Ocean Prime - Boston Seaport

4.7
2090 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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We’ll show some menu love to the men you love. Join us on Father’s Day, June 16, and accessorize any steak with a truffle poached egg, bacon roasted potatoes, asparagus & caramelized onions topped with sliced truffles, parmesan cream & chives.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

There is a difference between a confident waiter and an arrogant one. Ours was a tad arrogant. In addition I had to get up twice to find him. At this price point I do expect better service.
Over all we enjoyed our food and drinks.

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m
New England
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had great memories of a visit to Ocean Prime on NYC but was quite disappointed with a recent dinner in Boston. Entering the place, the noise level at the bar had hearing-damaging levels. We got seated at the very far end of the dining room, still it was almost impossible to have a conversation without shouting at each other. Service was good. The food is outrageously overpriced for what it is. We had the scallops and the crab cakes, both were okay but not spectacular. The only winner was the lobster salad, large portion and tasty, for less than half the price of the entrees. Wine list was quite good but again, overpriced. Even on a business expense account I have a hard time justifying coming back here again, it's just not that good.

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

Wonderful experience!! They found out it was our anniversary and moved us to a private area. The wait staff was amazing, and the food delicious!!

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WS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an extraordinarily pleasing way to celebrate our special occasion. Our culinary evening began as soon as we crossed the threshold where we were greeted by smiling professionals in a warm and welcoming fashion. Dining at the Ocean Prime was a class act from beginning to end. It was spellbinding and carried me down memory lane; reminded me how enchanting our wedding day was and conjuring up a dream of new adventures to come.

The food; fresh and flavorful - outstanding! The service; constant and gracious, - outstanding!
Niko and Harry took photos of us and wished us well - outstanding!
In the words of the infamous Schwarzenegger "we'll be back"!

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BF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quiet business lunch. Old-school dark wood decor, lots of booths to foster conversation, and excellent food. Not inexpensive, but worth it for an occasion. Think of a classic steak house ambiance with more emphasis on seafood.

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BD
New England
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been to Ocean Prime at Seaport a number of times and never been disappointed. This time I had he clam chowder and it was disappointing. very few clams and not a ton of flavor. I'm sure they've done better with this. I'd try again . Rest of meal was great as usual.

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CD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a few comments on this restaurant - we've never been before, and it was a group of 6 of us for dinner. Everything was amazing - the recommendations on the menu from the staff was on point. A great experience overall. Can't wait to go back.

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BC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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ML
New England
26 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was spot on. An enjoyable evening! The bubbly berry drink was fun and tasty!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible wine selection and friendly attentive staff. Loved every minute of my experience.

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UM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We went out to celebrate multiple occasions. The waitstaff in the front took about 5-10 mins to acknowledge that we were standing there waiting to be seated. When I introduced myself for our reservation, the woman smugly told me to wait until someone came over to seat us. They looked like they were bickering amongst themselves which led to the delay. When we were finally seated, we were sat in an area where wait staff had to constantly walk between my chair and a wall which led to them to bumping into me in the middle of dinner and even coming close to dropping food on me and my date. Food quality and ambiance were great (aside from the noise lever) but the service was equivalent to that of a iHop. Super dissatisfied. Would expect a lot more from a place like this in terms of service.

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EM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ocean Prime is a favorite, food is always delicious and the service impeccable. The restaurant was very busy and the room with buzzing with guests, but it was a little loud at times.

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GR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was a business - social dinner for seven - had a great time with great service and food - thanks so much

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b
New England
43 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fun and energetic atmosphere. Great people and fresh seafood. Good selections as well

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GW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and delicious food! Very loud. A bit pricey. But felt it was worth it.

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a
Philadelphia
167 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place. Food and service are always great. Will definitely be back when I have the chance.

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an excellent dining experience. We had a group of 7 & our server, Sabrina, was simply outstanding. We were taking out a group of high-level corporate business associates from the Midwest. They ordered the seafood tower & truly got a coastal experience! The rest of the meal was also delicious & all of the staff that we interacted with were classy & down-to-earth at the same time. We will absolutely return & recommend Ocean Prime to others.

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VN
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My mom’s birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good food and decent sized portions. Great drinks, and service

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

Everything was perfect from beginning to end

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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C
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Ocean Prime Boston. Was a ten minute walk from the warf and aquarium. From the time we walked in till the time we left we felt welcome. All the servers were nice and helpful. Our server Aaron was very knowledgeable about the menu and seemed to enjoy his job. The food was very good. My Wife had the lobster tails and I had the lamb. We also had the lobster mashed potatoes which put Red Lobsters to shame. We had a great evening at Ocean Prime

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for my brother and his wifes 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was a very nice dining experience, but it was very pricey. I would recommend the restaurant but let them know that its very pricey. Not sure if I would go back.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great dining experience at Ocean Prime. Food is always fresh and delicious. Service was impeccable and drinks were very tasty! Best NY strip cooked to perfection.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Ocean prime is our favorite spot in the seaport and our go to for dates. However, we were put in the back room where they forgot my glass of wine and were rushed out of the room at the end. Food was great per usual. And then the live music from Pete Rowling was on point.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Provisionally recommend - if you are lucky, you will have a better experience than I did. The most serious concerns are service and consideration of customer satisfaction. I had a large group and a reservation made weeks in advance. Yet Ocean Prime provided a group of 11 with a string of two person tables against a wall and pushed into a corner. Six people on a bench seat with one open end can be a big issue - no need to elaborate. The waiter was so MIA that you wouldn't have been able to identify him from amongst the servers or busboys. Did not address the group at all concerning specials (well, the lack of specials). Appeared a couple minutes to gather drink orders and meal orders, then disappeared until dessert and the check. Made order mistakes too - not surprising. The cocktail menu is pretty surprising. Six standards, quite boring. Margherita, Manhattan, etc? The waiter said they could make whatever we asked for, but I didn't come there to give them recipes. The food was variable - some dishes better than others. Generally good food. The issue is bang for the buck - $90 per person seems rather high for this level of service and food, but perhaps one should consider that prices are up quite a bit lately and that it is Boston.

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NY
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience dining at Ocean Prime. The waitress was very friendly and charming. The entire staff were very cordial and welcoming. The chef himself brought one of the plates we ordered for my kid and made the experience even more special and the manager also came to greet us. It was a wonderful experience and the food was delicious!

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PR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was excellent: lobster bisque, Chilean sea bass, salads. Server, Daniel, was wonderful: attentive and knowledgeable. Will return!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters graduation from Harvard

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. An absolutely fantastic steak! Oysters for an app. This place is awesome.

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B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great overall. We enjoyed our first visit.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

I would recommend ocean prime based off past experiences food is usually great and so is service. This time around not so much my waiter was fantastic however your hostess’ were not your bartenders were not and the food this time around was not great. I would not recommend if service continued like it was for me.

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CK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant great deviled eggs. Perfectly cooked scallops.

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BT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish we had gone for Anniversary dinner 5/16...next year!!!

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. Nice venue. Bar is loud but dining room is not. Really likes the plush booths for 2-; people. Outstanding meal. Will return soon.

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EK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Parker was amazing he was very attentive and had amazing personality and maybe it made the overall experience wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful as was the service from the wait staff. It was so good that I had to tell the manager on duty how much we appreciated their hospitality. My only regret is that we do not have this restaurant in South Florida.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a one year wedding anniversary, this place was a great choice to go. Food was excellent, didn’t wait long for our order or drinks, very attentive staff. Also would like to thank our very sweet waitress for the dessert on the house for our anniversary, the warm butter cake, which was delicious! Highly recommended to go here!

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