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211 Restaurant @ Hilton Tampa

4.3
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:30 am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30 pm
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Lounge Daily 11am-1am
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Phone number
(813) 222-4975
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Serge Saouma
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tampa St & Jackson St
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Parking details
$5 valet parking available for 211 Diners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to have dinner before heading to Amalie Arena.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Wait staff were excellent and attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent food and ambiance. Food was worth the price, but if they lowered the price they may get more customers. We were there New Years Eve and it wasn't even half full.

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1.0Dined on August 1, 2016

Good food; good service; lots of activity; good location to conduct business.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2016

The quality of the food has been declining over the past few years.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

We were looking for a place with a nice dinner menu before an 8PM event at Amelie Arena. We did not want to eat at the arena, as the food is awful and VERY expensive. At 211 we had two excellent meals before two different events. The 211 is about a 10 minute walk from the arena. Excellent service and a good selection. We had salmon, grouper and snapper--all were very good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We dined here on New Years Eve because we were staying at the hotel. We have to little kids and they have kids menu, booster seats and high chairs. Our server Daniel was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, from the tuna tartare we had as a starter to the main course (perfect steak and filet mignon) and dessert (delicious chocolate cake and crème brûlée).

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1.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Restaurant wasn't even open when we arrived

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2015

We really enjoyed our date night without the kids at 211. Service and food was great. It's in a perfect location for meeting up with friends afterward in South Tampa.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2014

Great place to dine! Lovely atmosphere... Quite...

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2014

My husband and I came all the way from Sarasota to eat at 211. The wine was great, good was delicious, and service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

Romantic ambiance with great food and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2014

A group from our office has been going to the buffet once a month for years because we liked it so much. The new buffet is even better than before! We splurged and had desserts this week, and they were so decadent. And now that the renovations are done, the whole floor is much more inviting and pleasant. I've enjoyed a couple of happy hours as well, and although the wine selection is good, the finger food could be brought up to a higher level. Overall, I rate 211 as outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2014

Excellent lunch find. Good menu selections and a wonderful buffet!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2014

Very nice dinner when staying at the hotel. Server was attentive and the roast chicken was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

Had a wonderful, relaxing dinner here! Food was excellent and the ambience was welcoming for a relaxing dinner with friends and family! I will definitely keep coming back. The service was friendly and very attentive.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

My fiance and I went on Valentines day. Food was fantastic, wine list was great as well. Our server was not very schooled on the food, wine, menu in general, almost felt like it was his first day or something. He forgot to bring my last glass of wine, but I was not charged with it so no big deal. I will return, specifically for the food and the ambiance. Prices weren't bad at all either.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

A really nice restaurant with an awesome ambience. The food was delicious! I didn't realize this restaurant existed, but what a find. Would definitely recommend and I will be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Booked a table for vday. Food and service were excellent. Had been wanting to eat at this restaurant since discovering it. Did not disappoint and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

They had an amazing valentines day special, 3 course wine pairing dinner for just $50. The food was delicious and the wine made it even better.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

We had a wonderful leisurely Valentine's day dinner with interesting pours of wine with each dish. My Grouper with Prawns was yummy and my husband's Filet Mignon was incredibly tender. The great thing about the meal was that each dish was petite in size so that you savored the taste and had room for the next dish. Our primary server was bubbly and attentive without being intrusive. Her colleagues kept a careful eye on our table and would quietly, swiftly, and unobtrusively appear to refill our water glasses or replenish the hot fresh bread. The restaurant atmosphere was romantic and unbelievably quiet.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2014

All of us had fish - it was overcooked and dry - the same with the risotto. Too bad - as it was a great location in the Hilton downtown.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2013

I found the food to be excellent and the atmosphere to be very upscale and modern. The day we went, there weren't many patrons, so my wife an I were able to have a romantic evening enjoying great food and drinks!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2013

This is only a $ restaurant in the Hilton Hotel. The service was outstanding. The menu threw me off. They gave us two menus, one had very limited, but expensive $30+ items. The other menu was the drink menu which also had small plates and sandwiches, not what I expected. My wife ordered the Grouper Slider and asked to hold the bread, it also came with a side-salad which she was very happy with. I ordered the Yellow-Tail Snapper, which is hard to find in a restaurant outside the Keys. It was excellent.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2013

good restaurant for out of towners staying at hotel

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