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Ocean Prime - Tampa
Ocean Prime - Tampa

Ocean Prime - Tampa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oceanprimetampa.com
  • Email: optampa@cameronmitchell.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 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Blu Lounge: 4:00 PM - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 8:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us in our Blu Lounge for Prime Hour, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy selected specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world class wines.
    On Sunday evening, enjoy half-priced bottles of wine in our dining room as we offer over 200 selected* bottles from our collection. Cheers!

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 is complimentary during lunch hours and is also available during dinner hours for $5. 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My first time dining at Ocean Prime, our server Spears was OUTSTANDING! Very personable, he took extra time to explain the menu, make great suggestions, and explain the fresh kitchen concept. Overall a fantastic experience, I'll definitely go back. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our service was very slow. We asked for our bread 3 times and finally received after the entrees were served. My entree was served more than 5 min. After the others had theirs. My quiche was cold and undercooked. My coffee had grounds in it. Overall, a very disappointing Easter meal. We have very good experiences at Ocean Prime in the past. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Not real impressed, service was fantastic, food did not pop like it does at night."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Calamari appetizer was outstanding, perfectly cooked, tender, very tastful. My wife had the Yellow Fine Tuna which again was perfectly cooked, perfect color, and taste very good. I had scallops, again perfectly cooked and most tender, melt in your mouth. The condiments that came with the Sea Scallops I could not eat, could not get by the taste. The desert of Ice cream butter cake (pound) was to die for, the best we have had. I believe item 2 above should read "Great for Brunch" instead of "Great for Bunch""
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always great food. Good wine list and excellent service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and it never disappoints me. The service is always impeccable as is the food. I had the blackened snapper, and a brand new dessert called butter cake which is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Everything was perfect. Michael was our server and he did not disappoint. This place is the best for service ALWAYS. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Ocean Prime in Tampa for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We had the most spectacular experience, and Justin our waiter gave impecable service. We truly enjoyed our evening, and the staff at Ocean Prime went to extra measure to ensure we had a lovely evening for our anniversary. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a truly, fine dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a birthday celebration and it was wonderful ..great service ..great food ...great ambience ...It was a great experience , a must when you are in Tampa. !!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Very noisy. Rushed. Can't hear the talk at your own table. Phoney crowd of people go there. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "With the service at the level that our server strived to give, it's unfortunate that the quality of the food did not match. The seafood "tower" was sub par. The crab legs were "ends" and not high quality. The shrimp on the "tower" we're not chilled. Total waste of $80 which included two crab claws. The real seafood tower is at Council Oak...it includes lobster, is fresh and way above this quality. The steak was fine....my side of yams with marshmallows sounded much better on the menu. It was candied yams with giant marshmallows thrown on top. Deviled egg app is bland. Tastes like nothing. Best thing of the night (as everyone also says), was my cocktail. Go for drinks and then eat dinner somewhere else."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Back again, and continue to try new dishes. All is wonderful. The diver scallops were seared to perfection...Chilean sea bass was made to order according to guest's dietary restrictions, filet mignon was tender and delivered 'Pittsburgh style' as requested. It ended with the best desert ever ...peanut butter mousse. Very nice touch the waiter recognized we were celebrating a birthday, (per my reservations). Always an enjoyable experience at Ocean Prime."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ocean Prime for the very first time on 4/9/14 for our wedding anniversary. Amazing. We ordered lobster bisque, french onion soup, filet oscar, bone-in filet, jalapeno potatoes au gratin, corn, mushrooms & onions. Everything was absolutely delicious!! The portions were large enough for us to take leftovers home for a second meal and the food was equally good the next day. The restaurant actually called us the following day to make sue we had enjoyed our evening!! Highly recommended. We WILL go back on the next special occasion and will refer our friends. (Already have been recommending.) :-)"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a great staff taking care of us, the food was amazing. One of the best Ribeyes i have ever had. I wish there was a little more selection in the menu, but the quality was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to ocean prime for my anniversary with my wife and it was an amazing experience, we were treated like star the second we walked in. Amazing customer service or waiter was terrific and are table was setup with flowers, thanks ocean prime you guys made me look great."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We come to Tampa often and when we do we look for great dining and new places. This was our first time to Ocean Prime and it will not be our last. Atmosphere greets you first then the staff. We felt welcomed and while at one of their three bars enjoyed delightful cocktails carefully made by our bar tender. Once our Tampa friends arrived we were seated and enjoyed a wonderful meal, good conversation, great deserts and attentive staff. What more could you ask for. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Overpriced. The food looks good on the plate, but that about it. To my taste it had no flavor. Dessert was good and drink too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've enjoyed all of his restaurants in Ohio and when my girlfriend told me this was one of his. Then I knew it would be great and it was great. Great staff, great timing, great food. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We visited for our anniversary. The hostess was very kind in accomodating our special seating request. Our server, Emilio, was very attentive and welcoming. The food is - as always - very well prepared, exactly as ordered, and served at a good pace. I think this is a great place for lunch becase its much of the same food served for dinner, but at much more reasonable lunch prices. Dinner can be rather expensive. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves chef-prepared, creative food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The 1st visit to Ocean Prime was in Orlando and the experience was not so good however the Tampa location beats most places we've been to in the area. The food is terrific and so is the service. From the minute you walk in until you leave it's a great experience. One of our favorite places."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We went to Ocean Prime for our birthday I had the bone in filet it was cooked perfectly and tasted great, my son had the lobster which he loved, the service was excellent the only negative was the noise level. That being said the experience was great and I highly recommend Ocean Prime to anyone who wants an excellent meal and service"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The customer service is outstanding. We felt like the most important people at the restaurant. Beautiful atmosphere. I recommend dining outside if possible. The outside bar is also amazing and very comfortable. Their specialty drinks are also top notch. I highly recommend Ocean Prime."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We were entertaining our customer and had a party of 8. The dinner was excellent starting from the seafood tower appetizer, lobster, steak, and fresh seafood dinners, all the way to dessert. The staff was exceptional and the wine was perfectly pared to our dinner options. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I planned for him to meet my daughter and grandson dinner. My daughter chose the restaurant. We were immediately warmly greeted and seated. Our server was attentive and very knowledgable about the menu and notable wine list. It was such a calming and peaceful environment so the "nervousness" of meeting each other was quickly disolved through the comfort and ambiance. A great night all the way around. The creme brulee is to die for!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I took my mother for dinner on a Sunday for an early birthday dinner. The service was very, very good. Lori was our waitress and she did an excellent job. She was knowledgeable about the menu and the drink menu and made good recommendations for a cocktail. She checked on us periodically keeping our water glasses full, bread baskets full just overall asking us how we were doing. Justin the dining manager visitied our table also. He was very nice and thanked us for coming in. It's been about a year or so that we've dined with Ocean Prime due to the service we had at that time, which was terrible. But I'm glad we returned to try one more time an we will be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We loved celebrating a quiet birthday dinner. Perfect place, food, service and ambience. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you. Everyone is very friendly"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We eat here every time we are in Tampa. It was so good we came back for a second consecutive night."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food,drinks,& service were exquisite. Melanie made our experience a night to remember. Starting with the Berry’s & Bubbles cocktail - which is an experience in itself. We loved the fondue appetizer. As we finished these, Melanie sprinkled birthday confetti all over the table-very cute! She poured our wine & let our appetizers digest before serving the main course.(Thank you!) I had the Chilean Sea Bass,my BF had the Pork Porterhouse steak. Both were exceptional, & huge portions. I ordered a wonderful cappuccino with amaretto per Melanie’s suggestion; she also insisted that we try a new dessert - a great pineapple pound cake served with berries & ice cream - perfect! The evening flowed smoothly. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My experience was awesome. Upscale, clean, friendly. Great food. My only negative thing was the appetizer crab cake was not worth $17. For that price it could have been bigger or there should have been more than one."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent service and food.First time dining here and it was enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "OP is a cut above the rest. For the quality of food and service, you get what you pay for. Highly recommended - one of the few great restaurants in Tampa. Be sure to try the French press coffee!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration at Ocean Prime. The food was terrific and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant for date night away from the kids. The food is outstanding and the ambiance is upscale and romantic. They have the best steaks in the Tampa Bay Area, in my opinion. Our server on our most recent visit was very friendly and helpful, although we had to ask twice for bread to come out with our soup, and it seemed like our entrees took longer than usual. Not a huge deal (and of course not her fault on the wait from the kitchen), but a little surprising because they are usually prompt and attentive with every aspect of the meal. Overall, every time we have been there we have left beyond satisfied, and always looking forward to our next meal there."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went to Ocean Prime to celebrate my 60th birthday. Just as my previous visit, the food, service, and ambience was excellent. Ocean Prime is always my first choice for a special occasion, just love it!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We have been there 3 times with friends or family. Everyone loves it. But this restaurant comes with a hefty price tag. Sundays are a great deal with 1/2 price bottles of wine. This past Sunday when we went they had their pre fix menu that included beef tenderloin and lobster with crab on top. We all choses the lobster- the crab on top was actually better than the lobster. 2- great choices and you can't go wrong with either. Dessert came with the dinner. The butter cake/ice cream is absolutely fantastic as was the carrot cake chosen by others. Great for special occasions or a fantastic meal with good friends or family!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a delicious dinner and were able to chat with our guests because Sunday evening seems to be a more quiet crowd of diners. The half price on many bottles of wine enabled us to enjoy a wonderful wine with our dinner at a most reasonable price. There was also a three course fixed price menu that one of our guests really enjoyed. Our fish, scallop and crab cake dinners were very tasty and enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We returned for a second lunch and we should have remembered how crazy the restaurant gets on Friday -- every table was taken and it was very loud and busy. We arrived at 1 pm and by 1:30 it was emptying out and much more pleasant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We made a reservation several weeks ahead of time and had to wait over 50 minutes for a table past our reservation time. Also very loud so hard to have a conservation. They did comp our appetizers, but it put a damper on our evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've read in the newspaper and heard from friends how great Ocean Prime is. We had an evening at the theatre planned and thought since we were going to be staying at a hotel nearby we would have a late dinner at Ocean Prime. Superb food, excellent wine selection and attentive but not overwhelming service. We could not have been happier with our total dining experience. When in Tampa we will be returning to Ocean Prime."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love this place. I have never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went to Ocean Prime for dinner. We both had seafood, but the other dishes were very tempting as wwkk. The food was very imaginatively prepared, and delicious. The staff was knowledgeable about the offerings and very attentive. A wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/24/2014