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“Ocean sub-Prime”

Ocean Prime - Tampa
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Ranked #6 of 2,407 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boy Scout
Transit: This is a public transit stop in front of the mall.
Description: OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Voted “Best Piano Bar” and “Outdoor Scene” by Tampa Bay Metro as well as one of the “Best Seafood Restaurants in the Bay Area” by Creative Loafing, OCEAN PRIME Tampa delivers an extraordinary experience to guests. Located at the entrance to the International Plaza shopping center on the corner of West Shore and Boy Scout Boulevard and a mere five-minute drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and the George Steinbrenner Field, OCEAN PRIME Tampa is a favorite destination before and after sporting events. Stunning settings and a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality make OCEAN PRIME Tampa an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ocean sub-Prime”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The title is a little misleading. It wasn't sub prime really, it just wasn't what I was hoping for. Admittedly I had steak at a seafood restaurant and I probably shouldn't judge them just on that but there were 7 of us seated at a table that would have comfortably sat 5 and I hate it when restaurants do that. So. That's the griping. Now the good.

The seafood is stupendous. If you're going for Steak, don't, but if someone you're with loves seafood, take them here. And get them the drink that they light on fire, that thing was incredible! Deserts are excellent, appetizers are excellent. Overall you won't be dissapointed. But at the same time, you're going to pay for it. So in the end. It's average.

  • Visited January 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Elegant and prime.”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Low key but sophisticated, elegant without fussiness, the locale and interior are top notch. So, too, the food. Although we 'dined' for a late lunch, the restaurant was packed (on a Monday)! Note: Business folks and 'eye candy' contribute to a lively vibe. The sandwiches are presented as beautifully as they taste: a club sandwich without a middle slice but endowed with rich brioche. The crispy fish sandwich is worth the trip alone. Although we were casually dressed for such a lovely environ, the hostess and wait staff were enthusiastic and attentive without the snob aura usually associated with such fine dining. I'm eager to return for dinner, but clearly reservations are in order.

  • Visited January 2013
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Clearwater, FL
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

It is hard to make fish and steak taste good in a restaurant where they are the only menu item but this restaurant manages to prepare each dish just right on each item. Yummy

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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best of Tampa”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a great supper club located near the International Plaza. It has a fun atmosphere and one of the best lounges in the area. Definitely a place to see and be seen. If you go, make a reservation and ask to have Jon as your server, he is the absolute best!! I've never had a bad dish there. The steaks are cooked to perfection, the seafood is great (especially the scallops), and the twice baked potatoes are a "must-have". If you're into martinis, then don't pass up the berries & bubbles. It comes to you bubbling and smoking (thanks to the dry ice), great for a special occasion or just for fun. For dessert, don't miss the chocolate peanut butter pie. After one meal, you'll be hooked!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Super Service- Outstanding Food”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

First time there. We had a group of ten with a private dining room and a 5 star server. The wine list is extensive and the menu provides something for anyone's taste. I had Stone Crab- others had fresh fish or succulent steaks (all served precisely as ordered) It was a great experience and I will certainly return.

  • Visited January 2013
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