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Thursday, January 10, 2008

More fish

I just got an opening date from the Oceanaire people. You can look forward to it opening downtown on March 22, barring unforseen circumstances, as they say (which seem to crop up a lot when it comes to restaurant openings)
It looks pretty fabu, I must say. It's an upscale chain--there's one in Indianapolis, among other locations. Like a swanky steakhouse, except with seafood. A 30's ocean liner is the inspirationf or the look.
In the 580 Building at 7th and Walnut, diagonally across from the Contemporary Arts Center.


at 3:44 PM Blogger Duke Danbury said...

I'll take a wait and see on this one. When McCormick and Schmicks was announced I heard a lot about how great they were. My wife and I waited about a month and then went. Our opinion: Eh

There aren't many great seafood places in Cincinnati so if it's good we'll have to check it out at some point. But in the long run I'd rather give my money to a local restaurant.

at 4:08 PM Blogger Stepf said...

Oceanaire is another restaurant whose liquor license I saw this week on the "pending transfers" list from the state.

at 9:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 580 Building is located at 6th and Walnut, not at 7th and Walnut.

at 11:15 AM Anonymous rms said...

I'm with you, Duke. A chain is a chain is a chain is a chain. The more we support chains, the more chains will set up.

at 3:09 PM Anonymous CLC said...

I agree about not supporting a chain. But I will say this -- Oceanaire is seen by many as a place that truly does rise above its chain format. The location in Washington, D.C. consistently scores high praise from the Washington Post's food critic, Tom Sietsema (he recommends it frequently on his weekly dining chats), and a couple of my friends in Indy rave about Oceanaire's oysters and raw bar selections. So, it might be worth a try.

at 10:00 AM Blogger Elyse said...

as a duel resident of washington dc and cincinnati, I am thrilled that Oceanaire is setting up shop in downtown Cincinnati. The concept truly rises above the chain format, and the food is never anything short of spectacular. In DC there are plenty of seafood restaurants, but oceanaire always manages to top my list.

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