211 Restaurant @ Hilton Tampa

4.3
68 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Dine at 211, @ The Hilton Tampa Downtown in an elegant atmosphere and enjoy spectacular modern American cuisine. food. Join us for lunch Mon-Fri- where our lunch buffet is sure to please; Monday & Tues- house made soups, salads and 4 selections of Paninis. Wednesday-Latin- Thursday- Asian Fusion and Friday- Pasta Action Station. Dinner is offered a la carte featuring fresh local seafood and aged steaks and an extensive wine by the glass selection.

Private Dining Room with seating for up to 30 and Private Wine Room with seating for up to 12 is available. Outdoor Patio for dining al fresco under the stars, complete with fire pit.
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EH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Room reserved was too loud. Asked for music to be turned down. It wasn't. The room was far too cold. Also requested temp be adjusted. It wasn't. Waiter didn't bring menus for those not having the buffet until well after those having the buffet were eating. Requests for drinks, etc. took excessive amount of time to come or didn't come at all.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

I've been here twice in the last month. Both times service was poor even though it wasn't busy. Not sure why. I'll give it one more try because I love the different lunch buffets but it is aggravating having to try to get someone's attention or wait a long time for what should be normal service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was wonderful! Thank you

BW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice for lunch but the menu is limited if you are Vegan. :(

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress was slow with taking our order and therefore food took a long time (salad and chicken fingers). Food was fabulous! Those of us who had the buffet were extremely satisfied! Unfortunately server blamed food delay on kitchen. However, she did not get our order in, in a timely manner.

We will try again tomorrow, because food was fabulous

LL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

food only average

waitress did not know menu, did not know wines, did not know cocktails and had very poor English language skills ... she seemed very very new and did not have a helper

SM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations on Saturday night before Easter, surprised to see one other family dining that night! Elsewhere sold out. Possibly a business spot more than a nice night out restaurant! Shame the ambience and food was nice! The Lounge was definitely popping with people enjoying a great Saturday night in Tampa!

KB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Arrived at 6:30 for dinner on the Saturday night before easter, had a lobby of waiting patrons and no staff available to seat anyone; restaurant was empty. Walked into kitchen 1 hr after posted time for dinner to find everyone in the kitchen talking.

AC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We arrived on a Friday night. The restaurant was basically empty. We waited about 10 minutes before someone came to the entrance to seat us. The food in this restaurant is sub par. We ordered 2 appetizers and a flatbread and everything was disappointing. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Dinner didn’t have to leave the hotel.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Grouper dish was fantastic!

MB
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good restaurant if you are staying in the hotel. The Filet I ordered was on the tough side which is very unusual for a Filet Mignon. My wife's Sea Bass was good. The service was good. Overall it was a good meal but not great. If I was staying in the hotel, the convenience would have outweighed the shortcomings.

RO
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress & waiter and excellent food. We would recommend the restaurant.

OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines with my girls was amazing. Service was perfect and attentive. Food melted in my mouth. Very happy with my experience.

NW
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an undiscovered gem! Don't be deterred just because this restaurant is in a hotel. Food and service were amazing! And we would have spent much more elsewhere for the same caliber!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very slow service. Food mediocre at best

BC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our family decided to come to 211 Restaurant for our last meal of 2018. Even though the restaurant was experiencing short staff, Adam managed to take care of our table without us having too wait too much for our food or get our drinks refilled. Food was good , specially appetizers. We ordered the filet mignon and the NY strip medallion. Meat had good flavor but for our taste it was over seared :(

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance Awesome—food very good—Waiter Mark was very nice! Thanks

KT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Steak was delicious, Calamari exceptional and the beet salad was yummy. Will go back very soon.

LF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

"Fish Tacos" really skimpy...child-size portion, barely found any fish in them; asked for 'half' the alcohol in the Margarita and quite sure I got 'none'!! It was just something sweet, frozen. Very nice Server. Hope to go back and try a steak - maybe the pricey selections are better??

SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our server was amazing. Could not have asked for a more perfect Father day dinner .

M
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

WE HAD VERY ENJOYABLE MEALS IN CONTEMPORARY SURROUNDINGS.SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.OUR WAITER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND FRIENDLY

TM
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant with a quiet and warm ambience

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very slow night. Server was excellent. Food was good. Clean, cozy, comfortable. Drinks were generous and tasty.
We would recommend it.

DR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were all surprised at the quality of the food. I don't expect much from hotel restaurants, but our experience here was truly pleasant and more than satisfactory. There was a wide variety of options - smaller plates and full entres, each carefully prepared and presented beautifully on the plate. The service was above average - attentive, responsive, but not hovering. Our experience here was good enough that we chose to dine here two of our three nights in town.

SM
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

r
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced! I would highly recommend this restaurant, and plan to go again!

CM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have dinner before heading to Amalie Arena.

JP
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

P
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but you knew it was a Hotel restaurant. A bit pricey for what it was.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

OT
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

k
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Lobster crab cake in lounge was burnt on the bottom. Lacked flavor for seafood.

MA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent meal. Swordfish was grilled perfectly, veggies were fresh & crisp, and the sweet pea risotto was exceptional.

I
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was all good but the waiter didn't know what he was doing and took forever.

P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service & great price! We will be back!

R
Detroit
67 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff were excellent and attentive.

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