Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.6
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3500 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prefect. Food was delicious and service awesome.

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was pretty good, the wait was long, but they gave out free champagne while we waited.

DM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ocean Prime is the only restaurant that we revisit every time Restaurant Week rolls around, and we are never disappointed. We went for dinner on Thursday night, and they were a bit behind on reservations that evening. I was worried since the lobby area was quite packed, but thankfully, we only ended up waiting for 10 minutes past our reservation time.

We were seated downstairs for the first time, and were happy to be placed in a semi-quiet alcove near the bar area. By divine providence, we ended up having Lily as our server again! She was just as friendly and welcoming as during our first visit.

My boyfriend and I have made the same choices each time we have been thus far. I chose the Caesar salad, teriyaki salmon with sticky rice, and carrot cake. He chose the calamari, filet mignon, and carrot cake. It's a great deal, great food and great service- there's nothing else to say!

RS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Our server was mike was absoulutely rude we were pretty much ignored the whole night until it was time to settle the bill. I ordered three appetizers for the table when I asked about one of the appetizers which I’m sure he forgot to put in the order for he was down right rude . This is a restaurant that I frequent this experience however was a deal breaker for me ; I will not return and I would not recommend !

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience was wonderful. However, the server mixed up our boxes of left-overs.

E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh tasting and very flavorful. Seating was not crowded, nice ambience-- Great for friend gathering, or date night!

CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience4

I would not suggest some go there during restaurant week.

m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic server, Ryan, who took great care of our experience. His attention to details made our experience exceptional.

SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. However lighting was too low. Like to see what Im eating.

OT
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Ambiance was ok. Mashed potatoes were not hot nut tasty. Service seemed a little shelter smelter.

OH
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Ocean Prime on my 70th birthday and it was restaurant week. I did not order from the restaurant week menu , but my husband did. His meal was quite a value at $35. I chose the red snapper ; it was delectable. The waiter was very attentive and both meals were superb. This was my second visit and I plan to visit again in the spring. We live in New Jersey so we went out of our way to dine in Philadelphia. It was a dining experience that was worth the travel time.

ZP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is absolutely terrible to anyone who looks under 25! I went with a group of friends, 5 total, we were all 21-23. We all work in the fine dining and hotel industry. We all are formally trained in Forbes hospitality, and the majority of us work in restaurants so we know how hectic it can be. But this service was completely unacceptable Our server completely dismissed us, he barely made eye contact with any of us while taking our order, seemed very distracted and uninterested in even being there, and as a result got our order wrong, and left us for over an hour doing who knows what. I had to ask for water and bread refills 4 different times from 4 different people who weren’t our server, and still didn’t get any until 44 minutes later!! OH, but the rest of the servers, server assistants, and even hosts literally all stood in the corner by the bathroom, IN CLEAR EYESIGHT of my table, literally POINTING, STARING, AND LAUGHING AT US!! We all felt super unwelcome and uncomfortable to the point where we couldn’t even have a conversation because we were being watched. The food wasn’t even that great, it lacked flavor in all aspects...if you want a good steak and exceptional service no matter what age demographic you are, go to Butcher & Singer. To conclude, I was so upset I had to alert the manager, and we left without even getting dessert. I am absolutely disgusted by the way my friends and I were treated by Ocean Prime staff, and will definitely not be returning ever again.

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very exquisite and tasteful restaurant! Servers are very attentative and professional. I love dining at this restaurant, this place will remain as one of my top fav!

TV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the city! You won’t be disappointed

YY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself as always 😉

KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during restaurant week, everything from start to finish was great. I will certainly go again!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week in January. The Caesar salad was mediocre and underdressed. The calamari was good. We all got the filet Oscar and we all thought it was very good. For desert we had lemon sorbet and chocolate, chocolate chip ice cream...both were very good. The service was great. We sat in a booth on the second level, I would highly recommend doing the same, it felt like we had some of the best seats in the house. Over all a very good experience and food.

LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great. The food was delicious. I ordered the teriyaki salmon with shitake sticky rice, ceasar salad, and carrot. The server was polite and efficient.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor and food and the service!! The waitress forgot to give is a basket of bread but quickly apologized for her mistake and gave us bread! We will returning soon with the whole family!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delightful place to enjoy our 3rd anniversary. Food was great and somehow surprised me because they’ve got Asian fusions too

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual.

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was good but our meal and drinks didn’t come out on time. I have eaten here before but I do think the food is very pricey and this wouldn’t be a regular restaurant I attend.

AA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maverick was great!! Ask for him if you can. He had a great personality and customer service.

NT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and we had an amazing time. Our waitress was really attentive and went out of her way to make the birthday boy feel special.

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During Restaurant Week, Ocean Prime was extremely busy and, therefore, the noise level was higher than usual. My colleague's steak was cooked to perfection. The salmon was delicious. In spite of the full restaurant, we were seated immediately and the service was exceptional.

AC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Two people in our party ordered filet medium well. Both steaks were brought out medium rare. One was replaced but the other girl didn’t want to say anything.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousins night out

r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were here pre-theater during restaurant week. The place was busy, but not so loud you could not talk. The service was outstanding, the pace of the meal was good, and the food was very good. The special menu was a great value and offered sufficient choices. It would have been nice to have some vegetables with the salmon entree or to be offered vegetables to add as a side. Other than this small thing, everything was wonderful.

DW
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hit the Trifecta Friday evening.....Philly Pops, Ocean Prime & Restaurant Week!! We were first timers for Restaurant Week in Philly. I thought the entrees would be smaller in portion or selections less appealing. Was I wrong! Best filet, salmon and crab. 5 layer carrot cake with a lite pineapple delicious. Don’t pass up the Bubbly & Berries cocktail..... entertainment in a martini glass! Great service by Abby& Selena. Lovely!

KC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week ($35 dinner). Great service and pretty decent portion size. Filet was slightly over cooked and cold. After some added salt the meal was enjoyable.

BS
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. I had the calamari for an appetizer, the salmon for dinner and the carrot cake for desert. Everything was very good, the server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

JJ
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Servers were very nice. Our food was very tasty and the carrot cake gets 5 stars for dessert! We will come back again.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great location, Great atmosphere, great view inside the Restaurant,it has 2 floors,Good Food & very Romantic Restaurant

DB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great.

a
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The waitress was so nice checked on us periodically not to overbearing! all the food came out in a timely manner and was delicious. I would definitely be back and we would recommend to everyone I know

AT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The whole experience was fantastic! The ambiance was a cool sexy vibe...definitely great for a date night!

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Had reservations and still had to wait 15 minutes. The waiting area was very crowded to the point people were on top of each other. Other than that, the food and service was good.

QT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive. The food was great except the broccoli was a little cold. Our overall experience was wonderful

GH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our waiter was on target all evening. Food was also a great value for the money.

a
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, food great. We had someone in our group have an allergy to seafood and are waiter was so good about letting us know it was no problem. We went Restaurant week and we were celebrating family that got married. Our waiter brought champagne to us before we all left. It was super nice of him to do that.

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