I was invited to dine at Ocean Prime last week, and it was absolutely delicious! The restaurant, on Seaport Boulevard near the convention center, opened in mid-December, and is a welcome addition to the area. There is so much new activity in the Seaport, and the restaurant was packed even on a rainy Wednesday evening.
We started the evening with one of the restaurants’ signature cocktails, Berries & Bubbles. A mix of vodka, house sour mix, and marinated berries is poured over dry ice and topped with Chandon sparkling wine. The ice causes the drink to steam and then gently bubble! At first this really threw me for a loop – it reminded me a bit of a science experiment – but then I got over my hesitation and found the bubbling really fun. The sweet fruit had a hint of acid, and the drink reminded me of a delicious homemade jam. Such a unique way to begin!
The meal started with raw seafood and a selection of their sushi rolls. The sushi definitely seemed creative – one roll was a take on ‘surf and turf’.’
The fish dishes were a highlight. We sampled the swordfish served with corn spoon bread and a delicious mix of sautéed vegetables, lobster tails with asparagus, and Chilean sea bass on whipped potatoes. The swordfish dish was especially good. The steaks really wowed the meat eaters at the table – one was topped with a blue cheese crust and the other with garlic scampi. The table also tried the chef’s option for vegans, a gluten-free quinoa cake served with brussels sprouts. This was so hearty and satisfying!
We finished with creme brûlée (amazing – this is from someone who has eaten many creme brûlées). It was such a great meal, and I so appreciated how many items were available for people with gluten intolerances. I would definitely recommend checking out Ocean Prime the next time you are in the mood for seafood and steak in a cozy, luxurious ambiance.