Ocean Prime - Chicago

4.8
1229 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice environment
The staff was great
The food was excellent
Our waitress was very nice and had great customer service skill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma was our waitress and she had such an upbeat and lovely spirit. Food was great and ambiance was intimate. Great date night.

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sump
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed every bit of my experience. The service was top notch yet, somehow, the cuisine was even better! Will be back for sure!

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ShamonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Great food, Great drinks. Just a all around great experience.

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vipmarkc
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding business dinner, we were seated on time on a busy Saturday night. Everyone had a different fish and all were outstanding.
Great service, beautiful room and a nice selection of wine added to our enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to bring out of town visitors here! Always a great night!

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stevel
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection and everything we had was top notch. They split our orders so we each had a lobster tail and steak + appetizers. Everything we had was outstanding as was the service.

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PerlaL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service! Looking forward to returning soon.

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LaurenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an awesome dinner at Ocean Prime. Came with my girlfriends for my birthday weekend and the food was delicious and the service was definitely top notch. Will definitely be coming back!

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KCD25
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Carmin, awesome drinks and seafood. Will visit again

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vipPeterB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Food was pretty good - but not any better than many lower end chain restaurants available at a fraction of the cost. Hard to feel great about a meal when you spent $300 and could have gotten the same (or better) at Longhorn for $70

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AnthonyC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were pleased that we were still seated after arriving 45 minutes late for our reservation on a Saturday evening. We did get a table, but in the bar area. I was a bit disappointed as there seemed to be plenty of tables available in the main dining rooms throughout our entire time there though? At the main level entrance there was a hostess stand that was not attended, only a sign directing us to the 2nd floor and a caution sign regarding the establishments "Dress Code" We went up to the 2nd floor where there were three host staff? When we were seated I looked around and couldn't determine what the dress code was? It seemed perhaps one may be required to wear jerseys, ball caps or graphic t-shirts? If there is a strict dress code here I am not sure who is enforcing it? Great people watching from the window seats. Nice atmosphere (better if you can be seated in the dining rooms) Our server was great! Only exception was that everything we ordered was "Her favorite thing on the menu" and she was very excited for us! I couldn't help but overhear her telling the exact same thing to the other tables! LOL! The surf & turf appetizer of scallops and short rib was really good but small portion on the short rib, like two bites. We ordered the bone in filet and the Berkshire Pork Chop. Neither were prepared as ordered. Pork chop was supposed to be medium rare and was actually closer to raw in the center. Not great even for Berkshire pork. The Filet was ordered the same and was served rare. We never send them back as inevitably you get the same piece of meat back now way overcooked and not properly done. It's pretty simple, if you can't cook a piece of meat by time or touch use a thermometer to temp! For a place called "Ocean Prime" in Chicago, they have no "Prime" meat on the menu? The ten layer carrot cake seemed to have been sliced up much earlier in the day as the sides were hard. Two drinks and dessert. Tabbed out just over $300. Better places for the $$$ and very nearby!

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JackP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet of Beef fork tender and cooked perfectly med rare. $52 is a bit pricy, BUT it was a great vacation meal. Desserts are delicious and large. Sides are large and shareable. Back to hamburger now!

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DeanJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter Charlie was very attentive and great personality. Exceptional service by all wait staff. Best service.

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LinaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, prices are reasonable!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was amazing!

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AmyBeth
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and our entire experience was outstanding. Darren and his team delivered the BEST service that we've had at any of the top restaurants in the city- highly recommend!

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CeeTee
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime provides everything we want in a fine dining restaurant: excellent food, fine wine, and a lovely, quiet dining room where one can enjoy good conversation with dining companions.

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Shae
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Darren was phenomenal. We went here for my husband’s 30th Birthday and they recognized that right when we sat down. Thanks for an outstanding evening.

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MaryD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, great service, great ambiance

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CassandraC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food delicious and beautifully presented, our waitress Carmín was by far the best service we’ve had during our trip to Chicago. She made our get together so much more enjoyable.

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SeanB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Cocktails were delicious and well done. All the food was good, we had both of the Tatarstan beef and poke. Both delicious. It was my wife's birthday. She requested a surf and turf not on the menu. They made it happen. Great place and beautiful views.

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LauraG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was good, the service was great and it was a room with little noice, where it was possible to have a conversation. The AC was not excessive. Overall great evening. I did not pay for the dinner, but I am sure it was really expensive (150-200 $ per person), but it was worth it.

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Fitz
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Good personable service. Good quality but the preparations did not result in a memorable experience. If I spent half as much I still wouldn’t return any time soon.

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vipWren
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service - had our original server from when they opened. This place is such a gem. Amazing views of the cityscape. Food is fantastic. Happy hour at the bar before dinner a nice treat. Definitely have the truffle deviled eggs!!
Atmosphere is Elegant but not stuffy. We will be regulars!

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KevinW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect just how I expected it to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our server Jessica was very polite and pleasant. One of the best servers ever!
Deviled eggs and calamari were ok. We had a sea bass which turned out quite firm and and a lobster tail which was rather tasteless. Camomile and mint teas were very good.

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Brandi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie was fabulous. Took care of us on our special day. Always excellent food cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend were well taken care of for our anniversary dinner such a relief that we had such a nice caring waitress. We will be back!

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CindyH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. There are almost as many people working there as diners. It was a little busy and noisy. Our waitress Brandee was outstanding and answered all our questions thoroughly. Food was exceptional. Especially the sea bass and lobster!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were most impressed by our first visit to Ocean Prime to celebrate our friends retirement! We were seated at a choice round table with a beautiful river view and were served a champagne toast:). The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and every detail to follow was perfection. Our server Carmin thoughtfully attended to our every need almost before we thought it, so we were not at all rushed through drinks and appetizers and she appeared to take entree orders at the perfect moment. The shrimp sauté, crab cakes, and scallops w short rib were all beautifully served and delicious! From steaks to sea bass, snapper and scallops w risotto, every one of us was pleased with our entrees! Having become accustomed to the need for over tipping for mediocre service in this post Covid time, it was so lovely to experience great food with wonderful ambiance and service that was perfectly on point! We will certainly return and ask for Carmin!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a good birthday dinner!

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AntoinetteW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best meals of my life. The service was awesome it was my birthday and they help make to a night to remember.

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DominiqueR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I wanted to enjoy a nice evening out for her first time in Chicago. Our experience at ocean prime was wonderful from the moment we walked in and until we finished dessert. I had the grouper who was full of flavor and my daughter had the lobster tail dinner, everything was divine and oh so delicious! We will definitely visit again when we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating our anniversary! It was great food and service. The server allowed us to take our time and not rush the evening.

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CRamon
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambience and service were outstanding. The food was good, but it could’ve used more flavor.

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JaciR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Ocean Prime. Service was incredible. The view was awesome. I would say a few of the items we ordered were a little bland, especially for the price. The lobster tails were a little over cooked.. lobster bisque had very little flavor.. the filet was cooked perfectly! The drinks were fantastic and had great presentation. Some of the best scallops we’ve ever had! If you have a chance, check this place out.

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rungeek
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmin was great, very attentive and took care of us. Special table by window with great view! Wonderful anniversary dinner.

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vipLaurie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in the city. Food, ambiance, service, view. All amazing. Great time.

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Excellent
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hosts were super welcoming. Very happy - seem to be enjoying their jobs.
The servers are friendly experienced and knowledgeable. The food is amazing. I had salmon w sticky rice - I thought it looked a little small but it did fill me up! Carrot cake and coffee for desert - really good stuff. A little higher than most restaurants but worth it for a splurge. All the other diners were well dressed and well mannered. This is a high end place and they act like it. I will def be back.

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 1229 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.