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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ocean Prime - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
229 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)fit for foodies (100)romantic (97)hot spot (80)notable wine list (73)vibrant bar scene (72)good for groups (71)scenic view (49)great for outdoor dining (46)great for lunch (37)late-night find (23)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jeff A
    fromann61
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Steak cut like butter. Nice sized wine pours. Exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner
    Foodie65
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service and food were so good. We occupied the table for a very long time and our waiter was very patient and kept checking in on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't be beat
    OpentablefanVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always have great food and service at Ocean Prime. Our waiter, Richard Spears, goes out of his way to be sure everything is perfect. We return every time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was lacking
    MikeyBVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food, ambiance always very good here. We were disappointed in the service, which started out well and had periods of 20+ minutes with no visit for an entrée order, refresh water glasses, etc. Not used to having to flag down a waiter in a restaurant of this caliber. Not a busy night, so there was no mitigating factor visible, and thus we felt it necessary to reflect this level of (in)attention in the gratuity %. Must have been an "off" night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Treat
    AndyNPRVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been there a number of times before. They had Grouper as a special -- wonderful. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive. It's expensive, but we'll be back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Evening at Ocean Prime
    Demae74
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We met friends at Ocean Prime and were seated in a very private room with a door and it was just perfect. The drink list was abundant and the food was incredible! A definite for anyone who wants a great atmosphere, great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    DjRaDar
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were treated like royality the entire time! The service was out of this world!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and delicious
    NancyBVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ocean Prime never disappoints. Always great service, perfect atmosphere and wonderful food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with great wine!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service, lively bar scene, great service and more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Lunk
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was outstanding along with the food. An ideal location for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience in dining
    Mare
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a milestone Birthday for my husband and we could not had a better celebration anywhere else! The food was beyond awesome, service wonderful, and most importantly, my Husband enjoyed it thoroughly. We had a party of 8 and Daniel was very attentive to the party. I cannot say enough about this dining experience. I recommend everyone to Ocean Prime for that extra TLC..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hoseb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our server Marisa was outstanding and very knowledgeable on the menu. Great food. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • livelovelaugh
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The hostess wasn't friendly at all. I had to pretty much make her speak, she acted as if she was tired or something. They had just opened it was 420 pm. Not even a welcome to the restaurant. Went to hang out in the Blu Lounge and it was about 4 people in there. I sat down and it was about 10 minutes before someone acknowledged that I was there. I don't want to think the wrong thing but it sure felt like it. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
  • Debby
    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
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    • 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