Ocean Prime has come up with a great Sunday offer for those that love a good glass of wine. Ocean Prime has an extensive wine list with some very well known and fabulous wines. If you go on a Sunday you can get any bottle on their wine list that cost $100 or less for half price! This is an incredible offer and temptation for the wine lover.
From the moment you walk into Ocean Prime you know you are someplace special. As you pass the open fireplace you can't help but stop and warm your hands. After being seated, if you can see the entrance,you can watch everyone entering stop to wave their hands over the fireplace no matter what the temperature is outside.
Ocean Prime is nothing but elegance and class from start to finish.
There is an outside bar and patio seating for dining that overlooks the Bay. The outside bar also has an open fireplace in the way of a long table in the center that is wonderful to sit around.
There is a main dining room also for those that want a more traditional setting. The Bone in Filet is so tender you can cut it with a buter knife. Drinks here are all made from scratch and you can't go wrong with the Bubbles and Berries or the Cucumber Gimlet. Bubbles and Berries comes out with quite a presentation and the Cucumber Gimlet is one of the most refreshing drinks you will ever try. The entire place has the feel of a speakeasy that has gone upscale!
If you go, ask for Justin Jones to be your waiter. You will be very happy you did. Justin is bar none the best waiter you will ever have anywhere! His service is top of the top all while being friendly. For those that perfer to sit at the bar, the bartender in the piano bar is named Jared and he is very easy going and friendly and appears to know every wine and drink there is.
I also write for CBS Local and wish Ocean Prime was not a chain so I could write about them there. I would like to say though that even though this is considered a chain establishment, Ocean Prime has a very warm feeling about it and seems to have a vibe all its own that fits right in with the local Tampa Bay area . It is also a place many locals frequent. If you haven't yet been to Ocean Prime then it is a must for your " to do " list. http://www.opentable.com/ocean-prime-tampa
Don't forget to ask for Justin !