Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.6
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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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4.6
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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great time

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Where to begin. This place was not worth the price we paid. First trying to get a drink at the bar was impossible. A large group had cleared out before my boyfriend and I sat down while waiting for our table to be ready. A couple that sat down next to us at the same time were asked TWICE if they wanted a drink before we were asked. Then the guy proceeded to not even make the drink after we placed the order! By this time the bar wasn’t even busy so I don’t know why he couldn’t just make the drink.

The lady that walked us to our table and our server Jeremy were the only pleasant part of our experience. The food was slow to come out and was not worth the wait. Calamari was over cooked and hard and my crab cakes had more filling then crab meat. My boyfriend’s fish lacked seasoning and was mediocre at best.

For a restaurant that cost as much as ocean prime does I expect overall better service and food. There are tons of other places to go in the city with better food for a better price. I will not be returning.

SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lively atmosphere on this Saturday night. Enjoyed the food and the service was good!

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Prices are totally reasonable for the quality of food and experience overall.

F
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, modern interior with a lively ambiance. Food was fantastic although the sides were smaller portions. We ordered 4 sides for 5 people and it was just enough. Well paced experience and would certainly return.

OT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious from the oysters, missed the mignonette sauce though, salad was fresh, I had the teriyaki salmon with sticky rice so good. Also tried a piece of spicy tuna roll that was good too. The Berries and Bubbles drink was amazing to drink and look at. Expensive though but great quality.

CP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cant say enough about the food. The recommendations from our server were spot on. Everything was delicious.
I do feel the tables were too close to each other though. Wish there was more distance between them so guests sitting next to you on either side werent so much in your face and conversation.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary, Michael was great 5star service

R
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valet parking needs more space and more drivers. It isn't cheap.
I gad to ask if they had a coat check as this service was not automatically offered. My party had a very nice table.
Our server Naheem was attentive and personable. Service and food were as I would expect from this caliber of restaurant. The restaurant was full snd was quite noisy ( this is a comment and not a criticism).
We had an enjoyable experience and will definitely return

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner

LM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Came here for my boyfriend’s birthday and overall the food was just okay and completely overpriced for the portions and quality. Spent almost $200 on a lackluster meal for two, with one person getting a single glass of wine, two apps, a sushi roll/salad and salmon. The only saving grace was our waitress and the calamari. Completely outrageous and will not be back.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oysters could have been better

CD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We went for our Anniversary so we received a complimentary dessert and glass of champagne.

JW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Nice resturant! But food quality and portion were a disgrace!

n
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Ocean Prime during a getaway to the city. It’s one of our favorite restaurants. The service was excellent and the food was amazing as always.

Thanks for a great dining experience!

l
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good time at Ocean prime

LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there, and it was my son first time there and he really enjoy it

B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant!! Service outstanding! Will highly recommend and will definitely be coming back.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was nothing short of amazing! My boyfriend and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary here. The service was immaculate, our server Maverick helped us with all of our needs he was extremely knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We had the surf & turf as an appetizer, crab cakes, lobster Mac n cheese, and mixed veggies. Finished off with their butter cake! 10/10 would recommend to all of our friends and family. We will definitely be coming back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Parking is a problem.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience! Our server, Naim, was incredible! He was super attentive to us and made sure we had the best experience! Everything he recommended off the menu was delicious!! The food was way above our expectations! We will be returning again soon!!

D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were so exited for our return trip to Ocean Prime. In addition to Valentine’s Day, it was our anniversary. Last year’s experience was a 5 in all categories. We ordered the exact same meal as last year. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. I got the surf and turf. Last year I savored the unique flavor of each layer. This year all I tasted was salt! No distinction between potatoes, spinach, filet and lobster. My wife got the Valentines special of Sea Bass with Champagne sauce. What made that dish so special was the sauce. This year something happened. The sauce was not the same. Turned a magical dish into a so, so dish. We assumed that the chef got heavy handed with the truffle oil. Also, the gnocchi was over cooked and mushy. Staff was awesome. Front of the house was spot on. Had rose petals on the table. We were wished a Happy Anniversary and received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. We are apprehensive to try again. For a $200 plus meal, you should be able to expect consistency.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is incredible. The steak melts in your mouth.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service.

H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as tasty as other fine dining restaurants that I have been to in Philadelphia. Was not as flavorful as I expected at all.

F
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My food was good. My husband ordered his steak medium and it was well well done.. he hates taking back food.. but I was disappointed . $67 steak should be cooked to perfection.. our waiter was the best tho.

CZ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We were running about 45 minutes late on Valentine's day due to traffic. O called to let them know. OP was very kind and assured us that when we arrived we would have a table. Upon arrival, we were seated almost immediately.

FK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Joel Barrazza is the best. Funny, attentive, just great overall. We only book here on special occasions, but the food and drinks are always amazing from the crab cakes to the 24oz steak you can't go wrong.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was perfect! Highly recommend you visit this place!!!

SB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grouper so fresh you think you’re in FL!!! Save room for the Carrot Cake.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pre Valentines dinner... amazing and friendly staff.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s service was exceptional!

l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip our waiter was very attentive. The food was very satisfying thank you

K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable Service! High Quality Food! Great Ambience

BF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I felt the portions were not less then what I expected, for the money that was charge. The service was very professorial. The servers taken care were very good at there position.

ER
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing valet was a little rude. He came off rude to me after he misplaced my keys I had to leave the restarting to look for them he had them the entire time. He apologized however his manner and tone wasnt too friendly. But overall an amazing experience my server was the absolute best .

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We saw the waiter once and we asked for Brussels sprouts never got them so we waited for him to ask if everything was ok and he never came back except to bring the check when my husband had a gift card plus cash he took it and never brought change as we waited we finally saw him we asked for our change he said oh you wanted that” we Asked for the Brussels sprouts with the meal by the way it wasn’t in passing. We left and were very annoyed. The bar staff was great. The wait staff needs to be reminded of who they are serving this isn’t a quick service restaurant my husband and I were given this gift card as a gift and it was a lot of money when anyone is dining out at a nice restaurant like that they expect some respect and service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews