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H2O, Pensacola Beach, FL
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H2O

4.1
4.1
167 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 343-6791

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Omar Torres

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Eman: (850) 343-6791

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Cross street

    Via De Luna Dr.

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with lighted parking garage. Valet parking for a small fee is also available.

  • Public transit

    There is a convenient free beach trolley that shuttles all over the island and has a stop in front of the hotel.

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    H2O is hosting a three-course date night dinner this Valentine's Day in our White Sands ballroom. Chef Richard Assaf is featuring a coursed menu set with a blue point oyster appetizer for two, goat cheese salad, choice of black angus filet mignon or poached Chilean seabass entree and finishes it off with a dessert duo of Tres leches and chocolate mousse cake. Add our cocktail and wine pairing for an additional $30. Lounge & dining room will be offering specialty cocktail features and 20% off select wine bottles. Treat your sweetheart & reserve your spot with us today.

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What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I wasn’t informed a 20% gratuity was going to be added to my bill for a party of two on a New Years buffet. I don’t tip 20% on a buffet. It should have been posted.
  2. L

    Leem

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Had New Year’s Eve buffet. Food was mediocre at best. No taste/flavor. The images on Open Table represent nothing what the food actually looks like and gives false implications of what the food should taste like. The hotel is also very drab. Won’t be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    12/31/2022 New Years banguent
  4. JI

    JIMFL

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I made my reservation based on their posted menu on their website. There were zero caveats!! The menu provided was far and away what is posted on their website. I get the night before NYE is not a big night for most but it was for us, I expected the menu posted from their website along with the milkshake menu also posted. This was my worst experience of 2022. I would have brought all this up to management but when I asked they refused to come out and talk to me.
  5. JP

    JuliannaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The service was amazing. The food was average and the cost was WAY above average, but it was Christmas night.
  6. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of veggies and meats to satisfy a large group with different tastes and quiet room so we could all talk and enjoy the evening
  7. j

    janeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well organized. Warm, inviting, not crowded. Clean. Wonderful menu. Palette treat. Taste happiness. Perfect.
  8. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The set up and selection of food items for our Thanksgiving celebration was exceptional !!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Thanksgiving Day buffet and we had a really nice experience. The food was tasty and our server Kevin was kind and delivered wonderful service. My only complaint is I wish there were a little more option for sides, and I know it sounds petty but I didn’t get stuffing or barely any mash potatoes because once it was gone it’s like they didn’t refill it. Same with some of the salad options. We were sat by 315 and I had to tend to the littles first then let my husband go get food so I didn’t get to really start eating until 330-340ish. But the staff was beyond kind and I thank them for working on a holiday so my family could eat. Our oven broke and our family went out of town so we made a decision to go out to eat. I would do this again and food was absolutely delish!
  10. M

    Morgan77

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving Buffet, being new to the area we were thrilled just to find a spot to celebrate the holiday while still unpacking a house full of boxes, and H2O hit the mark! Michelle, our server, was AMAZING; gracious, friendly, prompt (even on a busy day) with our bottom-less Mimosa refills and made the day even better. The sax player was a great touch, and played (at a reasonable volume) a great variety of tunes to dine by. The only thing I had disappointment in was the food selection. Don’t get me wrong, the carving stations were good (and managed by friendly staff), but being Celiac, my gluten free options were meat & potatoes…yes, there was salad, but sadly I like iceberg (the only lettuce not offered, and a cheap choice!). The rest of my family (hubby & in-laws) thoroughly enjoyed it all though! Overall, we will be back, and not just on Holidays!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance was okay. We order the lobster linguine, the seemed like it was only blanched and only half cooked. We asked them to address it but it was not far from the original blanched consistency. Tomato sauce and lobster was just average. Over it was an okay experience.
  12. DB

    DawnB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Calamari? HUGE BOWL. never actually found calamari. All fried breading. For $19. Ribeye well done and a low quality cut of meat. The baked potato was microwaved or boiled and cold, the Caesar salad…wait for it….all iceberg lettuce. Ribeye $69. Charged for 4 tiny pieces of bread. AWFUL….Applebees quality for Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris prices. HOWEVER….the service was impeccable and the manager a delight! He offered complimentary dessert which was the highlight of the evening. A 6 layer vanilla cream cake but each layer was the color of a rainbow. Gorgeous. Will NEVER return. Btw I NEVER write reviews or complain. Just sayin….
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    anniversary
  14. SP

    StephanieP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was just ok. They served our water and coffees in plastic cups. Not super impressed. It was just like a regular hotel buffet, nothing special. We had been several years ago and I remember it being a lot nicer. I will say though, the woman making the omelets was so wonderful and the omelet was delicious!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Amazing! Every dish was spot on. Scallop appetizer was delicious and the pork chop was a standout dish.
  16. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Went for Sunday Father’s Day brunch and was a little disappointed this year. It seemed a bit better in previous years/Sunday brunches. I feel there has been more option in the past and it’s looked a little nicer, the dessert was pretty bad. The service was great though.
  17. JM

    JodiM

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a better experience for our 40th wedding anniversary dinner! We were treated like VIPs with a private dining room experience, excellent food and drinks, and a dessert prepared and personalized just for us. H20 really knocked it out of the park for us and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you to our smiling and welcoming Hostess, Katie; our sweet and incomparable server, Edward; Justine, the manager who made sure everything was to our liking and even told us our 40 years together gave them all inspiration ❤️; and finally, Chef Blake Harp, who came to our table to meet us and we were able to thank him for the wonderful meal. It was truly a remarkable and memorable evening.
  18. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Service was medium, our waiter got order wrong and I had to ask him twice for a refill on my soda. Good was done Quick
  19. DD

    DrDan

    Birmingham

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This is a restaraunt in the lobby of the Hilton hotel. They do not have parking for the restaraunt or have signage outside the hotel. Food was good. But, it is an open space in a hotel lobby.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Nothing short of pitiful
  21. CH

    CarolynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised- our food and service were exceptional.
  22. JH

    JeffreyH

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice, food was tasty and presented well. Ask for Morgan and you will be taken care of.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A year ago I left a negative review of H2O because the place was nothing like what was advertised on the Open Table app. A manager replied to the review apologizing for the experience, noting that the actual restaurant was undergoing renovations at the time. Yesterday, we decided to give it another try, and we’re glad we did. The service was fantastic. The food was worth the price. The view of the pool area and glimpses of the Gulf were the perfect atmosphere on a sunny Spring afternoon. The calamari and mussel appetizers were great. Even the 5 and 6-year-old kids liked them. The filet and scallops were cooked and garnished beautifully. The grouper was exceptionally well prepared. Even the kids’ menu items were remarkable (my wife finished the kids’ cheeseburger instead of her entrée, but only because the burger was that good). We’re local, and without question we’ll be back.
  25. FG

    FriendsGetTogether

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there for our friends wedding anniversary, which I noted on this reservation, was disappointed they never acknowledged it.
  26. Z

    Zanydoc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great often overlooked restaurant in Pensacola beach. Had the lobster ravioli, Waygu filet, baked Brie, and bushwhacked pie. All were perfectly presented and cooked-delicious! Cocktails were also delicious, but maybe a little too pricey-happy hour pricing would have been appreciated since we were there so early.
  27. d

    david

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We returned back to H2O again for a Valentine dinner. It was better than ever before (we are locals)... basically had the restaurant to ourselves, except the bar (more on that in a sec). Food was outstanding. Probably the best bone in pork chops I have ever had! She had the flounder plate and it was also excellent. Drinks were good and dessert was excellent! Since we were the only ones initially in the restaurant the service was really good. Now the noise level, was not great. Since we celebrated Valentine's on Sunday, unfortunately the Super Bowl was on the big screen basically in the lobby. So the noise from the game was pretty loud. Louder than we expected and really cared for. If I had known that the setup would have been like that, probably would have chosen somewhere else just because of the noise level. Other than that, great food and great service.
  28. KA

    KennethA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    6 course meal and left hungry... very small portions for valentine's dinner
  29. CR

    CarlaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Ms. Shirley's bright spirit and cooking. We will definitely be back to get some more good homemade, southern cooking.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Last minute dinner on a rainy night. Great server. Good food and drinks. On the expensive side.
  31. BR

    BRIANS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cymber was a great server. Not a fan of the decor. Visible hotel guest traffic from pool.
  32. WJ

    WhiteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Lack of staff caused a long wait for food. But waiter was nice. And it was Christmas!! Great to be with family!
  33. ME

    MarkE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Christmas day and they didn’t have my reservation but sat us after I proved I had one. Short staffed so 2hours 45 minutes to get the food. Mutilple tables left so we stayed. I am not lying when I say the food was excellent. I had the ribeye and my wife had the pork chop. Wonderful. The waiter was new and we only received two drinks in the amount of time. Everyone was in a good mood around us so made it easier to deal with. We will be back.
  34. TB

    TracieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our family of seven to this delicious buffet for our Christmas day dinner. I hope this will be a tradition for us in years to come. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience.
  35. FB

    FBSL

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was awful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were looking for a new brunch location. I did a quick google search and made reservations on open table. Staff was friendly. I looked at the menu before booking. We had no idea it was Buffett only as there were breakfast items and prices listed on the website and open table menu. We did not want the Buffett but when sat down that was the only option that was presented to us by our waitress. All 3 of us said we would give it a try since we were there. I have not seen a brunch Buffett like this one. Sushi, roast beef, finger foods, rice, pizza etc not much of a breakfast brunch. The only highlight was the homemade omelette. The sushi was inedible and most of the other food tasted like it stayed out for a long time under the heat lamps. Our bottomless mimosas were not bottomless. We had 2 glasses each. My fiancé and his friend ask if they could make them a waffle since it was on the online menu and really what they came in for. The waitress was nice and accommodated. She came out with 3 waffles so my fiancé and friend had to split the waffles. I guess they ration waffles. The brunch buffet came to a whopping 245.00 including tip! 58.00 per person. That’s insane for the cuisine offered. Judging by the amount of people “granted it’s off season” there were only about 5 people in the restaurant eating, now I see why. We are locals and were not told about the 15% off as the waitress did card us. I am a Hilton Honors as well and will not be returning. Not a good experience overall. Would recommend for anyone local or out of town looking for a yummy brunch spot and more bang for your buck I recommend: 5 sisters, Polonza Bistro, McGuires Irish Pub and George’s Bistro.
  37. t

    terryf

    Tallahassee

    106 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was awful undercooked overpriced
  38. CC

    CarenC

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious Wait staff very friendly. Food pricey
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Brunch
  40. H

    Heather

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

H2O is rated 4.1 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for H2O

12 Via De Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Via De Luna Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking with lighted parking garage. Valet parking for a small fee is also available.

  • Public transit

    There is a convenient free beach trolley that shuttles all over the island and has a stop in front of the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Omar Torres

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz during Sunday brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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