Ocean Prime - Chicago

4.8
1118 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1118 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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TyishaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the food was amazing! Would definitely visit again

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RudyK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited ocean prime for the first time and the place is nice and the service is well. We are definitely recommending it.

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vipA7CC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated, upscale restaurant. We had the tuna and scallop entrees which were superb. The table service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for quality. Staff was very good, attractive space.

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MarieLou
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Didn't care for the service and ambiance. The food was overpriced and not spectacular for the price. I didn't feel special. And you will have to pay a fee for Covid. The only restaurant that did it, while in Chicago and yet nobody was wearing a mask. Weird and annoy to pay extra on top of expensive menu

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vipTammaraW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time here with amazing cocktails and excellent food.

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything. The food, service, and atmosphere. It was my first time there and I'll be returning on my next trip.

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Recommended
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been a while since we were last her, but the service and food were still outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing and our server was fabulous!

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Michael
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited Ocean Prime several times before, both in my home area of Orlando and this Chicago location, I was not disappointed. As a person who appreciates attention to detail, quality, and loves fresh seafood, Ocean Prime has quickly become my new favorite restaurant for special occasions, as some other dining choices have disappeared in recent years. Our table was in the "Wrigley 2" room, as we noticed from a designation on a security/temperature panel on the wall. This was the main corner room of the restaurant at Michigan Avenue and Wacker, with a spectacular view of the river, the Wrigley Building, and Tribune Tower. I highly recommend requesting it, as it provides a very iconic view of Chicago. Our server was well-spoken, knew his job well, and was extremely helpful and personable. Our food, as always, was spectacular, from the starting sourdough and pretzel breads, all the way through to our post-meal drinks and dessert. I highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. It is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Ten years ago I couldn't have listed Ocean Prime as a restaurant I was even aware of, and it very well may not have existed at that point. But in recent years it has quickly become one of my very top-of-mind choices for a high end meal and experience.

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Harriet
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley, our waiter, was fantastic. We appreciated having a visit to our table from the Manager as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Carmin (our waitress) was great, very knowledgeable and kind, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience except for one too loud patron, but overall, an excellent experience. Darren was an exceptional and friendly server.

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WittW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our server Darren was amazing and made my wife’s special day an amazing event. Great recommendations and all the food was delicious.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The problem with large high end chain restaurants is that the prices are high but the quality is uneven. Blackened snapper was cold. 1/2 was dry and 1/2 was undercooked. Service was slow but the food came out quickly. $17 for a Manhattan is a lot. It needs to be special. It wasn’t.

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Mrsboot
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and a perfect location to spend our anniversary.

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Lisa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Side dishes was not a favorite but we loved everything else. Fries and Mac and cheese thumbs down

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Jamcelee
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While you are deciding what to have for dinner, I recommend that you start your evening with a "Bubbles and Berries" drink. What fun and delicious! Excellent wait staff and wonderful food add to your experience. Enjoy!

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PatG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food and it’s pretty. A win, win, win.

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Christa
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The overall experience was good, loved the location. The food was good but could have been better. The desert was too sweet. Our waitress was super nice, kudos Yaya

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vipRosaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was such a delight and very attentive to our day of celebration that we were there for. Have been to your restaurant many times and you never fail to satisfy our very need.

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vip2picky
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandie was an excellent server. Steaks were done to perfection. Really enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looove Ocean Prime! You can tell the staff and management culture is something they take seriously. Great ambiance in the heart of the city, delicious apps & steaks. “Wow” cocktails with the Belvedere Berries & Bubbles! Maureen made sure everything was going well for us. Overall a perfect dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. A+ experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The place was nicely decorated, the food was good, and the service was excellent!

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Steve
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and fantastic service. Great location and very hip location with fantastic views. Worthy, if pricey, cuisine

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Betty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime was a great place for us to celebrate our last evening in Chicago with a delicious meal and excellent service by the wait staff. I had the best lamb chops, prepared superbly. My husband enjoyed the lobster. We both enjoyed our evening in a re;axed atmosphere with delicious food and drink. Even the dessert of butter cake with berries topped it off. When we visit Chicago in the future we will surely make plans to dine. We felt very welcomed.

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LennyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Ocean Prime for our 46th anniversary. Our Anniversary restaurant choice has 2 guidelines: 1) it must be a place we've never been to before and 2) it must be romantic.
Ocean Prime exceeded every expectation that we had! The location is wonderful, right at the corner of Michigan and Wacker Drive. The view from their windows overlooks both the Mag Mile and the Riverwalk. Spectacular!
Our waiter, Ron, took care of us like we were celebrities. Our drinks were superb and the meal was spectacular. After 46 years of romantic dinners for our anniversary, this one stands out as one of the best! Go here.... she deserves it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! My wife got some sushi and I got the bone in filet. We got a couple sides and there is plenty to share. Jessica our waitress was great and recommended a a great tiki bar after that was also a good time! The Picante and Aviation the bartender made were sooo good! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipSeejay
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was slow after ordering even though my party was the first to arrive for the day. The server multi tasked and my overall experience was indifferent.

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Bria
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Our server was phenomenal and the food was sublime.

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vipNish626
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Andrew was amazing he made the experience so worth it and I cant wait to go back! The view was amazing, the food was great and the service was excellent! I will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and the best food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

food was not very tasty but the atmosphere and environment was welcoming. Also, one of their waiters turned around and bumped their waiting trays into my head causing pain to my upper right temple for days. 🙄 It was my first time here and me or my guests won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! Excellent food and service!!

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 1118 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.