H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar

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$30 and under
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Seafood
H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar in Cedar Knolls “From Hook To Plate.” Our practices support all local fisheries and vegetable farms. Our Team prepares to impress! Proud Members of the Honest Fish Society promoting only seasonal, local fishing practices.
H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar is located in the heart of Morris County, New Jersey just off of Route 10 and minutes off Route 287 in Cedar Knolls. We proudly opened our doors for business on August 11, 2014 after extensive renovations to what was once Il Giordino Restaurant. The interior experience of H2Ocean is beautiful and sophisticated with just enough whimsy thrown in to make it comfortable and fun.

Specials

Lobster Mania Mondays

Enjoy a $29 Three Course Lobster Experience * Seasonal Salad (changes weekly) * Choice between South African Twin Tails or a 1 1/4 Whole Lobster * Served with chef's market vegetable & yukon gold whipped potato * Finished with a seasonal gelato (changes weekly) * Price is per person & does not include tax or gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 30, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-9:00PM

"Off The Hook" Happy Hour

$4 Craft Drafts, $5 FA~Q Wines, $7 House Cocktails * Shaken, or Stirred $8 * $1 Oysters & Clams on the half shell * $12 and under bar bites menu *Exclusive to the bar and raw bar areas only*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2019

Ends: October 11, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:30PM

What 1337 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We generally love this Resturant but the food and service were awful this time. Anything that we ordered from the grill (octopus and filet) tasted funny and had an awful odor. I ordered a cup of the lobster bisque as an appetizer and never received it. When I told the waitress, there was not even an apology offered. The soup was just brought out on top of My dinner. Very disappointing.

AL
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special treat to dine at H2Ocean whether first lunch with friends or like this past Friday a dinner with my husband for Valentine’s Day

w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we have been there many times, always a good experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening!

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere are excellent! The main issue when we arrived was that the kitchen was backed up and we were told upon sitting we would need to order immediately in order to get our food in the queue.

B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Been here many times, always good. Not this time. Came with friends and clients and disappointed. Delays in food service, cold food and not sufficiently cooked.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NJ! Seafood cocktail is out of this world! Best Italian meatballs! Short rib to die for ! Every dish is mouthwatering !

R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice for seafood lovers. Allways fresh options with lots of oyster choices. Great bar and upscale dining room décor. Service is professional.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible service. They need to get there act together in kitchen. Over 45minutes before appetizers were served.

JB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Delicious and service outstanding:)
We will stop in every time we are passing through again.
Very nice indeed!

CF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food, very slow service. I waited 15 minutes to meet my server.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for seafood and raw bar lovers! We had amazing service with complimentary tastings and the ambiance is fantastic! I will definitely revisit!

EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had the halibut and sea bass. Both were disappointing. Neither tasted as fresh as previous dinners there.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food!!!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Would definitely recommend the Happy Hour! However, dinner was mediocre...overrated and expensive

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at H2Ocean are amazing! We had a last minute addition to our group and they accommodated us with the change. James the manager was great and we had Jill as our waitress. Our group had a blast and a great celebration for my mom’s birthday! We ordered the frito misto, mango tuna tartare, octopus, and lobster Mac to start. It was my first time having octopus and it was amazing! Michael and his kitchen know how to cook it beautifully! As the rest of the meal! We are already planning our next dinner there and can’t wait to be back!

D
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had lunch recently. Octopus appetizer was delicious. Very tender and flavorful. Disappointing lobster roll. Tiny roll with very little lobster meat and it was overcooked and tough. The roll itself was also not good. Fish tacos were tasty but small. Service was good but overall overpriced for small portions and overcooked lobster.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I am a fan of the decor of H2Ocean and enjoy the ocean theme they've embraced. The food is also very good. The only area that needs improvement in my opinion is to train the staff better. As a food service employee for almost 30 years, the table should not be cleared of dirty dishes when one person is still eating. The staff should not reach in front of a guest to refill the water glass of the next guest. I had the unfortunate experience of biting into a piece of plastic while eating my salad. I discreetly told my server who was flippant with her response which was something like, "Oh well, sorry." I honestly didn't expect her to tell the manager or do anything about it from her passive response. After we ate our meals, I excused myself from the table and was surprised when the manager approached me to apologize about the salad. Not only did he remove the salad from the bill, but gave me a gift card so I would return again. Very well done. I was impressed by how the manager handled the situation and will definitely be going back. I just hope the staff is a bit more refined next time.

KF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood restaurant in the area. Every time we come here we are very pleased. Excellent food, great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from beginning to end. Great food, service, ambiance. The owner even came by herself to say hi. No doubt we’ll be back

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was lacking, servers need to be a little more interested in the customer.
Menu selection very good, food was excellent, overpriced.

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We're regulars at H2O because of the freshness of their seafood. Oysters are great when we sit and have a cocktail in the lounge. At times we have to overlook the service of the wait staff as they seem to have forgotten that basic follow up and good customer service is expected at places like this. Management is very responsive to feedback and makes every effort to keep your loyalty - this scores high in my group so will always go there whenever we have the choice.

F
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant if you want something a little bit more fancy. The food was excellent and the ambience great. The bar had a nice vibe and it had a happy hour. The mussels were outstanding and raw bar excellent. The halibut dish scrumptious. They certainly know how to treat and cook seafood. Our whole party enjoyed our time there. We will definitely be back.

ES
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal at H2O. Crabcake burger was special and Lina's meatballs are always fabulous!

R
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh and delicious great staff and inviting bar

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Perfect venue for a business dinner

DJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get place- highly recommended! I had an employee's retirement dinner here and everyone could not stop talking about the food. The service was top notch.

TF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always consistently very good. Great option for people in Randolph and a little bit more West in Morris County that don’t want to go all the way to Morristown. It’s as good as any restaurant in Morristown.

NK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Besides for the delicious food, I also love the decor in the restaurant.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is O.K., not extraordinary, just not worth the prices.

BS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From salad to main course was a spectacular jolt to the senses! Taste buds stood up for an encore! Fresh, concentrated flavors complimented and balanced throughout the entire meal. A treat fabulous treat! I

IW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. New menu made us think. My gluten free and dairy free son was thrilled with the salmon dish - thank you.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time here and food and service equally excellent both times. Look forward to our next visit!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! It’s our favorite seafood restaurant.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu changed and they didn’t have halibut on the menu and it was only 7:00 pm. It was disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was disappointed in the food. The spinach beet salad was stale and my sons salmon was not fresh. There was an odor and it tasted terrible.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at H2OCEAN are second to none. The entire wait staff and bartenders are professional and knowledgeable and always looking to help you with any questions. The seafood is fresh each day and there are no bad choices. For an appetizer you need to try the meatballs!