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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (105)
Good for Anniversaries (95)
Good for a Date (94)
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Romantic (77)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Business Meals (66)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Notable Wine List (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (52)
Worth the Drive (49)
Good for Groups (49)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Hot Spot (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Bar Seating (32)
Fun (31)
Happy Hour (28)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Cozy (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Scenic View (22)
Live Music (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
People Watching (17)
Waterfront (17)
Authentic (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Healthy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 12 hours ago

Excellent dinner & service!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and drinks were terrific. We had a great time and our server was great.
I appreciated the follow up call from the restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

I love this restaurant in Philadelphia were I live, so it made since for us to go there in Tampa. Just like at home did not disappoint

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was awesome and service was excellent will definitely be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice atmosphere with a friendly and informative staff. Me and my wife both had the filet which was cooked perfect and shared the Mac and cheese as well as the tater tots with Gouda. The best part was the carrot cake for desert. It was very rich and smooth and was a perfect ending to the night. I will definitely return here in the future!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I made an on-line reservation about 5 days in advance for my husband's birthday. We arrived early for our reservation with our teenage daughters and were told the tables were being cleared. We tried to sit in the bar but it was too crowded so we waited by the reception desk. After waiting 25 minutes after our reservation and seeing many people walking in and being immediately seated, I asked how much longer? We were then escorted to what is probably the worst table in the restaurant - near the service counter. I told the hostess the table was not satisfactory. We waited a few moments and she sat us in the next room where there were approximately 6 tables. From there on the service and meal were terrific. We had a great waiter and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I think the wait for the reservation was excessive and since we are not regulars, the table selection initially was awful. I could see the table we left was not seated again for at least another hour or more into our meal. I can not understand why we were seated there initially. There are many good restaurants to choose from in Tampa so I'm not sure how quickly I would go back to Ocean Prime.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

We sat outside on the terrace which was beautiful. We went for a birthday dinner and the staff made the dining experience very special. The food was excellent and our waiter Josh was outstanding. Definitely going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I just had dinner there Saturday evening. It was our two year anniversary and we are new to the area so I'm glad I picked this place. Awesome food, great service. Kinda pricey so make sure you are prepared for a big bill but totally worth the money. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed the whole experience largely due to the great service provided by our server, Justin.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service is consistently great - they go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience, especially for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good, but a little overpriced for the quality. Nothing special just another place to dine. We got stuck in one of the back rooms where you felt completely uncomfortable and when you left and saw others in the main dining room, you realized what a crappy seat you got for an expensive meal. The parking situation is not easy accessible.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We celebrated Birthdays

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Another great experience at Ocean Prime (OP) Tampa! We started the evening off in a cozy booth in the energetic lounge area. My wife had a custom martini, which was made perfectly, and I had a glass of wine - OP has a huge selection by the glass, white & red. The tuna tartare is the star of the show, really: the freshest tuna flown in from Hawaii daily & it makes a huge difference. The combination of flavors (silky tuna, crunchy wontons, creme fraiche, avocado) and flavors is sublime. Next, we had the hamachi crudo. Again, OP showcases the freshest fish with a unique take on mango: slices thin and pickled with some fresno chilis and seaweed salad! For entrees, my wife had the blackened snapper, which was done perfectly, and I had the wagyu filet...again, perfect. We shared the jalapeno potatoes a gratin (I recommend asking for extra jalapenos if you like it hot, as we do, otherwise, it is still excellent). We were too full for dessert, so instead, we had another round of drinks and listened to the live music!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambiance is great, drinks are amazing and food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We try to get to Ocean Prime as much as possible. This time was a business dinner with colleagues. Wonderful meal as always!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Ocean Prime was again very good. Oysters for an appetizer very fresh and tasty. Also had the crab cake which was very good. Tuna steak for the entrée was also very good. I would expect nothing less form the restaurant. Skipped dessert but lots of interesting options. Definitely will return for another meal at the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was fantastic. Server seemed to b e overwhelmed

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Nice place and very good food ,we enjoyed the night,we recommend for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Jared was phenomenal...truly exceptional example of service excellence! Thanks you!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to OP several times, and always enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great! Great! Great!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was Amazing and our server was even better

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time there - will not be the last! Stopped there to have a special anniversary dinner with my wife last Friday. From the hostess to the manager, everyone made sure the evening was a memorable night out. Our server, Brian, was a true professional - the type you only encounter in the finest establishments. He is an asset to the place and makes you feel like a valued person. Some might want to argue that an older, more stuffy eatery is the best of breed for Tampa. No more- a new king rules the dinner/bar scene in Tampa and it is Ocean Prime! Well done - A+

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Se cena delicioso !!!
Muy buenos platillos
El servicio un poco lento

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Good location, great food, nice ambiance, excellent service

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times for both business and pleasure and this was my only bad experience I can remember. The service was the worst I’ve had in any restaurant in a long time and certainly here. I had an issue with my order and was on a timed business lunch which was politely mentioned as soon as the waiter introduced himself. The correction on my dish should have taken 5 minutes or less and unfortunately my business guests were done with their lunch by the time mine was finally brought back out over 15 minutes later. Very disappointing. Not sure I will return.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Limited menu and seafood seemed overpriced but food was all good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ocean Prime is one of my favorites, regardless of the occasion. It never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a very enjoyable experience. Excellent seafood. Especially enjoyed the shrimp saute.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was great. Even got to meet Jameis Winston. It was my wife birthday and they made everything special. I love this place

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Special Birthday dinner for my spouse--and it was truly special--great in every respect, as always!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were celebrating grandma's birthday. Emilio made our experience extra-special.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed our service and food at Ocean Prime. We had delicious crab cakes and halibut as our main entrees. Dessert was a warm butter cake with vanilla been ice cream. I highly recommend Ocean Prime!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I love the Berries and bubbles drink!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our experience here truly was outstanding. Our waiter, Spears, was incredibly hospitalable. And I can’t stop dreaming about the goat cheese ravioli. Appetizer to dessert, Ocean Prime was everything I wanted it to be & more.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding as usual, both the food and the service.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Newly renovated patios really elevate the outdoor dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic service from our waiter, Adam, as well as hostess, manager and the rest of the team. Food was terrific as always.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent food and service. Every employee went out of their way to ensure that my wife and I had a fantastic anniversary dinner at Ocean Prime.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

always excellent. Great steaks, great apps, excellent wine list - and Sunday 1/2 prices bottles of wine up to $99 is a great deal! Justin, our server, always amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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