Ocean Prime

06/05/2018

When it comes to the seafood and steak houses, it’s hard to choose a favorite. What’s unique about Ocean Prime is the simplicity of the food with the technical savviness that’s understated yet delicious in its simplicity. At a recent dinner at OP, I was enamored with the effortlessness of the food that was served.

For starters, the seafood tower is a must for any lover of the ocean dwelling variety. Served on a smoking bed of ice, you are given the pleasures of the sea in the form of oysters, jumbo shrimp, lobster and crab. It’s truly a master piece and will take your breath away when it’s set down in front of you. While there is some cocktail sauce of the lovers of condiments, in my experience, the most delicious and freshest foods taste incredible on their own.

Other appetizers that also stand out are the Lamb Chop Lolli Pops, seasoned and mouthwatering with a glaze to end all glazes. The Pork Belly Sliders and Hamachi Crudo are also great and can also be found on the Happy Hour Menu as well. If you’ve never tried Steak Tartare or if it’s one of your top picks, OP’s version is not to be missed. Seasoned with capers & shallots and served with crostini perfection, it is unlike any tartare flavor sensation you’ve experienced.

If you’re in the mood for soup, get ready for a Lobster Bisque full of hearty pieces of lobster meat. Word of warning here; it’s incredibly rich and tasty, add a salad to it and it will make for a light meal. We tried the Caesar Salad as we were promised it would have anchovies, for real lovers of that salty flavor, this is simply one of the best out there.

When it comes to selecting your mains – how can one go past a Wagyu Steak server with Foie Gras? One cannot and therefore that was my pleasure. Cooked and seasoned to perfection the Foie Gras was smooth and melted as soon as it touched your mouth. The pairing was so good that I almost forgot to pay attention to any of the amazing accompaniments that were standing by. Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, Twice Baked Potato and a side of Chophouse Corn provide a fantastic supporting act to any mains you choose. If you’re not in the mood for steak try the Chilean Sea Bass with Whipped Potatoes and Champagne Truffle Sauce. Do I need to say more?

Stay with me here friends, we’re not done yet! Make sure to save room for one of the phenomenal desserts, all created on site. Some of the options you may consider are a sky high Ten Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Pineapple Syrup. Perhaps a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with Peanut Butter Mousse and a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache. Or my favorite, a warm Butter Cake with Fresh Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce. It’s a win-win all the way around.

There’s a wine list that would satisfy the fussiest wine connoisseur and cocktails, a mix of classic and some other fun concoctions to try. It’s worth taking the time to pace yourself and take in every course of the indulgent offerings at Ocean Prime. Your every whim is catered to and you’ll feel a deep satisfaction as you float out the doors and to the valet stand to, hopefully, get driven home!

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