We were staying at the Hilton for a concert we were attending at the Amalie. Since it was Valentine's Day and most restaurants in the area were booked, we decided to have dinner at 211. We were very pleased, to say the least!!! We had the option of selecting either from a price-fixed menu or regular menu and as difficult a decision it was, we decided on the price-fixed menu. The meal was excellent, although it could have been delivered a bit more "temperature" hot than it was received, but the flavors were definitely there and it was very apparent that the chef took great lengths in preparing a meal for the guests that would be memorable. We dined there again for breakfast the next morning and again, 211 did not disappoint. Fresh ingredients and tons of flavor.
The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced! I would highly recommend this restaurant, and plan to go again!
Great place to have dinner before heading to Amalie Arena.
Staying at the Hilton it was extremely convenient due to lack of downtown restaurants. Foor was good, service was great, facility was comfortable even though there was a large (private) happy hour party going on.
This is not your typical hotel restaurant. The quality of the food was about as good as it gets and the service was great. The restaurant appears to be recently renovated and done extremely well. There were six of us having dinner on New Years Eve and everyone raved about their dinners. Everything from the mac and cheese to the New York strip were done perfectly. Their gnocchi was light and as good as we've had (and we grew up in New York) and their New Years Eve shrimp special was probably the tastiest shrimp dish we've ever eaten and we lived in Houston for nearly 30 years.
Food was good but you knew it was a Hotel restaurant. A bit pricey for what it was.
Restaurant was fine and server was very good but server had WAY too many tables for a weekend. Poor planning or manager did not bother to step in for any call-offs.
Also - shame on open table for NOT hiding restaurants that are NOT open at the time I am searching. HUGE waste of time on my part. Search engine should ELIMINATE restaurants not open during the time I am searching for. FIX IT.
Fits the mold of hotel restaurant. Service was a little slower than expected but overall the food was good and atmosphere great for having a conversation. Online menu didn't match the actual menu and there were no vegetarian options on the main menu. The chef did put together a vegetable plate upon request.
Lobster crab cake in lounge was burnt on the bottom. Lacked flavor for seafood.
Great service. Excellent meal. Swordfish was grilled perfectly, veggies were fresh & crisp, and the sweet pea risotto was exceptional.
We usually go out instead of having dinner at the hotel restaurant but we were tired and decided to take our chances. We were so happy that we did! Our server Mark was superb, the service was outstanding and the food was excellent and really fresh. Everything that we ordered was delicious. We will definitely go back to this restaurant even if we are not staying at the Hilton. It is a hidden gem
It was all good but the waiter didn't know what he was doing and took forever.
Great food, great service & great price! We will be back!
Wait staff were excellent and attentive.
My wife and I stayed at the Hilton Downtown Tampa for our wedding anniversary. After researching several restaurants in the area, I found that one of the best-reviewed, elegant dining restaurants was right in our hotel at the 211. We enjoyed a few cocktails in the adjacent lounge before dinner. The specialty drinks were outstanding. My wife especially enjoyed the Cosmo.
The atmosphere at both the 211 lounge and restaurant is modern chic. Very tastefully done and relaxing. The evening we dined, there were only four other tables occupied in the restaurant. We began with the lobster and lump crab cake which was well cooked and presented. It was served with a succotash, but it also contained some raw red onions, which I love, but if it's a first or early date in your relationship, probably would consider avoiding. For entrees, my wife had the Salmon Filet with parmesan risotto, arugula fennel salad, and lemon caper jus. I had the catch of day (choice of swordfish or red snapper - I elected the red snapper) with sweet pea risotto, jalapeño pesto, and seasonal vegetables (asparagus and carrots this evening). Both entrees included large portions of fish, perfectly cooked, as was the risotto.
For dessert, the chef made an "off menu" item for us since it was our anniversary. It was a fried donut, topped with a caramel drizzle, vanilla bean ice cream and a white and milk chocolate straw as best I can recollect. It was delicious as well and we had a nice surprise when the chef came to our table to congratulate us on our anniversary.
The service was outstanding. Our waiter, I believe his name is "Shay" or a similar sounding name (my apologies, you were great). A young man of Jamaican descent who was a student at USF. We both were delighted with our dining experience at the 211 and will return in the future!