About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis

The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a cocktail in the lounge, take a seat at our grand oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. The world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.

30 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-5pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(317) 955-2277

Website:
http://www.theoceanaire.com/

Parking Details:
Public lot & street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Adam Waldrip

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sales and Events Manager - Laura Smith laura_smith@ldry.com

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Private Dining

Whether you are looking to host a large dinner party or a smaller group for a special celebration, we invite you to consider The Oceanaire. We specialize in making all of your occasions unique and unforgettable with our exquisite menu and superior service.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (71)
Romantic (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Business Meals (43)
Notable Wine List (38)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (13)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Service and knowledge of menu by Amanda is always a plus. Her ability to recommend dishes and preparations is what sets the service apart.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good, but not exceptional as I would have expected. Long wait for our dinners after ordering. I still rank the Oceanaire at the top for seafood in Indianapolis, but seems the quality is starting to slip.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great. It seems over the past year the portions have become smaller and the prices have gone up. I think $50 for a small piece of sword fish is over board.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The maître 'd promised a 5-star meal and he was spot on. From the moment we walked in the door, there was something special about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed, from the vegetable relish tray that arrived with our cocktails to the amazing hash brown potatoes (don't miss this dish!). Our fav entrée was the scallops, which is served with homemade pasta and just the right amount of cream sauce. And those potatoes...like a small pie, ultra crisp on top with real bacon pieces inside and a touch of hot. We had asked for a quieter table and we were served in a small area with 4-6 tables that is located at the far end of the bar. A perfect location unless people watching and noise is part of your desired dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good service, great food. The monchong was an amazing fish, prepared simply.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was incredible and our server was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend this restaurant for ambience, service and cuisine!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

oysters are very very good
all is good and the service is good too

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was terrific. Servers were great at explaining menu and giving recommendations. A great way to spend my birthday.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our experience was fantastic! The menu is extensive, the service was great, and atmosphere wonderful. Our servers, Amanda and Anna, were great. They had so much knowledge of the menu and made perfect recommendations for our group. Everything we ordered was truly delicious! Get the Brussels Sprouts!!!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

In town for Big 10 football championship and found on Open Table. Looking for something other than a steak house and found the sea food excellent. A bit pricey but worth it for special evening. Tuna was incredible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The staff could not handle a full house. My wife's signature cocktail was overly muddled not in a good sense and indistinguishable from cough syrup. The chef incinerated the Dover sole special and the waiter butchered it yet managed to leave numerous bones behind. The hash browns a la Oceanaire were a joke: $2 extra for a couple of splashes of Tabasco and a few pieces of charcoalized bacon courtesy of the salamander. The iceberg lettuce was bitter beyond description and should not have been served. The high point were the oysters and a seasoned immigrant bus staff that knew how to deliver table service in the setting of a flailing wait staff.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was slow and inconsistent, mistakes.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My father and I used to have The Oceanaire at the top of our list for the best eating in Indy. We came from Fort Wayne a lot on business and loved to treat the guys working for us with an awesome meal here and even come down for a special night with our families. However, I surprised my wife for her birthday this past weekend and brought her here for the first time and felt like they fell short. I had informed them ahead of time that it was her birthday and even though they had some very nice surprises, like a free desert, they didn't seem on their "A Game" that night. They didn't have menus ready to go, and typically they have a personalized menu for a birthday night, but that wasn't ready to go either, and it came out to us as we were leaving. (unfortunately we just threw it away). The waiter was super nice, but we informed him of it being my wife's first time and instead of explaining the menu he just gave us a lot of time to look at it. That was disappointing, because I had built up their staff to my wife saying they took pride in knowing so much about the seafood and that it was always brought in fresh and instead of feeling like we had an expert in food in front of us, it felt like a normal joe wait staff. Lastly, the food was good, but nothing to remember in particularly. I wasn't "wowed" with flavor like i used to be with the food or specialty drinks. The creativity was lacking. Again, if this was some mid level seafood place, I think I would have been pleased, but for a meal in their price category, the value wasn't their anymore. My wife is from Chicago and we have been spoiled with some unbelievable food and experience for a lot less. I hate to say I am reconsidering coming back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Daughter birthday

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great meal with great service! Thank you to Heather and the entire staff for making our anniversary dinner so special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Server was outstanding

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always have Julian V wait on us! He has always done a great job!! Would highly recommend anyone dining to ask for Julian! You won’t be disappointed!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to the Oceanaire Seafood Room instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. The service was excellent. The food was very good. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

After placing our dinner we were informed that the order was lost and the cook needed help in the kitchen although the restaurant was almost empty since it was Thanksgiving eve. The manager did apologize after we waited about 30 min. For our dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was great

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent menu. Creative dishes. Great sides. I had the plain grilled swordfish that was thick, cooked perfectly and delicious. My guest had a classic Diver Sole, also excellent. The Brussel Sprouts as a side were perfect

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were there to celebrate a Birthday. Andrea was our server and he was awesome.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was phenomenal as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The service and atmosphere were good and the food was tasty. However, the food is over priced resulting in poor value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time that my wife dined at Oceanaire and the dining experience was phenomenal! ALL facets of our visit were incredible from the moment we walked in the door!
If there were 10 stars I would give Oceanaire all 10!
Kudos to such a fine restaurant! You folks made our evening and a very special 41st Anniversary celebration!
We WILLbe back again very soon!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a 7:30 reservation for 5 people, two showed @ 7:20 and the balance at 7:35. They gave our table away and told us to get a drink and they would seat us right away. The bar is basically dysfunctional as the person in front of me waited for 15 minutes and the bar tender would not acknowledge him, bar staff is too small for the size of the place. Eventually they came over to tell us they were getting our table together, after 10 minutes we approached the hostess and she said they were waiting for us to come to them. We were literally 5 feet away!! Once to the table, the first drinks took at least 5 minutes to get. But I will say our server was very good, pleasant person and reasonably attentive.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall experience was great, waiting an extraordinary amount of time for our first drink and dinner to come out. Food was excellent. we always enjoy the oyster selections and small plates available.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We make it a point to have dinner at the Oceannaire in Indianapolis when traveling from Florida to one or two Colts games every year, and for some other occasions. There are generally 6 to 10 in our party. We have always found it to have great food and great service.

On this rare occasion our server let us down, but the attentive eye of Manager Sheryl Parks righted the wrong and made us feel like valued customers. Sheryl knows who you are and can review your dining history in her computer.

This is an ace-high establishment with ace-high management! We highly recommend if you want a first class dining experience. We will be back!

Tags: Live Sports, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have had better service is past experiences.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed our meals, there were 5 of us and all were wonderful.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My fresh grilled fish was “melt in your mouth” good. Don’t skip the hash brown potatoes “a la Oceanaire.” They are amazing. We also loved the Brussels sprouts—delicious with bacon and seasoning. Mmmm! Server was knowledgeable about all the different fish and preparations and recommended great wine options. Quiet and romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hadn’t eaten here for quite a while and preferred the old decor. Food was excellent as was the service and the wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. Made to feel very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went there because it was our anniversary and my wife had always wanted to go. The food was great as was expected with a great variety of options. The atmosphere lent itself to a great anniversary dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was incredible. The entrees were just right in portion as well as presentation and taste. The waitress was extremely helpful in navigating the menu and made numerous suggestions even ordering our dessert without our knowledge. A fantastic surprise of Baked Alaska which was perfect even though my wife is allergic to chocolate but found the pumpkin ice cream and flamed marshmallow delightfully decedent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Neat atmosphere and generally good food but terribly expensive

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at in downtown Indianapolis. The food was great the staff was very helpful and friendly. The waiters were great my glass never went empty and they did not bombarded us with food all once instead they spaced it out so we didn’t feel rushed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, Oceannaire was a great evening. Food was prepared as my guests chose - simple or with some quite interesting and flavorful preparations. Service was the best - prompt but not lurking. We were given great explanations and suggestions. Definitely a "let's go again" place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Oceanaire Seafood Room is incredible.
The menu is fantastic and we will be back.
We dine out quite a bit in downtown Indy
and Oceanaire would hit the top two on our list.

Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Bernadette (Bernie) Price

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an amazing time. The fish was very fresh and tasty. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to have the mashed potatoes with truffle oil. Yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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