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
269 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (210)romantic (128)fit for foodies (113)vibrant bar scene (90)hot spot (89)notable wine list (88)good for groups (84)scenic view (62)great for outdoor dining (61)great for lunch (54)late-night find (28)neighborhood gem (24)great for brunch (23)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Usually great but not this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
  • p1234
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    nice place, but a little too loud. the evening entertainment wasn't all that he thought he was, and ruined some of my (formerly) favorite songs.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    FHFoodie1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I went here for a birthday celebration. We usually save these special occasions to sample some upscale restaurants and decided to try Ocean Prime due to many positive reviews. It was much the same as the other overpriced places in this area. Nicely appointed interior and a varied menu. Service was excellent. My only criticism was that my wife and I suffered bad indigestion on arriving home. We did not eat the same food so it must be something the restaurant uses. Also I asked for the check and the waitress seemed to stall until a very eager floor manager had to come over and give his little speech. We just wanted to go at this point and a speech was the last thing we needed. Overall, very good food but very pricey for sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fourth time we had lunch there. There were three of us. We talked after and all agreed food was not good and had declined each time. Salad had preservative taste and was soaked in dressing. Piece of salmon much too small. Portion of both salad and salmon way too small for price. Fried fish sandwich not good and was not left on plate. Chcken parm was dried and over done. Way too think. Coffee delicious but too pricey. Noisy (as opposed to energetic) would be better description of noise level. Difficult to talk over.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DTampa
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was excellent. We weren't seated when we arrived for our reservation but luckily there was room in the bar which has a very nice atmosphere. Service was a little slow but we were catching up with friends and didn't mind the pace. Valet parking is available for $5 and is recommended since there were literally no spots in the lot for self parking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    mapafe
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    this was a pleasant experience. the staff was really friendly and they worked hard to make our dinner special for us. our table was decorated with hearts and they welcomed us with a glass of champagne for us to make a toast. the food was good. our dessert was on the house. The service was a little slow, but nothing that can ruin our celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Ryan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our server (Jon?) was fantastic. He gave us his business card, but I haven't unpacked it yet. He invited us to come back, and though we were just visiting and don't have any plans to come back to Tampa, Ocean Prime and our server are very nearly reason enough to plan a trip! He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the food. We could tell he enjoyed his work because of his effortless attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They're Back
    AndyNPRVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our last experience there was below par, but we are happy to see that they have returned to their old form! We enjoyed the food -- you can beat the Ahi Tartare. The crab cakes were yummy and filled with crab -- not a lot of binder. We enjoyed the service. Our server was on top of his game and was full of recommendations. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Sea Bass – Great Wine.
    Myreviews6
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Some of the best Sea Bass that I ever had. The service was prefect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ocean prime experience
    Gary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went to ocean prime on 7/26/14 and I must say... I'm from Georgia and ocean prime had the best food I've had since moving here 14 years ago. The steak was perfectly cooked, the mashed potatoes were spot on and the dessert was the greatest minus the raspberry sauce. Over all... It was the best food experience I've had since moving here. I will definitely be returning in the very near future. The atmosphere was perfect. A+
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    JRod03
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary at a place neither of us had been to yet. We decided to go to Ocean Prime and we were not diassappointed. Upon entering we were each given a glass of nice Champaigne, which was a nice touch we did not expect, and then soon after taken to our table. It was wonderful. Nice booth with a good view. Our server, Melanie, was first class. She explained the Ocean Prime's cuisine from top to bottom, and made some great suggestions that we ended up ordering. The food presentation was very attractive, and the food itself was outstanding. We enjoyed everything and as a nice touch we were treated to complimentary dessert, and yes their desserts were out of this world. Thanks Ocean Prime!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvfood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent meal. Service was very good with knowledgeable waiter. Atmosphere was open, airy and reminiscent of a cruise liner. A bit pricey but food was well prepared and presented. The Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding. Overall an very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We have a great dinner experience and I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have eaten there many times but the service while excellent was slower than usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    MonJoiedeVivreVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We always expect a wonderful evening at Ocean Prime and are Never disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate a special day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For my mother in laws 85th birthday we, my brother in law, his wife, my husband and myself, brought my mother and father in law to dinner at Ocean Prime. The hostess over heard us wish her happy birthday as we walked in and notified the waiter. He asked if there was a special occasion for dinner, maybe a birthday and much to my mother in laws dismay we said yes. Richie, our server, was extremely patient, helpful and accommodating. He made the birthday extra special when he bent down next to the birthday girl and helped her find a dessert she would eat. The "one scoop" of "plain vanilla" ice cream arrived with dry ice around it and "Happy Birthday" written on the plate. She will be talking about this for weeks. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Birthday Dinner
    HappyBdayToMe
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had the scallops and she had the steak. Both were excellent dishes with lots of flavor and just the right size. Service was excellent as well--courteous, respectful, and attentive. Also, the chocolate cake (birthday treat on-the-house) was *really* good as well. The price was probably about right for this caliber of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud!
    Notagain
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    After looking forward to trying this restaurant for some time, we were disappointed. The tables were closely packed together and conversations on all sides was distracting. The meals were adequate but not amazing. Prices were exorbitant for the quality of the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top-drawer experience!
    Wineanddineme
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A very delicious meal, an extremely knowledgable waiter, and a lovely setting all were part of this fine-dining experience. My Chilean Sea Bass was prepared to perfection, and my friend's strip steak was served exactly as requested, "Pittsburg rare"! Chardonnay selections by the bottle were great, especially since it was 1/2 price by bottle special! They even recorked and specially bagged the remainder to carry home! The crowning touch was the delicious butter cake (served warm) with fresh fruit sauce. Mmmmm, cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    IcecreamPaula
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our clients from New York were very impressed with the food and wine selection and the superior services by Jon Holmes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was very good. Service was excellent (Eric). Only thing that kept the visit from perfect was they forgot to bring the white napkin I requested.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great good as always
    Jjtrivedi82
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food is always amazing there however, they could add some more entries to the menu and their service could improve. They have so many people on staff but only a few bartenders. We waited over 15 minutes for our server to come back with our drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.