H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar

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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.

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Specials

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: December 30, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2118

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

"Off The Hook" Happy Hour

$4 Craft Drafts, $5 FA~Q Wines, $7 House Cocktails * Shaken, or Stirred $8 * $1 Oysters & Clams on the half shell * $12 and under bar bites menu *Exclusive to the bar and raw bar areas only*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 10, 2019

Ends: October 11, 2118

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

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r
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at H2Ocean. The food, beverages, and service were great. Unfortunately I guess this will be the last time to be able to go for some time do to the corona virus. Hopefully it will not be forever and we will be able to go back soon.

KF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and service. We've been here many times and is consistently good. Wine list is great, but needs to be updated when wines are not available, still five stars

p
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about H2Ocean. The bar is bustling and they serve nice cocktails. The fish is fresh, service prompt and attentive, and the food is delicious. The halibut was perfectly cooked and packed with flavor, the tuna was seared perfectly, rare inside, and the special fettuccine with scallops in a tarragon cream sauce was delicate and delicious.
The donuts for dessert were amazing, but the pot de creme was too thick, not chocolaty enough, and flavorless.......
Can't wait to go back despite the dessert!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience ! Everything we had was delicious ! We couldn’t make up our minds on what to order so decided we will have to go back!

We started with the tuna mango tartare... so delicious! I highly recommend the lobster bisque soup. It was perfect.. just the right amount cream and sherry !

For dinner I had a new seafood pasta dish with scallops and shrimp. The dish was huge so I took half home and had it for lunch the next day!

We ended with the donuts ... they are a must have and went well with our dessert martinis !

Can’t wait to go back!

s
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had celebrated a special occasion here before and wanted to return since we were very pleased before. The food and service were excellent and the portions were quite plentiful.
We will definitely come back again.

GN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selections and specials. Portions are quite ample and perhaps two appetizers would have been enough!

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Soup arrived cold. Was warmed and generously comped. Bt still, who's watching the kitchen?
Fries were burnt, and inedible. In a state full of places that do great french fries, these were among the worst I ever had. Lobster role was mediocre. Lobster was mushy. Roll was a slice a buttered slice of bread folded over.

d
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant met all expectations. The fish was uniformly excellent and prices also met expectations. Service was attentive without being cloying.

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For a seafood restaurant appetizers were unimpressive...the owners should try Roots in Summit....no comparison!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Main courses are always excellent. Had an issue with a slightly soggy salad and crispy Brussels were soggy and mushy. Overall still a great meal

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Atmosphere was elegant, comfortable.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Dinner out

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lobster night - what a great value! Next time we plan to sit at the bar so we can get the $1 oysters since they won’t honor them in the dining eoom.
Our waiter, Dennis, was very friendly and attentive and even brought over a little treat since we were celebrating a birthday.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We ran out of drinks prior to dinner arriving, by the time we were asked if we'd like more wine dinner was served and done. Usually a good restaurant but it might be time to take a break for a bit.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Erin, was absolutely fantastic-Personable, solicitous, responsive!

MZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and sweet Owners. Food is amazing and service

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food. This is my new favorite restaurant. Presentations were wonderful and I loved the decor.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service was rushed. Food ok but not great. Nice ambience

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Before sitting down for dinner we sat at the bar for cocktail hour. We were not told about restrictions on ordering and so when our bar bill arrived (which we had transferred to our dinner bill, we were shocked at the amount. Needless to say I don’t think I will be able to convince our friends to go a second time. The amount of the bill jaded the entire experience.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Fabulous seafood every time!!!!!

LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Make sure to try the meatballs!!

G
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter made excellent recommendations. The Spanish Octopus for an appetizer was amazing!

MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and knowledgeable waitress. Food was cooked exactly as we asked and it was delicious!

P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service as usual. We ordered a seafood salad and a lobster roll. Both were very fresh and delicious.

1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We generally love this Resturant but the food and service were awful this time. Anything that we ordered from the grill (octopus and filet) tasted funny and had an awful odor. I ordered a cup of the lobster bisque as an appetizer and never received it. When I told the waitress, there was not even an apology offered. The soup was just brought out on top of My dinner. Very disappointing.

AL
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special treat to dine at H2Ocean whether first lunch with friends or like this past Friday a dinner with my husband for Valentine’s Day

w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we have been there many times, always a good experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening!

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere are excellent! The main issue when we arrived was that the kitchen was backed up and we were told upon sitting we would need to order immediately in order to get our food in the queue.

B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Been here many times, always good. Not this time. Came with friends and clients and disappointed. Delays in food service, cold food and not sufficiently cooked.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NJ! Seafood cocktail is out of this world! Best Italian meatballs! Short rib to die for ! Every dish is mouthwatering !

R
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice for seafood lovers. Allways fresh options with lots of oyster choices. Great bar and upscale dining room décor. Service is professional.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible service. They need to get there act together in kitchen. Over 45minutes before appetizers were served.

JB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Delicious and service outstanding:)
We will stop in every time we are passing through again.
Very nice indeed!

CF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food, very slow service. I waited 15 minutes to meet my server.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for seafood and raw bar lovers! We had amazing service with complimentary tastings and the ambiance is fantastic! I will definitely revisit!

EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had the halibut and sea bass. Both were disappointing. Neither tasted as fresh as previous dinners there.