Ocean Prime - Tampa
Ocean Prime - Tampa

Ocean Prime - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimetampa.com/
  • Phone: 8134905288x
  • 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 Thursday 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
248 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (194)romantic (116)fit for foodies (102)vibrant bar scene (81)hot spot (80)notable wine list (74)good for groups (70)scenic view (55)great for outdoor dining (53)great for lunch (42)late-night find (22)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Always Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Delightful evening at Ocean Prime. Cocktails made to perfection. Servers professional, knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. Food superb. I always love the salmon. Steaks ordered by others cooked to perfection. Side of mushrooms melt-in-your-mouth tasty. Desserts generously portioned to share with the entire table. Ocean Prime is our go-to spot whenever we come to Tampa to visit our sons in college at USF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of action
    Mickus007
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went on a Thursday night. Service was prompt and polite. Food was excellent! The only negative I can say is that it was so busy and so loud that it was close to being uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Celebrated my daughter's 16th Birthday there last week. Marissa made the evening extra special for her (picky eater) and had a special meal created for her. Our appetizers, entrees, wine and sdessert were perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little bit too much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service was good but the stopping by every 5 minutes to ask about the food, the water, the bread, etc. killed the mood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    ThinkPink
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to Ocean Prime because of a friends referral and we were not disappointed. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. The only thing that keeps us from going back on a regular basis is the price. No complaints because the food was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A proposal
    anight2remember
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From beginning to end everything went exactly as planned.. The host are very friendly, the bar tenders are very nice, our waitress was extremely nice and the food was very good. I would truly recommend this restaurant to anyone I dont know if Id go with young kids I didnt take mine and I didnt see any..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Way over priced for what you get. Silverware was all dirty on the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • PatronVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, great culinary experience, great bar scene with live entertainment. Service not as high on par as the other elements
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!!
    charmaineVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good food, exceptional service. Great selection of items, and priced reasonable. Had a great dining experience. Waitress was fantastic, and manage came over to greet us for my husbands birthday. He was so nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!!
    Bolo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    OP serves the best seafood & martinis in Tampa! Everything was amazing from the smoking seafood tower to the melt in your mouth Chilean Seabass!! My new favorite cocktail is the Black Orchid martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall I had a great experience I would recommend it to friends and also service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MCA2Dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall a very nice & special experience! Notably fresh seafood that was prepared excellent. We had the Sea Bass & Halibut and definitely recommend. The waiter was very professional and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad table, lackluster service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A special table request ("0" birthday celebration} was ignored.We ended up in a corner next to a door. Service was very slow. Two of three coffees had floating grounds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night
    JkarenwmsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hubby and I went to Ocean Prime for our Saturday date night. Loved the Tequila cocktail and a delivious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Ingredients
    Giada
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This signature restaurant has someone to fit everyone's preference. Amazing seafood, steak, sides, desserts, and cocktails. The quality of the food and how it's prepared certainly deserves every penny spent. The atmosphere is suiting for any occasion and I'm looking forward to the cooler weather to enjoy the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    HappyAnnie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time at Ocean Prime and we can not wait to go back. The entire dining experience was amazing! The service was superb - perfect timing - never felt rushed. All the staff was very professional and respectful. And the food was excellent. Will recommend this place to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding
    DinersDelightVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at Ocean Prime. The food and service keep us coming back. I have the veal chop for the first time and it was delicious as well as the butter cake for desert which was recommended by our waiter Rich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great As Usual
    EnjoyableVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went to Ocean Prime to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed it so much. The ambience of this restaurant is so nice and the server was top notch which is always the case whenever we have dined here. The food was outstanding especially my bone in filet.....never had one anywhere else before and would highly recommend it. Another reason why we love this restaurant is they have an excellent wine selection. I can always get my favorite French chardonnay and my husband has a nice selection of reds to choose from. Overall a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch last week
    Froggy2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lunch was good although the server had a bit of sweat during our stay which was unappetizing. Service was slow and he apologized for the kitchen. Overall, the meal was good albeit a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I usually go to Bern's for special occasions for an excuse to dress up. This year we wanted somewhere closer with good food and not a lot of fuss. This was the perfect choice. They were running late with reservations that night but it allowed us to have a drink in the bar. Great atmosphere and great cocktails, the cucumber gimlet was amazing! Once we were seated the table had little heart confetti and our waiter greeted us with complimentary champagne. The stars of the night were the lobster bisque although the french onion was good as well, my husband loved his new york strip, our favorite side was the truffle mac and cheese and the chocolate peanut butter pie hit the spot. I have a feeling we will be coming again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    HungerGuy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I went here for our one year anniversary and couldn't have been happier. Great food, great service and the atmosphere was perfect for a fun, romantic dinner. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually great but not this time
    Rico
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've been a few times and I book for last sunday night during labor day week end. We were placed at the end of the room and the air was freezing. the rest of the restaurant was nice but our corner was not bearable. There was nowhere else to go. Our waiter was more interested helping the table next door. We had to wait longer than usual for everything including food. Our waiter was useless, loud and obviously not aware of table protocole. He took orders and served men before ladies. I was asked to try our wine while still having champagne... We were too frozen to try any of the desert. I told the hostess on exit who apologized and said she'd make a note for next time... shame!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent-no room for improvement!
    Calinat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was impeccable, a vibrant yet romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Heaven
    Kraken
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My visit to Ocean Prime Tampa was for lunch and reservations were made online and very simple. Upon arrival we were greeted and chose to sit at a booth in the Blu lounge area. Our waitress was very friendly and took our order in no time at all. We ordered appetizers of Lobster bisque and jumbo lump crab cake of which both were fantastic ! Our lunch arrived just as we finished the appetizers and it was time to enjoy once again. I had the sea scallops with parmesan risotto, English peas and citrus vinaigrette along with a Ocean prime house salad with mustard vinaigrette. My wife had the blackened snapper with corn spoon bread and jalapeno corn tartar. Fresh baked bread was also served. The food was great and we will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NatashaR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love the Shellfish Cobb Salad, their yummy sourdough bread and outstanding desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Steak reviewer
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service was fantastic. But the steak was average. It lacked flavor, spice, it simply lacked. For a $50 steak, I was VERY, extremely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday confetti
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was nice that they had birthday confetti on the table for my daughter. It made her birthday special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service and Food
    EATINTAMPA
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had great service with the waiter explaining everything from how cooked to specials. The food was amazing and definitely worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was excellent! Service was great too >> We will definitely continue to return time and time again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best food beautiful decor. ....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderful experience felt uncomfortable with clientele. Restaurant was filled with Rich men and Botox inflated trophy wives. The food decor and service were outstanding would not recommend for romantic dinners for 2. Lively atmosphere lends itself well to groups of 4 or more
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family reunion
    Paul
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The overall experience was good ....the drinks are great ! I will recommend the Tuna Tartar ...it was a great appetizer,but the oyster appetizer was tasteless and not clean,the crab appetizer was fishy ...our entrees ,which took for ever to get to our table ,were ok ...for the price of each Entree ,it should be amazing ! It wasn't...it was ok...So ,for a special family occasion ,it was a bit desapointing. I would definitely will go back for a... drink !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening
    Hunaron
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant staff was attentive from the minute we walked in until we walked we were out the door. It was leisurely dining. The food was great. We had a dry enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie For Sure
    FoodieForSure
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love this place! My new favorite. The food, wine, and atmosphere was just what I've been looking for. Let me not forget to tell you that the service was very good as well. Will def be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    beautifulone
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was fantastic. Great ambience, very catering to the customer and the food to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Foodiecouple
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was outstanding and very knowledgeable on the menu. Great food. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    harristableof5
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food and service were both outstanding. Great ambiance, loved the music. Overall, very pleased with dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business dining experience
    LCS01
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My review is from a business dinner perspective. Our dinner was perfect. While the food was exceptional, much of the experience was because of our waiter. He made everyone feel comfortable, anticipated every need & guided very well. The sea bass was among the best piece of fish I've ever had. Some of my dining companions raved about the scallops. It was a bit noisy, making conversation difficult to hear at times but we enjoyed the lively atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ceadolfan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went for our 25 anniversary. The staff made it very special for us. The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant. A great place to eat!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUstanding, as always!
    Nanci
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to Ocean Prime on Sunday, August 10th. It was my husband's birthday celebration. They sprinkled birthday confetti on the table and everyone wished him a happy birthday. Dinner was outstanding. I had the scallops and short ribs with a chopped salad. My husband had his usual bone-in filet. Everything was done to perfection! After dinner they brought him one of their warm butter cakes with a candle in it (compliments of the restaurant). We love this restaurant and go as often as we can. Service, food and ambience are always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • asks highest prices f/ everything
    kwigibocityVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    They omit specific figures so no point writing, but I eat @ ultra costly restaurants & haven't seen higher prices for common a la carte menu items. We had tuna tataki appetizer, shared ceasar salad, wife roasted chicken, I sea scallops over risotto. App delicious; f/ what they charge, oughta be! Ceasar practically flavorless, bitterly disappointing. Roasted chicken truly exceptional. Sea scallops, too, delicious, but FOUR 16-20/ct size pcs over small bed of risotto & few greens for $__, first number being odd...absurd. Server's goal at all times transparent as cellophane; DRIVE UP THE TAB. Audibly disappointed when wife declared she'd have the chicken. All enthusiastic recommendations were linearly related to price of item.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic