About 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.

8555 N. River Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lounge 4:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
River Crossing Blvd., & 86th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 569-0975

Website:
http://www.oceanprimeindy.com/

Entertainment:
Ocean Prime features live piano music in our lounge beginning at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and at 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available for our Guests and will be complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Branden Pegg

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Featuring half off all small plates in the lounge weekdays from 4-7PM. Taste our featured cocktails including our Blood Orange Old Fashioned & Pear Elderflower.
Special Sunday menu featuring an 8 oz filet with your choice of “Surf” for $55 per person.
On Thursdays, enjoy selected half priced bottles of wine from our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.
Start your weekend with a bang! On Thursdays and Fridays, enjoy $1 oysters during Happy Hour, $10 glasses of Veuve Cliquot, and specially priced cocktails and sushi from our Lounge Menu.

Ocean Prime - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (73)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Special Occasion (67)
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Romantic (60)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Business Meals (46)
Notable Wine List (38)
Cozy (35)
Worth the Drive (32)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Live Music (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Tried out for the first time during the devour Indy event. Food was amazing, atmosphere was very quiet and intimate. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend. Worth coming just for the carrot cake.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good. Service was very good as well.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Dining room was very loud due to a large birthday group in the center of the room, not sure why they were put in the center, but aside from the noise level the food was much better than we remembered last year. Service was fine and overall we were pleased, but the noise was obnoxious at times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual the food and the staff were impeccable. The only thing I would have changed was the music

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect food, perfect service. perfect restaurant. Ocean Prime is now in my top 3 restaurants in Indianapolis. Very consistent and always prepared to perfection. Also great ambience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

The ribeye was phenomenal. Like cutting through a stick of butter and not fatty at all. Probably the best I’ve ever had.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a small birthday celebration. Our attendant was Erin and she did an outstanding job.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food didn’t have any taste to it. Had to doctor it up!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We took our college age daughter there for her birthday. The staff greeted our daughter, complimented her appearance, treated her as an adult, brought her a special nonalcoholic beverage (that was cool!), and gave her a complimentary regular size dessert item. It was well worth the experience!! Thank you Ocean Prime!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Keith was the best server I have ever had at any restaurant, high end or regular dining. Took exceptional care of our party and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Didn’t have to wait for anything, he was on it. Food was exceptional!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Lori was a courteous & engaging server who provided us with excellent recommendations & ensured we had a wonderful evening. The goat cheese ravioli & chocolate peanut butter pie are not to be missed. Great French press coffee from Hubbard & Cravens too.
Excellent job!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We were in town for a meeting and we thought we would give Ocean Prime a try based on favorable reviews. We were not disappointed. Our food was excellent. My wife had a special which was New Zealand salmon in a sauce she said was the best she had ever tasted. I had a Filet Mignon with bearnaise that was great. Carrot Cake for dessert was incredible. This was all topped off by our service. Our waiter Kenny was very attentive and knowledgeable and just as importantly he was friendly and a great person. If making a reservation I would recommend a request for Kenny.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had fantastic service and the food was top notch. Upscale atmosphere and nicely finished cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious food, and wonderful service! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and service. This was out second visit and it was even better than the first.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time dining at Ocean Prime. Was given a gift certificate from a friend. It was fantastic. Our waiter, Zach, was professional and helpful.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our server, Darren, has taken care of us on one other occasion. He is a true pro and does a great job of making the total experience a top notch one. We will certainly ask for him in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Enjoyed our first time experience at Ocean Prime. Zach, our waiter, was excellent and made our evening very enjoyable.

Our food was excellent (my NY Strip was top notch). The carrot cake was fantastic

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Jordan really did a wonderful job taking care of the whole table. He was patient, polite, fun and accommodating. He was perfect for our group of 21+ year olds. Great atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We sat in the bar. They had a great singer/pianist! Our bartenders were the best!! They were attentive and kind. They even helped us celebrate our anniversary with some champagne and dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very good but expensive

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went to Ocean Prime for my daughter's birthday. Three children and two adults. One of the teenagers has severe allergies to dairy and nuts. I spoke to the manager, Sarah, ahead of time to discuss options and to alert her. It was noted on our reservation and in the kitchen before we arrived. Our server was very aware and did an excellent job discussing options with us and then working with the kitchen to ensure he had a safe meal while ordering something he wanted. He was extremely happy, as was mom, and of course the birthday girl. We are very excited to add Ocean Prime to the short list of restaurants we are confident in to accommodate the special needs associated with the allergies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was down from usual

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have enjoyed our meals at Ocean Prime. A nicely varied menu and great preparation and service make for a great experience. Like all good things, you should expect to pay for it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was great as always. Eric was great. We split the sushi and steak and loved it all. Calamari seemed different from last time we went, but still great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Seafood is top notch , and the steaks were cooked to perfection. Never a bad meal here

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Their attention to detail leaves nothing to be desired.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was FANTASTIC! I will be recommending this Restaraunt.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ocean Prime is a nice restaurant with great cocktails, food is good but not great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food! Try the truffle caviar deviled eggs!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a New Year's Eve dining experience. I reserved a table through Open Table in Mid-December.

Food and service are outstanding at Ocean Prime. There's really not much else to say, regarding the actual dining experience, and this is the most important issue.

The wine list is excellent, although the mark-up appears to be slightly higher than in other nearby restaurants.

We were disappointed in the seating. We were seated at a small round two-top that seemed to have been squeezed in as an afterthought. A large gentleman seated behind me knocked into my chair several times, all the while glaring at me as though I was the initiator.

When we were first seated, I requested a move to an empty four-top within a few feet of our table. That request was courteously denied, with the explanation that four-tops would be used only for groups of three or more. However, within two minutes, a couple ( two diners) was seated at the same table.

The thought did occur that perhaps those of us who make our reservations through channels other than directly through the restaurant are treated as less desirable customers. I hope this is not the case.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They sat us out in the bar area which was a nice setting. However, sitting beside the window covered in plexiglass was a little chilly initially. Thanks for having the over the head heaters. It took a while to warm up but still had a wonderful dinner for New Years.

Lamb and scallops were delicious. Felt the grouper lacked a little flavoring. Tartare was delicious.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner and it was wonderful. Great service and the food was top notch. Had the crab legs which were some of the best I’ve ever had. Wife had the scallops and loved them. Started with a great appetizer and shared house salad. House dressing was great. Finished with coffee and peanut butter chocolate pie that was incredible. Great meal and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointed. Too expensive for quality of food. Food lack taste and presentation. Shrimp cocktail was not de-veined properly and small. Less than half the size of Oceannaire. Waitress very personable but lacked attention. No chance to tell her our concerns over food quality. Will not ever return. Understand busy on New Year’s Eve but for $200 for wife and me expected more.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a great dining experience. The food and service were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Celebration

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Place was amazing but the food wasn’t as good as I expected.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We received a gift card so went for an early supper. I found it to be very pricey. My filet was the highlight of the meal and very tasty. The sides were okay but nothing special. Our meal with tip was $225 for two people. Without a gift card I would never spend this much for a so so experience. Our waiter was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner was fantastic! We arrived for a 4 pm reservation due to other commitments. Generally, Ocean Prime opens at 5 pm, however, opening early for NYE was very convenient. The lobster ravioli special appetizer was delicious,

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