Ocean Prime - Philadelphia
Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimephilly.com/
  • Phone: (215) 563-0163
  • 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: Mitch Brumels
  • 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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Ocean Prime - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)romantic (175)fit for foodies (134)good for groups (98)notable wine list (91)hot spot (84)vibrant bar scene (83)neighborhood gem (47)late-night find (23)great for lunch (17)scenic view (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • deni
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    food was excellent and service was good however they came to clear the table before we were finished.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was excellent, from the appetizers to entrees to side dishes. Didn't have desert. Decent wine selection. Service wasn't up to the same level however. We had 8:00 pm reservations and showed up about 15 minutes early. We weren't seated until 8:45!! The manager did make it up to us by buying us an appetizer however that wasn't the last of the issues we had. Our waitress was missing half of the night leaving us waiting on multiple occasions. After we finished, we had to have someone track her down to get our bill and then again we needed to track her down in order to pay. I enjoy long dinners and not being rushed, but this was to the point where we were sitting there with empty glasses or plates in front of us just waiting around. With as bad as the service was, I would be willing to go back as the food was that good. Hopefully the service improves next time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BDay Celebration
    LoveBDay
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    From the time we walked in the service was outstanding !! The atmosphere was electric. The good AMAZING !!! The servers Jerome & Diamond made the night Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    justmarried0730VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Second time to this restaurant and they did not disappoint. The food and drinks were great as we expected. Jerome was our waiter as requested and everything was perfect. Steaks were cooked exactly as requested. Sides were delicious. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious birthday dinner
    Girlsdayout
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    First time here- had been recommended to us. We celebrated my birthday; we both ordered crab cakes, and split the Caesar salad and black truffle Mac n cheese. The berries and bubbles drink was fun and refreshing. All parts of dinner were very flavorful. They even brought me dessert for my birthday on them - fantastic carrot cake!! A great experience and will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our expectations
    kkates
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was our 3rd time dining at Ocean Prime. We typically go for special occasions. On our last 2 visits our daughter accompanied us. They have a nice 'young adult' menu but she is a big fan of mussels. This year she asked to return for her birthday. The staff remembered her love of mussels despite having changed the menu and no longer carrying them. They went above and beyond for her and located a source and prepared them specially for her. The chef spoke to her personally on both occasions we dined there. They surprised her with a gorgeous dessert plate, with a birthday message written in chocolate. The hospitality of the wait staff, management, and kitchen staff was remarkable and made our experience even more memorable. The food, of course, is incredible. The colossal shrimp cocktail is a must have. We also had twin lobster tails, and the Kansas City steak paired with mushrooms and caramelized onions. Fabulous. While my daughter was distracted by chocolate I was able to steal some of her pumpkin ice cream. They get the ice cream from Reading Terminal (Bassets) and it really is amazing. I am not a huge ice cream lover and I was having trouble putting this stuff down. All around amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On point every opportunity!
    JulieMarks
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The dining area where we sat was up a flight of stairs. If you are not comfortable with stairs be sure when reserving to ask for a main floor reservation. The ambiance could be intimate and at the same time vibrant. The noise level was not too much to have a conversation across the table. Service was Impeccable. It began with being asked who at the table needed the gluten free menu; note it is extensive. I had the sea bass with a side of brussels sprouts. Since I and others at the table were running the Philly marathon the next morning we didn't explore many of the wine and dessert options. I would make a point of returning here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    FoodieFloVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I kept hearing about this divine sea bass...just ok to me. The filet was under seasoned and I've had a way better lobster tail at Longhorns...I'm not kidding! The service was stellar and the ambience was great for a date, the only reason for the stars. For the price you can get way better food in the city.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    DeniseGVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Took our daughter here for her 23rd birthday. Everything was really wonderful. Food was great and service was fantastic ( Server - Crystal).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals ever!
    DeBeachLover
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My husband and I agree that dinner at Ocean Prime was one of the best dining experiences we have had in quite some time. The warm crusty bread and the perfectly mixed cocktails were the first indication that this was going to be a great meal. We loved the chilled crab meat cocktail (huge jumbo lump) which was divine with the Crab Louis style dipping sauce and the unusual presentation. We have ordered lobster tails in countless restaurants but have never had it served so succulent and tender-EVER! The Chilean Sea Bass with the whipped potatoes with the champagne truffle sauce were cooked and seasoned to perfection. The chocolate cake was a great ending to our perfect meal. That was no ordinary chocolate cake. . . And of course the service was friendly, efficient and we loved the refined atmosphere. Five out of five stars for this dinner. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I may have been expecting a lot from Ocean Prime based upon reviews and the point level of prices. The food is good, but other high end steakhouses are better.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Center City Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We were so excited to hear the news that Ocean Prime was opening for lunch. We came in on Monday and had a tremendous experience. The food, service, hospitality were second to none. Dining room managers Pat and Lindsey took great care of us. We cannot wait to return. We love Ocean Prime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place and even better food
    Javier
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've been here several times and it just gets better and better. The Atmosphere Is nice, the waiters are good and the service is exceptional. But the thing that keeps me coming back is how good the food is! The teriyaki salmon is absolutely phenomenal and is a must try. I would definitely refer Ocean Prime to anyone who's thinking about trying a new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent dining expereince.
    Missy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My dining party and I really enjoyed our first experience at Ocean Prime. We got a booth which gave us a view of the entire restaurant. The entire dining experience from cocktails to dessert was wonderful. I highly recommend the restaurant and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoybable experience
    peacetoallVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    You know you will get good to great food and that the service will be good, but I don't think it can wow you like a place such as Barclay Prime could. The servers like to tell you how much they care, but they weren't that coordinated. Overall, we had no complaints and had an enjoyable experience but didn't leave with the "have to back there right away" feeling.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent steak, bland menu
    Andrew
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you're going to spend 45 bucks on a steak, there are better places to go. If your work is picking up the tab, have at it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful services
    ronaVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food on our visit was very good but the chef has a very heavy hand with hot pepper. My veal chop was too peppery to eat and was also more rare than I had requested. The excellent waiter took it back to the kitchen and the chef fixed it so that it was delicious and just as I like it. Kudos to them both for the service. My husband's fish was delicious although also more peppery than he would have liked. The carrot cake and pumpkin ice cream were delicious! The prices are high but Philadelphia seems to be expensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Large, high ceiling, open room. Classy and formal, not warm or cozy. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Bill & Anna
    BillAnna
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Bar was great. Dinner was great. Service was great. But sometimes you can't pick who you dine next to. LOUD!!!! Sorry had a much nicer time last time we where there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEW
    Steve
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    this was the first time we ate here and the experience was very good the waiter was informative and friendly as well as responsive The food was very good My wife ate fish and loved it and I ate Steak and loved it
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to celebrate
    Treat2eat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went here to celebrate my anniversary. The service and food was impeccable. The black orchid DaRick was outstanding as was the desserts. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining At Its Best
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    While there has been some criticism of this restaurant by "professional food critics" because it is part of a multi restaurant operation, my wife and I found the food, ambiance, service, and creativity to be equal to the best restaurants in New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas. We spent time with Executive Chef Mitchell Brumels, who explained the philosophy behind the restaurant. The actual meal lived up to his explanation. Our goat cheese ravoli and ahi tuna tartare appetizers were first class. My yellowfin tuna entree and my wife's pork porterhouse entree were spot on. The lobster mash potatoes were delicious and the chocolate mousse cake was a great way to end the meal. Cudos to our server, Crystal, who made the evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dining!
    cakes314
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My friend and I really enjoyed our dining experience. I ordered the sea scallops with risotto and my friend ordered steak. We were both really pleased with the preparation and presentation of our meals. We also enjoyed the tuna app and the lobster bisque. For sides, we ordered the lobster mashed potatoes and the brussel sprouts. Wee did not enjoy the brussel sprouts. The way they are prepared has a strong "smokey" flavor which seemed to overpower everything else. We sent them back and the restaurant did not hassle. Overall, great experience and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    GayleJM
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent food whether you prefer seafood or steaks. The appitizer crab cake could easily be the best I have ever had. Very impressive wine list. Excellent experience. The only reason I did not give 5 stars to service was because our extremely professional server was just a little too attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything about this restaurant screams perfection. Nothing was out if place, service was exquisite, and the food was magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    JCZRacite
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a very knowledgable server. My husband and I enjoyed the best steak we've ever had. The beer recommended by our server was a great compliment to the dish. I loved the Black Orchid drink and the scallops were perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    TheGobbler45
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I surprised my wife with a night out for her Birthday and I chose Ocean Prime for our dinner location. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and the place was packed, the hostess staff was accommodating and was able to get us a table ten minutes prior to our reservation, I let the restaurant know in advance that it was a special occasion and they had confetti on the table and gave us a complimentary desert. We both ordered steak which was excellent and split a baked potato which was sub par. All in all a great experience I would visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Mamaof2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went here for my husbands birthday. As soon as I walked in I knew I was going to like this place. The ambiance was great. Our waiter was awesome & the food was excellent. I'll definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    Hutchwick
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Early reservations and we were seated in front of the kitchen window. Did not think that we would like that location but watching the Sous and Exec Chefs work was fun. Michael was our waiter and was entertaining and informative. It was our anniversary and were seated with two flutes of champagne. Shared the Calamari. I'm a squid critic but this was the best rendition of calamari that we've ever had. Tender and flavorful. My wife had the Yellow Fin and I had a KC Strip. I don't think that my wife will ever have a better tuna. The strip was good, well aged, but I'm thinking that the rib eye would have been the best choice. The brussel sprouts were tasty but a little tough. Maybe a three minute steam to tenderize before the sautee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place for celebrating
    Romanticfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A must for special occasions. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swanky
    OneIrshRos
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was a fantastic. Elegant, swanky, classy....everything you would want to make you feel special. I absolutely loved it and would go again and recommend it to all my friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Service in the City
    DonotOwnaKitchenVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place really stands out and is way above Del Frisco's and all of the other steak and fish restaurants. We eat out a lot and pay particular attention to how well an eatery is managed. Ocean Prime is incredibly well managed and it shows. The staff remembers our names and what we like to eat and drink. They go above and beyond with the managers Lindsay and Lydia always coming by the table and thank us for coming in. The staff turn over is very low and again it shows in how they know the menus and how they serve their customers. Food is excellent, along with a great bar and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible as usual.
    cbtampa
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Beautiful dining room. Wait staff attentive. Food exceptional, delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new Fav
    songbyrd0022
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I love, love, LOVE this restaurant! The service was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. I cant wait to go back. Very romantic as well. 10 stars :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • COSTS AN ARM AND A LEG
    BOBBIE
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE SERVICE JUST FINE, BUT THE PRICES ARE RIDICULOUSLY HIGH. I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND WOULD LIKE TO GO AGAIN, BUT NOT AT THESE PRICES.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Icing On The Cake
    Twins
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Celebrated a 40th wedding anniversary of close family members! Showed as a wonderful time. Great attention to the celebrants and made the milestone celebration that more special!! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and just an overall exceptional dining experience. Thanks to all :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice2dine
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was great , But service wasn't so good ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean Prime
    Gonzalez
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    All in All the only thing I would have preferred was a table for two instead of the booth that sits five. I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, let down by poor service
    nathie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great ambience, lively atmosphere and the food was pretty good. However price was expensive compared to similar restaurants in the area. Service was poor, slow and not attentive. We waited almost an hour between appetizers and entrees with no sign of our server in between.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I went out for a date night here. We don't get out often so when we do we like nice places. My husbands medium rare steak came out well done and hard. My lobster tails had been sitting under the heat lamp and were rubbery and cold. We sent everything back and it came out ok the 2nd time. The service was friendly and good however. We would not go back though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate