Ocean Prime - Tampa
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.
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
Everything was great, our waiter was Justin was fantastic
I was a regular to Ocean Prime. Showed up for an 8:45pm reservation this evening and they told us that they didn’t have a table. When asked what the estimated wait time was, they told us that they could not provide an estimate. Group next to us was 45min past their reservation time. Both of our groups left and went to Capital Grille who seated us immediately. I will no longer be a regular at Ocean Prime.
We went for our anniversary and love that they actually recognized the occasion- we had flower petals on our table along with complimentary glasses of champagne. Several staff members wished us well. Food was good and service was excellent! The restaurant was obviously busy but we never felt like there was a lag nor did we ever feel rushed. Definitely recommend and will go back!
wonderful server Spears, great seafood and a great sunset!
too noisy for my guests …..the server did turn down the music for us.
The food is excellent- ALWAYS
I only have one complaint and that is the smell- there is an odor that smells like a dirty dish sponge or dirty carpet and it’s overwhelming
I noticed it last time I went there and this time my sister was with me and it was te first thing she commented on when we sat down.
She pointed it out to the manager and waited.
The manager was very apologetic and promised to take care of it right away. I truly hope so because this is my favorite restaurant in Tampa by far and the smell just kills it.
Carlos was beyond excellent and the meal was quite divine! Looking forward to returning and i wont wait for a special occasion because a trip here makes a regular night special!!
Our waiter was fantastic and knew the menu like the back of his hand whether it be the ingredients listed to how the food was presented. His enthusiasm and professionalism is on par with the fine dining restaurants I’ve been to. Highly recommended establishment.
Nice atmosphere and great entree selections - yummy cocktails
Ocean Prime always great food, great service and very friendly staff. The wine list is excellent with wines at every price point. Our favorite is the Waugh Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The scallops are sweet and flavorable. We enjoy going on Sundays, lunch on weekends and special occasions and have never been disappointed
I went with my wife for our anniversary and the service and attention was fantastic!
Celebrating Anniversary and Birthday...we were seated in a back room...could have been anywhere...no ambiance at all...music was loud...table was not decorated...when we mentioned to waiter (who was amazing btw Justin) the hostess came a threw a few rose petals and confetti down on the table...and when we checked in they acknowledged the special occasions...
Food came steaks were ordered medium came rare...sent them back...two of us at our food while hot and our guests ate alone when there’s came...
However...the manager came over personally and apologized and they took both steaks from the bill...so they made it right, but overall a disappointing evening to celebrate two special occasions...
I really like Ocean Prime. The food was great and service was slow but expected and professional. I always feel like I'm paying too much for what I'm getting. Can't put my finger on it, but that's the way I feel. Still had a great time and will come back.
Always great!! Love it here :)
Spears is an amazing waiter- very personable and attentive! We are gluten-free, and found plenty of amazing options on the gluten-free menu. They even had delicious gluten-free bread! Highlights were the seafood tower, sea bass, and the corn (which was incredibly fresh, just off-the-cob). The atmosphere is fun and romantic. Steak was good, but not the best we’ve ever had. Menu items are a la cart, so it can get very expensive. Overall, it was delicious and fun, and we would definitely go again!
Red wine was served non-chilled. It was 85 degrees. Really you can by a wine refrigerator or chill those small decanters you use. UNBELIEVABLE! The Reysson Haute Medoc was acidic in a bad way. I changed to a Malbec, again served at 85 degrees.
Went to celebrate my birthday and they had birthday confetti on the table which made the experience extra special! Always a great experience there!
We love OP! The food is spectacular and the service is phenomenal!
Overall, I'd give OP a great great review. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. The outside dining area is wonderful.
The ambiance is beautiful. I went for my birthday and everything was prefect. The crab cake was Delicious. I also had the blacken snapper. It had some kind of buttery corn sauce on tip with a little kick. It was just goody goody. The Cucumber Gimlet drink was so refreshing. I normally don't like gin but the bartender made is 'just right'.
Wonderful food , service and ambiance. Beautiful view on the outdoor dining porch. Perfect afternoon
Crab cKes, lobster mashed potatoes and the rib eye were awesome
Wonderful food in a lovely setting. We were there celebrating a special occasion and it was a very enjoyable experience.
Service was great, food was prettty good. We were treated like royalty. Overall very satisfying first experience. Thanks to our server Jordan.
The staff was excellent as was the food.
As always the dinner was great. I have always had seafood here probably because of the name but this time I had a steak and it was WONDERFUL. Service was impeccable. One of the best places in Tampa to eat. Highly recommend it to anyone.
Excellent food and service
rushed from the onset
Ocean Prime was as great as I thought it would be. Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Staff was very friendly and came around to our table frequently to ask us if we needed anything and just to make sure everything was great. Very elegant dining area added to the ambiance. Very romantic atmosphere. Ocean Prime has a huge selection of premium wines. I really enjoyed my dinner at Ocean Prime and would recommend it for sure. I can’t wait to go back someday.
Excellent service and food and drinks. Wine selection was excellent.
this is a restaurant that is over the top in service , food and always setting the bar for creativeness in reaching for a number one spot in tampa, they have. the waiter josh was always going above and beyond to see that all was exceptional ,kudos to all great staff and management
I took my mother here for her birthday dinner. Her steak had to be sent back because it wasn’t well done like she asked. That was the only drawback from eating here. Everything else was good. The ambiance and happy birthday confetti on the table was a nice touch. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. This is a good place to come for a special occasion.
The main dishes and lobster bisque were excellent but the sides left something to be desired. The creamed spinach just tasted like salt and the jalapeño potatoes had zero jalapeño flavor. Our drinking glasses all reeked of fish smell and it made me lose my appetite rather quickly. I saw another table complain about the smell of the glasses as well.
We had a small birthday celebrations. The patio was amazing and our server(cutie with the reddish blonde hair). We had an absolute wonderful time. We will be back OFTEN!
As always, a great experience! Our server Tyler Vannetta was superb! Thank you
Ocean Prime is a fabulous destination for special events. It's pricey, but you will have the best service you've ever had at a restaurant. Servers are attentive and knowledgeable and their recommendations are spot on. The tables are very close together so it's not for cozy or private conversations. The food is amazing and some is locally sourced. Highly recommend for a special occasion when you have extra $$.
Loved the atmosphere and our service was awesome. That said, we went there to eat and the food was just ok. Not bad, I'm not slamming them I'm just saying, it was ok not great. Staff was great!
Everything was perfect & amazing! The best happy hour & cocktails in town!
For an upscale restaurant with very good food and service, you should not feel like your on an airplane. The tables are too close together, especially those sitting along the windows. You can’t enter your seat if another party has already been seated, unrelated parties have to move if you have to go to the washroom. OP should fix this space issue.
We had a lovely, delicious lunch. The seafood options were outstanding (I had the ahi tuna bowl) and the service was awesome. We wanted for nothing. As I emptied my glass, another came to the table before I could put it down. Would definitely go back.