Editors' pick

Oceanaire Seafood Room

American, Seafood
$$$$ ($25-$34)
Oceanaire Seafood Room photo
Leah L. Jones/For The Post
Diners step back in time at this dashing ode to fish.
Mon-Thu 11:30 am-10 pm; Fri 11:30 am-11 pm; Sat 5-11 pm; Sun 5-9 pm
(Downtown)
Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange lines), Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines)
202-347-2277
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Editorial Review

The Food section rated this restaurant's crab cake for a July 2009 story about the area's best.

With its chunky meat and generous size, Oceanaire's crab cake might have topped almost any we tried but for one thing. Along with the hint of dry mustard, Old Bay and parsley was salt: way too much salt that left us parched even after downing a two-liter bottle of water that afternoon. A one-time mistake? This cake is still worth a try: The domestic crab -- from Maryland when possible -- was nice and sweet, and the complementary pickle plate and half-loaf of sourdough made this a meal.

Two 5-ounce jumbo-lump crab cakes, $31.95

(July 29, 2009)