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Ocean Prime - Tampa
Ocean Prime - Tampa

Ocean Prime - Tampa Details

  • 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: 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 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten there many times but the service while excellent was slower than usual."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our clients from New York were very impressed with the food and wine selection and the superior services by Jon Holmes."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Whenever I am anywhere near this Tamps restaurant, I will go. It is beyond great"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything was very good! Great place! Service is excellent! Food excellent!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 for a birthday/anniversary celebration. We started with drinks on the patio which was lovely, service was friendly and atmosphere was great. We moved in for dinner and had a great server as well. The food is outstanding everything from the calamari and goat cheese ravioli to the different salads. Everyones entrees were excellent. This is some of the best food in Tampa Bay"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Just an outstanding dining experience, our second time there and we look forward to the next."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was a special night, because we were celebrating our anniversary. The entire staff was very friendly and I cannot possibly say enough great things about the staff and the food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food , service excellent. The drinks are too good"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Server forgot my drink, service was a bit slow in general. Food was entirely too salty."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and wonderful service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was excellent, ambiance was great, but let's face it, $100 for lunch for two is outrageous. I'd never pay anything close to that for lunch ever again. We enjoyed the experience but we'll never return at those prices. We might recommend it to well-healed friends for a special occasion, but only after warning them of the outrageous prices of the food and drink. Overpriced, to say the least."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great dinner and service. Daniel was the perfect waiter. The surprise dessert for our Birthdays was an added bonus. Really enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent and our waiter, Daniel was very attentive. The restaurant manager came to our table and was very cordial. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Service was quite poor. Food was very good. Extensive gluten free menu. Drinks were very good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service here is excellent and the food and presentation could not be better. This is a place to go for a special occasion. A little pricey, but that is to be expected with the type of service and quality of food. Oysters were excellent and the scallops and steak were done perfectly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food, wine, service were amazing. We are teling all our family and friends"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ocean Prime is my "go to" for client luncheons. Food and service are good, but the ambience is great! This past luncheon on Friday the 27th of June was exceptional, however. Tyler was our server and he provided exceptional service. We had the halibut and it was delicious. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "attended a business luncheon, the servers were very attentive but respectful of your individual needs, the food was outstanding. Have only been here for lunch but will continue to book , one of the premier options for business dining or special gatherings"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It was our 7 year anniversary and we love this restaurant so much we wouldn't consider going anywhere else for a special occasion. The waiter congraduated us on our anniversary and from then on suprised us superb friendly service. The restaurant is comfortable and NOT stuffy or snobby. the appetizers like tuna tartare and the calmari have unique delicious flavors and the main courses were even better. The filet and my wife's favorite the scallops were delicious and cooked perfectly as always. This is a unique restaurant and we are lucky we live so close and hope they don't change anything!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have been to this location before and have always had great service and food. Tonight, things didn't go so well. My wife's Onion Soup was just missing something. She thought Brandy, but I thought it was just bland. Her rare with a warm center steak ended up being mostly gray with a little pink. Obviously the kitchen was having issues. The service was wonderful. Our server Valerie could have not been more accommodating. The Manager, Justin, did come by and apologize for our issues. Dinner was ended on a high note. The dessert, a dense pound cake with ice cream, fruit and a nice fruit sauce, was wonderful. We'll be back... I am sure dinner was just an aberration."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Booking through Open Table, I requested a booth and without having to ask we were seated perfectly. Exact level of observation and service by the wait staff. Delicious lunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice place but very expensive. Make sure you are using an expense account!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After having dined at Ocean Prime on several occasions, I feel that this is the best restaurant in the Tampa area overall. The food is superb, the service is elegant and understated while spot on. The associates here make you feel completely comfortable and yet see to your every need. On several occasions the chefs themselves have visited our tables and made us feel special. I highly recommend the bar here as well as the vibrant and elegant setting along with the patrons make this a very hot spot for a cocktail. This has rapidly become my favorite go to spot for corporate and business dinners. Very well done on all fronts."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Calm and quiet dining in lovely bright room with a view of two lakes with water lilies - restaurant also has outside dining and bar although we were only seated indoors. The servers are knowledgeable and some of the best in Tampa in my mind. The food is very good and the presentation very attractive. I took a friend for lunch as a thank-you and she truly appreciated the surroundings as well as the delightful lunch."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "All food was very good, served hot with nice presentation. It was Father's Day, so busy for a Sunday, and the wait staff seemed a bit overloaded so the service was a little slow. Good service, just some lag time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Greeted with recognition of Anniversary and two glasses of champagne.- outstanding. Seated quickly. The server helper introduced self and provided water. The primary service attendant was pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. There was no rush but attention to needs provided and helpful recommendations or other considerations provided. We have been there on other occasions and were not disapointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. Everything was so yummy! Drinks were great, and I was able to bring my four year old son!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 32nd Anniversary and the Ocean Prime staff rolled out the red carpet for us. They had champagne when we arrived in the lobby as we waited for our table and when we arrived at our table we it was decorated specially for the occasion. We we well attended by the staff but allowed to spend time together. The food was impeccable (as always) and we certainly felt special that night. We tried several appetizers (goat cheese ravioli and deviled eggs) which were great and the Ahi Tuna was melt in your mouth awesome. Topping off the night was a creamy and light creme brulee with a nice after dinner drink. I was a great experience and one which I plan to repeat."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, great drinks, great service..... Great place"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the food was excellent the service was outstanding ......."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "From start to finish, this was a wonderful experience. Great wine (Twomey Merlot). Tuna tartar was wonderful, Scallops were perfect, Filet was delicious, Sea Bass was moist and cooked just right. We ordered a Baked Alaska for the table and I asked if it could be "flaming". Two servers did a little show for us and lit the Baked Alaska which was a great way to end the night! Perfection!!! We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food, Service and atmosphere were all outstanding. We will definitely be back. Sean pampered my elderly parents and was very knowledgeable and helpful with meal choices and questions. Everything was delicious and just perfect, down to the desserts and special attention for an 86th birthday."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Never seems to disappoint. Drinks are outstanding. Service is prompt. Food was a little off in flavor and I chalk that up to a busy night."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As always,the food was excellent. The noise level high.The Guest pretty.The drinks were awesome.It is a high energy room (we requested the lounge) Whether you choose the dining room or the lounge,you can expect a evening to remember."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our server and the manager offered great service and made sure that we were happy. Due to a bad experience last year, I had not been to Ocean Prime in some time. I used to bring business clients 2-3 times per week. The manager made a point to comp most of our appetizers and check on us, which was nice. Food was very good, although a order of the bone-on filet (medium temperature) was served very, very, rare. The server was at our table constantly until the food came, and then didn't show for a while. A fluke, but the person who ordered the filet ended up eating everyone else's meal. Due to the otherwise exceptional service, I will try again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014