The Oceanaire Seafood Room has two locations in the midwest-Indianapolis and Minneapolis- in addition to restaurants in other regions. The one in Indy is great for us on special occasions. This is from a Indianapolis Star review:
"If the dining room of one of Downtown’s newest restaurants seems familiar, it should. The space was once the menswear department at L.S. Ayres. Those giant columns still span two floors from the tongue-and- groove Brazilian cherry floor, past the dark wood walls to the ceiling. The lights are dimmer than you’ll find in many
restaurants, with lots of blue light accents that almost give the impression of being at sea.
"Seafood lovers have found a home here. There’s a stainless steel oyster bar packed with treasures from the ocean. First-time visitors who just want to test Oceanaire’s waters can order some New England clam chowder (or Indiana butternut squash soup with fried sage leaves for $4 cup or $6 bowl) or a few of the dozen or so varieties of oysters that are flown in daily with the rest of the catch.
"The menu changes daily and offers a number of familiar fish, such as yellowfin Ahi tuna and sea bass. Other fish offerings, such as the Hawaiian top loin opah, the Balinese opaka paka or the Australian bluenose, may not be as well-known. The wait staff is knowledgeable and can help you through these waves."