H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.6
1205 reviews
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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

"Off the Hook" Happy Hour

$4 Craft Drafts, $5 FA~Q Wines, $7 House Cocktails *Mixed, Shaken, or Stirred $1 Oysters & Clams on the half shell $10 and under bar bites menu

*Exclusive to the bar and raw bar areas only*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: June 4, 2118

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

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: February 4, 2019

Ends: December 24, 2019

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

"Feast on the Seven Fishes" this Christmas Eve at the best seafood restaurant & raw bar in New Jersey.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1205 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! The food is consistently fantastic, the specials are always changing, the quality and service is spectacular. This is definitely a favorite. Never change!

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

w
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

lobster tail plate was pre-prepared and then heated. Hence the tails were dry and tough. The salads were also pre-prepared and were therefore limp. Service was good.

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time here & it did not disappoint! The food from the appetizers to the desserts were delicious. They also have yummy cocktails. I will definitely be dining here again! Just an FYI you cannot self park.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks selections and service. Highly recommended for all occasions.

PJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A pleasant evening. Enjoyed a Delicious dinner. The food was Outstanding, the atmosphere was pleasant and the service Was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice time, a very skilled culinary team

SA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best fish and great place

KF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, knowledgeable staff, amazing food.

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Our favorite seafood restaurant.

2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first dinner at H2Ocean and will not be our last! Food, service and ambience are great. The only challenge for the first visit was finding it and not driving past it!

HW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was stellar. We had the Raw NY Fire Oysters....so fresh, so smooth you could barely tell they came from the ocean. Our entrees were delightful....crispy Salmon and Sear Scallops....felt satisfied but great!! Will definitely come back again...Thinking Thursday for Happy Hour :)

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all around!! Active Bar area. Upbeat vibe. Food was superb as usual and never disappoints. FRESH & FLAVORFUL. Our Server, David was a delight, knowledgeable and attentive. He and his team were truly outstanding.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This place has so much hype and nothing to back it up. I thought the appetizers were solid. The main course was terrible. The surf and turf was one of the worst. The place was busy but it was very understaffed. We went for my friends birthday and we usually go to pretty nice places. The value of what you get is terrible. It's expensive which is fine but the food is just mediocre toward not so great. The lobster in the surf and turf was over cooked and covered in some brown sauce. The filet was over cooked by far I asked for rate. The waiter barley checked on us, so even if we wanted to order more drinks etc, that wasn't really possible. I wouldn't bother returning. If the service were better maybe it would be 3/4 stars Maybe. But honestly you probably are better off at a chain like Cheesecake facotry where you conisistently expect mediocroity and you pay for it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, our waiter Fernando is always excellent.

AF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s always nice to sit and enjoy good food and service!

B
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some dishes were really good and some were mediocre so overall it’s good. The dollar oysters were very small and not worth it. Legal seafood just raised their price yo $1.50 and you get a real oyster there. The shrimp were delicious but the chicken dried out. The octopus was delicious but not delivered to the level of the website photo. We would go back however with different expectations now.

NJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my go-to restaurant when I want sea food. My favorite is the Halibut. My wife loves the swordfish. I have a vegetarian friend who raved about his dish. Nice atmosphere. Plenty of space between tables. Service is always top-notch. My only complaint is the valet parking which I can’t stand but that’s just me and certainly not a reason to avoid this gem of a dining experience.

OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome kale, scallops

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our meal was great our only complaint was due to the heat wave it was literally sweltering inside so we were very uncomfortable. Wish our waiter was willing to let us move to other side where it was 10 degrees cooler....we were bummed when we saw that difference upon leaving. Otherwise it was fine, just brutal with the temperature issue

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great dining experience. Only drawback was service a little slow which can be expected for a Saturday night.
Food was wonderful.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great wedding anniversary dinner at H2O. The food was outstanding. The service was exceptional. Our waiter was great. We always look forward to every meal at H2O.

g
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Outstanding!!!
There is nothing not to like
A place that has the BEST SEAFOOD and Great Happy Hour too!

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Wasn’t that crowded but service was terrible. Not worth it

OT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fish and service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday.
Had a lovely dinner - enjoyed the seafood salad and Ahi Tuna.
Had no room for dessert.

RD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Promptly seated for our reservation for 4. Hostess accommodated our seating preference. The menu is very interesting and has dishes for every taste. I especially liked the simply grilled fish options! Really helpful when watching your diet. The portions of food were ample. The food was very good quality but my grilled fish was somewhat dry and the salmon ordered rare came well done. They promptly rectified the error with the salmon and offered us free dessert. A very nice touch. With free dessert each couple paid $180 with tip and 1 round of drinks + 2 glasses of wine. This restaurant is very pricey so we won’t visit too often, but would definitely go back.

MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a treat, good food, service and a lovely atmosphere. We haven't stopped talking about it, looking forward to returning.

p
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is cute. Cocktails are on point. Meatball appetizer is big enough to be a full entree...and they are amazing! Clams on the half shell were fresh and delicious. The bread for the table was out of bounds good! And the crabmeat pasta was packed with real crab, al dente, and super flavorful. The cheesecake was as good as anything you’d find in Brooklyn it Manhattan and the cookies filled with ice cream were enough for 4 people....I ate most of it: Fantastic! We’ll be back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Too pricey, no side dishes included with meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time at H2Ocean. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food and drinks are excellent!

AG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional food and excellent service - a tad pricey for lunch but I’d still go back

V
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is always good here. We have been to H2Ocean many times. The Monday night Lobster Mania special is a good deal. The problem that we have had every time we have been is the EXTREMELY slow service, especially when it comes time for the plates to be cleared and for us to get the check. Several times we have waited 20+ minutes for the bill.

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

Great service, delicious food. Will definitely return!

P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Also a beautiful setting. My wife did not want her entree because she was too full, they took it back, no charge. Great desserts, too!

BH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Two of the meals were seafood, my company said it was just ok. Have been there before and our guests loved it. Hope next time they just order something else.

OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for excellent seafood while on a business trip

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is tremendous. Prices are high.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience!!! Such wonderful food and service.

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