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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Make reservations now at your favorite Cameron Mitchell Restaurant and join us to ring in the new year in style. Enjoy the freshest chef created specials with friends and family. Cheers to 2018!!

Ocean Prime - Tampa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Good for a Date (80)
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Romantic (74)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Business Meals (57)
Good for Groups (50)
Worth the Drive (48)
Notable Wine List (45)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Hot Spot (38)
Fun (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Bar Seating (31)
Cozy (28)
Happy Hour (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Scenic View (24)
Waterfront (24)
Live Music (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
People Watching (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Healthy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great food and great service, as usual!

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·Dined 2 days ago

All went well with our visit except when we got home we saw that we received someone elses doggie bag. A bit dissappointing that our scallops and au gratin potatoes did not make it home with us.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Not very happy wiTh our experience. The soup arrived cold, with slow service. They were asked to split the bill 5 ways but didn’t do this evenly and then charged my card twice. Manager followed up today and only offered an apology but nothing substantial to rectify.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food! Attentive wait staff! Reasonably priced! Great experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

server was great at first
then seemed annoyed when asking to taste a wine .. acutally said it will b a bit .. wow.
so ordered from tje guy who brought some of our order out.
steak very small for 8oz .
then sides followed cpl minutes after
then my wine .
wanted to order dessert
never offered.

had to ask for check .
sad. 1st time quest I broujght in
totally dissapointing .

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·Dined 5 days ago

The rib eye was absolutely amazing and I’m going to argue is one of the best I’ve had anywhere. Live music and ambience was also fantastic

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is a great spot to use for special occasions. I used it for a birthday dinner. The wife loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazingly good food and drinks. We had a booth in the bar area which was noisy but that is to be expected. Knowledgeable server.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband took me to Ocean Prime for the first time to celebrate my birthday. It was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and unique and our waiter was absolutely wonderful and gave us a great introduction to the restaurant and recommendations for dinner. We were not disappointed at all. The quality of the food was fantastic. We look forward to dining here again. Well worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Loud but very good

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Seafood is always fresh and the service always great. Some of the people I was with had steak and said it was very impressive,

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Valet did a great job. Our hostess Sierra was awesome and made sure we had a great seat. Our server Jason was super knowledgeable and make our time at the table very pleasant. The food was very fresh and tasted great. My customer from the East Coast commented that he had never had blackened snapper that tasted this good. Thank you to the staff for a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful food and great service. I didn't know there's outside seating, which I'll request next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner. The four of us had a fabulous experience. Our waiter was professional, warm and helpful. We will be sure to return.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dining experience and beautiful atmosphere. Would recommend making reservations.

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

Everything was excellent with the exception of the server. He forgot to bring out a food item. Then he gave a lame excuse as to why it was not brought to the table. Then said he would bring it out and never came back with the food. I was very disappointed with the server. Other than that I was pleased with the venue and the quality of the food.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was great and the Waygu beef is a must do. Legs and claws were amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On par with the best steak houses. The food was creative enough to be not your everyday fare, and it was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Kal Harris, the general manager, is such a wonderful person!!
He is always going above and beyond to please the clients.
My husband and I, we love him and would follow him anywhere anytime 😂

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal! LOVED the service and LOVED the Tuna tartar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food. A little loud at the bar, couldn't hear the gentleman singing on the piano

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was great! I even received a call the following day thanking me and my party for stopping in and wishing me a great day.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

First time to the restaurant and on a Wednesday is was busy. Started off slow: getting a waiter to the table took 10 minutes drinks another 10minutes but once in gear the service was perfect. One entry was under cooked and corrected. So while not a perfect experience is is still a solid restaurant just have to accept the busy lively atmosphere for what it is.

They had lots of help maybe 20 wait staff? but again the restaurant was packed and it was 7:30 prime time.

We'll go back and my bet is we will get 5 star service on the next trip. I feel that way because in years of dining out 4-6 times a week this is the first restaurant to call me the next day and ask how my dining experience was! That tells me that this was an off night that was still as good or better than most other restaurants. We will try them again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food! Attentive but not too attentive service staff. Very nice dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had lobster bisque and grouper with potatoes. Both were good but not great. The bisque was a bit bland and the tiny bit of grouper seasoning was overshadowed by the strong lemon sauce. We also ordered dessert....the warm butter cake and cheesecake was the bomb!! Our server recommend the blackberry tea and he was spot on!

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Expensive but worth it. We ate on the outside terrace for the first time. Very comfortable and the service was very satisfactory. Wine list a little bit limited.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Seated immediately at our reservation time. Table was sprinkled with very cute decorations of Birthday symbols . I was asked at booking if we were celebrating anything and it was my kids' 23 and 20th. Server was knowledgeable, good suggestions when asked, attentive, friendly, and efficient. Glasses were refilled promptly, plates cleared and checked back enough so that we felt we were paid attention to but not intrusive. A great special occasion restaurant! Only negative was the entree price. Steaks have no included sides and good use a little additional seasoning. Loved everything else.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic meal shared with dear friends. A must is the jalapeño au gratin potatoes, the best ever! The only negative we’re next to a family with two small kids that we’re loud making it difficult to hear conversation. Otherwise it was a lovely evening.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time at Ocean Prime. Loved it. Food was delicious and service was superb!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Carlos, our waiter, was terrific.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not our best experience unfortunately. Normally love this restaurant, but this last visit was below par. My wife and I took her parents who had never been. The bar area normally has a pleasant pianist playing. However this night they had a guitar player who had the volume turned up so loud it felt like we were at a bar in Key West. Literally could not hear anything but the music so we moved to the main dining room. The food itself was excellent as was 5e sevice, but 2 of the 3steaks orderd were cooked wrong so we ate separately, which was disappointing.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Ocean Prime. The food, drinks, and service is always outstanding. It is also a very attractive venue.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Over all the meal was very good. The steak special was excellent and well it should be for $65.00. The happy hour appetizers were hit or miss...the quinoa chicken meatballs were over cooked and pretty awful. Service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is great and the complimentary dessert for my wife's birthday was a perfect end to our evening. The 10 layer carrot cake was delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ocean Prime went above and beyond to make sure my husbands birthday dinner was one to remember. We cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice,perfect bar, descent music.
Cool drinks and interesting food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent dinner & service!!!!

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