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“Soon to be a Philly Favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime
124 South 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-563-0163
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Ranked #59 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Entertaining clients
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Bala Cynwyd, PA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Soon to be a Philly Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This new restaurant is a winner in most categories. The food is excellent, as is the service. The bar is big and lively. The space around tables and booths is ample. Only two dings: It's very noisy -- noise mostly emanating from the bar -- and it is a la carte expensive. But my friend was treating, so the money was not the concern to me as it will be to others. Anyhow, I had the snapper and my friend had a filet mignon, both of which were perfectly prepared. The side dishes (we had spinach and broccoli) were prepared about as well as veggies can be. The ambience, as noted was noisy but in our booth, it didn't interfere with conversation. Ocean Prime has only been open for several months, but it is fast becoming a Philly go-to restaurant. Another outstanding Philadelphia restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe Township, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yes, yes, yes!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Four of us had a fabulous dining experience at this new center city restaurant. From the beautiful decor, to the professional wait staff, to the excellent food, this place is hard to top.

Ocean Prime is designed to provide a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere by providing a dramatic entry and intimate dining rooms for its patrons. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They acquainted us with the menu and made suggestions that assisted us in our selections.

We chose a wedge salad, onion soup and shrimp cocktails to begin our meal. The salad was very crisp and fresh; the soup was extremely tasty and the shrimp were large and succulent.

Our main dishes included Sea Scallops (a house special), a 16 oz. Kansas City Prime, a 12 oz. Bone in Fillet and an 8 oz.Petite Fillet Mignon. All of our dishes were prepared exactly as ordered, hot and wonderful. We shared side dishes as recommended by our server. These included, Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Button Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions, and Jumbo Asparagus with Hollandaise. The portions were very large and perfect for sharing.

Our deserts included Creme brûlée and Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake. Although full from our meal, we forced ourselves to eat them.

The entire evening was exceptional. Ocean Prime is a great addition to the Center City dining experience.






Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, PA
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A new favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Party of 4 went for the Restaurant Week promotion. Great opportunity to check out a new place, sample menu items at reduced cost. The lobster bisque could have been a whole meal, liked the corn fritter in the middle of the plate. The scallops were perfectly cooked, lightly brown and flavorful. The sorbet for dessert was a very large portion and easily shared. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, engaging and helpful. The upstairs bar was quiet when the downstairs was very busy, nice to have the choice. Overall it was a great evening and we'll be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Not sure how it could be better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our experience was Ocean Prime was absolutely spot on. For a random Monday night the ambience was great, the waiter (Seth) was excellent and the food - to die for. I think I would go so far as to say that it was the best cooked meat I have ever had! (Petite Filet Mignon and Pork on the bone). Definitely coming back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“More than Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was an experience. Waiter was friendly and engaging. Even though the restaurant was packed (with local celebrities at the next two tables), he kept talking to us as if we were the stars in the place. The food was delicious. It has already been decided that we are coming back for more.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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