Executive Chef Nicholas Pratt and his team at the Orlando Ocean Prime created a pre fixe menu for our visit of what they’d like to share with us.
Enjoy some warm bread while they’re hot with whipped butter. My vote? Go for the pretzel bread first. You can never go wrong with a pretzel.
The Ahi Tuna Tartare is served with avocado, ginger ponzu, and sesame seeds. The avocado and sour cream adds a smoothness to each bite as well as mellows out the saltiness of the ginger ponzu.
Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with Golden Oak mushrooms is one of my favorite appetizers at Ocean Prime. It’s a wonderful dish to share with a loved one while checking out the menu and debating on if you want to order another. The goat cheese is very subtle and all of the flavors of this dish blends really well.
Of course, you should always have their Chilled Crab Meat Cocktail. The abundant crab meat is sweet and refreshing to the palate.
One of the most popular rolls at Ocean Prime is the prime Roll, which includes tempura shrimp, cream cheese, scallions, and beef carpaccio. If only I could describe this to you, but I’m allergic to shrimp. I guess you’ll have to try it yourself.
Don’t forget the Truffle Salt Popcorn to munch on while waiting on the main entrée. This is the type of snack that you can mindlessly eat no matter how full you are.
The Chilean Sea Bass is one of my favorite types of fish because of how buttery smooth it is. At Ocean Prime, it’s served with whipped potatoes and champagne truffle sauce, which adds to the buttery smooth play on texture.
For others, they may like the Blackened Snapper served with corn spoon bread and jalapeño corn tartar. The flavors of the blackened snapper is nice and great for an area like Florida.
Some popular sides to the fish are Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, Bacon Creamed Spinach, and Jalapeño Au Gratin. Of these three, I prefer Black Truffle Mac & Cheese. Mac & Cheese is a creamy staple from childhood, but with a classy twist of black truffles.
Along with the many other desserts, there’s the Warm Butter Cake served with fresh berries, vanilla ice cream, and raspberry sauce. The fruit makes this dish healthy because it’s fruit, right?
Don’t forget to grab a drink from the cocktail menu or wine list to enjoy with your dishes. The Prime Manhattan is a strong, but smooth drink. It’s made with Woodford Reserve, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Nonino Amaro, and Rosemary Grapefruit Peppercorn Bitters. My go-to is always a whiskey drink so this was perfect.
For a pretty drink, have the Black Orchid – Belvedere Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, hand squeezed lemon, and white cranberry juice. It’s shaken and served table side over a spherical ice with an edible flower inside.
Back to whiskies, there’s the Blood Orange Old Fashioned made with Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel — Private Selection, blood orange puree, honey water, and Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters.
Don’t fright if you’re not a fan of seafood but still want to check out Ocean Prime because they do offer chicken, chops and steaks as well as many other vegetarian sides to fit your dietary needs.
For more information, visit
Orlando Ocean Prime
7339 W Sand Lake Rd #400, Orlando, FL 32819