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
254 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (198)romantic (121)fit for foodies (108)vibrant bar scene (84)hot spot (83)notable wine list (79)good for groups (71)great for outdoor dining (56)scenic view (56)great for lunch (44)late-night find (24)neighborhood gem (21)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Swanky decor and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/22/2009
    Swanky decor and excellent service! Food is good but not great; mostly just a matter of the kitchen tasting throughout the night to ensure consistency. Ordered the tuna tartare and truffled deviled eggs: the eggs were fun - I enjoyed the crativity and playfulness of the dish. The tuna on the other hand was good, but the ponzu sauce seemed to overwhelm the delicacy of the tuna and avocado. Also ordered the chilean sea bass with black truffle butter, filet mignon with black peppercorn cognac sauce, sea salt/vinegar fries and mushrooms. Very large portions, definitely enough to share with your date or another couple. Food was good, but again, I was not blown away by any flavor combination. Love the music and outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service
    Warren
    Dined on 2/22/2009
    Very good food and service with prices to match. A better deal at lunch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOUD!!! Extrememly loud. Shout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    LOUD!!! Extrememly loud. Shout across the table loud. Food was very good, but a bit overpriced. Very trendy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Tampa. Great food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    The food and the wait staff were outstanding. The only part of the evening I didn't enjoy was the wait for the table. Eventhough we had a reservation for 7:45 we weren't seated until 8:15. Had we known it was going to take that long we would have kept our chairs at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it! Great energy, hopping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    Loved it! Great energy, hopping with beautiful people. Food and service were outstanding! My favorite restaurant in town!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good, a little expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/21/2009
    very good, a little expensive on the wine and drinks though
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time visit and I'll
    Sheila
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    First time visit and I'll definitely be back. Absolutely loved the atmosphere. You don't even know you are in a mall parking lot. Great food, with the exception of the She Crab Bisque - very salty and I like salt! Otherwise, great service. Can't wait to go for dinner (was there during lunchtime). Romantic, yet trendy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great place. We will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2009
    Really great place. We will return and recommend to friends. Great service!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location and decor,
    tampa4foodVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2009
    Great location and decor, very contemporary and chic, but the food does not live up to it. The much promoted chilean sea bass was over-cooked and came with heavy creamy sauce, what a shame to ruin such a beautiful and delicate fish. Emphasis seems to be to make every soup and sea food dish as fatty and heavy with butter and cream, surely not a modern way to serve food in upscale urban setting in 2009! Food is better at the other competitor new restaurant close by, Aquanox.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steak was cold, table was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2009
    steak was cold, table was cramped...I bumped into the person behind me.noisy, noisy, noisy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Restaurant is beautiful. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2009
    Restaurant is beautiful. We went for our anniversary and were disappointed . The waiter was more interested in selling the highest priced items instead of making recommendations . As soon as a big party sat next to us he ignored us. I ordered a glass of wine to go with my steak and I still did not have it when I ate my last bite . For the same prices I would go to Ruths Chris next time . The service is always great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ocean Prime is a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/17/2009
    Ocean Prime is a great restaurant with excellent service and excellent food. The peanut butter pie is the best dessert I have ever tasted. We will be dining there again next week. Thanks for choosing Tampa.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit to this restaurant
    RationalGuy
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Our first visit to this restaurant was an enjoyable one. The decor was modern/contemporary and very upbeat. The food was very good. The seared Tangerine Ahi Tuna was a nice find, with the tangerine and spinach salad a nice complement that didn't overpower the tuna. The crab cake entree was good, but not fantastic...a little bland on taste. For dessert, we shared the cheesecake and it was top notch!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for my birthday--it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Went there for my birthday--it was wonderful!!! We need more places like this in Tampa!!! Service, food, ambiance; it was all great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very elegent, food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    Very elegent, food was very good, service was superb. Pricey, but most of it was well worth it. Didn't like that everything was ale carte and the side dishes were very pricey (i.e. baked potato $9). Would definitely go again for a VERY special occassion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, decor nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2009
    The food was good, decor nice, but did not stand out in any way. And, in my opinion, the price was just not warranted, not in this market. Sadly, I would not return, for that reason.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible. The second of 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Terrible. The second of 2 bad experiences. First time we were seated an hour post reservation time; we figured this was due to the facility being new. So I made a reservatin 2 weeks later. This most recent visit we were seated 45 minutes post reservation time. We placed our orders then waited an hour and fifteen minutes but meals were never served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dining experiences in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Best Dining experiences in a while! Food was perfect, service was great and the atmosphere was fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was as expected for upscale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Food was as expected for upscale dining and price. Specialty cocktails were superior quality. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only complaint I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    The only complaint I have is that the volume on their sound system was up too loud. Their was a person playing loud music in the bar and they had it piped in the rest of the restaurant which depending on the song was quite annoying. On a brighter note, the food was outstanding with unique and very risky but flavor able sides, (gotta get the truffle mac and Cheese). Hope they get the sound under control and will surely return....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was not what
    LSSBBSreviewsVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    This restaurant was not what we expected. It is beautiful, food is good, menu not as creative as it should be and the service is OK. One of the most important things about arriving at a restaurant is.....the welcome.....this one did not work well. The requests we made in our Open Table res and confirmed by phone before we went to Dinner were NOT honored but ignored. When we pointed this out to the woman who seated us she told us she would check and NEVER returned. Not even to say we screwed up and we are sorry......could we buy you drink. NOTHING!! We much prefer to Dine in retaurants that care that we are there. The waiter forgot our salad and did not even know it. You can bet we will not be back real soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was just ok. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2009
    Food was just ok. Service seemed slow on Thursday night. But hey they just opened recently and I'm sure it will get better. Fun bar indoor and outdoors.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I went out for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/12/2009
    My wife and I went out for the first time in 10 weeks since having our baby girl. Ocean Prime had great food. Great atmosphere. very good service. Only downfall was the extremely SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW wait for desserts. Over 25 minutes. In all we had an above average time and would recommend your new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food and great attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/10/2009
    Good food and great attention to detail. Obviously take great pride in every aspect of the restaurant. Quality of ingredients were second to none but the flavors of the left me wanting more. I like bold and unusual combinations of flavors and did not find that here at all. Ingredients were fresh and best quality but the flavors were lackluster and pedestrian. Only open a few weeks, hopefully they will find their way with the menu and get a little more daring. Will definitely try again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely outstanding. FOr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2009
    Absolutely outstanding. FOr a new restaurant, it was impeccably ready to provide a great experience. Food was very well perpared and service was awesome Eddie V. Dallas Texas
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/8/2009
    The atmosphere was great, the service was good and the food was ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the restaurant's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    Although the restaurant's ambiance is great, I was slightly dissatisfied with my entree. I order the Prime Selection Snapper, which was overcooked and tough. I wouldn't expect this from such a highly regarded restaurant with the attendant prices. My girlfriend's Seabass, however, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where has this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2009
    Where has this restaurant been? Tampa has finally arrived on the restaurant scene with a new restaurant that is the perfect blend of steak house, new cuisine and upbeat vibrant atmosphere. The lounge area was exciting but even-beat fun. The live music, wonderful. Food was presented beautifully and taste did not disappoint. All flavors on the plate melded excellently. The restaurant's wine list was great, plenty of finds for all price points. Once the weather warms up, we cannot wait to dine outside or even hit the lounge style patio for drinks. An A+ experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was the night before the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    It was the night before the super bowl, so the noise was on the high end of possibility. Overall the meal was quite enjoyable. We arrived at 7:45 and left just after 11. The food was paced well and the appetizers were amazing. I can't recommend the shrimp cocktail and calamari enough. My salmon was a bit overcooked, but quite tasty. Wine list was comprehensive and the service was pleasant, informative, and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am already looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2009
    I am already looking forward to have dinner over there again, and told my friends about it too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The overall experience was
    JPFromOCVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2009
    The overall experience was great. There were issues, but the restaurant did everything they good to make good on them, and in the end, that is what it is all about! I look forward to going again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ocean Prime has the potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/28/2009
    Ocean Prime has the potential to become an excellent resaurant. We were there on a weeknight. It was crowded, I suspect from Super Bowl activity. The food was very good (my tuna was slightly over cooked and overrun with sauce - our only objection from three diners). The service was attentive, but the kitchen has not caught up with the crowd. It took over a half hour to get our entrees. We'll be back. The atmosphere is fun but a tad loud. Deep pockets required.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I have been to the OceanPrime
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/26/2009
    I have been to the OceanPrime in Orlando and it was awesome. This one was even better. The food, service and management. I was dining with a VIP and they gave us privacy but also made sure that he knew that they knew who he was and wished him success on Sunday. Class act all the way.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet