About Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis

30 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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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.

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:
Neil Andrews

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

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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
We are opening early on Sunday, May 8 and featuring a special Mother's Day Brunch. Reserve your table now and join us for an unforgettable experience!

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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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4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Great atmosphere. .fantastic bar and ser ...

Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere. .fantastic bar and service by Tim our waiter. Front desk and valet did great job too...only drawback was planning by chef and kitchen. Ran out early of 3 main fish entress and main dessert..

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Another great experience at Oceanaire!

vip
Dined 4 days ago

Best fresh seafood in Indianapolis. Our server, Tim, was excellent. He kept the meal timed perfectly and made some great recommendations on our dinner selections. One of our favorite places for a great night out!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

Always a great meal at Oceanaire. The s ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

Always a great meal at Oceanaire. The scallops with crab dynamite were fantastic.

food5
ambience5
service5
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Will return for a special occasion!

Dined on April 16, 2016

This was our first time at the Oceanaire Seafood Room in Indianapolis. I love the atmosphere of being special, but also being very relaxed. Our waiter took his time explaining the menu and the dishes he thought we might be interested in. We were seated promptly and services started immediately. The waiter recommended a drink, that was delicious, based solely on my statement of other drinks I like. I ordered Oysters off of the Oyster Bar and they were very delicious. We were monitored in an appropriate manner without being hovered over or feeling ignored. This was one of the best meals I have ever had.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

A little pricey

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

The food is good but not great. Not sure it is worth the extra $$$.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience4
service1
value3

terrible service!

Dined on April 16, 2016

Allen was our server...he was worse than terrible. We were there early 5:30pm before a show and only a party of 4. If we weren't nice people we would not have left a tip at all. And we spend over $500!

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food and service. Attention to ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent food and service. Attention to detail is incredible! Our favorite place when we want to feel pampered and indulged.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Indianapolis favorite

Dined on April 15, 2016

Our dinner Friday evening at Oceanaire was a delightful return to one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Indianapolis. Both of the fish dishes we had were magically prepared so that they had a crisp outside and a wonderful moist tender inside. The service provided by our waiter was attentive and timely. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4

We had a really good meal with a number ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

We had a really good meal with a number of coworkers.

food5
ambience5
service5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary an ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always good never a disappointment

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

Always good never a disappointment

food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Dining with a difference

Dined on April 4, 2016

Loved the menu with its variety of well- and interestingly prepared foods. Not your usual run of the mill entrees. Excellent oyster bar and a variety of wines to go with everything, even some wines that I don't usually find on a wine list. Our serves was helpful and knowledgeable.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Night Out on Indy

Dined on April 4, 2016

The Oceanaire restaurants are excellent, regardless of the city. The dinners are a bit pricey, but the outstanding service and quality of the food justify the cost. Dinner was delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

Outstanding service, disappointing food

Dined on April 3, 2016

Our server was exceptional! He was knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful. The food, however, left us a little bit disappointed. The oysters were fantastic but my fish was a little overcooked and dry. My wife's crab cakes were also under-whelming.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Seafood is outstanding

Dined on April 3, 2016

Seafood is outstanding. Great place for special occasions. Wait Staff outstanding.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service4

Great variety of fresh fish and preparat ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

Great variety of fresh fish and preparation styles.

food5
ambience5
service5

It was our first time at Oceanaire. We d ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

It was our first time at Oceanaire. We decided to try 2 apps the calamari, lump crab cakes, and shrimp cocktail. All three were excellent and sharing them allowed us to try them all. The ahi tuna was absolutely amazing. We had it lightly seared and raw in the center. It was so delicious it brought tears to my eyes. For dessert we shared the creme brûlée I've had better but it was still nice. Overall our visit to Oceanaire was amazing and I can't wait to return.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome food and service

Dined on April 1, 2016

The food and service here is unbelievable. The food is great tasting and presented well. The wine list is very inclusive and reasonable priced.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Very nice as always. Waiter was knowledg ...

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Very nice as always. Waiter was knowledgable about the menu items and the wine list. Perfect ambiance and atmosphere to prepare for the Manilow concert.

food3
ambience5
service5
value2

Good, but not amazing

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

The service and ambiance were fabulous, but the food was just OK. For the price of the items on the menu, I expected the food to be phenomenal. Paid $10 for valet parking and the car was parked right were we left it when we handed the valet our keys. So that seemed a bit over the top as well.

Tags: romantic, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service2

As always, food was terrific. Service, ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

As always, food was terrific. Service, though, was not up to usual standards. No bread or relish offered, appetizers brought out at different times, entrees right on the heals of appetizers, overall very rushed. The place was not crowded but it seemed like the server was wanting us to move along. I did not think she was the standard of experienced professional that you usually find at Oceanaire.

food5
ambience5
service5

The food was exceptional as always but t ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The food was exceptional as always but the service from Andre was above and beyond. I highly recommend Oceanaire and Andre every chance I get

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Find

Dined on March 25, 2016

We really enjoyed the restaurant. A bit pricy, but good. The waiter was great in helping us with a great selection of oysters from the oyster bar. It was a nice find for my fiancee and I during our weekend getaway in Indy.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Leah and staff were very attentive, food ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

Leah and staff were very attentive, food was excellent.

food3
ambience4
service5
value2

Great service

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

The service was the best part of this meal. Our server was very knowledgeable & practically recited the entire menu. The entire staff brought our food at the same time so no one had to wait for their main entree while others had theirs. There were 5 in our party & 2 ordered the mixed grill which they enjoyed. I ordered the John Dory & found it to be too salty & was surprised the skin was still on the fish when it was served (the skin was not crispy so it was very unappetizing &had to sit on the side of my plate while I ate). 1 member of our party had the salmon simply prepared & enjoyed it very much. The sides were all excellent. Maybe it was just my fish selection that was not the best choice. Good wine list as well. Did not live up to the high standards that I expected but hopefully everyone else will have a great experience.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Trout and sturgeon were amazing. So was ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Trout and sturgeon were amazing. So was the crab Mac and cheese. Actually, everything was awesome! Will definitely go back!

food4
ambience5
service5

The sole, scallops and mixed seafood gri ...

vip
Dined on March 18, 2016

The sole, scallops and mixed seafood grill were all simply prepared and outstanding. Only bizarre item was the shrimp and grits where the shrimp was blackened and over peppered, totally out of keeping with traditional low country cuisine

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place

Dined on March 18, 2016

Great place and friendly staff. Made my husbands birthday very special!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4

Good service. Great oysters. Prices were ...

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

Good service. Great oysters. Prices were a little high.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

As always, the seafood selections were n ...

Dined on March 14, 2016

As always, the seafood selections were numerous, fresh and well prepared, and our server was extremely accommodating and professional. The only negative was the hostess's first attempt to seat two people, both in professional attire, immediately next to a family with infants and small children, when the restaurant had plenty of seating elsewhere. Those seating guests should be more perceptive at a restaurant of this caliber.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Service and food

Dined on March 13, 2016

LOVE Sarah, our server. She was incredibly knowledgable about her food; this server LOVES her work and is good. She had no fear of making recommendations and telling you why she recommended things. We had oysters (I preferred east coast while she and my dining companions liked the west coast), calamari, a chopped salad, crabcakes and I had a fish that I can't remember the name of now. Sarah recommended it and it was delicious. The desserts ARE HUGE. You do not want a dessert unless you have an absolute minimum of one other person to share it with. Everything we had was wonderful and fresh.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Great food! The crab cake was awesome!

Dined on March 13, 2016

Great food! The crab cake was awesome!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite seafood restaurant in Indianapolis

Dined on March 12, 2016

When visiting Indianapolis, my wife and I always visit Oceanaire Seafood Room. We greatly enjoy their selections of seafood. We have always experience outstanding service, and when we had reservations were always seated promptly. Thank you.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great experience

Dined on March 11, 2016

We request Julian each time we go due to his fantastic customer service. He remembers us and what we like so his recommendations are flawless.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Surprisingly good for a upscale chain re ...

vip
Dined on March 10, 2016

Surprisingly good for a upscale chain restaurant. Many many good menu choices. Creative sauces.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Exquisite Dining

Dined on March 7, 2016

I surprised my husband for his birthday by taking him here. We were treated very respectfully and the food was divine. My husband kept saying every bite of his food was "exquisite". If you love seafood this place is a must!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

Underwhelmed

Dined on March 6, 2016

I am always reluctant to visit "chain" restaurants, and perhaps this has colored my perception. First, this place is pricey, which causes my expectations to rise. Everything was good, not great. Service was uneven. We waited an inordinate amount of time for drinks. Then two of four drinks were brought to the table. Unacceptable. , Our primary waiter was MIA much of the evening. Expensive side dishes simply were not worth the money. It was very loud, and the tables were close together, resulting in several inadvertent bumps by staff. In a word, I was disappointed.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing service, decent food

Dined on March 4, 2016

Amazing service, great bread, excellent shrimp, great chowder, edible fish tacos... appetizers and desserts exceeded quality of entrees..

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Consistently good!

Dined on March 1, 2016

Food delicious. Service impeccable. Never fails to exceed expectations.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Classy

Dined on February 28, 2016

This restaurant was very nice. You were treated like royalty from the moment you entered. The food was amazing and the tuna cooked to perfection, but my only negative thought is too small of portions. Will go back on special occasions when I'm not wanting a big meal.

Tags: special occasion

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