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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Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (30)good for groups (29)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Try the Duck Club
    Fred
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    If you like duck confit, you'll like the duck club sandwich.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been a few times in the last year to Rush, however, this time, our waiter Fergus, was less than appealing. He was rude and not very attentive. When I asked for a refill on my water, he said "Of Course I will!" making it seem like I was an imposition and being unreasonable, however, it had been more than 20 minutes without any water, which in my opinion is too long. I wasn't angry about it until he was rude about me asking for it. These were the types of things he did all evening. Very slow at service and very rude and condescending. We love the food and ambiance and will be back, however, will not come back if we end up with Fergus as our server again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location for Business Lunches
    Fred
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Tables are set far apart and the room is quiet enough that conversation could be shared among all at a table of eight, without talking so loud as to disrupt the tables around. Chairs are high back which helps provide the illusion of being the only table in the dining room. Food was suitable: good appetizers (especially the calamari and steak tartar); main courses were pretty typical downtown Calgary offerings.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Bass hit it out of the park
    FoodAndExperienceMatterVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The Sea Bass was amazing! The Waygu beef did not overwhelm me sad to say as I was looking forward to you. We started with the Tuna Poke and I could have ordered x2 as an entree… so good. Very great design and cool mix of vibe from the front bar and classy back restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JSA15
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our lunch was really nice and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was fantastic and the wine offerings great. The wait staff were fantastic however they were severely understaffed and it took away from the service. When you are paying over 200 for a meal for two an expectation of service is there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean Rush Prine
    BundudocVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Awesome food. The service was not the best this time. I have been there a total of 4 times now and I plan to keep coming back. I noticed though that if your not the typical "white" business family the treatment is different. I hope that the waiters/servers can show more carisma and charm with everybody. I really like this place and plan to spoil my friends and family here. Love the giant steaks as well!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Spot
    Excellent4Dining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The ambiance is very good and I like the dining room layout which gives you a certain amount of privacy, yet you are still part of a larger restaurant. The food is good and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    loveSF
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was good. Value for money and service was terrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Lanlil
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visiting from out of town and looking for someplace special. The restaurant looked beautiful, but the menu selection is limited and uninteresting. My partner ordered the tenderloin medium and it came undercooked. The sides were barely there and bland for a pretty steep price. On the plus side, the waitress was good and the parking was free. Very good wine also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a must Restaurant.
    ILuvGoodFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Remarkable! Excellent in all aspects. Our waiter was outstanding as was the food, wine and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambiance
    Audrey
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was never here before the revamp, but the food and ambiance were great! I had the salmon and it was done very well. It was not very busy at lunch, and the noise level was low, so my table could have a conversation easily. I would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suitable for speed dating!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a great lunch but without an appetizer or dessert and coffee, we were in and out in 35 minutes. I was having a busy dayat work so was grateful for the efficient service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for large groups!
    winerdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Getting reservations at a choice restaurant in Calgary can be challenging sometimes but particularly for large groups. I recently booked RUSH for a group of 7 on a Friday night but we grew to 11 with an hour to spare! Not a problem for Rush as they quickly accommodated us and put us in one of their private rooms. The food was good; steaks cooked perfectly and salad was interesting & delicious! I had the Skor cheesecake for dessert and it did not disappoint. Ample portion size and yummy! Rush was a terrific choice for our large group with a lot of options on the menu, great atmosphere, great service and location!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    BWcritic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time at Rush...great food, great service, great ambience. Braised camaleri appy was awesome, wagyu steak and duck entrees were excellent. Definitely worthy of a repeat visit!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The atmosphere is great as well as the service. The food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always great and our waiter was above and beyond wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, expensive
    LandGP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the short ribs were incredible - portion-size as well as taste. a bit on the pricey side, however. a glass of wine will pretty much cost you $20. when lunch costs $50 with tip and liquor, one has to re-evaluate the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food - Caesar Salad is not
    luvlunch
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our visit was an even Exec dinner. Restaurant perfect to able to talk openly while still feel private enough. Service was very good. Wine was great. I had sable fish and it was cooked to perfection, with good flavour pairings on the plate. Definitely 2 thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will rush back!
    Gr8Food
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food came out quickly and was succulent and delicious. The server always came by when our wine glasses were close to being empty (perfect timing), and was quick on the refill. All of the staff I encountered were very nice and helpful. Great place, great wine, and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as amazing as it sounds....
    RUSHless
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The Wagyu Steak was very good but not as amazing as everyone made it sound to be. My side order to this was a mountain of curly fries ...... No other options from where to choose from. The Hostess was the most pleasant and professional person there, our server was arrogant and grumpy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Crazy4Food
    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
    RBCangemiVIP
    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
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    • 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.
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 963 reviews are from the Rush Ocean Prime - Dining Room reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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