Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.6
2633 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday- Saturday 4:00PM- 10:00PM
Sunday 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Lounge 4:00 PM - Close
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Phone number
(215) 563-0163
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jennifer Grosskruger
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sansom
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Parking details
Ocean Prime offers valet service($21)
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Public transit
Ocean Prime Philadelphia is located just two blocks from both Patco and Septa stations.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2633 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Restaurant to attend ,great food and nice for a romantic dinner and much more. Check them out.

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t
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent I had fillet mignon and it would’ve melted in your mouth my husband had the king crab legs and they were excellent

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience overall I didn’t like the fact that the waiter reached over my food in order to pour my water other than that it was a great experience and I definitely will go back again I think it’s cheaper to buy a bottle instead of trading wines back-and-forth I learned that this weekend due to my wife and it was a great experience. -Husband

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & drinks were amazing! The service was even better. It was an amazing experience & worth the ride into the city just for dinner

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n
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The server were the best. I had two females that attended to our table a one time giving us that immediate attention you need when going to a new restaurant. Both ladies were well aware of the food and drink selections. Overall great night out. Thanks

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PB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the ambiance are wonderful .The service is great and the GM is fantastic .She always comes bye your table to make sure everything is ok .I personally feel the food is very good and they are always prepared when you get to the restaurant.
I surely would recommend this restaurant to family and friends .
Patrick Beach

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome atmosphere
Friendly staff
Great happy hour menu

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice Business Location, for a Dinner. Very tasty Food and a nice staff.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great birthday/anniversary outing and a wonderful experience. Arrived on time for our reservation and was seated within 2-3 minutes. The food was excellent and the server should be used as a model for customer service, self awareness and attention to the customer and being very knowledgeable of the menu....

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DC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Paul was knowledgable and sincere. Helped make the dinner most enjoyable. Tyler the manager was superb! Truly the best dining experience we had during our 4 day visit to Philly!

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SD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime is worth a visit if you truly enjoy fine dining. The ambiance is beautiful, the service is impeccable and the food is fabulous. I have had the pleasure of dining here on several occasions....looking forward to my next visit!

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p
Philadelphia
693 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another phenomenal meal post matinee theatre st Academy of Music. Only 3 clicks away and opens now at 4PM. Three course meal with great selections. Lobster bisque is fantastic and has huge chunks of meat. The group enjoyed their filets snd order of sea scallops! Dessert great too. Wonderful service!

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Adult birthday

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A
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fabulous time. Service was great. Food was great.

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L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time dining there and there was 3 hostess at the front and none greeted us. Finally made our way to our table to find rose petals on the table which was really cute. Our server was awesome and food was delicious! After our meal we had complimentary carrot cake that had happy anniversary on it and that was spectacular! We definitely would return. I would think because of the upscale dining, hostess needs to be a little more friendly or just at least greet their guest right away.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was exquisite, our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful in making decisions since I am gluten free. We had a wonderful time.

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OT
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding waiter and food

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man this was my first time here I took my fiance here for her birthday. She loved it. I loved. Food was awesome. Waiter was great and polite. Since it was our first time here during restaurant week he kind of guided us to make us feel like ocean prime was a great choice. Amazing food. Tasted great. Compliments to the chef

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AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 9th anniversary here. The food was amazing. The lighting was romantic. The restaurant was very elegant overall. This is a great place for special occasions. Would definitely go again.

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GE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Shown in the picture is teriyaki salmon with sticky rice and it was absolutely amazing!

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CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For any occasion, expect to receive great food, great ambiance, great service

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DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was perfect. My sister and I have been here before, and love coming back. This was a first time for our nephew and his girl. We all enjoyed ourselves so very much. We will definitely be back.

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prior to eating here Del Frisco's and Butcher & Singer were my favorite steak place.
Ocean Prime is now my favorite. The steak was cooked perfectly. Service was excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The experience was fine...except upon our entry we did not have the warmest welcoming. Initially, the hostess could not “find” out reservation and states that it could be because I use my married name. I am not married and booked under my only name lol. But she finds it. No problem. Then partner politely asked if the hostess knew where the restroom was located and she replied a simple “yes.” And continues to attend to hostess duties. After a few moments of awkward silence, as myself and my partner await an additional response, another hostess us who observed the awkward transaction, points us in the direction of the restrooms. Upon our return, we observe a party of guests (White race, we are Black) who ask for the restroom and the same hostess who ignored us not only tells them where the bathroom is located but EXCITEDLY escorts them to the restroom. While I do not want to make race a factor, the interaction did not feel good and I cannot think of any other reason why we seemed to be treated differently in an upscale restaurant as I used to serve myself and know the business. Other than that the calamari was delicious and our server was great.

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s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

went to Ocean Prime because it was recommended by a friend. we went during restaurant week and it was busy. my waiter was less than friendly- obviously not happy that we went during restaurant week. food was good- service not s much. made us feel like 3rd class. very disappointed

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant the staff was amazing the food was delicious and the ambience was perfect I would recommend Ocean Prime to everyone

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KJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to several downtown restaurants and this is the first time I felt let down. Even though it was restaurant week and we ate off the special menu, we didn’t get $90.00 worth of food. The portions of food were incredibly tiny, we were charged for our soda and also charged $7.00 for Fiji water. My husband asked for a medium cook for his Filet Mignon and it came out well done. My teriyaki salmon was so salty I could barely eat it. Also the room was so loud with everyone talking that we could not understand one word our server was saying. However the dessert was excellent, even though it was also tiny. The carrot cake was awesome and the lemon sorbet was very refreshing. That being said, I still would not recommend this place.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was really good but we could not get over the noise level. It was so loud my party of 4, we were in a booth and we couldn't hear each other talk. I'm not sure because of the rising first floor noise or the music but at one point, I was trying to read my friend's lips. That could be a deal breaker for next time.

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NG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alls we can say is that Ocean Prime was awesome. The food was terrific. Waiter were on point and friendly. Everything was wonderful. Will go again.

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JF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for restaurant week with a friend. The meal was delicious. I had not one complaint.

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DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the Philadelphia location! I loved the baked potato although I wish that the cheese was melted inside. The lemon sorbet was delicious and the ambiance was business or business casual.

Overall experience rating: 8.5/10

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L
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here so many time. Never ever a disappointment!!! Good for all occasions because all their food are delicious!

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on Monday night for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was absolutely breath taking. We felt so special. From the decor to the food and most importantly the service everything was absolutely amazing and my boyfriend loved it! We would most deffinately be returning and telling all of our friends and family!

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the filet mignon which was very tender and flavorful.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Is By far my favorite date night

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My order was not what I wanted. Food was nasty. Boight out wrong food to wrong people. Was a little attempt to correct things but came with an attitude. Family was overall dissatisfied with service and food. Definitely did not tip waiter. Place was recommended to be better then that but failed to show I. Horrible time

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YC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was subperb, the entees were fabulous. This my first time at the restaurant and I will definitely return.

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HF
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our dinners. The filet mignon was delicious! Our server, Leah was terrific. She was knowledgable and checked on us often to make sure we had everything we needed. The carrot cake was the perfect ending to our wonderful meal.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We dined during Philadelphia Restaurant wk. One hostess was completely unwelcoming, rude and argumentive. I gave 2 stars because our server was accommodating but we could feel the rush, my reservation was for 10pm. Some of our dishes came out cold and the filet mignon was completely dried out at Medium well. The atmosphere was attractive and the booth was comfy. I probably wouldn’t rush to dine there any time soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

It was very nice. My fiancé and I sat at the bar to wait for our table to be be prepared. The bartenders were attentive and on point. When seated the waitress was ready to take our orders, the food came out fast and hot! Overall very nice evening

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