Ocean Prime - Tampa
Ocean Prime - Tampa

Ocean Prime - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimetampa.com/
  • Phone: (813) 490-5288
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Blu Lounge: Open Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Nick Grosenbach
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 7:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Special Events: Join us in our Blu Lounge for Happy Hour, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy selected specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world class wines.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boy Scout
  • Public Transit: This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available during dinner hours. There is also self-parking available in front of the restaurant.
A word from Ocean Prime - Tampa
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 & 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 or after the theatre, business meetings, social gatherings & everyday celebrations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ocean Prime - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
223 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (160)fit for foodies (90)romantic (88)notable wine list (74)hot spot (70)good for groups (69)vibrant bar scene (67)great for outdoor dining (54)scenic view (46)great for lunch (32)late-night find (20)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Happy Birthday
    MrWonderful
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I made reservations for my better half's birthday at Ocean Prime, we also included another couple that are great friends. Everyone ordered something different and we all tried the 4 dishes, they were all fantastic. The wine, the food, the service could not have been better. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional, with a personal touch!
    JasonT
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The only thing that was better than the food, the atmosphere, and our drinks, was the service. Even though we are Florida residents for 20 years now, my wife and I have dined all over the country, from beach front bars to the elite restaurants throughout New England. By far one of the best dining experiences we've ever had....... We came up from Sarasota and spent the night in Tampa for our 15th anniversary. The food, atmosphere, and drinks were unbelievable. But, there''s always a but, without a doubt, the service was second to none. Our tour guide for the evening was Marisa. I say tour guide only because it seemed as though she was there for everything we wanted or needed before we even knew what that was, but yet was never really there, if you know what I mean, and that allowed us to enjoy the evening completely. Right down to moving us into the outdoor lounge after dinner seamlessly and comfortably as if it was planned to the last detail. We sat outside for over and hour and had a great time. Wonderful experience overall with an "Exceptional" finish. Thank you Ocean Prime and Marisa for a great anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We really enjoyed the dinner here. I had the scallops with parmesean rissotto and my husband had the blackened snapper. Both were prepared perfectly. The service is excellent and the staff was very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Dustoff900
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great food, nice wine list but both very expensive. One of the most expensive restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. If you can afford it you must try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have dined at Ocean Prime numerous times, but the food on the 11th was definitely not up to Ocean Prime's standard. The crab claws were impossible to eat from their shells, but our good waiter took them back to the kitchen and tried to improve them; they were not as good as we have had at another restaurant. We hope the 11% discount had nothing to do with the quality of the food. My spouse's scallops which have previously been delicious were not great. A disappointment for us this time. We have hosted one group of 25 for lunch on two different occasions and the food was wonderful and everyone was very pleased. All 25 appreciated your restaurant and your staff. Thank you. Melba Lufkin and Dr. Robert Shafer (spouse)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PJLN
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I was hoping for a top notch world class service and best food money can buy instead we were very dissatisfied. Not worth it! I could have gone to Ruth Chris for outstanding services and excellent food. :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    After telling OP that we were coming for my parents 58th wedding anniversary, I expected better from them. The hostess couldn't find our reservation (which had been confirmed online). No congratulatory greeting to my parents. No special glass of champagne for them. We were seated at the loudest, busiest spot in the restaurant, the table by the kitchen. Really- a party of 4? We couldn't hear ourselves speak, and the entire night was spent trying to understand our own conversation, the waiters (who all spoke too fast), and even the manager of the day. We had to track down our waiter after every course to have our plates taken away. The food was good, but the experience wasn't what I had wanted for them. Not sure we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Gem for Tampa Bay
    Lookingforgreatness
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a birthday dinner for my fiance and the staff handled all of our special requests perfectly! The food was superb, the wine list extensive, the staff very well versed in cuisine and wine selection. It was simply a perfect evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We recently spent the weekend in Tampa dining at Mise en Place the first night (our favorite restaurant in Tampa and outstanding as usual) and trying the highly-rated Ocean Prime the second night. While the service at Ocean Prime was great the food (4 different meals) was a total disappointment. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    truthbtold
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The room we were seated in had too many tables to wait staff bumped my chair every single time they waited on other parties. definitely need to reduce the amount of tables per area comes across desperate if you need to make more money maybe you can reduce the pricing. If you want high end clientele you have to give a high end environment and with the table so close unfortunately diminished the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gshore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice time. Food was very good as usual. Staff were very accommodating and ser I w was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BandB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Prices are high...but food and everything else is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loud
    Loud
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food at Prime was great, however the noise level was so high we had to ask for another table outside in the middle of dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Everything!
    Jaimel
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Everything on the menu looked great. As I saw meals being brought out each one looked more appetizing than the last. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doing Biz in Tampa
    RB14
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Easy Rez through OT, excellent service and very good food. Would def return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Bass
    ILoveGreatFood
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The Sea Bass was amazing everyone at my table ordered it. I am looking for an excuse to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food and service!
    MikeTampa
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I went to Ocean Prime in Tampa to celebrate our ninth anniversary (of meeting). It was quite honestly the best service and probably the best food we have ever tasted. Our server gave us several suggestions including splitting a steak and a seafood entree so my wife and I could each have "surf and turf". The t-bone steak was juicy and very tasty, and the blackened snapper over corn spoonbread, green beans, and tomatos was absolutely delicious. The side dishes are plenty for two to share and we enjoyed the truffle macaroni and cheese. Although I'm a chocolate lover, our server recommended the butter cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was delicious as well. Make sure to make reservations as it gets busy there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    TashaC
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We were seated outside and since it wasn't humid it was nice. Our waitress was awesome and knowledgeable. The drinks were great. The burger was amazing, the scallops and risotto were delicious and the Baked Alaska & Creme Brulee were top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    JT3000
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here and were treated to champagne and desert on the house. Our app and entrees were absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not on par
    MJCEMTPVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our second time to this Ocean Prime. As before it did not compare with other high end restaurants in Tampa. The service was excellent, but the food was middle of the road at best. I ordered the salmon, it did not say anything about it being blackened. It was so burnt and dry it was inedible. The ding was noisy and extremely cold and drafty. There are too many other establishments in town to give this a third try.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Took my husband there for his birthday. From the cocktails all the way through dessert, the food and service were excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tampa FL Seafood
    ZarghVA
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Ocean Prime does a great job of offering creative and delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients and reasonable portion sizes. Our waiter was wonderful at explaining the menu and offering suggestions. He was attentive, but never hovered and he always made sure our glasses were full. The food arrived at the right temperature and was presented well both by the way it was plated and the way it was delivered to the table. The crab cake appetizer was wonderful. I would definitely return to Ocean Prime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    harrismm
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Was here with my fiance for our 5th (together) anniversary. Everything was great, food is to die for yummy. They even put cute little cut out hearts on our table and two glasses of champagne for toasting. My only not so great moment was walking into the PDR and having its freezing. Good thing I brought a jacket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent experience
    indialis
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I attended ocean prime for his birthday; I made a reservation and they followed all my requested instructions for the table and birthday dessert to the last detail. The appetizers were great, and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked. The wine was very tasty. The waiter was highly attentive. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food
    JAN1
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Been there several times and food keeps getting better. Everything was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    Lovethisplace2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Never disappoints! I always eat here and love the ahi tuna app...the Seabass is just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went as a group bachelortte party... We had a good time excellent food great service... It was great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    foodiecouple
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This establishment is consistently everything we desire... excellent food, masterful cocktails, great atmosphere, attentive to detail service, and a wonderful management team. It is "the IN" restaurant in Tampa Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and excellent service!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You won't find a better place to dine in Tampa. The whole staff is wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    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 Birthday Experience
    LvfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a great meal for my friend's birthday. The food was wonderful as usual and the service was attentive. They brought out the wrong side at first, but quickly apologized and brought out the correct item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner with husband, everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was wonderful and geniuinely wanted to make sure we were completely satisfied! I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Occasion lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A group of us had a birthday celebration lunch for a couple of our friends, and the reservation was great. I made it online, they called to confirm, and we were all set. The food was fabulous, as always. An awesome desert for the birthday girls was provided at no charge, and that was truly the icing on the cake. A great time for all. We've done this in the past, and will continue to do so in the future. A great, friendly staff make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening!
    EATINTAMPA
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We very much enjoyed the Sunday night 3 course special. Nathan gave us excellent service, the food was wonderful and the price was right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation_Snub
    B4UGO
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This should have been 5 stars if it wasn't for a poor beginning. As a special occasion was in order and reservations made, I expected the evening to be perfect. Well as we stood by the reception desk, a waiter or some guy that worked there, comes up to the receptionist and started swapping tables. As we walked past booths with "reserved" sign, we were seated right next to the kitchen / staff doorway in a major traffic zone. Well not too happy about the poor seating area. I went to the front and complained about the extremely poor area we were seated in. Of course they moved us to a much better table. If you make a reservation, the receptionist should have refused to play table shuffle - thus 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing, once again!
    hsdiva
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ocean Prime is one of our favorites for a special occasion. Service is wonderful. They go out of their way to make your evening memorable. Food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    new2southtampa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I chose to go to Oceans Prime for my birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The food was phenomenal and the service was even better. Melanie was so friendly and talkative, but was still respectful of our privacy and conversations. She was also full of knowledge about the menu and recommended the most amazing dishes. We will definitely be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Carole1234
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We love Ocean Prime because the food and service are always top notch. Their seafood is always very fresh and delicious. Our friends ordered the chicken and looked so good. We ordered the brussel sprouts as a side and they are consistently cooked perfectly. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for special occasions.
    lpnedwards
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service and food were outstanding. Although it was pricey, I would definitely come back to try more of the menu. I absolutely loved everything I had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First fine dining restaurant in the Tampa Bay area to call the next day to see how my/our dining experience was. Nothing negative can be said as the food and their special preparation was wonderful. Expensive but a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A friend and I went OP for dinner, great, great, great!! The food is very well presented, service couldn't have been better! A great experience!! I highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic