H2O

3.7
132 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 132 people are saying
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Heather
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was insanely over priced for what is was. Steak was $65 abs we could barely cut it, even cooked medium rare it was bad. Very salty food. Positioned as a high end restaurant but is not based on food quality and atmosphere. You’re literally in the lobby of the hotel. I would never recommend this place. Such a disappointment.

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JeremyT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was moderate at best. Typically on a brunch buffet, there is something that is super, however, nothing was "super". The charcuterie and dessert were the highlights. Way over priced for the quality received. The ambiance and music was nice.

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vipLovelife
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best we have had in a long while anywhere really!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I would not recommend this place. The food was not great and the price was high.

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vipSEL4285
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service dx

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vipJulieK
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate there twice this week. It had been a few years since I’d been, and the menu is completely different. I honestly chose it because this is Blue Angel's week and everywhere else was packed with a long wait list, and I had no wait at H20. Both meals I had there were really excellent, so good that I was shocked at how empty the place was. I highly recommend the red snapper, ask for a little extra salsa on top. It’s perfection on a plate. The charcuterie is good too. Not spectacular, but I’ve had some that disappointed in the past, and I ate everything on this one except the white cheese.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review, Julie K. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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vipTeriB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In Pensacola visiting my son. Looked for a reservation at last hour found this. I didn’t realize it was in a Hilton Hotel.
Like everywhere, service is soooo slow food takes forever.
Everyone was very nice.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review and valued feedback, Teri B.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food was okay but service was terrible

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and valued feedback.

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vipFigurilli
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The chef here as really done an excellent job matching foods that work well together. Our appetizer, salad and English pea pasta was amazing. We had a raspberry lemon cheesecake that was to die for as well. If I only has room for a milkshake. I would highly recommend.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leanne was awesome! Food was all delicious temperature was great and seasoned well. Our waitress made sure we had drinks and water before we were empty. Although it was cloudy and a little stormy it was still a nice view of the water.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food average.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Easy walk from hotel. Tropical storm Claudette shortened the line..

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samuel was our server and he did an amazing job. Was very attentive to our wants and needs.

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review, Anthony J. We will be sure to pass your compliments along to Semmuel and look forward to serving you in the near future!

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Our meals took an extra long time. Then they brought all the food at once. The food was over cooked. Our Waite was very uncaring. We did not have a good time. We won't return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Burnt is a staple with the chef here. His ability to serve seafood at a coastal Florida restaurant is non existent. They had nothing local from the ocean on their menu. Shame on the chef!!

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gafoodie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We chose to eat at H2O because they accepted reservations. All other restaurant choices didn't take reservations and the wait was 1-2 hours long. We were promptly seated then waited for 1.5 hours to get our meal. The food is overpriced, bland and you feel like you're sitting in the lobby of the hotel. We would've gone to a better place and waited to be seated had we known it would take so long to get our meal.

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Jim1
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Service was a little slow but our waiter was wonderful !

H2O
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you kindly for your review. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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ENM94
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

1. Hostess seated the walk ins before the reservations.
2. Service was awful. Our waiter took one order (that was not even put in) and left for ~30 mins.
3. Waters, drinks, appetizers were not taken until ~45 minutes. First drink order still had not come by the time we had been wrapping up.
For the prices this restaurant is charging, it is not worth the experience. The restaurant is in the middle of the hotel lobby. There is constant foot traffic. It would be a much better experience to save your $$ and go somewhere more low key.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very slow service (1.5 hours for 2 people) from arriving to food. Seating is open to the hotel so if seated on the far side, a ton of hotel guests foot traffic right by your table

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was overpriced. The fish tasted great, but the items served with it were not good. The lobster ravioli was served cold, only had five pieces and was not fresh. It cost $42. The wait time for food was long and we had to cancel our dessert. It had been over 15 minutes and the server finally came and said they were behind in the kitchen. I will never go to the restaurant again. There are so many choices and value places you can find in Pensacola Beach. Do not waste your time or money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with excellent service! New menu is so good. We will definitely be back soon.

H2O
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello, thank you very much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave an extraordinary rating! We are simply delighted that your dining experience with us was exceptional, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Rena S.

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JENNIFERA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed in my Mothers day brunch. The pictures on your ads showed eggs Benedict and macarons and other tasty things. The pasta was mushy. The prime rib didnt have much flavor. Very limited sushi options, the halibut was dry. The chicken "milanese" was frozen chicken patties...the seafood was decent but cold seafood is not enjoyable. Would of rather had hot crab. The dessert area was a joke! Only frozen pastries you would see at a continental breakfast and ice cream. If I'm paying $75 for a meal I would expect higher quality food. The only thing I enjoyed was the meat and cheeses. Charging $23 for a child is ridiculous. My son literally ate a tiny piece of pizza , 2 frozen nuggets and some fruit. So for $326 we could of gone out to dinner 2 times at a nice restaurant downtown and saved the 3 hour bridge commute. As a local it's very sad.... the only thing saving you is the tourist that dont know any better and leave to go home.

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dave
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I suspect the problem is understaffing which we know is partly related to the pandemic.

The hostess was delivering room service and food to the pool. Very loud, essentially just in the lobby of the hotel--we were seated by a ramp that probably had 200 patrons back and forth during our meal.

I had the dry aged steak (expensive). Was cooked correctly but was a thin, fatty steak that reminded me of Lonestar or Logan's.

Wife had the 1855 burger on their menu. Tough and dry.

Will not try again.

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Bulldog12
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Making reservations was easy, seated at reservation time.
Food was ok but over priced in my humble opinion. Food did take over an hour to get to our table, restaurant did not seem that busy, but not really sure how busy it was.
Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about menu items.
Just very over priced

H2O
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. We appreciate your patronage and hope one day we can invite you back for a truly extraordinary dining experience. -Rena S.

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was fresh and delicious and the service was outstanding. My champagne glass was never empty and everyone was friendly and accommodating. Brunch was a great treat for us while on vacation!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roderick and Jocelyn were both excellent servers. Food was delicious

H2O
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello, thank you so much for dining with us at H2O and for taking the time to provide an incredible rating. We're simply thrilled your dining experience was exceptional, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back again soon. -Rena S

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AudreyT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

First had to wait for awhile for the worker to get her tablet before attending to us. Good for a change. Wish they have more varieties of food. Our waiter did a good job of serving us. Thank you.

H2O
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. We appreciate your patronage and hope one day we can invite you back for a truly extraordinary dining experience. -Rena S.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with my 96 year old grandmother. They were very accommodating.

H2O
Responded on May 14, 2021

Hello, thank you so much for dining with us at H2O and for taking the time to provide an incredible rating. We're simply thrilled your dining experience was exceptional, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back again soon. -Rena S

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LarryA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

We were overcharged. Price included alcoholic drinks and we don’t drink. $170. For self service is outrageous. We returned because of prior experience. We will NOT ever return.

H2O
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us, Larry! We’re so sorry you had a negative experience in our restaurant and would love the chance to address your concerns. Your experience sincerely matters to us and we strive to improve with each and every meal. If you would like to share additional feedback, please connect with us directly. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! - Rena S.

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KRISA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This place is just terrible. Eat anywhere else. Looks like a cafeteria. Menu is not what you see online.

Check out trip advisor. This entire hotel gives me the chills.

H2O
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hello Krisa, thank you for providing some feedback about your recent visit. We are disappointed we did not exceed your expectations during your visit and will be sure to pass along your helpful feedback in an effort to always be improving. Rena S.

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vippaull
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Typical hotel dining but not what we expected from Hilton. High prices for portions. And everything ala carte? Had to request some bread and were charged for it. Nominal fee I know but what does it cost to throw some fresh bread on a table.

H2O
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We are very disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. We appreciate your patronage and hope one day we can invite you back for a truly extraordinary dining experience. -Rena S.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

There were no signs to tell us we were in the right place, but the manager (and menu heading) confirmed we were at H2O. It’s under construction. Upon arrival, we were offered a very limited menu with no seafood (the reason we chose this place). They had no idea what the OpenTable app is. By the time we realized that we’d been baited, it was too late to make a reservation at our second choice. We are locals and have been looking forward to trying this place based on the OpenTable listing. It will be a while before we consider returning to this property. Since the manager didn’t know what OpenTable is, we’ve gotten no points for this misadventure. They were very friendly, but seemed to think we misunderstood the app (which we’ve been using for years with thousands of points accumulated). If you’re at the Hilton and want a burger, I’m sure it’s fine. Just call ahead to make sure it’s what you’re looking for. Don’t count on any points, either.

H2O
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We’re so sorry you had a negative experience in our restaurant and we would love the chance to address your concerns. We apologize for the misunderstanding with the Open Table app and we will share your feedback with the rest of our team to help resolve this matter.Please reach out directly to us so that we can try to make this right. Thank you again for your review and we hope to speak with you soon. -Rena S.

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ShannonT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal!

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Livinginvegas
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

H2O was closed due to renovations, which their website SHOULD HAVE mentioned. Seating was out in the common area of the hotel. The menu was about 6 items long, none of which were the ones listed online. Service was not good, never asked if we wanted any drinks etc when the sheet of paper menu was presented. Really disappointed because the prior reviews were so good. Did not stay to eat.

H2O
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello Livinginvegas, thank you for providing some feedback about your recent visit. We are disappointed we did not exceed your expectations during your visit and will be sure to pass along your helpful feedback in an effort to always be improving. -Bradley

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very nice and attentive without rushing us. Food was made perfectly.

H2O
Responded on September 24, 2020

Hi Chris, and thank you so much for coming to see us and for leaving some outstanding feedback! We are absolutely delighted to hear that your meal and service were top-notch during your visit, and it will be a highlight to share your kind comments with our team. We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic dining experience soon. -Bradley

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CowenD
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Won’t go here again. Went because of the food/drinks listed on the online menu only to find out the menu is outdated. Decided to press forward and order menu items and enjoy our date. Food was bad, service was slow (server was overbooked) and an overall bad time. Will not recommend to anyone... ever. So disappointed in this outing.

H2O
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi CowenD, thank you for dining with us and for providing some valuable feedback. We are incredibly sorry and disappointed about negative experience you had, especially with the outdated menu, lackluster service, and meal. We agree that every guest deserves a remarkable meal, and we wholeheartedly apologize this was not the case. We have passed your comments along to our team to address immediately, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an incredible experience. -Bradley

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RosanneT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They are no longer serving brunch due to COVID. Makes no sense. They gave a limited menu. Almost canceled our reservation since we were at the end of breakfast!

H2O
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Rosanne, thank you for reaching out. In order to follow local safety guidelines, all areas restaurants are suspending buffets at this time until further notice. We apologize for the negative experience, and hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a full brunch when it is safe for you and for all of our guests. -Bradley D.

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RebeccaS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The coconut shrimp appetizer and the grouper sandwich were amazing! It was disappointing that the menu had such little to offer truthfully, and you were out of two of the offerings and the water and cocktails were served from plastic cups....I am not sure if that was because of COVID or what but didn't help create a fine dining experience AT ALL. Service was a little slow.....and I know Bonsai has just opened but H2O not having sushi at all was extremely disappointing to me. I don't know if I will be back truthfully.

H2O
Responded on July 8, 2020

Hi Rebecca, thank you very much for your valuable feedback We are thrilled to hear that you were able to find some great menu items during your visit. We do apologize for dropping the ball with the atmosphere as well as limited options. We will be passing along these comments to our team in an effort to always be improving, and we do hope we have the chance to welcome you back one day in the future for an extraordinary dining experience. -Bradley D.

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Eat twice here and enjoyed both meals

H2O
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi , thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We do hope we have the chance to welcome you back one day in the future for an extraordinary dining experience. -Rena S.

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vipJBeasley11
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They were out of Calamari among other menu items. We had to send back the Gumbo. This is typically one of our favorite spots on the beach, but they let us down this time.

H2O
Responded on June 30, 2020

Hi JBeasley, thank you for coming back to dine with us and for taking this time to let us know about your visit. While we are very glad to hear that your service stood out to you, we are extremely sorry and disappointed we missed the mark with your dinner. It's feedback like this that helps us always be improving, and we look forward to passing this along to our team. Again, we apologize for the unsatisfactory experience, and we hope one day you'll be back for an incredible meal. -Bradley D.

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FAQs

H2O offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 343-6791.

H2O is rated 3.7 stars by 132 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.