Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.6
1337 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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thanks to Kyle for a wonderful vale times day celebration. Prompt server followed by a stellar meal. Very enjoyable and I would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was wonderful. The food and service was great.

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was very nice......food was even better. Service was a bit slow

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IG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from the eastern shore of Maryland to celebrate my husbands 79th birthday. The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive. This was a very pricy restaurant but food was delicious especially the lamb chops and calamari! They offered a complementary dessert for my husband as a birthday gift! So nice.

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DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place food was perfect and you get great attention put on you.

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MD
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Business lunch was long and slow.

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MZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! A bit overprice but perfect for special ocassions

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R
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at Ocean Prime after many weeks of walking past and wondering if this was a good spot to eat. Well, we were not disappointed at all. The ambiance of the restaurant is not loud where you can have a conversation and actually hear the other person across the table. The décor is beautiful and well placed throughout. We went on a Friday evening and it was a nice crowd and the mirrors gave the place a spacious look. Will definitely return as the food was good and our waitress was spot on with recommendations.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our Highly Effective Educator Status!

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VB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent from beginning to end, including dessert! took me 3 days to finish that carrot cake! generous portions and the waiters are so attentive and knowledgeable!

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ocean Prime! It is a very classy restaurant with excellent food and the staff is phenomenal!

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BC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food is delicious. Our favorite restaurant. Thanks.

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

Food was delicious. My boss loved the ambience and decor. It’s upscale without being pretentious. Definitely try the Prime Roll, it has a special place in my heart.

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PB
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our party of four dined pre-theater and found a number of delicious light options, including the chilled whole lobster and the salmon special. Our server was very knowledgeable about the selection of wines by the glass. Our only complaint was the type and noise level of the music. Ocean Prime is an establishment for grown-ups, and our party would have preferred that the ambient music reflect that, e.g. jazz rather than pop, and quiet vs. loud.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome way to spend our 24th wedding anniversary. Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, and DELICIOUS cuisine. We will definitely be back!

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IS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant.. Great food and service. 5star for sure!!

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

The food was excellent!!! The atmosphere was so relaxing!

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MN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was excellent. The service and food were exemplary I will definitely be going back again

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SP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant for a business lunch. The noise level is good and the tables are far enough apart that you have some privacy. The service is always excellent. Very attentive but they do not hover. The food is always exceptional and yesterday did not disappoint. Everything is fresh, perfectly prepared and perfectly seasoned.

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DA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time and our waitress was fantastic

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DD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were wonderful!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean prime was an amazing experience! The food, service and ambiance was perfect and I will continue to eat here and be sure t recommend to all of my friends and family!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and cocktails were delicious will definitely be back

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I came here for restaurant week. We loved the ambience, service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Unfortunately, neither of us made it 30 minutes before we had gut wrenching pain that only relieved with an evening of #2’s for the both of us. Not sure if it was a fluke but it’s hard to want to come back and enjoy everything that’s great about Ocean Prime if it’s going to upset our stomachs and ruin the rest of our evening—I can go to Fast food for that, lol.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good but poor service from start to finish. Long wait for valet despite not being that busy. Salads missing then extra ones brought out. Waitress did not stop over the entire time between the appetizers and main course. Wrong sides brought to table. Long wait to clear table after finishing. Very long time to get check. Overall very poor service from a staff. Had to ask other staff to assist us because waitress was MIA most of the meal.

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SA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very long wait. Seated at 9:50 for a 9:15 reservation. Sat us close to door so very cold every time someone came in and out. Food was good but not great. Told them it was my birthday but no birthday dessert. Maybe the server forgot.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rstaurant Week menu was awesome. Great scallops and steak. Perfect menu. Can’t beat the price.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 50th anniversary. They made it a very enjoyable experience.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

birthday party but no cake.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 3rd time at Ocean Prime for Resturant Week. As usual the service was great and I would highly recommend it!

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r
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

there's everyplace else in town and then there's OP, Barack and Michelle's favorite for a reason and his name is Emmanuel, seasonal specials tasty too. Stop by, plenty of tables open.

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LL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally made it here. We went for #RestaurantWeek extended. The service from when we walked in and were seated was excellent. Every member of the staff is completely attentive. They bring you stuff before you even notice that you need it. Don't even worry about a dirty dish pileup, they are right there instantly to take it away. The food was great. Definitely planning to go back to check out the rest of the menu.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They served a Cabernet Sauvignon that was barely 3 years old, glasses were not appropriate for a cab, and the wine was overpriced for its vintage.
Steak was good, cooked to the correct temperature, and quality of meat was good, but flavor was nothing special. Sides were bland.

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jonathan was an amazing server and truly made our anniversary special. We will be back !

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Overrated and overpriced. The service staff was great but not excellent . You would think the restaurant would offer more choices during restaurant week especially during this SHUTDOWN. So we ordered from the regular menu. Lobster bisque had 1 inch piece of lobster. The food was just OK. Should have went to Joe''s seafood.

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DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was amazing Justin was and outstanding server. Probably one of the best hotels restaurants I have ate at in DC in a very long time.

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MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was a delightful experience. A friend and I went for restaurant week and the service was just as good as it would have been if it were not restaurant week. The filet mignon was phenomenal and the bread pudding was to die for. I will definitely be going back regardless of if it is restaurant week!

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The only down side of this restaurant is the obnoxious music played too loudly. Seriously a place like this should play classical or at least something not offensive. The wait staff said it was a corporate decision that they had no control. Other than that, the food was very good. The blacked fish was first rate, the wine list is very good and not excessively priced. The steaks are comparable to a good steak place. Without the music, this could be one of my go to places.

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FK
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually don't give a perfect reviews because there is normally something to improve. We chose this restaurant during winter Restaurant Week on bitter cold day when our criteria were that it be someplace new to us, very close to public transportation and offer a Restaurant Week menu that included for each of us one of our favorite dishes. We came 15 minutes early for our 5:30 reservation and were seated immediately in a room including commodious booths and tables. The noise level for the adult vocal standards was low enough to enable table conversation. The wine menus included a page of "by the glass" wines offering a few for under $12. We enjoyed a nice domestic rose.' For my spouse the recipe for the onion soup did not disappoint . My ocean scallops were large, moist and tenderly cooked and served with a tasty risotto and pea combination. I had to leave half of my delicious but very rich bread pudding.

Something I care about is that each course should be cleared at the same time for all members of the group. This was done without our requesting it so we didn't feel rushed. The coffee was served in a pot brought to the table, pressed and poured by the waiter.

This place is huge, yet it maintains a cozy feeling because the five "rooms" we were aware of are created by booth placement, sophisticated half/divider decor and separate access from the front reception area. Contemporary interior architecture like a handsome rounded metal corrugated wall in our section added pizazz.

When the Restaurant Week bill was presented, each dish for each course was separately tallied so it didn't record as a fixed price menu. A little surprise . . . instead of billing two coffees the whole pot was charged at a modest fee. We asked the head waiter if Ocean Prime also offers a pre theatre menu (It does, but not in Restaurant Week), so now we look forward to trying that in the future.

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PB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food. Quiet enough to have a Conversation even though it was busy.
The Salmon was excellent and the fillet was cooked to perfection. Carrot cake is an incredibly rich experience, Devine. Our waiter and support staff we friendly, informative and were as smooth as a well oiled machine.
Thank you for a lovely experience.

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