H2O Grill and Bonsai Sushi Bar

4.2
50 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Just like water, our restaurant is cool and refreshing – serving fare from both land and sea, 7 days a week, 3 meals a day. We’re all about fusion. Fancy and Fun. Spicy and Sweet. Contemporary and Casual.

From our eclectic, delectable cuisine to our refined yet unpretentious beachfront atmosphere, we invite you to enjoy fine dining inside … or no-frills food poolside.

In our wide-open, delightfully designed dining room overlooking our Gulf front deck, we also have a full bar – for socializing and sipping.

Whether for brunch with friends, lunch al fresco or a night out on the town, let us take care of your party and help you make memories over a memorable meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 343-6791
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Moore
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via De Luna Dr.
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Parking details
Self Parking with lighted parking garage. Valet parking for a small fee is also available.
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Public transit
There is a convenient free beach trolley that shuttles all over the island and has a stop in front of the hotel.
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Entertainment
Live jazz during Sunday brunch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 50 People Are Saying
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BM
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Not to be revisited

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were 8 of us & our server was great...on top of things! The burger was tasty, their pesto was delish!

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JA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We were quite disappointed in this experience. Our last visit was wonderful, but the food this time was not. Shrimp was poor quality with a very fishy taste. Other foods were subpar, as well.

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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food here was excellent, but the open area and hard surfaces make it noisy and not at all private. Another issue is the menus. Part of it is light print on a black background which made them hard to read and at 7 PM they lower the lights! A couple who came in after us couldn’t read it at all-they we’re about ready to give up and finally asked us what we had so they could order the same thing. Seems like an easy fix could be done.

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K
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff very friendly but under trained. The waitress was sweet but had not been trained on the new menu and she and the sushi chef did not understand one another. We had to walk her through what we had ordered and what it was.

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GB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Our experience was very underwhelming. My wife looked at the menu online which looked very good. When we arrived, it is not the same menu to say the least. It was hard to find anything to order that wasn't simply bar food. My wife ordered the Seafood Pasta that was listed as a pappardelle pasta dish but the pasta was elbow macaroni with little to no taste. Overall way overpriced for poor food. Our server tried to save the day but could not recover what the kitchen served. Would not recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We went for Sunday Brunch and we’re very pleased with the selection, the quality of the food, and the service. Matthew was attentive and personable. Although the sushi I read about was not served anymore, I was told that in just a few weeks they will be bringing it back due to popular demand as well as an oyster bar. Those will be terrific additions to the Sunday Brunch. We intend to return.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big breakfast style. Service is great

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Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cook to order. Plenty of food to choose from plus the drinks are abundance

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not good. Service was fine. We won’t be going back.

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Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our family of four ate here after the Blue Angels show. When we arrived they informed us that there was an all-you-can-eat buffet or order from the menu dining. The buffet was Mexican style food. If we had wanted Mexican we would have gone to the excellent Mexican restaurant across the street. The menu we had to order from was VERY limited. I don’t know if this was because they had the buffet that night or if they have drastically cut their menu back. I am allergic to all seafood so there were about two things on the menu that I could eat.
The service was very slow. We sat for nearly 10 minutes before our drink order was taken and another ten before we got our drinks. I had to ask twice about the mojito I ordered from the bar.
I ordered the hamburger which came with French fries. The burger was ok but the fries were entirely too salty to even eat. Nowhere near worth the price we paid. The kids had chicken fingers. They came with fries but we substituted one with a fruit cup and then split the sides between the kids. Same problem with the fries. SALTY!!! The fruit was ok but certainly not fresh. Their chicken tenders were just that. Nothing inspiring but at least they ate them. My husband had the grouper sandwich that came with SALTY FRIES! He said the sandwich was ok but also not close to the $17 we paid for it. My mojito was clearly made by someone who had no idea what they were doing. It tasted like mint flavored sugar water. Waaaayyyyy too sweet.
The one very tasty thing was the goat cheese cheese cake. Sounds odd but tastes amazing!
But for two kids tenders, a sandwich, a burger, a so called mojito and one piece of cheesecake our bill came to nearly $70. Never again. Save your $ go somewhere else.

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BM
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the food was creative. They went over and above to accommodate.

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PA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There is NO SUSHI!!!!!
Extensive sushi menu online but they haven’t had ANY SUSHI for a long time now!!!
Server was young very uninformed girl that could care less about what we ordered and hated seafood she told us.
Now the hotel rooms were amazing! And Latitudes pool restaurant was awesome for lunch by the pool. Service was friendly and fast. Burgers out of this world!!
Come for the hotel but eat dinner elsewhere!

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SV
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good atmosphere and service.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Went here for Easter Brunch and will not be returning to brunch. If you decide to go to H20 then go to the restaurant and order off the menu, do not go to the brunch. You might as well be at a $10 all you can eat buffet. Come on H20, you can do better! The only saving grace of the meal was the omelet station.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Dinner was absolutely amazing, the four course meal with wine was paired perfectly. The service was a little lacking as our waitress seemed like she didnt want to be there. Our only complaint was the restaurant is open on one side to the walkway for the hotel. While having our valentines day dinner we had several people walk right by our table in swimsuits. While it wasnt a dealbreaker it could have been designed a little better.

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DC
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great brunch on Sunday. All the breakfast favorites one can think of. Prime Rib is okay, nothing special. The baked oysters are typical for the area although a nice addition for ones brunch. Plenty of desserts, and fresh fruit. The mimosas paired with the unlimited Bloody Mary bar is the bomb!! Plenty of garnishes and mixes to make your own drink. Very good service.

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Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Drab and old decor. Waiter competent but bored. Food average at best. Menu and food choices lack inspiration. Asian restaurant?? Was not given sushi choices.

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KG
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was better than all of the good dishes. Some were a hit but most were a miss. Turkey was super dry and no gravy. I must say the service was shockingly great.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was clean, and the food was decent considering it being a holiday. My only complaint is that when asked during the booking if we had any special requests, we specifically asked for a single vegan dish to be made for one of our party. The request was completely ingnored and our waitress didn’t even bother asking kitchen staff if that was a possibility. So, I won’t be returning to this restaurant until their menu can include choices for people who don’t eat meat or dairy. Not because sides aren’t enough for a meal, but because there isn’t any effort to accommodate on their behalf.

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MW
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I was surprised that the food was not that good based on some of the positive reviews. I don’t know if they had an off night.

Also, they do not serve sushi anymore.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife’s favorite on PB. Our annual gathering of frat brothers of 50 years had dinner. Private room. Great service and food.

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M
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I was extremely disappointed with everything but the bar and bartenders. It was my birthday, and as a resident of Pensacola I was REALLY looking forward to finally eating some of the much takes about cuisine. Unfortunately, or waitress was lackluster at best, the food was cold, and one couple had to send their whole order back. The prices were insane for such poor fare, and sadly there wasn't even a dessert mentioned. Damn.. The one time I would have eaten something sweet. I hope they can fix the issues. It's truly a shame.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Low light made it difficult to read the menu. Food was average. I would not recommend it.

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Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

this restaurant was much different five or so years ago when it had a true Asian ambiance. Now its just a bar restaurant with not much going for it. The wait staff was limited and the menu choices were also. Its really much more of an American dining spot with nothing special about it.

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Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal with my family, mixture of small plates large plates, sides and appetizers all delicious. Interesting menu and delightful service.

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KT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is good to consider some life music outside. Also the silverware to be more formal

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Over priced for brunch and quality of food. Very disappointing and will not recommend to other local families.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went to H2O on a recommendation. Felt like we were seated in the middle of the hotel lobby. Food was ok. We had ribeye and short ribs. While flavor were good, meat quality was poor. Very overpriced for food quality.

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AU
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, but not worth the prices.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. The sushi menu was extensive and varied. Nice open atmosphere.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Went here with a group of friends after seeing some recommendations online and was highly disappointed. Sushi is mediocre, seafood is not up to par to other restaurants in the area and definitely not for a coastal city. Service was good, but i definitely recommend taking your appetite somewhere else.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Arrived 10 minutes early to the first listed online reservations and was asked to wait. Watched the hostess seat at least 3 other parties who had no reservations but said they ate there all the time. Was not seated until 30 minutes later when I commented that I was there to Tweet the experience. Sushi was already drying out and eggs Benedict down to 2 sad servings. Cost over $100 for our family of 4 with tip. The waitress was great but the damage was done.

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Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation, they were not busy but still we waited over an hour from the time we ordered until we got our food. Most of the food was very good but one of the dishes had definitely been sitting for a while. I'm not sure what happened, but the manager did visit our table and she and the waiter were very apologetic. They discounted our meal by 50%, which was quite significant. I do appreciate the effort to try to make amends but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to convince my husband to go back again.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

H2O is a beach restaurant overlooking the Hilton's pool area. It's a lively place with typical noise you would hear at a busy beach hotel. Food is on point. Not a great place for an anniversary due to a lot of distraction!!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager and waitress went above and beyond to make our family brunch special. Our son had just received his wings as a Naval Aviator the day before. We had planned a surprise bridal shower for him and his finance who is completing her senior year at the Naval Academy and the team at H2O were EXCEPTIONAL. As you can understand it was a very special memory for our family and the staff honored that. Thank you!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My fiance and I stopped in for a quick lunch at H2O. The friendly hostess sat us at a nice table next to the window, where we had a beautiful view of the pool deck and beach. My fiance had a glass of wine, the Greg Norman Pinot Noir, that our server had suggested. She really enjoyed it. I ordered one of their local beers from Pensacola Bay Brewery. We shared the crab cakes appetizer and the lobster & shrimp quesadilla. They were both great choices! We were going to call it quits, but our server convinced us to try this goat cheese cheesecake for dessert. It was perhaps the best cheesecake I've ever had. We will definitely come back again soon and we can't wait to try their Sunday brunch. Great job Hilton!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2013
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We were promptly greeted by the hostess. Once I told her I had reservations she told me that she would have to look at everyone else who had a reservation for the next hour to ensure I wasn't taking any of their tables. That didn't make much sense to me, however, after 10 min. we were sat. No one came to our table until I asked for a waitress (about 15 min later). A waitress then appeared. She was rude and very short with us. We placed our orders. When our drinks came they were wrong and the waitress wanted to argue about that. We had the breakfast buffet and one positive is the cooks were funny and very nice! They were prompt in getting our food prepared and it was delicious!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The worst dining experience ever.
Waiter forgot to bring the appetizer. Food was really poor, rice wasn’t cooked well. Chicken taste awful.

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E
Chicago
414 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good, not great. The wine list was surprisingly good, with some excellent choices at moderate prices. Service was friendly but clueless.

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