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Oceanaire San Diego trip report

woostalicious | Oct 3, 201110:43 PM

Ate at Oceanaire tonight. It was lovely. I got (description from the menu) the “KID DYNAMITE” BLUE CRAB CRUSTED MEXICAN MAHI MAHI Sake and Soy Poached Bok Choy with Screaming Rooster Sauce and hubby got PAN ROASTED BAJA BLACK GROUPER Pan Fried Goat Cheese Grit Cake with Fig Jam and Toasted Walnut Oil. The mahi mahi was spicy, but not overly so, with seasame oil flavor, and a good amount of crab on top of the fish. A light cream sauce binding it all together but not overly heavy or gluey. The fish was very fresh for both myself and my husband. My husband's dish tasted great in terms of flavors, but the grouper seems to have been a weird cut where he actually had to get a steak knife to cut it well. He said it tasted excellent but it was tough. He mentioned this to the waiter and the waiter was nice; he took it to the kitchen and they offered us a complimentary dessert. They may have done more but honestly, it still tasted so good, my husband ate it all despite the texture. We finished the night with baked alaska. The crust was blah, and the meringue was mediocre, but the ice cream in the middle was great; black cherry ice cream with big pieces of cherries in it. I would certainly recommend this restaurant again. It's 1 block from the convention centre. My husband is in sales and does a lot of conventions, and he will be taking customers here in the future. It's good food with things for foodies, but also conventional dishes for the conservative eater. Fairly high end without being ridiculous. Nice atmosphere and immaculately clean bathrooms. 4.5 stars!

Oceanaire Seafood Room - San Diego
400 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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