Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, steps from Rodeo Drive,
Ocean Prime offers regional flavors unique to the Los Angeles culture and area.
Serving lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly, guests will sample the highest quality seafood, steaks, handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines.
Based in New York City, ICRAVE, an internationally renowned experiential design firm designed Ocean Prime's elegant space that seats 350 guests and provides both cozy nooks, and open, bustling areas.
The terrace also boasts a large glassbox bar, the only of its kind in Beverly Hills, which is ideal for cocktails or communal dining. The glass box bar is clad with premium wine bottles and a massive, internally illuminated wood barback, evoking a simplistic opulence.
Executive Chef Matt Briggs, and General Manager, Stephen Cook, bring a combined four decades of service experience to Ocean Prime, and are already immersed in the Los Angeles community, having worked and lived here for many years.
“The menu features some of Ocean Prime’s signature items including filet mignon Oscar style and Chilean sea bass, as well as new additions inspired by the West Coast such as fresh, hand-rolled sushi.”
Other delights offered on the menu include seared ahi tuna with roasted marble potatoes, fava beans, mushrooms and truffle jus; and Alaskan king salmon with lobster, gnocchi, spring peas, and lemon jus.
“Our chef team and I have developed a fresh and locally sourced ‘features program’ for our menu that will utilize local farmers markets as well as the seasonal fish that is sourced directly from the California coast,” said Briggs.
Relax, and take in the walls that are lined with black and white artwork featuring classic Hollywood stars, commissioned by Artists Jordan Clark, Lola Dupré, and Jenny Sharaf. Dark wood tables and rich leather seating juxtapose the surprisingly chic, industrial hanging light fixtures that are suspended above the dining area.
Throughout the restaurant warm oak floors and walls are paired with exposed brick accents, and ceiling-to-floor glass doors lead out to the terrace. The design gets progressively darker, moodier, and sexier as the main bar wraps back further into the dining space and becomes a sushi bar.
Once you arrive in the main dining room, you’re greeted by a view into the flames and action of the open kitchen, as well as surrounded by storefront-like windows that peek into three private dining rooms. When it comes to intimate affairs, Ocean Prime also offers a private backdoor entrance should any you seek complete anonymity.
With made from scratch dishes, an elegant setting, and expertly prepared cocktails handcrafted by Ocean Prime’s talented bar chefs, the restaurant is destined to become the place to dine when in Beverly Hills.
By Leroy Worley
Ocean Prime is located at 9595 Wilshire Boulevard. Reservations can be made by phone 310-859-4818 or online. For Ocean Prime menu selections and specials visit www.ocean-prime.com.