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

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4.5

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4.5

value

3.9

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Romantic (70)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Notable Wine List (44)
Business Meals (42)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Good for Groups (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Worth the Drive (25)
Bar Seating (21)
Authentic (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Cozy (17)
Healthy (16)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Even though my wife and I do not dine here as often as we would like, every time we have had dinner at Oceanaire the service is top notch! The seafood is fresh, and varied from all over the world. The chefs know how to prepare all of the different choices they offer. The wine list is large and anyone can find something they will like and can afford. Every time we have dined at Oceanaire we have been treated with much kindness and respect from the entire staff. While in Indianapolis for a few days everyone should try the dinning experience at Oceanaire.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal with my lovely bride. We will be back because it is a great place to have a nice relaxing meal and spend time with my wife.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service and great selection. Would always recommend to any seafood lover, but the steaks are also excellent. I'll be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrating my lady friend 's birthday. Our greeting was great. Seated immediately in a booth of our choice. Drink order taken and served immediately. Well made cocktails. Dinner was outstanding for both meals. Staff was outstanding. You get what you pay for. Great evening!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

our waiter was awesome! the food was outstanding!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was great, food was great, and the atmosphere was great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Lobster bisque was the best I've ever had! Fish and chips and seafood salad portions were great and service was excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and atmosphere while we celebrate Valentine’s Day, my husband’s birthday, and Chinese New Year Eve (I am Chinese) at the same time. We enjoyed our evening there. Thank you! Our waiter was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Organic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my 4th or 5th visit in the last few years, and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent sea Food and outstanding service combined with soft jazz in the background made for an outstanding Valentines Day dinner with my wife of 31 years!! We think of ourselves as foodies and this was one of the best in Indy!! We've lived here 14 years and don't know how we've not been to Oceanaire Room before now!! Our Server, Charles has been with them since they opened and he was outstanding!! Had a true passion for the food they serve and providing us with an outstanding dining experience! His attention to detail and explanation of their dishes and how they are prepared was best of the best! So here's the real skinny most want to know: Started with salads that could be meals in themselves and so tasty...The chicken fried lobster and grits were to die for! Cedar plank salmon was probably the best I ever tried. Grand Marnier Crème Brulee is incredible for desert...ask your server how it came about...cool story! This place is great for couples of all ages and all occasions not to mention business meals or friends out for an outstanding meal and good conversation, although I can see how older couples will find it to be a reminder of the real age of jazz! We loved it and we will be back! Soon!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

We dined for Valentines Day a day early and started with the Bar menu. The Thai Shrimp with peanut sauce and grilled Oysters Rock were great as were the Peach Passion drinks and special Reviver martini.
The wine, chowders, entrees, lobster mac and cheese and key lime pie were outstanding. My girlfriend had the shrimp and grits as well and was most impressed. I loved the Hawaiian Monkchong grilled. Everything was nice. I highly recommend!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

It was absolutely fabulous! Loved every aspect of the meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ordered the scallops pad tai. I expected the pad tai to be on the sweet side. It was very spicy and I did not recognize it as pad tai. Never again and quite costly for 4 scallops and one scotch and water...$90.00

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We wanted to go somewhere close to Hilbert Circle theater before we saw John Williams conduct the ISO. The service by Chase was great and everything was very good. The timing was perfect to have quick meal.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was superb!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Grandma birthday

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was good the service was OK the bill was kind of ridiculous you can eat at Ruth Chris or’s st Elmo’s And be more happier there for the money you spend my bill was $196 I had no alcohol appetizer two sides main dish

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of my favorite Indy restaurants and first choice for fresh seafood. Wine and cocktail list is extensive and food never disappoints.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Atmosphere was excellent, service great!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was very disappointing. Incorrect items sent to table. Forgotten drink orders. No steak knife provided, so was cutting steak with a butter knife. Did not offer coffee with desert and never filled water. Usually good service, not sure what was the issue

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The fish was undercooked and did not pair well with the side dishes that it came with. For the price we paid, the quality was not worth it.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service! A little loud upstairs but the food was delightful!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely amazing and worth every penny! The service was great along with the delicious food! Jeff was an awesome server who gave explained everything that we were receiving and gave great recommendations! Will definitely be returning!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was amazing, well prepared and met our high expectations. Our server was also very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Drinks from the bar were also on point. We did dine during Devour Downtown (although we did not order off of that menu), so I think tables were pretty close together. The table next to us was about 18” away, pretty tight for a high end meal. Over all, though, a great experience, which is what we expected.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server was not attentive. He did not check on our table. The appetizer was not brought until after we were done with our meal. Food was warm not hot.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife and I were here for our anniversary. Both of our entree’s were beyond mouth watering! The portions were just right. And the scenery was very upscale! We will definitely be back again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tom was our server and he was fantastic! Knowledgeable, personable and engaging.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was wonderful but the service was terrible. At this price point, I would have expected attentive servers (especially when you consider the phenomenal service at comparable steakhouses). It seemed like our server didn't want to be bothered. She would run away at the first chance and was only concerned with the party of 10 in her section. The assisting servers were great but it only highlighted the poor service we were receiving - like when the server who brought our salad commented how we must not like anchovies on our Caesar when, in reality, we just weren't given the option.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The bartenders were lovely and the crabcake is amazing. The service at the table was mediocre. The server seemed irritated that we asked for the Devour menu, even though only half of our table ordered from it. And even that couple ordered an appetizer in addition to and we all had cocktails. They were slow with service and we felt like we were bothering him. There are many dining options and next time we will choose another

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Devour menu portions were very small.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We visited for Devour Indy and the lunch was a great deal. There was plenty of food and the food was excellent. Great selection as well.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was my first dining experience at Oceanaire and I decided to try it out while Devour Indy was taking place as the menu is generally a little out of my budget. My friend and I shared all of the items we ordered and really enjoyed everything. Tim was taking care of us and he provided wonderful suggestions and attentive service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our experience was excellent from the time we walked into the restaurant and walked out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Definitely the best restaurant meal I have enjoyed since moving to Indiana from California two years ago. The Faroe Island Salmon was perfectly prepared and was delicious. My companion is a total vegetarian so our server, Jesse, spoke with Adam Waldrip, Executive Chef, about preparing something for her. The meal he crafted was exquisite. The care in the preparation along with a beautiful sauce was amazing. I can’t say enough positive things about our entire experience. I look forward to dining there again soon.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Nice dinner. Had to ask for the Devour Indy menu.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The tuna with vegetables was very tasty. The service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

it was devour Indy so super crowded. We didn't eat off the devour menu and wanted a nice, relaxed evening. We felt rushed and the service was just average for the amount we spent for dinner. Would not come back, food just OK and super pricey for what we were served.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband took me here for my birthday. The food was sooooo good. Unfortunately the waitress was terrible. Never checked to see how things were, never brought the soups but put them on the bill, we ordered a second drink and she didn’t bring it until she brought our bill which was 25 min later. Never asked if we wanted dessert. Even tho the food was amazing , we won’t be back. I can get good food with good service elsewhere, especially for that price!

Keri Dalki

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food wasn't that great. They were out of several things. The waitress told us they were out of the type of oysters we ordered, so we ordered something different. When she brought the order, she said what they were, but the print out had different names. After first saying it was just how she had to put the order in, she finally admitted she substituted our order and justified it by saying "they all cost the same." She also got a drink order wrong. The bus person explained to us that it had been an extremely busy night, but she was the only one who seemed to understand that the service was compromised. The host gave me the impression we were lucky to be seated, even though I made the reservation a month in advance and called 3 hours prior to the reservation to decrease the number in our party. We were celebrating a birthday, but no one asked about it being a special occasion, which has been my experience at every other restaurant I booked through Open Table. It wasn't a terrible experience, but it definitely wasn't worth the money. I'll go back to Capital Grill next time I'm in Indy.

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