Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.6
1349 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 3 days 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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went for Valentine’s Day. Glasses and silverware was dirty. Food wasn’t worth the money. I wine and water glasses went empty for lengthy periods of time.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Overall it was a good experience I think the only thing that would have made it better was the ambiance, they were playing pop music and for a restaurant that I wanted to be more romantic that could have the slight difference. Waiter was great so service was good and the food was amazing.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! From the drinks to the food and the high level of service. Even the water was delicious. I will definitely visit Ocean Prime again.

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

We enjoyed our meals for Valentine’s Day! Food and service was great and the waiter even accommodated to our request to change seats.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Greeted at the door by 5 unhappy women. No hello, no smile, dead stares. Left us standing there while they searched for our reservation and not until I pulled out my phone to pull up my open table app did they say, no I found it. Our hostess brought us to our table, in the bar although we had the reservation for 3 weeks, without a smile or acknowledgement, put the menus down and walked away. They were the most unhappy miserable crew we have ever encountered even the bar tenders looks miserable. Our waitress was very pleasant. The lump crab cocktail was tasteless the red snapper was good.
We dine out frequently and because of the hospitality we will never go back. Management needs to have a talk with the hostess crew.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was recommendation to me by a friend. Had reservation @ 7pm arrived @ 6:50 and was seated by 7:10 PM, the server I forgot his name was very polite and attended to us without asking. The food was fantastic ( but come with a hearty appetite) Calamari was some of the best I've had in a while seasoned well. The wait staff were all dressed well and professional with a sense of humor.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was an unforgettable night with great wine and food.

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UW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Looking forward to our next visit!

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Washington DC. I usually entertain visitors and friends here. I love it for business lunches and dinners. I visited this week and it took us more than 30 minutes to get our food, and it was quite unusual. Anyhow, the place is amazing if you are hosting a business lunch. Require some of the very nice round tables which are the best to hold conversations.

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MO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is always excellent. This is one my favorite restaurants in DC

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going and it was beyond my expectations. Our waiter Dale was perfect, he knew menu and suggested that my girlfriend get the fish (Salmon). I already knew what I wanted, which was the Bay Scallops with fresh pea risotto and a side of asparagus with hollandaise sauce.

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

Business lunch was long and slow.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
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

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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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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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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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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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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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