Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.7
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1940 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not my first time dining here. The food was great as expected.

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and excellent service, exactly what you expect for the high price you’re paying for your meal and the experience of fine dining

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect and we had a very pleasant experience

A
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ocean Prime is becoming one of my favorite places. The Blacken Snapper is so good!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent. If we lived in DC it would be a regular go to restaurant. The service was exceptional. The three meals were fantastic.

MP
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow but the food was high quality. I received my steak medium initially and had to return it when I ordered it Pittsburgh style. Second steak was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was blah. Waitress was odd and not very inviting. Food was pretty good, but it’s what you would expect at the price point, nothing phenomenal. Overall experience was good but for the price tag could’ve been better.

GA
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific venue. So enjoyed Ocean Prime in DC.

PG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We came here for a romantic dinner last weekend and had a really great experience. The decor and ambiance is consistent with other upscale steakhouses and restaurants in the area.

We enjoyed the crab legs to start. They were great - well cooked and chilled (but not overly chilled) and served with drawn butter (without even asking, the server brought separate butter for each of us -- he was great but more on that later). They were prcvracked and easy to eat. For our entrees she got the 10pz filet and I had the Miso Cod. The filet was on par with any of the top steakhouses but the Cod was amazing. Light and flakey with delicious sesame soy glaze.

The thing that really set Ocean Prime apart was the service. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us select from the many great options. He knew about wine but also was more than willing to bring the sommolier if necessary. At the end of the night he happily poured the remaining wine out of the decanter back into the bottle, sealed it, and sent it with us on our way.

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great experience! One of the highlights of our trip for sure thanks to our server, Stephen and management.

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went to Ocean Prime for dinner with my girlfriend. The interior of the restaurant was very nice and the servers were very attentive. My girlfriend had the Bubbles and Berry cocktail and said it was one of the best drinks she ever had. I ordered the lobster bisque, which was excellent with large chunks of lobster. I also ordered the Surf and Turf. It was also excellent. My girlfriend ordered the filet mignon and said it was outstanding. When it came time for dessert, we ordered the 10 layer carrot cake. It was outstanding. My girlfriend is lactose intolerant and we asked for a non-diary creamer for her coffee. The general manager, Alex Schultz, came by the table and said they did not have non-diary creamer in the restaurant. He said there was a CVS store down the street and he would be happy to go and get her non-diary creamer or soy milk. We were discussing whether to actually ask him to go, when he came back to the table and said he went to the CVS and they didn't have soy milk, but had non-diary creamer and brought it to the table. This was service above and beyond what was required. Fantastic experience. My girlfriend said this is her new favorite restaurant.

MS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful evening. She ordered off the Theater Menu and loved it. I ordered the grouper and found it outstanding. We shared the JALAPEÑO AU GRATIN and roasted brussel sprouts. Wonderful. We also enjoyed the dynamite roll. Ended the evening on a butter cake and coffee. Overall a wonderful place. Our server (William) started off wonderfully, but faded in the stretch as the restaurant got busier, but Owen pitched in and helped to end the evening on a better note

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful menu - something for everyone! Outstanding service!

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Was suppose to be a nice anniversary dinner but due to service the experience was less than pleasing. I don’t want to waste time to give details cause I don’t want to be that type of reviewer but in short when we order food a certain way we would hope the server and cook will make sure it was that way especially if guest are allergic or sensitive to ingredients. Our server got multiple items wrong and we had to ask for management intervention. They made made all attempts to make it up to us which they should have since it was suppose to be an anniversary dinner. But unfortunately what happened can’t be erased. Food was good but would’ve been great if it came right in reasonable time. Ambience is great and service minus our experience should not have been an issue. Overall just okay. Disappointing for great reviews. I wanted to give one.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

At the end of the night, I can say that I have no complaints. At first, I was disappointed because I asked for a special experience being that I reserved for my anniversary. When we got there, we were seated regularly as any other customer, so I didn’t think that they got any of the info that I’d sent. I was just being impatient.....

The food was great, the servers were exceptional and we even got a visit from a manager, Diamond, acknowledging our special day and also a sweet anniversary treat on the house. They made me look good, Ana I’m grateful for the experience.

S
Washington DC
214 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening! Thanks to Nathaly for outstanding service. The lobster bisque was full of lobster-always a good thing! The scallops, grouper, and ahi tuna were all outstanding-so fresh ad flavorful!

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I had the crab legs. They didn’t seem freshly prepared. Almost like they’d been sitting for sometime.

RW
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Literally sat at the bar for approximately 15 mins before being acknowledged, then told they would be with me shortly only to have to wait another 10 mins for a different bartender to acknowledge me and take my order. My food came out after other people who had ordered before me. At a $110 meal I was expecting much better service. Overall I was sitting at the bar for 1 hour and 40 mins.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience5

My wife ordered the special aged Kansas City steak and after three attempts to deliver a medium steak we gave up. When settling up the bill, the wait staff did not adjust the check properly without a couple of attempts. Great environment , poor service and the steak was the worst I’ve ever seen. We will not be back.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was impeccable, the blackened snapper was cooked to perfection, and the filet mignon (cooked well done) was juicy and well seasoned! The waiter was energetic and explained each dish, service was well planned...overall, a great experience and will return.

SL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lunch date with my wife.

RS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and outstanding service. Great place for business. Accommodating staff and attention to detail.

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and food

DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great! Service was excellent until we received our meal! We finished eating and waiting 15 minutes then asked if someone could clear our table. They did. Waited another 10 minutes then asked if we could get coffee and a desert menu. They brought it. Ordered desert and coffee! It was amazing!!!!
Finished desert and waited 20 minutes. Asked if someone could get us our bill.
Not sure, maybe our waitress had issues but we were on our own after the meal which was really disappointing after such a great meal!
May try some other spots in DC next time we are in town.

KW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food well prepared,
Staff was very knowledgeable of the menu

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, n

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food was excellent and the service was top of the line.

KB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and professional.
We had a great dinner!
Ps. Out waiter, Emanuel was spectacular!

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the seared scallops and it was pretty good I just didn't get that wow experience. We did receive really great service and our waiter regularly came back to check in on us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owen, provided the best service and made our first visit very memorable. We will definitely be back.

RW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

Cold lobster tails along with a steak ordered med rare plus with a $200+ bill. I was very disappointed. I ordered the feature dish which was a Piedmontese filet from northern