Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oceanaire Seafood Room Announces Opening Date

The Oceanaire Seafood Room -- with furnishings and a décor reminiscent of classic 1930’s ocean liners -- will be permanently docking in downtown Cincinnati beginning June 2. Located on the ground floor of the 580 Building on the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets, this will be the sixteenth Oceanaire Seafood Room to open in the U.S., and the first in Ohio. All of the restaurants are privately owned and run.

The Oceanaire offers more than 25 species of “ultra fresh” seafood and shellfish flown in daily from around the world. The ultra-fresh promise is printed on every menu and is the hallmark of The Oceanaire Seafood Room concept. The menu changes daily and is based on market availability of the freshest top-of-the-catch fish from the world’s most highly regarded providers.
Popular menu items include Nantucket Bay Scallops, Yellowfin “Ahi” Tuna and Gulf Red Snapper. Perpetual favorites are Chesapeake Bay Style Crab Cakes, Jumbo Shrimp Scampi, Cioppino and Grilled Hawaiian Swordfish. The restaurant will also feature Alaskan Red King Crab Clusters caught by the Time Bandit, one of the boats featured on the Discovery Channel’s The Deadliest Catch. Additionally, the Oceanaire Seafood Room is known for its raw oyster bar, which offers a selection of fresh (and often difficult to procure) oyster varieties from around the world.

General Manager and Operating Partner for the Cincinnati location is Donna Seal. Seal is a six-year veteran of the Oceanaire system, and held leadership positions at Oceanaire locations in Minneapolis and Baltimore before overseeing construction of the Cincinnati restaurant from the ground up. In addition to her extensive experience in the foodservice profession, she also holds a B.A. in Business and Marketing from the University of Minnesota.

The Executive Chef and Operating Partner for the Cincinnati location is Justin Dumcum. Chef Dumcum has far-reaching experience, including work at The Saint Paul Hotel in Minnesota, and serving as Executive Chef at Kincaid’s in Norfolk, VA. In Cincinnati he has served as Executive Chef of RUI’s Palomino Euro Bistro and as Executive Chef at the South Beach Grill at the Waterfront.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Cincinnati will be open for dinner seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00 p.m. The restaurant seats 285 guests and the bar seats 30. In addition, a large private dining room offers guests the opportunity to host business meetings and social occasions.
For more information about The Oceanaire Seafood Room please call 513-381-8862 or visit Reservations are available by calling 513-381-8862 or through Open Table by visiting

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