Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

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$31 to $50
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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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SB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before seeing Hamilton. Food was delicious, service excellent, atmosphere very nice

AR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great experience at Ocean Prime. Love the Berry & Bubbles Cocktail and the waitstaff/chef are always accomodating in sizing up my favorite appetizer (Surf and Turf) to an entree size.

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

Our server was amazing. Made really good (delicious actually) recommendations. Great ambiance. Perfect place for a romantic dinner to celebrate our Anniversary.

B
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This was our 2nd and last time dining at Ocean Prime-Philadelphia. I was not aware that they had seating on the 2nd floor. We were seated in a 2nd floor conference area for dinner. The atmosphere is definitely not as good as 1st floor seating. If making a reservation be sure to specify you would like 1st floor seating.

Menu is nice. I had the crab cakes. There was more filler than crab meat. Try something else!

Service was ok. Unfortunately we were near a high traffic area and server station. Too much distracting activity and noise.

Wine list is excellent.

Overall not a positive dining experience.

FH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. What else can you want when eating out.

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

Birthday dinner

J
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth a visit excellant service and food!

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

We had the Smoking Seafood Tower for an appetizer and it was excellent; it was plentiful for 4 people. For dinner we decided on the Chilean Seabass, Scallops, Lobster tails and Blackened Snapper. Everyone was very pleased with their choice. Desserts were incredible. We had warm butter cake topped with vanilla ice cream, ten layer carrot cake, and crème brulee. The entire meal was splendid and we cannot wait to go back to experience other dishes.

EP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten here twice and its become our favorite place. The food is fresh and delicious, the calamari is the best I’ve ever had. The berries and bubbles cocktail is a real treat. Will be back again and again.

SJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent. All the staff was very friendly and professional except our waiter. He seemed like he was bothered while taking our order. It was my husband and I anniversary and I assume the restaurant offers champagne. The waiter just dropped off the champagne and walked away, did not explain why. Other staff walked by and stated. Happy Anniversary, so we assumed why we had the champagne. The waiter was busy looking off to other things while taking order and when dropping items off. He was not interested in serving us. We spent $310 with tip included. A 22% tip, that’s just how we tip. I am not sure if I would go back, there are so many steakhouses in the downtown area we can go to.

EC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food good service A little over priced but nice

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Calamari and Crab cakes I’ve had so far!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to enjoy my 50th Birthday celebration with my love one.

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a waiter named Joel that filled with genuine personality. He was attentive and his recommendations were great. The food was filled with flavor. The parking situation has nothing to do with the restaurant but a piece of advice, that part of Philly is very popular and the parking garage prices makes NYC look like nothing outrageous.

TL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The customer services was once top notch here. It is still good but its not like it once was. I would say they roll out the red carpet for you at Ocean Prime.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Lobster bisque soup was cold. Avg price per person $85 -only 2 people drinking wine.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing server

N
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the greeter, her attitude need some adjusting when greeting folks. But overall it was great!!

c
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I selected Ocean Prime in Philadelphia because we were going to see a theatre show in the area. Based on the online menu, which also included a price fix theatre specific menu, we selected this restaurant. We arrived early for our reservation and had drinks at the bar. The bartender was engaging and the truffle popcorn was amazing.
When we were seated for dinner my wife selected from the main menu and I selected from the price fix menu. My wife also ordered an appetizer of the truffle deviled eggs with caviar. We didn't realize the appetizer alone was three full eggs (6 halves) which could have been a meal in itself! Excellent!
Her twin lobster tails were decent size and my filet was done perfectly (medium rare) and and was an 8 oz filet. I found that amazing for a price fix selection.
The dessert was a butter cake which came out hot from the oven and was again surprisingly large. My wife and I split the dessert and it was certainly enough for two people.
We would absolutely return to this restaurant in the future!

MW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, we came in for a late night dinner and didn’t realize it was about 30 min before close but we weren’t rushed and the food was well prepared

JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice, the service was great, the drinks were amazing but the food was mediocre for the price. The calamari was huge pieces of the bodies, not very appetizing, the lettuce to the salad was brown and not very fresh. My lobster was almost slimy and the twice baked potato was huge and definitely not what I pictured. My girlfriend had the Salmon dish which looked amazing, she enjoyed immensely. My husband and his friend both had steaks and they said they have had better and that there was barely any crab meat on the top and the hollidaise sauce was not very good tasting. Then we had desert and it was just okay, for the amount that we paid the food should of been dynamite! Very disappointed and won’t be returning.

LM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner, our waitress Lily was fantastic!

J
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriends went and we had a really good time. Will be going back very soon!!

R
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean prime is really a great place to eat. I like how there are options to eat by the bar area giving it a vibe of a lounge then an option to feel very upscale at one of there large tables. The food is amazing

LD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our one year wedding anniversary and we were extremely happy that we decided on Ocean Prime. From the service the moment that we walked through the door to the service provided during dinner everything was phenomenal. We were surprised to see our server bring us a mini anniversary butter cake which was absolutely delicious! (if you haven’t tried it you need to) It is safe to say that our experience was beyond our expectations.

K
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean prime has great food, service, and drinks! I always enjoy eating in this restaurant!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The noise level was too high to enjoy the meal and time together.

LG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at ocean prime. We will definitely be coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as six college students for restaurant week. Our server (I forget his name) was outstanding and was extremely nice and friendly; asking us about our studies and what made us choose Ocean Prime. Highly recommend and will be returning when I can afford the restaurant after graduation and I have a full time job.

Q
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was good ! The cocktails were nice and the ambience was fantastically fun for a girls night out.

J
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant!! We where seated within 5 mins the waitress took our order within a couple mins of us sitting down food came out in no time the drinks where delicious a bit pricey but overall well worth another visit...

DR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, the food was wonderful. Very highly recommended for any occasion.

DD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my daughter here for Restaurant Week and she loved the food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even during restaurant week, this place doesn’t cease to impress! The service, food, and value is fantastic and I recommend it to anyone looking to treat themselves.

HR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I had dinner during Restaurant Week, so it was crowded. I had never been, and have to say I was a bit disappointed. The decor was flashy and upbeat, the music was upbeat and loud. I am a senior citizen and felt the vibe was definitely aimed at a younger crowd. The food and service were superb. The Restaurant Week portions were plentiful, though not as fish oriented as I expected. Overall, I'm glad I went, but wouldn't return at their usual prices - too high for what you get.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I had previously enjoyed Prime, I had yet to try Ocean Prime until this week. I regretted waiting so long. It was fantastic. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was cooked perfectly. One of my friends had the filet mignon and despite ordering it well done, it was extremely tender. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Portions were very small, but i guess that’s what you get for restaurant week. Also my food was a tad bit salty it overall it was good.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was exceptional
Food was good
Great evening overall

C
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great, but in the future I wouldn't request a sitting near the kitchen. It was a little noisy.

F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is one of our favorite restaurants....

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