopping destinations in Houston. The décor is stylish without drawing the attention away from the overall dining experience, which features professional service from a knowledgeable wait staff.

From the menu to the presentation to the setting, The Oceanaire’s main goal is to transform each guest into a lifelong aficionado. The overriding message, of course, is “Fresh seafood, flown in daily” and it is communicated by a number of elements, including the fresh offerings of the oyster bar, the placement of mounted fish on the walls and an eye-catching daily-printed menu that’s based entirely on market availability.