Ocean Prime - Tampa

4.8 based on 1012 reviews
Cuisine Type Seafood
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Tampa International Airport

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About Ocean Prime - Tampa

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OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Named “Best Outdoor Scene” by Tampa Bay Metro and “Best Seafood Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Creative Loafing, OCEAN PRIME Tampa is an extraordinary dining experience. Located in the International Plaza shopping center, the restaurant is a short drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and George Steinbrenner Field.
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  3. Happy Hour Menu

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4.8
Excellent
Based on 1,012 reviews
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Moderate
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and attentive service. Definitely a great place to dine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation and needed to change it twice. Staff was awesome and accommodating. We took 3 of our young friends out to dinner there for my husband's birthday. The food was excellent and top quality. We had the seafood tower for 5, so much food on tower. We all ordered delmonico steaks for dinner, perfection was served to us. We ordered 5 different sides, served in table bowles for sharing. We orderd speciality drinks and dessert wines. They delivered at no charge cheesecake and carrot cake with happy birthday written on plate. I put on my reservation notes that he loved those 2 desserts, so they would know one to serve him, they did both. If your celebrating anything, do it there, it is a memorable experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

excellent food and service\n\nconsistent in all areas\n\nupbeat atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always wonderful. Our waiter Nathan was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the Teriyaki salmon and it was great! Other folks at my table had the sea bass and scallops and they were all delicious. Everything was good from the salad, to the sourdough bread, to the main course, and even the creme boule and carrot cake for dessert! This is a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and great drinks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was EVERYTHING I read about. Food and service were impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always have a good time, The filet is tender and flavorful and the service is second to none

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always the service and the food were impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

our server and food was excellent. We always love dinning at Ocean prime. Wish they could open one in the St.petersburg florida area.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten here before and loved it. I was looking for something like the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills. The server was amazing. This time I the server sucked and was not engaged. It ruined the entire experience. The drink I ordered didn't bubble as they were out of the Ice. We had to locate the server or pass messages through other servers. We spent about 180 and I regretted it after leaving because I drove from Gainesville for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place! Perfect in all ways. Will definitely return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been several times before. Never had a bad experience. First time eating out in terrace and it was very nice. If weather is good, sit outside.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were here for Valentine's Day a few weeks ago and decided to go back. Service was good and on Sundays they have 1/2 off bottles of wine less than $100. Go for it! Their tuna tartare is always great with avocado and some nice crunch. If you get the onion soup, get a bowl, not a cup as they try to cram too much into a cup and it loses a lot. Their Blackened Snapper is a nice flavor combination -- especially 'the old way' with spinach instead of the spoon bread. Their steak tartare can also work for an entree -- its that' good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time and the food was good. I just wish the kitchen had Creme brûlée available that night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the moment we drove up to the valet, we were warmly greeted and ushered in. Service, food and atmosphere were awesome. Nobody felt rushed, or crowded by servers and staff. Definitely on our list for another date night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined here last week to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted at the reception area with Champagne and within just a few minutes we were seated at a table littered with red rose petals!! Do not know many restaurants who go out of the way to give their patrons an incredible welcome on a special occasion. They even provided an additional free appetizer when they felt our wait in getting appetizers was too long. \n\nThe Surf'n Turf appetizer was excellent. Entrees were Yellowfin tuna and Florida grouper, both of which were well prepared. One of our desserts were also on the house to celebrate the occasion. \n\nFrom the time we stepped into the restaurant to the time we left, we were treated extremely well. The live music was excellent. Cory, our waiter was wonderful, and so were all the other staff we met.\n\nOverall, excellent evening thanks to the extra effort Ocean Prime puts into making a special occasion really special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was wonderful from the food to the service. And everyone is very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've only been to Ocean Prime Tampa three times, but the food and service were excellent each time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location. Food is excellent. Price reasonable. Excellent service. Knowledgeable waiter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never fails to impress impress!!! OUTSTANDING food and service!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time visiting and the experience was simply outstanding. The staff and dining areas were amazing. Our server was especially great. We mentioned that we were there celebrating our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised with complementary champagne and he even brought out rose petals and placed them on the table. Very nice touch. My ribeye literally melted in my mouth and the truffle mac n cheese was out of this world. Then, another nice surprise in the form of complementary dessert with a poundcake in raspberry sauce so good it was fit for royalty...even included a Happy Anniversary message made out of edible chocolate. Thank you Ocean Prime and staff for the amazing experience. We're absolutely going back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quality and taste of food was poor. Too noisy. Server was not attentive. Definitely over priced.Do not recommend for dining. Ok for casual drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Probably one if the best places i bee. To in a while as far as food ambiance location and quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated our 4 year anniversary and we couldn't ask for anything better. The staff was unbelievable and the food/dessert to die for!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. The chef brought the flavors of every plate together wonderfully. Our waiter helped pair our drinks to really make the meal and night special. Would highly recommend for dates and special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love our (twice annual) visits to Ocean Prime. We live 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, with access to the best dining in the country. Ocean Prime in Tampa never disappoints. We spent our 25th anniversary there this year. It was a fabulous evening! Our cocktails, service, food were all terrific. Thank you for making our night memorable and special! 💖

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We drove 1.5 hours for some good seafood, and were not disappointed. We enjoyed our meals, Chilain Sea Bass, Artic Char, Scallops and Risotto. All were excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that getting drinks and refills was a bit slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only complaint we had was the table next to us was a bit loud and rowdy. We attended Ocean Prime for my Mother's 60th and from start to finish every course was perfect, service was beyond expectations. Having significant food allergies it was nice to have the server be invested and concerned with each component of my meal. 3 of the party had different varieties of steak and all claimed they were better than Bern's. The other 3 in our party ordered seafood and all were pleased with their meal. Dessert is served in a huge portion definitely best to split. Notable mention goes to the bartender for making what was termed the best Manhattan in the state. Thanks Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in a bit of a rush on a Saturday night during prime time. Our server was very accommodating. The food was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food and experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent overall experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had an amazing time celebrating a very special friend's birthday. The staff was amazing above and beyond and will be going back. Thank you Ocean Prime

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here to celebrate my mother's purchase of a home in Tampa. She truly enjoyed it and it has become her favorite restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime is usually quite a treat and spot on. However, this visit was just average on all counts. The Dynamite Rolls were good as usual, but the rest of our food fell short of what we've come to expect of Ocean Prime. It will probably stay on our top 10 list, but we'll visit OC a little less and some of our other favorites a little more for a while.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very happy with the service and the food was great it was a great atmosphere and a must do again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great. One of our filets was more well done than it was medium well . Also, the glasses could have been wiped down to remove the residue from the dishwasher. Other than that, EXCELLENT

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everyone there was great. Fast service , food was great, great atmosphere. Would go there again with friends or family/

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding restaurant, our reservation was on time (actually seated us early) the service was impeccable and the food (we a NY strip & a filet) quality cuts & perfectly prepared!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu, great service, great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food! Thank you for the anniversary rose petals on the table and the champagne and desert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic place! Completely enjoyed our dining experience and WILL return with friends!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific dinning on all levels the thing that stood out most didn't happen until the next day when I dined at another establishment, it was then that I realized the service and my server Nathan was the best quality in the business. Ocean Prime is by far the best dining experience in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks again Nathan!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my wife there and had an amazing time! Everything was great and we enjoyed it very much.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lobster bisque was not even one bit warm and second appetizer, which was to be my main course, was served at the same time. Felt like we were be rushed to get us out fast. Only kept quiet because did not want to upset the person having the birthday. (Although I did say something about getting my second dish so soon). It was awful and I am in no hurry to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was awful for what I paid, I just feel the kitchen was rushing food out on the occasion it was. Ate there before and it was awesome this time it was so disappointing, the service was impeccable though. Waited on excellently, was the biggest plus about the dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was not the normal quality. Service was distracted.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dine at OP a couple times a month. Delicious food, great atmosphere! Love, love!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food but the highlight was the service. We have been here several times and the service has been outstanding. For this visit we were served by Brian Atwood. He was pleasant, professional and went out of his way to provide for our needs in a timely manner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My same sex partner and I were placed at an outside table which was nice until the shrubs and stone wall precluded any views. The feeling of putting us into a corner not to be seen was very apparent.\nI would never recommend this place to anyone again. \nMy name is Bruce Jordan. I was there with a reservation Saturday evening February 11 at 5:30 pm\n The restaurant needs to make this wrong into a right. My cell is 850-212-0390\n Bruce Jordan

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines Day dinner. Absolutely delicious salad, snapper and grouper dishes. Very well prepared. Even made me a glass of Sangria which wasn't on menu. Service was impeccable. Always a treat. Decor is beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have celebrated two friends/family birthdays at ocean prime since January. The service is top notch as is the food. The recognition of a special occcasion is deliberate but not obnoxious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good restaurant with a great variety of dishes. Tuna tartare was excellent as was the King Salmon and Chilean Sea Bass. Will return with friends..

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was so loud we basically had to yell to speak to each other\nwe left with headaches

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime Tampa is always a WINNER!!! Great food and excellent service!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent experience, exceptional sevice, and great value for this level of dinner of experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was Valentine's Day. Very busy, but the service was still excellent. Eduardo served us again and was his usual upbeat self. While they had some specials, they still had their usual menu. A good thing! Their food is always consistently good and prepared properly. Tonight was no exception. The tuna tartare is always excellent. Onion soup nice balance with lots of cheese. You can't go wrong with the blackened snapper. They are happy to prepare it 'the old way' with spinach (healthier than the 'new' way.) Valerie, one of the managers even came by several times to say hi and make sure everything was okay.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife was impressed by the services and food quality. Very nice .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went on Valentines Day and was expecting a little segregation in service because I knew they would be packed. Not the case at all. Great service and food was hot and so delicious. Very impressed. Great wine list too

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have dined here at least 5 times and have always enjoyed it. Whether business or pleasure you can't go wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, a little loud and steak was more done than what I asked for. Other than that everything was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was great. Music was nice. Food was delicious. No complaints :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service from the time I walked in. Justin my waiter was great! Very attentive, knowledgeable.\nFood was outstanding, wine list very nice!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We tried the Ahi tuna salad and the Shellfish salad and both were excellent. Great service and a beautiful dining room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was accommodating and friendly. They helped me with my whole planned evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing to the fullest

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a great time. Service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, service and ambiance was fantastic as always. Even though the calendar didn't say so there was the best pianist and vocalist I've ever heard. The night was simply magical for my wife and I.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated on the terrace overlooking a lake. Beautiful experience, Nathan was a superb server. Very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. It's a shame the cigarette smoke and VERY loud laughter from the bar next to us invaded our peaceful dinner and fresh air. I suggest a partition dividing the areas would help. Nathan offered to move us, but we were almost finished. We will return and either sit inside, or sit on the other end of the terrace. The outside space heaters were a nice touch, along with the our door fireplace. It was a very special place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always enjoy the dinner there. It is very consistent. I always like to try a different dish. Will be going back again and again!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointed this time with the service, food and very loud music

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wanted to eat in lounge with music. Called and confirmed afternoon and told everything good. When I got there they first said private party and would have to eat in regular dining room. Than when I said I was disappointed they said water pipe broke and had to shut down. I said okay. They threw roses on table and tried to say happy anniversary but did not feel real. After dinner the bar was full and I was unhappy they for sure must have lied to me about the closing of the bar area. Although dinner was good it will be a long time before I feel I can make a reservation and go there again and expect anything will be real.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and went to Ocean Prime to celebrate valentines day. Our table was ready right on time. We were seated in the bar, which at first I wasn't too excited about but after the one man band started playing I decided I would have rather sat in the bar anyway. Our server, I think her name was Addie, was super helpful and pleasant. We weren't rushed to order and once we did they timed the delivery of the appetizers, salads and entrees nicely. The food... was fantastic. I had one of the best ribeye I've ever had. I can't say anything bad about Ocean Prime. It's not cheap but if you want a really great meal, with great service and a great atmosphere, you won't be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were second to none. Prices were a little high but I was very satisfied with my experience and would go back again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great and service was fantastic! I will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really enjoyed my visit here was very relaxing and food was excellent and so was the service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best service in a long time !! I highly recommend this place food was awesome drinks as well very romantic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome like always. Great restaurant for dinner with the wifey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner, expensive but ok for special occasions, tables a little too close to each other, we were lucky to have table at the window. Wonderful crab cakes and hamachi appetizer (tiradito style), filet mignon very lean and tender, rear instead of med-rear I ordered, but very tasty. Huge wine selection, overall a very pleasant experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, great meal, tables a little too close. I think they added tables to allow for more Valentines reservations. My only real complaint is a $5 valet charge. Otherwise a wonderful date night with my wife.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The girls at the front never texted me for a table. They completely forgot. The steak that I ordered medium well came out rare. Not impressed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu options are great and the service was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding venue. Wonderful dinner, great ambience and a special setting to sit around the outside for great drinks and cigars! Truly a place to visit regularly when in town!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent and great atmosphere. I'll be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were celebrating my son's 16th birthday. Derrek was our server. He was the best server we have ever had at any restaurant. He gave us spot on advice about the menu items and took extraordinary care of my son on his big day. The food was delicious. We had one of the best experiences at restaurant we have ever had. We will be back many more times in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Food and nice ! Really enjoyed our Dinner

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Waitress was prompt, helpful, and right on time at every interval, without being pushy. Different courses arrived on time. Food was tasty, fresh, and presented very well. Would recommend for business function or special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here many times and it's always great. This visit was for our wedding anniversary and they greeted us in the lobby with champagne and also gave us a free dessert of our choice. Get the whiskey clover (on the rocks) and thank me later. I don't like seafood but their Filets and top notch. Be prepared to drop over $100 for 2 meals.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional meal! The menu had lots of choice and I very much appreciated the call the next day to thank me for coming and ask how things went. First rate!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As we always find Ocean Prime is one top notch dining choice. The tuna appetizer was, as usual, fantastic. In fact so fantastic I ordered it for my entre X 2. My wife really enjoyed her crab cakes. And the drinks are great. We finished up with the butter cake. It is by far the best dessert anywhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a time and food. Great place to celebrate and meet up with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to the restaurant and were totally pleased with the service and quality of the menu. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a white tablecloth dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A wonderful evening as usual. I enjoyed the terrace.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent place for lunch and dinner. We went this time to celebrate a birthday for lunch. Service was wonderful. Food was outstanding. Not a quiet place, busy at lunch so I suggest a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious. The staff was attentive! It was a wonderful experience!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Chef needs to please stop using so much salt in the grouper dish. It was overwhelming with the pancetta plus ? more. It ruined what should be a nice clean piece of fish. I normally would have reported the poor food, but we were dining with business colleagues and I did not want to make a fuss. And this has now been a couple of times the food has been sub par, we may not be returning soon. Additionally the lighting makes it hard to read the menu and the wait staff was constantly interrupting to check in. Asking once after the food arrives is enough. Lately I notice restaurants have staff ask 'is everything delicious?' Ocean prime included. I find it rude to put words in a persons mouth, so why not ask, 'how is your meal?'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not the best in the area, Eddie V's and Burns are better value and food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the food, waiter was fantastic. Issue - we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and were seated in a small back room with three parties of six or more all with more children than adults....so much for a romantic anniversary dinner away from the kiddos. It was loud and distracting. And yes, when we made the reservation we noted the special occasion, it was also confirmed when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation and everyone that greeted us upon arrival recognized it. So why did we spend that kind of money for a night out to be stuck in the back room with all the kids? Very disappointing. Probably won't be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always fantastic.. Ocean Prime is always new. The Sea Bass was excellent, as was the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A warm greeting as you arrive. Appeared everyone knew it was my wife's birthday Our waiter, Nathan Shipe, was on top of everything. He knew the menu backwards and forwards and was very informative about all of the entree's. The food was outstanding. We split the Sea Bass and A 10 oz filet. Both were awesome. The lobster mashed potatoes were to die for and the shrip cocktail delivery was very well done.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was superb, as was the restaurant's interior decor, however the service was a bit slow and the restaurant was too loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always good\nService was poor and painfully slow!\nWine list while good availability was again super limited

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and friendly staff. Our server was knowledgable and efficient. Our meal, the appetizer, & the desert were perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Accurate reservation, no significant waiting. Outstanding deserts. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A wonderful restaurant for celebrating special occasions. Have visited several times, consistently receiving outstanding service and a fantastic menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food & ambience for a father daughter night out. Service was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

service by Tyler was outstanding and his recommendations were perfect. The warm butter cake desert was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we use it most often for our girlfriends and others as a birthday celebration.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way too expensive for why you get. Although the drinks made it worth it. Berries and bubbles is the best!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my boyfriend to ocean prime for his birthday and it was hands down the best restaurant I've ever been to. The steak was incredible, my grouper was a dream and every appetizer we got was delicious. Our drinks were also very strong, no watered down drinks. If you're willing to spend, definitely go to ocean prime and ask for Nathan Shipe to be your waiter. He was amazing. I will be back and always ask for him!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to the Tampa location several times now and it never disappoints. The food is delicious and I think each time I go at least one person gets the 'Berries and Bubbles' cocktail which tastes great but also has a fun presentation with the dry ice smoking effect. I would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Richard S. was an excellent server. He had concerns that one of the steaks was not cooked properly, though the recipient didn't notice, and he comped an additional filet. He was accommodating throughout the meal, and governed the flow of the meal masterfully. The food was absolutely outstanding. We had a dinner from Omaha (known for steaks), so she got the crab cakes. She said they were the best she ever had. I got the steak and it was magnificent. The truffle mac and cheese and jalapeno Au Gratin were gold. I highly recommend it if you can spare the scratch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location. Great Atmosphere. Fun Times. Try the Martini's

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome venue. Great service. KC strip was a tremendous piece of meat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and meals were very good. The Sea Bass was outstanding (wife and guest). The steak was cooked to perfection - for me and a guest.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'M IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my favorite restaurant in America lol. I will travel for miles just to have it. My first visit to an Ocean Prime was in Dallas, and I've been here about three times so far. I totally go coo-coo for this place. I really don't know where to start, because it's so many great things to say..from ambiance, employees, fresh food, good food, drinks, and service.I have persuaded so many people to dine here, and not once a failed attempt. Writing this review is making me want to go ahead and make reservations..lol. \n\nThe outside terrace has become my favorite dining area. Even on cool nights, you will be able to enjoy outside dinning (heaters outside Whoo hoo)! Scenery is everything to me, so dining out here provides beautiful views of the water and greenery. It is so peaceful and comforting to be able to have this option available. I would definitely recommend reservations. \n\nDid anybody say food and drinks?!?!?!? Well yessssssss......I would love to..lol. Everything is good...take my word. I have never had anything here that I didn't like. The teriyaki salmon is my favorite. It is place on a bed of rice, and then topped with an Asian slaw. It is very good. The star of this show is no other than the house salad. You could order the house salad and have a cocktail and I promise that you would be full. I'm greedy so I order the house salad before my entree and also order dessert lol. The house salad is filled with candied walnuts, thin sliced apples, romaine lettuce, goat cheese, and sherry mustard vinaigrette.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were greeted with bubbling champagne!! I knew that I was in for a special evening. The service was great...they led me to a table with rose petals on the table cloth...my eyes opened even wider...I gasped...my BF had a put a note this was a special night for us. But to be greeted with champage

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter Justin was fantastic and made our dining experience wonderful. I had the special Waygu Beef and my husband had the bone-in filet au poive style. Both were sensational. The jalapeño au gratin and the roasted Brussels Sprouts were our sides and were so delicious. We skipped dessert and opted for cocktails. Their espresso martini is THE BEST I have had! We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nothing better in Tampa!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and great service. Price is that of a upscale restaurant and a la carte style for sides. Would recommend for occasion or with friends. Bar is active with live music as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the sea bass. Great time always. Last visit a little noisy but loud people at the next table. After they left it was quiet and cozy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took some friends from out-of-town to dinner and they were very impressed. The food was very good as well as the service but I was really taken aback by the outstanding specialty cocktails. I normally just drink wine with dinner but when I tasted my friends drinks, I changed my order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife is still raving about the Sea Bass that she had and the waiters wine recommendation was well received.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good experience at Ocean Prime. The Gerber Farms Chicken was terrific! Thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was ny first time eating here and it will not be the last. My husband and I came here with some friends to celebrate our 1st Anniversary and we were treated amazing. Not many restaurants give free champagne AND dessert for Anniversary occasions. This restaurant has excellent service and is very beautiful. You definitely get what you pay for and nothing less. Thank you for making out first experience a great one. We can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, awesome service, and great drinks. Very nice ambiance, they even had confetti on table for our birthday guest. Our server, Jordie was exceptionally good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seafood. Excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Johnny provided excellent service and was very attentive to our needs

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place. I would recommend ocean prime to anyone in the area that's looking for a great meal and exceptional service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went with my son for his birthday, we were looking for a great experience and OP it's always on point with everything!!! Great food, great people, great ambiance.. Always a pleasure to dine here

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

All the food was outstanding - steaks, apps, side items - however, the alaskan crab legs where weak.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines day lunch was terrific. Even though it is typically a busy holiday, the food and service were excellent. Love their cosmopolitans with dry ice!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst meal and most expensive I have had in years...best part of the dinner was the bread

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at OP is always great and consistency is important. The staff was very friendly and attentive as was the newer manager Kal. Highly recommend for business lunches.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime was FABULOUS in all ways....food, service, ambiance. We had the Sunday Surf and Turf meal. It was delicious! We could have not imagined a better meal. The ahi tuna appetizer is out of this world. And, the cucumber hummer was perfect! You will not be disappointed with the food or the service....go now!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A go-to spot of ours. They make great drinks, the food is amazing, the environment is wonderful!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite restaurants, but the service was way below par this trip and the food was served cold. I want my expensive steaks served at least warm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime is above and beyond any other seafood oriented restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.\nOutstanding selection of shellfish and fish served by an excellent waitstaff. \nOnly minor complaint is the pricing of side dishes. Really over the top especially when you see the modest portions. We had Brussels Sprouts and mashed potatoes as sides. The Brussels sprouts were nothing special and need some jazzing up........maybe bacon bits?\nOverall, a very enjoyable meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there celebrating our daughter's 18th Birthday last Wednesday. It was perfect! Love every detail. She felt very special. Even the menu had a Birthday wish for her. The waiter was the best! We love this place! Thank you Ocean Prime for making her birthday unforgettable! ❤

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just fell in love with this place! The food is amazing, nice life music, gorgeous view, excellent service! \nI went there for my birthday dinner and they really made my evening! Thank you Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is AWESOME!! We were in town for the college football championship game and did dinner here right before. Jared, was awesome! He offered great options for our group of 4. I would single out 1 dish, but I feel that I would be disrespecting the others since ALL of them were delicious! How delicious you ask...delicious enough for us to be back there the next day! Seriously, we were back in less than 24hrs for lunch and Mark took very good care of us. Did lunch outside by the fire overlooking a water feature and eating great food...great way to end our weekend! I'm already planning to be back with my family in April when we're there visiting!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While we were waiting on our table we sat at the bar and the bartender was amazing! Everyone was friendly and that passed by asked if we needed anything. The drinks are so yummy! Especially the Berries and bubbles! A must have! Once we got seated our server was so great and knowledgeable and provided top notch service. Of course the food is high (over $200 for two people) but it was worth it! You should definitely try this place out!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was wonderful. It was a great experience. One of the best steaks I've ever had. My wife had a baked potato covered with lobster bisque. She loved it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was amazing. Waiter was outstanding. Filet was a little over cooked and underseasoned. Everything else we had was great. Live music was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in Tampa for the National Championship Football Game between Alabama & Clemson and ate dinner at Ocean Prime. The hostess (Ciara) was truly fantastic in making sure we had a great table for our large group. The food was terrific and the wait staff was excellent. Our group had a variety of seafood and steak entrees all of which were great! I highly recommend Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seafood, my husband had a steak which he thought was delicious so options other than seafood. Good atmosphere. Fresh cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What can I say? Food, service, atmosphere, server ... all excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm hoping this visit wasn't indicative of a typical experience at Ocean Prime. We were sat 45 minutes past our reservation, despite arriving 45 minutes early. We didn't get a booth as requested, and my steak was significantly over cooked. Our waiter lacked personality and was kind of condescending as a matter of fact.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous everything, great food great drinks. Celebrated my birthday...wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. After being seated outside on the patio on a cold night, near a couple who were smoking, I requested a table change. It was an extremely busy night with the Alabama Clemson football weekend. The waitress was extremely helpful and accommodated our table of four, finding us a table inside, when we'd be told previously that there wasn't one available. I'd been willing to just change tables outside and endure the cold, but she went above and beyond. Our dinner from that point on was amazing. Food was delicious. Wine pairing great. What could've been an expensive horrible evening outside with smokers was turned into a great memorable meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated outside with heaters but was in 40s with some wind. The cold temperature hurt the overall experience. We were not asked about outside Just seated there. We had an Uber felay but called to tell we would be late. Showed up about 30 minutes late

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at Ocean Prime and loved it! We were warmly greeted and were seated right away. The waiter was polite, efficient, and personable. We both are filet mignon cooked to perfection. The baked potatoes were to die for!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a perfect evening and send off for my family back to Australia. Thanks again to the staff at Ocean Prime, you made our evening fantastic and very memorable!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for NYE date and loved the food. Had oysters and the penut butter dessert with espresso! So good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was first class and the food was amazing. View was great too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have dined here before, with better results. The service was super. Brian and the other servers did a great service and were very knowledgeable. The specialty cocktails were great and have been each time we have dined here. The steak was good, but not great. The Char fish was good, but not great. The truffle mac and cheese was excellent! The creme brûlée and wine were both fantastic. We will be back. Hopefully with better results with the entrees.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This chain seems to be hit and miss these days but have noticed attempts to improve. Sea Bass was good. Steak returned. Forgot items but removed from bill and apologized. Felt over priced for food quality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was fabulous and the food did not disappoint. We were greeted with two glasses of champagne based on the note I left about it being our anniversary. When our reservation time passed and the table was still not ready, the hosts provided us with another round of champagne which was very thoughtful. The food was excellent, some of the best seafood I've ever had. Then a free dessert to top of the night.....we really could not have asked for more. The overall service was incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made reservations online on OpenTable for my boyfriend's 27th birthday. I requested to have a great table and a great server. I called to see what they did for birthdays and they told me they put confetti on the table and something nice on the dessert. I spoke to Marley on the phone and she was very pleasant and helpful. When we arrived we were probably sitting at a to make corner table in a small room with only 6 tables in it. Our server Daniel was great very attentive. We ordered a bottle of wine and not once did we have to pour our own glasses. Overall his birthday dinner was great and ocean prime was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

New year's eve dinner. We were seated immediately, but we could tell it was going to be busy. Their shrimp saute is spicy and served with cheese toast. Wow. Very rich, but delicious and spicy. The snapper can still be ordered as 'original style', which avoids the corn bread, etc. and has spinach. The fillet Mignon was cooked properly. Truffle fries are nice with ketchup. All in all a nice evening with nice service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful meal! Great Grouper and excellent calamari appetizer. Loved the Seafood Cobb Salad. Tyler is a great waiter!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service. Had the seafood tower and it was the best we have ever had. Definelty visit this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun New Year's Eve!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is decent but for the price point you expect fantastic cuisine. Ocean prime has a nice atmosphere and recommend for business dinner.\nSame price gets you a memorable experience elsewhere. For example- $14 for fake mash potatoes , travesty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely love this place. the food is top notch and so its the service. the staff makes you very welcome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ate there NYE. Fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thought it was expensive for what they served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten at the Ocean Prime in our home town Denver, as well as another of their Ocean themed restaurants in Columbus, OH and now in Tampa. Consistently, Ocean Prime delivers on taste, innovative techniques and approaches to standard dishes and the fish they serve is always fresh and perfectly cooked. Steaks are also very good and you cannot go wrong with any of their appetizers. Being right near the airport, it is the perfect stop before that late night flight back across the country!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. Seafood is equally as good as the beef and pork entree's. Professional friendly waiters suitable for date or business.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Finally made it to this restaurant and the food and service were outstanding. Even with a long wait for the appetizers to arrive, management stepped in and made the appropriate adjustment. A fusion of taste and texture, all elements of the dinner - appetizer, entrée, sides and dessert did not disappoint. Save room for the Baked Alaska.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always sincere and friendly service. You're to feel like your important to this restaurant.\nFood, presentation, temperature are all excellent. Fold and beverages come quickly and efficiently.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, we went to Ocean Prime with very high expectations AND they did not disappoint! The service, the ambiance, the drinks, the food.....OUTSTANDING. Our Waite staff member, Barbara, kept us on schedule to get to the theatre on time. We will be back, often.....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

By far the best food and service we have had in 10 years.ocean primes food and staff are superb

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

BEST place. Love it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and the quality of food was phenomenal!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. I didn't give 5 star because the rception didn't meet the standard for an upscale restuarant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our favorites in Tampa

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A hoppin', vibrant place near Tampa airport/International Mall. Loved the scallop/short rib appetizer (large enough for my entrée). The bread was delish, and the specialty cocktails very nice and fun. Great wine list too. My party found their fish entrees to be outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience and fantastic service, i love it. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First visit to the restaurant and delightfully surprised. Great food, generous drinks, wonderful setting. Although Ocean Prime sits on the outskirts of a mall, the view of the water (reserve pond) is very pleasant with accompanying fountain. Service was excellent! Great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was exquisite! I had salmon, which was prepared beautifully, and, having lived in the Pacific NW for years, I'm very picky! My husband also had fish, arctic char, which was quite tasty, as well. We cannot speak to the steaks, but they looked to be quite good at other tables. The cost is a bit more than some of our local restaurants, but our food was really quite good!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect weather for outdoor dining and a great server in Carlos. Split three items: braised ribs and scallops, a filet, and black truffle mac and cheese. All very good. Hindsight says I didn't need the crusted blue cheese on the filet, good enough solo. Cocktails were great especially the Berries and Bubbles.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food bu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for anniversaries! Best cheesecake ever!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, atmosphere, service were great. The only demerit I would deliver is the noise factor, which made casual conversation difficult.\n Our waiter was particularly solicitous and really enhanced our special occasion (wedding anniversary).

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had sent a note that this was to be a 92nd birthday party celebration, but none of the waitstaff acknowledged the event. A candle would have been appreciated.\nOur waiter was disinterested, at best. We waited a considerable time for him to take our orders (long after drinks were finished). He actually poured (correction, 'dumped') Pellegrino into a glass which previously contained white wine; he brought more wine, but neglected to bring more sparkling water which had been specifically requested. One of our party was sharing some items, but the staff neglected to bring extra plates and/or utensils. I had ordered extra vegetables that were not brought to the table.\nOverall, the food was not bad, but not 'top-notch', and not worth the fee.\n\nHad we known this restaurant was going to be such a disappointment, we would have gone to another one in the area. There are many other restaurants in Tampa, and we will certainly not return to this one.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I took our daughter and son-in-law out to celebrate the news of their first pregnancy. They were visiting from the Midwest so we wanted them to experience great seafood at an upscale restaurant. We have dined at Ocean Prime before and it is a special place; great food and service. We were seated in a small dining room (5 other tables) and were initially thrilled because we thought it would be a quieter spot, easier to visit. Unfortunately, our evening was marred by a group of incredibly boorish people also seated in our room. We did not see any attempts by management to correct the situation, despite pointed indications from other patrons in the room and us that they were disrupting our evening. The service was great, as always, and our food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our dessert, since finally, by then, the large group had left (I should note that another, even larger group replaced the first, and their behavior was in complete contrast to the first group, quiet conversation; the ambiance of the room/restaurant was completely restored). I acknowledge that something like this has never happened during other visits to Ocean Prime and I would still recommend the restaurant. Certainly guests' poor behavior is not Ocean Prime's fault but really, it is sad that this evening was overwhelmed by such behavior and what we felt was a missed opportunity by the management to try to rectify the situation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Ocean Prime for our wedding anniversary, we received two glasses of wine and a nice complementary dessert for free. Totally unexpected... Nice atmosphere, very good service and good food. Very nice experience with nothing to complain....

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great restaurant! The deviled egg appetizer was delicious.\nI had the blackened snapper which was cooked perfectly. My husband had salmon which he said was the best preparation he has ever had.\nStaff was very attentive but not overbearing.\nDrinks are pricey, but overall great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pretty nice. We are on a mission to eat at all the best steakhouses in the area. Our favorite thus far has been the Council Oak at the Hard Rock. This is solely based on food- Ocean Prime ranks right up there with them. The service was incredible. Our waiter had a real answer for every question. Ambience was cozy. Chairs were a bit uncomfortable, but will not stop me from returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous restaurant! Delicious food, and excellent service. The staff is there to please you and you will be pleased!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ambience and food quality and expansive menu are top notch. Awesome restaurant!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. We had. Wonderful evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for my mother's birthday. The food was fair, not great and overpriced. My husband sent his pork plate back it was very overcooked and dry. My daughter and I had the tartar, it lacked flavor. I didn't finish it. You are definitely paying for atmosphere. It was so loud we couldn't hold a conversation. The martini with the dry ice was nice. Good place for drinks. Wouldn't go back for the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always our experience here was exceptional. This has become one of my favorite places in Tampa. The Lobster bisque and the tuna tartare are the best I have had in this area. I love the Chilean Sea Bass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. Everything was amazing! I had the scallops, my husband had the sea bass and wagyu beef (worth every penny of the $20/oz price!) Our waiter, Brian, was fun, knowledgeable and attentive. He was not stuffy or pretentious. He recommended a wine to pair with my dinner and my preference and now I have a new favorite! This will be our go-to anniversary spot (the one near us in Indy) and if we ever get to Tampa again, we will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service and incredible food. 100% awesome!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Jennifer was awesome server very attentive ...lobster was Off this day...we've had it before and it usually excellent...temperature was too cold!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely the best service given by James and Lauren...they were great together as unique team...suggestions given by James..and the fresh squeezed citrus by Lauren...made our experience the best ever... I've frequent here often no stranger here..excellent Monday night experience , the weather was excellent on Patio area...First time dining outside...will do more often, sometimes to cold inside!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday. Extremely friendly and courteous staff-we had reservations for 7:30 and was seated rather quickly. Brian, our waiter was very nice and of course the food was delicious. We had steak-Delicious. Live pianist at the bar was an added bonus. Plan to return. Really upscale so bring your wallet-but you only live once so enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous restaurant, awesome live music, cocktails were amazing, food was spectacular!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A most awesome experience! The staff was so professional, warm and friendly. The food was awesome. My scallops were cooked to perfection. The steak was divine and melted in your mouth.\nIt was our anniversary and we were greeted with champagne and a happy anniversary greeting by all staff. Wonderful experience! \nThank you Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The entire experience was outstanding, incredible food, wine and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome food and service! 5 stars

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great! Service was wonderful! Only thing is the lights can be a little brighter. I'm all into ambiance and candles but I had to use my cell phone flashlight to be able to read the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Change in food quality...salmon lukewarm...and when replaced not with correct salads...previously we loved Ocean Prime...last trip better06/05....May 15,2016 horrible...yesterday they missed the mark ...raw salmon inside 2nd ...1st salmon not freshly prepared!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was amazing... PERIOD! The food was good, the waiter was stunning, and the service was unmatched! I can't understand how this doesn't happen at every restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always awesome. I go whenever I can

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always consistent incredible seafood , drinks & wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tampa is growing not only in size but in culture, as well, and Ocean Prime (OP) plays a star role. OP is an establishment that - while exceptional - does not put on airs; while you will see Bentleys, Ferraris, Mercedes etc., nobody will look askance if you Uber it or park your Honda. That is called class. Now to the good stuff: the food and ambiance. We've been there many, many times and have explored most of the menu: it is all outstanding, but here are a few stand-outs: tuna tartare (best I have ever had); seared yellowfin tuna with fava beans...King Crab legs; jalapeno potatoes au gratin; hamachi crudo; + they will make any custom drink you want - huge selection of wine by the glass, bourbon, whiskey, vodka. Service is always impeccable. While OP has always been wonderful, their new GM, Kal Harris, has elevated it - the energy he brings along with the absolute professionalism (you will definitely notice as Kal will likely come by your table personally to check on you) is refreshing and welcoming.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service, very knowledgeable staff absolutely worth the drive. Just not for a date on a budget . We went for a birthday dinner, had reservations and called ahead to let them know it was a birthday. The table was outfitted with confetti and we received an amazing desert for free. Will definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service as always. It was definitely a lot louder and we had a hard time talking as a couple, sat in between two larger parties, made it difficult to completely enjoy the night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a fabulous evening and great service. Marco our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. And even treated my son who is 4 like an adult. And he loved that. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit, and we will definately visit again. The food was very good, and the service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to Ocean Prime and my wife and I truly enjoyed the entire evening. From the time we arrived, we were made to feel welcome. Our waiter, Cory, was very friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. It was his service more than anything else that made the evening so enjoyable. When the staff found out we were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary, they decorated our table with rose petals and provided us complimentary champagne. After our wonderful meal, Cory also provided us a complimentary dessert (which we could not finish because we were stuffed!)\nWe were also called us the next day to thank us for dining with them.\nAll in all, it was a great evening, and I would not hesitate to recommend Ocean Prime to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, and great service. The Port we had for Dessert was simply amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated promptly at time of reservation. Menu was varied and waiter explained specials. Service was excellent and not intrusive. Price was in line or maybe just above comparable quality restaurants.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was AMAZING!! Everything was cooked perfectly. Flavors/seasoning was spot on. Black truffle mac and chesse is just crazy delicious!!! Service was excellent! We could not have asked for a better dinner experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime is top notch. Service was excellent. The decor is nice and modern, unlike some of the stuffy old steakhouses. Had a sushi roll for an app that was amazing. Also had the calamari which was great. I got the snapper and a small filet and both were outstanding. Everyone at the table loved their meals as well. Overall fantastic experience. Def recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very impressed with Ocean Prime and their staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thank you Nathan and the amazing team at Ocean Prime Tampa for such an incredible evening! We can't wait to come back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is always good, sometimes outstanding. We had great service until a large party was seated next to us; then it slowed. The only real problem was being seated in a back room that was full of kids and dead for energy. Strongly recommend you request main dining room or outside area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was excellent. Really knew just how to give us enough attention and then to let us visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing! Ocean Prime is hands down Tampa's best restaurant. We had an unbelievable experience from the moment we entered the door to the moment we left. Every associate we came in contact with was wonderful and kind. Our sever Erik was fantastic. All of the food was incredible as

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite for birthdays, anniversaries and out of town guests. Food is always delicious and served at proper temperatures. The shrimp cocktail presentation was beautiful with dry ice flowing around. Service is wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We try to avoid chain restaurants but Ocean Prime proved us wrong in out thinking and certainly was very impressive both with service and the quality of the food. Our server Eric was top notch, polite, pleasant, and made us feel he went out of his way to be sure we were comfortable and satisfied. The food , oh the food......excellent. The calamari, sweet, spicy and piping hot and a portion size that made it a meal in itself. We dined early because we were headed to a concert, so several of us just had appetizers. The crab cakes were the richest, most succulent, moist and delicious crab cakes we have ever eaten. Once diner had scallops and risotto and her comment was sublime. The food was so good, is it any wonder why Ocean Prime has such great reviews?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Although a fish specialty restaurant, they have good choices in prime cuts of steak. Good wine list also

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My Blackened Grouper order was not correct but did taste delicious nonetheless.\n\nWith that said, Juan Carlos told me that you all insisted I have an order to take home and I thank you.\nJuan Carlos was great waiter and we will of course be back.\nThank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impeccable service, superb food. Truly a fine dining experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a delicious anniversary lunch at Ocean Prime, our server went out of her way to make it special for my husband and I.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent in every aspect, as usual. Best restaurant in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have dined at Ocean Prime many times and it never disappoints. This particular evening was a 'sweet 16' celebration for my daughter and they made it a memorable birthday with their virgin cocktail (shaken table side with fanfare) and served in a martini glass. lol Definitely made my daughter feel special. The stone crab claws were in season and they were large and fresh! I do want to make a special mention of our server Brian. He has served us in the past as well as this occasion and in a word....he's exemplary. Fun and energetic personality with an eye toward every detail. We are seasoned travelers/diners and have eaten in the finest restaurants from coast to coast and I must say that Brian ranks among the best in the country. Definitely ask for him the next time you choose Ocean Prime in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

5 star rating from me and my spouse. It was a celebration dinner for her birthday and we both really loved it. They made her special night worth the tab.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We recently dined here for the first time to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious (we all ordered seafood), the service was very attentive with a great wine list......but I think it's a little tacky when you pull up to the restaurant and they charge $5 for valet parking and the valet asks if you want to pay now or later?????? You may want to rethink this since there are numerous wonderful restaurants within walking distance who do not charge for parking.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the butter cake was decadent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation thinking that we would get seated on time.....NOT happening..got seated 45 mins later. I didn't think the food which we ordered which was fish had any taste. I really didn't find any thing to eat where I would want to go back...if we do I guess I would try a steak.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had lunch at OC on June 5th 2015 and it was excellent. I ordered a blackened Sea Bass sandwich and a side house salad. I’ll definitely be back for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

wonderful and fabulous service!! You have to try the truffle macaroni . the calamari appetizer, as well as the tuna appetizers! all the entrees are fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for a special occasion and the restaurant did a great job! Atmosphere, food and service were exceptional.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really am sad to write this review. Ocean Prime has been a very favorite spot for my family. We have celebrated birthdays and wedding anniversaries there. On Friday, I made a reservation to take my wife to dinner. We arrived at 5:45 pm and checked in for a 6:00 pm reservation. We went to the bar to order wine and were assured that Table 25, 'our usual table,' would be ready. Yes, we were shocked when we looked through the windows dividing the bar and dining room and saw a group being shown to our table. We immediately asked for the manager. What came was an individual that could not have done worse to reflect negatively on Ocean Prime and its management. All she could do is to shake her head, repeatedly tell us she understood, and offer us a false smile. When we told her that this was unacceptable and asked for the manager, she walked away shaking her head. If Ocean Prime cares about its clientele, they would fire her. If she were one of my managers, I would fire her. Plenty of well qualified individuals know how to respectfully behave in situations like this. We stayed to dine at a different table. This was solely because Cal, the Manager, knew how to respond to a situation in which the restaurant was clearly wrong. I am writing to Corporate to personally relate this to them. I would like to see if they do the right thing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Classy, high end atmosphere. A bit pricey. Ordered steak which was extremely tender, chilean sea bass amazing. Alaskan king crab outstanding. Staff took very good care of us and because we had 2 birthdays we received 2 free desserts. We ordered creme Brule and baked alaska, AMAZING! Definitely will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated a birthday and were delighted with our choices. Each course was a celebration for our taste buds. From the Black Orchid cocktails, surf n turf appetizer, French onion soups and Sea bass entrees, all were superb! Creme Brule and Chocolate cake were perfect with the French roast coffee to top off a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter and support staff were very attentive and pleasant. \nWe will be returning soon!\nThe only negatives was a crying toddler during the first course and set up staff not realizing their conversations did not need to take place in front of our booth.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was the best part. despite being apparently overstaffed with more staff than diners, our service was slow and shoddy. we didn't see the same person twice. Inside it is so noisy you cant have a conversation. Outside on the deck was nice, but there is really only one table I could say that about. the wine list was not impr3essive and the bill was memorable (in a bad way).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely well executed menu. High quality flavors and presentation, and perfectly cooked fish is a rare accomplishment in today's restaurants. Add in exceptional service from every staff member and you have a great restaurant experience. No sea foam, gelatinous orchid gravy, or lemon air over a candied pane of meadow grass - just perfectly mixed cocktails, flavorful and perfectly cooked food, and impeccable service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although this was the first time we've ever had to wait to be seated under an Open Table reservation, it was worth the wait. We were seated at a window looking right out at the lake and fountain. The food was way over the top - exceptional for anywhere. (Snapper and scallops.)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress Christine was fantastic. OP obviously prides itself on having knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. No corkage fee is a tremendous value. Have yet to have an average meal. Always delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They always make you feel special at Ocean Prime. The food was delicious, and our waiter was wonderful. I put a note on our reservation that it was my husband's birthday, and they put confetti on our table before we were seated, and gave him a free dessert. I also need to eat gluten free and they have an extensive gluten free menu. They even brought me some carrots and celery with dip when my husband was snacking on the bread. Love Ocean Prime! Would highly recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place and come here every time we get to Tampa from Citrus County. Can't say enough about the quality and service. Definitely a favorite. Try the Tomahawk steak if it's offered when you go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again we were not disappointed with our meals at Ocean Prime. The lamb and bone in filet were spectacular. We waited a little at the bar and upon being seated at our table, were presented with 2 appetizers to make up for the delay. Love the music playing in the lounge. Still the place to see and be seen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The modern super club environment with entertainment and food that brings the best of the past with present ingredients and presentation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant! Ordered haddock with gnocchi and peas.... Very flavorful and delicate. Husband ordered Chilean Sea Bass..... Melted in his mouth. Even tho sangria was not on the cocktail menu, bartender made up a batch just for us! It was superb and the waiter even got the recipe for us. Our waiter, Ritchie, was thoughtful, very knowledgeable and gracious. A very special dinner we won't forget.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, drink, and service. Best Manhatten l've ever had. King salmon melt in your mouth delicious. Haven't had such good corn since I left Minnesota. Pricey but worth it. Great for special occasion or business dinner. Try it, you'll be glad you did. Overall, first rate!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was very friendly, courteous, efficient and knowledgeable. The steaks were prepared perfectly and had great flavor. Overall it was a great dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the appetizer crab legs and a wedge salad. Both were good but extremely overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, food and service were impeccable. Our server, Spears, was outstanding and authentic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime delivered again! We took my family there for a birthday and included the kids, which I thought might be a problem, and they loved it! The food and service were excellent. We were in a smaller dining room just off the main room and the noise level in the smaller room was a little much at times but overall was pleasant. Great wine list with some solid options along with the classics! Will be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great meal

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter Mike was fantastic! We very much appreciated his attention to detail, our decorated table & our 'Happy Anniversary' personalized dessert! Absolutely 5 stars!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in Tampa on business and I consulted Open Table for a good seafood. Ocean Prime had a ridiculous number of reviews and still a 4.5 rating so... \nFirst, EVERYTHING was excellent. The food was extremely good...creative (calamari sauce and preparation) and executed beautifully. \nThe service, too, was outstanding and nothing less. Not overbearing, there just when you need them but not before, and prompt. \nI highly recommend Ocean Prime and will absolutely go back the next time I'm in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime is the Capital Grille of seafood, only better. The greatest strengths of this restaurant are consistency from visit to visit, the quality of food and service. In terms of service, I'm not sure I know of any restaurant that's better...completely professional, waiters all work as a team and there is never a drop-off from one person to another. The food speaks for itself and is ALWAYS as fresh, as described, and perfectly served (read: NEVER over cooked). Lastly, it doesn't matter what night you go (Sunday, middle of the week, whenever), the service and food are always the same. Ocean Prime is definitely one of my favorite restaurants and one I cannot recommend more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow the food and service was amazing! I had the wedge salad which was split between four people because it was so big. For dinner I had the 8 oz filet with garlic shrimp ...cooked perfectly and so delicious!!! My husband had the Sea bass yum....yum...and perfectly cooked! For dessert we had the crème brulee OMG. We have never been to this restaurant before and we were only visiting in Tampa, FL and decided to eat here and we are so glad we did. Grant it, it is expensive but sooooo worthy it if you like great food:) We found out that they have a restaurant in DC and we plan to visit that location since it is closer to our home.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Calamari ever had! Everything was cooked to perfection. Excellent quality and portions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our visit was for a wedding anniversary and we felt we were looked after very well and the food was well above average. The only negative of the evening was that we thought the air conditioning was turned down too low! This did not detract from the service provided by our waitress Barbara or the high quality of the food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Ocean Prime, everything was amazing. We loved the atmosphere and service was fantastic. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting Tampa looking for GOOD food and we found it. The food was great and our waiter was even better! We had the Tuna appetizer- a must try, recommended by our waiter. It was fabulous. I also ordered the Shell Fish cobb salad that was excellent and also ordered the filet Mignon. We sat inside but there was live music in the bar and the outdoor seating looked marvelous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New fans--great experience--well done in all respects!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat at a booth in the bar area. It was suggestion by the hostess since we had reservations. The music was nice and it was fun to be able to people watch, I felt it was a bad decision on our part to accept that recommendation. It was our anniversary and as a result of where we sat, it felt like we were at a bar versus a fine dining establishment..\nHowever, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about your wines and the waitress was very helpful in regards to the menu. \nWe will return in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was crowded, especially the bar area. The food and drinks were good. The service was also friendly. A n upscale restaurant though a little crowded and noisy. \nIt was worth the 30 minute drive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steak ever!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and recently dined outside. Everything was perfect with one exception. The main fish course was overcooked. The waiter immediately fixed the problem to ensure a near perfect meal.\n Would go back anytime.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ocean Prime is always outstanding! It was my mothers 86th birthday and she said if was the most beautiful restaurant she has ever been to. Great night, great service, great food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really a nice place to celebrate a birthday. They definitely provide custom service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Jonathan, was excellent. He was attentive and friendly. Had good suggestions about the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time experience. Dining at every restaurant listed in the Top 10 in Tampa. Started with Ocean Prime. Excellent parking, great greeting upon arrival at hostess station (made reservations), seated quickly, and a great wait staff. Very friendly and personable. Ordered appetizer, salad, soup, main course, and dessert. Presentation was excellent and quality of the food superb. Great view of the lake and fountain, comfortable table with plenty of room, and never felt rushed or uncomfortable. Paid what I expected to pay at a restaurant with this ambiance. If I could give it 6 Six Stars I would, it was that good. We will be back again, definitely!!! Strongly recommend this restaurant for a great dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great place to celebrate a birthday! The service is fantastic and the food delicious. On top of all that they give you a free dessert on your birthday. The warm vanilla cake with ice cream is to die for as is the chocolate cake and the creame brûlée!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way too pricey for what you get; food is boring; waiters are trained to smooch and only suggest the highest priced food; will definitely not go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

food didn't stand out but seems like a nice place to go for drinks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really like this restaurant. However, I prefer the outdoor seating. The indoor atmosphere tends to be pretty noisy while the outdoor seating is comfortable and the view is great. Our server was efficient, informative and friendly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wait staff is very helpful and we a had excellent dinning experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Can't say enough about the food AND the service. Our waiter was an absolute joy and very attentive, very knowledgeable about the menu and how the food is prepared (ask for Carlos!)....the food was exceptional! The steak MELTED in my mouth, best I've ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, great service, a little pricy but well worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always everything was amazing! Ocean Prime is a little on the pricey side but in my opinion totally worth every penny! The wine list is very extensive and the cocktails are over the top in the best way possible!! The Ravioli on the appetizer menu is amazing!! One of the best bites ever, and the steak is also amazing! The Berries and Bubbles cocktail is a must try!! And the Black Truffle Mac and Cheese is to die for!! Also the desserts, especially the crime brûlée are amazing!! And not to mention the fact that the service is always top of the line and all of the employees are very accommodating to all of your needs!! I highly recommend trying out Ocean Prime if you have not yet already! It will definitely be an unforgettable dining experience!! I am already Planning my next outing !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I have had many excellent meals over our 40+ years. We seriously had to have a conversation as to whether this was the 'best meal EVER'! It was fantastic. I had the salmon over a bed of lobster sauce and gnocchi. Husband had crab cakes and a shrimp cocktail to start. We shared jalapeno au gratin potatoes which were not overpoweringly hot, but very cheesy and delicious. We had cocktails before dinner and wine with dinner. Try the Prime Manhattan if you like bourbon--it was wonderful. A new restaurant location is opening in Naples, FL, which is where we live, so we will definitely try that location as soon as it opens!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my mother here for Mother's Day and she loved it. The food was amazing, the service was good and the view is great. I would recommend to everyone I know.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very lovely atmosphere, very pricey food but delicious. Perfect for the special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Truly wonderful! The food and the service was just fabulous! We had a wonderful time! Thank you again for making my daughter's birthday dinner so special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went for our 10th Anniversary. When arrived we were given complimentary Champagne while waiting to be seated. When we arrived at our table, the staff had spread rose pedals on the table for us. Unexpected and a wonderful start to our dinner. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of the menu, from wine to cocktails, appetizers to main cources. They definitely earn their money. I've been to Ocean Prime for Business luncheons and Dinners but never for an intimate dine. With that said I feel the staff truly knows the difference between Business and Personal Dining. Ocean Prime nails it!!! Thank you to all who put in the effort and hard work to make me feel like a million dollars. !!! See you soon, Cheers🍷🍷

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very small portions. The waiter brought me main dish looked like an appetizer: only three scallops and a little risotto. Even I asked the waiter that should I order the side dish. He told me the portion is good enough. After this restaurant I was hungry, unhappy and pissed off. This restaurant is not for food. Only to see people and be seen. I will never recommend this restaurant to my friends and other people. Price was expensive for my dish I paid $24.00. We went to celebrate our anniversary. Bad experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was really awesome!\nService was great, if it wasn't on the menu and they could make it, Amelia made it happen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my wife here for our anniversary since neither of us had ever been. The food was phenomenal! I felt bad that we appeared under-dressed for the occasion - we both dressed in business casual attire - so in hindsight we would have felt more comfortable in dress clothes. The atmosphere was very nice and the wait staff were exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best restaurant ever! Very best steaks and dessert. Sides are delicious as well. Service is impeccable. They are definitely in the business to please! My husband and I always eat at Ocean Prime for our birthdays and anniversary and the bar is set so high we fear they will eventual disappoint us because of the high standard set but each visit is better than the last and they continue to raise the bar each time. Definitely worth splurging. You will not be disappointed!!! (if you don't like something they will replace it at no additional charge even if it's a $45 steak that was delicious but wasn't cooked to order!!)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food. Simply outstanding! From cocktails to the final cuisine...YUM! I'd feel blessed be able to eat there again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

After hearing so much about Ocean Prime, I must say I was quite disappointed. Three of our five lunch orders were missing ingredients and while the management team did make it right, I was not impressed by the flavors of the food we were served.\n\nOcean Prime was on my bucket list of places to eat dinner in Tampa and we had started saving money towards that evening , however, after eating lunch their recently, I will no longer be setting aside extra dollars from my paycheck to eat dinner and will chose elsewhere :(.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious and the staff very energetic and receptive. It's a bit loud for talking and hearing the others in your party without straining but not terrible. The food outweighs the loud environment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was ok, but for the price I expected it to be excellent. That is just my opinion and I am comparing it to similar priced venues (Council Oaks or Charley's Steak House). The overall experience was good but, a little loud and semi private for a romantic anniversary dinner. Lastly the dress code says business casual, but there were people seated next to us in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime's Lounge remains Tampa's Hot Spot for atmosphere (good energy but not disconcertingly loud; live music; ambience) and great bites (truffle popcorn (free!), tuna tartar, Hamachi & of course a full dinner menu). Drinks were very good - bartender even came over to the table to clarify something before making my drink - now THAT's exceptional customer service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Ocean Prime Tampa. The food and service were outstanding. I took a group of customer's here for dinner and Zach Montgomery was our waiter. He was professional, accommodating, and extremely knowledgable on the wine list. All of his food recommendations were outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions, customer events, date nights, or even just to grab a drink at the beautiful outdoor bar. Five stars all around!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating a milestone birthday with friends. Everyone we came in contact with was fantastic! The food was outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great . Cold lobster tail was a little pricey for what it was. Service and ambiance was ok. We were sat in the back room so not much in the way of scenery. We had more interaction with our server's helper than we did our server. We passed on red meat and had all seafood. Seafood was fresh, no fishy smell and cooked very well with great presentation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is always a treat. Great atmosphere and great food. I love the fact that there is no corkage fee which is why I always choose Ocean Prime over nearby Capital Grille. The bar area has great music during the week. The best nights are Wednesday and Thursday where a singer named Jonathan pounds out top hits and somehow sounds like the original artist. When he sang Andrea Bocelli it sounded like Andrea Bocelli!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was very good and the service was exceptional. I've been twice before and this visit was the best of the three. greatly improved.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly staff, delicious food and drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant experience was within the top two or three I have had in the Tampa Bay Area. The food was superb and the service was exquisite. Our server Keith knew the menu as though he created it. He made excellent suggestions which we followed and were not disappointed. Can't wait for my next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We visit Ocean Prime on occasion, primarily for the raw bar and sushi. If it weren't for the distance we would definitely visit more often. The ambiance is but we come for the quality of the food. Service has peaks and valleys, no different than any restaurant. By mistake, we were given another table's sushi and we soon discovered your policy that once it lands on our table they cannot put it on another table. This is a great policy to have and it was much appreciated! We also appreciate sitting in the side rooms since we are not fond of the loud noise and would much rather of quality time/conversation while we enjoy quality food. The sushi is the best in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic. The scenery was very elegant. The service was top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is excellent. The servers are knowledgeable, experienced and give just the right attention without overdoing it. My favorite feature of this restaurant is that they have a 'no corkage fee' policy. This is the one thing that makes me want to go here more than Berns, Capital Grille, Ruth Chris or any of the other popular restaurants in the area. 'No corkage fee' make me a regular and repeat customer. Simply buy a nice $50-$60 bottle of wine in nearby Total Wine store and enjoy a high end meal at Ocean Prime.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice early business dinner. Good food, attentive service and nice pacing of meal Enjoyed a drink in the bar as well. Very personable bar tender, good ciocktail menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne & decorated the table with rose petals setting the perfect mood for the evening. Food was excellent and Brian, our waiter, was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tyler Vannetta was exceptional. Very, very good service. It was appreciated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Family party of five convened to celebrate my wife's birthday. Wonderful food, in a beautiful facility, exquisitely served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not sure if this is a duplicate, I tried to write the review via my cell and not sure it went through. The waiter, Spears, was very nice....friendly, helpful with my dairy issue, and efficient. The filet mignon was not as I had expected and based on the price, yet overall the drinks and food was good. I would return and would recommend. Yet the steaks seem better to me at Bern's and similar cost.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service very good appetizer, the lobster bisque and the onion soup are one of the best I ever had, the teriyaki salmon was good, however the Chilean Sea bass had no taste to it and it look like frozen sea bass, I was force to return it. The manager came by to ask if there was any think wrong, I explain and instead of given us some comp for the trouble, he just smile and left. It's sad to see how pour management can ruin a multi million investment. The Lemmon cheese cake was so sweet we left most of it in the table and to top it off, the Farniente Dolce was water down. Looks like I wound be coming back soon\n\nHector Schwerert\nMiami, Fl\nhfs@pdmiami.com

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, bubbles and berries, great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. They have very simple dishes, that are superbly prepared. Try one of their fancy drinks from the bar, well worth the price. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server ruined the experience. We wanted to spend a nice evening on a date, and he was extremely pompous. He was more interested in himself than wanting to please his customers with a great evening. We were at the bar prior and really discussed how we would have enjoyed our evening there. Good food, not so great waiter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a typical evening out at Ocean Prime. Emilio greeted us and took our drink order. The Tuna Tartare has a nice juxtaposition of textures. The tuna is cold and soft, but they also put in some crunch factor as well and a layer of avocado for balance. Highly recommended. The onion soup has a nice balance of sherry flavor to give it an extra kick. The crab cakes have a good amount of crab and some binder to hold it together. The only knock is that the pork chop was supposed to be medium rare -- it was cooked all the way through. They quickly re-did it and offered a shrimp cocktail while we waited. All in all a nice evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love Ocean Pime, the food and service are always outstanding. We have tried most everything on the menu and have always had a delicious meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful experience. Made my husbands birthday special

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I made reservations for our Anniversary dinner. We were greeted with two glasses of champagne and let to a rose petal decorated table. It was absolutely beautiful and romantic. I love Drew he was our waiter from my previous time and he even remembered where we sat last time. I had the crab cake it was simply amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My experience here was wonderful. The food was great. Jared, our waiter was great also. I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and overall it was a topnotch dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Celebrated my Mothers Birthday here as first time visitors, exceeded expectations! Great lunch, MOM enjoyed Lobster Rolls, service staff was good, overall worth the visit and we will go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an 830 reservation. Promptly seated in a large booth. The dining room had a great view of the lake. Extensive wine list which was highlighted for us. Had a bottle of Pellegrino for the table and Tuna Tartare and Calamari to start. Specials were read out and we decided to do both of them. The first was a fresh grouper with a side of lobster as garnish. The other was a bone in steak with a crack peppercorn rub and a side of asparagus. The steak was cooked rare as per my ordering and was absolutely amazing. Had to have the waiter come over and take the plates away and package them so we could save room for dessert. A chocolate cake with fresh vanilla ice cream and an espresso. Everything was brought out with a flair and the waiter was on point the whole night. Best anniversary to date! Thank you guys!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

No fish special and the Waygu seemed over priced. \nBut the food and service were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent dining experience. We have never had a bad dining experience at Ocean Prime. It is one of our favorite spots. Thanks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. From the atmosphere to the food to the service. Our waiter , Jared, could not have been more friendly warm and efficient all at the same time. We didn't have to look around for him for any reason whatsoever, attentive but not intrusive. The food was top quality. We had two seafood dishes and they were prepared perfectly and came out hot. Again I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion not just special occasions. The pricing is worth the quality of your experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have returned time and time again for the cumcumber gimlet and the food. Used open table for an 8:00pm reservation but were not seated until 8:30pm. The restaurant needs to avoid overbooking. Otherwise, the servers were knowledgeable, on point with menu and timed the meal well. Always a go to venue for my wife and I.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed Ocean Prime Tampa and Orlando. We've dined there numerous times and have always enjoyed ourself. However on this dining occasion the music was so loud that the six of us were at one table and we could not even speak to each other across the table. In my opinion if you were going to spend this kind of money for excellent cuisine that the music should not be as loud as a local bar. If I had my choice that would be the only thing that I would change is the volume of the music.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food! Made from scratch menu. We loved the food and enjoyed our waiter. The only distraction which is out of the restaurants control is the family next to us had their kid watch a movie on the phone and we could hear everything. I wouldn't recommend bringing your kids here as it is a fine dining experience. And if you do bring kids how about actually talking to them instead of having technology babysit them? All in all it was a great dinner and we would go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'll dine there once a month. Fabulous outdoor cigar lounge too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was busy so they were running late on the reservations. That said, they did everything possible to make it right and it was a very enjoyable evening. Definitely a favorite of mine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service--great menu selection. Because it is known for being a bit noisy, I asked for a quiet location and they nicely accommodated it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service rendered by our Waite staff member, Spears, was outstanding! His attention to detail made the evening just that much better! The Surf N' Turf appetizer ( Sea Scallops and Braised Short Rib ) was 'over the top!' The calamari appetizer, Sea Scallop entree and Chilean Sea Bass entree were all excellent, and my VO Manhattan was one of the best I have had! If not for the table 'rowdy' individuals next to us, it would have been close to perfect. We would not hesitate to return, hoping to avoid 'the floor show'.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent, and our server, Tyler, was probably the best waiter we've ever had. He was knowledgeable about the entire menu, so much so that we let him pick our dessert for us after his app and entree suggestions nailed it! \n\nOver the past few months we've paid a pretty penny for some pretty mediocre food, but that was absolutely not the case at Oceans Prime. Best meal + dining experience we've had in Tampa by far!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was decent but not spectacular. Service was excellent. Good selection of wine and drinks and large menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and great service. Ask for Spears, he'll take care of you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always good. Sometimes not great!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was great and attentive to my family's need (group of 9). She was friendly and very helpful.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service didn't meet my expectations. The menu choices were a tad bit boring.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great restaurant! The food was delicious and the drinks were fun. I had a bumbling Cosmo. We had sushi which was delicious. We requested a table outside and really enjoyed the patio next to the fountain.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter and other staff were excellent! Food was great! No complaints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always Ocean Prime provides excellent food and service with a vibrant bar scene inside and more peaceful setting on the outside terrace, where I head for. Certainly it attracts both a young and trendy clientele as well as people who are just well heeled. My favorite restaurant in Florida, I always come when in the Tampa area. Book well in advance and enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Extraordinary service and food!\nDon't miss the peanut butter pie!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wow! Just exceptional service. Took my mother in law, wife and 1YO out. Waiter teed up a cauldron of green apple slices and poured in dry ice for a nice smoke effect...blew my boy's mind. Such care of little one really helps make the rest of the evening a great time.\n\nStaff demonstrates great team work to make evening pleasurable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food quality has seem to go down!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere. Ocean Prime is one of the most expensive restaurants in Tampa. However, if you can afford the bill, you will love the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was perfect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our dinners at Ocean Prime were excellent. \nCarah, our server, made our evening delightful by allowing us to relax with a cocktail and not rushing us to order. \nThe grouper and the Chilean sea bass were both absolutely delicious. We will definitely return soon to enjoy another evening at Ocean Prime.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had the seabass...been ordering it for years and potatoes weren't as tasty as before...carrots seem dry...was disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our recent experience was enjoyable except for the level of noise for a business lunch. It was difficult to have a conversation with out practically yelling. The food was phenomenal and the restaurant is beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

always an enjoyable meal, good service, not rushed , relatively quiet for the quantity of people . even conversations are muted so you are hearing the conversation at the next tables .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spears

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The quality of this establishment has dropped noticeably over the past few years. This will likely be our last visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was just in from a 4-hour flight and needed a good meal. Ocean Prime was perfect. We both had steak and each was tender, tasty, cooked to perfection. The veg were great too. Service was prompt and excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Seared Scallops were cooked perfectly, but the Parmesan Risotto was more like white pepper risotto overpowered the whole dish disappointing, My wife's salmon however was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice upscale atmosphere, staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service is always tops at Ocean Prime. My husband's red snapper was delicious and my filet was cooked to perfection. The French onion soup and roasted beet salad were wonderful. We will be back soon, it's one of our favorite restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a pleasurable dining experience. We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was anxious about dining at Ocean Prime , However my experience wasnt too great . \nI ordered the Filet oscar style with truffle mac and cheese. I ordered the steak medium well and was brought out dry and well done. the truffle mac was cold .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an absolutely incredible anniversary dinner at Ocean Prime! The staff went beyond all expectations, the table had rose petals on it, we were greeted with champagne and we had a fantastic dessert as a finale! Bravo Ocean Prime! \n\nOh and P.S., they even called the next day to make sure our dinner met our expectations..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very good and food was outstanding. Good special occasion dining spot. This was our first time at Ocean Prime. Would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was our 25th wedding anniversary. I had been there before, my husband had not. The server was a little too quick with the menu and the specials. The food was very good, we had a nice evening there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was mediocre and quite over priced. I have been before and had a much better experience previously due to having an awesome waiter.My recent experience I did not like the waiter not introducing himself without me asking who he was. I had to ask for drinks multiple times. And then as the evening progressed he asked me and my party what we did for a living. That did not sit well with me. I don't forsee myself returning there anytime soon. I did not enjoy the truffle Mac and cheese. I sent it back. The most recent experience at this restaurant left little to be desired for me; compared to my initial experience. Customer service is imperative to me especially when spending over $100 for one person.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

When the employees found out it was my son's 18th birthday celebration, they went above and beyond to make it special. They decorated the table, many came by with birthday wishes, gave him free birthday cakes with candles and Happy Birthday plates. On the way out even the hosts said Happy Birthday. This place really knows how to make someone feel special on their birthday. Food is always excellent, we have been there many times. This particular night was the best service and food we ever had there. Will be back for another special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I had a fabulous dining experience here and will definitely be back! Dave was our server and he and his team treated us like royalty! His recommendations were spot on and we will definitely request him next time we return! Hopefully soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Noted in reservation that it was for my wife's birthday and the table location, servers and dessert all reflected their attention to this note. Servers were especially top-notch; friendly, informative and VERY timely. All of the food was delicious, from the appetizers, to the entrees, to the dessert. Best cup of coffee I've had in many years. Excellent live piano player/singer in lounge added to the atmosphere. Would go more often but the price, while worth it, leaves this on our 'special occasion' list.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for my daughters HS graduation ( party of 6). Ambiance and service were excellent. Food was good but certainly nothing special. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was small, cooked perfectly but had no taste and, at $45 was a bit tough to stomach. My wife had crab cakes which were OK, but nothing better than crab cakes I could get in dozens of other places. My daughter had filet mignon which was your basic filet mignon. Nothing wrong with it, nothing special about it. My other daughter had sushi which was fine. No different than any other sushi I've had. My mother had the Kansas City Strip steak. Again, well prepared but nothing out of the ordinary. Four of us had lobster bisque. Portions were large,the bisque had a spicy bite to it. I generally like spicy food, and I love lobster, but I think the spice took away from the soup. Honestly, I like the bisque I can buy at Costco better. My mom had a calamari appetizer which was very good. We had three sides: Creamed spinach, Truffle Mac and Cheese and Asparagus. The spinach seemed to have a ham or bacon flavor to it which I did not like. The Mac and Cheese was OK, nothing great. The asparagus was simple and perfectly prepared - cooked but with a perfect crisp / crunch. One dessert - chocolate peanut butter pie was the best thing we had IMO. Nice place, very pretty decor, great service but I wouldn't go back based on what I spent and the fact that really nothing I ate or tasted really excited me. I know of lots of other restaurants where I could spend half of what I did at Ocean Prime and walk out saying, \n' That was really good.'

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, well trained staff and a comfortable setting with good bars ideal for meeting after work. The seafood tower appetizer is impressive when it arrives covered in smoke from dry ice. My dining companion and I split the appetizer which was advertised at 'market price'. Took me by surprise to learn that 4 shrimp, 2 king crab claws, 4 very small stone crab claws and a small bowl of lump crabmeat was priced at $140. My fault for not asking first. Won't make that mistake again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lobster and Shrimp Cobb salad is delicious and uses tons of seafood on it. Started with a delicious French Onion soup with a very flavorful broth. I'll be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you haven't experienced fine-dining at Ocean Prime in Tampa, you do not know what you are missing! The Chef is constantly updating the menu with seasonal favorites, and the mainstays are always as great as ever. Your server will help you customize your entrée to include your favorites, and the entire staff goes out of their way to make your dining experience one which you will remember. The quality of the fresh-caught seafood and the creativity with which it is presented is delightful. The steaks are outstanding, as is the wine list from which to choose the perfect accompaniment for your meal. Lunch or dinner, inside or dining outside, Ocean Prime is a special place for any special occasion - Enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Freshness of the food and the attentiveness of the server staff

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined at Ocean Prime to celebrate a special birthday. The table was decorated with confetti, the service and food were outstanding. Standout dishes were the tuna tartar, the sea bass and the complimentary birthday cake! We will definitely be returning.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything on the menu is consistently good and the service is unwaveringly attentive. It's a high-end place but worth the price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is a well-named. Great seafood and steaks and the service is attentive but not overwhelming. The menu is extensive enough to be satisfying but isn't overwhelming or confusing. It's a great spot for dinner if you're the kind of person not afraid to pay for a quality experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dinner, friends where down from Jersey and they loved every minute of the night at OP!\n\nWe will be back soon l

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very loud, even in the dinning room (not the lounge). Our waiter introduced himself and then left and we didn't see him again for quite some time. We actually had to flag down another waiter to see if they could find him. But to be fair . . . once he was found he came and apologized said there was some kind of misunderstanding. They paid for our appetizers to make up for the L O N G wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is one of our three favorite restaurants in Tampa. It is a hot spot for the beautiful people. The food is always delicious and inventive. The atmosphere is vibrant without feeling contrived. Their signature cocktail, Bubbles and Berries, is my wife's favorite. Their wine list is not exhaustive, but simply exquisite. So much thought goes into everything about the complete dining experience and so much effort goes into executing that vision perfectly. It is simply a special occasion to dine here.\n\nWe tend to stick with the seafood as even in Florida, it's hard to find better preparations of fish and shellfish. The daily selection of raw oysters is always exceptional. Portions are perfect, neither too large nor too small. I did have a steak on one of our past visits and it was far better than Ruth's Chris or Charlie's has to offer.\n\nThe service begins at the valet. It you arrive in a sports car or other exotic, it will be parked in a place of prominence out front. By the end of an evening a car guy/girl could be forgiven for just perusing the parking lot. If the carrs are curvy and sleek, just wait! At the hostess desk you are met by several stunningly beautiful ladies. You are surrounded by sleek and sophisticated design elements , richly textured layers of sensation from the decor, to the live piano bar, to the aromas of truffle,. Your hostess will promptly seat you at the time of your reservation. You will need a reservation! Your waiter or waitress will greet you promptly and the service you will receive will have you feeling very well cared for from the time you sit down until the moment you leave.\n\nAll of this ambiance, service, and exceptional food comes at a price. Fortunately, it's worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent and service was impeccable. Made for a wonderful evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second consecutive Valentines Dinner at Ocean Prime and the food was again the highlight. After having the best Chilean Sea Bass dinner last year we both ordered it again this year to see if it was still just as good. Happy to say this place has the best Chilean Sea Bass in the Bay Area bar none. It simply melts in your mouth. Rather than wait for a booth in the main dining room we took a booth in the lounge, plus was the piano player, minus was the atmosphere was a bit noisier, less romantic and the service while good did not match what we experienced last year in the restaurant. Overall a great meal and experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent as always, and the service makes the experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been many times. Very consistent. Excellent service, excellent food. Wonderful menu. A bit pricey but worth every dime. A great place for a business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you are all about value, this is the place to dine. The selection was fabulous. Our entrees were deliciously excellent. The nice touches like the warm crusty bread with the wine course was perfect. This was our first experience, but withthe proximity to the airport, not our last.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Eat outside after a rain storm. The staff did a wonderful job of clearing the floor of the rain and we ate alone on the patio.\nIt was very romantic. Great food and service as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went there for lunch and had the seafood salad. Food, service and ambiance was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Whenever we are in Tampa, we try to dine at Ocean Prime. I enjoyed a BR Cohn cab and my partner had a Grey Goose martini as we perused the menu. This night I had the house salad, and my companion had the wedge. These are our go-to starters. Paired with the most delicious bread and butter in town, we are always pleased. In fact, the second bread brought by our waiter was my dessert! Since we were eating light, I choose the shrimp cocktail as my entire. My partner feasted on stone crab-warm -as a seasonal delicacy . Both were fantastic!\nWe've been to other locations of this chain, as we've traveled. We can always be assured that the food and drink are outstanding and the staff is courteous and experts at their jobs!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The seafood at Ocean Prime was excellent. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass. The thing she liked about it was that it wasn't covered with sauce. It was just nicely grilled. I had the tuna tartar, raw Oysters and the Lobster Bisque. All three appetizers were very good but the lobster bisque was the best. It not only had great flavor but it had a nice piece of lobster in it as well many little morsels of lobster. We sat outside and the weather and service was perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Sunday Surf and Turf special is a good deal and very good. The service was excellent as usual.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

our servers and the calamari

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service a little loud but still had an excellent business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The seafood tower, which you can build yourself, is a definite must order. The service was great. I will say I had grouper which is something I always order in FLA and it was a little over done. I like it simple, grilled maybe. This grouper was in an elaborate sauce. The desserts were fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly staff, fresh fish. Always enjoy taking clients here for lunch. Nice, bright, airy restaurant. Nice atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful dining experience for a party of 10. Food and service were exceptional as we have come to expect. Our server, Ritchie, was personable, professional and made our evening very special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Florida! It is equal to the best restaurants in New York City. Their food is incredibly flavorful. The White Truffle Caviar Deviled eggs were my favorite...until I tried the Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli during our last visit this past weekend....now I have a dilemma! My husband, a retired Butcher, says the Filet Mignon is as tender as he expects it to be....better than some local, famous, steak houses. The Lamb Chops were accompanied by a wonderfully light, minty dipping sauce. The Parmesan Truffle fries and Roasted Brussel Sprouts rounded our a fabulous meal! And, of course, their Butter Cake is wonderful too! Our waiter, Richard, was the best. It's the second time we were seated at one of his tables and he was just as good this time as last. If I had to say anything less than wonderful about this restaurant, it's the noise level. A bit more than one would expect from such a high end establishment. But, in the end, food and service make it worth every decible!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice ambience with excellent food and superb service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

we have dined several times at ocean prime. the experience is always superb. all the entrees are excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for our anniversary. The staff made us feel special, including a free glass of champagne and dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived (on time) for our 7:15 p.m. reservation and had to wait 25 minutes before we were seated. We had a nice table inside overlooking the outside dining area and a large area of water with a fountain.\n\nOur server, Tyler, took our drink orders while we looked over the wine list and menus. He told us the specials for the evening and took our orders. At Tyler's suggestion I ordered the 14 oz. Ribeye and my wife ordered the Arctic Char. Both of our dinners were fantastic and the table service we received was excellent throughout the evening. We live 65 miles from this Ocean Prime, but we will definitely be making trips in the future to dine here again.\n\nWith the exception of the wait at the beginning of the evening, I was most impressed with the service we got from Tyler. Ask for him... he's great. Another thing... it is typical that restaurants will call the day before to make sure that you are honoring your Open Table reservation. What I have NEVER had happen before is to receive a call from the restaurant the day following to make sure that the diners had a good evening, both with the meal and with the service. That call was most unexpected, impressive, and appreciated.\n\nThis restaurant, at least indoors, can be very noisy. But, that seems to be the norm with all of the popular restaurants these days. If you are looking for a QUIET romantic evening dinner, this might not be the place you want to be. But for really excellent food and service, it is one of the best Tampa restaurants that I have gone to. It's a little pricy, but well worth it for any special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time to dine here. Great evening. Had a drink at the bar and the service and vibe was great. Dinner was awesome. Food and service could not have been better. Will go back in future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OMG. Just as spectacular as the one in Orlando!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Celebrating Birthday of my Best Friend... The restaurant made it really special... Table decorated, Birthday dessert....\n\nOur meals were wonderful.. I had the Sea Bass, my friend had The Red Snapper... Both outstanding... Very accommodating in substituting. A vegetable for the mashed potatoes... The Roasted Brussels Sprouts were Fabulous.... Will definitely come back.\n\nOur waiter John was super...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OP has always been very good, but they have taken it up yet another notch with the recent hiring of Kal Harris as the GM. Kal brings an approach that is rarely found these days: he is personally involved in making the experience - form the initial greeting at the hostess stand, impeccable service, fantastic food - to a follow-up call the next day. At our last visit, we were greeted warmly - had really excellent FULL SERVICE in the lounge (live music on Friday and Saturday night) from Carrah. Drinks were spot-on (with a special request for drinks). Food was totally delicious (tuna tartar remains consistently the BEST in Tampa!). First-class - GO GO!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every time I come into Tampa, I make a reservation to Ocean Prime. Great food, great atmosphere, great seafood platter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All great--except bar doesn't stock Plymouth Gin. Pity--best Martini source!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner since we had not been there before. We were seated quickly (even prior to our reservation time). We had pre-dinner drinks prior to our appetizer arriving. The water was kept full but even though the waiter new we were ordering wine by the glass with dinner, we both sat there with no additional drinks (or offer for drinks) until we even ordered. \n\nThe waiter never went over the menu or the unlisted menu items. We could hear other waiters covering items with their tables extensively. The waiter had even asked if we had been there before and new we had not.\n\nWhen our main course finally arrived my wife's lobster was done to perfection but my steak was overcooked. I didn't mention this due to the length of time it had taken for our waiter to even take care of us, let alone, for our food / dinner drinks to arrive.\n\nWould we have dinner at here again? Maybe, just knowing that if we were sat in this waiter's section, we would ask to be moved.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Top of the line restaurant and you should not be disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a birthday lunch. \nDon't need to elaborate much cause everything was perfect . We can't wait to go back...\nThey treat you like royalty. \nI never drink alcohol during the day but tried one of their signature drinks Black Orchid all I can say is WOW

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a favorite when I'm in town and Brian our server was by far the best yet. Exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic & the service excellent. Our waiter found out my birthday was the day before & 2 others at the table also had birthdays within the past week & had the chef make us a special birthday desert complete with a birthday candle & chocolate happy birthday token. Wonderful experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server, Carlos, was awesome!! The food and drinks are pricey, but taste great. Sides are rather large for 2 people. Carlos was great about splitting items for us. We were there celebrating a birthday and the staff took the time to recognize his birthday. Was our first time there in about 5 years. We hadn't been back due to poor service last time, but we were glad we gave it another try. Again, Carlos was fantastic!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

we were seated immediately upon arrival in a nice quiet room\nour service was excellent throughout the meal\nthe food was very good, although pricey\nhalfway thru the meal, a party of 12 was seated next to us and live music started to play in the next room\nfrom that point forward the noise level was unbearable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic! Can't wait to go back! Loved the food, atmosphere and service. Had wine this time so would like to go back to try the other drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed our evening. Meals are a la carte and the bill will be quite pricey. The Kansas City Strip was outstanding. The Artic Char was very good. The Ribeye was OK. Loved our desserts, lemon cheesecake and Creme Brulee. Our server was very attentive and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OP is always on-point! Love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

By far the greatest restaurant in the U.S. Food is phenomenal and the service is fantastic. They make sure you leave satisfied with the whole experience. Bartenders and servers are all very knowledgeable on what specials they have and how chefs prepare and they even make custom dishes for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my three daughters to Ocean Prime to celebrate my oldest 21st birthday. The wait staff was the best I have ever had and I've been to capital grill, Bernes , and many other high end restaurants. The food was fantastic. Mahi appetizer was fresh and unique. The fillets were cooked perfectly for each of us and had fantastic taste. My daughter tried the berries and bubbles drink and loved it. For desert our waiter recommended the butter cake. We almost had a free for all trying to eat it, it was so good. Possibly the best desert I have ever tried!! Staff was friendly and congratulated my daughter on her birthday. I can't wait to bring my wife here , she was unable to make it so I have a reason to go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely one of the best experiences we have had dining. We are avid diners from Dallas and use to great service and food. Tampa's OP staff were at the 5☆☆☆☆☆ level we are accustomed to. From Alisa at guest services , Tyler our Servers Assistant, and our Waiter, Carlos, our 5 course dinner including Wine Service was Perfect! \nCannot wait to return to Tampa Bay and have already recommended OP to friends will be visiting next month .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service, food & cocktails great (first time dining experience here for our 47th Anniversary).\nNoise level higher than I would have preferred for a intimate evening for two, our table was set for four and the person who I talked to when making my reservation said there was going to be some rose petals on the table. Aside from that everything else exceeded my expectations.\nEspecially liked: the champaign touch when we arrived, the server knew it was our anniversary, the follow up call from Ocean Prime the next day.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The tuna tartar was stellar! Our waiter, Daniel, was excellent! Wonderful manners, fun, knew just what to suggest! He even threw in a birthday treat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OP is a wonderful experience each and every time! The filet is always perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good menu selection. Waiters were present and willing to assist in every aspect of your dining pleasure. Food was cooked as ordered and had a wonderful taste. Very friendly atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic. Would definitely recommend to my friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely experience as always overall. however despite our repeated visits here seems the hostess has no way of knowing this? Despite a reservation through open table, the hostess tried to seat us at a most awkward 'added' table by the door, in an otherwise private dining room on the left side. I found that both annoying and insulting. We were not a walk in and one of the members of our party is a regular with parties of 8+ everytime she goes. \n\nI asked for a table change to the main dining room as the one by the door was unacceptable, and was still seated in a table in the private room in the back on the otherside which was ok, but not ideal, just did not feel like making an issue as we did arrive ten minutes late but the restaurant was still empty.\n\nSo, sorry to say, I dont believe Open table reservations are treated the same as calling the restaurant directly... I don't get it... \n\nWe enjoy the excellent service, fresh food and thats what keeps us coming back. But, you should recognize customers that keep coming back...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was good but a little pricey this time. We've dine at Ocean Prime many times before.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Justin was an awesome server who made the meal VERY special :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding. Service was impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food from the drinks, appetizers to the entre. Decently priced. Not like Eddie V's! Spacious inside and outside

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The customer service was excellent. Our waiter was Justin and took very good care of us. The crab cakes were EXCELLENT!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food great. The service is excellent! The management takes good care of its customers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love dining in the bar. This restaurant has great food and excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

from the food to the service and great ambiance...the staff at O.P. are the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and excellent service. The ambiance is great. There is an excellent wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A must see if you are visiting Tampa. Great selection of food & wine. Great location close to the mall and airport. Justin and Valerie are great managers. Sean is the best when it comes to service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is excellent, the service is great, and the ambiance is wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every visit gets better. Try the new sushi additions to the menu and order a perfectly cooked steak. Whether it's surf or turf you can't go wrong!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Could never have found a more perfect restaurant, on a perfect night, with a perfect menu, perfect server, and perfect friends to share it all with. Yes, thank you...5 stars.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent. A creative blend of exotic ingredients with standard fare for something delectable. Service was excellent as Jared explained how they take ownership and pride in providing a memorable experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Jon was fantastic. Very personable and recommended a few items for us that were outstanding. The drinks were all very good and unique. We were seated in a nice area in the back so it was very quiet. \n\nOverall, it was a great spot. We love coming here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Host was sincere as well as friendly; she spoke to everyone. Our waiter, Jake, was attentive but not encroaching! That was refreshing. Specialty drinks were fabulous as well as the food! I will make it a point to take friends and/or family to this restaurant. The only downside was when leaving that the Host sounding a bit to robotic and insincere because she never looked at us but yet expressed a Good Night. We could of been just using the Ladies Room for all she knew!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent ambiance and service. Hosts and waiters are well trained and attentive. Steaks were good quality, but could have had better presentation more flavoring. Overall, a very good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing derive great attention to detail. Wonderfully cooked food !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great and service was outstanding. Definitely a must go

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server was just alright. Nice touches for anniversary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Great service. Always top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited this location on the way out of town after vacation in siesta key for my mom's 75th birthday. Pricey but worth it. Food was outstanding and fresh, cocktails delicious and unique, and little details like mouthwash, candles and floss picks in the restroom were thoughtful. \nOur server Jake couldn't have been better. He was spot on, genuine and so nice. I had my 5 year old daughter with us and Jake made us feel totally welcome and comfortable. Perfect end to a perfect beach trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had great food especially the steaks, and the scallops. The coffee is the best. The dessert is a must have.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very gracious staff! The fish is incredible, definitely order the devils egg, calamari and lobster bisque!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We stopped by Ocean Prime for an early Sunday dinner. My husband had the special which was a filet with a half side. I had their ravioli (which is one of my favorites) and everything was done to perfection as always. This will always be one of my all time favorite restaurants. Great job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely the best experience and food. I like my steak well done and it was cooked to perfection. It was the most tender steak I have ever had. In fact I reheated the next morning and it was just as delicious and tender.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my wife here for our Valentine's Day dinner. The food was delicious, and our waiter was very knowledgeable. The meal was well-paced where we did not feel rushed. The calamari appetizer, our meals and the lemon cheesecake for dessert were absolutely wonderful. We would like to return in the future!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My guests and I enjoyed dinner that was both personal and professional. Great food, great service and special touches. Our hostess recognized our party as likely being interested in business and pleasure. I assume she picked up on small things such as suits, some manilla folders, and so on. Accordingly, she announced that she thought we'd like somewhere 'quiet' to dine and sat us in a small room away from the main dining area. I hadn't asked! We weren't entirely alone, but we were in a much more quiet and intimate setting than the main dining room afforded. This small observed detail and arranged courtesy made our evening even more enjoyable. The table service was wonderful. Thank you, Tyler. Of note. I received a follow up phone call the next day to thank me for my business and to confirm that my party enjoyed itself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely ambience, cheerful and helpful attendants, and the food...great!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was slow and I never received bread that was requested. Food was average for the price, but nice ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food\nGreat wine list\nSpecial place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfection. Tyler our waiter is always spot on and goes above and beyond with service. The food is mouth watering deliciousness!! The drinks are dramatic and tasty. Ocean Prime is perfection!! There is nothing not to love!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience. OP is one of my favorite restaurants. There is no longer one in Atlanta, so I make a point to visit the one in Tampa while traveling there. I brought several new people with me on this visit and they also had a great experience. The food is excellent and our server Jared was outstanding. I can't wait to visit again in the next few months.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It took almost 10 minutes for anyone to attend to us even with water but once the service started, the rest of the meal came quickly and the staff was friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime staff reserved a booth by the bar as we requested, which normally is not done\nits first come first serve basis, but they had a reserved sign and confetti to celebrate my\nhusbands birthday. Our waiter, Dawn was amazing, so on point with everything. \nThe Ahi Tuna appetizer was delicious. I ordered a salad for myself and they split it for my\nhusband to share. Our dinner was ribeye and lobster tails which was perfect. First time\ntrying lobster mash potatoes and they were very tasty. Dawn brought out a dessert for\nmy hubby to celebrate his birthday and we truly enjoyed it. Wonderful evening

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was confused and annoyed with the reservation as I requested a booth at the bar\nwith Dawn as our server. We have made this request before and we always had a booth\nreserved for us. I was told when I arrived that the bar seating was first come first served\nand Dawn was not working that day, so we were told to find a table in the bar. We found\na high top by the bar which was packed with customers but we noticed a booth with a\nreserved sign on the table. We stayed for dinner because we had asked our son to meet\nus there but was not very happy. Dinner was as always very delicious and our waitress\nAddie was great at making our decision to stay worth while.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quality fish and steak restaurant. Before sunset it is very pleasant natural lighting and open feeling. Service extremely attentive and friendly. Food quality is good but prices are on higher side, especially for off menu items like Halibut ($50). Would be happy to dine there again if in the area and wanted to have a good meal for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server knew the menu and the specials, very professional. The food was perfect. Noise level was low so our party of 6 could talk. Had a drink at the bar to start off, excellent also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and excellent service. Our most favorite place when dining out in the Clearwater area. You get what you pay for at this restaurant and more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good location, lovely ambiance , nice food and congenial wait staff!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the berries and bubbles drink ... Also have a great Sunday surf and turf special going on where I only ordered and appitizer and shared my husband's main meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service were both amazing! Great spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had the lobster roll and split the snapper with my dinner date. Both were FABULOUS!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have had meals at other Ocean Prime's and they are already delicious. The Tampa location is no exception. We were served by Nathan Shipe and I would recommend asking for him. He was awesome and very attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

That food was excellent but do not know if it was because It was valentine's day but they sat us in the bar area the piano music was too intense for eating felt like he was raceing through songs !couldn't wait to leave because of the music

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit to Ocean Prime but it certainly won't be our last! The entire evening was enjoyable, from the time we were warmly greeted by the hostesses and throughout the whole night. Our planned early arrival worked out great as we were taken care of by Jessica in the lounge area while we awaited our reservation time, and then promptly texted by our hostess once our reservation time arrived. Dinner was exceptional as my wife had the filet minion and I greatly enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass. We were both equally pleased when the Chef personally delivered our dessert and asked about the meals and our evening. This special touch sort of personalized the entire evening and left a lasting impression on us. We will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It has been years since we last ate at Ocean Prime, but this visit will be our last. The staff were great, but the dinning area was so loud we could hardly talk to each other. On top of that our steaks were overcooked and way too salty. So was the mushrooms.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What more could anyone want? Wonderful food, excellent service, great ambiance and cannot forget to top it off with the chocolate peanut butter pie! OUTSTANDING!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great spot for a fun date night with friends. The food is very good, though my husband felt his steak was a bit overdone and too charred for his liking. But overall, everything was very good and the drinks were superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

excellent selection of fish, steak and wine. Service is efficient and friendly. Expensive, but the food is worth it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I get to Tampa about twice a year and visit Ocean Prime about half of the time. Enjoy the excellent service and food. This time I was on business and dined alone. Many restaurants rush me through dinner when I do this, but not Ocean Prime. I was served at a little faster pace than when I dine with others, but nothing that bothered me. The waiter was particularly friendly. I had the basics, with a 14 oz strip steak cooked perfectly medium-rare, the jalapeno au gratin potatoes and started off with the tuna tar tare, which I have always loved. Definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great fish dishes and lobster bisque. The restaurant has good energy which adds to the experience. Once the weather gets a little cooler, ask to sit outside!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my bf here for a surprise bday dinner and we loved it! The servers were very attentive, the food was great, just a nice ambience over all. We will definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

pricey, but excellent food and service, similiar to Oystercathers, but with a much better wine list

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here for the first time for my daughters biryhday. The food was fantastic as were the drinks and our waiter spears was very knowledgable and helpful \nWonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, when we want a great dining experience, we always think of Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for Valentines Day (early). I ordered the sea bass and my fiancé ordered the pork porterhouse. Both were prepared perfectly. We were too full for dessert but the fondue appetizer was delicious, as was the St. Peach cocktail. \n\nIf you are looking for an upscale atmosphere with delicious food, you can't go wrong, here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Food was delicious, service was exceptional. Would recommend highly, particularly for a special event(Birthday etc.)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I don't know how anyone could want for more from a dining experience. Ocean Prime is our go to for any special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great. The steak was $60 bit well worth it. We shared two plates and they cut everything on have and gave us our own plates. The drinks tasted great. And the service was perfect. Not to pushy and know the menu very well. Super friendly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our reservation through Open Table didn't have any special requests however our table was a large, slightly private table that I believed was for special requests. Our reservation was for 7pm on a Friday night and this made for a great experience considering the reservation time and day of the week. Overall, great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Shut up and book this restaurant, particularly if it's a special occasion. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and had a great time. Our team of servers was very attentive, maybe even a bit too long winded on the menu explanations. However, the advice was valuable and they even 'married' our entrees so that we both got half of the other's meal. \n We started with the goat cheese ravioli, and wound up dipping our whole loaf of bread in the sauce, I mean who doesn't love a buttery, garlicky wine sauce? The Chilean sea bass was delectable. It was the perfect compliment to the prime filet served Au Poivre. The Au Poivre was peppery, but not overpowering. The whole dish was superb. For our sides, we couldn't miss the truffle mac and cheese and the creamed spinach. The creamed spinach has a bit of bacon in it and is fantastic, but even better the next day. We left so stuffed because we couldn't stop eating. There are a ton of our favorite restaurants in this area, but Ocean Prime may have made its way to the top of our list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We usually visit the Ocean Prime in our home state of Michigan - but while on vacation for our Anniversary, we decided on a visit to the Tampa location. We were greeting with two glasses of champagne and treated to a decorated, reserved table in our favorite lounge location. We were unsure if Tampa OP would be similar to our Troy Michigan location, and as we discovered it was nearly a thumbprint! What followed were the best appetizers, entrees, and drinks - topped off with an amazing house specialty dessert. The atmosphere is just what we hoped for, the food was perfectly prepared and the staff was more welcoming and prompt than we could have ever hoped for. The ladies that greeted us at the check-in point set the tone for a night we could not forget. Thank you OP Tampa for exceeding all of our hopes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service fantastic. A bit pricey but a great treat for a special occasion.JC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been to Ocean Prime on many occasions, and the food and service are always exceptional. Our last visit was with a party of 12 and they did not disappoint. We will continue to dine at this wonderful restaurant!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, but my lamb was chewy and tough and Ocean Prime ain't what it used to be. Still good, but no longer exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service. Server was well versed in the wine selections. Steak cooked perfectly. Great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was outstanding. Sean's service was fantastic, food, music, atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not listed above. 'Incredibly fantastic food'. Definitely one of the top 10 restaurants in the entire Tampa Bay area.\n\nI can only think of 4 or 5 that I would say are equal. So saying #1 or #5 is not possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, service and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated my birthday and everything was perfect! Enjoyed a dozen oysters on the half shell and sea scallops with Parmesan risotto! Dessert was a complimentary butter cake with berries and vanilla ice cream!! Very nice waiter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was absolutely amazing. It was our first me going and we will definitely be returning. The staff was friendly, the food was devine, and great atmosphere. Try te eerie and bubbles drink if it still on the menu (deliciously fun drink)!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place,good food, excellent service, Great ambience, pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the third time I have been to Ocean Prime and I love it! Everything was delicious and the service was perfect. This time I had the tuna and it is probably the best I ever had at a restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter was very slow and seemed to need our guidance on everything. They were supposed to do something special for my husbands birthday but didn't really other than happy birthday confetti. Even though they are known for seafood, the lobster tails were grossly underdone and even after they were sent back, still came back underdone again. Cheese fondue was disappointing. Calamari was great but that was about it. Disappointing overall considering the one in Orlando is amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Ocean Prime for my husband's birthday dinner last Saturday at 7. This is later than we normally like to eat, but we had just returned to the airport from New Orleans, so we didn't have much choice. I was very excited as we normally do not get to go out to Tampa for dinner as it is very far, but like I said we were already there. Ocean Prime was a very nice, classy place, but frankly, we were squished into a room that was too crowded and then about 15 minutes into our experience, someone turned the music up quite a bit. For such a classy restaurant, the noise level was too much, requiring all customers in the room speak louder. Our waiter was wonderful and we decided to stay, but I was disappointed. He offered to speak to the hostess to see if we could be moved, and I probably should have taken him up on the offer.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was seated in the front dining room which is essentially similar to a hotel conference room with no ambience. The crab cake, filet and sea bass was fine but nothing special and therefore much overpriced. They didn't know how to correctly make my drink and it tasted strange. Unfortunately it did not live up to the hype and did not meet my expectations. The service was excellent however but it can not make up for average tasting food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful restaurant I celebrated here for my birthday. The waiter was great and professional. I had the crab cakes with truffle Mac n cheese. We had scallops and beef for an appetizer. I loved my special birthday dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Met a few friends for get together. Originally had reservations but ended up getting one the booths in the bar area. The music was good and the scene was alive. I wish I remembered my server's name because she was doing a good job. I recall she had been working there for about 2 years and did all the front of house positions...She made strong recommendations to our drink selection and small nuances to the way food was prepared that ended up being the right call. Ocean Prime is one my favorite restaurants in Tampa. It was my wife's favorite hands down but it started becoming inconsistent (this 2 years ago) my last 3-4 visits have been spot on and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ocean Prime to friends in the future. I even received a follow up call the next day ensuring my experience met my expectations. Nice touch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have eaten at Ocean Prime countless times. Generally the food is excellent. Unfortunately I was celebrating my birthday and I got a hair on my food. We brought to the assistant managers attention. He apologized. And moved on nothing. The following day I received a call from their customer service as their usual follow up. When I told her my experience she immediately apologized and told me the manager was going to call me as soon as he would get in around 11am on July 20th. Today is July 26 and nobody ever called me. I will not go back or recommend. I often took my clients for dinner. Very disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the lobster salad. Amazing. The server was so attentive. I splurged and had a house drink made with dry ice, berries and champagne. Amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely love this place, but this time they slacked off a little, they over cooked my NY Strip, I sent it back while my husband completed his meal , when it finally arrived back, the strip was then under cooked, usually this place is dead on , but they were missing something today , Atmosphere is fantastic

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food that comes with a huge price tag!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server dis an excellent job explaining the menu and your staff accommodated an extra person at the last minute. Well done. We will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and decided to try Ocean Prime. Normally we wait until a day or two before to get a reservation and that usually doesn't work if you want to eat before 9pm. So we booked through Open Table and noted the special occasion. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly and they prepared our table very quickly and also gave us two glasses of champagne! Our table had rose petals on it too! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. They even gave us a complimentary dessert. The next day I received a follow-up phone message thanking us for coming to dine with them and to call XYZ if we needed any help in the future. Excellent experience. Pricey, but worth every penny!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun for Mother's Day. Interesting cocktails. Servers professional and quick. Upscale at a reasonable price. Always a favorite....maybe Mama take me for Father's Day.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A great respite. Apparently one of seven restaurants in Tampa to fly in fresh calamari overnight....which is appreciated. open for Sunday brunch during special occasions like Father's Day. That's a nice treat.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently delicious. Had the sushi for lunch. Just a nice quiet lunch with my wife.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Got there early so had our choice of tables. The place filled up quickly after 5:00. The seafood tower was great, although a little pricey. The crab cake had a little too much filler. The tomahawk rib eye was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent and accomodating. Our waiter gladly answered questions and was very willing to adapt our order to specific changes we requested. He also responded quickly when my wife pointed out that something had been omitted from her order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was wonderful as always, but the sound level in the main room was way to high!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great bar. Perfect dinner and service.\n\n Staff had excellent suggestions and were very attentive

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always enjoy going to Ocean Prime. They always call to confirm our reservation and then again afterwards to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. We did. Our server was very attentive and the food is always splendid. The tuna tartare has a nice texture and a slight kick. The crab cakes are a good ratio of crab. Their rib eye has a lot of flavor and was cooked to perfection. We'll be back...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first eating here. The food was very good and so re the drinks. The are high but the atmosphere and experience is worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary Friday night. We had such a beautiful time. Everything was amazing and perfect night. The waiting staff gave us the best service either of us have ever received. It was really an amazing well enjoyed night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our third trip to Ocean Prime and again an outstanding experience. Jared Muto was our waiter and we will definitely ask for him again. Very knowledgeable about everything on the menu, including the wine and dessert selections. I am from Maryland and took a chance on the crab cakes and was not disappointed. As in most restaurants here in Florida, there was green pepper included in the preparation which is really not necessary but other than that they were pretty close to the ones I was use to in Maryland. The side dish of potatoes with jalapeno is to die for. We love the ambiance of Ocean Prime. It's just a feel good place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and outside seating atmosphere is surprisingly nice considering it overlooks a man made pond near the mall. Cocktail choices excellent and food very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Chilean sea bass was absolute perfection and everything was delicious!!! The Service was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is consistently good. Although it is pricey, it is a great place for special occasions

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were seated promptly in a booth, which was a good start.\nWe decided to try some new appetizers. The Shrimp Saute was wonderful. It has a nice kick to it and the cheese bread used to dip into the sauce is so rich, its to die for. The onion soup was right on point. The snapper can't be beat. It also has a little kick to it. If you don't like the spoon bread, you can substitute a vegetable for it. The rib-eye was cooked perfectly.\n\nThe Manager stopped by the chat and make sure everything was good -- of course it was!\n\nWe'll be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had Nathan serving us. He remembered us from a previous time we were there. We enjoyed our dinner. The special Black Grouper is a must have. Valerie came by to say hello and make sure everything was okay. We'll be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were greeted and sat promptly, which is always a good start. Our server introduced himself and took our drink order. He explained their specials. They have some new items on the menu as well.\n\nTheir pork 'chop' is huge and was cooked just as we requested. (It's sometimes hard to get places to not cook pork all the way through!)\n\nTheir onion soup is wonderful... The tuna tartare is also great as is their fish entrees.\n\nWe'll be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been to this location a number of times. We were seated immediately. They have a new steak tartare which my wife, who is very picky, loved. It's very traditional and served 'on ice.' Of course their onion soup is wonderful as is the tuna tartare. They had a special of King Salmon and King Crab Salad... Nice change.\n\nWe'll be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unlike some other restaurants, they chose to go with their regular menu this weekend. This is much appreciated. It was very crowded as you would expect, but our service was wonderful. Very attentive. Even the manager came by to chat with us a few times.\r\n\r\nThe food is always great -- the crab cakes are mostly crab and very tasty. Their onion soup is great as well. The bone in fillet was cooked perfectly. A very positive experience even on this busy day! We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spears is a fantastic server and the cornbread is so good I could eat it as an entrée!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime has always been one of our favorite places to eat, but Tyler made our last visit even better! Thanks for another awesome date night at Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a business lunch there, the food was wonderful and the wine list is very good. \n\nWe had great service, attentive but not overbearing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I visited last Summer and the only word that comes to mind is WOW. The quality of everything in the establishment was just a cut above. The service, atmosphere and food. I have never been so pleased with a seafood restaurant in my life. I would honestly recommend this place to everyone that I speak to. My next visit to Tampa this will be my first dining spot, and I look forward greatly for that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my wife there on her birthday and we were both pleased. My wife ordered the surf and turf special offered on Sunday and she loved it. The service was impeccable. We will definitely be going back again soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my wife's birthday and they made sure she felt special. Her birthday is on leap year and she only gets one every four years, so from the decorations on the table to everyone that came to the table wishing her a 'Happy Birthday', it was a great night for her. Our server, Jon was FANTASTIC! He made us feel like we were his only table! We will come back and ask for him again and again !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service was excellent. Pricey menu, but good quality food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice an classy place. Super fish and steak menu. Very cool bar area as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was fantastic and the food outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not our first visit here. Expensive! Go for the steak which is priced like most steak houses. The fish is good but you can get just as good for less than half the price. But great ambiance and makes a great impression on guests or a date. \nService is impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group of 5 had a terrific meal. My seafood was delicious. My friend couldn't more than half of her steak and placed large portions of her rare to medium rare steak on my plate. It was fantastic. And the 10 layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was to die for.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

everything was really pretty great. My sea bass was cooked just a bit too much, but everything else was delicious. Food is a bit expensive, but the service was great....waiter left us alone as we were involved in much discussion. We never felt rushed and we could have stayed there as long as we wished.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a great meal. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and told us about a great pound cake dessert. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

When the president of our company came to town this was an excellent place to take him. Healthy options and a profesaional atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was amazing. I would highly recommend the Smoking Seafood Tower. It was fantastic!! Service and staff were excellent!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We took Mom for Mother's Day, party of 4. Our server, Jarrod was outstanding, attentive and obviously interested in us having a good time and meal. The Mother's Day Brunch menu was terrific. We had Blood Orange Mimosas, Benedicts, Scallops and Snapper. I've been to Ocean Prime many times and never knew you could order half orders of the apps, which was a pleasant surprise as I love, love the Goat Cheese Ravioli app but a full order is just too much. \n\nSo, why only 4 stars for this review? My husband had to send his Snapper dish back because the corn fritter or polenta the fish was served on was ice cold, clearly not heated properly. I'm not dropping a star for that, I'm dropping a star for the dish being returned by the Manager simply reheated with no real apology and any recognition they made a mistake. Not that we are looking for something free but in a fine dining restaurant like Ocean Prime I expect at least a new entree not the one they took back reheated. Other options that would have sufficed would have been an apology from the Manager that returned the dish, a comp'd drink or dessert, something acknowledging they made an error. Anyway, this won't stop us from returning to Ocean Prime but it was really disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Seafood is always so fresh and delish! The service is fantastic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My Wife & I had heard a lot about Ocean Prime and were excited to dine there. Our table was ready on arrival and everyone was very friendly and seemed glad to see us. The view from our table was beautiful. Our server greeted us immediately and took good care of us. the Calamari and Tuna Tartare appetizers were excellent. our entrees, Grouper and Chilean Sea Bass were well prepared and delicious and so was the Creme Breule for dessert. We were pleased we dined there and you will be too.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I hate to write a bad review but this place does not live up to it's hype. The name says Ocean Prime but I assure you, it's more like a Captain Ds.. The very pleasant young lady at the host stand seated us right away. Our server who looks similar to Sam Smith kind of greet us, we could tell that he didn't seem too pleased to be serving us. We put in a order for a bottle of wine and oysters to start. My dinner guest enjoyed the oysters very much but things went down from there. I ordered the Sea bass with the truffle Mac and cheese and asparagus. My dinner guest ordered the crab cakes. When the food arrived and I took one bite, I realized that we should have went somewhere else.\nThe sea bass was sooo overly seasoned and salty that I thought I would need a pitcher of water to wash it down.\nThe truffle Mac and cheese was so undercooked that I thought I was chewing on graham crackers instead of Mac and cheese, and the asparagus was so limp and served in a plate full of water. \nMy dinner guest crab cakes tasted 'fishy,' as if he was served a plate of canned salmon instead. Our server barely came back to the table to check on us. There was a manger there,a woman, that walked passed us and other tables at least 7 times but NOT ONCE stopped to check on any of the tables. I'm not sure if she was working this night or if she was auditioning for America's Next Top Model and thought the restaurant was the runway. There are so many other great restaurants in the area that beats Ocean Prime's service and food; Eddie Vs,Ruth Chris,Popeyes, etc. This place is a must pass. But at least I got my Open Table points.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellence in all areas as usual!! The food was delicious and our server Nathan was outstanding, and attentive to our every need!! Thank you Ocean Prime!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Four ladies celebrated lunch. Loved the decorated table and special service given. I had had lunch here many times and told them all about the fabulous Shellfish Cobb Salad Entre. Three of us had the salad, all food was outstanding. Thanks for making our celebration so very special. Jared was our excellent server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was awesome!!! The wait staff went out of their way to accommodate us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great, as always. Impeccable team service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch for our anniversary. We started with the shrimp cocktail and cheese fondue, followed by scallops and sea bass. What really topped off our lunch was the baked Alaska. Mark was our server and was attentive and professional.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made reservation for noon on Saturday and we were this first to arrive. The staff was still setting up for service which was disappointing to see staff setting tables, polishing glasses , and silverware, etc. We ordered from the raw bar and it took over an hour for the lobster to arrive. Server was accommodating and removed it from our bill but the food was not served with any fluidity. The positive is that the seafood was well prepared overall. The crab cake was not enjoyable due to the sauce have a skin and the salads were overdressed. We heard many good things about Ocean Prime but would find it difficult to recommend or return. Really disappointing given it was my husband's birthday and was not a positive experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime is a great restaurant with amazing servers. We have gone a few time for work events and personal dinning and have never had a bad experience. The last time we went we arrived a little early for our reservations and had to wait for our table to be ready.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always love Ocean prime for a fabulous lunch and never disappoints. The service and food were wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always Ocean Prime Tampa never disappoints the food and service were amazing always first class and always over the top!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We came here for our fourth wedding anniversary. We were greater with champagne which was a nice touch. I have been here a few other times and enjoy the main dinning room. We were put in the back room which feels more like a business dinner room then anything. Our waiter sprinkled hearts on the table and took very good care of us. Great restaurant, just ask to be seated in the main room. Much better vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent waiter & staff - all were very friendly. Did not like th eroom we ate in , next time I would ask for the main dining room

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good and the ambiance was nice, But the service was not up to par with what i expect from a upscale restaurant. When ordering wine the server made a recommendation to a more expensive glass. After staying with my original selection he continued to push me toward his recommendation. It was a little embarrassing. After telling him i had a wine cellar and knowledgeble about wine he finally stopped. Then we didn't receive the wine till we were almost done with dinner and it was ordered when we ordered dinner. Hopefully it was just that server. We will probably try again with another server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Recommend theCrab and Eggs for brunch. Outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent in every manner -- Marcos was our main server -- 100% spot-on -- most professional for you establishment; the additional staff waited on us perfectly. I could not ask for a better night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Celebrating Valentines day and scheduled an early dinner. To our surprise there were brunch specials. They looked so appealing that we went that route. Had the Crab cake and egg on an English muffin. Outstanding! !! My wife had the short rib and enjoyed that but said next time she would go with the crab. Sorry to hear that this is only offered on special brunch occasions. \r\nEverything else was excellent as usual. Service, quality ambiance ect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Me and my boyfriend come to ocean prime every year for our anniversary and everytime it's amazing !!! They make us feel so special and make our anniversary just a priceless night! Thank you for being so amazing!! Only thing I was sad about is that the porterhouse was changed😔.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Four of us dined here for Saturday lunch -- we had all dined here multiple times before for lunch during the weekdays with those visits being excellent dining experiences. On this visit three of us got the Shellfish Cobb Salad, which is what we get almost every time we dine there. This time it was extremely disappointing -- the amount of seafood was sparse in general compared to previous visits and all three of us thought it didn't taste the same -- we thought perhaps the dressing had changed but then we noticed there was no blue cheese on it - the waiter (who did his job very well) brought us sides of blue cheese. Then we noticed there was almost no bacon and, as we continued to eat we all noticed none of us got any shrimp either. By then we were near the end of our salads and just, instead, mentioned it to the waiter just to let him know. Very expensive salad for so little seafood, very little bacon, no shrimp and, initially, no blue cheese. The waiter did comp our coffee which was nice and not expected, but it still didn't make up for the expense of a salad that was mostly greens. The fourth person in our party ordered salmon which he said was good, but not outstanding. Of note, the people at the next table complained about a hamburger they got that was very overcooked and a lady across from us at another table received her salad that was to have had chicken and it instead had beef on it. Based on all of these experiences I'm hoping it was just not a good day in the kitchen. We will give it one more try and hope for the great experiences we've had there in the past.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You won't be disappointed. The entire staff is exceptional. Elegant dining at its finest.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always have had a good experience at Ocean Prime. However, the servuce on this visit was well below the normal standard. We had to ask for the same item a few times, the table check back for drink refills was non-existent and we had to ask other servers for the items we needed. This was a business lunch and one of the parties had never been to the restaurant. Luckily 2 of us had so this was not a first impression. If it had been, I am not sure that I would put it at the top of the list for a return visit when entertaining clients.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful meal! Please was ambient with a great view. Food was very good, but my steak came out medium well instead of medium. They offered free dessert to compensate, but that was not comparable as we were too full to eat it. That was the only disappointing item on a list of good food, tasty drinks, and great company.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first time visiting Ocean Prime was the one in Orlando. My recent and second time was the one in Tampa. I honestly like how the food taste better in Orlando. I ordered the blackened snapper at both locations but I think that the Tampa location over seasoned it and it was over done. I didn't want to send it back in fear of what might happen to next order. Over all, the visit was okay, but I must say that My server was AMAZING . She had a great attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my hot spots and am so glad they are in more cities. I love the berries and bubbles cocktail. They have a nice cocktail and wine list. The Chilean sea bass is prepared perfectly. My friends had salmon and the aged steak. This is a must try restaurant if you have not been. The ambience is relaxed with lounge music, dimmed lighting, and tables spaced far enough for good conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Farah and i had an amazing time and we loved every moment. Jared and Roxanna were amazing hosts and we loved talking to them. We will be back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Eating at ocean prime was not all it was cracked up to be. I ordered the filet med rare and it was really dry. Everything is a al carte. Dinner for 2 averages 150. There are much better places in tampa to get better quality food. I was very disappointed with this visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you're into outstanding customer service, food, ambience is the place for you !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The black orchid martinis was incredible. The service was impeccable. And the pound cake infused with vanilla dessert was to die for. We will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime never disappoints. One of our favorites for seafood. Excellent service and ambiance as well. Glad to recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime Tampa offers a relaxing atmosphere, the best lamb chops you could ever feast on and amazing service! No seriously...it's amazing! I met up with a friend and she and I enjoyed our wine, conversation and meal. Our server, Drew, was very attentive but he didn't overwhelm us like some servers can. The lamb chops were exceptional...the best EVER! I was completely satisfied with the meal and ambiance. I think they had a live band somewhere in the restaurant so I'll be sure to visit that area when I return. I visited on a Saturday night so I'm not sure if there is a band nightly. Oh, I almost forgot my favorite part of my experience...the Valet guys! I walked out of the restaurant and my car was magically sitting there waiting for me. I asked, 'how did you know that I was ready to leave?' I seriously hadn't said anything to anyone. Their response (with a light smile)...'we just know.' I will definitely be returning. Thank you Ocean Prime staff!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding service and food. My entree was overly salty and they took if off my bill. The only complaint I had was that the room we were seated in was freezing. They adjusted the temp for awhile, and then it was cold again. Some people refused to be seated in this area because it was so cold. Everything else was outstanding and I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was outstanding. The food got to our table on a timely manner and our waiter Jake I believe h is name was made us feel like VIP's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently good food, service, and wine. Called me to confirm my reservation and then called the next day to see how my dinner went. I've been there on multiple business dinners as well as special occasions (birthday's, anniversaries, etc.)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very good, as usual. We chose to sit in the bar area and it was a little noisy for conversation. That one was on us. The service started out a little slow. I had the snapper dish. The fish was good, but I will remember to ask for it with less sauce next time. My wife order a special, which was a 6 oz. Kobe filet for $100. The meat was excellent, but the presentation was pathetic for a $100 entrée. It was a plate with nothing but the filet on it. I would expect that there should be some garnishes or vegetables with it. The waitress pointed out it is a la carte. We understand that, but it shouldn't mean that it is just meat on a plate. The manager and waitress both offered up sides, gratis, and a dessert. This was nice of them, but I was left wondering if they really understood our complaint was about presentation. We will go back and probably not sit in the bar. Service in the past has always been spot on.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have spoken with a gentleman who called me after I filled out a similar\nreview. I ordered a filet mignon and rec'd a steak that could have been\nmistaken for sirloin. I managed to eat the steak anyway and said nothing\nto our waiter about it. The gentleman who called me said you would make\nup for the tough steak and I told him that I ordered it, ate it, and paid for it.\nIt would be best to just let this pass. Every thing else was really first class\nincluding your wait staff, atmosphere, all other food we ordered.\nThank you for caring.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely a great spot for a romantic date or fancy girl's night out. I did not enjoy anything about the black trouffle mac n cheese. The crab cakes were delish. For the most part our food was good, but prices overrated as usual. Only other issue was that it was a little too dark. It actually made me a little sleepy during the low points of our table's conversation. I'm sure I'll be back despite my rating, lol.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent and our waiter Jarrod was very knowledgeable. It was date for my husband and I and we will definitely be returning

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an excellent dinner with grouper that was very fresh and very well prepared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our 2nd time dining at Ocean Prime and it was absolutely wonderful. The service was top notch and the food great! The manager was absolutely wonderful and above kind to say the least. I will always recommend this fine dining location to anyone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific restaurant. Love the variety of the menu. Service is as good as it gets.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Chilean Sea Bass was amazing! Salmon & grouper good as well. Grilled Brussel sprouts delish. Twice baked potato ok. Restaurant was uncomfortably cold. Very attractive restaurant. Good service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good but not great. A bill of over $200 (including tax and gratuity) for 2 people with no alcohol and no appetizers is steep in my opinion. The service was excellent. The ambiance nice. If I go back it will be either for lunch or brunch. The brunch menu was reasonably priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great place, great food and scenery!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was AWESOME! The food was tremendous, from the first bite of bread to the over the top desserts and French pressed coffee. A great Father's day treat, we will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I came to your restaurant with my husband on Fathers' Day. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The food, the company and the employees (esp. the bartender and our waiter) were top of the line!!!!! I highly recommend you to my friends . Hope to visit you again soon. Have a great day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my 94 year old vibrant friend for her birthday. She has lived all over the world so I was a bit nervous about her critique. She raved about the food and kindness of the waiter. She got the Chilean sea bass and loved it! Now she wants to take me for my birthday. Thanks to you all for making her day very special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great. The dessert was so big that I had to take it home. The gentleman that took care of us was amazing. I will be back for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite steakhouse in Tampa bay. Great service, atmosphere, and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Attention to detail was impressive. The seafood was excellent. The peanut butter mousse pie topped it all off. Couldn't have been a finer evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The lunch staff wasn't as efficient as the night staff. Very disappointed with the service. Waiter barely checked on us. I was refilling my own water. Food was good, however, waiter came back until the end to see how we liked the food. My wife never got a chance to enjoy her salad because of the length of time it took our waiter to return to the table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

See bass was cooked to perfection. However needed a more complimentary sauce--weak for such a great piece of fish. . Capiccino arrived cool. Espresso hot. We went at 5 when it was light out. So ambiance was not so good for our occasion. Would have preferred a quiet corner. That would be my error. Otherwise very nice and we would recommend it to our friends and we will be back. Service was exceptional except for the cool capiccino. Thank you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hip atmosphere. Piano bar music nice touch. Food good but pricey ($150 dinner for two, including two entrees and one side each, a glass of sangria, a soft drink, and 18% gratuity). Service slower on weekend evenings (took awhile for food order to be taken then again awhile for delivery), but staff is courteous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Ocean Prime many times since it opened in Tampa. I love this place, specifically the Tampa location. The service is always excellent, the food is consistent and the scenery is also great. This is a true testament of 'you get what you pay for'. Its a little pricey, but worth it. I will continue to dine here for years to come as I am a local Tampa resident.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I booked through Open Table; In the special instruction I added, 'Today is my fiance's Birthday. also our first time at Ocean Prime, Please make it special.' Reservation was for Saturday 6/11/16 at 9:15pm. We arrived at 9:17 to find the lobby packed. I spoke to the two hostesses, to which our reservation was confirmed. The hostess then said our table will be ready shortly and we'll text you once it's open. They confirmed my phone number at that time. My fiance and I then walked to to the outside bar to have a drink while we waited. After two drinks and 40 minutes I decided it was time to see what the hold up was as 10 O'Clock was approaching. We walk back to the lobby but this time it's completely empty. Odd because I've been holding my cell phone in my hand the entire time and I hadn't received a text message from Ocean Prime. Upon speaking with the hostesses they said they texted my number some 35 minutes ago. I then showed them the phone and that no messages were received. Then the other hostess spoke up and said, 'well we want looking for you also.' Which also is odd since we were at the bar at Ocean Prime. After which the hostess then said they would find us a table. Now it's approximately 10:15pm. The hostess seats us to the left area once you enter the lobby just past the restrooms. As she walks away she turns back to my fiance and and says, 'And, Have a happy Birthday.' Pretty insulting after the events over the previous hour. We thought that would be it but apparently they informed all staff members because everyone from the wait staff, to the food expediter, to management apologized for the problem that night. It was basically a constant reminder of there terrible service. Food was good but when I order two 8oz Fillets at $40 each as medium well and they come out rare, unacceptable. I told them at the time first time and last time here. Capital Grill over Ocean Prime any day of the week. Superior food, staff, value, service, just across the board superior.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean prime has amazing food, and amazing employees. It's makes you want to come back for every special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our date night was fabulous. Food was excellent, live singer was excellent and service was superb. I believe our waiter's name was Joel, he was very courteous and knowledgeable. Everything he recommended was exactly as he explained and he made our dining experience extremely enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I wish I could go here more often!\nEverything is great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent atmoshere and beautiful dacor. The ticket times where a lttle long but thats due to the large amount of diners, food was excellent and super great service. Caneron is quite a rest maven.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service were great. We had the deviled eggs to start followed by the snapper, sea scallops and truffle fries. All of which were very good. The service was outstanding, our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The down side was that they packed us into a room with 12 4 top tables that should of only had 6 tables. My chair was bumped at least 6 time by people trying to squeeze by. They also piped in music from the lounge that was so loud it made if extremely difficult to here the waiter or my wife. So to sum it up: good food, great service but not the atmosphere you would expext from a $$$ dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We flew into Tampa, got our rental car and checked Open Table for a place for lunch. Ocean Prime was nearby and had great reviews so we decided to give it a try and it did not disappoint. The fish is fresh and excellent. The truffel deviled eggs are a great appetizer. We enjoyed it so much when we were headed back to the airport after our stay we decided to go back for lunch befoe our flight. The staff is very friendly and professional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated our first anniversary tonight and ocean prime never disappoints! Always such an amazing experience. They made it extra special tonight as well. Well worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an awesome time here, The atmosphere and overall our service has been nothing but AMAZING. It was somewhere where everyone should definitely check out if they are in Tampa. We ordered the New York strips and normally we don't send anything back but we should of gone with option 1 which is the Chilean Sea Bass.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great restaurant for any occasion. We usually choose it for special occasions, such as birthdays or a graduation. The food is consistently delicious, the service is gracious and the ambiance is pleasant. I especially like that for birthdays, the restaurant offers a free dessert for the birthday girl/boy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Considering the look, location and menu - the five of us had high hopes for a special dinner and even had thoughts that Ocean Prime might take over as our restaurant for special occasions. Unfortunately it won't be. The room was stuffy at first - after some time we felt the air-conditioning take over - then it became uncomfortable again. We ordered several appetizers for the table. They arrived with no sharing utensils. We had to use our individual forks to scrape food off the shared plates on to each of ours. The sides were sub par. The dishes were OK. The wait staff could have been more attentive. We dropped well over $100 per person - which is OK - we expected to spend that much. However we also expected the Wow Factor experience that normally comes with prices on the menu and it wasn't there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wow! What a great find! Picked up my friend from Tampa International and we needed dinner at 9pm.. This was 8 min. away and what a phenomenal restaurant!!! The bar scene was loud and lively with a fun piano player on a Thursday. Other parts of the restaurant were quiet and romantic. Separate rooms for group dining. The sexy blue lights throughout make the ambiance. We got a beautiful table on the patio by the pond. My filet was superb and our service was phenomenal. Our server offered us drinks and desserts not even on the menu. I can't recommend this place enough. First time there & will be back!! Thanks!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have never had a bad experience at Ocean Prime. Service, food and ambiance is always outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went here for my birthday and was very impressed with the service and restaurant itself. It was gorgeous and the food was delicious - we ordered the ahi tuna appetizer and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was professional but easy going and was also wonderful in bringing out wines to sample. For the quantity of food, I do think it was a bit overpriced but I was not disappointed with anything. I would definitely come here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food decent service very loud

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Served Luke warm food not once but twice. They have no idea about fine wine or the service that is supposed to followed. Bread came after apps. & salad. A totally unprepared with very little knowledge of hospitality . There will be no need for me to return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perhaps the best salmon dish I have ever eaten!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating my husbands 61st Birthday. I chose this restaurant because I had gone to Prime restaurants in many states and never been disappointed. That was exactly the case here, we were not disappointed. My husband had he Chilian Sea Bass and I had the Duroc Pork Chop with various sides. The food was cooked to perfection. Every bite was special and well seasoned. The view of the water and the inside of the restaurant was breathtaking. I would recommend this place for any occasion. The Chefs off the menu dessert topped off our evening with shear joy. The warm lemon pound cake with ice cream was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were outstanding. The server was attentive and helpful. The experience overall was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food/serivce was all excellent!! Had a great night with my husband celebrating being grandparents (again...#4). We shared an appetizer and a dessert, along with our meals and our final bill was $245, which is a little expensive for a meal, for anytime other than a special occasion. It was a great time and a fantastic meal though!! Thanks for the experience!! Our server was Danny and he was awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Will be back for sure

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Austin was excellent in providing a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. The red snapper and the halibut were mouth watering. The Alaska cake was simply delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed our special occasion which was meeting family from out of town. We enjoyed our appetizers and main dishes. The side dishes were enough to share among us. This was our second visit and we will be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Adam was amazing! The service here is better than 5 stars. Overall this experience was amazing and memorable. It will be tough to top this. Highly recommend this place! Well done!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went to lunch with 3 friends, one of them suggested Ocean Prime. It was my first time there.\nI found the food wonderful the service good and we could hear the talk around the table. I would recommend, though It was pricey.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was poor and had to reach out to servers to clear plates, take drink orders, etc. Both orders of pork chops were raw in the middle. One fish order was very good and one was quite ordinary. Not at all what we would have expected for the price. Will not return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We did an online reservation for the same Saturday night and only waited 5 minutes after we arrived to seat. Great food and excellent staff service. Our waiter Austin was probably the most courteous, professional waiter we have ever had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here for Mother's Day. Two out of the three entrees were really bad. Should have sent them back but didn't want to embarrass anyone. Ribeye was tough and crab legs tasted like freezer burn. Left feeling very disappointed. Very beautiful place with great staff. Not sure what happened with the food on Mother's Day.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was awful. We asked for bread 6 times. You rarely checked on us - it took the 4 of us 3 hours from start to finish. We typically love OP, but not on Mother's Day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time visit . It was my husbands birthday. \nWonderful. They gave us a romantic private table. Enters were so big we could not eat the birthday dessert so they gave it to us to eat later at home. \nThe restaurant is beautiful. \nWe got three early and had a drink in the bar. We watched the bartender make drinks with totally fresh ingredients, fruits,vegetables and juices. Food was equally fresh. \nWe had a lovely time and will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a great eat while town here for business.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ocean Prime Tampa never disappoints, especially for special occasions. The service is impeccable. The outdoor bar and dining space are great on nights and weekends for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our second visit and we weren't disappointed. They had a special Mother's Day menu. There were three of us and all three selections from this menu were delicious. The price was reasonable for a restuarant of this stature. We will go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everyone that works here is courteous, helpful and pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food great service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The overall experience outstanding. Excellent place for any occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We met family from out of state. Had a great lunch, they loved it . We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From start to finish, ocean prime does everything right and then some.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All of the food is delicious, and the service is spectacular!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

good service had the halibut special tasted good but the fish was mushy not firm so just OK \n\non average. The $50special was a small chunk of fish - about as thick as my little finger, and had the perimeter of my fist

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant is in a great location with wonderful food and great service. We all enjoyed our food and got different dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service and the food was absolutely outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Waiter was courteous, friendly and knowledgable. All your staff was great. The food was EXCELLENT. We will be back

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there and we had our 5 year old son with us. The food and service were excellent, however, we had no idea that it was more of a 'bar' scene than it was a restaurant. Fortunately, we were seated in a separate area which appeared to be designed for family dining. I would recommend for girls night out or happy hour, not for family dining.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was great but the service was superb. Ritchie and Blake made us feel welcome and special. A really great place for a fine dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We came a little early to have drinks at the bar before dinner. The cucumber gimlet is amazing!\n\nDinner special for Sunday is a great deal of food for the $$. Our amazing server Austin took care of us and made the dining experience superior!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The ambience at Ocean Prime is incredible. If you like the fresh air consider outside\nwith fountain. Bar inside is a picture perfect atmosphere for all ages. Wait staff is friendly\nand helpful when it comes to selecting dinner. The lobster tails were some of the best I\nhave ever experienced in Florida. The only negative is the wait time for our food to arrive\nat the table. I don't mind 45 minutes but an hour is a little over the top.\nNever had to pay for parking before but guess it works.\nOverall good experience with out of town guests.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Just always very fresh and well prepared food. Consistent and fun ambiance. The seafood is always wonderfully fresh and well seasoned. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime has always been amazing! Everything is wonderfully prepared and their Berry Martini is my absolute favorite martini ever!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

While visiting Tampa we asked a friend who was local for an iconic Restutant unique to the area. Ocean Prime was first on their list. This was the first time I've had Kansas City strip steak. And it was cooked to perfection. The wife had teriyaki salmon, and we shared some sides. It was a great dining experience , and we would return if ever in the area again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always one of the best meals in town. We have never been disappointed

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Ocean Prime for my husband's birthday and retirement dinner. We requested Sean as we have had him wait on us before and he is awesome. Unfortunately, that meant we were seated at a table in the bar. It was so loud that we had a difficult time hearing Sean tell us what the specials were. We had a difficult time having conversation at our table. So we asked Sean if the music could be turned down just a bit. He agreed that it was extremely loud but couldn't promise that the music would get turned down. It did not. \nNext my husband ordered a steak medium. It came out well done. While they remade his steak Sean brought out a shrimp cocktail for him so he would not be sitting there with nothing to eat while everyone else ate their dinner. That was very nice, however, in a restaurant like Ocean Prime they should be able to cook a steak properly. So it was disappointing on two notes, a steak not prepared how it was ordered and music that was extremely loud so we couldn't even enjoy our conversation with the other couple.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always excellent and consistent. Wish it wasn't so noisy though

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food & the service is always good. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We took my friends parents there for their anniversary. They had sparkling wine ready for us! Beautiful table and service. Great hospitality. Made us feel very special. Barbara our server was great! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had never dined at Ocean Prime before and went there for our anniversary. The food and service was impeccable and this was easily one of the greatest dining experiences we have ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Rich, our waiter, was excellent. He took time to go over the menu, offered alternatives to our daughter and kept us involved. The food was wonderful and our outside table was perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The service was great and love the atmosphere. Food is always good! My son will always remember his 16th birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place for lunch and service is superb! We have great service every single time we go to Ocean Prime. I would highly recommend. Their French Onion is to die for and the surf and turf appetizer is so yummy but do not forget to ask about the secret dessert

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

my snapper was lousy, seemed like it had been frozen. This is the first time in my many visits that the food was poor.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Sit outside in cool weather and have the dinner of your life.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

best food best atmosphere most of all best waiter ( justin )

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

My family has eaten here many times . We keep trying to give ocean prime second chances ! We're done! We recently paid a visit and two out of the four meals were sent back! the steak was overcooked, the salmon was undercooked. The manager did not even come to follow up with our table. The waiter brought over shrimp cocktails while we were waiting for our dinner to be recooked. I'm tired of The inconsistency at this restaurant! and no follow through with the management ! I like to go to a restaurant where everyone at my table is served at the same time... and satisfied with your meal !

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

like the ambiance. The food and service were excellent. This was not my first time at Ocean Prime......never had a bad meal....

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was absoulutely amazing. Our drinks never got down to half a glass and we were constantly being checked on. The food came out quickly and was prepared well. Definitely coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This night we were celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Justin, our server made the night more special.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was superb, atmosphere perfect and our waiter (Tyler) was amazing. A perfect meal!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server Brandon was outstanding. The food was great and the ocean prime team was excellent as always.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Twin lobster tails,50 bucks,mushy and overseasoned. Not worth the price. Waiter offered soup or salad,we were charged 10 bucks each for a plate of romaine lettuce. Nothing special about the place,overpriced for the quality of food. Dessert was however

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This place never disappoints, service is always great and food always consistently good

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a very nice dining experience and the food was excellent. We drove up 2.5 hours from Naples to visit with cousins and they also were impressed with the restaurant and convenient location. Would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service at Ocean Prime was amazing! The bar staff were excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent drinks service and food. \nBrunch was a treat. Great choices.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had our Easter Sunday family brunch at Ocean Prime. It was a wonderful experience. Typically I receive less that stellar service in other restaurants in town when out with the kids but not so here. We had beyond excellent service, great food, and a nice atmosphere. We all had a seafood entrée and all were very good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a Saturday lunch, new place..old friends. Our server was great and suggested some nice cocktails. The food was excellent and the place is sunny, open and great for any occasion. Never knew you had a piano bar and I am anxious to stop by at night, especially when I live around the corner.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always great at Ocean Prime! The service is great and they try to fulfill your every need. I look forward to returning!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was a great lunch. Tyler, our waiter suggested several items that were great. Since it was lunch my husband the crispy fish sandwich, I had the crab melt with onion soup. Delicious! We even shared the wonderful desert that was a cake with homemade ice cream and fruit! A keeper! Their iced tea is delicious. Peach with fresh blackberries! Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! They aim to please.\nTyler is an awesome server.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday. We had a great time. our table waS ready when we arrived. There was a nice romantic feel. The drinks were great and the food was delicious. I would recommend Ocean Prime to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great Restaurant! Super food, especially the peanut butter pie.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This remains my favorite upscale restaurant in Tampa bay. The quality of the food, ambience, and the attentiveness of the service set it for a part from any other restaurant event and it's genre and price point.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

we had such a great time at dinner, we came back for lunch the next day

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

All I can say is Butter Cake.... Get it! Even if you get nothing else!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Really good dishes as well as attentive service and knowledgeable staff...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was amazing! Our server, Tyler Vanneta was very helpful with the wine selections as well explaining all the courses. He gave us excellent recommendations and he was very attentive all night. Good job Tyler!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Felt elegant but comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were celebrating my Dad's birthday and had the most memorable experience. The server Tyler V. Was the absolute best server anyone could ask for! His personality, recommendations, and overall attention to details was extraordinary. The food was top notch. Thanks Tyler and Ocean Prime for a truly wonderful evening.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were seated promptly, and served by David (who said he was the sommelier). Everything was delicious, from the wine and cocktails to the awesome dessert. Service was first rate! They brought me a butter cake for dessert that was to DIE for. I had to fight my 20 year old son for it! :) We'd go back again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've lived in the Tampa area for almost two years now, our go to place for special occasions had been Roy's or Flemings, but now, without a doubt Ocean Prime has taken their place. The food and service were impeccable, there was an ambience for special occasions or just a night out. Every item that our server Marcos suggested was spot on, and his service along with the visit from the Manager Jo were a delight! I just cannot find enough words to describe what a lovely evening my husband and I had...I cannot wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

if you are a truffle lover this is the place for you. we had all the items they served that contained truffles, mac and cheese with truffles, french fries with truffles, sea bass with truffles. even my husband's strip steak was served with truffle butter. oh and to start the meal was the delicious truffle deviled eggs. the wait staff were excellent and timely.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a truly special meal. One in our party who had a filet mignon said it was the best she's ever had! I highly recommend this restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

On this special occasion Ocean Prime did not provide the best experience. Hosts seated us promptly at requested table that had been prepared for birthday celebration. Waiter greeted us promptly and took our drink orders but we waited 15 minutes for drinks to be served . Not sure if they were sitting at bar or service bar was slow preparing them. Second round of gin drinks came out wrong. Ordered calamari appetizer that was very good and arrived promptly. Had to request bread 4 times even though we saw loaves served to other tables around us by other waiters. Scallops were gritty but other entree was well prepared and served. Waiter was just not very attentive and to get check we had to ask busboy who was clearing table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Service was great

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We really enjoyed Ocean Prime and will be visiting soon again. Thanks

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Starting with the champagne toast, Nathan our server was amazing. Our anniversary dinner was perfect and we will be sure to come back for more!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful special occasion dinner. Steak and seafood was amazing. Wonderful service too.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime has it all! The food, the service and the ambiance were all exceptional. I'll definitely return the next time I'm in Tampa. Also, this is the first restaurant that's ever called me the following day to make sure we had an enjoyable evening and to see if there's anything they could have done differently to make our experience even more enjoyable. Wow, this place is the epitome of excellent customer service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Service was very slow.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great find and easy to get to from St. Pete. Staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The best restaurant in Tampa Bay!! I've been at several higher and restaurants in this market, and this one beats them all! The professionalism, the quality of the food and the value you get for the price paid. No one is better then Ocean Prime.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were both excellent. We will definitely dine there again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and perfect service. Butter cake desert was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Greeted by a flowing fountain outside and an exuberant maitre d inside, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the panache of Ocean Prime. Personal attention, from the server to the bus boy to the kitchen staff member who curried the meals we had ordered, distinguishes this restaurant from among others in the same category.\nWe started with mimosas an enjoyed the brunch selection immensely. Presentation, temperature and taste were above average.\nWe'll be back to try more selections.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Former NYer who enjoys good food and ambiance. This place was good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything stands out when I dine here. The service, the scenery, the go I d etc. I'm already planning my next visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Service was lousy on Valentine's, felt rushed by the server. If you're spending 200 on dinner, I'd expect to be made a priority. Thankfully the food was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Took my beloved for his 52nd birthday! We were treated like royalty! Will definitely be back! Dan was our server and was awesome! Will ask for him as well next time!! Was very impressed by the entire staff!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful first experience from start to finish dinning at Ocean Prime. We came to celebrate an overdue third wedding anniversary, and it was the first time going out just the two of us since our baby was born over ten months ago! \r\nThe service was excellent, the presentation was flawless and all of our dishes were full of flavor, and served at perfect temps. This great experience left us planning our next trip back! We highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We came to Ocean Prime for Valentine's Day bunch. The service that we had was incredible. Both my fiancé and I agreed our waiter was the best that we've ever had. He was very informative, helpful, and friendly. It seemed like he had tried everything on the menu and was able to tell us exactly what the menu items were like. This was my first experience at this restaurant and we will definitely be going back the next time we are in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was amazing and the service was great I was only in the area for vacation and I wanted to go to a perfect spot for me and my husband and going to ocean prime was the best experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Great Truffle Mac and Cheese. The entrees were portioned perfectly and cocktails here are amazing. Was a little unimpressed by the steaks which is a higher priced item and the entrees were delayed. Will try again here for brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Not able to remember our waiters name, thing it was John. But he was amazing. Overall experience was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome dining experience at Ocean Prime. Amazing food, everything tasted great and all the food was definitely made from scratch. The service was superior and fast. If you dine at Ocean Prime try their fresh fish selection caught right in Tampa! The appetizers were phenomenal and the desserts were delicious. Drinks for happy hour were delicious and original to their own. Make a reservation with Jared Muto, he was informative, helpful and a great guy to talk to. You will not be disappointed if you dine here.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Daniel, our host was awesome. The entire staff mentioned Happy Anniversary to my wife and I. We were comped champagne and desert. Our table was made special with confetti hearts. The K.C. Steak, Scallops and Chilean Bass were tasty and fresh.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Staff and kitchen clearly overwhelmed by the Valentines Day crush. \r\nEverything was just okay, not nearly as good as the last time we visited, our expectations were much higher based on our past experience. My medium KC steak was so rare I took more than half of it home so I could cook it. I never take anything home from a decent restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Jarrod was exceptional waiter. Very accommodating beyond. Food also spectacular!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I went for dinner on Valentines Day. This was our first time eating at Ocean Prime and we will never return or recommend it to anyone. I made our reservation just after the new year. We were sat in a cramped room that is usually meant for private parties. The tables were temporary tables set up just for Valentines Day very uncomfortable and way to close together. They were running behind schedule so we had to wait 30 minutes before our table was ready. When we sat down all the glasses and silverware were dirty. They must not check dishes before they set the tables. We ordered the the goat cheese ravioli as an appetizer they were good but I would call them wantons not ravioli. I ordered the sea scallops and my husband ordered the grouper. He liked the grouped my food was terrible. The risotto was really crunchy and under cooked. I would have had a better time eating at McDonald's. I will never eat there again such a waste of money and it was a horrible end to my Valentines Day!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I made a reservation a month in advance for Valentine's Day weekend. I received a call confirming the reservation the day of, which was great. When I arrived, my date and I were seated at the loud and crowded lounge section instead of at a quiet table in the main dining room. I did not make a reservation to be seated at a table set for 6 in the middle of the lounge next to people in Tampa Bay Lightning t-shirts at high top tables. Apparently the call to confirm was supposed to mention our seating arrangement for the evening, but it did not. We were moved outside next to a heater, which was fine enough, but not the expectation for a romantic meal. The food itself was good and our server was both nice and attentive. But overall, I'm very disappointed with how we were treated. I would definitely make plans for a special occasion at another high end restaurant in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely amazing. Worth every penny. My filet melted in my mouth. Incredible!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The steaks at Ocean Prime are the best in Tampa. That's saying a lot with the number of steak restaurants in Tampa. Great wine selection and the servers are excellent. The sides and desserts are so good we always get one or two to take with us.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The prices make it a special occasion kind of place but the food was fantastic! Our server was great but all the servers checked in on us throughout our visit to ensure we didn't need anything. I would definitely recommend eating here if you are looking for a nice night out!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing steak! Calamari was phenomenal.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very pricey menu, food was very good. Best dining we've had in Avery long time. Service was on spot. Tonight it all worked and we were happy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful lunch with my brother. The service was great and they bent over backwards when things were not ok. They are willing to do whatever takes to make your experience wonderful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Our service was amazing. Jarrod made special accommodations for us without hesitation. Much appreciated!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Short wait for the table, the atmosphere , although busy was efficient. The food and drink were excellent. Pricey for the budget conscious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have dined here many times as a couple and with large groups, we have never been disappointed. The food, service, drinks, atmosphere, just everything is perfect every time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great for late lunch and a cigar by the outside bar

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first time eating in the dining room and it was outstanding. The food was so good and our server was so professional and fun! He was very informative about the menu and made our time very enjoyable. We have dined in the bar area as well in the past and the food there was just as outstanding. We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and drinks were phenomenal, and service was impeccable. We were celebrating a birthday, and the entire staff helped to make the meal special. Tyler was our server, and we found him to be both personable and knowledgeable. We can't say enough nice things. The food was perfect - we especially wnjoyed the surf and turf appetizer. Both of us got fish: I had chilean sea bass and my husband had grouper, and both were seasoned beautifully. We highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I loved the relaxed feel you get when you walk in and sit. My boyfriend & I never experienced a restaurant scenery like that before, it was amazing. Everything was too perfect for it to be so real. Ocean prime staff really met my expectations and beyond.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I would go to this restaurant any day, any time. It was a wonderful experience and had such an amazing staff. During evening hour's it can be a little noisy, but just ask to move outside if it bothers you, I found myself doing this and they staff catered to my every need. You get what you pay for here and let me tell you! It was worth every cent! Fantastic!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a fantastic dinner. The ambience and atmosphere was fabulous. We had an excellent waiter, Seth. Love the Chilean sea bass. Exceptional wine list. The sides are always amazing as well as the tuna tartare. We also love their crime brûlée and key lime pie. A definite ten in our book. Would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent! Our experience is always phenomenal and superb to any other in the area. Thank you for being the best!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was great.....The restaurant was very accommodating in changing the salad I ordered to include only the items I can have due to dietary restrictions. I had the Seafood salad with lobster and shrimp. There was a significant amount of both in the salad.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Executive Chef, Adam & General Manager, Justin continue to execute excellence at the independent Cameron Mitchell Restaurants local Tampa unit.\nService is excellent by a well trained friendly servers who have their act together. Food & presentation weather a power business lunch or special occasion dinner is second to none. \nTheir steaks are aged and the best of the best. Several fresh fish offerings daily will not let you down. Extensive sides & salads all made to order are above average.\nExtensive wine & liquor offerings to fulfill anyone's taste.\nDOn't skip the complimentary warm sour dough bread basket. You will absolutely think you are dining in San Francisco rather than Tampa. \nFinish your meal off with a house made desert and brandy.\nIf you have not been to Ocean Prime you do not know what you are missing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful service, food and environment. Would definately return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Ocean Prime for a birthday celebration, and we were not disappointed. The food was AWESOME!!!! The service was spot on, and our server Rich was on top of everything. Overall great experience

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a pleasant time celebrating my Mom's birthday. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the view was beautiful, and the ambiance was quiet and peaceful. I highly recommend dining at Ocean Prime.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Dined for lunch on a Monday with a business associate. Great lunch selection, great service, and a great restaurant for an important business meeting.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime is one of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. The food is outstanding and the service is great too. The staff is very flexible, so if there is something that someone wants just ask and they will usually find a way to make it happen. \n\nIf you're looking for a quick meal or something cheap this is not your place. However, if you want to relax, grab a drink, and don't mind having a pleasant experience at the same time, Ocean Prime is a great place.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went there with my family. The crab wedge salad was excellent and the crab cocktail was great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything I've been here it's been a. Very enjoyable experience

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a lovely lunch there on Saturday and our waiter (Tyler) was top notch and was very helpful in explaining the menu and making suggestions. The Surf N Turf appetizer was out of this world along with the French Onion soup which I could have taken a whole pot home it was so good. Steak was cooked to perfection and the dessert (carrot cake) was fantastic. Great experience. For those who appreciate high quality freshly cooked food, this is a great place. For those that want McDonalds prices then go to McDonalds, this place is about excellent food that is made fresh every day with the highest quality and attention to detail.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was delicious. We had the seafood platter and sushi for appetizers both were outstanding followed by our main courses. All very good. \nWe had a a couple bottles of Cabernet wine which we felt were a tad over priced. \nThe only negative I would say was our lattes and baked Alaskan were not up to par. I would not recommend either one of them to anyone.\nWith that being said we would go back again to dine and have no problem telling others about ocean prime!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

I've been going to Ocean Prime on average of twice a month for business lunches or dinners.\nwe had the worst experience in the past two years. service terrible when restaurant was not even busy. It took 40 minutes for us to receive 2 salads and then it was prepared wrong.\nembarrassed in front of client and won't be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My family absolutely loves this restaurant. We try to make it a point to dine there weekly. The food is amazing and the service is incredible. It's the perfect place for family gatherings, romantic dinners, or even corporate lunches. We would HIGHLY recommend Ocean Prime!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Really enjoyed my meal here. Had a filet mignon and side of grilled asparagus and both were tremendous. Pricey but I felt the quality matched! The wine list was also impressive with a wide range of items to pick from. My only quibble was that the dessert sorbet was a little rough and almost freezer burnt. Otherwise I found the service excellent with a nice ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was my second time at Ocean Prime as the first time was spent eating at the bar. My second experience was just as good as the first if not better, as the staff was very friendly and the food/wine was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Some how I seem to forget this place is close until an out of towner asks for a good place by the international mall. Ocean Prime is always a winner. The wait staff is knowledgeable, and the food is always fresh and delicious .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First time going here ,it was fantastic ,the service was awesome and service was outstanding. Will definitely be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Scallops were excellent as were the 14 oz steak and the grouper. The pound-sponge dessert was delicious. Wines by glass very overpriced for wines found in grocery store. Tables by windows are too close together. Back of our chairs were repeatedly bumped by diners at next tables. If diners are talking too loudly, the noise carries and can interfere with conversation. Outside seating is better in that regard.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding job by everyone from the moment we stepped inside. Our 41st wedding anniversary and they really made it special. Food and service were top notch (Adam) and the host at the door (sorry I don't recall his name) was just excellent--made the dinner special--thanks to all at Ocean Prime

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The best place I've ever dined at. I've been to other high class restaurant and this is the only one that truly cares about their guests. Amazing in every way possible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have enjoyed Ocean Prime in multiple cities and I have never been disappointed. The service was excellent and our food was executed flawlessly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Sea Bass is my favorite entree, so moist and a delicious sauce. The lobster bisque is the best I have ever had and I have tried it in many, many other restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had an early 5:30 reservation, so the noise level was pretty tamed. The service was fantastic, food was excitable delicious, so much so was still full the next morning. The hand crafted designer cocktails are an experience within themself.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Comfortable and attentive staff. Good food.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Was delicious food, but for the price we have several other favorites we'd choose over this one. Loved the scallops and risotto. My husband told me once that scallops he'd had were always gritty. Now I always notice that. These had very little grit but they DID have grit. Only ONE restaurant has not had ANY grit.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was wonderful as expected! The waiter was solicitous. It was noisy but somewhat expected since many were there celebrating the holidays...mainly Christmas, I would think.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was really delicious. Steaks were great as well as the side dishes. Dessert is awesome!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Recommend: Surf and Turf Scallops and short ribs app, Ahi Tuna app, Tequila Cocktail, House Salad, NY Strip Sirloin, Filet Mignon, peanut butter dessert\n\nIf you can't get a reservation, take a chance and sit in the bar area. You can order off full menu. Live Music. Lively atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had our office holiday lunch and the food and wine was fantastic. Some of the items that I sampled were the scallops with risotto, lobster roll, calamari, and baked alaska. This was my first visit and I will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Celebrated her 50th birthday here and she loved it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I LOVE Ocean Prime Tampa. I've never had a bad experience once, until now. The food (appetizer) was awesome but our server, not so great. We waited nearly 45 mins for our entrees. Unfortunately, we were already getting up and out of our seat to leave. Our server stopped to check on us 'one' time during the entire experience. The Manager stopped us, had our food boxed and comped our meal. I definitely won't allow this one bad experience stop me from going back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Justin runs a 5 star ship. Everything was spectacular about last Saturday night's dinner. Erik's wine choice was spot on. Marisa's service was diligent with a smile! Turf with 'Surf, For The Table', could not have been more perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Four person business dinner very good service food great everyone had a good time

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Our third time to this restaurant and very disappointed. We had to ask 3 times for our drinks. Although the scallops were tasty and tender, the filet was a total dud when it came to flavor and tenderness and the grouper was very dry and it too lacked flavor. We all agreed, we won't waste our money or time to return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great vibe, energy and food. Lobster Bisque was super tasty! Blackened Snapper with Jalapeño Tartar and corn was great. Great wine list too.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was perfect. From the outstanding service to the great ambiance , it couldn't have gotten much better it was the perfect meal

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We chose to spend our anniversary at Ocean Prime. When we arrived we had two glasses of champagne waiting for us at our table and everyone who walked busy our table saying Happy Anniversary. We chose the Surf and Turf special which was cooked perfectly. Baked Alaska was for dessert. Our waiter, Nathan was experienced and knowledgable. We will definitely go back to Ocean Prime.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Austin our server was Five Star!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

You guys excelled on every level. You were professional, private seating, perfect wait staff, food was tasty. You could not have done ANY better! Even the restroom amenaties (quality paper towels, mouthwash) were perfect.\n\nNever change anything, as you've found a perfect combination. I'll be back.\n\nRegards,\n\nKen Wahl

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was great and our waiter, Richie, was extremely nice, knowledgeable about the food and friendly. 'Twas a great visit!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious appetizers and drinks, topped off by attentive (but not intrusive) service. Entrées were delicious as well. I dine here every time I am in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime is always consistent with both their quality of food and their service. It is always a pleasure and an unforgetful experience. We are looking forward to our next visit! Excellent steaks and apps!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food, service, wine options, exceptional menu, great presentation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back when we are in the area. There is a mall next to it, and Blu Martini, so you can go for a late dinner and then out for drinks or go to their lounge where there was live music. Service was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Booked OP for an important business dinner. Everything was great at usual. Perfect atmosphere with a nice buzz in the air but not too loud. The cucumber gimlets are the best drink in town (with Hendricks gin). Hard to stop ordering those. Started with the seafood tower of course. Just an insane amount of fresh, cold seafood! Lobster, king crab, stone crab, shrimp and oysters. Plus we ordered the tasty calamari. Man the bread here is so good. Nice crust, soft middle. For the main course, the Chilean sea bass is AMAZING. I order this fish everywhere and OP has my favorite, with the truffled champagne sauce. Just awesome. Great service too. No room for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Server was excellent food was excellent what else can be said!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our experience at Ocean Prime was wonderful. Our server Nate was friendly, proficient yet unobstrusive. He perfectly timed his table preparation and clearing as we went through 3 courses of our meal. We modified our serving size compared to the menu and they accommodated it all without any hesitation, which was much appreciated. The ambience is world class, and the food matched making it a memorable experience for us as it was our first visit. Highly recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was good, but the service did not come with the high price of the restaurant. Service was not a 5 star. Not very attentive, too robotic. I deserve better.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Shellfish Cobb salad had way too much lemon and the lobster and shrimp were virtually tasteless. Grouper sandwich was ok. Chicken was a little dry on the crusted chicken Caesar salad. As this was lunch and there were not many guests in the whole restaurant it's possible that they save their 'A' game for dinner. The Chocolate peanut butter pie and the carrot cake were very good. Worst part was at home when I opened the box with my remaining peanut butter pie and found someone's disgusting leftover steak and limp asparagus. How many other foods get mixed up when out of site? Quite honestly I expect better quality for a $200 lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I decided to celebrate the purchase of our new home and 3 year wedding anniversary at Ocean Prime. Justin was our server and he was outstanding! I would reccommend this restaurant to everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was good but overpriced. Can get similar quality at other area resturants for a lower cost, just not a good value. Service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed a very special evening at ocean prime. We were celebrating the nuptials of close friends. The server was very attentive but not overly so. He made note of our celebration and made the couple feel special. Food was excellent. Great ambience. Excellent evening.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was our first time at Ocean Prime. The food, the service, the ambiance were all top notch.\nWe had the Ahi Tuna Tartare to start things off, which was presented nicely and was very good.\nI had the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had the Grouper - both fantastic. We ordered the jalapeno au gratin potatoes to go with it....good choice!! For dessert it was the Butter Cake, I don't think it's on the menu, but ask for it....it was delicious. We were very impressed with our overall dining experience and will be back again soon. It was an anniversary we won't forget!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The staff is fabulous, the food top-class and delicious, the drinks are a rare treat, the price points are reasonable. There is nothing more that we can expect or enjoy more from a fine dining experience. Thank you Ocean Prime for making it all possible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had an amazing night here. The food is out of this world. The wine that was recommended was amazing. The patio was perfect with the fountain in the background taking out the car noise.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I visited Ocean Prime Tampa this past weekend. The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing however the servers were very poor. It took them atleast 20 minutes to take our orders after taking 10 minutes to bring our drinks. The server was unable to multitask and took forever to bring us the check & then bring our cards back. Amazing food means nothing when the service is poor.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We ate outside and it was a breezy night. Perfect weather to be outside. The service and food were on point. Everything we had was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday. They had birthday confetti on the table when we arrived. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Waiter was awesome and on point. All the food he recommended we try was great too.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The server was great. Spears was very attentive and personable. Recommended. I'll be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime is one of the higher class restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, and it lived up to its name. It is very elegant inside with a nice bar for friends to just get appetizers and drinks with or the main dining room for a more romantic scene. All of the staff was beyond attentive. There was not a single time anyone at our table was wondering where the staff is because they were so on top of it. The food was good but nothing to be over the top about but I can only state my opinion on their 16 ounce Rib-eye. While it was good, I can honestly say I have had better for a little less money. All of the appetizers and the drinks were phenomenal. They even give you popcorn, which was a surprise for all of us.\nOverall, this place is definitely worth the money for a nice night out. We all drank and ate a lot of appetizers, which might of spoiled our meals a bit, but with the staff being so on point, we will definitely be back again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Ocean Prime due to a recommendation from a co-worker. We went to celebrate my birthday - four of us. Calamari & Goat cheese ravioli for appetizers; Cowboy ribeye, NY strip & Filet we all shared - it was nice to have different tastes & textures. Corn for a side was very good. Butter cake for desert was the best.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was amazing, the server was very knowledgeable. I had the filet and my fiance had the Chilean Sea Bass. Will be back, worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food here is always amazing and the service is excellent. I try to go every tin I'm in the Tampa area!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

From the reservation process to the consistently high quality food and service, to the after meal follow up call, Ocean Prime conveys a sense of good management and competent staff. It can be relied on for an important business dinner or special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime was fantastic! I had only been there for appetizers and was looking forward to dinner. Everything was top notch!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great drinks

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Waitress was preoccupied - I've had better service !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime has been one of my go to upscale restaurants in Tampa since opening. Everything was always five stars unlike my last two luncheon visits with clients. \nService, food and deserts have faltered in my opinion. Gone is the impeccable service (turnover I believe) lunch entrees have been fair at best and deserts only OK (did the desert chef depart)? \nI hope the brass in Ohio is not focused on newer formats in their stable and deserting Ocean Prime.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had an amazing dinner. The ambiance was amazing, and the meal was well worth the price.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was above and beyond expectation

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Berries and bubbles all the way!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I was very pleased with my experience at this restaurant. Everything went smoothly and I had some very good food. (A little salty)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Out waiter had to have been the best waiter ever. He helped us so much and made us feel so confident in the food we chose. He used to work as a bartender there and had excellent beside manner for us and our two friends. He made the dining very enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It's was a great evening

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean prime one of my top 5 restaurants in Tampa. Staf is amazingly friendly and professional. Fiood variety is great will please a group with different taste for different food. Presentation 10/10 and amazingly prepared to tast infused with flavor

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing service and the food was fantastic . I can't wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Every time that we dine at Tampa's Ocean Prime we feel like royalty. The service, the food, the atmosphere, the management team are all superb. We feel like honored guests or special adored family wherever we dine there. Most everyone we know feels the same when they dine there as well. Thank you Ocean Prime for being so wonderfully consistent in your dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The moment we entered restaurant we felt like all the server wanted us to do is eat quick and get out.! Food was ok and we did not feel wanted. Probably would not recommend going back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I really enjoyed my visit. The wait staff was extremely helpful with recommendations on the cocktails and dishes. Very willing to explain the preparations of the food and allowing us to tale our time in reviewing the menu and making our selection.\n\nI have a lot of visitors from out of state come to Tampa and this will be a restaurant that I will bring them too.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

JJ was an excellent server, every one was very friendly, food was great, everything was just fabulous.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Ordered a salad for lunch with Dressing on the side. Salad came but no dressing. I had to ask 3 different people and wait 15 minutes for dressing. By the time it got there everyone else was already done.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime is aply named: Prime location, Prime ambiance, Prime culinary creations, and Sumo-Prime waitstaff.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Not as good as it once was. Food okay. Some coffee cups came out dirty. Delivered our salads twice, but I was halfway done with crab when butter came out. Server was super nice, but had a lot of tables. Still fun, but I expect excellence for a resturant that costs this much.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Celebrating my 60th birthday at this restaurant, this was the perfect choice. Our waiter was very attentive to what we wanted and was quite knowledgeable of all menu items. I really enjoyed myself and so did my family. Everything was perfect!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Overall, very disappointed by our experience at Ocean Prime last Saturday night.\n\nOur party of four was put in a separate room in a corner table where there was not a lot of room. The champagne and wine I selected was the only highlight of the evening. The food I thought was not that special, the OP salad was OK, but my 8 oz filet was over cooked and my baked potato was served with sour cream, cheese, chives and no butter (I asked for a baked potato but the waiter never asked me what I wanted on it), and it was served cold.\n\nMy wife's food was ok as well, but the side order of Brussels Sprouts were not attractive and also served cold. It seemed that all our food had been sitting for quite a while before it was served as it was cold upon reaching the table.\n\nWe had a fabulous dinner at Eddie V's the week before, I won't be going back to Ocean Prime, I was really let down by the service and the quality of the food for the price asked.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome restaurant‼️Very modern and exceptional bar‼️

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambiance is amazing, staff is wonderful & food was devine! The menu is eclectic & full of delicious choices. The cocktails are amazingly crafted & invites an evening of good living.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing evening! We started with great drinks from the blu lounge where the bar tender created us as soon as we sat down. After drinks we sat down our waiter Justin was awesome and took care of us the whole evening. The blue cheese crusted filet was the best I had and the sides of creamed spinach and macaroni and cheese were amazing!!! Great night, 5 star place for sure!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have never had a bad experience at OP. Food and service are always exceptional. Filet was perfect and Mac and cheese is delicious.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have eaten at steak places like this all over the world, and this one did not meet my expectations. I am comparing this restaurant to the likes of: Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Del Frisco's, Mastros, Flemings, and Capital Grille. All prime chains. I've read many reviews and most seemed to be from people who do not have experience with this type of restaurant and are wowed by the service and easily impressed with their food. The food was mediocre. \n\nFirst, every dish our server commented on regarding the menu was 'phenomenal,' that doesn't really give much information about the dish. The wine list was average. The french onion soup was very salty. The lobster bisque was hardly warm. I ordered my steak medium-rare, it was medium-well. The snapper was over seasoned and over accessorized. The roasted brussel sprouts were terrible. The jumbo asparagus was not jumbo, but skinny spears. \n\nWhen I visit Tampa I always go to Bern's, but my father wanted to try something different for a change and I was up for it. We had a better meal the next night at the Locale Market in St. Pete, for 1/4 the price.\n\nMaybe it was an off night, but to be off on that many dishes in one serving wouldn't be a coincidence. There is the potential, the quality of the meat and seafood is good and the staff is enthusiastic, but the chef is trying to do too much and is not keeping the quality up for what leaves the kitchen. \n\nI did bring the saltiness of the soup to the attention of our server and she promptly removed it and offered a substitute while also removing it from the bill. I didn't bother bringing up the entree and side dish issues, I felt it would have been excessive.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambience of the restaurant was wonderful. It is tastefully decorated, everything was in place, very orderly and exquisite. The bartender mixed the drinks perfectly and didn't cheapen them by watering them down. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked! The waiter was attentive without being being overbearing and knew his food products. We were very impressed with this restaurant and plan to return!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

In what is supposed to be a fine dining establishment, the noise level and acoustics sounded more like a bar during hockey playoffs. Where the food and service were impeccable, there was a definite damper on my evening with family celebrating our 20th anniversary, in that I could hear the conversations from people at the next table much better than my husband or mother sitting right next to me. The singer in the bar was excellent, but the music was too loud for a dining room. When I go out and spend $400 on a meal, I don't want to have to shout to be heard at my own table.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime is a great restaurant. The food is consistently exceptional and the drinks are very good. We have gone there many times for both business meetings and special occasions and will continue to do so in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I usually bring big clients to dinner and sometimes lunch but lately the experience is just not a good as it used to be . Food and staff just not a vibrant as they used to be.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were very pleased with Ocean Prime. The food was fantastic and the wait staff was amazing. I am from the Northeast and tend to be a bit snobby about seafood! The oysters were so fresh. It does get pretty noisy there but would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ventured out from the Airport Marriott, Called a cab downstairs. Fare was $15 to restaurant. too high. meal as usual was outstanding. The guy I was with turned 62. He said the best meal he has ever had. Decided to Uber back to hotel. Fare 5.55.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ocean Prime was my daughter's pick for her 18th birthday dinner. I made reservations and mentioned it was her birthday. When we arrived, we were greeted by our server who sprinkled birthday confetti all around the table! The dinner was amazingly festive and absolutely perfect!!! Definitely will go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fantastic food and service. The place is just special and the best upscale restaurant in Tampa Bay.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great waiter , he was absolutely wonderful! Can't say enough good things about him, his personality and knowledge was beyond our expectations, will definitely ask for him again. We sat in the room across from the bar bc it was our daughters birthday, and it was perfect

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

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