Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar
Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar

Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carminesog.com/
  • Phone: 5614727900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alexander Sutherland
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room that has closed doors and fits up to 30 guests with built-in projector screen.
    Perfect for pharmaceutical events and special occasions.
    No room charge or fee for using the screen.
  • Private Party Contact: Peng Li 5614727900
  • Entertainment: Fridays from 6:30pm-9:30pm, music by Joe Birch: plays guitar and sings classics and modern favorites.

    Saturdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm, music by Jaqueline Medeires: sings Smooth Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prosparity Farm road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet parking everyday.
A word from Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar
Discover the enlightening fusion of seafood and sushi at Carmine's Ocean Grill, a quality waterfront dining destination.
The Ocean Grill delights the senses with relaxing views of Soverel Harbour Marina in a relaxed, lounge-style dining ambiance. Excite your senses with fresh seafood, distinctive sushi, raw bar, hard wood charcoal grilled steaks and fish, creative signature cocktails like the Asian Pear Martini and watermelon margarita and a full wine & sake list.
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Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)scenic view (25)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (18)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (13)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    Polo
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I went for the first time and was impressed with the ambiance and decor. We got there at 6:45 pm and could not get a table outside to enjoy the view as many were already taken and/or reserved. We will request outdoor seating next time we make reservations. Food and drinks were delicious and the menu was great! Will definitely be back for dinner and to check out their happy hour special!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    Sparky
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Every thing about this restaurant was fantastic, The scallops were great. Must make reservations
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety
    JEB7562
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    There us something for everyone on the menu. The atmosphere was lively. Though there appeared to be enough wait staff service was sluggish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy
    SusanD
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Despite asking server to ask management to turn the volume down, the background music was more appropriate for a sports bar not an expensive restaurant. We had difficulty carrying on a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, food not so much
    HungryNJ
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Long story short, great atmosphere, nice (albeit forgetful) staff, but food left a bit to be desired. Sushi was great, but our cooked entrees (salmon, chicken and some kind of white fish) were all over cooked and dry. The bill was adjusted accordingly, but still disappointing considering the great look of this place and its namesake.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy. Don't think
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Way too noisy. Don't think we would go back. People were shouting at each other, the noise was so bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed when we
    Dennis
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Never disappointed when we get to go to Carmines.........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They know fish here
    PBFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This is the same concept as the one from several years ago that was across the street. The place was packed-no chance to get a table outside on the water unless you request when you book. The side room was quieter so we were pleased. The salads are enormous- big enough for 2 so sharing is suggested. All the fish was good but the Crunchy Grouper was the clear winner. The staff was amenable to changes to the side dishes. The asian veggies instead of potatoes was crisp and plentiful. My bouillabaisse was flavorful but no lobster-just shrimp, clams and a piece of fish. Mom's lobster roll -listed as an appetizer was very generous and full of lobster chunks. The rolls and drinks were well sized and quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmine's ocean grill
    Rich
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Don't go on weekends- the staff can't handle the crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Daniellezebragrl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was incredible. I had the scallop dinner and they were the best I've ever had. Unfortunately, our service wasn't great. The server was kind but slow. We always had to wait for drinks or to ask for anything and empty plates sat in front of us forever
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    Beetle
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went there last night, for the very first time. Excellent service, lovely atmosphere, but tiny tiny and pricey portions. We both had the bouillabaisse - which was $29.00., thinking that it would not be necessary to get appetizers, as usually it's a big pot/bowl. It took a while (there were hot rolls) and when it arrived... There was literally an inch of broth, in a wide open bowl, with a couple of shrimp, a piece of fried fish and a few mussels and two scallops! Most disappointing- and such a teensy portion!!! Would not return there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Emdrdh
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoyed our early dinner at Carmine's. We were a party of 2 and seated immediately at a small booth. The food was excellent though we felt a little rushed. Our reservation was early and they were busy so I am sure they wanted to turn the table quickly. I would recommend this restaurant but to enjoy a leisurely meal, you might consider dining at 8 or later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Food, Great Happy Hour
    Elle
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went to Carmine's for a drink at the bar and then dinner. They have great happy hour prices and the prices extend into the restaurant as well which is unusual for this area. The only disappointing thing about our dinner was that one of the main ingredients of my husband's meal was missing. He mentioned it to the waitress and she said she would bring it out (sort of like it was his fault this ingredient was missing). Finally it arrived and we continued eating but the whole thing did bring an interruption to our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PlazaResidentVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We are in town entertaining clients and took a group on Thursday. Everything I had was great. My husband and I decided to go the next night where we could relax and enjoy it alone. We tried several different items and they were all so good. Love the atmosphere, I feel like this is a local hot spot, not a tourist place. Great service both nights. This is the only restaurant that I've seen the Manager hustling to keep guests happy and helping staff with large tables. Very nice. This place is going on my list of favorite places to eat when in the area. We had lobster tacos, bang bang shrimp, Chilean sea bass (prob the best I've ever had), stuffed shrimp and lobster risotto-over two nights. Every dish delish! You must try this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening - good food
    HW99
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Pleasant surprise sitting outdoors along marina with broad range of interesting food choices (seafood, sushi and fish), excellent service added up to a very pleasant evening. Didn't expect it to be so good but even though tucked away behind a shopping plaza - worth the effort to find and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Setting
    SallyB
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We had a great dinner at Carmine's Seafood Restaurant. The food was awesome and the outside dining by the water was so nice. The service was good too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    JettaladyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I ordered the Grouper Special. I said not to make it blackened and they did. I sent it back and had them redo. They brought me back the tail end of the fish. By this time I was done. Yes they took it off the bill, but they will not see me again. I would only go for their Happy Hour and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but nice
    Thymeflies
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Very nice decor, good food, limited wine selections by the glass. Noise level was almost obnoxious. Could barely carry on a conversation. However, I would go back to try other food. Maybe for lunch. The restaurant is on the water, so the view would be very nice in the daytime. It was pouring rain the night we were there, so the plastic curtains were down, which probably added to the noise level along with the rain on the overhead awning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wonderful service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great food and wonderful service. Grilled ahi tuna was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    BnGinDaHouse
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Brought my date here for romantic evening. Setting was nice but... Service was abissmal. It took about 10-15 min before we got our drink. Appetizers showed up and one of them was wrong. Taken back it was replaced 10 minutes later with correct one. No silverware or salt and pepper on table so we had to wait for that to arrive before eating the apps. Drinks dry again. Dinner served by bus boy dropped off and no waiter to be going for 5 minutes. We needed things like lemon and drinks. Here's the kicker. We went to the bathroom together and returned to find stacks of dirty dishes all over our table. Not ours of course. Someone had just put there. Recieved bill and paid. Looked at bill later and found app charge on bill that we did not order:(
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding in all respects
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I picked this restaurant with no recommendations other than what I saw on the Internet. I took my sister and brother-in-law here on a busy Saturday night. Our table on the patio was ready at our reservation time, the service was prompt and welcoming. My waitress was very busy but you'd never know it by her attention and friendliness. The food was absolutely terrific and well presented. Very broad menu - not restricted to seafood. Perfect evening on all counts. I will definitely go back and will be always recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    AllanVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Our party of 4 had Bang Bang Shrimp and fried Calamaries as apps. They were very tasty but waited 40 minutes to be served. Entres: Stuffed shrimp. Ahi Tuna, Crab Crusted Mahi, Mahi special. All were O.K. Nothing special. Service was very slow. Had to get waiters attention several times to followup on orders of drinks and meals. We got anothers waiters attention when we couldn't find our waiter for drinks and entries. We've visited this restaurant 3 times prior in the past year. This was the first time things were very off, particularly the service. My wife and I felt embarrassed because we recommended this restaurant the our accompanied guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare Glich
    AlbertoVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We have dined here numerous times. The ffod remains great however on this occassion an experienced server made errors at every turn beginning with gettting the coctails wrong through not clearing our table before new courses arriving which caused us to clear and put dishes on the ground and a nearby planter. We asked for a bottle of wine during appetizers and he finally showed up after dinner complete with the wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh what a night!
    CristinaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We love going here on Fidays to listen to live music. Great entertainment, great service and great food. Pang always goes out of his way to make us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always.
    SharBearVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Love the food and the atmosphere. Best kept Scerect!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    TahiaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tables book up quickly for dinner. The reason this place is so popular is not the food because that is not that great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Good, Service poor
    JimFVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I recently brought a party of 12 to this restaurant, including 6 children. It took over an hour to get our food at which time the kids were having to be walked outside so as not to disturb other diners. They blamed it on the fact we ordered both cooked food and sushi. If you hold yourself out as an Ocean Grill (i.e.- cooked food) and a sushi bar, you need to be able to serve both in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diverse menu choices
    Theatregoersgroup
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food was delicious and choices were abundant! Great location! Comfortable seating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit too noisy for quiet
    MkkkVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A bit too noisy for quiet conversation. Food, service very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were there for special ocassion we were horrified by main course. The table next to us kept having to send back drinks, appetizer and then main course. We Never send things back. Well, wrong drink wrong appetizer and the main course ... we were very excited about trying a new dish ordered lobster rizzoto. Too embarrassed and afraid to send it back. It tasted as if kitchen dropped the salt shaker into the dish and served it anyway. Never will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pretty good.
    Sportyboi
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The music outside was a bit too loud. We had to yell mist of our convosations. Over all, it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Valentine's dinner in Florida
    romanza
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A great spot for indoor or outdoor dining. The restaurant was busy, but we still had an intimate dining experience. The food was exceptional from the King Crab to the seafood and tortellini dish....excellent flavors. Drinks were very good and the staff took good care of us from the minute we walked in the door. This restaurant was a great choice for our special occasion. A good place for a relaxed dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The owner makes his presence known and is constantly making sure everything and Everyone is satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    princessjagVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a lovely dinner with 2 other couples. Our table by the window, which I had requested, was waiting for us. The women each got a rose and they had red balloons all over the restaurant. The food and service were very good. I had scallops which I loved. Their desserts are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed. Over priced.
    peterb
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Very disappointed. Over priced. Used to go to old location. Won't come back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mussels!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Carmine's was a last minute decision for our first night on Singer Island. Boy, they did not disappoint. Four of us dining and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our server was fabulous and food is great. If you like mussels, they are the best I ever had!! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waited too long for food to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Waited too long for food to arrive. (over 1 hour after placing order). Compensated with a round of drinks. Food then came out just warm. Too hungry to send back,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carmen's Tuscan Grille
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    An excellent Italian venue. Pasta (papardelle) was properly cooked in a combo with broccoli rabe and sausage. My partner was equally satisfied with Spinach & Ricotta ravioli. The sage/pine nut sauce was to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great entertainment
    CristinaVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The new Carmine's is definitely much improved thanks to the ultimate Host, Pang and the addtiion of great live music!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting
    Dennis
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Love it every time we go. Food, service, decor, dining outdoors makes for an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.