About 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.

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 Tampa an ideal place.

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.

Specials

Happy Hour at Ocean Prime

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday Surf & Turf and Wine Night

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour at Ocean Prime

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Enjoy Happy Hour weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. featuring specially priced appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in our bar and lounge. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in our lounge only. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Oct 2, 2017 - Feb 2, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Sunday Surf & Turf and Wine Night

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

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. *Bottles priced $99 and less. Excludes Tax and Tip. Not available on Holidays. All offerings subject to availability. Special valid Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Ocean Prime - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (102)
Good for a Date (91)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
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Romantic (74)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Business Meals (66)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Notable Wine List (53)
Handcrafted Cocktails (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Worth the Drive (49)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Hot Spot (41)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Fun (31)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Cozy (26)
Happy Hour (26)
Scenic View (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Live Music (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
People Watching (17)
Waterfront (17)
Authentic (15)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ocean Prime is one of our favorites. I can honestly say that we have never been disappointed with the service, food and/or ambiance. We have dined there on many occasions - birthdays, anniversary, graduations, date night and Sunday dinner and always left with good memories

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

First time there, will go back--food awesome, but the 32,000 layer carrot cake was too much for my gut--it was great--best wife ever had--but, too much to eat. Server Andrew was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great service top notch and the experience is awesome!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I don't normally take the time to submit a review of restaurants, but it had been a number of years since we dined at Ocean Prime, and the entire experience was quite good.

My wife and I decided last minute to have a special lunch for our anniversary. I made a reservation for two using OpenTable literally 45 minutes ahead of the reservation time and in the notes mentioned we were celebrating an anniversary, asking for a nice table with a view. Their terrace is being redesigned, so we sat inside. Honestly, if they didn't tell us, you would have no idea they are doing work outside...no impact.

Upon arrival and check-in the hostess wished us congratulations. 1 minute later, another staff member brought us complementary champagne. We were seated at a nice table with a few rose pedals around the centerpiece of the table for good measure.

The scene was definitely vibrant -- a lot of business lunches and decent sized groups for a Wednesday afternoon. Our server was working hard and it showed. He was managing a number of tables, but overall was very prompt and attentive.

The food was very good. Lobster bisque was a hit and was split in two portions for us. The blackened snapper was hot and done to perfection. Likewise, my wife enjoyed her dish. The lunch was topped off with a complementary desert, which we took to go.

The next day I received a call from the restaurant thanking me for dining with them as well as to ask how everything was. Really nice touch.

Service is not dead at Ocean Prime. They earned our repeat business, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch at Ocean Prime yesterday. We celebrated a birthday and they comp'd the dessert. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Only complaint was it was a little loud. but it was a busy Wednesday lunch crowd.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was very good. We celebrated my sons birthday, the table was decorated with sparklin confetti very cute and at the end they brought 2 different desserts as a gift. We were very happy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I have never had dinner here. I have seen pictures of the plated food and even seen the plated food. I've worked here for almost 5 years and this was the first time I've dined here. The pictures don't do the food justice. The taste and combinations of flavor far exceeded the presentation, and the presentation was great. I was truly surprised by each dish and would definately recommend Ocean Prime to anyone, especially if they are celebrating an anniversary. They go the extra mile. And I don't believe it is because I am employees there. It's just what they do.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. Can customize your order. Very attentive wait and support staff Good spacing of courses. If u can afford the price this is one of the best restaurants/ chains there is. Food and service consistent at other locations I have eaten at in nyc and Boston

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Dining not complete unless you start with signature Berries & Bubbles cocktail.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was outstanding. The waiter was good looked to be too busy at times. The tables are just to close together. I understand wanting to maximize the floor space but you could not move without hitting the person behind me. Made it hard to get out of my seat. It's a minor complaint and it won't keep me from coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was perfection!! Our party was a group of three. We ordered three different dishes and shared them all to get a taste of all three. Everything was cooked to perfection. Blackened Red Snapper dish was the winner at our table but the Chilean Sea Bass was a very close 2nd. Our server was Jake and he was great. He was very polite, kind, and attentive to our table. Our overall experience with the delicious food, great service and ambiance was outstanding. We will be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

One of my favorites in the Bay Area. Ocean prime is a place where imbever let down

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (México)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Los platillos no son muy variados y tradicionales. Más condimentos los haría más sabrosos

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was flawless and our waiter and assistant were the bomb! We went there for our anniversary and we were handed champagne at the door and flower pedals on our table. The food was awesome! Great place for business or intimate meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was amazing! Service was very good! Lobster mashed potatoes are a must

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great restuarant

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I took my girlfriend for her birthday . The food was amazing and the service was super nice and very helpful had an amazing night

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and Ocean Prime made it very special for us. We would definitely go back. The food was great and our server Danny was excellent!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Too much to say. All food was outstanding. Server Nathan S. was excellent...very attentive, explained food dishes.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Made reservations for our anniversary were greeted with champagne and happy anniversary right from start and rose petals on our table
Daniel was our server and he was great
The food was fantastic
It was a wonderful evening

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and staff.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a great date night with Ocean Prime! The food service and ambiance always make me smile 😍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 7, 2017

When we arrived, the hostess greeted us by name. The server, Cristy Purcell, immediately made us feel welcome. We asked her a lot of questions which she answered with accuracy . The food was excellent. The oysters were so good, we had two orders! We each had the Ahi tuna appetizer. Yum!
The martinis were generous. We would go back anytime!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Celebrated anniversary. Each of us was given a complimentary flute of nice champagne upon arrival, rose petals on the table, and complimentary shared desert.
Excellent ahi tuna entree, equally as good as I had in Hawaii last week.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was not good. Waiter was not attentive and a bit arrogant. Steak was not served hot. It was served warm, almost as it was sitting a bit before being served. Would have expected better service and overall experience. Not our first time dining here. Many other great choices in the future .

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Birthday dinner. Staff was nice. Forgot onions in some of the meals but not mentioned on the menu. We are not onion people. We had better experience in the past. Maybe not go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good meal. Was celebrating a milestone birthday for one of the guests and the staff nicely decorated the table for us. While we appreciate not being rushed, the only complaint was that I had to go to the front to ask for the check. At times the server could be too attentive to other guests and not pay sufficient attention to all of his tables - perhaps other tables felt this while he was socializing with us?

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husbands birthday. Everything was amazing

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and really good ambiance at this local hot spot make this a great place to "unwind" after a tough week at work.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

So accommodating and called us the next day to receive feedback!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

From the champagne greeting at the door ,to our last bite of creme brulee ,our anniversary dinner was spectacular. The table with rose petals , the anniversary chocolate and attentive service by Marcos were great details. Our meals, snapper and NY strip , were delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Overall an outstanding evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing service!! Our server Jordan was attentive and very hospitable. The food impeccable!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I really enjoy dining at Ocean Prime Tampa and this occasion was no exception. The steak is always delicious and great quality. The sides are amazing love the jalapeño au gratin. The waiter recommended a new wine I had never tasted and I fell in love with it. Very great ambiance and impressed the entire time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very happening place, everyone well dressed (Sat night). Food excellent, service excellent (actually maybe a touch too attentive) would like some conversation time without constanly being asked if everything is ok

Tags: Waterfront, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Delicious prepared halibut and grouper. White sangria very good. A little noisy but overall a very nice evening out

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

we love ocean prime.....service and food are very good.........seems they have added so many table in the main dining room that it is hard to get up and down from your seat and definitely feel you are right on top of the people behind you and in front of you.........

the bar is more roomy but definitely too loud for any conversation....

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went to Ocean Prime to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. We were greeted at the door and again at the Hostess stand with smiles. We had reservations and were seated upon arrival. Our server, Paige, was awesome! She was friendly and informative. We had a delicious dinner and really enjoyed our time at Ocean Prime. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Steak excellent. Lobster perfect. Wine and desert great. Carrot cake the best. Paige our server the best

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We decided to go here for my birthday dinner as we had never been here before. I was so pleasantly surprised by just how good it was. Our server, Austin, was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious and we'll definitely be going back. I had the Seabass and it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. My wife and brother in law split the snapper and filet and were very happy with their meals. We had a couple of cocktails before and during dinner. My wife had the cucumber gimlet and I don't like gin at all but that drink was delicious. I had both the whiskey clover and the prime manhattan and both were very very good. I can't wait to go back and try something different.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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