Ocean Prime - Chicago

4.7
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472 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
We create an extraordinary restaurant experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Our executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made from scratch dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes & tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Our well-trained bartenders handcraft exciting cocktails, including our signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries & bubbles. With our genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is the perfect destination for cocktails after work, dinner before or after the theater, business meetings, everyday celebrations.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined at ocean prime from their Beverly Hills location to their Dallas location and I can honestly say my experience at the location in Chicago was by far the most memorable. We were greeted with a wonderful welcome form the host staff and had the best dining experience because of Brandee who I would call the hospitality expert. Not pushy at all and just made us feel welcomed as if we were friends for years. The food is always spectacular but Brandee made our night and would come back just to see her. We also had a wonderful manager touch base which goes a long way when even just a check up makes me feel just how much they care. Thank you so much ocean prime team, you’ll be seeing a lot of us as we are Chicago locals.

LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened snapper was excellent and so flavorful with the corn bread base. The 10 layer carrot cake was very good and so moist.

A
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great food and service. The steak melts in your mouth and everything else was also good. We had the west coast oysters and they were perfect. Great way to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Thanks

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No "Sorry Charlie" here.
Came for anniversary dinner on Saturday night. Was greeted with a champagne toast. Nice touch. My wife ordered the Bubbles cocktail it didnt disappoint. Had the tuna tartare is was fresh and excellent. We ordered the Grouper and Red Snapper dinners thinking to try both. We loved both. Prepared well and not overcooked.
They offered a complimentary dessert but we were full, so we pasted. They comped our appetizer instead.
Charlie our waiter made the night as he fun and still professional.
Thanks for great service and a great dining experience Charlie.

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.. sushi roll was one of the best, then steaks cooked to perfection and a delicious crab cake to top it off. We even got a PB Pie to go for our anniversary. Top notch start to finish!

W
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, staff great!

TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece and I did a date night. Matthew was AMAZING!

d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had a steak salad ….the quality of the steak was poor. I cut-off gristle and fat from the slices of steak. Would go back for lunch but I would definitely not order this salad.

BS
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went to the Scottsdale location a few weeks back and it was much better. First, the waiter was far too familiar, wanting to shake each of our hands, repeatedly calling us by our first names and repeatedly interrupting our table discussions. Also, the wine list is an embarrassment for a restaurant lune this. Almost all of the cabernets were ridiculously young (2016). We settled for the Chappalet, but again, it was too young. I shouldn’t go to a fine restaurant and wished I had brought my own wine. Would not go back til they inprove on the wine list

HP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I visited Ocean Prime to celebrate my birthday with family. Initially, everyone we encountered was very pleasant and I was happy that we were given a private booth as requested. Unfortunately, after we were brought water by an assistant, our server never came to our table. We waited 30 min. and had to flag down a server. Thankfully, David came to our rescue. He apologized for what happened and took excellent care of us. He returned after our appetizers had been served and told us that the restaurant would comp them due to the mistake. That is how you treat customers who are spending their hard-earned income at your establishment. Every item was delicious and the service from David was unmatched. I will definitely return and ask for him in the future. Thank you for not ruining my birthday celebration.

LT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmospheric with wonderful views! The service was professional and at an elevated level you would expect from a better restaurant. Nice wine collection, good cocktails. Surf & Turf w additional course was only $60pp! How could you go wrong? All steaks were cooked to perfection! Def going back!

LI
Miami
70 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total perfection ! Came in for a double birthday celebration and everything was perfect. The appetizers were tasty, our steaks were done beautifully to our liking, the sides were plentiful and that 7 layer carrot cake... scrumptious! This is a must! Everything was on point and the restaurant is beautiful. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was awesome.
Service was exceptional and we enjoyed the ambiance along with the food. Had the opportunity to take our time, and not be rushed.
Menu was explained well and I enjoyed all the recommendations.
Blackened snapper was awesome along with everything else. Thank you for the birthday cake, butter cake with ice cream and fruit, delicious.

MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Brandee was amazing! Will be back.

H
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was nothing to complain about. We love this place!

n
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot. Service and food were top notch

L
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

TS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service, relaxing atmoshpere, comfortable and exquisite surroundings. Enjoyed both our time and the delicious food at Ocean Prime!

GK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The music was great. The food was above average. The service was ok. Sorry I can’t recommend. Biggest problem was the Restaurant was cold. We asked twice for them to put the heat on and it took a long time for the room to get warm which put a big damper on the evening. They also made an error on our food allergies and didn’t accommodate our table request. The dessert was good but for the price tag and all the anticipation it fell short of the mark.

SG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The server would not leave us alone to talk and enjoy our meal. She rushed us the entire evening. Then asked for our parking ticket to have our car pulled around. What if we were going to the bar after dinner? We sent back the truffle Mac, and the seafood salad was dry and tastless. Good appetizers though, and carrot cake.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour in Chicago hands down! Carmin our server was so fabulous and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!

D
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were amazing. Incredibly helpful, going above and beyond. The food was amazing. Oysters and Alaskan King Crab Legs ... BRILLIANT! We will definitely return.

t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. We started with the shrimp cocktail and crab meat cocktail, both of which were superb. I had the grouper, which was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance, and professional service.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Ambience was amazing! Food was honestly pretty mediocre.

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Put it near the top of my Chicago steakhouse list! The surf and turf was amazing.

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Beautiful ambience, wait staff is pretty good but the food is mediocre & honestly I’ve had better food at fast food restaurants.

GL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was great and the food was superb.

MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

A little disappointed with the steak, flavor and preparation was off. Large piece of gristle in the center of filet. Also was rare when we ordered medium. There are many other great steak restaurants in Chicago.

LC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a comfortable professional environment...well done

KJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service by Eric. He guided us in food selections a d was very knowledgeable. A bit pricey so not on the regular cycle.

MK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only negative about this great restaurant is the view of trump hotel across the river.

TR
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as usual!

JJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food

ML
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience at this new gem along the river. Atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy. Food was tremendous. Waitstaff and management couldn't do enough to make sure we had a great experience. I will definitely be back.

F
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business dinner for 12. Ocean Prime exceeded my expectations- outstanding on all fronts. The bone in Ribeye and Honig Cabernet were exceptional.

Y
Jackson Hole
52 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat in bar, great space! Drink we’re fine and food was fine.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carmin was really nice and had great things to say about the company. She was very attentive to our needs.

MA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Dave was great ! Food was excellent . Thank you for an impressive birthday dinner

j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service from all. Carrot cake was amazing

M
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Don’t ask the bartender to suggest a wine without looking at the price, they will pick an experience one right from the get go. Not cool!!! Should be more average suggestions or ask price range before.