Ocean Prime - Chicago

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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal, service and ambience we've had in Chicago

MP
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attention to detail, wonderful decor that was almost 1920’s Great Gatsby-esque, and beautiful views of the Chicago River and Wrigley building from their 2nd floor location in the London House building.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Darren, was amazing. All night he went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our evening. He was attentive to our needs and more than willing to explain anything on the menu to us.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

For us this is a very special occasion but the service, waiter it’s a really bad service.

L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary . Great waitress

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration was amazing!!!!!

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and inviting place to eat. Food was great and service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and very up beat. Would definitely go back and would recommend to everyone.

Brantford, Ontario

L
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was attentive, food expensive and mediocre. For a city like Chicago, with so many really good steak (and seafood) restaurants, absolutely no reason to return nor to recommend to anyone!

Bone-in filet had ZERO taste and was NOT rare as ordered. Caesar ordered with “light dressing” was drenched, and truffle fries were cold and had barely any taste at all.

What a disappointing experience for a venue in neighborhood where we live!!!

J
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend for a birthday dinner, and the service and food were outstanding!

b
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and staff was top notch! Definitely will be on my list the next time I’m in Chicago!

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great service, quality food. I would reserve for a special occasion.

B
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful experience
Carmine was absolutely perfect

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food exceeded my expectations, our server Joe was on point with his recommendations they were all really really good. The drinks were made to perfection. With all that being said I’ll most definitely be back.

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant/comfortable environment. Joe provided us with excellent service. The food/wine was reasonably priced and we were treated to a celebration dessert that was delightful.

MR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Loved the atmosphere, the staff and of course the food and drinks were nothing less than perfect! Will definitely dine here again!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

MA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance. The food was delicious. Drinks were awesome. Definitely will come back. Great meal and wonderful waiter in Cory . Place is well managed when I asked to go to the restroom
I wasn’t told take a right go this way etc. they actually walked me there and stopped what they were doing to provide that level of customer service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food did not live up to the hype. I was sick the day after. The service, however, was great.

c
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The new Ocean Prime Chicago has your favorites...Sea bass, calamari, etc. The service is still working out the kinks. Longer wait times and less attention to detail than you would experience in the Indianpolis location. Beautiful restaurant, Beautiful views.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Birthday party. It was ok. We were seated in the back. Not by windows which turned out to be ok since it was quieter and my husband uses hearing aids. We ordered sushi as an appetizer which was ok kind of bland oddly. Everyone enjoyed their fish the steak my son got was fabulous. I ordered the lobster tails but the sides were not as good as we thought they would be. Asparagus had too much spices on it. Would rather keep it plain and fresh tasting. So all in all it was ok. Service was pretty good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Joe was the best! He literally made our experience the best! Awesome drinks too!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I had called the night before to request a table for 6 by the window. I was told that they could not guarantee it, but they would try their best. When we arrived, they told us that there are no tables for 6 by the window. It is disappointing to be mislead in this fashion; clearly, if there are no tables for 6 by the window, there is no way to accommodate the request I made. We would have left, but it was late and it would be difficult to correspond with 5 others to find another place.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks at the bar from Rico were outstanding. Food and service from Heather was an 11/10. Thanks for an amazing anniversary OP Chicago! Much love from Michigan

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The food was delicious. Tuna tartare, East coast oysters to start. Sea bass cooked to perfection. Impeccable service. Beautiful dining room. Conversation friendly noise level.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences in Chicago! We started off with the calamari and shrimp saute'. Our party of 5 agreed these were some of the best appetizers we've ever had. The berries and bubbles cocktail is delicious and its presentation is extraordinary! The entire dining experience was wonderful and the service was top notch!!

s
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and location

SC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location off the water and few steps from Michigan Avenue.
The General Manager of Ocean Prime welcome us and was very personal, which we appreciated. Excellent staff
Location off the water.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly remarkable culinary experience. Every dish was outstanding. Had the Sea Bass and the other party had the Halibut. Might be the best fish I have had in a decade. Great wait staff. Kudos

M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Matthew B. was amazing. He was responsive to our requests and very professional. As we prepared to order, he offered a number of suggestions that we would not have tried otherwise. We will be returning and requesting Mathew.

AP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

MC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

it is very strange when there are other prices on the Internet than those on the menu of the restaurant.The surcharge was well over 10 %!
As a customer who reserves a table via the internet, you feel cheated.

Very bad style or gross failure of those responsible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great views. Wonderful service and outstanding food.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was an amazing spot for our 1-year wedding anniversary. We were greeted at the host stand with complimentary glasses of champagne, which was really generous and unexpected, but a wonderful touch and great start to our experience! Our server (I think her name was Carmen), was fantastic. She gave excellent recommendations and was always on top of it. We had an excellent night and cannot wait to visit Chicago again and come back!

C
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 50th. Treated to champagne and beautiful desserts. Lovely evening. Waiter Chan was wonderful.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about my experience was exceptional, from
The hostess , bartender, server ; and management!!!!!! I’ll be sure to return

LA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent top shelf restaurant! So glad you are here. Being excellence to the overall dining experience.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Creative dishes, good selections. Excellent service.

R
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal.

BW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prixe Fixe menu always good.. Lobster Bisque awesome - Salmon/Tuna Poke awesome.. wine awesome.. a bit steep on the price.. but always good.

l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience at Ocean Prime was fantastic! The meal was excellent and our waiter was exceptional. We came after the theatre on a Sunday. Their Sunday special is surf and turf and half priced bottles of wine. We had lobster bisque and a shrimp dish for appetizers; blackened snapper, and a porterhouse pork chop as main courses; and corn, brussel sprouts, creamed spinach, and whipped potatoes for sides. Key lime pie and butter cake for desserts. Everything was perfection. And we could not have had a better waiter - Darren Highsmith. He was everything you could ask for in a waiter - attentive, accommodating, with a warm and inviting personality. Lastly, many restaurants have become overly noisy. The noise level and ambiance were perfect.

Could not ask for a better experience

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