Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.7
1418 reviews
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Seafood
OCEAN PRIME is an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly exceptional service, OCEAN PRIME is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Our server, Amber, was outstanding !

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service. Waited 12 minutes to be greeted by server. The sparking water bottle (obviously recycled) served to us had caked on piece of food on the inside of it and had to be replaced. Glass of Prosecco was at least a day old with fee bubbles (had to be replaced). Long periods of time before server Checkin. Won’t go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came into town for my Husband’s birthday! Ocean Prime was magnificent! The service and food were top notch! Will definitely be back for more!

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CL
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service. Will recommend to others

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j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening and experience

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GA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pricey for what you get, but food was delish. Server messed up my order, but ate it anyway and it was tasty.

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Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Went to dinner after a late meeting (9 pm) on a Monday night. Restaurant was busy and noisy. We had crab cakes which were outstanding and ALL crab. Also seafood Cobb salad was very good. Seemed pricey but for DC dining enjoyed the meal.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was our Anniversary and the staff treated us great. We were sat at a private table for 2, there was never a rush, the food was amazing and the atmosphere at Ocean Prime was top notch!

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LB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent on all fronts! Delicious food, attentive staff, and pleasant ambiance. I went with two senior colleagues and we all enjoyed the experience. I had the lobster tails and they both had other fish and we all agreed our meals were delightful. The staff were very helpful and courteous. The restaurant was a reasonable volume and there was enough light we could actually read our menus. You pay dearly for this caliber of restaurant, but if you're looking for a place of the highest quality I highly recommend Ocean Prime.

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MG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent presentation - welcoming hostess. Superb food - waitstaff attentive but not intrusive. Quiet atmosphere.

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Our server Emmanuel was excellent! I would definitely recommend to a friend.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food perfect cor a romantic dinner to start the night.

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RC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband. We arrived early and was seated right away.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday there I’ll definitely be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! I got the filet mignon and it melt in my mouth. By far, the best steak I have ever eaten! We will be going back!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great reception for our anniversary and offered complimentary champagne and dessert. Could not be happier with the service or food. Than you.

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SM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The prime sushi roll was amazing. I had the grouper--yum!!--while my friend had the scallops. Equally yummy. Friendly staff, they know how to make a proper Manhattan and the popcorn at the bar is addictive. Highly recommend!

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NW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had a perfectly average experience at Ocean Prime. As a Chicagoan, I am used to good steak, and was told by the concierge at my hotel that this one was a must visit. Here are my concerns:
Wine List: leaves much to be desired. Short on development and depth, high on tannins, uninteresting finish.
Steak: tender, but completely lacking in flavor.
I did have the poached lobster and buttercake which were the highlights of the meal. Both were quite tasty!
All in all, for a $67 main course with a $19 glass of wine, completely overpriced for the quality.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spouse Birthday

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service! Great wine choices!

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F
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and our waiter, Will, was a delight to have. He wasn't too intrusive but still very friendly, always available when we needed him, and quite fun to chat with. We tried a medley of things (both seafood and steak) on the menu and were very happy overall with our selections. The meat was cooked just perfectly and the lobster was fantastic and quite sizable. The Chilean sea bass was a bit bland but was still perfectly cooked. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others for special occasions as the price is a bit steep to be a regular dining place.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! I want to personally thank my waiter Emanuel for a wonderful experience. He was very knowledgeable about the food and wine.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Took waiter 10 mins before initially coming. Forgot bread and it arrived 20 mins after being seated. Bread was over cooked. Steak was tough. Salad was good. Crab cake was good.

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great deal on wine under $99 on Sunday nights (half price). Food was great and Justin, our waiter, was very pleasant too.

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

Anniversary

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was nice, I would have liked to be checked on more often though. We did have to wait a little after our reservation time to be seated but it wasn’t much of a wait. Overall, really good

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AT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their products. We had a great time!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Made an 8:15 reservation. Was not seated until 9. No waiting room. Server never came until about 9:20. Another server was nice enough to take our wine order and appetizer order. Bread came out with food, very late. However, the food was a 9.5/ 10. NY strip steak was cooked perfectly, the steak taretare app was very good as well as all the vegetables we got on the side. Good portion size. Only bad part was we had an 8:15 reservation and didn’t leave the restaurant until after 11

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I honestly felt like the service was great but the food itself is definitely not worth the price. Everything is bland. Everything should be seasoned more honestly

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the bar and the place was buzzing on a Saturday night but not too loud.

Service excellent and good knowledge of wine to go with meal to our taste.

We shared a steak tartare starter which was delicious and flavoursome. Big enough to share.

Hubby has crab legs and said the best ever he has ate cooked to perfection and the size was big he didn’t need his sides.

I had Cajun mahi mahi cooked perfect

We loved it all!

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R
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining at this restaurant; the service was excellent! Will definitely return.

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KF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my aunt's birthday. She was thoroughly engaged in the whole dining experience. We will definitely return another time!

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular! Staff was attentive and engaging. Setting was beautiful. Highly recommend!

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A
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious every single time! One of my favorite places to dine!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was VERY slow and unattentive. We asked several times for bread and plates weren't bussed until we stacked them in the corner of the table. The waiter appeared to have little help as the runner/busser disappeared and ignored our requests. This is my 3rd lunch and the slow service seems typical.

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JB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch or dinner especially for special occasion. Had the Wedge Salad with crab and it was fantastic. Fresh and yummy.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience at Ocean Prime-Washington D.C especially it being my first. The prices were impeccable and the best service was given from Dani. I would definitely visit again.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed myself . The waiter was outstanding. Keep up the great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Star dining experience!! Excellent customer service and food was phenomenal!!!! Will definitely be back!!

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