Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

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$31 to $50
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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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RC
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond to make my boyfriend’s

MR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

b
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Excellent waiter who was very friendly
The ambiance is excellent
The price is very high although the food quality was good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was exceptional! The food and drinks were amazing as well as the service.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. A wonderful place for a date night

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and job promotion celebration! Romantic ambiance with over the top service. Very impressed, definitely going back for next special celebration!

SV
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Professional and knowledgeable staff. Ocean Prime is my new favorite restaurant

J
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, waitress, and most importantly greet food

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Steak came out cut in half which was very disappointing...otherwise the service and ambiance was good.

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

S
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but not great. I prefer Mastro’s. The waiter didn’t seem to know the menu that well.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a first date. The service and food are outstanding!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the price, the food was not especially amazing. My ahi tuna was cooked perfectly, but flavorless.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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 !

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William Hutton was great! Staff was friendly! Thank you OP DC it was a great birthday ☺️

DH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my girlfriend for are her birthday
Upon giving the hostess may name, she welcomed us and proceeded to wish my girlfriend a happy birthday without me saying anything. We had an excellent waiter, Steven and the drinks and food were awesome.

AD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary there. From our greeting to the table, to the special attentions received due to the occasion, Ocean Prime employees gave their best. Food was Perfect and flavorful. Highly recommended.

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our 3rd time here and the food was not good this time around. For the price i would like have some consistency. The other 3 people that accompanied me had the same issue, the food quality was lacking.

OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the food was good I can’t say it was the best lobster bisque or crab cakes I’ve ever had. The entire experience doesn’t really stand out in any way.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience at Ocean Prime. The tuna was great, as were the cocktails, the house salad, and the accompanying wine. Personally, I could live (eat) with smaller portions.

DW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent east coast oysters well displayed with sauce and horseradish followed by a great dry gin martini and wonderful Chilean Sea Bass. The other guests also had great food. We will be back.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One steak was a little too rare. Everything else was good.

CW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are reigniting our marriage so dates are very important to us. It was the perfect place to eat after seeing a performance at the Warner Theatre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marathon weekend

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Prime for an early dinner before game 4 of the World Series. Our waitress was great as she understood we were on a time line. Food was excellent as usual..my son loves the lamb chops there. They did not disappoint. Will be back for sure.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriends bday. It was amazing as it was my first time being there. My waiter was knowledgeable and prompt. My food was severed fresh and delicious. 5 stars.

MK
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were greeted nicely when we walked in and enjoyed cocktails at the bar. The restaurant had a good crowd. We were seated on time at a booth and greeted quickly by our team of servers. Mr. Cade was knowledgeably helping us choose a bottle of wine from a well balanced list.
It appealed to beginner and wine snobs with great options from the Captain’s List.
We ordered the shrimp sautee as our appetizer the same time as our wine choice. The bottle arrived and was presented and decanted properly. We placed the rest of our order and waited and waited for the shrimp to arrive. The French onion soup and Chop Chop salad arrived and placed in front of us. I mentioned that our appetizer was not served and asked for it to be brought out with entree. The filet was served with the truffle fries but a crab cake was served instead of the shrimp. The food runner took it back to kitchen and said he would bring us the correct plate. The quality of the food and service was fabulous and with just a few bites left of our meal the shrimp finally arrived. It was delicious and worth the wait. For dessert our cappuccino was served hot and was enjoyed without the carrot cake that was ordered at the same time. We were relaxed and enjoyed the meal. The kitchen needed to be more organized. A manager was overseeing the restaurant but never once stopped by the table. After the second issue from the kitchen he should of visited the table. He could of delivered the dessert when he saw it was not presented in a timely matter. We paid the full bill and left. That’s the reason for the four stars. They would of easily been rated a five if management would of been aware and engaged.

HC
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Ocean Prime. It was my going away lunch. We had a window booth near the bar. The service was superb and the food fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant.

NO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime is one of the best restaurants that I have been to in D.C. While I did not have any seafood, the "wedge" was outstanding, the steak (NY Strip) was cooked to perfection and the brussels sprouts were surprisingly very tasty. I highly recommend Ocean Prime.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A wonderful night out with great food and drinks. Definitely a special occasion type restaurant and well worth the price.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The food, service, and ambience was exceptional. They made sure to wish us a happy anniversary and provided us with a complimentary champagne toast, which was a very nice touch! We have been to many steakhouses, and Ocean Prime was a cut above the rest. We will be back!

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner with the wife. This is the type of place where there are too many good things on the menu to choose from. Our server was Jax or Jacks? and she was amazing! Very kind and sweet. The ambiance is very upscale and classy. It’s pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommend!

G
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Review of Ocean Prime18 October 20195:45 pm reservation for six.

William was our waiter, never described the menu when we told him three of our guests were new. Also, I made it clear it was my wife’s birthday celebration with out of town guests.One guest asked for white lien instead of the black given. Had to ask repeatedly. The water service was outstanding. Another gentleman came to assist in the request for cracked pepper, and pour the wine.

I specifically requested for the strip, medium-RARE, another guess 6oz filet medium-well. The strip was medium, and the filet was medium. My guest requested his steak to be re-cooked to medium-well. William offered to redo my steak, but after his track record, I elected to pass. My wife agreed to take the steak home, and she agreed to pay for our portion of the meal. I refused to pay for the sloppy service and the over-cooked steak. Not once did William offer to bring the Manager over to inquire about our collective displeasure.

We have been to Ocean Prime many times, even the Vegas location, and have been delighted with the meal and the outstanding service. NOT tonight, as it was an embarrassment for our out of town guests.


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g
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not perfect but close. Food and drinks are always excellent. Comfortable surroundings and sitting arrangements. Minor service glitches like the sauce for my wife’s steak didn’t come out with steak and was asked for and acknowledged. Never showed up so she had to flag down our server. Not 5 star.

ST
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. The butter pound cake with berries and raspberry sauce was divine!

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