Ocean Prime - Philadelphia
Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimephilly.com/
  • Phone: 2155630163x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Friday- Saturday 5:00PM- 11:00PM
    Sunday 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sonny Pache
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sansom
  • Public Transit: Ocean Prime Philadelphia is located just two blocks from both Patco and Septa stations.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Ocean Prime offers valet service($18).
A word from Ocean Prime - Philadelphia
We create an extraordinary supper club experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Our executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made from scratch, dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes and tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Our well-trained bar chefs handcraft exciting cocktails, including our signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries & bubbles. With our red carpet hospitality, Ocean Prime is the perfect destination for cocktails after work, dinner before the theatre, business meetings, social gatherings and everyday celebrations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Ocean Prime - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (181)romantic (168)fit for foodies (106)good for groups (84)notable wine list (83)vibrant bar scene (72)hot spot (61)neighborhood gem (39)late-night find (28)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not thrilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went here last weekend for Restaurant Week and I ordered a Filet Mignon and it was horrible. It didn't taste good and it was overly cooked. The server spilled water all over my friend's dress. I do have to say that I liked the lobster soup they served and the dessert. However, for a "fancy" restaurant I would not go again. I don't think its worth the money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food!
    Nanny
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Loved the food! Restaurant week menu was perfect. Only downside was bus person took the bread basket away when we finished our appetizers...we would have loved to have finished it all. So yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing anniversary experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was me and my husband's first time going to Ocean Prime and we loved it! It was our 1 year anniversary and the ambiance was so romantic. The table was set up with rose petals & they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne! The service was excellent and the food was superb! I would completely recommend this restaurant to everyone and we will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food. Moderate service.
    tonyb
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent. The only con was the service. It started off very good. After enjoying an excellent made martini, we ordered a very expensive bottle of wine. It was decanted however, our waiter didn't return to pour. We waited almost 20 minutes and decided since our entrees had arrived to pour the wine. We also ordered coffee to accompany our dessert orders however, our waiter forget to enter our coffee order. We finally did get our coffees well after our desserts were consumed. Great food, fair service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dining experience!
    happy2eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion mostly because the prices are a little high. The restaurant itself is beautiful and cozy. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing! We started with black orchid cocktail that was out of this world. We then had the lobster bisque soup and our entree was scallops. Between the way the food was presented and the taste of everything we both were highly satisfied with our selections. The waitress was very knowlegable about the menu and very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but pathetic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was just inexcusable. It took 30 minutes for them to take our order. After the first course came out, we made sure to tell our waiter that we were going to a show (our reservation was for 6, the show was 5 blocks away starting at 8). The dinner was delicious (thank goodness, otherwise the whole thing would have been a bust). We asked for the check, immediately put the credit card in the sleeve and then waited and waited for the waiter to pick up the sleeve to run the cards. Finally my husband brought the bill and cards to the server (at this point it was 7:45PM). We had to wait another 5 minutes for the credit card slips to sign. Unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SIMPLY AMAZING
    Shaun302
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    GREAT FOOD, FAST, ELEGANT ... AMAZING ! I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous restaurant!
    Laura
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a wonder evening, and David (our server) was outstanding! The lobster bisque was so creamy, the filet melted in your mouth, and the crab cakes were delicious! We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    SF2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I went during restaurant week. It was such a great experience from the time we walked in until the time we left. No disappointments whatsoever. We couldn't ask for a better server that evening. We will definitely be returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love This Place
    MsLadyDinesVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my second time dining at Ocean Prime and my first time dining there during Restaurant Week. Same great service, same great quality food, same lovely atmosphere as non RW dining. Although the RW menu is limited everything on there was fantastic. The only thing that wasn't had was the chicken so I can't speak on it. But between the five of us (aunts, cousin, mom & I) we all enjoyed our meals and experience immensely! Lobster bisque was amazing, salmon was perfectly delicious & the mocha chocolate chip ice cream w/ the almond cookie was to die! My cousin swore by the steak. They all swore by the carrot cake. I'll definitely dine there again! Likely going to happy hour w/ friends in a week or so. I don't drink but I'll enjoy an app!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was delicious. I went during Restaurant week, so it was a bit busy. However, because our appetizer took longer than normal to come out, they took the initiative to comp two of our cocktails. I thought that was a really great gesture and good customer service. Our server was knowledgeable and extremely attentive and friendly, which was not easy as they were extremely busy. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • katrinkaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time --The food was excellent, the service was attentive, and the atmosphere was lovely. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sadly disappointed...
    Susie706
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Saw nothing but great reviews and was excited about going. Love the atmosphere. I would go back for happy hour, but not for dinner. Service was excellent, but slow. Very noisy. Bread was tasty. Ordered crab cakes. They looked lovely on they plate but had a succatash sauce that was just too over powering to go on a crab cake. absolutely no taste...none! Manager came over and offered new order, which I took to go. Tried to eat it next day, sauce was on side but overuse of old bay. filet mignon was good. Very expensive, for regular menu. The happy hour drinks and calamari were very good. when we got our check, a comment card was already filled out with "outstanding"boldly written across the whole card.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experince
    Rosebud66
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My first time ever eating at O.P. The food was empicable. I enjoy the food from beginning to end. Great service atmosphere was great. Overall experience was great!!! I will certainly be dinning there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Angy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went for resturant week, the section was great and the portions were plenty. Waitress was wonderful and attentive. Great for dinner with friends or for a nice date night. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to complain about
    borndiva
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always on point! Never any complaints from myself, family, or friends. ☆☆☆☆☆
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY ENJOYES THE EXPERIENCE.
    STRAWBERRY302
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    MY BOYFRIEND AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN TO A LOT OF FANCY UPSCALE RESTAURANTS OVER THE YEARS. YOUR ESTABLISHMENT BY FAR, HAS BEEN THE BEST!!! MY BOYFIEND IS STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. 2 THUMBS UP
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time and not the last
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This truly was a great first time and defiantely will not be my last. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Can't wait to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delicious Restaurant Week Dinners. We had salmon, filet and crab cakes.....good portions and a wonderful evening. Love going to Ocean Prime. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dininghereisamust
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This service was great. Our waiter was so pleasant and calm. The atmosphere was nice. My friends and I love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night
    JustTJ
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went out for dinner for a friends birthday and everything was amazing. We have a friend with a severe seafood allergy and the staff was so great to take care of her special request. Overall just a great night with great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Ocean Prime is a treat!!! Excellent food and the service was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks!!!!!
    ejcr1961
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a wonderful time there. Will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SGoldVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We visited the restaurant to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Unfortunately, even though I stopped by the day before to tell the girls at the front desk of our special occasion, we were seated in a corner framed by the wine rack (not a really bad concern but it did make me feel a bit hemmed in. I should have asked for another table but although my wife had a view of the main room and it's interesting décor, I was looking at the open kitchen with the distraction of all the wait-staff going back and forth. Our waiter was helpful and fairly attentive. I just felt just a little put off by the experience and that it somehow detracted from the full enjoyment of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time there, Bartendress was very friendly and helpful. Waiter was extremely knoweledgeable and very helpful. Food was excellent. Parking sucks downtown.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, ambience not so sure?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server Drew was excellent. the food was good, however I did nt like the seating we had. But maybe if we go again we can a diff table for a new perspective. a robust crowd, and lively. prob not great for a romantic quite evening...but great with a group a friends. we will go back again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This restaurant has excellent service! Great for date night or just meeting with friends. Lovely ambiance, beautiful scenery, delicious food all on top of great service. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    AlmostEmptyNesters2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food was absolutely delish, and our server was awesome. The presentation of the crabmeat cocktail appetizer was pretty awesome. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 out of 3 times
    ChaseVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The service was consistently good the three times I've been. The food was a real challenge. Steak was not of the quality I expect and overdone. Sea Bass was over cooked. :-(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harve
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food Fantastic, Service Excellent. Very Courteous, Knowledgeable & Professional. Michael(our waiter) made great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tlong
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    excellent food and service nice environment interesting diverse menu nice bar area that is nicely separated from dining so able to have lively bar scene without impacting dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Date Night
    ArthurK
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I had noted that it was our 41st anniversary when reserving. We found rose pedals on the table, were wished anniversary greetings at least four times by managers and waitstaff, and were even treated with champagne and a sorbet and fruit desert served on a special plate with a candle and wishes at the end. Even had we not received this "special" treatment, we would both have rated Ocean Prime as a 5-Star venue in all three categories. Even the Valet services was warm, courteous, and friendly. Kudos to all who made our evening special. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak is AMAZING!
    Elai
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Kansas City steak was absolutely amazing. Juicy & tastes great. The service was great. Expensive restaurant though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    niceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service is beyond. If you ask you receive. Good food with a service experience to match. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful time!
    RomanticPopPop
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my lovely wife out for our 29th. anniversary. Notified them of our celebration and they didn't miss the mark! Service was wonderful! The manager and assistant manager came to our table and wished us a "Happy Anniversary", the rose pedals on our table were special (especially since I ordered flowers to center our table!!) The food was cooked to perfection! Everything was great! I would definitely recommend it to our family and friends! Good job, keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • suekrn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent dining experience! Have already recommended Ocean Prime to friends!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Class
    Nothardtopleaz
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food excellent...waiter...James very good....bartender Evan...the best in town!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    68foody
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    calamari was superb as was the lobster tails and crab-cake......had good service.....wine list could do with more international wines, there is room for a Soave from Italy and better quality Sauv Blancs from New Zealand.....there were no wines represented from either South Africa, Australia or Chile......room for 1 or 2 from each country!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary to remember
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Ocean Prime. This was our fourth time here and it seems to get better each time. We were greeted with a table covered in rose petals and 2 flutes of chilled champagne. Every dish we ordered was delicious from the appetizer to the desert. Our desert had Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate with a lit candle on the side. Our server Lauren was wonderful. Can't say enough about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb restaurant
    SilverScot
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were warmly greeted and told our table was ready but if we wished we could go to the bar for a cocktail. We were glad we did! The bar person, Jen, was extremely personable and we had some great cocktails. The Black Iris is of particular note. When we were seated the wait staff were very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent. Our party had four different entrees and the plate . presentation for each was very good. I had noted in my reservation that one of our party was celebrating a birthday. The table was strewn with "Happy Birthday" sprinkles and the dessert he ordered was presented with a candle and "Happy Birthday" piped in chocolate on the plate. I highly recommend Ocean Prime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate