Southern California’s expansive food scene can range from Los Angeles street tacos on Sunset Boulevard to 3-star Michelin French Laundry restaurants. Up and coming chefs are always creating new and exciting dishes to capture the taste of local residents each week. This past month we were invited to indulge at the award-winning Cameron Mitchell restaurant located in Beverly Hills called Ocean Prime. This modern American restaurant and lounge delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and incredible hospitality. Our magical evening was nothing short of spectacular, and we are more than happy to highlight our favorite attributes to this one-of-a-kind cuisine.
Ocean Prime is located in the heart of Beverly Hills directly off Wilshire Boulevard. The restaurant is known for its vibrant energy, made-from-scratch menu offerings, seasonal ingredients, and an extensive menu to suit every palate, including prime steaks, chops, chicken, and seafood. Upon arrival, we were seated without hesitation at the corner table located on their outside balcony. Our table was equipped with individual sanitizing wipes, miniature condiments and an outdoor heat lamp. Ashley opted to try their signature Berries & Bubbles cocktail which consists of Citrus Belvedere, Domaine Chandon and Dry Ice Smoke while I chose the Blood Orange Old Fashioned. There is nothing quite like a bubbling cocktail presentation to start off the evening with a bang.
Although every appetizer looked delicious, we decided to request a customized shellfish tower which consisted of shrimp cocktail, chilled alaskan crab legs, and plenty of dry ice to create a smokey appearance. In addition, we added an Ahi Tuna appetizer alongside a broiled individual lobster tail. This was the perfect start to an unforgettable night. Dinner was next on our list of things to order, and we were ready! We chose two 8 oz Filet Mignon, a side of roasted Brussel Sprouts, and a twice baked loaded potato. Each food item was absolutely delicious and well-prepared. From the kitchen and bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish. This extensive menu is both classic and modern featuring lighter items such as sushi, poke, seafood presentations, juicy steak cuts, and decadent desserts. Each location is unique and designed to fold into the energy of the city where it’s located. With stunning spaces, luxe details and genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, celebrate and indulge.
Our dinner reservations were at 7 pm which allowed us to experience a sunset transition to twilight hour. The entire dinner lasted about two hours which was the perfect amount of time for a date night. Ocean Prime’s cuisine was delicious and had generous portions. The waitstaff was extremely courteous and created a wonderful dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a group celebration, Ocean Prime is definitely a restaurant to be added to your list! Thank you to the incredible staff and management for making our experience magical!