Ocean Prime - Tampa
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One of the best dining experiences I have had in Tampa. I would recommend it to all my guests both domestic and international.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLess than perfectI found the restuarant did not live up to the recommendation that I was given. The service was great but the food and atmosphere was moderate. I would not go back to the restaurant and it is not worth the cost.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatJohn, our server was great.
The food was wonderful our seat selection was great.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA delight and pleasure toA delight and pleasure to dine at Ocean Prime. I would recommend to anyone...6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCool placeGreat location
A place to impress others
Not inexpensive but well worth it6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usualManager took care of us initially and then excellent waiter .... I usually ask for Jonathan Holmes as a waiter as he is superb and always makes the night for us ... he remembers the small but important things that are special to us and Jon is over the top good. Our waiter, Dave, was also excellent and very attentive ... just perfect. Food was great ... special sea bass with lump crab was very good special ... our party had steak to seafood ... all brilliantly prepared.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, exceptional serviceThe restaurant was very nice but the service was exceptional. Our server, Richie, was outstanding... as was the food. Three of us had steaks and one had the chilean sea bass. All of us were extremely pleased. One couple split a salad, which was then the perfect size. The four of us ordered three sides, which was also just the right amount. The au gratin potatoes were our favorite. We ordered two desserts to split, the carrot cake and peanut butter/choc pie....both were terrific! We will definitely be returning to this great place.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIn all the times i have eatenIn all the times i have eaten and entertained at your restaurant i never had a bad experience or ever had a meal that was not fit for a king.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion restaurantWe go to fine dining restaurants often, but I believe this restaurant was a bit higher priced for what you received. The strip steak was not as large as Sand Pearl, Ruth Chris or Capital Grills Steak and my husband had the two lobster tails and they were very small for $48. We shared the Shellfish Cobb Salad and that was a nice size serving and delicious I might add. Would definitely get that again if I go. Food, Atmosphere and service were excellent. All in all very nice for a special occasion and would recommend it but definitely expect a high bill at the end.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe best service I have had in a restaurant in a long time. The food was priced a little on the higher end, but this is a higer end restaurant. Great experience overall.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a hit, I love this spotI always go to this place for any occasion I can, the food is always awesome and never had a bad experience. I recommend this place to everyone I run into.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Tampa!Went to Ocean Prime for Anniversary, congratulated and greeted by everyone! Cocktails and food were fabulous. Cant wait to go back. Our new favorite place in Tampa.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWine on Sunday.On Sunday Ocean Prime offers any wine on their wine list that sells for $100.00 or less at 50% off. What a great way to try a new wine at a greatly reduced cost. This includes sparkling wines also. Great idea.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMModern ambiance and food to match!Liked the modern and clean ambiance, still felt warm & welcoming. Liked menu selection, not many dishes but nice variety, friend is vegetarian, was pleased, too. Liked approach to balance meal with meat/fish, veggies and starch.
Nice "build your own steak dinner" selection. Tried filet mignon, w/ jalapeno gratin, bearnaise sauce & asparagus - cooked exactly how I wanted. Friend had sea bass, nice combination with rice. Portions a little large for my taste, Like appetizer & desert, too. Shared the cheese fondue, great taste. Good wine selection by the glass! Had Bubbly Berries cocktail as aperitif. When presented, server pours it over dry ice! Good taste, too. Excellent service, very knowledgeable. No desert this time - will do next time.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEducational CelebrationMy wife surprised me again by taking me to OP for a very nice dining experience to celebrate the completion of the graduate degree. The service was excellent and the food superb with a beautiful outdoor ambience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than expectedMy wife and I went for dinner and ended up ordering drinks and apps. Staff was friendly and the food was good. They took a photo and printed it out for us which was a very nice touch. I would recommend this restaurant.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what Tampa needsOcean Prime is exactly what Tampa needs. The restaurant, staff, food, atmosphere, and location are absolutely perfect. I come here a lot with my girlfriends and it has been an amazing experience every time. I recently celebrated my graduation here and our waiter was so sweet, he took the dessert off our bill as a congratulations. Totally unexpected and very kind of him to remember. I love Ocean Prime and I will be back again!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great atmosphereThis retaurant is popular with celebrities visiting Tampa, so you may be dining with the rich and famous. I had the blackened snapper. It was excellent. Make sure to save room for the chocolate peanut butter pie!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive EateryThis restaurant is not for the light wallets. The food is definitely overpriced but I believe that is because they pay their servers well and buy expensive fresh food. The inside of Ocean Prime will remind you a lot of a modern version of the Titanic's dining room. Absolutely beautiful. My server was knowledgeable and explained in great detail EVERYTHING on the menu. I was paying with my corporate card so I only had an appetizer with one of their sides but I was more than full and the food was delish!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Nice PlaceI have been to Oceans Prime several times. Always a great meal with detailed service. Great for dinner or just apps in the bar. My one complaint is that is usually very warm but the food and service make up for it. I love the martini with the ice flower!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs uasual we always enjoyAs uasual we always enjoy going to Ocean Prime staff is friendly makes you feel like your wanted. We love it and will return soon.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely restaurant. Great service.Lovely restaurant. Great service. Definitely for special occasions, a bit pricey.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Tampa GemThough located in a car park, don't let that fool you, it's a great restaurant for fine dining with impeccable service and an energetic feel to it.
It's not quiet, but the food is excellent. We sat on the terrace at our choice, a great decision, and by the time we left at 9 pm the place was full. Would definitely go again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM25th Wedding AnniversaryExcellent choice for our wedding anniversary. Would have liked a booth. Called restaurant and told them flowers were being delivered and to please have them at the table when we arrived and they forgot.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPricy SeaWaterUnless you are writing this off on the company's expense account or you just have nothing better to do with your money and don't mind being gouged, steer clear of this one. The ambiance was wonderful, but, certainly not worth the inflated pricing. Don't expect your meal to come with the "usual" If you want salad...it's extra, vegetables...also extra, potatotes or rice... you guessed it... extra starting at a whopping $10 a pop and up. So start with the lowest priced steak $38 ... add a salad +10, a potatoe +10, and a vegatable +10 and that already expensive $38 steak racks up to a mere $68 per person. Add drinks and you are easily at $100+ per plate. It's good but it's just not that good.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable SeafoodVery pleasant lunch with friend. We had the seafood "cobb" salad and enjoyed it very much. We will go back and try the patio dining. It was very convenient to International mall and Crate & Barrel. Very helpful service.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experienceEverything from the food to the service was fantastic. It was my husbands birthday and they made it extra special for him. We would definitely return.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceExcellent food and service. The waiters and ancillary staff are always attentive and eager to please. Food is consistently excellent. Always a positive experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayHad a wonderful Brunch! Food was great,atmosphere great, fun had by all! It was our first experience at Oceans Prime and we cannot wait to go back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgood foodmy steak was very good and my wife's fish was very good. had a great time as well5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWas nice went for Mother'sWas nice went for Mother's Day brunch, 2nd year for this
Food was great as expected , but was disappointed the menu
For brunch was the exact same as last year , a new menu would have been
Nice.. Other wise a good experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service imaginable!!!Our server (Tyler Vanetta) took the time to explain the perpetration process and displayed a genuine concern for any and all concerns. He made this the absolute best restaurant experience we'd ever had. The food was beyond reproach. Once again everything and more that we've come to experience when dealing with a Cameron Mitchell establishment.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI surprised my husband withI surprised my husband with a dinner reservation for his birthday. The cocktails & food were all excellent. Our server, Sarah, was excellent--we didn't have to ask for anything! The extra touches (decorating our table with birthday confetti, taking our picture & bringing a piece of cake with a candle in it) made the experience even more memorable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experience.Outstanding dining experience. Service impeccable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellentThe service was excellent and so was the food. It's always a great place to go and enjoy5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant atmosphereWe had a table for 4 but needed to increase it to 8 on a Saturday night. The staff was very helpful and set up a special table outside for us.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenalMade a reservation to celebrate birthdays/monther's day and requested a quieter section, and we got a fantastic table with a view of the pond/fountain away from high traffic areas. Server was very helpful describing the various flavors and notes available with various dishes, and everything from reservation to coffee was spot on! I would recommend Ocean Prime, Tampa to anyone looking for a special dining experience serving outstanding cuisine!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food!!!The food was out of this world! Especially the Jalapeno Lobster Mashed Potatoes! I make it a point to avoid many potatoes because the taste just doesn't satisfy the amount of space it fills in my stomach. As for these, I couldn't resist having 3 servings from the huge dish it was served in. We still only finished half of the potatoes!
The service was excellent up until the very end. I think the waiter could have visited out table a little more often. The first half of dinner was perfect, but I think the last hour probably should have only taken us about 20-30 minutes. The waiter was exceptionally nice and very knowledgeable!
Unfortunately, we left and forgot all of our leftovers. We would definitely recommend this place to others.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMnice business lunchlove this restaurant as we go both for lunch and dinner. My one and only complaint (hard to find one) was this last lunch it was a bit noisy being in the back room to hold a true business lunch where we needed to hear each other. Food and service were excellent as always. Have had business lunch before in front room and for some reason it was easier to hear. No other issues though.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceBrought my entire family in to celebrate my son's graduation and we were all treated to a culinary masterpiece. Service was top-notch and we left wanting nothing. it will be on top of our lists of restaurants to eat at when we are inthe Tampa area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and atmosphere.Excellent service and atmosphere. Both of the appetizers (the surf and turf and the calamari) were outstanding. We ordered the Sea Bass and the Snapper as an entree and both were quite good all be it a little under seasoned. Peanut butter chocolate dessert was amazing.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food service.Would rate very high as far as places to eat in Tampa area.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, but surelyFood was delicious, but surely no meal for two is worth the amount spent. We only went because of a gift card given to us. Spending so much on food seems sinful to us when so many are in need. We are too world conscious to visit this restaurant again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent EveningWe had a table in a semi-private room - very nice. Our food was prepared spot on, seafood and steak were perfect. Sean delivered exceptional service throughout the evening. We have been to Ocean Prime several times, this was the best yet.... we will be back soon.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Graduation TreatFound the restaurant after reading Yelp reviews. Out of town parent of USF graduate---local family hadn't heard of restaurant and now promise to be regulars. Wonderful experience. Staff (Richard, especially!) was incredibly supportive, entertaining, and knowledgeable---would highly recommend Ocean Prime for an amazing special date kind of experience. Food was delicious--seasoned perfectly---special occasion drinks---lovely scenery---met expectations and then some.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFine diningYet another perfect night at Ocean Prime.
Our waiter, new to us but obviously not new to the business.
Justin Jones, made the experience enjoyable with his great sense of humor and professionalism.
We will request him next time.
The food was superb as always.
Fine dining at it's best.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood surf and turfFrom great steaks to outstanding seafood. This is a great spot in south Tampa.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMImmpecible as usual from foodImmpecible as usual from food prep and presentation to attentive,professional service. Dined outside. Just delightful. Love Ocean Prime!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we've been to OceanFirst time we've been to Ocean Prime and it was fantastic. Dining room seemed classy yet modern. Menu was not overwhelming but everything sounded so good we took a long time deciding and probably ordered too much food. Everything we ordered was excellent. Waiter named Guy was excellent, friendly, informative but not too invasive. The place is expensive but totally worth it. We'll be back. It was a Saturday night and we had an early dinner and we were headed to the bar for a drink afterwards but it was packed and jammming, so we had to go elsewhere.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMit was great. Only issueit was great.
Only issue was after we paid the bill and were sitting for another 10 minutes talking they no longer filled our water glasses and made it quite clear that it was time for us to leave.
All else was lovely4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM