The $5 million epically opulent Ocean Prime opened to the public just a few short days ago, and celebrated the occasion with a grandiose opening party. Over 500 friends, family, and well-wishers stopped by, including photog HughE Dillon of Philly Chit Chat fame, who snapped a few pics of the proceedings, and chatted up the crowd. Dillon remarked that the vibe reminded him of an "elegant supper club on a luxurious ocean liner...with wall fixtures that mimicked portholes and a gorgeous red coral installation."
Franchise honcho Cameron Mitchell is the brains behind Ocean Prime, which opened their first outpost 20 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. The Philly outpost is OP's 18th expansion, and even though the local storefront is in the early going, the briefcase bunch is eating it up. The menu was developed and executed by chef Sonny Pache, and has a certain slickster Boardwalk Empire vibe.
[Photos: HughE Dillon/Philly Chit Chat]