About Ocean Prime - Tampa

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OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Named “Best Outdoor Scene” by Tampa Bay Metro and “Best Seafood Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Creative Loafing, OCEAN PRIME Tampa is an extraordinary dining experience. Located in the International Plaza shopping center, the restaurant is a short drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and George Steinbrenner Field.

2205 N. West Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our Lounge: Open Daily

Cross Street:
Boy Scout

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 490-5288

Website:
http://www.oceanprimetampa.com/

Entertainment:
Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 7:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available during dinner hours. There is also self-parking available in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.

Executive Chef:
Adam Polisei

Private Party Facilities:
Ocean Prime features four stunning private dinning rooms for our guests to enjoy; accommodating groups up to 50 guests. We also offer audio visual services & several different banquet menus that you may choose from & tailor to perfectly fit your event.

Private Party Contact:
Jo Truett: (813) 490-5288

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us in our lounge for Happy Hour, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Enjoy selected specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world class wines.
Special Sunday menu featuring an 8 oz filet with your choice of “Surf” for $55 per person plus selected half priced bottles of wine from our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

Ocean Prime - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (134)
Good for a Date (112)
Good for Anniversaries (107)
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Romantic (101)
Business Meals (98)
Good for Birthdays (88)
Worth the Drive (64)
Good for Groups (62)
Handcrafted Cocktails (62)
Notable Wine List (57)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Vibrant Bar Scene (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Hot Spot (48)
Fun (44)
Scenic View (43)
Bar Seating (43)
Happy Hour (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Live Music (30)
Cozy (28)
Waterfront (28)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
People Watching (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Casual (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 14 hours ago

My husband took me here for my birthday and it was perfect! I got all dressed up in a really nice dress and wondered if I would feel overdressed, and I didn't at all. There was live music, and it was bustling on a Tuesday night. We're from Chicago, and finding fine dining in Florida had been a challenge. Top notch food, service, and ambiance! Loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was a birthday dinner, and the service was wonderful, and they really helped to make it a special occasion.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and finally did and I was so disappointed. I ordered the king crab legs which are $67. They are supposed to be garnished with asparagus but that did not come with them. My "hot" butter was brought out 15 minutes ahead but the warmer flame was never lit so the butter was solidified by the time the crab legs came. The crab legs had almost no flavor. It seemed as if they were boiled in plain water. I order crab legs often at restaurants and these were absolutely disappointing. I didn't even eat them. The server also seemed to be too busy to be able to give us good service. I sat with no water until we left. He also gave us the wrong bill, which didn't match the credit card receipt, so I wasn't able to tell if our bill was correct. We waited for about 10 minutes for him to come back so I could get the correct bill but we got tired of waiting and just left. For the $230 we spent on dinner for two (only one drink total and no dessert; no appetizers, one salad), this was a major disappointment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server seemed to have too many tables to adequately pay attention to each. After finishing the final course, we sat with dirty plates in front of us for at least 10 minutes. Any time we ordered cocktails, it took exceptionally long for them to be delivered. The server did not discuss any specials Ocean Prime was offering the night we were there and instead just asked us if we were ready to order, so we did. I brought my parents there for their first time for a birthday and they (as well as I) were incredibly disappointed with the service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

It was amazing for my birthday. Waitress was amazing.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, it was a good experience, but a bit pricey for the quality of service and quality of food. Dinner for two, with a bottle of wine was over $200.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating our anniversary. When we arrived at our table it has rose petals and two glasses of champaign waiting for us. The wait staff was excellent. It was a perfect evening for my wife and I.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

I had the ribeye steak, probably the best steak I ever had very flavorful not dry.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

As always this restaurant is 5 star. Food, service (Thank you Justin!!!) and ambiance is outstanding.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

I loved everything about the restaurant. The service , food and atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Barbara service was phenomenal. Food was great as well.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

service was excellent at the table. The front desk can use training on enthusiasm and proper greeting. you expect that from a good restaurant like ocean prime and it does not cost any money.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Justin and his team was great

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·Dined 4 days ago

Ocean Prime is always enjoyable, Staff is friendly and helpful. There signature drinks are awesome. Food was good, but could have been warmer. Fillet was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Consistently one of the best steaks in Tampa/St Pete area. Servers are always very polished and engaging.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Great service and table. Pricey but worth it. Impressive wine list.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Sat outdoors on the patio. Beautiful evening great meal and service

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service
Food was delicious and presentation was spectacular!!
Sat outside 1 weather was beautiful

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was the first time we sat outside and all thru our dinner we smelled cigarette. We weren’t told that smoking was allowed. We are not smokers. Other than that we had a good night. We will not do dinner outdoors again there and it’s a shame because it was a good night weather wise.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 6 days ago

The dining and atmosphere is always great. The service was outstanding. It was a very nice meal and evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food very good! Service very good as well.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good but the noise was quite distracting. We were seated outside hoping for a quiet evening and found ourselves right under a music speaker. The dinner didn't disappoint but there was no need for the music outside. We will go again and would recommend but would not suggest for a "quiet" celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Loud; much to loud!!! Could not understand servers words.

Food presentation & quality above average!

Paige our server was attentive, efficient & effective.

Appreciated the response to my special requests.

Probably will not return!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal with a great friend talking business!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Made a reservation over a month in advance, after waiting to be seated for a half hour past our reserved time, we left unfortunatley.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Wine list was great, food came out perfect. I loved the attentive service our server provided even though it was a busy night.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Real treat for Valentines Day. Great food, great service and honored reservation right on time. Perfect night.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Glad they got us in for Valentine’s Day and the experience and service was great!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

It was wonderful. Thank you Ocean Prime!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

we really like Ocean Prime, the only thing is it is very loud! The service is wonderful, food is beautiful. Enjoyed our Valentine's day there, always our favoritte for special occasions.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

First time things were not perfect. Steak was under cooked. However, if it’s sent back all other food gets cold and then I’m out of sequence with other table diners. Just had to eat it as it came.
I’d still go back but stress to please cook as I requested.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food! Drew waited on us and he had every detail of our meal taken care. Excellent service paired with great food! Don’t forget to have the Butter Cake!!!! Out of this world!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

What a disappointment. Valentine's Day reservation, and we were seated out on the lawn at a card table! Never told this would be where we would be sitting. Service was slow, "Pepper" was overwhelmed with 5 tables at once, food was marginal (not Ocean Prime expectation) and there were several open tables where we "thought" we were to be seated near the bar in the outdoor covered area. We enjoy eating out regularly, are retired professionals, and were so disappointed with Ocean Prime in Tampa. The valet parking was the highlight of our experience. Went on the Ocean Prime website to make a comment, but could not find anyplace to directly contact OP. They must not care about what patrons think. I cannot recommend this restaurant, and I think my wife and I will go elsewhere next year.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

The server was not able or unwilling to provide the appropriate experience to warrant the $170.00 price for dinner. However, the service to other patrons seemed very appropriate. Generally this establishment is far superior with first class service. Either a bad on Valentine's Day or they are beginning to have concerning service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was just ok
It was Valentine’s Day
Would of been nice to give ladies a rose

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was delicious, and our server Jake was AMAZING!!! Jake was very knowledgeable on the menu, offered suggestions, and made our dining experience enjoyable. It was our first visit and won’t be our last. We will definitely request Jake on our next visit!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The overall dining at ocean prime is always good. We had another great experience. the wait time was a little longer than usual but it was the day before valentines day so that is to be expected.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was salty beyond normal tastes. Crispy foods were soggy. Prices are excessive for items received compared to other restaurants in Tampa area.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

we stayed at Marriot Westshore and didn't want to drive. So we walk down to the International Plaza. Ocean Prime was the first restaurant we saw. It has good reviews and availability.
They have fresh seafood and good steak. Very impressed with the service and quality of food.
will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This was our first visit and while OP had a pleasant atmosphere, we were extremely dissapointed with the taste of the food. The starch in the bisque was very overpowering and with very little flavor, it left a lot to be desired. The salmon had a very tart/sour taste and was quite unappetizing. Especially with so many restaurants willing to do a better job vying for our business, we will definitely not be returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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