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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.6
1031 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 393-0313
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Shelley
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Private party facilities
Ocean Prime features four stunning private dining rooms for our guests to enjoy: The Chevy Chase Room accommodates up to 10 guests; The Georgetown Room accommodates up to 12 guests, The Arlington Room 1 accommodates up to 26 guests and The Arlington Room 2 accommodates up to 20 guests. The Arlington Rooms may be combined to accommodate up to 48 guests.
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Private party contact
Rachel E. Norman: (202) 393-0313
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th
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Parking details
$12 a car cash only, located on G St. side of restaurant
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Public transit
Metro Center one block away
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1031 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is sub par and over priced.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I had a great experience here at ocean prime Washington DC location. Our waitress was amazing! The other staff was very polite as well. The food was great!! The restaurant was very romantic, quiet, dim lighting with candle lite table set up. Overall great experience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation at this restaurant to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, entering the restaurant she was very pleased and excited to try this for the first time. We were greeted by the host and seated fairly quickly, in a booth as requested, around 7:12. But, very disappointed that it took about 10 minutes to be greeted. Several servers and bussers passed by our table including our server, whom we did not know at that moment. Finally around 7:22 busser/support staff stopped by and greeted us and filled our water glasses and then brought us some bread. Very kind of him. While he was getting us bread, our server, Jackie, finally greeted us. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We ordered calamari to start and then a few minutes later we ordered dinner. We waited about another 6 minutes after that for the appetizer to come out. When fried calamari typically is a quick dish. The calamari was delicious though. Dinner took awhile to come out after we were finished with our app. Dinner was delicious as well. The plating was beautiful. But, Jackie was slow with pre bussing and checking on us as well as coming back to take our order and bring our check. Overall we enjoyed our visit and plan to visit for our anniversary. Food was hot and delicious. Just wish the service was a little faster and more attentive.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, our dining experience was excellent. We have dined here before for my birthday, and had an absolute amazing experience. Dymond was our server and he was great. This visit, for my husbands birthday, we requested Dymond but he was not working, so we were given William as our server and we were so happy. He had a great sense of humor and made outstanding food recommendations. The food is always good. The Shrimp Saute' is so good, we tend to get two orders. The salmon was delicious and the lobster tails were huge and simply outstanding. The atmosphere is very relaxing, not too loud, so you can have an intimate conversation. Every person we encountered was so nice and accommodating. The is our new dinner spot when we come into the city. I plan to attend the Happy Hour very soon

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Superb food and service; excellent wine. An unhurried and very relaxed dining experience with excellent wait staff.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Excellent food & wine list. Great setting for business dinner. Thanks

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Went to celebrate a special occasion. French onion soup was excellent along with the calamari appetizer.
I had the NY and it was large and prepared well.
The creme brulee was large and one of the best I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary at Prime and the experience was top notch. The food, service and ambiance were great, as was our waiter Pat!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Warren was my waiter and his professionalism was to perfection. The meal and presentation was exquisite. The chilean sea Bass was an excellent choice.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The service was outstanding our waitress Jackie made us feel right at home. The food was awesome the drinks were even better the service was quick, fun and efficient I can't wait until we go back...….

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Well received. Everyone was prompt and courteous!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was mostly good, unfortunately one of our diners was given a well done (tough, flavorless) steak when they asked for a medium. The meal was comped but it was strange that everything would be amazing with the exception of one plate.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Its always a pleasure to go there, great food and service

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The staff was very professional and accommodating. We literally closed the place down and no one said a word. Amazing food and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Best complete meal I’ve had: Great service, very good food, delicious dessert crafted drinks, excellent ambiance
We had grouper and sea bass and both were very well prepared and presented!
Warm butter cake outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

First time but nice experience overall. Waiter suggested great menu choices. Service was great and meals served hot. We were celebrating our 6th anniversary and dissert was on the house. Will definitely return to this location again.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Arrived early and were seated
Great Theater special

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

What do you do when the restaurant say, the answer is YES now ask the question? Simple, you put them to the test. I had the opportunity to celebrate my sons graduation from kindergarten at OP in DC and to say they met every challenge and made his evening special is truly and understatement.

First my son has a sever allergy to all dairy, My in-law has an allergy to seafood (and loves to come to OP every time she visits from New Orleans) and I had two first time guest to OP that happened to be vegan.

This challenging dinner service with the many accommodations needed could intimidate the most seasoned staff. Yet, Alex, Tim, Jason, and Rachel stepped up and completely knocked this dinner service out of the park.

Our private dining in the Georgetown room was perfect. The smallest details like the personalized sign congratulating my son, the anticipated needs and pre-placed vegan and vegetarian menus, and the creative culinary skills is Chef Jason were mind blowing.

My vegan guest were awestruck by the delicious entree not listed on the menu the chef made up. Your attention to details even down to taking the entire shell off of the shrimp for my son, and roasting broccoli (his favorite) which was not a listed menu item was perfect.

I’ve been a raving fan of OP for almost 10 years and it’s refreshing to know that quality and stellar service has never been sacrificed in the Cameron Mitchel name or restaurant concepts.

Keep up the great work OP!

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wasn’t too pleased with my experience here and doubt I would go back. Had a fine meal overall but wasn’t worth the money spent for the overall lackluster experience, particularly in a city with plenty of better seafood options. A few items that contributed to the poor experience:

Party of four seated awkwardly at a round 6-top. We asked to be moved if they had a 4-top available; the host went away to “check” and never returned.

Wait staff didn’t seem familiar with the drinks menu. (Seemed to not know there was a difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris). It also took a very long time to get drinks each time we ordered another round.

Food was fine but not great. Calimari was fried and drenched in a sugary sweet sauce. Ahi tuna was covered in too much seasoning and the accompanying salad had so much sugary dressing (similar to a hoisin sauce) it was tough to finish.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Elegant setting, great location. Food was excellent people were friendly. Only issue that I would have, was that they we’re very quick to clear the table, and did not wait for everyone to finish eating. I am not a fan of clearing other peoples plates while some are still eating. Otherwise excellent experience, and would go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Service was the best I’ve had in a while.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great food and service my wife and I really enjoyed our anniversary!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. Atmosphere was warm and cozy. Greeted warmly and immediately seated. Lobster bisque was tremendous. Had a couple of steaks and crab cakes. All were outstanding. Oscar style on the bone in filet was tremendous. To top it off they had a chocolate cake that was over the top good. While we did not have wine, the list was outstanding as well. Service was attentive but not hovering. We really enjoyed and will go back again when in DC.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was our annuve

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fantastic service and incredible quality of food.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The best tempura shrimp and grouper we have ever had. Warren did a great job as well. A must stop if in DC.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

First trip to DC together and have always loved Ocean Prime!! Exceptional service, seafood and wine!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My wife and I had the most amazing experience at Ocean Prime. This was all due to our incredible waiter, Warren who made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. He expertly walked us through the menu and made excellent recommendations. Overall, I'd say this was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very warm the day I went. The air was not pulling well. Other than that, great service.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I was not impressed with the food. No one in my party was wowed by it. Have certainly had better. Folks were very nice. Unfortunately my guest of honor became ill after eating there. A wonder as to what happened. I will not eat there again.

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1.0Dined on May 23, 2018

It was our anniversary made a reservation for my wife and my kids to have dinner before the show at national Theatre. Advise the server that we needed to leave by seven to be able to get to the show on time. At 7 o’clock still no main meal went and spoke to the manager by the time I got back the meal had been delivered. Finished up miss the first to acts of the show. Because of that I wasn’t able to follow the storyline.

Completely disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

A lovely steak house

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Reservation 6:30, order took 2 hrs , dessert another hr, ck another hr. None of it worth 4 hr evening.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here. It was everything we hoped it would be. Lovely and elegant surroundings. Our server was knowledgeable and very nice. But the food was Outstanding!!! We are always on the lookout for new and delicious restaurants in the city. Although Ocean Prime is not that new, it was our first visit. But we'll go there every time we are in DC!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This was my 1st experience at an Ocean Prime. What a delight ! From the tasty Berries & Bubbles to the sea bass this dinner could not have been better. Our waiter Dell was top notch. He clearly explained the menu to us and made his recommendations. the jalapeno au gratin potatoes were excellent as was the sea bass and red snapper. We tried the calamari as suggested by Dell our waiter and it was superb ! All in all this meal could not have been better. I will be returning to every Ocean Prime I can while in the towns they are located in.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Menu was appealing for "Graduation Dinner of 6"! Delicious reviews from all! Waiter & training trailer were very attentive but missed a few small details. Steak sauce was requested at order and had to be asked for and was delivered into meal. A 2nd bottle of red wine was asked for and was presented at end of meal. We refused the 2nd bottle (too late to enjoy) and only one guest opted for an additional glass of red. All in all, very well presented and delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food, great service. Their Sunday wine special was rewarding. Look forward to going back.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was okay. I got a steak and it was good but not great. The service was mediocre. I also ordered a drink (bloody mary), which was horrible. I would not recommend this for the price payed.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food and service was great! I would definitely return for a night out!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Anniversary

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