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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Romantic (60)
Business Meals (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Worth the Drive (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Authentic (13)
Healthy (13)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Scenic View (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I have ate here several times because it is one of my favorite restaurants! However this time it wasn’t the greatest! Normally when we have questions about the menu it is thoroughly explained to us so that we can get what we want in food! However this waiter didn’t seem to know a lot about what we were looking for therefore I ordered the wrong scallops which was disappointing:( Also the table next to us seemed to be his main focus cause the people were so unhappy that we just felt a bit shifted:(

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

It was my son's 33rd Birthday on January 20th, and this is where he wanted to go. He is a single Dad, so his daughter was able to attend as well. We had a party of 6, including my wife, daughter and son-in-law. All I can say, is fantastic. Food was fabulous, our waiter Andre was exceptional. Absolutely the best. We can only afford to do this occasionally, but we will be back. Everyone said it was a wonderful Birthday celebration. One final comment. We had one person in our group that is not a seafood person, and he advised that the New York Strip he had was one of the best cooked and tasty steaks he had ever had. Congratulations to your top chefs. Job well done.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dining in a subdued atmosphere. Served a free baked Alaska for my birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We sat at the bar and the bartenders Jenna and Michael were the best
They were busy but kept everyone happy at the bar. We all felt like family
Can’t wait to come back soon I hope!!
Jenna and Michael were Great glad you have them. The chowder,crab cakes,and of course the $1.00 oysters were great.👍

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Weekend visit to Indy --highlight was Oceanaire! Stopped in Friday and had a drink at the bar --very friendly bartender, skilled, good drinks! Had dinner on Saturday night --again, totally pleasant experience! Everything was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I absolutely love this place; we celebrate special occasions here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

3rd time visiting Oceanaire when on business trips to Indianapolis. Fantastic all three times!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding service and food!! Sorry I only get here once a year.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Business meal. Plenty of room, great service. Had two dozen oysters. Two of 8 guys don’t like seafood,!but had an awesome filet and pork chop. I had swordfish, large thick filet. Great center, not as great on perimeter. Just seems expensive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great spot. The folks was good by didn’t “wow” me. Superb service

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was good. Food, not so. Been dining here 1-2 x per year for past 8-10 yrs. Food quality and prep keeps slipping. King Crab was like eating a salt block. Chowder had oily hot sauce on it. Overpowered the flavor and didn’t look appealing. Drinks were good. Probably my last trip there.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband and I love to come to Oceanaire because of the wonderful seafood. We have always had great service, but this last time the service was less than stellar. Not sure if our waitress had too many tables or what, but we both commented that we were disappointed in that.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was an awesome time, great food, and service was great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always has consistently good food and good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful but price of food vs quality was not great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is the second time we have been. There are not enough words to say how amazing this establishment is. From the valet to the bussers, the staff is wonderful. They anticipate your needs and are knowledgeable regarding all menu items. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for New Years Eve and had the special menu. The choices were fabulous and the service was spot on excellent. We particularly enjoyed the beet salad, the crab cakes, the sushimi tuna, the lobster and braised short rib ravioli, and the 10 ounce lobster tails. We cannot wait for an excuse to go back again. While we were there we enjoyed a drink at the bar and realized that dining at the bar was also an option. We will try that for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve Dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made our New Years Phenomenal! Best dining experience ever!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Oceanaire and have dined there probably over a dozen times. However, we were disappointed that NYE was a select menu only. Oceanaire does not need a select menu. Very expensive evening and if we would have known it was a select menu we would NOT have made a reservation there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve menu failed to deliver normal Oceanaire quality. I expect good food, simply prepared to highlight the quality you don’t otherwise get for seafood in the Midwest. Fish was over salted and overcooked, with too much bloodline for a premier restaurant. Appetizers were okay. Not impressed, won’t be back for a special event menu.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took my wife out to dinner, got there early and got seated immediately. Ordered crab cake appetizer and it was good. I ordered fried lobster, absolutely the worst thing I have ever eaten in s restaurant. My wife ordered shell fish mixed grill. It was covered in an overpowering sauce. Had a lobster so small, I couldn’t believe it. Then waitress gave us the wrong check...
OVERALL-terrible!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was great. I felt the food was good but not for the price. I had a mix grill of a small lobster tail, 4 shrimp, and 3 scallops and no sides for 50.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and menu options were fantastic. Our server was friendly and helpful. The overall service was outstanding. The evening was very cold outside and there was a slight chill in the resturant. Price was slightly higher than some other options downtown, but nothing outrageous. I especially enjoyed the family sized portions on the sides, try the brussel sprouts! We will return for special occasions in the future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Cost versus portion size was a little out of line.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We all had different seafood. Everyone was happy with their choice. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Oceanaire is a great choice for special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to OCEANAIRE for Christmas dinner and we couldn’t have picked a better place to go. Our server was top notch and made us feel so welcome. The crab cakes were outstanding. The menu is somewhat pricey, but it was well worth it for a special occasion. This is The Crown jewel of the Indy dining scene.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made a reservation for 8:30 and were not made aware that the kitchen would be closing at 9 that evening. By the time we sat down and ordered our drinks our server told us we had 5 minutes to order any food we may want because the kitchen would be closing. This sent our table into a frenzy of chaos. Our server handled that situation calmly and took all of our orders but when those items were brought out to the table everyone had to trade and shift items around. On top of this during the middle of our dinner two valet people were standing somewhat close to our table and whispering to each other. When we finally noticed them they told us their shift was over and they had parked our cars in front of the restaurant but we had to pay them then and there in cash. The manager comped all of our drinks and threw in a free dessert but we were seriously disappointed in the service considering it’s such a highly regarded restaurant that we’ve dined at numerous times before.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and excellent venue

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service. Great place to celebrate a special occasion when you don’t mind spending more for dinner. It is fine dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice establishment, but we dine here rarely as the prices are exorbitant even compared to comparable restaurants such as McCormick and Schmicks, Harry and Izzy's, etc. Some entrees are $50 alone, no sides.

Good food, very good service, but prices are high even for a finer restaurant. We'd come more often if more in line with competitors.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Looking forward to enjoying mussels for our anniversary and they were no longer on the menu. Also stuck in a booth with little room between it and the neighboring tables and the wait staff kept bumping into our table.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food. Good service

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

A very beautiful atmosphere. Awesome experience, but not sure if I would return. Not much bang for your buck, and the food is okay, but could probably get just as good at my local red lobster.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Oceanaire made our dining experience memorable. Everyone in our party of eleven gave it a five-star. Always one of our favorite restaurants in Indy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We usually have great food and service at the Oceanaire and love to go there for special occasions. Sadly this experience was terrible. The wine we wanted was no longer available and the waitress kept trying to aggressively suggest a bottle that we did not want as a replacement. The fish was way over cooked not to mention my aunt had to get her water replaced twice due to debris floating in it! The timing of the various courses was off and we spent 2.5 hours on just appetizers and main course. Overall the experience was poor and we will be taking our business somewhere else.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter Tim did a great job making menu recommendations, and making sure we had a great dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our waitress was excellent , we had two young grandkids with us and she was the best in working with them as well as serving the rest of us . Completely knowledgeable about the menu and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a terrific holiday dinner experience. Table servers were excellent. Food was superb. The décor is lovely. The only negative was when the holiday music, which we were enjoying, changed to more raucous inappropriate singles-bar rubbish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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