Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.

4.6
1234 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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 1234 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle provided excellent service.

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PT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not a good value for service and food quality

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MO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time eating at this restaurant. The food is fantastic. This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV.

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AN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I decided to have my 27th birthday dinner here because it was referred by a friend. Instead of being seated in the dinning area, my party was seated in the bar area in one of the window sections. It was not only cold but noisy. The waitress was not very attentive and it took multiple times telling her about a certain item for her to remember to retrieve it for us.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and we had a wide variety of the menu offering. Our server knew to right time to be at the table and when to stay back. She also explained the menu very well.

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ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a good place for a special occasion meal. They actually have some decent wines under $60 a bottle. However, if you want quiet conversation, go elsewhere.

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CD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday here and everything was perfect! The staff made her feel incredibly special, the food was outstanding, service was fantastic, and ambiance was elegant and modern. The chef transformed common dishes like deviled eggs and ravioli into culinary treats. Highly recommend this restaurant. Can not believe we didn’t find it sooner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had the goat cheese ravioli and it was excellent. My wife ordered the lobster bisque and she stated that it was just average. Both of our filets were cooked to perfection. Overall, a very wonderful experience.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

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O
Mississippi
168 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great. Will we back.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Janelle was wonderful as usual. Great overall experience.

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Had a wonderful table of 8 and everyone enjoyed the food and wine. Service was terrific.

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n
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and service top notch. Everything I expected

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MT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food great. Pace of service was off.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience, our waiter Emanuel was excellent .

During every visit we will ask to be seated in his section

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, food is good....expensive but worth it. I went for my anniversary, all dressed up ... glad I went there....

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TJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambiance. Our server, Jax, new the menu inside and out which made our experience more pleasurable.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Nice atmosphere

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We headed to OP for the second time, and they do not disappoint. I told them in the reservation that it was my anniversary, and we were seated in a separate window booth, which was very cozy and private (other than the people passing by).

The service was excellent, and the food was simply outstanding.

We had a great time!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing food and experience!

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NN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not a bad spot for a quick bite. Would suggest to others.

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L
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, we’ll be back. Seems like a great place to bring clients and celebrate special occasions.

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WB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Elegant atmosphere and upscale vibe with professional waitstaff. Food good, but light on flavor. Also, for a higher price-point restaurant, bartenders need to learn how to slice limes.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my wife birthday and everything was perfect and will return very soon

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant!!
Best food I’ve ever had. Steak was amazing, everything was amazing.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made reservations at Ocean Prime to celebrate my second anniversary. I included the occasion on the reservation, not expecting much. When we arrived our waiter, Justin brought us complimentary champagne and wished my boyfriend and I a happy anniversary. Justin was kind, and very attentive. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to offer his honest opinion on all of the dishes we inquired about. When our food was brought out he caught an error with my order before the busser was even able to put the plate in front of me. We also received a delicious complimentary dessert. If you're in the DC area and looking for a gorgeous restaurant with incredible staff and exceptional food go to Ocean Prime!

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SR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, casual elegant, great service and extraordinary food. Incredible seared scallops with risotto. I was invited the first time, and now I have taken friends in two different occasions to try the scallops!

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W
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and great food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and my birthday. He tried to get a two for one deal Not so. Ocean Prime did not disappoint. The staff was on their “AAA” game. Your establishment came highly recommended and
we were thoroughly pleased. Our entire party enjoyed the scrumptious meal that was prepared for us. Thank you Ocean Prime for your addition to our book of memories.

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T
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Reasonably quiet for a couple of seniors. Food was superb. Service was professional and attentive. A special place for special occasions

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited for a pretheater dinner and will go back again. The theater menu is a nice value and enough variety for everyone. It happened to be our 31st wedding anniversary celebration also and the dessert they surprised us with was just enough to finish the meal.

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by wait staff, Pat. Also received complimentary dessert for our anniversary celebration.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The truffle fries did not taste like truffle at all and were burnt.
The deviled eggs were way overwhipped and tasted like nothing.
The Salmon was amazing and so was the Lamb chops.
I would like to commend the Manager who made room for us as more people showed up than expected.

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a
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unobtrusive service, excellent food, good ambiance. A+

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DD
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant for special events or important business meal. Great atmosphere (feels classy without being stuffy). Great bar scene and happy hour prices at the bar.

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m never disappointed and the food is always outstanding.

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T
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great steakhouse plus some great seafood selections. Unless you get surf and turf, the choice is hard to make.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was pretty decent, but not great for the price. The hostess was not very friendly at all. I was underwhelmed by the entire experience.

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TS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

A group of us went to Ocean Prime to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. We arrived on time and they went to seat us in the quiet room. We asked to be seated elsewhere which they did without any problems. Once we were all seated at a booth in the bar area we waited for about 5-10 minutes for our waitress to take our drink order. For the rest of the evening we spent a lot of time waiting. The food comes out and it was average at best. We mentioned the poor service and extended wait time to another waiter who admitted that another waiter had called out which was why service was slow. The manager comped one round of drinks and desserts for us which was very nice but the bill still did not reflex the sub par food and service. We expected much more from Ocean Prime. The drinks were the best thing we had. Next time we’ll have drinks at Ocean Prime but go somewhere else to eat.

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