Ocean Prime Arrived in D.C. with a Seafood Extravaganza
Ocean Prime arrived and held its preview in Washington, D.C., Thursday night with style. They went all out with ice sculptures that adorned the bar, a live musician who played tunes on its micro stage, and a constant array of small plates that kept the bellies of 150 or so guests satisfied. The restaurant also made a commitment to donate all the proceeds from gift card sales that evening No Kid Hungry, a local charity aiming to eliminate child hunger in the United States.
Seafood Galore and Sliders Too
The preview menu featured a raw bar that offered oysters and large cocktail shrimps, large pan-seared sea scallops accompanied by a creamy Parmesan risotto, a selection of sushi rolls and a sampling of meaty sliders. The dessert section offered four different items including a 10-layer carrot cake, which was so popular it ran out even before the party officially ended. The food wasn’t the only one that was a hit that night. There was plenty of kudos too for the drink concoctions offered and made with whiskey and gin, as well as the selection of wine that was served unlimited until the conclusion of the event.
Ocean Prime is the latest high-end dining establishment to arrive in downtown D.C., that caters to suit-clad Washingtonians, joining the likes of Mastro’s, Joe’s Seafood, Steak and Stone Crab, and Claudia’s Steakhouse. In addition to the traditional dining option, Ocean Prime also offers private dining rooms that can host up to 42 people and a spacious bar and lounge area with happy hour specials.
The restaurant is part of the Cameron Mitchell group of restaurants, an independent and privately owned enterprise with headquarters in Ohio.