Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ocean Prime restaurant to open in Uptown this fall

An Ohio restaurant firm is bringing one of its signature eateries to Dallas' Uptown.

Ocean Prime restaurant – operated by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants of Columbus – will open this fall in the Rosewood Court building at Cedar Springs Road and Pearl Street.

The 10,000-square-foot "modern American supper club" will seat 400 and will be on the ground floor of the new building.

"We are pleased that Ocean Prime has decided to open their first Texas location in Rosewood Court," Dallas businesswoman Caroline Rose Hunt, whose family built Rosewood Court, said Tuesday in a prepared statement. "Ocean Prime will provide our tenants a first-class dining experience in a one-of-a-kind location."

Ocean Prime has restaurants in Detroit, Miami, Phoenix, Orlando and Tampa, Fla. The Dallas restaurant will be Ocean Prime's first in Texas.

The menu includes seafood and steaks, and most dinner entrees are priced between $25 and $50.

Ocean Prime is one of seven restaurant chains operated by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.
Dallas businessmen Jack Baum and Mort Meyerson originally planned to operate a restaurant in Rosewood Court. But the partners canceled those plans because of the economic downturn.

The 19-story Rosewood Court houses the corporate headquarters of the Hunt family's Rosewood Corp. investment firm and other tenants. Stream Realty leases the office space, and United Commercial Realty represents the retail section of the project.

"We're delighted to have Ocean Prime as the newest tenant at Rosewood Court," said Stream Realty's Jon Altschuler. "The restaurant will be unlike any other in Dallas.

"Having the restaurant open in the building will only add to Rosewood Court's energy level."

By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News