Ocean Prime - Chicago

4.8
1489 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, modern American restaurant & lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. There is a warm & vibrant energy, stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood & steaks, and genuine hospitality making Ocean Prime the ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate & indulge. Made from scratch dishes showcase simple, pure & regional flavors. Our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides & house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes & tender filet to creamy black truffle mac & cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass & decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Well-trained bartenders handcraft exciting cocktails including our signature cucumber gimlet & smoking berries & bubbles.
Located on the second level of the London Guarantee Building, on the corner of Michigan and Upper Wacker, Ocean Prime is open nightly for dinner & has

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Beth
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was a great server, and the food did not disappoint. Portions were plentiful and the flavor was amazing. We will be back!

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AmyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime is a must to visit when in the area. Food was to die for and the service was excellent

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GuyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I don't write reviews often, but felt compelled, given the prices..

I ordered the bone-in filet Oscar style, which I believe clocked in at $75 even. The cut was under-seasoned, lacked a good char (despite the menu touting 1200 degree searing), and was fairly tough, surprisingly.

Restaurants have off nights, and you can never go 100/100 on any experience. But, this was truly disappointing. I state all of this only to suggest you spend your hard-earned at Joe's, or Shaw's instead. Avoid Ocean Prime.. seems a tourist trap, sadly

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

There was a constant line or uninterested hostess up front. We bypassed and went to the bar but never did get seated for our reservation. The bartender was nice and personable and seemed to want to keep us at the bar. The Black Orchid drink was awesome but for the price of the food it was underwhelming but the views were nice.

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RandyM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks and seafood were outstanding. Colorful drinks.
Expert wait staff. Can’t miss place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best I had in a long time! Thank you!

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AlbertLi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service is super slow, made a 1.5h dinner to 2.5h just for the waiting. Even tho I have the reservation, I still waited for like 10min. Food is good tho.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner ! Food and service was very good and professional. I highly recommend it

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ZaraiZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice vibe all around! Food was delicious and filling - we ordered 2 appetizers, 1 course, and dessert! Great all around

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Christina
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place to take my friend for her birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, ambiance, really EVERYTHING!

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mathewg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spot to visit again. Professional service. Exquisite wines, and amazing menu.

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KayR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I chose to have my birthday dinner here.. Everything was amazing!! Literally everything!!

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vipShontelleM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie made my birthday supertacular! The food and drinks were wonderful too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Thank you!

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richardk
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don’t do a lot of reviews but I felt compelled to write this one. This was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and everything thing from the food I had the (bone-in filet with the Gouda tots and creamed spinach) to the service, to the little extras they included (complimentary glasses of champagne and a complimentary dessert warm butter cake). Overall it was a top notch experience and I will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime was awesome! Our waiter Darren made it a fun and special evening. The food was amazing! I had the snapper and my wife the filet. Both were delicious! We will be back again.

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BridgetteJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an enjoyable experience!! It was my birthday and the parade was also going on outside - the fireworks made it extra special.

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JuanaTheFoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most spectacular time at Ocean Prime. My partner and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary and the entire staff made sure it was the most memorable experience. They celebrated us as if we were king time best friends. The service was great. The food was great. The ambiance was great. And every single staff member was great from checking in until the second second we walked out. The chef even came out and told us “happy anniversary, love birds!” It was the icing on the cake! They celebrated us with a complimentary champagne toast and our waitress, Mary bought us dessert. I was seriously fanning out. This was not my first visit but it was for sure my best experience. Make your reservation now, and order the corn. Haha. Thanks to everyone at Ocean Prime. Hats off to you all!

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Loves the round booth with plexiglass for privacy and safety. We will be back!!

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vipJbossdubz1
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Darren was absolutely amazing. He made our experience!

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Erick
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Made for a good date night. Steak temp was right on.

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DelmarM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very impressed with the ambiance and overall service rendered. I would definitely recommend this establishment as well as be a returning patron myself. Hats off to the chef and the mixologist.

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible - would choose elsewhere for the money.

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MariaJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un bello lugar, hice una reserva por mi aniversario y nos atendieron espectacular...la comita sabrosa, la atención perfecta y el lugar bello y romantico

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NandiniB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience dining in at Ocean Prime celebrating my birthday. The server/waiter was very courteous. We also got the best table with a view by the window. Food was excellent. We believe the price for the food was little on the higher side.
Thank you.

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vipDG12
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; however, disappointed with an $8 upcharge to add Bearnaise sauce to a $59 steak. Timely and efficient service. Nice views along river.

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MARSHAC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for a celebration dinner. Great Ambience!

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IshaW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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ChristinaC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned after a previous “poor experience.”

This time everything was great! Our server Lauren was so sweet and took great care of us. Positive vibes, and great food all night. I even had a quick chat with the previous server Nicole (previous poor experience didn’t involve her.) Nicole is great as well. The servers are top tier here for sure. They literally want you to have the best experience and prioritize delivering quality service. I’ll specifically request Lauren or Nicole during my next night out. Thank you both!

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TiffJax
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service + excellent meal = one of my top 3 favorite restaurants!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and myself are visiting from Michigan, and decided to make reservations on Friday at 4:30. We're soo happy we did. Everything was perfect!!! From how we were greeted, to the hostess seating us, (awesome view) to our attentive and super cool server Jessica. (server 139) Every recommendation she gave was spot on and much appreciated. She was very knowledgeable, engaging and personable. She deserves a managerial position 😁 Our food was excellent too. We had the tomahawk steak, and it was cooked to perfection. Truffle fries, mac & cheese, drinks and dessert were excellent as well. Overall, it was an excellent experience, and we can't wait to come back 😊

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CynthiaK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time going. We really enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Staff went above and beyond to meet our requests.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and top notch service. My sister and I were greeted immediately and shown our table. Our waitress Angelina went above and beyond between taking the time to explain the menu to telling us the best places we should visit while in town that the locals love. We ended up splitting a steak and ordering asparagus with hollandaise, garlic mashed potatoes, and mushrooms. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection, flavorful and delicious. We also ordered the 10 layer carrot cake for dessert and this was the perfect ending to an already wonderful meal. We also recommend the berries and bubbles drink :)

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vipfritz
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were perfect. Great selection, attentive server and front of the house were welcoming and very sweet.

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vipLaura
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key, elegant atmosphere and great food. I had one of the best maki rolls ever!!!

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MikeBonds40k
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Eats Amazing Service Great Vibes I Love It!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was top notch, from the drinks to dessert, and everything in between. Looking forward to coming back to Chicago and back to this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food/waitress/drinks were amazing!! Will return in the future

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BrianP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for wife's birthday - food and service were excellent. Gave her a nice comped dessert with a candle, it was great!

FAQs

Ocean Prime - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 428-4344.

Ocean Prime - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 1489 OpenTable diners.

Ocean Prime - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.oceanprimegiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.