Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room
Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room

Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rushoceanprime.com/
  • Phone: 4032717874x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dining Room Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Lounge: Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday starting at 11:30am, Saturday at 5 pm.
    Food service available in the lounge until 10:30 pm weekdays, 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Keen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We would be pleased to help host your event for any special occasion. Please contact Carolyn Stephure directly at 403-705-0577 or carolyn@vintagegroup.ca

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self Underground Parking Monday - Saturday starting at 5pm.

    Public lots nearby. Street parking is also available in the vicinity.
A word from Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room
A reflection of Alberta's signature hospitality, Rush Ocean Prime's downtown location occupies a large space in what was once Calgary's main post office, a magnificent building modernized. With a new look, new menu, and new attitude, the new Rush relaxes downtown dining with a bold, brash and evolved offer. Rush aims to surprise guests with inventive, globally inspired food from land to sea. Generous portions of steak and seafood are served up alongside sommelier selected wines and handcrafted cocktails. From the attentive service to the open, contemporary space, Rush sets the stage for memorable every-day encounters – whether it is a coveted spot in the lavish dining room or shared small plates and drinks in the lounge after work.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)romantic (38)fit for foodies (35)notable wine list (34)good for groups (28)great for lunch (23)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time to this restaurant and had the most amazing, food, service, and experience. Will definitely be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    RBCangemi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very cozy modern decor with great parking. The food was amazing and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of lunch specials??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Me and my friend went to rush for our birthday, we had heard about the express lunch set menu for 25$ and decided to give it a go. We got to the restaurant at 1205pm and looked over the menu. We asked what's the lunch special today the waitress said that they ran out of the lunch special already. It's was probably about 1210pm at the time. The restaurant was not busy give or take 7 tables. How can you run out of lunch specials? Why would you advertise an express lunch option and only make certain amounts. I would understand if my lunch was at 1pm or 2pm but still... regardless we were both disappointed and will probably go to teatro for their express lunches instead because the last 10 times I was there they never ran out
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Gem
    GolfBarbie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time I have been there for lunch after the renovation. Easy access to tables which is great! Not rushed, good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and wine!
    Foodie05
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and wine was excellent, second to none. The service was pretty slow although it wasn't dry busy. Overal a great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Rush was simply fantastic! My meal was easily one of the best I have had at a restaurant and I eat out a considerable amount with friends on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Boys Night Out
    FrequentflyersVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been entertaining relatives for 2 weeks who are pescetarians so when a business friend was in town by himself i invited him to Rush for a couple of martinis and dinner. Great discussion with barkeep on vodka and gin with tasting of unique blends of both followed by full martinis. I had the rib eye with the compound marrow butter and yes I am biased by not having meat for 2 weeks but the cut was excellent and it was cooked exactly how I asked- rare/medium rare. A perferct boys night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noranne
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Rush is a very sophisticated restaurant with good food and excellent ambience - great for personal and business. Notably, the service is exceptional, and, the noise level is such that you can enjoy a conversation. The food is also very good - I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The restaurant was not very busy maybe 7 tables. Everyone was seated grouped in one area. Ordered the mussel appetizer and 5 of the mussels were closed. I complained and they brought out 4 more. My wife ordered the Cesar salad which had a very different presentation and the ere was no dressing. which they brought when we asked about it. The accompaniment that came with the main were very sparse. The waitress said roasted potatoes & carrots with the steak. It was one baby potato sliced and 3 very small carrots. The 10 oz wagyu steak was not marbled as I was told quite dry and tasteless. The creme brulee for dessert was not creme brulee.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Different to before
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We visited this restaurant before the renovations, at that time we felt it was a very upscale and exclusive restaurant, we really enjoyed our meal and experience and wanted to come back, this time we noticed at the time of booking that the restaurant had been through some changes and we hoped that it hadn't changed too much or lost its appeal. However, it seemed to of lost some of what it had before, it wasn't as busy as it was on our previous visit and gave a different vibe, booking a table was easy and unneeded as it was mostly empty, the food was still good, but it felt over priced, service was slow but friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    Dave
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a business dinner on July 14. Great food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar menu, brilliant service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First time there. Food was some of the best I've had in the city. You MUST try the grilled bacon! Menu was outstanding. Service was 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place for Dinner
    nellgrad
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a group of 7 that went to Rush for a family graduation celebration for dinner. Amazing service! Always there when you needed them but didn't hover! The food was absolutely amazing!! We had the stuffed chicken, lobster pot pie, tenderloin, scallops and short ribs with some appetizers and desserts as well ... all were fantastic!! Wine selection also was superb! Definitely worth every cent that we paid. Would go back to eat here in a heart beat!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was our first time, the atmosphere was lovely, modern but still warm. The entrée I had was tasty, I had the ribeye. My date, rack of lamb also quite good. The appitizers unfortunately were just short of disgusting. The crab cake, very fishy, very mushy and sereved at what could not have been a safe temperature for seafood of any kind luke warm. The 2nd was the grilled bacon, rubbery unappealingly thick and seemed under cooked. Our server was helpful and pleasant, he approriately paired wine and was attentive. I would return for a second meal. It should be noted to anyone looking for a special outing that sadly there is no dress code so some of the other patrons were innapproriatley dressed, it was a disappointing distraction.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service good, but felt pricey. High quality of seafood - enjoyed the seafood Cobb salad. Presentation was nice, but it was hard to eat delicately. Wagyu steak tartare was okay, maybe my expectations of the Wagyu was too high. Lobster truffle deviled eggs were tasty, but in some ways it felt like too much for 2 people and felt pricey.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommended
    Robster
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My son and I visited Rush - my first evening meal there, after enjoying a few good lunches there over the years. Good selection of interesting items on the menu - the smoked shrimp were amazing. I had the Scallops on Short Ribs, which was one of the best plates of food I have ever been served. Service was friendly and attentive; we very much enjoyed our meal. The only glitch was the Foie Gras side dish.... such a wee tiny little portion...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scott was the best waiter ever
    Jocko
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our waiter Scott as we had him last year too was the Best Ever- super friendly and helpful about the wine list and the food. Would go again! Love the ambiance too! Food was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Third visit.
    FatpandasneezesVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We return to Rush simply because we love their seafood tower. It was even better this time than previously, the King crab legs were bigger, but service was a tad lacking this time as well. Our waitress seemed extremely overwhelmed and we spent much of the night waiting for her. Other than that, the desserts were good, we had the lemon meringue, dulce de leche cheesecake, and chocolate-hazlenut torte. Last time, we had the creme brulee, and that one wasn't very good, so it was a nice surprise!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frederick
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Service was excellent and food was great. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night
    Bree
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a fun night with some close colleagues. Great food, really great wine, and lots of fun! Peach julep is a must every visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HorribleTreatmentbySarcastic Waiter
    JEDB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was excellent; the steak and salmon were cooked to perfection. Appetizers of Chili Shrimp and Smoked Salmon were “to die for”. Our disappoint was with our waiter; the other servers were very polite and helpful. Our server Fergus was arrogant, busy and made several sarcastic and in appropriate remarks to the point that we almost did not leave a tip. He may think his 10% tip was inappropriate but it was a REFLECTION of his demeanor; actually he is fortunate we left a tip.We had read on the internet reviews of your restaurants serves and they definite reflect what we received from Fergus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rush Ocean Prime
    chefnana
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Lovely ambience with romantic décor. We had to wait several minutes to be greeted. Once seated, our waiter was great and attentive. The distraction was the loud noise from the kitchen. You could hear the chef yelling directions. It was quite annoying. We commented to I believe a manager that came to our table and he just shrugged it off. Our waiter's great personality made up for the noise. The food was very good. During our trip to Canada we waited to enjoy steak in the cattle country - Calgary. Steak was good, but not quite a good as Austin.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • like Royalty
    Grudart
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Treated like royalty, with great service. Our server was polite and enthusiastic and took the time to talk with my friend and I. It was my friends birthday and she is a celiac, so she couldn't eat anything with wheat or Gluten. She had no concerns at all leaving her food requirements in the hands of the staff, as they accommodated both of us beautifully. I had lamb which was the best Ive ever eaten/large portion My friend had short ribs with scallops which she couldn't finish. "Spectacular",and we were both Hungry when we came into Rush. Desert was Complimentary because of my friends Birthday and it was very good Had a tour of their wine room after dinner. Whole evening, fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The whole experience was very enjoyable, it was quiet, the food was great and our waiter very nice. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food wasn't that tasty. Some things were too salty, some were overcooked and some were undercooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fergus Saves the Day
    MauiMama
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We arrived at Rush and decided to have a drink in the lounge prior to dinner. The lounge has live music that is much too loud for the venue, but it is beautiful, so we stayed. The service was TERRIBLE! It took 15 minutes for the waitress to arrive (we were one of only three tables occupied in in the lounge) and another 20 for the drinks to be served (they weren't worth the wait)! We discussed moving to another restaurant, but decided to give Rush a try. We moved into the dining room, which was also very beautiful and were greeted immediately by our waiter Fergus. He was charming and attentive and although our food was really good, it was Fergus who made our evening enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • business lunch
    notpicky
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    three separate times we were interrupted with the question - " how is your food today" - very annoying. the food was 35 minutes in arriving prompting one of our party to consider having their food packed to go. this is not great for a business lunch !
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Literally the best service I've received in Calgary, as a former server myself I was completely impressed, he was a true professional. Food was delicious and cooked expertly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ian
    IMCC
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Lighting a little low, to the point it was hard to read the menu. Greeting made you feel special. Waiter was excellent. Great sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    juwagner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food at Rush was outstanding. Our appetizer and main dishes were delicious, perfectly cooked. The highlight was definitely the "proper" red velvet cake for dessert. It was definitely the best cake I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Friday evening. Elegant ambiance, great music, excellent service and most important of all, a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    But weird server - was kind of awkward... Although he had great food and wine recommendations :) I enjoyed an absolutely delicious meal and will continue to come back. I've never been disappointed at Rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 942 reviews are from the Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room reviews archive.
  • Good food but not for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was a great atmosphere but everything on the menu is very pricy.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love, Love, Love Rush!!!
    smsm1VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food, the wine, the decor and the sevice (Thank you Fergus) is always amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Bacon
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I would highly recommend Rush to anyone. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was a 10+ , the grilled bacon my have been the best food I've ever eaten. Seafood was fresh and the steak was cooked to perfection. The red velvet cake for desert was a slice of heaven. We will defiantly be returning to Rush for more dining.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HotWheelz
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I cannot say enough about how great our experience was with Rush. I phoned ahead of time to make a birthday dinner reservation for 8 people around 7pm on the 25th of April, i have been bound to a manual wheelchair for the past few years due to an accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down & i have never had such a kind accomodating staff at any establishment let alone one of such a fine caliber. Upon learning i was in a wheelchair they offered us a private room at no extra charge to allow myself comfortable access to their wonderful buisness. The food was excellent, the service was friendly but extremely proffesional, Rush for any and every occasion. It was honestly one of the most pleseant evenings i've ever had dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was great
    DavidMichael33
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We went for our anniversary and loved the place the food was great and our server was friendly and could not have asked for more. Then he did with the free desert. We will be going back again again
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Food, Terrible Service
    Amanda
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I was at a table for 2 on a Thursday. The dining room was nearly empty and our waiter had just three or four tables, but it took 25 minutes to have our order taken and drinks served. The food was tasty but not to the standard we would expect for the price points. The $16 crab cake was mushy and bland. We each had the short rib & scallop entree ($34) with mashed potatoes and an assortment of green veg. The short rib was beautiful and tender but the scallops - while cooked perfectly - were gritty, as though they hadn't been sufficiently rinsed. Our waiter, meanwhile, was disengaged and seemed to be going through the motions. What was supposed to be a special date night felt uncomfortable and we were eager to leave at the end of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rush - it's not
    DineR2
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good food takes time, however the lunch hour for most of us is a time crunch and if it stretches out to be 2 hours by the time you get back to the office - is problematic. The food was excellent - worth waiting for - but if it could be delivered sooner would put RUSH over the top for a lunch hour destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Greg
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a really great time celebrating a birthday / finishing of school. The waiter was excellent, he suggested a really nice wine to compliment our meal, and nailed it, it was perfect. The food was great, the service was great, and the restaurant was very nice. Will be returning for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.