Ocean Prime - Philadelphia

4.7
2520 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 2520 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Caesar salad was something

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were so fortunate to have Jeremy. We will definitely ask for him when we visit again!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I took my boyfriend to Ocean Prime for his birthday and we had an amazing time. I was running about 5-10 minutes late for my 7pm reservation and when I called there was no issue and we were welcomed and seated right away when we arrived. We had one of the larger booths, which seemed awkward at first but turned out fine. The food, while pricey, was excellent and enough variety to have something for everyone to enjoy. The service was top notch as well. I'll definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and so was the service!!! We went out for a date night and everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The seafood tower was amazing see the below picture

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Little confused about the dress code- two signs indicating policy on the doors yet we witnessed other diners wearing gym and beach attire being seated in the restaurant. Have to be honest, I felt as if I could have been dining at Olive Garden with the lack of enforcement. I appreciate that the dress code indicates a certain level of atmosphere, quality and price. While the food and service did not disappoint, I would be remiss to not point out my policy confusion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My mother was opbessed with this one waiter. He absolutley made her birthday by feeding her cake to her. He wasn't even our server. Excellent customer service and personality. He should be rewarded somehow. I uploaded picture for your viewing

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

There are better options at this price point. Felt like the waiter was doing us a favor by serving us. Have been here a few times-- Don't feel the need to return.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Everything was wonderful, The food was amazing, the service was wonderful even when I made my reservations everything went as I plan

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Waiters were very nice!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Everything was perfect! I expected the food to be good, and it was. I was actually most impressed with the staff. What’s more, our waiter Nick was on point. Knew the specials and menu down to the spice used. He actually made it a really great experience. He recommended things in an enthusiastic manner, and although he was very attentive. He was never intrusive. We had a wonderful time!!!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The service was great and the atmosphere was very very nice. However the Kansas City Strip was not very good for the price. Very tough for a $60 steak honestly not much better than what you would get at Longhorn or Outback. I will probably try again due to the ambiance and service.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Everything was great!

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Service was very good. However, we were not pleased with the food. Dishes were drowning in salt, dressing, creams and glazes. Asparagus was pencil thin and overcooked. The bacon on the salad had a strange taste to it. I had the surf and turf and was very disappointed that the lobster tail portion of the meal was 1/2 of a lobster tail and the size of a shrimp.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

If you order the truffle mac and cheese you won't be disappointed! It is wonderful. Surf and Turf special my friend liked, Sea Bass was good,

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Beautiful 30th Birthday Dinner

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Wonderful service and amazing food! Definitely partake in the Berries and Bubbles

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I dined here with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday. Our waiter was nothing short of spectacular. He was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and friendly. The food was exceptional. We definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

First Class all the way - some of the best fine dining food in town, meat AND seafood and lots of excellent side dishes, superior service with nattily attired staff (wish I could say the same for the patrons! there is a sign at the door suggesting coated attire, alas it is highly disrespected, I rarely see men there in coats much less a tie), truly exceptional wine list, attention to customer preferences (they give us our favorite table everytime we ask), beautiful warm decor, interesting glass pieces, soft lighting. It has become our favorite "fine dining" experience in Philadelphia. The only complaint we have is the music (if I could call it that). The most recent visit it alternated between a disco beat and soft rock/country western(?). It definitely does not fit the otherwise fine dining experience. As we ended up being some of the last patrons of the evening the manager did turn it down but explained he could do nothing about changing what was playing ("corporate-controlled").

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Loved Ocean Prime . Food & service are excellent!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

AMAZING. Must go. It was well worth the price. They really made my husband’s birthday special. Best waiter ever!! Thank you, Steven, for always being one step ahead and for making everything perfect for us even when something wasn’t right you made it right. The food wash’s outstanding as the service.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Birthday celebration!! The ambiance and service was excellent but the food left a lot to be desired. Kinda disappointing. Party of 4 and we all had the surf and turf. All the steaks could’ve been seasoned better or marinated for a few hours. Shrimp scampi was only 2 shrimp and no pasta. That was very disappointing. I would’ve just got the crab cake which was very good by the way. The calamari was delicious. Truffle Mac and cheese tasted a little funny. It was just something about the sauce. Cauliflower dish was very salty. Overall rating 3.5 out of 5.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

THE DINING ROOM MANAGER, JOHN WITMER, WAS OUTSTANDING!
HE RECOMMENDED A FABULOUS FRENCH RED WINE FOR THE TABLE.
ONE PERSON IN THE PARTY WANTED SCALLOPS, THE RESTAURANT HAD A LARGE PARTY THAT ORDERED ALL THE SCALLOPS. JOHN PHONED A SISTER RESTAURANT IN THE AREA AND HAD SCALLOPS SENT OVER FOR US. WHILE WE WAITED, HE SENT OVER 2 APPETIZERS AT NO CHARGE.

SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND WE FELT CATERED WELL TO OUR NEEDS.

WOULD DEFINITELY COME BACK.

IF I HAD A RESTAURANT, I WOULD HIRE JOHN AWAY FROM YOU.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food was stellar as always. I usually have excellent service as well. However, on this occasion the server could have been more attentive. My cocktail was incorrect and was sent back and the I received what I ordered. We were told the bread was coming out soon and did not receive until I mentioned it when our entrees arrived. I noted in the reservation that it was my husband's birthday and even though we ordered dessert there was no candle - even though we seen this at other nearby tables.

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Had to send steaks back 2x. Staff were great and attentive but food and alcohol were significantly overpriced. Despite reservations we were seating in a dark low-ceiling side room.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Overall great,food,service friendly people and lovely set up 😍😍😍😍

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing time. And our waiter was the nicest guy ever. We plan on going back again real soon.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Service was fantastic, food was excellent, was seated in a nice private booth, all in all a great experience.

Table of 7 was obnoxiously loud for a majority of our time there, manager had to ask them to be quiet and table next to us also complained about them.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Took my love to Ocean Prime for his birthday and he loved it. The food, the service and the atmosphere was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food was AMAZING!!!! Our server, STEVEN, was even better! Such a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We experienced excellent customer service from the host all away to our waiter Joel. The food and drinks was outstanding. This is not my 1st time taking clients to ocean prime.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The lamb was great!!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing ambiance, we shared a few things- our favs were the scallops & short rib, deviled eggs and the whiskey clover is a must outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

OMG! What a wonderful dining experience. Ocean Prime was fantastic. The food was outstanding. The drinks were tasty! The service was impeccable! We will definitely be back to visit again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I love Ocean Prime, but they forgot my side dish to my entree. I mean, for the price you pay, it's nice to have the entire meal, haha. Still not going to rate things poorly here, but it would have been nice to have my side dish.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Not worth the money. The food was just ok. Steak was pungent.($47) Salmon special was just average. ($54). And they charged us $5 for bearnaise sauce. Even the kids dishes were under seasoned and plain. If I'm going to pay $250 for a meal it better be spectacular. This was not.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My wife's birthday could not have gone better.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service and the small details made a difference but the food was very okay as far as taste and for the price.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing experience all the time

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We had a delightful evening celebrating our anniversary! Ocean Prime went out of their way to make it a special night, from rose petals on the table to champagne. I can’t rave enough about our server Peter, the cocktails (elderflower elyx and cucumber gimlet were amazing), and the tuna tartare. Great night overall.

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