Ocean Prime - Now Open Downtown Washington,DC
This Ohio-based chain has been on my list since it opened in October 2016. I just didn't want to have to pay for anyone else to come with me, so I snuck in flying solo. Contrary to their (Wash) Post write up, I found it a forte fortissimo "YUM" based on the Filet Mignon. It was cooked to perfection and I even opted for a little blue cheese crust. Sure, I scraped it off to the side to first taste the star of the show, and later added a little fluff in to it. My cocktail was a boulevardie of course, and was made properly. I sat at the bar since I was alone, and I couldn't help my ear hustling of other people's conversations. From banking to real estate, to what the Congressman did, the bar brought energy and interest of diverse conversation.
Their website has their story as:
OCEAN PRIME is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. There are currently 14 locations from coast to coast, with the original location, Mitchell’s Ocean Club, in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
OCEAN PRIME delivers an extraordinary experience to guests: 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.
Each OCEAN PRIME location is unique and inspired by the energy of the city where it’s located. Dramatically designed, the restaurants are social, fun, and glamorous. Every element has been carefully curated with attention to every detail.
We specialize in incredible seafood and prime steaks, but OCEAN PRIME is much more than just a steakhouse or a seafood restaurant. OCEAN PRIME is an extraordinary dining destination. Our menu features classic dishes crafted with a modern sensibility and an appreciation for ingredients. With lighter fare, like our shellfish cobb salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like our smoking shellfish tower, juicy steaks and decadent desserts, there’s something for every occasion.
Our passion is to offer exceptional service and truly genuine hospitality to each and every guest. VIP treatment is standard at OCEAN PRIME. We deliver more than just in amazing food and drinks: We create remarkable experiences.