Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.7
2716 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 2716 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visit Ocean Prime's often because of the quality of the food, ambiance, and of course service... Visiting Philly's location sets the bar at a new high. Our server Michael truly made the OP experience incredible. He made every piece of the night special, going above and beyond, and over delivering on every level. I cannot say enough that Michael took a great experience and really made it something special. It was a horribly busy night around town. Everywhere was madness. Every table sat and every server running around like crazy. Yet there Michael was taking his time to explain, offer, help, and compliment. It was something else and he made the night for us. Thank you OP and Michael!

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TM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Food and service was great. We’ll be back

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L
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful first visit! We all enjoyed our meals. The waiter was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better service. The cocktails, appetizers, bread, the main course, and the desserts were fabulous!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good when it came. Our daughter had a shellfish allergy which they attended to very well. The appetizers were outstanding. My dinner arrived Ali g with the others and it was not at all what I ordered. I they brought me shrimp cocktail to “make up for it” and in the meantime my food came later then everyone else. For dessert I asked for all the fruit and sauce to be on the side but it arrived on top: we asked them to pack up an extra risotto to go and that was messed up. Good food but lots of stuff was wrong and just uncertain who’s “fault” it was. They were very accommodating of our reservation as we were stuck in traffic and late.

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WS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as it was the first time I went there. Looking forward to a return trip there. One of my favorite place. Excellent wine list and oh my have to try the cheese cake! The manager came over to greet me like family and my waiter knew what I was thinking before I told him about the food and the wine!!

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought the service was on the weak side .

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

The food was fantastic and the service was top notch. Our server was very friendly and even brought us a special anniversary dessert.

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

We have been to Ocean Prime twice in the last few months. We had wonderful meals both times. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

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PF
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and I look forward to going back. The service and food was excellent. Our waiter James was very helpful and knowledgable.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had dined at Ocean prime, we were celebrating our anniversary. The staff and service (Joel) were outstanding, the food was delicious. We enjoyed our evening, attention to detail was evident. Can’t wait to go back for another delicious meal and an enjoyable evening.

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SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that they put rose pedals on our table for our anniversary and even put a candle on our dessert to celebrate. It was a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was taking my girlfriend out for a romantic dinner just to show my appreciation to her. Ocean Prime was everything I thought it would be and more. I had high expectation for this restaurant and they exceeded my expectations. We ordered the NY strip and the Teriyaki Salmon, both were extremely delicious. I most certainly will be back with my girlfriend again and I recommend everyone try Ocean Prime out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I let them know it was our anniversary and we were greeted some everyone saying happy anniversary as well as rose petals on the table. At the end of the dinner our waiter brought us out complimentary champagne the manager offered a complementary. Drink as well. He visited our table and engaged Us in conversation I would recommend this place to anyone

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience on my birthday; server was excellent; food was excellent...

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CR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely anniversary treat! Rose petals on the table, exceptional food and drink, skilled wait staff - we will definitely come up with a reason to go back.

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GH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was amazing, appetizers, entrees and desert was fabulous! We shared the warm butter cake which was lighter than I thought it would be and very flavorful. Our waiter, Ryan was attentive but not hovering. I appreciated his service and professionalism.
The noise level was a bit loud, but there were a lot of celebrations going on. The diners and staff were extremely diverse. That was nice to see. The atmosphere was comfortable. It was an enjoyable night out.

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d
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Ocean Prime , by world-class Philadelphia standards, is good. The decor is impressive for a high-end restaurant. Service started out excellent with a very personable waiter but, toward the end of the meal, it was slow. Appetizers, especially the raw bar east coast oysters, were excellent. The entree less so. Lobster tails seemed more like prawn tails. We'd heard good reviews of the place and we'll probably be back -- but not because this first experience was overwhelming.

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bubbles & Berries are always a hit - food was delicious (Onion Soup especially) - James, our server, was attentive and made our visit enJOYable. Our go-to place when we come to town for theater.

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P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite dining establishments

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S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of my friend's first time there and they had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and delicious. If your food doesn’t taste right the first time they will always get it right the second time. Been here way to many times and will be coming back for many more. Only had to send my food back once but everyone make mistakes so I understand. Still one of my favorite restaurants in philly.

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C
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet Mignon I have ever had. Excellent dining experience. Will go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional place! Michael was fantastic and offered many outstanding recommendations. We will be back!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodations were set just as requested (upstairs table). We were pretty secluded and the waitress provide a high level of customer service.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from Hostess, bartenders and our waiter was OUTSTANDING. Food was excellent and price was just right for me and my wife's special occasion. I gave great reviews to my friends and relatives and will definetly return on our next special occasion.

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TH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was a lot disappointed with our food and service, nothing was hot all the food seemed just blah! For the prices they charge everything should have been amazing and it wasn’t! Don’t think I’ll ever go there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good time, nice restaurant and good food.

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing servers, and the owner came to chat with us as well. Timing was wonderful, it didn’t take long to get our food. My friend and I wanted to share our dishes, and the waiter offered to cut each order in half and plate them for us. It was great! We each had 1 lobster tail and half of a halibut. Both were delicious!

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P
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was my Birthday dinner. We enjoyed the food immensely. The steak came out perfect and the lobsters 🦞 were soo tasty. They even accommodated is by heating up our King Crab Legs we shared as an appetizer. They finished everything off with their butter cake decorated for my Birthday. Hands down the butter cake was one of my favorite desserts in a while. Definitely coming back and recommending.

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KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks were awesome! The tequila cocktail was just fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was nice. Food was excellent. Our server was very helpful with everything. Birthday dinner was a success. Thank you

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t
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to in Philly. The staff, food and service is second to none.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great place to enjoy with you love one's. But be mindful to bring extra change $$, it's very pricey but the food is delicious...

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p
Philadelphia
706 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service . Great theatre menu which includes many options including their lobster bisque which is fantastic as well as filet scallops excetera and comes with dessert option too!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Rose petals on the table for our anniversary when we arrived. They also gave us a complimentary dessert. Service was excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Our server Paul was excellent. Everything came out on t and me and was cooked perfectly.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tripp was an amazing server. He made our dinner so personal and fun. We can’t wait to come back!

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V
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. We were very late because of congested Center City traffic. We called and they were very understanding. Table was set with rose petals for our anniversary. Extensive wine list. The Prime Sushi Roll was a big disappointment: my wife and I thought it had an extreme fishy taste; almost inedible. We had to pile on the ginger and wasabi. Entrees were excellent: twin lobster tails and scallops(4) over a delicious risotto. Service is excellent. We received a complimentary 11-layer carrot cake ( it’s huge) and 2 full flutes of champagne- a really appreciated touch. It is pricey, but a wonderful night out. It can get loud but I thought it made this gorgeous space feel very vibrant. Valet parking is absolutely well worth it.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are upstairs, beautiful circular booths allowed us to sit side by side. Very romantic. Numerous staff were very attentive to our needs and very friendly.

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E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my great aunt to Ocean Prime because she loves seafood. Our meals were delicious and the service was speedy and pleasant. At the end of our meal, we experienced difficulties with the valet service that the restaurant was utilizing. Once the managers, Nick and Tricia, heard about our troubles, they went above and beyond to help me and my aunt. She and I are very grateful for both Nick and Tricia's kindness and assistance with the difficulties we had experienced. My aunt and I are truly appreciative of the actions they both took to improve the situation and are still surprised by the outstanding level of customer service we received. We look forward to coming back to Ocean Prime.

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