Ocean Prime Introduces its Brand of Opulence to Boston on December 3

Business lunches and holiday parties will have a new home in the Seaport.

Ocean Prime Boston

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In a part of Boston that doesn’t necessarily want for large and lavish dining options, a new seafood and steakhouse lands next month. Ocean Prime will open on Seaport Boulevard on December 3.

The high-end steakhouse is the 12th location of the brand from Ohio-based Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and of 12 different concepts in 24 cities, it’s the company’s first in New England. Anchoring the luxury apartment complex 100 Pier 4, Ocean Prime has 272 seats, plush furniture, a granite bar, and a baby grand piano inside a “jewel box-inspired” lounge. It offers three private dining spaces accommodating parties from 12-48. “We are thrilled to be joining Boston’s diverse dining scene, and we know Ocean Prime will serve as a welcoming hub for the workers, residents and visitors that inhabit the seaport’s innovation district,” founder and CEO Cameron Mitchell said via a press release.

Executive chef Mitchell Brumels is an Ocean Prime veteran. The a la carte menu has raw bar offerings, like chilled Maine lobster, classic caviar service, and a custom-built, smoking shellfish tower; there will also be sushi, and composed entrées like Chilean sea bass with whipped potatoes and Champagne truffle sauce, and Dutch Harbor king crab legs. Prime steaks are in the $40 range, with add-ons including garlic shrimp and black truffle butter, and accompaniments fit for the expense accounts in the Seaport, such as asparagus and hollandaise ($11) and jalapeño au gratin ($12). Gluten-free options are available at both lunch and dinnertime.

The 22-seat bar offers 50 wines by the glass, and cocktails ($13-$16) are rooted in the classics, like Whiskey Rose with Bulleit Bourbon, mint, house-made grenadine, and cherry bark vanilla bitters, though expect “theatrical elements like dry ice” from the mixologists.

Ocean Prime promises genuine hospitality, and also a commitment to its individual cities. In Boston, the restaurant will donate a portion of the opening day’s sales to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and general manager, Nicholas Foley, plans to ingrain charitable endeavors into the restaurant’s culture in Boston.

Ocean Prime will be open at 5 p.m. nightly for dinner, and for lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Ocean Prime, opening December 3, 140 Seaport Blvd., Boston; 617-670-1345 or ocean-prime.com.