Ocean Prime - Indianapolis
Ocean Prime - Indianapolis

Ocean Prime - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimeindy.com/
  • Phone: (317) 569-0975
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Shawn O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ocean Prime features a stunning private dining room, The Prime Room, accommodating up to 40 Guests. Our terrace is also available for private events, and the full restaurant is available for luncheon events. Please call 317.569.0975 for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Schultz 3175690975x
  • Entertainment: Ocean Prime features live piano music in our Blu Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Crossing Blvd., & 86th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available for our Guests and will be complimentary.
A word from Ocean Prime - Indianapolis
We create an extraordinary supper club experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Our executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made from scratch dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes & tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Our well-trained bar chefs handcraft exciting cocktails, including our signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries & bubbles. With our red carpet hospitality, Ocean Prime is the perfect destination for cocktails after work, dinner before or after the theatre, business meetings, social gatherings & everyday celebrations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ocean Prime - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (166)romantic (123)fit for foodies (94)notable wine list (79)good for groups (56)vibrant bar scene (40)hot spot (39)great for outdoor dining (38)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (17)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Fun Night
    Tenniscat
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere in the front bar. Three of us had the seafood special. 2 really enjoyed theirs but mine was very tough. I didn't eat 1/2 of it. The side dishes were good and the wine list very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fortieth birthday meal
    celebratfun
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We requested a booth inside the restaurant and got a perfect table. Everyone was very nice and always saying happy birthday. The food was superb, especially the steak, which was served to two separate orders and no split plate fee. An excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food comes with a Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been to Ocean Prime at least 5 times. The food is always superb. The service is always excellent. The bread and sides are great. It's a place we choose when we are willing to spend money and know it wont' let us down. The seafood is always fresh and well prepared. While I don't eat beef, our friend on Saturday said her steak was amazing. All that being said, there are very few, if no, bottles of wine under $45, and the total bill is around $200 before tip. As long as you are prepared for that, it is an excellent choice in fine dining and a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    NOLA4us
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always exceptional. Seafood is very fresh and exceptionally prepared. Filet Oscar alone is worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was fabulously prepared and presented. Entertainment was a pleasant surprise and wonderful to boot. Being from out of town, it was great to meet locals who made our experience a great one. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, fresh seafood and delicious, unique drinks.
    mcollins
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Although a little pricey, you get what you pay for. It is a very nice, upscale restaurant with great food and drinks. If you're looking for a nice steak or delicious seafood, this is the place to go! Not to mention the drinks were unique and delicious. Both the bartender Wes, and our waiter, Scott are great at their jobs and made our experience there. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad the outdoor bar has been winterized!
    NotafanVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was the first Friday of too-cold weather for this time of year. Best place for cocktail hour drinks is the Ocean Prime heated and enclosed outdoor bar! Lets you forget the mess outside. And the truffle popcorn is great, too. Though we were only there for drinks it's actually set up for dinner, too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Indysocial
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Everything about our dining experience was outstanding. The atmosphere, food, service - I'm not sure any restaurant in Indy can top this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    Chrisv
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We went out hoping for a good meal and got a great one. Meal was prepared perfectly. Our served, Tim, was knowledgeable about the menu and bar selections and was friendly and helpful offering options to add to our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best service!!!!
    Missy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The atmosphere, ambiance, food and service was superb. Our waiter Darren was the best, he was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu, he made some great suggestions, he recommended the Kansas city steak which I ordered that was delicious. The staff seemed to work so well together. I would highly recommend this restaurant! I will be goibg back next month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went to celebrate our Anniversary. We loved the music in the bard area. We had a booth there for dinner and it was very romantic. The music, food and service was great. We will definitely go back. The scallops were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not as good as expected
    Renee
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Ambiance was very nice. The scallops I ordered were really rubbery and chewy. One side was seared well, but the other was watery and unfinished. I couldn't finish them. I stole half of my husband's dinner, because I was starving and his chicken was very, very salty. The desserts were very good. Will not go back, because of the poor food. All of the staff were extremely friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    JackSkuatt
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Made my 90 yr. old mother feel very special for her birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    nestrada89
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My family came to Ocean Prime to celebrate my mother's 50th birthday. We really wanted a special place that none of us had ever been before. The staff of Ocean Prime did not disappoint. From the moment we walked through the door they mentioned her birthday celebration and made the evening very special. It even included a special decoration on her dessert plate. Outside of that, the food was amazing. Sides can be purchased in a half portion allowing you to try a lot of different options. I recommend the smoked gouda tater tots as well as the roasted carrots. A great restaurant for any occasion or just for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical of its Genre
    Rock
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I have no regrets whatsoever about dining at Ocean Prime. We were seated in an excellent area. Not all areas are excellent. In our case, the atmosphere was outstanding. Our server was also outstanding. These two items tend to make the evening. Good atmosphere and a server who's happy to do the job: all is well. The steak was very good. The scallops were gritty, but I've never known whether to blame the kitchen or the ocean. Everyone was satisfied with their main dish. The sides, not so much. Although good enough, portions were small. 50% of sides left behind! What? Too small AND unfinished? Everyone was afraid to take a second spoonful. $10 per side - OP could do better. Typical of its genre in the dual of Form v Substance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was our first experience and it did not disappoint! From check in to check out it was fantastic! As our server Lori approached she called us by name which I thought gave the experience a more personable appeal. She was fun and very accommodating! This place is a must for a "Date Night"!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not worth the prices at all. Wouldn't go back. The service was not good and we felt like at times we were forgotten about. Would rather go to Ruth Chris or st. Elmo's where we know the food is worth the price and the service is so much better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Accomodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had our anniversary dinner and took our 7 year old daughter. Wait staff was great. Daughter could not decide on 2 noodle dishes as her meal, so they have her half portions of both. Very nice and engaging with her as she was the only sub-teen in sight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought I would be more impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Requested a booth received follow up call for reservation and added the booth needed to be in quiet location. We were seated at the 1st booth from the entrance. Very noisy. Waiter seemed newish not very experienced in high end dining. 2 1/2 hours+ for dinner. Manager seemed like he was having a bad night (at a glance) he never acknowledge our table even passing us many times through the night. Enjoyed the food just wished service could have been top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdoor bar the best.
    NotafanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    See "A decent high end chain restaurant" and "sub-par" below. I don't need to take the time. Others have already.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    RCJCfavs
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything was awesome. Darren was our server and he was amazing! Best steak and lobster tail we've ever had. The jalapeño au gratin potatoes are a must and go on Sunday so you can have their butter cake. Delish!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    Edwards
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everyone worked hard to make sure we had a great evening, from the moment we walked in the door. Every staff member we came into contact with was friendly and helpful. The service was amazing, and the food was really great. The fish (especially the tuna) was perfect. We went out to celebrate a special occasion and we're thrilled with how the evening went. I only wish we'd stopped in the bar, it looked fun. Looking forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A decent high end chain restaurant.
    Gigantor1964
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ocean View is a good, to very good, high end chain restaurant. The decor and ambiance are high points, and service was quite good. Food is decent, but at the end of the meal it surprised me to say that nothing really stood out. Everything, from appetizers to desert, was just...good. The trouble is that the prices suggest a much higher quality dining experience (for two of us with a modestly priced bottle of wine was over $300). A good place, but there are better dining choices here in Indy, and better high end chain restaurants (such as Fleming's).
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sub-prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The bread was the best part of the meal. Shrimp cocktail app was ok - cocktail sauce could use more horseradish. Presentation with dry ice is fun. Wedge salad was not good - lettuce wasn't that fresh and the ranch dressing doesn't have the right flavor. Entree sea bass was very disappointing. No taste & just blah - preparation added nothing. Scallops were ok but not great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kitchen door
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Was excited to be going here for the first time, consequently was not familiar with the seating arrangements. As have i,t they seated us right by the kitchen door, which always proves to be busy and noisy. Noticed this too late to change. Was very disappointed that they would seat a first time guest(they asked us when we arrived) right by the kitchen door and have to endure this while spending over $200 for Dinner. They should know better. Will not be going back for sometime although everything else was great. It's like having a great trip, but losing your luggage! Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! Yet Again!
    turbothrust
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I dined in the dining room on this occasion, which was a change for me as I usually dine in the bar area...Totally exceeded my expectations again! At first I was a little put off as my table was by the kitchen, but then it turned out to be my favorite table in the whole restaurant! I love oysters, and enjoyed watching the cooks shuck oysters right in the window by my table. It was really neat to get a glimpse of the hustle happening in the kitchen. Very cool and not noisy as I originally thought. Thank you again for a fantastic experience, and I look forward to another great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Took guest from Japan there, great choice. Convenient location. Services was spot on. Food on the higher end on cost but the presentation and quality to match. Highly recommend for business and date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner
    October2inLove
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I discovered Ocean prime 2 years ago when my wife and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. I was so impressed by the Blackened Red Snapper, ambiance and service we received, we knew that we had discovered a gold mine. We returned for our 30th anniversary the other night and found the service to be impeccable, the Kansas City Strip and Lobster Tails were delightful. Ocean Prime turns any visit into a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated Anniversary
    AM2PMVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had Anniversary celebrations there. Had a great time. Bubbles and Berries Drink was awesome! Must try
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing experience
    JohnK
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first trip to Ocean Prime, and I was looking forward to an upscale experience and a wide variety of seafood with interesting preparations. My first impression was that the decor was like that of a dining room on a cruise ship--somewhat stately but bland and flat. (Also, some of the fixture obviously hadn't been cleaned in a while.) This isn't the restaurant's fault, but I was disappointed by how casually the patrons were dressed--some wearing jeans and ballcaps. Like I said, I was looking forward to a fancy experience. However, I also noticed that service staffers of the restaurant were hobnobbing very casually with patrons, sitting down and chatting with them for five or 10 minutes at a time. One woman in our section of the restaurant, who I think was an off-duty hostess sitting at a guest's table, was engaged in a multi-stage flirtation with a server who would stop by every few minutes. They then went off together a couple times and came back minutes later. ... As for the food, I was very disappointed in the variety of fish dishes on the menu. For an upscale seafood restaurant to just offer 10 seafood entrees, and for the most part the most obvious dishes (two salmons, a sea bass, a tilapia(!), etc.) was a real comedown. Our waiter was pushing the blackened snapper, which sounded like it was doused in several different preparations. That didn't give me much confidence in the kitchen. Once we ordered, the quality of the food was very pedestrian. We had the mussel appetizer, and the size and texture of the individual mussels was just sad. My wife had the House Salad, which purportedly contains field greens but was all romaine. I then had the scallops, which were fine. Not the best ever, not the worst. I will say that our waiter was very personable and efficient--by far the best part of the experience. There was a mixup at one point, however, and we didn't receive bread until our appetizers had arrived.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ocean Prime
    Diner5
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Strange, but the steak was better than the seafood. Very expensive so special occasion only. Too expensive to have to listen to a crying child.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous
    Ronni
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I fell in love with the food and service. Everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our server was wonderful. His name was Darren and he made our dinner a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great birthday dinner
    Great
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service was great....food was good...had the lobster special on Sunday...a little pricey given the market price for lobster these days. lobster bisque was awesome..all in all very enjoyable. Love the manner in which they serve good scotch
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as it gets
    tcota
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We live to come to Ocean Prime for any occasion. The staff is great and Rob is one of the best in the business. He paid attention to every detail that was needed. A+
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome place
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    awesome food and quick efficient service. we love this place!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Atmosphere for dinning
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were impressed with friendliness of the staff and waiters/waitress. It seemed that a different waiter delivered different food items to consume and we liked that we could get into a conversation with each. They did not seem rushed and gave the time to converse with us. Three of our party had steak and said it was great. I had the Salmon and it was one of the best I have ever had. And the carrot cake was plentiful and delicious. I have to say something about the bread. The waiter brought us two baskets of it and each time it was warm. We are on a mission to go through the alphabet and visit every eating establishment that begins with the letters A-Z. Ocean-Prime was our "O" and what a great pick. We shall return again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    janfamVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Although we waited 45 minutes for our reserved table, the food was excellent. We enjoyed the beef fillet and salmon. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left with no desire to return...
    SimplePleasures
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    So, why wouldn't we want to return when we had great food, good wine and a wonderful server? Our dinner was disrupted 3 times as bussers bumped into our seated guest as they were maneuvering between tables. We spoke to the manager and his response was that the tables were close together. We said that is true, but one would assume that the bussers could at least apologize when they bump a seated guest or more space be provided between tables. This manager left the impression that he could care less. The irony was that we had dinner the evening before at a university banquet hall with 650 guests and we were never in harm of being knocked out of our chair.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    karshirey20
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We visited Ocean Prime as part of the Northside Nights promotion. Our family enjoys time together at a higher end, fine dining establishment. 2 of 3 in our party ordered from the selected menu, the 3rd off the normal offerings. All 3 meals were divine and we will definitely be back. The service was top notch and rates very high on our list. The prices were very much what you expect at an upscale place, perhaps a little lower actually as it is away from downtown. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate