Ilios Restaurant - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach

3.7
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$30 and under
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American
Local, seasonal fare is a favorite when you dine at our signature restaurant and bar. This stylish eatery serves inspired dishes for breakfast lunch & dinner, using the freshest ingredients inspired by coastal cuisine.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.9
service
3.4
ambience
3.1
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outside by the pool (sixth floor) with a beautiful view of the ocean. The food was very good - although the lobster role was a bit dry (could have been basted in more butter). At $5.00 the valet parking was an excellent price - with the restaurant validating the ticket. Lunch was a very nice experience.

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NathanielS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. We had dinner one evening and breakfast the next morning. It made not leaving the hotel so easy.

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vipVinnieC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First let me say that the people who work here were all absolutely AMAZING!!! The manager Brett was so accommodating and even arranged for a free bottle of Prosecco for our anniversary dinner, then our waiter Franz was AWESOME!!! So friendly and attentive. The service was impeccable. Now sadly the quality of the food was just not up to the top standards that I would expect for a Hilton resort nor for the price. We booked our anniversary dinner here specifically because we received a text from the front desk saying there was a Prime Rib special but then it wasn’t actually available and I ended up having a very Grey flavorless rib-eye steak and my
Wife had an extremely dry mahi-mahi fish fillet. My steak was actually cooked perfectly but the quality of the meat was so poor that it was unbelievably difficult to chew. If the quality of the food was better I would highly recommend this place because the employees were wonderful! But sadly I would not recommend Ilios...the price is far too expensive for such low quality food! It’s really unfortunate...I wanted so badly to give this a great review because of the service.

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LisaP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

terrible service and if you arrive between breakfast and lunch they cannot accommodate any order that is not planned. The waitress is very impatient and told us several times ... "it's better order your breakfast because the Chef is leaving"... terrible food... don't waste your time and money... not an option for breakfast and not an option for lunch

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TEMc
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hotel and great restaurant! Staff everywhere was amazing, especially our server. He was quick, friendly and refilled drinks faster than we could drink them. Definitely try the guacamole and chips, best I ever had.

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SamA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The cauliflower appetizer and chips/dip appetizer were not edible. Just not good. The veggie sushi was just okay - We wanted salmon/avocado/cucumber sushi but couldn't get it. They served a few bits of salmon separately and charged us extra for it. We would not go to this restaurant again.

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Bubba
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Lovely location. Nice waitstaff, but the food is just uninspired, and prepared with lack of care. The sushi, in particular had "al dente" (lol) rice, and was of a quality that I was doubting whether I should actually eat it. I have no idea how this place maintains an over 4 rating on TripAdvisor.

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vipCraigH
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

it was slow, and we were only 5 tables, and our server had a hard time filling up our drinks. I thought the food was overpriced. We eat their because we were staying at the hotel. A few other nights we went off property and better/cheaper food.

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DaBomb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My family and I went to Ilios for Thanksgiving. The food was ok but it was not great for the price I paid. My waitress was great and her level of service was awesome but I would not go again for Thanksgiving.

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mialfa
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and Chef Nicole and Chef Randy went out of their way to make our dinner special. They decorated our table, the service was incredible, and the food was amazing!
We thank everyone who took part in our celebration. Thanks!

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vipRobert
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food was very good. Our waiter, Patrick, was awesome. That's where the goodness ended. The bartender was second rate at best, the drinks sucked. It was New Years Eve and we made a 10:15 reservation figuring we would be out to meet other friends and watch the fireworks, but we didn't finish eating until 12:30. We had to spend midnight at the restaurant. It was outrageous, we only had the first course after one hour. Not sure what the issue was, but they ruined our holiday.

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JamesB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Farrah was simply the best hostess we have ever had. She made my 70th birthday very special. I understand she will be leaving in four months. You will sure miss her!

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vipRonnie
Pittsburgh
152 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We chose Ilios because we were checking into the Hilton that afternoon and decided that we wanted someplace convenient for dinner. Plus, the weather was not good on this day so that was a good move. This is a rather sleepy hotel restaurant, especially during the week. We waited quite a while for the hostess to appear.
We both felt like fresh fish, and ordered dinners of snapper and swordfish. Both were fine but really could have used a starch or some accompaniment. I started with a nice corn tortilla soup that could have been hotter in temperature.
Since dinner was rather light, we opted for desserts which were nicely presented: a round mango cheesecake with berries and a mango puree, and a chocolate mousse with berries.
This restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch, including the food served on the hotel's pool deck. We had a good hamburger and guacamole out there one day.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven friends had lunch on a Saturday. Our food selections ranged from hamburgers, tacos, to beet salad with shrimp. Everyone was very happy with the food. The dining room overlooks the pool area. The servers were very attentive.

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Cary
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Low staff that caused delays to order and receive the food. Poor restaurant management.

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vipratlas
Miami
388 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well kept secret restaurant of the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hilton Hotel is the restaurant Ilios on the 6th floor of the hotel. Oh, people will steer you to S3, but their food and service is inconsistent and unreliable. however, upstairs, Chef Don Ellison does an amazing job. We had the specials which was a surf and turf with filet and grilled grouper. The second dish was pecan crusted snapper with sweet plantains. Dessert was wonderful flourless chocolate and sweets. Service was very good and the view of the full moon rising was priceless.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute Valentine's Day dinner. The hotel was nice. The outside seating was by the pool on the 6th floor by a fire pit. The wait staff was absolutely attentive and amazing. It was a set menu and very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Server was nice and attentive but the food was horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The quality of this restaurant is not consistent with the rest of the hotel. It is very dreary inside. Really needs a renovation. We ate there on Christmas evening. It was a special holiday menu. Every time we chose an item from the menu, we were told by the waiter that it wasn't available. The service was extremely poor. Dishes were dumped on the table. We should have gone to the finer restaurant in the hotel, S3 run by an outside organization.
Do not waste your money here. There are plenty of other options within walking distance of this restaurant. Very disappointed in Hilton. It's not up to their standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went there for Christmas dinner. The gentleman i spoke with had the pricing wrong before I booked. The food was good but not great. Service was slow. All and all to worth the price of a $500 family dinner. I had much better service for similar price at the Ritz down the street.

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KatieD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have held breakfast meetings at this restaurant several times, and even hosted a large breakfast event here once in their private room. Their buffet is always reliable, as is their service. Great food, good ambiance and nice staff are what keep my company coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and food was great.

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vipKenS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service are good but the restaurant is next to the pool and people come in all the time in swimsuits with barely any clothes or shoes so it really isn't conducive for dining

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vipKenS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is ok
Great staff
Noisy location to bar and hotel pool people coming and going clothed and quite often no shirts and swimsuits only

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vipBunny924
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, Chef Don did a great job and even came out to great us with a complimentary dessert. Service was great and everyone was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Service was slow, but every person from the waiter to the mgmt we had contact with was extremely friendly and very pleasurable to be around. Great restaurant to enjoy inside and the bar is a neat place to be. Restaurant tables outside are on the pool deck and away from the ocean view, unlike the pool and jacuzzi which are next to the glass railing facing the Atlantic. Noisy outside with the pool being so close.

If you would like a fabulous meal without having to worry about your kids being too disruptive, this would be a good destination. The snapper was outstanding and definitely something different than most other restaurants.

FAQs

Ilios Restaurant - Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach is rated 3.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.