Thursday, December 12, 2013

Seafood restaurant to unveil $35-plus lunch entree

The Oceanaire Seafood Room replaces McCormick & Schmick's at The Shops at Riverside, an upscale shopping center in Hackensack once known as Riverside Square.


The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Hackensack is open for happy hour and dinner, but won't serve lunch until early January.

Oceanaire replaces McCormick & Schmick's, a seafood restaurant with dark wood and leather booths, and food prices are among the highest in North Jersey.

A Hackensack lunch menu hasn't been posted online yet.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Washington, D.C., offers Chilean sea bass or Maryland rockfish at lunch for $37.95 each, and side dishes appear to be extra.

Parking is difficult in the crowded lot outside the Hackensack restaurant, in The Shops at Riverside, and the narrow spaces raise the potential of your car being dinged.

If the prices don't give you heartburn, damage to your car will.

Seafood Gourmet, a fish market and restaurant in Maywood, offers fresh fish, lobster and other fare at far more reasonable prices.

The opening of an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant has been delayed to at least next week.

At the Home Depot Shopping Center in Hackensack, the opening of the Port of Call American Fusion Buffet & Sushi has been delayed until at least next week.

The opening originally was scheduled for Dec. 7 -- the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor.

The Courthouse Cafe & Deli has opened at 10 Sussex St. in Hackensack, near the Bergen County Courthouse. John's Coffee Shop operated there for many years.

The new Courthouse Cafe & Diner in Hackensack won't stay open past 4 p.m., fearing few customers would venture out to eat dinner on the city's quiet Main Street.

Main Dish at 152 Main St. closes at 3:30 p.m. for the same reason.

The new-American restaurant opened in the space used for many years by Naturally Good.


  1. why not mention that the oceanaire club is owned by the same people as mccormick and schmick?

    1. Why? Who cares? McCormick & Schmick's wasn't that great. I would expect the same here.

  2. well you didn't say anything about how mccormick and schmick was. now you did. "wasn't that great." thanks.


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