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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
  • "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
  • "This is my "go to" place for my birthday, anniversary, and any other special occasion I can come up with! The service is consistently excellent. The wait staff is attentive and helpful with suggestions for both food and drink. The cucumber gimlet is totally refreshing and the "berries and bubbles" is incredibly yummy. The food is absolutely superb and again, consistently so. The restaurant always does some special things to help you to celebrate such as having confetti on your table and gifting you with a dessert of peanut butter mousse covered with chocolate icing! You can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Expensive but worth it for special occasions. Third visit and everything always outstanding."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Ocean Prime is a beautiful restaurant for beautiful people. However, I was looking for a nice evening with my family and it was not a great experience. We waited for nearly 45 minutes past our reservation time. The staff was nice about it, but it took way too long. The waiter was pleasant but we again experienced delays. The soup course took way too long and my daughter and her friend split a New York Strip and it was not cooked to the temperature they order and had a lot of gristle. Overall, I wouldn't come back for the food or service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everyone was great, It was our 12 year wedding anniversary and TOTALLY enjoyed it !!!! Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was great. Ambience was so so. Would like to try again but perhaps not on Valentine's day when it was so busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ocean Prime was an excellent choice for dinner. Our server was great insuring that all of our needs were being met. The food was delicious. We sat out on the patio with a nice view of the full moon rising."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Ocean Prime has always been a favorite but they just continue to out do themselves over and over again"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had an awesome waitress!!! She was very tentative and friendly. She made some suggestions for food and drinks, and also told us about Thursday night music, which she finds to be the best night!! :) It is pricey we had an appetizer and 4 drinks total and our bill was $75. With the great service we received and the ambiance it was worth it! I suggest the bubbles and berries drink!! very unique and the Tuna tartare was amazing!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was so glad that I was unable to get a reservation at Bern's steakhouse recently & therefore we decided to dine at Ocean Prime for the 1st time and it was a winner. Our group all loved everything we ate & although expensive, the portions were substanial. The Chilean Sea Bass was delicious. Atmosphere was very nice & service was great too. We will dine @ Ocean Prime again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It's no surprise that every visit to Ocean Prime in Tampa finds an overflow crowd trying to get into the restaurant. Great food, wonderful service and a beautiful setting make this one of the "must" stops on your visit to Tampa. I had filet mignon and added a small lobster tail - my meal was Ocean Prime! Just great."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Thanks, Ocean Prime, for letting us enjoy another great evening with you."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "When you go to a restaurant like Ocean Prime, you expect things to be perfect or very close to it. The prices are higher than normal, the ambience is nicer than normal, and the service should be better than normal. Well, the food was delicious. The service was less than average. Despite two of us at the table ordering NY Strip, we both had to ask for steak knives when our entrees arrived. In addition, my father was still chewing a piece of snapper when an employee tried to take his plate away. Both of those instances should never have taken place at Ocean Prime. When you expect perfection/near perfection, you tend to be disappointed when you fall short of that mark even if it was acceptable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My experience with the food left much to be desired. First, the calamari appetizer, while a nice portion, was much too rich, sweet, and not crisp. The "lump crabmeat cocktail was tasteless(as if previously frozen) and the "lumps" were only slivers of presumed crabmeat. My main course selection of blackened snapper was okay but really nothing special that I would want to repeat. The peanut butter chocolate pie dessert was delicious and a large portion but too little too late to make me want to return to Ocean Prime. Service was courteous but nothing special. The ambiance...decor and setting were to be commended but the food should have been the main draw and wasn't. The only saving grace was that I had a gift certificate to cover the dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "we had a reservation-we ended waiting for over an hour to be seated-they put us very close to the kitchen in a table with a lot of traffic....where by all waiters were delivering food above our heads....quite dangerous. Good food though"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything was INCREDIBLE. Definitely worth the price. Food was amaZing. I highly recommend the fondue appetizer, and Chilean sea bass entree. Truffle Mac and cheese was to die for! And don't even get me started on the peanut butter pie dessert. Literally, the best meal, service, and experience I've ever had and I would rate Ocena Prime above Bern's, Capital Grille, and Malios. We were celebrating a special occasion, so dessert was on the house (nice touch). Oh and try the Tequila Cocktail! The rim is coated with salt, sugar, and CINNAMON! Amazing!!! A+++++++ in my book and HIGHLY recommended!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014