Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.8
2289 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, modern American restaurant & lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. There is a warm & vibrant energy, stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood & steaks, and genuine hospitality making Ocean Prime the ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate & indulge. Made from scratch dishes showcase simple, pure & regional flavors. Our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides & house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes & tender filet to creamy black truffle mac & cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass & decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Well-trained bartenders handcraft exciting cocktails including our signature cucumber gimlet & smoking berries & bubbles.
Located in the Colorado Building, Ocean Prime is open nightly for dinner and features four stunning private dining rooms to host your next meeting or celebration.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2289 people are saying
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VanessaV
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They immediately acknowledged my gf birthday which was awesome. Brian our server was a complete pro from start to finish. He is very classy and super knowledgeable. Food was awesome for the most part. The sea bass was a bit rubbery although the flavor was good. Did not say anything to our server as everything else was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

New waiter...cleared my table too often without asking!!

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vipDocbobvet
New England
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started going to Ocean Prime in Columbus Ohio when we were out there for the Arnold Classic. One waiter asked what else they could do for us we said "Open a restaurant in D.C"......AND THEY DID. We've been going since it opened and this place is spot on every single time food comes out just as expected not too hot not cold, served perfectly.
I can't say enough about this restaurant and the professional staff!
We went for Mothers Day and unfortunately, my sons' flight was delayed so we were late for our reservation. We called to tell them and they said NOT TO WORRY we'd be seated. They took care of us and we didn't have to wait!. We'll be back again and again because it's just THAT GOOD!

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Kappatvating
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amid the busy day and celebrations of all mothers, Ocean Prime still made my wife seem like she was the only customer and most important customer in the place. The added touch of a rose for each mother was a perfect surprise to compliment great food, amazing cocktails, and the best service and hospitality. I was also lucky to get the same server I had when I came back for my post-deployment meal! I've never been disappointed in my overall experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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DaJuanP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Customer service is always fantastic

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Yummy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb! It was my mom's first time and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Thank you Ebony and Robert (I'm sure I got the wrong, but it's another two-syllable name containing a "B" and an "R"...we joked about this) for making it a happy mother's day!

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Feardurango
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, on time. A place to defiantly visit.

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Lyasia
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for Mother’s Day! They gave each mother a rose at the end of brunch. It really warmed my mother’s heart and elevated the experience.

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vipVa2Dc
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Came for Mother’s Day brunch. As soon as we entered, there was a lingering sewage smell throughout the restaurant. We thought it would pass, but it didn’t. The brunch menu was limited, which was fine, but the quality was far below what we expected. We had the crab and eggs, French toast and a salad with chicken. The salad was drenched in dressing, chicken didn’t even look like grilled chicken, and the crab was super dry. French toast was just ok, nothing special. Not what we expected overall for what is supposed to be a more upscale Mother’s Day brunch. We were in and out in under an hour. Would’ve been better off anywhere else. Waste of time and $$. Won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Mother’s Day brunch. It was perfect. The Crab and Eggs (Eggs Benedict with crab) was outstanding. The Berries and Bubbles cocktail was light, refreshing and perfectly made to complement the brunch. The French Toast was well made and had a beautiful presentation of lemon curd and berries.

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dissatisfied
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Good appetizers. Scallops were like chewing gum. Service blah took forever for drinks & food to arrive. Wouldn’t recommend this place.

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TracyP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Saturday and we loved everything about the place

Service was great and the food was excellent

We will be returning real soon
Thank you all so much for everything
Tracy Price ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

See food was fantastic
Steak was yum but a little more over done
We asked for medium we got well done .. they took it off the bill thu

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day Dinner.

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1stlady
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance at Ocean Prime is very romantic. The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal! It’s now definitely one of my favorite restaurants!

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BertrandN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmanuel was our server. The food was amazing! I am not a seafood fan but after eating at that place I love seafood. And I am going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, great and great!!!!!!!

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vipWeekendfoodie
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Birthdays. This was a memorable experience. The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and attentive the staff were customer friendly. The hot pretzel bread snd rolls, oysters Rockefeller, fried calamari, New York Strip Oscar, bone in fillet Oscar crusted, garlic mashed potato, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, loaded baked potato, and chocolate peanut butter cake and butter pound cake with strawberry birthday cakes for dessert. Everything was rich, flavorful and tasty.

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DeanG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ocean Prime has excellent service. Very quiet. Have to say the prices are astronomical.

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Blessing
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice upscale restaurant in downtown DC. The food is delicious, ambiance impeccable and the service is top notch. You really feel valued. The only thing is the 90 minute time limit they give you to dine, which ain’t disclosed at the time of reservation nor when they call or text you to confirm. Also, the time limit initially had me and my friends at first rushing through the menu as to enjoy the little time we had…then we all decided whatever…we’re not only paying for the food but also the dining experience…we’re going to enjoy our meal and take as long as we need to finish it without rushing. We decided we weren’t going to let their 90 minute rule dictate out evening, we ended up staying for over 2 hours, eating at a normal pace and enjoyed ourselves. 90 minute rule my foot. Next time disclose that from the beginning so that I’ll know to dine somewhere else without a limit. Other than that, it was good and as long as they don’t pressure me with a 90 minute warning again, I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, personalized service and exceptional food! The entire experience was top notch & we definitely plan on returning.

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vipCoachGreene
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have pumped up OP before, NY and DC....but the food is so good and the staff KTS...

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JohnS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best stake and lobster I’ve hade yet. Perfect service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The South African lobster tail was picture perfect and tasted even better. The bubbles and berries martini was entertainment and so tasty had to have two

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WilliamF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Owen was one of the best servers waiters I’ve ever encountered...Very professional and knowledgeable and put on a great show

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CasualDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay. The steaks were overcooked. Not sufficiently salted. Service was slow and not attentive enough. I would come back for happy hour or lunch, but not the best dinner location.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocean Prime is one of the best restaurants in DC. Customer service is fantastic. Food is fantastic. I'll definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a fabulous dinner in the city.

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SeanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Need to work on social distancing. Tables need better dividers for seats that are parallel. I think they need to have staggered seating groups too close together.

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KTWatts
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle & Chris were amazing from start to finish. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and even helped when we had questions about food allergens. The ambiance were sophisticated chic, food amazing. We were celebrating a promotion and anniversary Kyle gifted us with champagne.

Overall I would recommend Ocean Prime for anyone wanting a touch of sophistication

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Looking forward to dinning here again. Everything was so delicious. Well worth it.

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AshleyB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our date night. I am so happy with the experience we had. The food was wonderful, the service was amazing and the ambiance was so nice. We will definitely be returning.

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RoseP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here was outstanding! As usual. The drinks were just alright, left a little to be desired. Service was good. But the vibe is different than when the restaurant first opened. parking is tedious in that area

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Drinks were good but the food was just “OK”

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vipLesliedc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, delicious, always great service. I go for the sushi ! It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful and elegant.. The waitstaff was VERY attentive and on point the ENTIRE night.

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GaleA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The best part of the night was by far the drink and appetizers. The Best Manhattan I have had in the DC Metro area. We had the calimari, the deviled eggs, and the tar tar. All three dishes were phenomenal. I would recommend the tuna over anything else however. For our dishes we had Alaskan crab legs, Chilean sea bass, a ribeye, and 3 lobster tails. The crab legs were fantastic as to be expected. While the flavor of the steak au poivre was impeccable. Absolutely fantastic, unfortunately it was also, over cooked. The sea bass was a little under cooked, but still just amazing. This could have been addressed easily, but i didn't want to be a problem for our waiter. The lobster tails were perfect as well. The absolute biggest compliment of the night goes to our waiter and his assistants. He was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. He honestly elevated our experience quite a bit. He was funny and charismatic. I would absolutely return for either a happy hour, or another dinner. I would gladly bring more friends to this establishment.

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vipErnestineJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot! Chef Leo is amazing!

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JenInSTL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful night. Our server, Emanuel, was the best! We brought our own wine and he made sure that it was server properly. The food was amazing! So delicious and perfectly prepared. Thanks to Ocean Prime for the wonderful special occasion. It was perfect

FAQs

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 393-0313.

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. is rated 4.8 stars by 2289 OpenTable diners.

Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.oceanprimegiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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