Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.6
3074 reviews
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Seafood
OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Located in Center City at the intersection of 15th and Sansom Streets, OCEAN PRIME Philadelphia delivers an extraordinary experience to guests. Highlighted as a new addition to Philadelphia’s expanding restaurant scene by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s the perfect choice for cocktails, a power lunch or an indulgent dinner.
The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which include lighter fare, like our signature shellfish “cobb” salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like juicy steaks and decadent desserts. A destination on its own, the OCEAN PRIME lounge offers expertly prepared cocktails like our signature cucumber gimlet or smoking berries & bubbles.
Stunning settings, a vibrant energy and truly genuine hospitality make OCEAN PRIME an ideal place.
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AB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was pleasant & professional. He really contributed to our dining experience. Food was delicious as always.

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T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. After seating, I sat there for 20 minutes and no service. I walked out.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Have never had anything but great meals, both seafood and steak on any visit to Ocean Prime!

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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Ambience was nice, waiter was attentive.

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TH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. More then friendly staff. Very accommodating. Very good food

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Ocean Prime and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had the best evening!

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DF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted immediately by friendly staff and were seated within a minute or so. I had marked that it was our anniversary in the reservation, and each member of the staff that greeted us wished us a happy one. Our dinners were incredible, and we highly recommend the crab and shrimp cocktail appetizers. Naomi was our server, and she couldn't have been more friendly or attentive. Her drink recommend for my wife was perfect. Center City offers many incredible restaurants, but Ocean Prime is at the top of our list for a return visit.

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best time my wife and I have had in a long time. It was fantastic

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here’s before, but my girl hasn’t. Since she graduated from college the day before, I chose Ocean Prime for dinner. She loved everything about it, like I knew she would. She’s definitely a fan of the crab cakes. Our steaks were a little salty, but still perfect. The jalapeño au gratin, amazing, and the carrot cake, let’s just say we ate it all. Thanks Ocean Prime.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is very mediocre . Nice ambiance . I feel the food has changed from when they first opened.

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d
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visually stunning space with photo ready cocktails and appetizers, terrific birthday or special occasion place.Steak is far superior to the chain famous steak houses who will remain nameless here

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom to Ocean Prime for Mother’s Day. This was her first experience to Ocean Prime. She was n pure delight. The friendly staff who was both professional and engaging. By the end of the evening, she was holding natural conversations with the staff near our table. As for the food, my mom can sometimes be a picky eater. She loved her meal as she made compliments about each item on her plate. I was impressed to see her plate clean... just like she demanded mine to be when I was a kid !!!

I knew I picked the right place!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, delicious food, amazing servers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was great, however, valet was a complete mess. It took over and hour to get our car. The manager was very apologetic and tried her best to make us and our infant comfortable while we waited.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day and thourghly enjoyed the total experience. Had Jerome for our waiter and he was spectacular along with his support staff. We will definitely make this a regular stop in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by Rashad Durant was awesome! Kind, responsive , and understanding is my description of the service we received. He was super nice to my 17 month old son who can be a lot to handle in a formal dining atmosphere and Rashad handled him with ease which really helped to enhance our dining experience.

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ME
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! Great night!

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JS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely enjoyable! From the service to the food to the atmosphere. We were 7 people and everyone enjoyed themselves!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome, enjoyed every minute.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OP never disappoints. My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.

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SG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much Ocean Prime for the wonderful Anniversary dinner. Food was outstanding and special surprise Anniversary touches made a memorable night for us. Our server Ramsey and staff was so attentive and kind. We will be back!

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was great until a family was seated next to us with two children on their iPads. They both had the volume up on their iPads obnoxiously loud, and staff should have asked them to turn it down/use earphones. It definitely ruined the mood.

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TR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike is #1 - makes the dining experience OUTSTANDING!!

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They put us into a smaller room in the back. Which was quite loud, but the food was outstanding. Would return. Must try the lobster mash!

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

My steak was room temperature and the truffle butter tasted like it had no truffles in it. The truffle fries we ordered had to be sent back because they were laying in a pool of grease. The service at the bar was terrible. And there was hardly anyone at the bar. I was so disappointed for my first meal in a city that is supposed to be known for their good cuisine.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great first time experience. Good food. Good service.

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U
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Worst experience ever at a high end restaurant. I'm not into trashing restaurants but my night was completely ruined by this place. 30 minutes between ordering and appetizer, crab meat cocktail, it would have been longer if I didn't flag my waiter down to ask if he forgot about us. I also asked for bread which came out without butter. The bread basket looked like it came from another table and had been picked through, we were actually afraid to eat it. 20 minutes after our appetizer our entrees came without the sides. My partner had ordered one of the menu's salads with a piece of chilean sea bass on it. What came was a piece of fish with 3 stalks of romaine under it. The manager came over and offered to take off our appetizer and the side that came after we basically finished our meal. He also offered to buy us dessert but we declined, we were so miserable that we just wanted to get out of there. Paid $120 plus tip for a horrible experience.

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waited long for drinks. Waited long for food. However, both were excellent. Our waiter did not return to ask if we would like a second drink or to inform us that our food would be arriving soon. We had to ask others for our waiter. Others were very attentive.
Maybe it was a bad night for our waiter. I will go again because the food is excellent.

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TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderous culinary experience! Service is top notch-- provided tasty recommendations, visually appealing plating, and succulent tastes all around. Highly recommend!

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always good and the service from the wait staff to management is impeccable!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre, not worth the price. Food was overly salty. Not fine dining, just over priced.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far one of the best restaurant establishments we've had the pleasure of experiencing in quite some time! From the hostess to our waiter to the chef making sure our dishes were to his perfection before being delivered to our table!! To top it all off they surprised us with champagne and cake for our 24th anniversary so exciting...we are already planning our next visit because this one was just fabulous!

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EH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the ambiance was great as well. My server was phenomenal and the only thing I gave 3 stars was value. Some of the options were extremely over priced. And I was disappointed to see a service dog in a restaurant. No one wants a dog walking by wagging his tail once you spent $70 on surf and turf with their fur flying.

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d
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion. Prices are high.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone of us enjoyed the dinner. Thanks!

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and a great atmosphere . The waiter was very knowledgable on the wine list and was very attentive to us! Thank you again!

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A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my 8 year old son's birthday dinner there. They treated him like royalty and he soaked up every minute of it. Loved that they have a "young adults" menu which was perfect for children. Food was outstanding! Thank you Ocean Prime!!

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NS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time there; a delightful surprise. Service was warm and attentive. The food was as their name, Ocean Prime, would suggest, with creative presentations of of warhorse entrees. I'm eager to return and try more of their menu.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

I was disappointed with the quality of food compared to price! With all the valet parking and all, my memory of Ocean Prime is not a good one. Basically nothing special. Just expensive for nothing. I knew the price would be high but expected some super delicious food... and I did not get that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Excellent food

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