Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.8
2370 Reviews
$50 and over
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 in the Colorado Building, Ocean Prime is open nightly for dinner and features four stunning private dining rooms to host your next meeting or celebration.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2370 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnNy
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.. food, music, service.. Eli was a terrific and accommodating waiter. Recommended spot!

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BrandiG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The customer service was spot on . I order the New York strip steak and the taste on its was not good. It didn’t have any seasoning & i ordered mine medium well and it tasted burnt. I will be sticking to Ruth Chris from now on. Just wanted to try something new and for my first time. I was highly disappointed.

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NyowehZ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine was TOTAL & COMPLETE AWESOMENESS!!!

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Sandy21
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I took my husband there for Father's Day. It was my first visit. There were lots of families, doing the same thing. Food was delicious; I had the scallops with risotto and my husband ate the filet mignon, with loaded baked potatoe.
Cons- small portions and expensive prices.

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Valerie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Kitchen service was slow; side dishes (brussel sprouts, brocolli/cauliflower) were burnt and cold; steaks, lamb shops, and snapper were excellent! Overall, a GOOD experience!

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SerenaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful
My husband and I had beautiful first time

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TerryM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good experience, my guess enjoyed the food. thank you

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CYWKJWAVE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner at Ocean Prime but the service was VERY slow and we had to send my daughter's steak back due to temperature issues. It was Father's day, and I hope that was the service issue. Would go back in spite of our concerns.

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Medusa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime was a perfect place to take the family for Father's Day or any special occasion. We were seated right away and the staff was very attentive throughout our meal. The physical space is large, comfortable, and beautifully decorated.

The food was outstanding; jumbo shrimp bigger than my husband's thumb, perfectly cooked scallops, and the list goes on and on. We were shocked that the place wasn't more crowded but I suspect that will change as the word gets out.

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vipGreg
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent

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LaTashaI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Did not like where the hostess seated us. We requested to move to another table. It took to long to get our drinks, appetizers, and meal.

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vipSLWilliams
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Typically, we have exceptional service but this time we were disappointed. We brought a friend who had never been. No steak knife until we asked, bread wasn’t warm, had to send salad back to correct the cheese selection and confusion with the functionality of the new payment device. We realize our favorite server (Emanuel Cade) is no longer with Ocean Prime but for sure, he set the gold standard for service. Please take our feedback into consideration and we are affirming a much better service experience in the future.

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vipDelicious
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional dining experience at OceanPrime. Our meal was extraordinary and - as always - Jax, our server, was perfection. Bravo and thank you!

Del and Chris

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Keesh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! The service was amazing, all of the staff were on it with drinks and orders. The food was perfect. I had the Chilean sea bass and asparagus and both were cooked to perfection. My boyfriend had the filet mignon and shrimp scampi and that was delicious as well. For dessert I had the creme brûlée and it was by far the best I’ve ever had. I will definitely be back.

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KevinP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A little pricey, but I’ll go back.

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DwayneR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raven the waitress was amazing. Everything was great.

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vipLarryG
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent dinner, spoiled by inconsistent service. Long delay to get cocktails, bus staff dropped dirty knife on booth seat, but never cleaned it up. Menus left on the table. Food was terrific; management was responsive to requests when server was not available.

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vipMels041
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The host originally sat us by the kitchen, smelled like a dumpster with rotting seafood. Fishy and smelly. Food was ok at best, every dish tasted like it was microwaved and not made fresh. Sushi and seafood ordered didn’t smell fresh, being from Florida we know what seafood should taste and smell like. People were dressed in flip flops for dinner at 8:30pm and the overall crowd was not as expected due to the restaurant description. Not impressed. Wine was not the year stated in the wine menu, was off by 2 years and the waiter didn’t mention it until we noticed it. Again, not sure if this is typical but it was gross.

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KeishaW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location, and service! I will definitely return.

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vipAlwaysgreat
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last week, my friend and I indulged our taste in fine dining with a great dinner at Ocean Prime. The ambiance is an intimate, understated elegance. Our waitress pointed out that we last visited in August ’19. You also couldn’t ask for better service. Our meal was delicious! We began with the Dynamite Roll appetizer: sushi-style tempura shrimp, served with spicy mayonnaise. Jan had two lobster tails for her entrée. These were big guys. They came with asparagus and drawn butter. I had Chilean sea bass. It was a tender 8 oz fillet, served on a bed of whipped potatoes & veggies in a champagne truffle sauce. We completed our repast with a warm butter cake dessert. The cake was served with berries & rich vanilla ice cream in a raspberry sauce. I heartily recommend Ocean Prime.

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LakiaY
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks celebrated my 29th birthday here and I want to go back I recommend the crab cakes 💣

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed the food, service and environment. I was unhappy with the of lack of customer service and unprofessionalism displayed by the manager with I attempted to use my gift cards. The manager needs hospitality training, which should include diversity training.

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my first anniversary and it was an amazing experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!! Service and food were excellent! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and fast service
Knowledgeable staff and astute

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KarenR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleased to walk in and get seated I truly loved our waiter her name is Ravon Samone she was EXCELLENT

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Kierra
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night experience: our first time at Ocean Prime and it was amazing! The service was outstanding, our waitress was Rebecca. She answered all of our questions and made some excellent recommendations. The food was very good, we had dragon sushi, filet mignon steak, garlic mashed potatoes, lobster Mac, and broccoli/cauliflower. The drinks were yummy and looked pretty.Oh and we had the butter cake for dessert with a glass of champaign to celebrate our anniversary. Overall a great experience and can't wait to go back!

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ToddA
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful lunch and great service

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vipRonL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since our first visit in September 2020,
we have wanted to return. This restaurant has it all, great, unique food,
excellent service and wonderful ambiance.
Also, as a bonus, Monday night is 1/2 price on bottles of wine and the wine list very complete. Doesn't get any better than that.
Highly recommend.

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AveC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food with excellent ambiance. Not too overpriced!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, food, and wine! Great spot for a date.

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MiaF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service - the calamari app and the Black Orchid drink are amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! The drinks, the lamb chops especially and the birthday dessert was my favorite.

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HenryB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for dinner for our 35th Anniversary! The service and food was Amazing! Thank you for making our day extra special!

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vipCarmenT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our food and the ambiance of the restaurant. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING!!!

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LMV08
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food, and the ambiance are top notch. Can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really appreciated the service, they took great care of the kids so we could enjoy our dinner as well. Food lovely too.

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FaheemN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Place. I Will Be Back In 2 Weeks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was my husband and my 4th wedding Anniversary, we ordered the “specials”, Kansas City steak and African Lobster at the recommendation of the waiter. The steak was undercooked, tough and flavorless. The lobster was dry, tough and flavorless. We did enjoy the lobster bisque and butter cake. Unfulfilled by our steak and lobster meal we ended up going to Longhorn Steak for a better meal. Waiter was very attentive and apologetic but never bought the manager to the table to address our complaint. Paid our bill and left.

JB
JordanB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and environment. Our server, Kyle, was very attentive and knowledgeable.

FAQs

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-0313.

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. is rated 4.8 stars by 2370 OpenTable diners.

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. 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.

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