Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
The food was great and the wait staff attentive. The initial hostess at check-in was very rude and dismissive. It was my mother’s 75th birthday and that was not the way we would have wanted to start the night.
The service was poor. Our server forgot what we had ordered having to come back and ask us again. He never checked on us to make sure everything was ok. The buser was really good though. Wish I could have tipped the buser instead.
Great calamari and the service was fantastic!
It was a great experience. Food was good service was good
It's been a while since I've been to Ocean Prime... and boy was it a treat! I absolutely loved everything about my dining experience. The waitstaff was amazing, the food was beyond delicious, the wine tasted great. It was just a great evening. We enjoyed the calamari for an appetizer, and had the scallops and grouper for our main dish. Every item was very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Oh, and how could I forget the lobster mac and cheese and asparagus... you have got to try the mac and cheese. Nothing short of perfection! We were able to get a booth which was nice because I was able to hear the person I was speaking to. Our appetizer and main entrees actually came out within 10 mins of each other but the waitstaff was so amazing that they sent to food back until we were done with our appetizer. They were very accommodating and the service all around was immaculate.
Lovely setting close to everything; service was impeccable and the food was very good
Table of 4, ordered the king crab, $65, not worth the money. Legs were luke warm to cold. Would not have minded the price if they had been good, tasteless. The oysters were excellent, from Washington State. My husband and I had celebrated our 60th anniversary and the waitress came with two glasses of champagne, very sweet of her. Our desserts were the best that I have tasted, however one would have served two people easily. We were so looking forward to a delicious dinner, but were very disappointed. I do recommend the restaurant only because we might have ordered the wrong entree and another choice might have been better. Our two daughters, came with us, are from New York and we had hoped to have a nice meal to show them that DC also had a good restaurant, so much for that thought. All in all, it was a pleasant evening, our waitress was lovely and very accommodating.
We went here for my boyfriend's birthday, and I would definitely go back! The waitress was super helpful in giving wine suggestions. She was very attentive, the food was delicious, and they made sure that if I had any dietary restrictions, they were taken care of. My only complaint would be they seated us next to the kitchen door so that was a bit noisy, but other than that no negatives!!!
Made a reservation for the bar area. Greeted warmly upon arrival and seated promptly. Found fish (sea bass) to be well-seasoned if not a bit overly buttery. Calamari was cooked and seasoned perfectly as was the shrimp sautée. Guest raved about the crab cakes. Was a challenge to get an order of grilled vegetables which never happened. Have been here several times - the kitchen is improving over time.
Everything was excellent but their was hair in my food and the waiter didn’t even acknowledge it when it was bring to her attention
This Ocean Prime is a far cry from the New York restaurant. Two weeks ago, I had the blackened snapper in NY. It was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever had. A lovely full filet cooked perfectly.
The DC restaurant served me two tail ends of snapper filet that were overdone and tasted old.
Also, the oysters my wife ordered tasted “off”
This restaurant has a lot of growing to do if it hopes to match the dining experience of its big brother in NYC
Food was amazing. Slow
Great place to go and enjoy the company of friends
Great experience great food good drinks!
It was good.... we didn’t have to wait. Was not as busy as it has been in the past
Great service, good location, would highly recommend.
Great service, great food overall good experience
Never disappoints but I don't see a lot of improvements after 2 years, as a chain, maybe there's only so much they can do? Maybe daily specials? Like they're not too unconventional but still, could improve.
Great restaurant, great service, awesome food. You can’t go wrong here...
Always a great experience when I come here. High end dining with more reasonable prices than a lot of the comparable restaurants.
Over priced by 30% and not worth that. Server was up selling beyond appropriate and would not answer questions
It was my birthday, I was running late the kitchen was getting ready to close they still served my guest & I. They didn’t rush us out & they made me feel special.
The steaks were very good- cooked and seasoned perfectly. Everything else was unsophisticated and heavy on “cheap” flavor like salt and butter. My salad had so much dressing that I couldn’t eat it (and I typically request extra dressing at lunch salad places, so for me to say that the salad had way WAY too much dressing means something). The lobster maki tasted primarily of gluten-y rice. The soup was like a bowl of salt. My husband’s meal was also lousy. The only was this place deserves more than 2 stars is if you stick to the steak.
Fantastic as always! Delicious selections, wonderful staff. Always an experience.
Phenomenal food. We had crab cakes and grouper. Drinks were awesome when we could get them. Had to go find waitress. Bartenders weren’t busy but took 15 minutes or more to get a drink. Portions very small. We left and stopped at another restaurant to get more food and we are small eaters. Spent $150 for 2 people with tip.
Our 2nd time there, just as good as first. Did not eat in bar area. Really solid wait staff, great menu, and food was worth the cost. We will be back. Thank you.
This is a great place to have a family meal! The family especially enjoyed our waitress, Jackie!
The food was excellent. Our sever Jackie did a great job!
Excellent food in great atmosphere with good service. Sunday night Surf & Turf menu provides an excellent value. Bonus points as a place for spotting U.S. Senators and other DC insiders.
Amazing food and service!!!
Our server Patricio was excellent. He helped us navigate the abundant menu. So many wonderful choices! We all loved our meals, which started with a delicious basket of warm bread and soft butter. I’m a total sucker for the pretzel rolls. Our collective experience was exceptional and we all plan to return to this beautiful restaurant.
Our server Kelly, was attentive at all the right times. She lingered with a story, but also let us engage in conversation and take in the dinner at our pace. Was just right for our evening.
The food was outstanding. We were visiting DC for the weekend and looking for good crab cakes. We found much more at Oceans and especially enjoyed the chilled seafood from the Raw Bar selections. King crab and Maine lobster were chilled, easy to access, and delicious.
But the highlight of the night was a berry-licious hand-crafted cocktail presented in a "smoking" martini that swirled and danced in the glass with smoke. It was beautiful, and my wife loved it. She loved the second one, too. Great night with my wife and daughter at Ocean's Prime.
Brian was terrific. We were seated at table 13 just as we were for our last anniversary. Food was delicious and everyone treated us as VIP’s thanks very much.
My son took me there for my birthday. The food and service were outstanding. The lobster and crab were the best. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
Great place. Excellent food. Service was top notch.
Great bar service/bartenders/drinks
Jacqueline’s Service was great!