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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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (70)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Special Occasion (67)
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Romantic (54)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Business Meals (44)
Cozy (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Worth the Drive (31)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Live Music (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, and wonderful service! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best way to end the year and the only dining experience for which to risk below zero temperatures. Ocean Prime is exceptional in every way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We dined here with family and from the moment we entered, we knew it was a lovely place. The ambience was so nice and cozy, and beautifully decorated. The wait staff and servers were very attentive and always available if we needed anything. The menu options were wonderful. Steaks are tasty and cooked to perfection. Everything from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts were delicious. And their drinks, you can tell they take pride in not only creating them but in the presentation. So happy to have spent the evening here with family. Will absolutely dine here again when I return to Indianapolis.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Worth the money. Amazing food and service is why we come back. Isaac is the best server! He is why we dine so often!!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ocean prime is an amazing restaurant in the Keystone neighborhood. While pricey, the food is exquisite with flavor profiles that are complex. Ive never had something i didnt like, but know that if i did the friendly staff would make it right. I cannot reccommend this restaurant enough.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was quite delicious. The scallops were excellent and my husband’s Chilean sea bass was good. The black truffle caviar deviled egg appetizers were very creative and very good. We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had an amazing time, Sammy, thank you for your time we will always request you. and her assistance were very professional but fun and entertaining. The lobster bisque was perfect and the dynamite roll was perfect. Steaks were melt in you mouth. We can not wait to go back. Thank you

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner. This was my first time at Ocean Prime. I couldn't be more pleased and will definitely return. Our waiter Darren was knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive to every detail. He had fantastic recommendations. He went out of his way to make it us special evening for us. The food was on par with the best you will find in town. Our tables meal was highlighted by lobster bisque, perfectly cooked steak, and delicious scallops. Can't wait for my next visit.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Probably because my "date" for the evening was just another girl, we weren't seated in the best place. Right by where the wait staff went into the kitchen. (I noticed the table next to us was 4 women, so they didn't get a great table either). I had been craving lobster since I had some at Sullivan's a few months ago on a date, so was splurging for myself for Christmas. The 2 lobster tails were tasty, but in no way filled me up for $49. The garlic mashed potatoes were also very good. We were still hungry (my friend had crab cakes which she liked a lot, but not much to them), so we each got a dessert. Her crème brulee and my chocolate cake were both amazing.(but really expensive).

So, the food was very good, but the lobster tails were a bit scrawny for the money....

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Phenomenal in every way. This is our special occasion place. Ask for Darren, he is the BEST!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We normally love Ocean Prime and overall had a nice dinner on the 22nd. Although our waiter greeted us and promissed to "take really good care" of us, he didn't quite keep his promise. Drinks were not refilled unless he was reminded, and even then we would have to ask more than once. My "rare" filet was medium well. I would have let him know if he had returned within a reasonable amount if time. Although we did indulge in the chocolate cake, it was not because he offerred desert to us. I suppose the disappointment came from expecting the same level of service we haved received in the past. Well definitely be back, but will make sure to request one of the other waiters.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Desmond was an exceptional waiter. He was knowledgeable about the menu questions. He was very friendly and honored our every request. We chose Ocean for my birthday dinner. It was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. Love it. Thank you. Kudos to Desmond and the chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our second time. Food is always goo, although the entree portions are a bit small for the price. Some bread or rolls would have been nice. Service was excellent. Waiter was as attentive as necessary without being too much. Place was noisy due to all the Christmas groups on hand. Only go to high end restaurants on special occasions, and this is a great place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went to celebrate my birthday both wife and I had the surf and turf special - 8 oz filet and a seafood option. I had shrimp scampi and my wife had a crab cake. Ordered my filet medium rare and it was perfect. I recently had shoulder surgery and wondered how hard it would be to cut and it very easy. The server even offered to cut it for me if I had problems. This is our favorite seafood restaurant. We have always gotten great service along with great food. Because it was my birthday I got a free desert and I got the peanut butter pie which was delicious. A great way to spend my birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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