Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis
Birthday Celebration.Wonderful experience for an elegant occasion. We celebrated my daughter's 26th birthday with a great service and tranquil conversation stimulating ambiance at special lunch menu prices. We'll be back!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwhy i will returnthe food and atmosphere were great,however,it's the personal sevice we received from "jim",our waiter that made this meal stand out.i have not received such outstanding service here in indy since elmos in the late 90's to early 2000's period....thanks.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNice seafood placeGreat place downtown for a special occasion when you want seafood.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceIt was our anniversary and they presented us with a card that all the staff had signed. Our menu was customized with "Happy Anniversary Joe and Cheri", The wine was very good, Oysters very good - fresh shredded horseradish, wine vinegar, cocktail sauce. Very smooth. The Crab Cake was out of this world!!! A mild cream sauce you pour over it! I could eat a plate of just these!! We had 10oz canadian lobster tail. It was large and had chili sauce drizzle with sliced jalapeños, very interesting. At least 10 big bites of lobster there!! Side dishes were cooked well, nothing new there. Caesar salad was ok. They brought us Baked Alaska for a special dessert without asking. how sweet an ending to a beautiful evening.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestI've been a patron since the opening of this restaurant and have NEVER been disappointed. I rate it the best in Indianapolis!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARYI mentioned in my reservation it was our 38th Wedding Anniversary. When we arrived the staff greeted us with Happy Anniversary. We were brought to a private booth (which I requested) where there was a signed Happy 38th Anniversary card on the table and menus printed with "Happy 38th Wedding Anniversary" on the top. Two managers came by during our meal to congratulate us and thank us for choosing the Oceanaire. The food was delicious and the wine selection was great. Travis, our server, was wonderful and his presentation of a complimentary Baked Alaska dessert was a wonderful end to our meal. We could not have asked for a more perfect evening of dining.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding oyster and seafoodOutstanding oyster and seafood selection and presentation. Thanks to GM Aaron and our server Evan. Recommend this for an excellent dining experience.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceRecommend this restaurant- good dining experience, very nice decor, service was very good, food was presented well and tasted fresh. Don't miss dessert!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Special Night OutWe celebrated a family occasion with this special dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was great and our honoree, who had requested the venue, was very pleased with her special treatment by the staff.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMShaneI brought my oldest grandson for his 10th birthday, I told him he could choose anywhere he wanted. He actually chose a seafood chain, I quickly changed his mind when I found out he wanted crab legs. It was exciting for both of us. We (and I can't believe I got him to try the Oysters Rockefeller, and he loved them!!) had an amazing dinner and they even brought him out a piece of cake with ice cream(which could have fed four). The service was great. A very enjoyable evening.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingWe had an excellent evening at Oceanaire. We were celebrating our anniversary. The staff coud not have been nicer. Our waiter, Bill, was outstanding! The food was great and the complimentary flaming Baked Alaska was such a special treat. We have a new special occasion place for all future celebrations. (And we'll probably come up with other reasons to go there too! )5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food but overpricedI enjoy the food and service. My only issue is with paying $38 for fish. Although I can tell the difference between Ruth's Chris and Outback, I can't tell the difference between a $38 piece of fish and a $18 piece of fish at McCormick's or even Bonefish.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafoodThat have a deep bench on quality staff. Ours was obvioislynew, but was quickly assisted be more knowledgable and refined members. Turned ot fine.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, drinks, ambience,Great food, drinks, ambience, and we saw many race car drivers dining there. It was Indy 500 weekend. We always dine one evening at Oceanaire. Our waiter was also terrific!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service. FreshGood food and service. Fresh seafood. Good selection. Nice vodka and wine selection.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh foodVisiting from out of town, this place was recommended to me for great seafood and did not disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday hot spotMy husband & children always pick Oceanaire for their special day! We always have a GREAT experience when we go to Oceanaire!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood GemOur group enjoyed fried stuffed trout, sturgeon, marlin and scallops together with augratin bacon potatoes, calamari, asparagus prepared fried, steamed with hollidaise, and grilled. All fabulous yet we wished the grilled asparagus would have had more a grilled flavor. The Baked Alaska and Strawberry Rhubarb cobbler with ice cream were wonderful as was the exceptionally good decaf. Waiter was able to reccommend excellence beverage choices based on customer preferences. Overall a wonderful experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing- must visitFom the valet parking to dessert this place is top notch! We went for my husbands birthday. They hsd a menu with happy Birthday at the top and a card signed by the staff waiting on the table. All great memorabke touches! They also brought out a special dessert! Service was awesome as always and food amazing!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent fresh seafoodWe found excellent fresh seafood in the midwest, including several uncommon fish choices that were available just for a day or two. I had Alaskan Halibut which is usually available, and it was wonderful, plainly grilled. The key lime pie dessert was traditional, with just a bit of extra bite.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh Seafood Like NoneotherBeing Land-locked, Indiana is not know for fresh seafood. But that doesn't stop Oceanaire from serving some of the freshest seafood I have ever had!
Our server was very knowable and helpful suggesting dishes and entrees that we would enjoy and savor!
The evening was more than just dinner, it was an experience:)5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionCurbside valet was perfect
Server had an excellent knowledge of beverages, entrees, deserts.
Delivery of our entrees was a little slow. Food temperature was excellent.
Baked Alaska was beyond our expectations - wonderful!
Return delivery by valet of our car was perfect.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experienceWe had a wonderful dinner following the advice of our server! The crab cake was fabulous as was the baked Alaska dessert! Entrees were quite good and just the right size. Totally enjoyed our experience!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & service, but pricey!Wonderful food, from the fresh oysters to our fish entree. Best seafood in Indy hands down. Service was as elegant as dining room.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood in IndianapolisMy experience was excellent. I am from New England, so finding good seafood has been a serious challenge in this landlocked area. However, the quality of the seafood at Oceanaire rivals many restaurants from the northeast. The service and atmosphere are also superb. The menu is quite pricy, but the quality of the overall dining experience makes the price worth it. This is the perfect spot for a special occasion or romantic evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was awesome andThe service was awesome and the food excellent! Great fish and seafood. The filet with the surf and turf was off the charts!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantWe had a great time for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great dining experienceWe went to Oceanaire for a celebration. When we arrived there was a card of congratulations signed by all the waiters as well as a special greetings printed on the menu. The food was good and well prepared, the bus boys were great. The waiter was great with a great sense of humor but he seemed too busy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMom's 76 th BdayWe eat here at least 6 or 7 times a year. Decided to take mom for her bday. They printed up special menus that said happy Bday. They also signed a card with all staff members signatures. Mom loved it. The food and service was beyond great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelivers as ExpectedI had made sure to note that it was my wife's birthday because nice restaurants like this one usually print out custom menus that say "Happy Birthday" on them. They did not disappoint. They also included a birthday card signed by all the wait staff and comped our dessert, Baked Alaska, which neither of us have ever had before. It was awesome - both presentation (on fire) and taste.
My wife had the blackened (spicy) Long Cod and I had the Salmon on special. Both were great. We started with the clam chowder which was also excellent. While the place is a bit noisier and not necessarily the most romantic place in Indy, the food is excellent and the staff helpful and friendly. Not an every day dinner, but great for special occasions.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and waitstaff!Had a great experience on a busy Friday night! Had some amazing oysters - the waiter was very helpful in helping multiple people in the party pick those suited to their taste. Everything else was delicious and incredibly fresh - it was a great start to a very fun evening for myself and my party. Could do a private intimate dinner for two here or have an amazing dinner out with friends. Great place - plan on returning many times...5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerI took my wife to Oceanaire to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When I made a reservation via open table, I noted the occasion in the remarks section. When we arrived at the restaurant, a personalized card was sitting on the table. The service was great and the food was delicious. Oceanaire provided a wonderful dessert including ice cream, layer cake, and whipped-cream (all lit on fire) on the house. It was a wonderful experience. The cost at this restaurant causes me to reserve it for special occasions only, but I would recommend to others.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat advance service!When I made the reservation ahead of time I mentioned we would be celebrating my wife's birthday - not only did they hold our reservation (we were late), but they held the best booth in the house on a packed night, had a birthday card on the table, set up a a second birthday card and chilled bottle of champagne (arranged by friends in NYC over the phone), and printed a personalized bday message on our menus - all in addition to a complimentary dessert - they went out of their way for our special occasion and it was noticed.
Still a great oyster selection - as good and breath as I've had anywhere, including both coasts...4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for our 11 year weddingWe went for our 11 year wedding anniversary and was treated like royalty. They had a card wishing us a happy anniversary, the staff congratulated us and even the printed everyday menus said happy anniversary.
Great experience and will be sure to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always an excellent meal...As always an excellent meal... always make an effort to eat here when in town as the food and service are impeccable, one of my favorite places to go. This time I had a small group where we were going to be conducting an informal dinner meeting and the restaurant despite having a full list of reservations, were able to find us accomodations where we weren't having to strain to hear each other talk.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit the Oceanaire SeafoodWe visit the Oceanaire Seafood room once a year while attending a trade show in Indianapolis and it has never let us down! The service staff is great and the food is amazing! One of the things I look forward to when visiting Indy!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerThe food was excellent and served in a very appealing way. The wine was a little overpriced, but probably worth it for a special occasion. The waiter made a very minor mistake, but both he and the manager were very apologetic, and they threw in a free dessert -- nice service recovery.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. theThe food was excellent. the drinks were memorable and the overall experience is one that I wont soon forget. The scallop dish was simply amazing. I know you are supposed to eat steak when you visit the midwest, however the seafood is simply the best in town4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFAntastic service and foodFrom the moment we walked in we were greeted by a friendly staff. We were quickly seated, and a relish tray, water and bread were promptly brought to our table. Our server was great - very friendly, and knowledgeable about the wine and food menu. We ordered cocktails which were perfect and served quickly. I ordered the chopped seafood salad without the feta cheese. It was fantastic as always. It is so fresh and crisp with shrimp and crab mean on top of mixed greens, with olives capers, and tomatoes. My husband had the stuffed trout, which consisted of a whole trout stuffed with crab meat and spinach. This was his first experience with trout, and he was not disappointed, it was fabulous.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceThis was my first time eating at The Oceanaire. I invited my best friend for his birthday as well as a few other close friends. From the moment we walked in to the time we left we were treated very professionally. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere was perfect. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and the food was fantastic. I really appreciated everyone there for making my best friends birthday very memorable. He absolutely loved it. I will be recommending The Oceanaire to everyone and I will definitely be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful seafood menu withWonderful seafood menu with excellent wait staff. A bit pricey, but the food was expertly prepared and delicious. Worth the splurge.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience great foodAwesome experience great food great service will absolutely go again.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMInattentive serverFor this caliber of restaurant, a patron should expect a certain level of service. Our waiter was inattentive and distracted. Frustrating for a $300 bill. The food, however, was very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing !!Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! That's all I can say. Will have to try it for yourself to experience this Amazing restaurant!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI love seafood and this isI love seafood and this is def the best place in Indy! Always have great service and great food!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely great. Super accomodatinAbsolutely great. Super accomodating! Excellent food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMour wait staff was excellent,our wait staff was excellent, quality of food was very good and hot3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA gift certificate from ourA gift certificate from our children brought us here. After driving approx 80 miles one way, we found the dining experience absolutely delightful. As seafood lovers we found the the food was outstanding, the staff friendly and professional providing nice menu guidance after determining our personal tastes. My wife and I will definitely return. PS- Valet your car to complete a seamless dining experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have celebratedMy wife and I have celebrated our last 4 anniversaries at the Oceanaire and we love it. Our meal and experience on March 23rd was wonderful as well.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAll 4 of us had an excellentAll 4 of us had an excellent meal from a range of fresh fish choices. Wine list is pricey.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM