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.

Ocean Prime - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (108)
Good for a Date (97)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
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Good for Birthdays (79)
Romantic (79)
Business Meals (78)
Good for Groups (58)
Notable Wine List (56)
Worth the Drive (56)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Hot Spot (44)
Fun (42)
Bar Seating (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Cozy (30)
Happy Hour (30)
Scenic View (30)
Waterfront (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Live Music (22)
Authentic (21)
People Watching (21)
Healthy (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Casual (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Sports (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

always a good meal with good service ... vibrant and elegant ... and diversified menu.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

The dining experience was superb. The atmosphere was vibrant and inspiring. Wait staff made us feel special. Recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant! Food is best in Tampa and we are never disappointed

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

OceanPrime is one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa. Food is great. Atmosphere is lively. And the staff is amazing. Top to bottom. Managers. Servers. Bar tenders (who make you feel like you are visiting their home). Just an amazing experience every time. And if you get to sit outside on a nice night, even better!!!

Highly recommend!

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent and the wait staff attentive. I would definitely go again.$$$$

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambience is wonderful. The staff is delightful. The food is ridiculously amazing. The one issue I had was that a reservation was made and even though there was one small request (a booth preferred), our party still had to wait 37 minutes after our reservation time to be sat. A nice gesture for the restaurant since you could see they were busy and there were quite a few parties waiting (not sure if all had reservations) would have been to have a server or bartender stop out in the lobby to see if anyone would like a drink whilst they wait. Usually getting a reservation means getting sat about that time - a few minutes is acceptable, but over a half hour seems excessive. Hopefully this doesn't deter too much our expectations for our next venture here.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. The prices a bit high. The service was exceptional. It is a good place of a business outing, an anniversary or other special event.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter, Derrick? forget to bring my glass of wine until I finished my dinner. Otherwise a good dinner.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Would have rated excellent in all categories, except for the screaming kids running around and disturbing everyone. They were in the Boardroom and kept going in and out running to and from the bathroom area. It was so bad that the seating section across from the Boardroom closed their curtain, however, I am sure that did not help at all.

A cancer patient who have been undergoing treatment since April 2016. First dinner date with my husband in a very special restaurant. The meal was not ruined due to the quality of the food and the superb service, but was not what I expected due to the noise and distraction from the screaming kids. No one disciplined them, not their parents, other guests in the Boardroom or management which was very disconcerting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve eaten here several times and it’s always great. From the food to the service - everything’s is top notch. Brought our out of town friends and they were wowed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

We are definitely returning for the Calamari appetizer and th Chocolate peanut butter pie!! Also, Ty, our waiter was very attentive and a pleasure to work with in coming up with a great dinner combo for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

My birthday dinner was awesome! Drew our server was sweet and attentive. Food was perfect as well.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food great service

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Great overall dining experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Another great lunch with friends. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. We had a late (1:30pm) lunch reservation so we were probably between shifts. The lunch and dinner service in the past has been generally more attentive but we enjoyed our meal and the waiter was pleasant and professional. We will go back as this is one of our favorites in the Tampa Bay area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome everything! Calamari appetizer had a great Thai chili sauce, but not too spicy. Best French Onion soup and creamed spinach side I've ever had. 16oz Ribeye was unbelievable.
Entire staff was top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Overall decent experience. I would recommend it for a special event. Expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was superb, the service impeccable and very friendly, (Jake was a Class A) and ambiance A+++, definitely will be back. Ask for the hot Carrot Cake with an Amarretto splash

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Ocean Prime Tampa is one of my favorites restaurant in Tampa Bay, the new outdoor patio is beautiful, the food as always excellent and the service is great.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Met my son and his girlfriend for a late lunch. The food was excellent and the service was exquisite. Because it was late afternoon, there was not many people there so it was very quiet. The wait staff wad very attentive and the food was presented very attractively and was delicious. All in all, it was a great lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

GREAT FOOD, SUPER SERVICE!!! Best restaurant in town!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Music, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The ambience was upscale and vibrant but the quality of food was just decent. I highly recommend for the happy hour; however, I would not recommend this place for formal dining. We are foodie and we don’t mind to fly to different cities for the great food. My husband ordered ribeyes with pepper and I ordered bone&filet with pepper as well but the steak was drowned in salt and crushed peppercorn—way too much salt and pepper. It was absolutely absurd and we couldn’t finish our meals after two bites and had to bring home for take out. Unfortunately it later went to the garbage can. We would love to go back and highly recommend to other people IF and only IF the quality of food improved.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Once again ...... you out did yourselves..... scallops, crab legs, filets & bubbles and berries martinis did not disappoint!!! Oh, and the butter cake, wow! Can’t wait to come back!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was amazing about Ocean Prime. The food, service, and total experience will definitely make me come back for a quick bite, or maybe even my next special occasion. I would definitely recommend to other people.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, amazing wine Silver Oak, Love it!

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our anniversary dining experience was awesome! Drew, our server, answered all our questions, explained certain selections, and highlighted some of the options we hadn't considered. Drew's timing was impeccable and his focus on us enhanced our special occasion. Definitely recommended for that "once a year" romantic dinner. The staff followed up the next day with a call to see how we had enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best calamari we've ever had!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent New Years Eve here. Excellent food and service! I would definitely recommend for any special occasion or business meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 1, 2018

great service. loved sitting outside. food was great too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE. The dinner and entertainment were excellent! We enjoyed sitting in the bar next to the music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything from start to finish was exquisite. Our waiter was fabulous - knowledgeable, able to suggest alternatives to preparation and ingredients to fit tastes and allergies, very attentive throughout. Ambience was excellent; busy for New Year’s Eve but not excessively loud. And the food - we had the sea bass and the grouper - everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Probably the best wine by the glass list I have ever seen. We have eaten at other Ocean Primes in various locations, but this one in Tampa was far and away the best.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE 2017 dinner was our first time here. Just my boyfriend and I looking for a an intimate high end dinner. The atmosphere was less than ideal for that. We were sat outside which was fine I guess (though they never asked our preference). View and weather was nice. However there were three large parties around us, adults and children alike were loud. Then the live music started. Seemed out of place for the occasion and location plus it only added to the noise. Food and service was fantastic but it's hard to enjoy when you have to yell at your waiter and your date.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Deviled eggs very flavorful. 3 steaks cooked to perfect temperature. Grouper was fresh and not overcooked. Peanut butter pie and carrot cake were both delicious.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Second time going to Ocean Prime and oh man! I loved it more the second time around. It was for New Year’s Eve and it was great! The service is always so welcoming ! Can’t wait to go again!

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Brian and Tyler made a great team and took excellent care of us. We had two kids to which they spoke to as adults. It made their night to be included in the conversation and treated so kindly. The food was fantastic, as always. This was a great way to spend our New Year's Eve dinner - Thank you!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always an excellent meal. Carrot cake is fabulous. Steaks and soups all excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our table was in the room facing the street. Up against the exterior door. We asked to have the AC turned up a little because we were cold. In that corner the air blows right down on the table. They did adjust the temp temporarily but it was soon cold again, and all of our dinners got cold before we could finish. Alot of money for cold food.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Kal, Carlos and all their team are sooooo great!! They treat you like royalty and the food is to die for. Please go when you can. Super super super recommend!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ocean prime is a beautiful restaurant serving wonderful food. We always considerate it for any special occasion .

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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