Great food, service and drinks! We had a wonderful evening.
The food and atmosphere are awesome. You are just blocks from the White House so there is no telling who you may see in there. Amber was our waitress and she was amazing. She was very engaging in conversation with us and had awesome recommendations for us from the menu. We had a party of 5 men and we will definitely be back there to eat.
This was my husband and I 25 th wedding anniversary and champagne was on the table when we were seated . At least 4 different staffers wished us a happy anniversary we could not have been more pleased and surprised. Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed each course and to top it off they took a small percent off of our bill as a gift 🎁. I’ve dined at many restaurants but I’ve never been more impressed with another establishment Thank you we will be back
Best sea bass I’ve ever had
Service was good, food was great. Our waiter was very familiar with the menu and knew what to recommend, bc he'd actually tried several items. We will definitely be back to enjoy dinner again.
We really enjoyed our recent evening at Ocean Prime. The occasion was a friend's birthday, who had been before and was really looking forward to the experience. One member of our group was vegan, and after calling the restaurant to ask for options that were more than just salad, whoever answered the phone kept referring to the gluten-free menu, which is NOT the same thing. Thankfully our waitress, Danni, was very well informed and asked the chef to make not only a gorgeous vegan-friendly entree based around a quinoa cake, but a vegan Japanese sushi-inspired appetizer as well. Our vegan dinner companion was quite pleased and appreciative. Dinner companions also raved about the lobster bisque, the twin-lobster tails and the crab cakes. The hand-crafted cocktail menu is also amazing, and all of us ordered several of the Berries & Bubbles cocktail, which was not only delicious but had great presentation with the dry ice. And oh my goodness the bread... the sourdough and the pretzel bread were amazing, freshly baked and hot; we ate so much of it we almost ruined our meals, but in a good way. We topped off the evening with dessert and our birthday girl received a complimentary and most amazing chocolate cake with a birthday candle. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely go again. But please inform the people who answer at the front desk of all special diet needs and options, and make sure they understand what they mean; they almost lost a customer.
I want to personally thank all involved in making my husband’s 60th Birthday a very special one. From the professional valet; the greeting we encountered upon entering the restaurant; the waiter’s wonderful service; the gentleman who provided the water; and the manager for checking on us; our experience at Ocean Prime DC was superb! Thank You 👍🏾
I had expected a pleasant dining experience, nothing lavish but reasonable. Although the service was attentive, the quality of the food, presentation & ambience left much to be desired. My lobster bisque was creamy with barely a hint of lobster. I also noticed lots of smudges on the plate which suggested it was dished in a slap dash manner. The main course was a rather expensive cut of steak but lacked flavour for the price I paid. My bottle of red wine came after my steak! Although a matter of taste, the music was loud and inappropriate for the ambience I was expecting. I was quite disappointed and will not likely return I’m afraid.
Muy bueno!!! Quedamos felces
The food is amazing.
Warren is the BEST waiter!!!! Great food and great ambiance.
The food and service excellent. Shamalee, our server, very much a professional, was attentive to every detail of our meal, very gracious.
The food and service was great. However I made a reservation for 2 and ended up sitting in the loud bar area at a table for six. Was told it was the first available. We took it because the hostess stand looked overwhelmed. Do no expect to be sorted in bar area if I made reservations.
It was a great evening! From the valet to the tab, the service was excellent.
It was nothing short of amazing! Victor was very kind and made me feel special on my b say along with my guest. We had a slight issue with the cook of one of our steaks but the issue was quickly rectified by our server and the manager. Thank you for everything! I will be back to experience the greatness of Ocean Prime.
Diamond was great!
Very enjoyable dining experience! Appreciated the personal touch with the staff!!
I was at the restaurant for a business dinner with colleagues from out of the country. I was hoping the restaurant would not disappoint based on the reviews. The food and our waitress were actually quite wonderful; however, the bartender was perhaps the rudest person I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. Dismissive, a air of superiority, and general pretentiousness was his attitude. We did nothing to warrant this. My colleagues picked up on it right away and for that reason, I would not recommend nor would I be interested in visiting again. It's a shame, because the food really was delightful. There are too many other choices to put up with people who treat you like you don't belong, especially when you treat people with respect. Treat me how I treat you is all I ask.
Our lunch was absolutely delicious. I had the seasonal special shrimp and lobster etouffee, a real winner. It was a delight to be able to have a conversation without having to scream over the noise. The room had wood panels on the ceiling and carpeted floors to muffle the sound. Our server, Dymond, was super. Ocean Prime stacks up well against the other steak/seafood places around town.
Ocean Prime offers a very detailed menu with many options. The amazing service starts when you walk in the door and continues throughout your dining experience. The entrees were very tasteful and the plating was very pretty. Unfortunately the lobster bisque was rather bland and the oysters were extremely small for the price. The generous wine pour almost made up for those disappointments. All in all, I would still recommend Ocean Prime, great ambiance and again, excellent service.
Very expensive for mediocre dishes. Some were much too salty to eat. Our server was stretched way too thin and, as a result, we had poor service.
Lunches are excellent and a bargain by downtown DC standards.
Ocean Prime was exceptional! I went for the first time on Sunday, April 1, 2018 to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday. Turning 40 the 40th time is exhausting :-) Her husband along with my significant other and 7-year old son were in attendance. The ambiance was very welcoming and warm. They had what they called a "young person" menu which I thought was extremely convenient when taking an child out to a nice place to eat by giving them kid friendly food options. Everything on the menu was exceptional! This place is certainly on the more expensive side however I can count on one hand the number of places I've been when each and every dish was wonderfully prepared and I don't have enough fingers (or toes) to count the number of places I've gone where I felt I had wasted my money on poorly prepared food. Now if I add up all the money wasted against what we spent at Ocean Prime --the meal was a bargain and worth every penny!
One of my favorite top 3 restaurants great for date night, friends and family dinner/brunch and mature happy hour. The is menu always great and great cocktail selections.
We went for Easter Sunday brunch. Our server was fabulous, and the menu is superb! This place is ideal for surf-n-turf lovers. There was a special brunch menu for Easter. My daughter ordered from the regular menu and said her eggs benedict over crab cake was the best she has ever eaten in her life! I was surprised to find no live music for a Sunday brunch. The pounding, driving disco/techno music is a bit too edgy and noisy for me. I prefer a more laid back, relaxing, preferably live music situation. Overall, it's a bit pricey, but the quality of the food, its preparation and presentation all make it worth every penny.
The staff was very accommodating.... my friends were running a little late.
Overall great experience.
From the time you walk through the doors Ocean Prime aims to please. The front of the house staff is very welcoming, friendly and courteous. The bartenders were very helpful, attentive and can make an amazing cocktail, although not cheap, was very well made. Each member of the wait staff that I interacted with were pleasant, helpful and professional. A special thank you to Dylan who came over right away introduced himself, offered menu suggestions and brought us water right away. Each course was well prepared and brought out in great timing. I had the surf and turf which consisted of scallops and braised short ribs on top of mashed potatoes. My friend had the oysters. He said the east coast ones were better than the west coast ones. For dinner we shared the lobster mac and cheese. (Not on the menu but worth asking for). It was really flavorful and creamy with a good amount of lobster. We each had a steak, I had the bone-in filet Oscar style and he had the New York Strip with blue cheese on top. The only disappointment was was hollandaise sauce that was on the filet. It needed a less sweet more lemon flavor. The lump crab and asparagus were fine. Last but not least was dessert. The butter cake will not disappoint as it is served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top. A great balance of warm and cold and sweet and creamy. My friend enjoyed the cheesecake. The blueberry sauce that accompanied was especially delicious. I would have asked for a little extra on the side... because... why not... When all was said and done this was a pricey meal, coming in at $300 including drinks and tip but, to indulge or celebrate I felt that it was money well spent.
Love it all
Food was good, but service was terrible - kept trying to take our plates before we were done, water was not refilled.
Waiter was great. Hostess was not that friendly.
Excellent food and Service!!!! Highly recommend!
We came here for my husband's birthday with our adult children. We were seated right next to the server's station with silverware constantly clanking, and asked to be moved because he is hard of hearing, but we're told by the hostess that wasn't an option. Other tables opened up within about 10 minutes; we would have waited. The stereo music was incongruous with a high end expensive atmosphere.
The menu didn't really offer exceptional fare; in fact, I found myself wishing we'd gone to the Capital Grille near our home in Upper NW for a quieter celebration. Probably a good place for a business dinner where you want to impress, but I've lived here 30+ years and was not impressed.
Delicious as always. I will continue to recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dining experience in DC. You can never go wrong with the filet and Shrimp scampi topping. I recommend the twice baked potato and the black truffle Mac and cheese. The sushi and calamari are both great recommendations.
Quasi regulars who eat at Ocean Prime every couple of months. We've brought friends and have recommended OP to others. Last night was disappointing. Started with Tabasco Shrimp app which didn't have much Tabasco flavor or zing to it. What it did have were three slices of heavy cheesy bread, way more fat than necessary. One steak came out overcooked and the other came out undercooked!? Lastly, dining room was way too noisy, an unfortunate symptom of many DC restaurants. Always get the chopped corn! That was a saving grace last night. We'll come back and park at the bar, eat small plates and drink.
Chilean Sea Bass was just ok. Steaks were good. Seemed too expensive for what we ordered and taste.
I enjoyed myself at Ocean Prime...was there celebrating a bday👍🏽👌🏾
First time coming here to catch up with an old friend; great service, food, drinks, and atmosphere.
We loved Joe’s which is close by but ultimately it is a toss up. Both are high quality steak houses. The meal here was worth every penny. The mango desert was likely the best we ever had. Highly recommended. Will definitely come back.