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
292 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (205)romantic (185)fit for foodies (125)good for groups (105)notable wine list (96)vibrant bar scene (83)hot spot (75)neighborhood gem (42)late-night find (30)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (10)scenic view (9)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Attention to Detail
    macysdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were asked if our dinner was for a special occassion and we stated yes, our wedding anniversary. When we arrived at our table, it was covered with red rose pedals. We received a glass of champagne and wonderful chocolate dessert, all compliments of the resturaunt.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration and the waiter and manager did give my guest a birthday salutation and even comped a piece of cake for desert. The food was good and prepared well, except for the creamed spinach which we were warned had bacon in it. We said bring on the bacon! I could not find one bit of bacon and the spinach seemed to be on the level of Birdseye. The cocktails were interesting, but the restaurant was very noisy and it was difficult to hear each other. The service was sparse, waiter didn't bring a drink when asked and was not very attentive. Then prices were on par with any other upscale steak house in the city, but there was no Pop to the place. An outback experience at a Ruth's Chris or Del Frisco's price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    King Salmon, Tuna tartre, creamed spinach and my husband's steak were all terrific!!!! Kerrie was or server and she was great explaining dishes to us and wine too. She was knowledgeable about the restaurant also. We will be back, great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again an Excellent Meal
    DessertFirstVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is the third time we've dined at Ocean Prime and by far was our most enjoyable meal. We had fantastic service from David and Crystal. We were seated with a view of the kitchen. The kitchen staff efforts, attention to detail and pride they put into each plate was obvious. Food was excellent. Desserts were great and provided a perfect ending to a fun meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair to midland
    CityEater
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The ambiance was cool... It gives u a feeling that only people with money dine here. Which is a plus if ur trying to impress a date. But the food did not live up to the price tag associated with it. Not did the portion sizes. I probably won't go back unless someone else is paying
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Time Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a wonderful evening. Our server "Irish Mike" was outstanding, attending to all our needs. The occasion was a celebration of our friends' anniversary. From the rose petals on the table, to the Champagne toast and finally to a special anniversary desert, we couldn't be more pleased. We will definitely return and share this dining experience with more friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar - Okay Food
    GAProvinceDining
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The main attraction may well be the bar. Great staff, great drinks and attention to detail in the presentation. Nice scotch selections. The Seafood was only so-so. The tuna tartar appetizer was nicely served in a bowl with a soy based sauce in the bottom. However impossible to eat without drowning the tuna in soy. Had the Chilean Sea bass main course - absolutely mediocre. Nothing to make the fish stand out. My partner had the Pork Chop which he said was good. The one real highlight were the brussel sprouts - best presentation I have ever had of this hard to cook veggie. All in all - have a drink and then save a few bucks and walk around the corner to the oyster house if you are in the mood for fish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!
    Leslie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I can't decide whether the service or the food was better. Top notch. Treat someone or treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday
    Livfree27
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place was beautiful and our waiter Dae was amazing!!!! He made my birthday experience one of the best and he made sure all my requests were met! The food was delicious and the ambiance was superb!! I will definitely return for my next special occasion event or simply for a Happy Hour!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch service and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our second visit to Ocean Prime. We requested Mike as our server, after having a great experience with him the first time we were there, and must say he is simply the BEST!! So friendly, great service and wonderful food reccomendations. Highly reccomend dining there with Mike as your server!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Keena
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the second time I've dined at Ocean Prime. The food was just as great as the first time. Service was great as well. I definitely recommend the Carrot Cake.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    banana
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Got a last minute reservation for Friday 7pm during restaurant week, so glad I jumped on it! The ambiance was really cool and the food was delicious. We ordered the lobster bisque and salad, and we both ordered the filet medium rare (cooked perfectly). I would highly recommend trying Ocean Prime during restaurant week and for special occasions as the menu is a tad bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary at Ocean Prime. He loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Tablefor1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I go out to dine alone a lot as I am a widow.Here I felt that I was welcome and the food was wonderful
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Time
    Donay2210
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My overall experience was great. My first time dining here, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was great. The waiter was great. I cannot ask for a better time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    daisycakes
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went for restaurant week, forgoing our old standby Del Friscos. This place has a much cooler, hipper vibe for sure. The restaurant was really busy for RW but we were seated quickly and our server Rob was really great. My only complaint about service was that the table next to its was celebrating an anniversary so it seemed like he was a little more attentive to them. They came in well after us and got their food first. Food was good. The signature salad was awesome but a touch overdressed. The filet was good and so were the crab cakes. The lobster macaroni and cheese was just meh...reminiscent of Kraft or Velveeta. Overall a good meal but nowhere near as good as Del Friscos.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I enjoyed everything about this place! I went with hubby he was so impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snotty Hostesses
    KTMCVVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went for restaurant week on 9/17. The hostess told me to button up my blazer because you can't wear camo inside the restaurant due to dress code. However, I was wearing a grey floral top - white/grey/pink. and a blazer. There were at least 3 hostesses staring at me accusing me of wearing a camouflage top. That was a minor annoyance, but our waiter did a wonderful job by escalating the situation to the manager. I ended up leaving a very happy customer. Just next time, I hope that the snotty hostess has been replaced or had her eyes checked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the filet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The steak was great! Melt in your mouth, cuts like better GREAT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    DateNight065
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Less than impressed with the lobster bisque however everything else I had was delicious. For the main course I had the filet and for dessert, the carrot cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a gem in the rough...
    bigfoodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    it's so nice and elegant and the service is fast and very prompt. the server was so nice an eager to help us with any questions we had about the menu. this is a place that I would recommend my friends too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service Good seating
    Dave
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food, great service, great drinks. Go there and you will be wowed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Momon
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was my first time here, I choose to give this restaurant a chance during restaurant week. That was a great decision, food was excellent and service was great. I would definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    the hostest almost had us not returning, however out waiter, service and the food over shadowed all!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was GREAT!
    LSpiller
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was excellent, and the service was great. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Ocean Prime was the setting for our monthly "Girls Night Out" dinner, when I say everything was perfect.... We will definitely return, plus the service was Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    MrsCav
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I went to Ocean Prime for an afterwork dinner... Nice way to unwind after a long day. The drinks, waiter, bartender, and food were all excellent. The carot cake was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great restaurant
    candygyrl
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Ocean prime has very good food& A wonderful atmosphere…… I've been here three times and each time everything was great… very nice restaurant overall!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not thrilled
    Gdelg732
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    kaitl
    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 service, great drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our service was exceptional food was very good, drinks were great! I had the best drink ever - 'berries and bubbles' would recommend for any person that likes vodka martinis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.