Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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KW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food well prepared,
Staff was very knowledgeable of the menu

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, n

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent and the service was top of the line.

KB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and professional.
We had a great dinner!
Ps. Out waiter, Emanuel was spectacular!

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the seared scallops and it was pretty good I just didn't get that wow experience. We did receive really great service and our waiter regularly came back to check in on us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owen, provided the best service and made our first visit very memorable. We will definitely be back.

RW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Cold lobster tails along with a steak ordered med rare plus with a $200+ bill. I was very disappointed. I ordered the feature dish which was a Piedmontese filet from northern Italy with a lobster tail. The tail was cold so they took it back and reheated it and brought me a warm rubbery overcooked lobster tail without drawn butter and by now my steak was only warm, only thing i was impressed with was the Sushi.

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Both steaks over cooked. Crap appetizer Came out last. Place mats were stained. I prefer Mastro’s at this price point.

J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Waitress was slow returning to take order and bringing the check.

RG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this location! delicious food and great service. Great for a birthday or anniversary

B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet - Excellent and fast.
Hostess - Polite and courteous.
Waiter - attentive, gracious, respectful, courteous.
Everything was perfect, no complaints will comeback! :)

Thank you

Glenn Clay

HM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who like great food and drinks.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and we enjoyed more than first

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Valet lost our keys and had us waiting outside for 30 minutes

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow but it was valentines day weekend so it was expected. Food was phenomenal

FP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was second to none.. food was worth ever penny.. I would recommend to anyone who wants great food and excellent service.. beautiful place inside and I will definitely attend again.

r
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I have been here multiple times because I like the food and the restaurant overall. This visit was not so impressive. I had 8 o'clock reservations for 2 and I wasn't seated until 5mins after 9. The 4 young lady standing at the check-in desk seemed very dismissive when I inquired about how much longer for my wait time. I was told 5 more mins every 15mins. My food that came out was the wrong order and one order came out room temperature but we didn't send it back due to the time constraints because we didn't want to miss out or be late for our plans after dinner that we were unable to attend because of late arrival. Finally the valet misplaced my car it took them 20 mins to bring it around. The gentlemen asked me repeatedly which vehicle was my car in spite of having the valet ticket that I was given when I arrived.

TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Aside from the wait, everything was amazing

P
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food nice environment. Entrees are a bit pricey and sides are à la carte. Our only criticism was the reservation process. Our reservation was scheduled for 7:15. When we arrived, the hostess told us that there was a 25 minute wait. So really my reservation of 7:15 was actually at 7:40.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The restaurant as extremely crowded. The staff although kind were not as attentive as I expected. My husband I frequent Mastros and just decided to try something new. The appetizers were mediocre and I actually had to send back my entree because the sea bass was slightly over cooked and not seasoned. I will not be returning.

KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food, service, ambiance. I will definitely go back

ES
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening with excellent craft cocktails including special requests. Food was excellent including perfectly cleaned oysters on the half shell and a variety of appetizers. Fillet mignon was a tasty medium rare with a savory blue cheese crust. Service was top-notch and ambience was lovely. Able to have a conversation without getting drowned out by sound. Would highly recommend and go again. A bit pricey.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food was amazing! Beautiful restaurant and the environment was perfect for any type of date night. 10/10

JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Didn’t enjoy this experience at all. Server seemed to just want to up sell everything and not make a memorable experience and then questioned if I knew how a steak is prepared—it was overcooked. I won’t be returning.

f
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good experience at Ocean Prime. I ordered the crab bisque as a starter which was very good and it had a decent portion of crab meat which was placed on the bottom of the plate and the soup poured over it. The crab cakes I ordered as the entree were also excellent and it was plates over a sweet mustard sauce. The atmosphere was great and the pretty table booth where I sat added to the ambiance. Overall a good experience and good waiter. I’ll include a review on the waiters the next time I dine here to validate our good service. Our waiter Nate was very good and obviously experienced.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My experience was horrible. My husband and I both order filet mignon, I ordered mine medium well and he order his well. Mine came out medium and his came out medium well, and we had to send them back to be cooked longer. The food was just unappetizing and a waste of money like everything was rushed and undercooked.

BS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a first time experience in exquisite restaurant, it was amazing!! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed ourselves.. The food was excellent, waiter was nice & attentive, we didn't have to wait on the food long, and the vallet parking really helped.. Thanks for the wonderful dining experience!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crowded due to Valentines Day causing 15 minute delay from my reservation time. Once seated everything was prefect, the waiter was top notch.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic setting and great food

DC
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Ocean Prime several times and each time have enjoyed excellent food and service. Great spot for a date night or special occasion. Ask for William as he is an awesome waiter! Personalble and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband and I went to Ocean Prime for Valentine’s Day Dinner. We had a reservation but it still took a while to be seated. A lovely gentleman escorted us to our table and our server gave us menus but then disappeared. Approximately 10 mins later, another server came introduced herself and took our order. Needless to say, we were hungry but it took a while for our food to come. We ordered the shrimp cocktail, scallops and risotto, crab cakes, lobster Mac and cheese, and garlic mashed potatoes. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was good - nice size prawns. The crab cake and scallop entrees were cooked well but lacked seasoning. The lobster mac and cheese was tasty but light on lobster. The garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and light. All in all, the meal was ok but we were a bit surprised at the lack of service and level of execution given the restaurant’s prices. Final Thought: We should’ve made reservations down the street at Mastro’s. They’re impeccable!

DD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive
Fish was ok.
Steak and lobster was very good
Spinach was good.
service was ok
Bar tender can’t make a sex on the beach??

PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took my wife on Valentines Day. My table was ready on time and had a wonderful meal. The service was great. The only knock was that the first table where we were shown was wobbly and we had to move.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. Im a regular client. Best salmon and crab cake sandwich in DC.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

9 years married

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and my Manhattan was included in the happy hour menu!! I would definitely dine here again!!

j
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Good wine list. Some food was good, some wasn’t. The shrimp cocktail, jalapeño potatoes, lobster Mac, mushrooms were great. The lobster/corn dish was great. King crab was dry, some oysters were not good, sea bass was tasteless.

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and perfect location for business meal

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was extremely nice. I will definitely be back. Loved everything.

T
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! The staff made sure we felt welcomed and our waiter Dale made sure everything was to our liking. I will be returning

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