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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.
Tampa, FL 33607
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ocean Prime features live music in our piano bar! The music begins at 7:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Valet parking available during dinner hours. There is also self-parking available in front of the restaurant.
This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
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
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
Everything was excellent, from our bubbly berries cocktail to the dinner. Our waiter Cole was awesome and portions were huge, we had to have some food boxed!
The only reason why I didn't give an overall rating 5 stars is because we waited about 40 minutes to get our table. I understand that it was a busy Saturday night, but from this restaurant I expect the best service, and guests should not wait 40 mins for a table (although we enjoyed our cocktails and were able to easily find two seats at the bar).
All in all it was great and my friend who was visiting from Europe was estatic!
Food was awesome, as always. I gave the service a lower rate because we had reservations for 7:30 pm and ended up waiting almost an hour later to be seated. That has never happen at Ocean Prime before, but they looked busy. Although no one came to give us an update the waiter at the bar did go check for us and management probably knew the next day about the delay because I received a call to check on our experience. They were very nice to say they were leaving a note on our record to make it up to us in the next visit.
Needs updating : coolers of wine in display : really??? And shutters : with all the high tech stuff this was more than disappointing. My silly house looks better than what you guys have for ambience.
That's why I feel the value is not worth the price......That's not romance it's plain : tacky
Value: you're a bit high: $2-$5 a meal: sides: really: $$15/$17, maybe $9-$11.
Spend some money on upgrade not on 2 coolers of WINE
My favorite restaurant in the Tampa Sarasota area. Have visited in other cities and have had same level of excellent food and service but the facility was not necessarily as high class. Only negative is noise level but then again I’m not under 40 just Love great food and service.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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+
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.
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