Ocean Prime - Boston Seaport

4.7
1810 reviews
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OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Located in the Seaport District, OCEAN PRIME Boston delivers an extraordinary experience to guests. Inspired by the harbor, the restaurant warm woods, leather booths and live music, creating a sophisticated setting for cocktails, a power lunch or an indulgent dinner.

The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which include lighter fare, like our signature shellfish “cobb” salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like juicy steaks and decadent desserts. A destination on its own, the OCEAN PRIME lounge offers expertly prepared cocktails like our signature cucumber gimlet or smoking berries & bubbles.

Stunning settings, a vibrant energy and truly genuine hospitality make OCEAN PRIME Boston an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cocktails are excellent. The fish was absolutely outstanding, we had the cod and the tuna, one of the best main fish courses we had for a long time. The desserts were good. Service was efficient, prompt and nice. We will come back.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner in the dining room then finished up at the bar with some wonderful music. Definitely our favorite restaurant in town.

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SH
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every waiter we’ve had has been absolutely perfect at their work!! Always a memorable evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about the outstanding service and mouthwatering food. The entire staff went above and beyond to make a special occasion a memorable one. If you have not been here yet, what are you waiting for? And if you have been here it’s only a matter of time before you go back. My favorite restaurant!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food but smaller portions than expected, particular the vegetable sides.

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TH
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love to go to Ocean Prime! Food is great! and our server Stan was awesome!

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KS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is great and the menu is fantastic.I go out to dinner 7 days a week and this is my favorite place.

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ocean Prime is an excellent and formal place to dine. I recommend this place for those who want to have a friendly and attentive server and service. I had the Ribeye, and it was cooked perfectly. I added the Au Poivre sauce which was not to my liking, so I recommend if you like to add any sauce to your steak. You should specify you like it on the side instead of fully committing. I will be returning, and i wish i could give credit to my server, but i forgot her name. Might have been Amy.

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JS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect! I have been there 5 times, never dissapointed!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Dining was a fun experience.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal at Ocean Prime. My husband I and split an 8oz Filet Mignon and Ahi Tuna. Both were superb. Don't miss the hand cut Parmesan truffle fries! We will definitely be back!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

only issue we had was we had a 730 reservation and didn't get seating until after 8

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Prime was more than what I had expected! It's so much more than a good restaurant in the Seaport district - it's a spectacular dining experience. The food was awesome, and our server was very attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere is very chic yet warm and comfortable. Excellent choice!

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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Derek Shaw was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and delivered excellent service. Our dinner was delicious. We will definitely be back! Thank you!! Save room for the creme brûlée!! It is fabulous!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing!! The seafood appetizer tower was magnificent in presentation and contained absolutely delicious, fresh seafood. Can't wait to return.

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was special but I would have like a side served on the dish rather than just getting a steak on a plate with nothing around it .....presentation fair

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BM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Ocean Prime and I really enjoyed it. Was entertaining a business friend and found the ambiance great. Lively and energetic but you could hold a conversation without shouting or fighting over the noise level. The food was terrific and the service as well. Our waiter, Levi, was great.

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m
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent with excellent service. A little loud but that is true almost anywhere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great atmosphere abosolutely loved it!

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In need of great food that was great for seafood and steak. Prime does a great job on both fronts. Also needed ability to talk & think during dinner - on a Monday eve it was busy enough to be fun but not so crazy that we couldn’t hear each other. Staff was fantastic. Knew their stuff and was on top of the flow of the table. Thanks.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My wife and I went there a year ago had one or the best experience ever. That day we end up buy my in laws $150 gift card to have an opportunity to share our experience.

It saddens me to say we was not able to re-experience it again. All of our food was salty and waiter forgot my appetizer.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super fun bar scene! The night we were there we enjoyed a fantastic band. Food was really good and the sides are to die for!!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food and drinks were amazing. However, the service was not up to par. We waited for our drinks quite a while. The server was short with us and was tough to find. He never asked us how our food came out and offered dessert and then dropped the check without asking if we wanted anything else. We would have ordered more drinks, but we couldn’t find him. Our bill was $1000+ so you would think he would have been a little more helpful and attentive, but unfortunately that was not the case.

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BA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to celebrate an occasion in life and this place met all our needs and wants...great food, great service.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love ocean prime the atmosphere is great!

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NK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time to Ocean Prime, table for 3. Made reservations ahead of time and did not have to wait upon arrival, table was ready which was nice- this is not always the case with reservations at other restaurants. Restaurant offers great wine list, appetizers, and full course meals. The Lobster Tails were the best I had ever eaten. Sushi was among the table favorite as well oysters on half shell. The main courses were of course the lobster tails, blackened snapper, and King Crab Legs, all of which was amazing. The bar area had live music, and there was soft music playing in the dining area. Dress is business casual. The noise level was great enough noise to not hear the table next to you and their conversation and low enough to be able to carry a conversation with your table mates. The cost is a bit steep, but well worth the value. Our total bill was $323.00 for a table of 3; however, we had Gouda Cheese Tater Tots, Sushi Roll, Lobster Bisque, Clam Chowder, King Crab Legs, Pair of Lobster Tails, Blackened Snapper, and 5 glasses of wine. Overall outstanding experience and food.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Being that it was N.Y. Eve, I understand they were very busy BUT trying to get a drink at bar when you are not seated is not easy. One bartender (male) acts like he is doing you a favor, zero personality. Female bartender was much friendlier.
Seated 15 minutes late which was very acceptable at 9:15 but we could immediately tell our waiter was checked out. Again attitude was not friendly and service was just ok. Food was very good.

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent! Would probably have preferred being in the main dining room instead of the private room in the back of the restaurant but it was NYE and the restaurant was packed. Have gone to dinner on NYE the last 3 years and was bummed that the bar did not have live music this year. Food was excellent! I had the special; sea bass with lobster risotto. Would highly recommend finishing with the butter cake as it is amazing.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Service, food and ambiance! Our server was attentive and helpful with questions that we had.

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was a bit disappointed this year without the live band for NYE. Bar staff is amazing!

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my family’s favorite dining spot in Boston. We go there to celebrate special occasions every year. As usual service , food and atmosphere was excellent!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Service has always been great

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I spent New Years Eve her for Dinner. The food and service was fantastic! A memorable evening for us.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my two kids and my wife for a New Year’s dinner. The service was excellent. They treated us like we were kings and considering the night (Nee Year’s) it was a wonderful time. Food was excellent, I had the tomahawk rib eye while my kids and wife got different seafood dishes. All of the food was great.

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ST
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious if a bit overpriced. Would recommend for special occasion meals.

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DD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spot on!!
The calamari was so delicious
My friend got the surf & turf. She’s very picky & she ate every bit.
Can’t wait to go back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service! Great menu, just a really fun place to get together with friends and/or family!

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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little disappointing lately. When this restaurant first opened the food was fantastic. It seems to have declined significantly over the past year. We recently took a friend there for lunch on New Year's Eve. First, the restaurant was closed at 12:50 when we arrived for our 1 PM reservation and we had to stand in the cold waiting for them to open. They had no other lunch reservations that day, so we had the dining room to ourselves, which was kind of odd, wish they had mentioned that. The waiter would only give us a dinner menu, even though it was lunch time, and we wound up spending much more than we had planned because of that, and the food was average, not nearly as good as the price would warrant. Lastly the dining room, for lunch, is dark and gloomy.
It was great for a quiet conversation though and the service was attentive and not intrusive.

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TK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Food was great. Reasonable value for location and type of restaurant. I recommend.

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