Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.7
1629 reviews
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and we celebrated my husband’s birthday. The service and the food was impeccable!

r
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I'm a regular but they really put out for my guests which I appreciated and so did they, they kept using the phrase fine dining which I wouldn't associate with this place but I guess they didn't, newly promoted Emanuel superb and sassy Janelle keeps diners on their toes. Thanks.

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

Ambience was eloquent, relaxed and great music. The service provided was attentive, sincere and not overbearing. Main entree was ok, desert was beyond delicious. I will definitely come back to Ocean Prime for the dining experience alone.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We went for restaurant week and it was fantastic!

DI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Even though when booking the table, I had hinted it was for a birthday dinner, no reference was made by the waiter or booking representative at the restaurant.

LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive drinks and water..but very nice ambiance and service. Thank you

LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a sports trip and your restaurant was recommended. You went far above any expectations we had. If we could only have had everything on the menu and the service was above ; beyond. Thank you so very much.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was delightful!

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service food and drinks!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We did not get the window seat as requested. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic to say the least. This was a birthday dinner that was not as special as we had hoped. It will be a while before we come back to dine here.

DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and the waiter very knowledgable about variety of items on the menu

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

Birthday party for my little brother was good.

BH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good choice for the evening

RJ
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with restaurant week making an additionally attractive value. Very attentive service. Very pleased and will come back.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience.

j
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food good. Drinks good. I fear my review may be colored by the fact we were there during restaurant week. We had to wait on our reservation which is generally not a big deal but because of restaurant week the entire bar was seated with diners who clearly didn’t have a reservation so they took up the entire bar - all having dinner. So having a nice cocktail prior to dinner was not an option which left us standing to wait to be seated. The hostess did send a glass a bubbly to the table when we were seated to apologize for the long stand while awaiting our table. That was very professional and impressive. She had a lot to manage with the crushing crowd and so kudos to her and the team.

I am not a fan of “poppish” music in a white table cloth steakhouse. Seems like a better environment for old school or more mellow tunes. Trying to play techno to hurry diners out can result in a frantic meal. Not just for this restaurant but for others - please keep that in mind for ambiance.

You won’t go wrong at OP - it’s a good formula but just needs some tweaking. And perhaps next year during restaurant week don’t fill the bar with diners in casual attire who inundate the bar this leaving no room for those who do have dinner reservations.

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

Our server Janelle was AMAZING! She was extremely attentive and professional! I would definitely come back and dine in especially with her

SN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was quite disappointed to find out upon arrival that balloons were not allowed since we were, in fact, celebrating a birthday with fresh flowers, balloons, and party favors. This information should be added to the website.

c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The filet was ordered Oscar style, which was served on the side, not with the filet as I'm use to having it. With that being said, both the filet and the Oscar style crab were both good.

The carrot cake was not good.

Overall I enjoyed Ocean Prime as always. I had a 5 p.m. Saturday dinner during Restaurant Week 8/17/19 and the ladies room was not clean. This is a first for me at this location.

MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was nice and the food was pretty good. The cocktails were my favorite. Our waiter was awesome!

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

Exceptional value for restaurant week. Will definitely return. Cocktail with dry ice was really cool.

F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time during Restaurant Week. From the service to the food, everything was outstanding!! Ordered the 5 layer carrot cake; it was very sweet to me. Our server accommodated me by providing me with another dessert option. I really appreciated that!

K
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great. Two of us had the scallops and two of us had the steak. We have been before for Restaurant Week. The portions this time were definitely smaller. The two people who had the steak said it was awful. Tasted like chopped steak. We both thought he scallop entree was delicious. We were disappointed that there were only 3 scallops. Dessert was yummy. For all, 2 bread puddings, 2 carrot cakes.

JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Loved everything about the meal. Must go

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was absolutely wonderful!

MH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were really disappointed in our meal. It was much better the last time we went.

TD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience...will highly recommend this place.

ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome. The food was very delicious. I would recommend this to my friends and family.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cinnamon roll pudding was decadent. Server provided perfect recommendations for wine. Food was well seasoned and had great flavor profiles. 11/10 recommend

S
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

My third visit and the slow and inattentive service continues to be my main complaint.

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Would have love to see more attention to details. Was celebrating wife’s birthday and nothing special or specify to her celebration at the table. I’m accustom to other high end restaurants pay more attention to celebrations. Also more details should be paid attention to food presentation. Wife found a piece of foil paper in her Au Gratin. With that being said everything else was great. Food was delicious especially the goat cheese ravioli. The ambiance was wonderful. Overall experience was 4.0 stars

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner.
Everything was perfect.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food !

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Scallops, Fillet, and pretzel bread; yummy.

KD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Last night in DC wonderful restaurant and exceptional service. Unfortunately we had eaten quite late in the afternoon so only had room for a main course. Wine though pricey was excellent. Particularly impressed by the variety on the menu something for all tastes.

Y
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Food was delicious! Service was great! We were seated in a back room where the noise level was low. We could definitely have a nice conversation without raising our voices.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is great.

DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with fantastic food!

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