The Oceanaire Seafood Room recently exited its longtime home in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for new digs at the corner of Nicollet Avenue and South Sixth Street. And with the new location, the restaurant gained more than a shiny new bar and a lighting design that paints the interior a lush, undersea blue: It added a whole new meal.
The restaurant in late January debuted weekday lunch service. Patrons can select from an abbreviated menu, ranging from snacks like shrimp cocktails and crab cakes to more robust meals, from flown-in-fresh fish to a 20-ounce ribeye steak. The upscale vibe and proximity to downtown offices, not to mention the convenient skyway access, make the new Oceanaire a perfect spot for discussing sales over swordfish, or mergers over mussels.