Wonderful seafood salad
What a fabulous seafood salad, very unusual and so, so delicious.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in trendy atmosphere
Good, tasty, fresh food in a trendy atmosphere near the Tampa International Airport and International Shopping Mall. For a "seafood" named restaurant we found the seafood selections to be somewhat limited, although there was enough variety to satisfy everyone at our table. A fair amount of "turf" selections balanced the menu. Good wine selections by the glass and decent depth of bottles spanning the globe.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is delicious from
Everything is delicious from appetizers to meals to desserts! Great presentation. A little too cold and noisy in room we were seated in.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here many times
We have dined here many times before. As always, the food was properly prepared and the service is wonderful. Attentive without "hovering." My iced tea glass was never empty and all of our needs were met.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt Like a Romantic Getaway!!
I must say it was defiantly a Classy,Cozy,and Romantic environment!! I find it meet my 3 E's....Excellent,Elegant,Experience!! I love service, really catered to your needs!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time gues
We chose Ocean Prime to celebrate our friend's birthday. Out of the four of us, on;y one had been there once before. The waitstaff was incredible and so was the food. There were four different entrees, three different sides and a salad, an appetizer and three desserts ordered. Everyone was VERY hapy with their food. We went at 4:30 on a Saturday and left about 7. The restaurnat got very busy around 6ish. Would go back but only for special occasions given the pricing and our budget.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
unusual --- bad service
We had poor service, but I think it was unusual for this restaurant. We have always had superb service in the past. This time we had an inattentive waiter. The manager got wind of our dissatisfaction, apologized profusely, and insisted on "comping" the entire check.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing first experience
We went on a Monday night, so it was quiet but there was still a decent amount of people there. We were sat promptly and greeted almost immediately by our waiter, Justin. He was amazing throughout the entire dinner, very knowledgeable and professional along with a good sense of humor. We were there for 3 hours through appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and dessert, each course was delicious and cooked perfectly as well as served in a timely manner. The cocktails were also amazing- from presentation to taste. The wine list was a bit pricey,but you have the option of bringing your own bottle for no corkage fee. All in all, I definitely plan on returning.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having read the reviews before our visit, I ordered the Berries & Bubbles cocktail and my husband ordered the Whiskey Clover. We enjoyed both drinks and my husband even googled the Whiskey Clover recipe to make it at home. We both wanted to try the Chilean Sea Bass and the Sea Scallops and ordered one of each. Our waiter, having heard us discuss that we each wanted to try both, kindly delivered half of each entrée to each of us. Again, based on the reviews, we ordered the peanut butter pie and agree it is worth saving room. The only negative about the restaurant is its unfortunate location. It is located in a convenient but unattractive area.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Excellent Business Dinner
Had another great experience at the restaurant with my client for a business dinner!
We started the bar where we were catered to my the staff there. A very friendly bunch.
Then we moved to the dining room where we enjoyed a fabulous meal, great atmosphere and wonderful service.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food and Restaurant!
Food was on point, service exceptional. My only complaint is that it is quite pricey however it is on par with other restaurants of this caliber so the price is to be expected.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ox Review
A taste for prime quality food and service the same. Ocean Prime meets all expectancies with satisfaction complete. From entrance to exit; the experience- maginificient. Plans to return are without doubt! The remebrance of the taste and atmosphere urging me for a soon return
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
reservation was as requested with table near the views. the waiter was very knowledgable, friendly and prompt. the food was absolutely delicious. could not ask for a better evening for the price.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our Meal!
We were in Tampa for one day and it happened to be my birthday so we went for a special meal at Ocean Prime.
Our appetizer and soup were pretty good, but the standouts were the entrees - scallops and blackened snapper. Both were superb!
I wish our waiter took the time to review the menu with us a little, as I heard other servers do with other tables, but other than that an excellent meal and evening!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for dinner
Peasant atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dinner very
We enjoyed our dinner very much. Not a place you could go to on a weekly basis, a tad pricey.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most amazing steak I've ever had
And I've had a lot of steak. Every plate, from appetizer (tuna tartar) to the entrée (steak- AMAZING), to sides (jalepeno au gratin, perfect heat level) exceeding my expectations. Impeccable service, they anticipated every need without being overbearing or stuffy. My only issue with OP is that each time I make a reservation, yet I have to wait 30 minutes for a table. Not a deal breaker, but I feel like they do it on purpose to make you go to the bar and spend more money before dinner. I will continue to visit and recommend to everyone within earshot.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
Food was wonderful. Trish our waitress was awesome. We have never had a terrible dish here
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my wife's birthday in the outdoor seating area full of beautiful views of the full moon reflecting on the nearby lake.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doing it Right
Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Ocean Prime the other night. Service will brilliant and the food was some of the best we've had in years. Can't wait to go back and enjoy some more!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean Prime has always prepared special table decor for our (called in ahead of time) special occasions. The staff greets you with a "Happy _______" (whatever the occasion calls for) which makes you feel a little bit more special. Their service, food selection and incredible taste are always superb. There's only one negative... and that is that everything tastes so good we always order and eat way too much...which leaves our bellies feeling full for days afterward. Ahhhh, the price you pay afterwards for an evening of dining ecstasy. Thanks Ocean Prime.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great service! They made the kids feel like guests of honor. Lauri was very attentive and they made dad's birthday a memorable event!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best dinner ever!
I invited three people that have never eaten here before and they became fans. I have the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. My boss had the Chilean Sea bass, she said it was superb, "it melts in your mouth."
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dinner at Ocean Prime.ourvwaiter took excellent care of us. Would recommend for any special occasion
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALWAYS THE BEST FOOD ON EARTH, THE MAIN BAR AREA IS A GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT WHILE AWAITING RESERVATION FOR DINNER. THE MUSIC IN THE BAR WAS COMPLIEMNTARY TO THE AMBIENCE, AND THE BAR STAFF WAS THE BEST I HAVE MET ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the top restaurants in Tampa
Excellent food, phenomenal service and just an overall great dining experience. Scallop/Short rib app was well prepared. Both of us had steak which we enjoyed and the desserts are worth the trip. Truffle mac and cheese is ok but not the best in town. Still if that is the only issue, then Ocean Prime succeeds as a top spot for dining.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful atmosphere and service.
Wonderful atmosphere and service. Everyone in my party truly enjoyed the experience.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ocean Prime - amazing
Ocean Prime is such a beautiful restaurant, with amazing service and outstanding food. I met a co-worker here for lunch and was not disappointed. Fresh salads, amazing and warm bread with softened butter, and seafood to die for.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saw this in a top 10 list and agree that this is a wonderful spot. Wait staff was incredible. Food was de-lish!!! Thanks
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to OP 4 times a year--at least. Took a friend there for her birthday. Awesome food, as usual. One of the top 3 restaurants in the Tampa area.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated a anniversary at OP. The table was decorated with shiny heart confetti and our waiter Brian greeted us with celebration champagne! We ordered some handmade cocktails...awesome! You must try the mushroom and goat cheese ravioli, very light with excellent flavor. We had the Sea Bass and filet, both were unbelievable! Another must try is the Truffle mac and cheese...best I have every eaten!! Dessert should not be missed...peanut butter pie and 10 layer carrot cake...soooo good! Yes a bit costly but worth it!
All this and the absolute best service we have ever experianced....thanks Brian!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent First Date
I went to dinner here on Sunday, November 10th and was immediately impressed with the kindness and care of the hostesses as well as the decor and setting. The wine list was generous and to my surprise, I was informed that on Sundays, all bottles of wine under $100 were 50 percent off. I found this rather appealing. The food was superb. I had the ribeye and my date had the filet, both were cooked to perfection and perfectly seasoned to taste. Our server, Tricia, was probably the best part of the experience. She was delightful and had a bright smile every time she came to check on us. It definitely made for a very memorable first date and I will certainly return!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very elegant and affordable
I used Ocean Prime to for a business meeting of 5, great experience.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday out with the family
We were greeted and seated. I asked for a quite table or booth. We were seated next to the bar ( noisy), an outdoor exit ( windy) and the wait staff's computer ( busy). I should have changed it up right there but I didn't. The wait staff are excellent. The drinks and wine are outstanding. Everyone's request was satisfied perfectly. My daughter likes her ssteak well done but not butterflied. The steak was well done but juicy and tender which is difficult to do. The sides are a good size. We shared the side orders which was fun. The coffee was prefect. The deserts were wonderful, huge portions, fun to share.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top of My List!
Everything was great about this restaurant! First and formost the food is DELICIOUS! it is pricey....but worth it. Ambiance supurb, however it is not a quiet place it is noisey, however it was a friday night. reminded me of being in L.A. Loved it! Would go back in a heartbeat.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Dining experience Ever
Myself and my date were beyond pleased with our service. We could not have selected a better place. Thanks to all who served us.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner, my husband was very happy, from the moment we walk in the staff was very nice to us, we had a table outside in the patio it was great, the food outstanding the wine was great, excellent service
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
wait until 1:15 pm for lunch
Our reservation was for 1 pm on a Thursday and the dining room was full and very noisy -- w/in 15 minutes the crowd had almost vanished and we enjoyed a delicious lunch in comfort.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I eat lunch at Ocean Prime
I eat lunch at Ocean Prime every time I travel to Tampa from Fort Myers. Wonderful food with desserts that are unbeatable!
And everyone working there is great!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a great first experience at Ocean Prime. The service was unlike any other I've experienced. The entree and sides were great and plentiful!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular memorable experience
In my business, I frequent steak restaurants around the country, and I have to admit this was the best filet mignon I've had in years. The service was superb -- our waiter was light-spirited, good-humored and added to the experience. The desserts were spectacular (like the 10-layer carrot cake, and the chocolate-peanut butter cake). Our group had a fabulous time and will certainly be back next time we roll into town,
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing but surprised
Food was amazing but surprised at the service for this type of restaurant. Had to repeatedly get the waitress' attention for standard things. We ate in the lounge so not sure if this was the issue or if they were just short on staff.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to meet and greet
Great ambience, good food, and very accommodating wait staff. I hosted a few of my customers for dinner and it was an overall success. The noise level is just right allowing conversations to be heard while addiing vibrancy to the occasion. Our waiting was quite knowledgeable about the wine pairing and very helpful on dessert wine choices as well. Definitely an experience to be repeated
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had reservations for 7
We had reservations for 7 people the day after Thanksgiving--a very busy day. They were ready for us with a nice round table--best for conversation among all people at the table. The restaurant was noisy, but the food was excellent. All those who ordered steaks said they were excellent, and my scallops were perfect. Service was attentive. They have a valet service for all cars, but you can park next door and walk a bit if you choose.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
If nothing else, I would come back just for the great treatment by your staff. Our sever Brian Atwood was really great and helped make our special evening, even better.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A definite treat, the food was outstanding, the server was attentive and pleasant. This is a noisy restaurant, if you want a bit more privacy and/ir quiet ask to sit outside. A visit by the floor manager was nice, however it seemed as if it was a requirement rather than genuine concern. I feel that the hostess could have used some improvement seeing the clientele who frequent but this wouldn't keep me from returning. A good experience as we were celebrating our anniversary.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
High Class, Very Special Eatery
We made our Open Table request for a window table for 2 several weeks before dining. Despite a big crowd with people waiting, we were taken to such a table upon arrival. Filet Mignon was perfectly prepared and tender, almost the melt in your mouth quality. The jumbo shrimp special appetizer with cheese bread and cherry tomatoes was the size of an entree and extremely tasty. Only "con" was the Caesar salad being short on "hearts" of romaine and long on the ends.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a fantasic restaurant. Food is phenominal and staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. If anyone leaves here unsatisfied, it must be them! I come to Tampa from Chicago just to go to this restaurant!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have spent many special occasions dining at Ocean Prime and each time we have had a great experience. Two anniversaries, a 40th Birthday and 12 guests for my husbands 70th Birthday. Everyone at the party was very impressed with the restaurant and especially the food. We always have children with us and they are treated very well and enjoy the upscale dining experience. We will continue to share our family special occasions at Ocean Prime. Thank you.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time at dinner and our waitstaff was exceptional and met our every need. They were great in anticipating things prior to there being a need. excellent suggestions for dinner compliments. we'll be back again and again!!!
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM