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.

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday Surf & Turf

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shake, Shuck & Pop

Fridays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wine Night

Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

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. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Available in the lounge area only. Not Available on holidays. Special valid Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Sunday Surf & Turf

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Special Sunday menu featuring an 8 oz filet with your choice of “Surf” for $55 per person.. Check out the Menu link for more details. Excludes Tax and Tip. Offer available on Sundays only. Not Available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Shake, Shuck & Pop

Fridays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

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. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in the lounge only. Not available on holidays. Special valid Sep 22, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 on Fridays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Wine Night

Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

On Thursdays, enjoy selected half priced bottles of wine $99.00 and under from our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Excludes Tax and Tip. **Bottles priced $99 and less. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 28, 2017 - Jan 25, 2018 on Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Ocean Prime - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (88)
Special Occasion (87)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Romantic (63)
Business Meals (51)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Cozy (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Fun (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Casual (12)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Live Music (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Just had our first date post baby. Experience was exceptional. Our server Luke was simply amazing. The place was super busy but he made our experience seem personalized and did a wonderful job in all aspects. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Ocean Prime & Luke! 5 stars!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Another great experience at Ocean Prime. This is fast becoming our GoTo choice for special dinner dates. The food is wonderful and only outdone by the service.

This visit was on a Thursday evening when it is half-price wine night. We don’t eat large portions so we often split items. Many restaurants charge extra for that request. Not Ocean Prime! They are happy to accommodate their guests.

We started with Dirty Vodka Martinis with Blue Cheese Olives. I have to say, they were not as “dirty” as we liked. No worries. Our server, Darren Highsmith (more on him later), brought us extra olive brine to improve them to our taste.

Next came the “Crisp Wedge of Iceberg Salad” (Red Onion, Smoked Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, Bleu Cheese, Cabernet Buttermilk Dressing) which was excellent. Nicely “split” as we requested.

For entrees we ordered “Twin Lobster Tails with Asparagus, Drawn Butter” ($49) and “Lamb” (Two Double Cut Chops, English Peas, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Mint Jus) ($45). We also ordered a side of Sautéed Button Mushrooms ($12). Again split for us.

Since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, we ordered wine with dinner. At which time our server, Darren, said that he would “buy us” each a glass of Prosecco to celebrate. Which he did at the end of our meal, along with a very nice fruit plate.

Have I mentioned the SERVICE at Ocean Prime? Seriously, it is amazing. The service alone is worth the price and the menu items only enhance it. I can’t say enough good things about Darren. He truly made our anniversary a wonderful celebration.

I highly recommend this restaurant and strongly suggest requesting Darren as your server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service! Darren is the man! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal in Indianapolis.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 12, 2017

WOW! We were blown away by the food! Large portions of some of the best food we have ever had. The calamari was spicy & cooked perfectly. We had a dragon roll & spicy tuna roll. Both of which were fantastic. My wife loves lobster bisque & said theirs is the best she ever had. My 100% french grandmother made the best french onion soup, Ocean Prime's is a close second. The salads were very tasty & had the perfect amount of dressing. I had the Florida grouper & it was cooked perfectly & was super fresh. My wife had the sea bass & said it was very good. The carrot cake & chocolate cake were both over the top amazing. By far the best seafood in Indianapolis. We already have reservations for our next dinner date.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had very good service. The food we received was very good. However, they were out of the item I ordered and another menu item was changed because the original item was not available.
Our reservation was for 7:30. We arrived on time and were told they were running about 10 minutes late. 30 minutes later were were not seated. We had to ask and then were seated immediately. The manager was very nice and apologized. We get it, people linger and it gets difficult but they needed to set expectations better.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service and food. The seating was by the kitchen and service station was disappointed with that..

Tags: Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ocean prime is our favorite upscale restaurant in Indianapolis. The food and service is always good. Angela did a terrific job as our server.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was ok overall - filet was good, but the swordfish was not. Completely overpriced for the quality.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Zack (waiter) and others did a great job. The atmosphere was great. Food definitely met our expectations (was not our first dining experience there). Great way to celebrate our anniversary. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our second time dining at Ocean Prime.. Absolutely the best in Indy.. wonderful service, the food is outta this world.Order the Carrott Cake for desert! Our waiter described it as "10 Layers of Love" ... I whole heartedly agree! 5☆☆☆☆☆s

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Live Music, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As always a wonderful experience. Excellent food and service.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Ocean Prime Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing has great food, a hip but cozy atmosphere, a phenomenal wait staff and great options for seafood and steak. This was a great place to treat business partners to a nice dinner, with lots of conversation-starting dinner, drink and dessert options. The small details were most enjoyable, like the post-meal coffee in a french press.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thes food was delicious! The front staff was very friendly and gave us options for seating. Highly recommend Ocean Prime for its cocktails and the sea bass.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went here to celebrate our engagement and will definitely be back. Great place for that special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a great time and the food & service was fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our waitress would disappear and times and not serve us our drinks for a while. The wait for the initial drinks is my biggest complaint. Food was excellent, staff was very friendly and nice. It was pricey, so expect to put out some cash here. Our table was good if you liked people watching, but I didn’t really care to be given a seat with a view of the bar.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a very enjoyable anniversary dinner. We enjoyed what we ordered. Service was terrific. It was exactly what we were looking for on our special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my first time at this restaurant. The food was amazing. The waiter was very attentive. Everyone was friendly. We would come back and would recommend this restaurant. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, service. Worth every penny, pick a booth for an intimate evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary. We usually go to Eddie Merlots or Flemmings. I have to say I'm so happy that we decided to try this place. Every thing was delicious. We started with the shrimp cocktails then we split a bowl of lobster bisque. Both was fantastic my only complaint is that it didn't have very much lobster in it. My husband got there special and I can't remember what it was called. It shrimp and sea bass and crab legs. He just loved it. I got the twin lobster tails and added a petite filet. We also got 2 sides the jalapeno augratin and the creamed spinach. Everything was cooked perfectly. We couldn't be more impressed. We will definitely be returning soon. We even got a free 10 layer carrot cake for our anniversary which we took home. We ate that later in the evening and it was excellent.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome!! What else can I say. Steaks were perfect, salads fresh , and the sides were amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our server Desmmond was probably the BEST waiter I have ever had in my life!! He was amazing, friendly, funny, personable absolved him! The hostess Carla was amazing too!! Loved her

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was awesome, service was even better...the lightening and ambience was awesome. We really enjoyed ourselves immensely

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our waiter was very pleasant, but took our appetizer order, had them delivered, and came back for our entree order when we were eating the appetizers, with our menus on our laps. My fish was a tough piece of Grouper that I couldn't spear with my fork. I sent it back and got a marginally better cut. The flavor was very good though as was the bread. Brussel sprouts overdone-charred. Salad wedge like any other-nothing remarkable about it. Overall, a poor to mediocre, expensive dinner in exchange for a quiet, more upscale restaurant experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Outstanding service. I’ve been there for Business dinners and most recently with my wife for our anniversary, always treated Excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and the food was outstanding... a little pricy but great food... our server Dejuan was a jewel..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love Ocean Prime. It never disappoints! Steak or seafood...always top notch!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was attentive. Food was good--wife's grouper was very good; my steak was cooked more than asked for. For the price, the value was only "fair." Would recommend, but not likely to return until another special occasion comes around.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Last time we went we were not overly impressed with food for the price and decided to give it another shot. This visit only solidified our earlier thoughts. Service was just adequate. Food was fair. I would not recommend to anyone to invest the dollars needed for a meal here. For the amount you spend here there are many options to gain a much better experience.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server Darren Highsmith was exceptional ( again) and made our dining experience at OP most memorable .

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overpriced I feel. The description of my grouper on the menu was not how it came out so that was disappointing. Brussel Sprouts were bitter and burnt and had to be returned. My friend had the scallops and said they were good.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

22nd wedding anniversary

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was very good and the service was also very good. Price was a little high but that's what you get in the Carmel Indiana area.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Joey and Jose were an awesome team! Wonderful experience!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The wait staff was incredible, offered free champagne for my wife and I's anniversary. The sea bass was among the best I've had. Has a phenomenal buttery texture and excellent flavor. My wife's filet was perfectly cooked. The restaurant was a little dark inside, but that's pretty standard. Obviously expensive, but very high quality and not as pricey as a Peterson's or Prime 47. I will definitely be headed back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great everything. Server was perfect

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Zack was an exceptional server and made our night perfect in every way. Will definitely ask for him every time we go!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fish was a little over cooked. Lobster was salty. Minor details, but tuff fish is not fantastic

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion
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