Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
Enjoyed a great meal with sides. All 3 in party loved their seafood . Had salmon, ahi and blackened snapper. Brussels sprouts also delicious. Great spot
The steak was not that good
First time experience was excellent. Perfect ambiance, not too loud, and was able to maintain conversations without being overheard or hearing other conversations from tables nearby. The wait staff were kind and knowledgeable. Offered great selections for food, the menu had so many delicious items to select from, it was overwhelming in a good way! Large wine collection to pair with meals. Overall a delicious meal and top-notch service.
I have been to Ocean Prime a few times and this visit was a tad disappointing in terms of food. The bar was a great scene. Full and Lively but the bar staff was outstanding and even people in the back row were served very quickly. Martini was great and the wine was poured very generously. Our waiter William was fantastic. Unfortunately all three of us at the table agreed that the food left something to be desired. There was really nothing that you would call great. Appetizers to dessert everything was just mediocre. I had surf and turf and while the steak was cooked as ordered, whatever was on it for reduction sauce was so strong as to completely over power the lobster tail alongside it. And everything else we ate was good, just not great and the place is definitely not cheap. I plan to try them one more time as my couple of previous visits were much better experiences and I'm hoping that this was an anomaly.
Everything was very tasty and the service was great with the only exception that my side came well after my entrée. But they were very apologetic.
Exceptional service! The sea bass was amazing and prepared prepared perfectly!
Our first anniversary at our favorite restaurant!
Took my husband there for a birthday dinner after reading reviews and searching the internet for recommendations. He ordered the surf and turf that came complete with a long strand of hair and a not so great reduction/sauce. He unfortunately waited until after we left the restaurant to tell me this. That aside, I’d say the food was mediocre for the price. I had the scallops and they were just ok. I don’t mind paying 5-star prices when the food is indeed 5 stars. In this case it was not.
Great experience and excellent food. We will definitely be back.
Excellent food and service.
We celebrated a dear friends birthday. The bubble drink was a wonderful, fun kick-off to a lovely evening. Service was exceptional and the “old school”, but yet modern vibe, reminded us of what great restaurants used to be... an event and experience to be remembered. Food, of
Course, was exceptional... but the overall experience made for a truly wonderful dining experience. We’ll look forward to a return visit!
My wife took me to Ocean Prime for my birthday. Friends recommended we try their Berries and Bubbles cocktail. So we did. My wife loved it. It was very cool to see the smoke coming off the dry ice. It tasted good to me but I didn’t taste much alcohol. I would recommend it if you like fruity cocktails or mock tails.
For starters we got the goat cheese ravioli, and the truffle deviled eggs with caviar. The ravioli was extremely flavorful. We loved that, and I would recommend it. We’d get it again. The deviled eggs were pretty good, but we’d try something else if we go back. It didn’t have as much flavor as the ravioli.
For dinner, my wife ordered the miso black cod. It was so flavorful and the fish was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend this. I ordered the lamb. I had it cooked medium, and it came out perfectly. It tasted so good. I would recommend this as well. I would only say that it’s not a ton of meat, so next time I’ll probably order a steak. But if you are in the mood for lamb, you can’t go wrong with this dish.
For sides, we just got the asparagus and Parmesan truffle fries. The asparagus was fine. Nothing special. The fries were delicious, but if we go back, we’ll try two different sides.
For dessert we shared a cinnamon roll with espresso sauce topped with butter pecan ice cream. It was amazing. We were so full that we couldn’t finish it all, but we might get that again if we go back.
So with our two cocktails, a glass of wine, and three courses each, our total bill came to about $225 before tip.
I highly recommend Ocean Prime if it is in your budget.
I made a reservation approximately two weeks prior to the dinner. Arrived on time and was the first to be seated and we were put right in front of a noisy hallway leading to the kitchen. Restaurant never pass 50% occupancy yet we were placed right in front of the kitchen. My party of four spent 500.00 to be seated in front of the serving line. I would recommend this restaurant in the future but caution others to pay attention to where the staff is placing you. Throughout the dinner loud noises and yelling were directly behind us. While the food was exceptional the seating was absolutely not worth the price.
Good gluten free options
It was wonderful; both food and service!
Sat in the bar area and service and food was great as always
Staff was great, food was delicious. They really went the extra mile to make our night special.
Absolutely divine. Every single food item was delicious - wonderful flavors. Foodies will love it. Great ambiance, excellent service. A little pricey. Best carrot cake ever. Highly recommend.
The experience was delightful and will definitely go back.
The food was really good. The atmosphere was beautiful. I had a really great birthday with my my boyfriend! Our waiter was so nice and very helpful with his suggestions because we’re so indecisive lol. So many good options to choose from. I definitely want to go back.
We had a great table. The server, Kyle, was very good. All the staff were attentive and professional. The food was outstanding. It was a super evening and we will definitely return.
We were initially inundated with three waiters who kept coming up to asked to ask whether we had questions about the menu. They were overly attentive but that’s fine. My wife ordered a glass of wine that was recommended by one of our waiters to complement her seabass. Once the order was taken, we didn’t see the waiters during our first course until one checked in with us midway through the main course. That was approximately 45 to 50 minutes since the last time a waiter checked in. She did not have wine the whole time. When the waiter checked in to ask if we wanted dessert, we asked him to ensure that we would not be charged for the wine that we never received. He said he would check on that. We never received any acknowledgment nor an apology. We were left to sit there for additional extended periods of time as we waited for the check and then ultimately were able to provide payment. The stark difference between being inundated with service staff at the beginning, (making us feel rushed,) and then seeing nobody ( when we actually did need help ) was odd and not up bto your standards. The lapse toward the second half of the meal was annoying because our two children did not want to sit and wait. They should read the table better and pay attention. Don’t tell us we have three waiters to “take care of us this evening” which equates to none.
They went above and beyond to make my boyfriend’s
The only issue we had is we reserved a table in the bar, which we did not get. Otherwise, great experience. Our waiter, Dell, was great.
Good food. Excellent waiter who was very friendly
The ambiance is excellent
The price is very high although the food quality was good.
Wonderful experience, server was great, great ambiance, delicious food.
The experience was exceptional! The food and drinks were amazing as well as the service.
Great atmosphere and service was exceptional. Our server, Owen was great and was totally comfortable splitting up tickets. Food was quite tasty as in the past. They did a nice job entertaining our group of 8.
Great service and amazing food. A wonderful place for a date night
Birthday and job promotion celebration! Romantic ambiance with over the top service. Very impressed, definitely going back for next special celebration!
Everything was great! Professional and knowledgeable staff. Ocean Prime is my new favorite restaurant
Great customer service, waitress, and most importantly greet food
Steak came out cut in half which was very disappointing...otherwise the service and ambiance was good.
Edwin made our excellent meal a memorable one by catering to our foodie needs. His exceptional service accompanied a great meal will make it our favorite DC restaurant. It was an absolutely outstanding dinner with attention to every detail and a real focus on customer experience. The food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Loved it!
The food was good but not great. I prefer Mastro’s. The waiter didn’t seem to know the menu that well.
Great place for a first date. The service and food are outstanding!
For the price, the food was not especially amazing. My ahi tuna was cooked perfectly, but flavorless.
When we arrive the hostess did not smile,she had a flat affect and with a poor eye contact.We went to our table and we waited for 10 minutes until the waiter showed up.The crap cakes and Lobster bisque were delicious.Unfortunately the waiter messed up our orders and he brought me a snapper instead of black cod and my wife’s sea bass was tasteless.The plates were dropped in our table like we were prisoners! with poor manners.
On our way out ,nobody dare to say Good evening!
We are not coming back !
I have to imagine that this restaurant would be good any day but go in on Sunday!!! Wow! My wife got the Sea bass and it was huge and Perfectly cooked! I got the item all should get on Sunday - surf n turf with salad / Filet and scallops w/Oscar topping best I’ve had in years if not ever. To make it even better we got half price wine bottle, this was fantastic!! Would recommend anyone visiting DC this is the place to go. Head Waiter- Owen, was the best and so knowledgeable about everything.