Monday, September 8, 2008

An H2O Weekend

I would like to begin this post by reconfirming the title of my previous post. At dinner on Saturday night in Newport, there were 3 large tables occupied by all females.. and when inquiring about the occasion, each answer was the same.. including ours: BACHELORETTE PARTY.

From Poland Spring, to drops from the sky, to a coastal view and even to the site of our delicious meal on Saturday night, this weekend was all about water.. and alcohol too, of course. I was all excited on Saturday night to come back and share our experience at H20, an oceanside restaurant with a modern and contemporary edge to it. From the cocktails and appetizers through the meal, atmosphere, service & DJ, everything was exceptional. Dining with a crowd of 20+ isn't always the easiest task, especially when it comes to finalizing the check, but this experience turned out to be smooth from beginning to end.

Most of the entrees were under $30, and I can only speak for my selection specifically, but the Pan Seared Tuna was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. Not that I'm a qualified food or restaurant critic, but I feel very comfortable recommending H2O for larger parties, fancy gatherings and even a romantic dinner for two. It seemed to cater toward a younger crowd, but was also family-friendly. In any case, we each spent well under a "benjamin" for essentially a three course meal (excluding dessert, but adding many rounds of drinks) that, in essence, extended into an all night affair.

In my opinion, dining seaside is one of the finest ways to share a meal with friends. I'm always looking for new places to try and explore, so feel free to send along one of your favorite oceanside eateries for the rest of us to enjoy!


Meriel said...

I've enjoyed dining and drinking at H20 as well. Both great experiences. I liked the coziness of the place.

The only downside is the lack of room on the patio/small bar on busy summer nights.

Lil' Boozie said...

I can definitely understand how crowded that must get during peak summer nights. Luckily, we were there in the beginning of the off-season, so while there was a decent crowd, it wasn't overwhelming & unmanageable.