Enjoy the beautiful view while dining at H2O Café
My brother Howard and I needed to catch up and celebrate. He had just become the 2015 President-Elect of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors and I was planning my nuptials. We chose to dine at H2O Café and enjoy the scenery of hot guys and the gorgeous Fort Lauderdale Beach.
We are fans of H2O Café because its two places in one – there is a wonderful sidewalk café for dining and people watching and also a small coffee shop with java, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and baked goods for quick stops between enjoying the beach.
The establishment is housed in a charming art deco café originally built in 1937. There’s 85 items on their menu, so there really is something for everyone. And parking—which is often an issue by the beach—is a breeze as H2O has covered garage parking along the side street.
We started off our evening with cocktails—a mojito for him and a sangria for me—and also a bucket of the most buttery, delicious garlic bread. Our knowledgeable server, Andrew, helped us choose our items and he had fantastic recommendations.
He brought us an appetizer of fish fried tacos ($11.95) which featured fried, breaded tilapia in a flour tortilla served with tartar sauce and pico de gallo. The fish had a nice crunch and was flaky inside—and the portion was large enough for a whole meal!
We also split an order of a Greek salad ($12.95) which had mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, peperoncini and oregano. This is a definite must for feta cheese lovers as the salad was topped with large tasty chunks of cheese.
For a main course, we split the fettuccini Positano ($16.95) which had mixed mushrooms, asparagus, shrimp and cherry tomatoes in a cognac cream sauce. The cream sauce was wonderfully decadent and the flavors melded beautifully. It was heavenly.
We also split the bone-in New York Strip ($31.95) which was served with one of their five steak sauces, mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day. Being the greedy people we are, we requested two sauces—a fabulous cream sauce and a tangy mojo sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly and we attacked it enthusiastically. I’m sure it made for a pretty picture for those passing us by.
We finished off with a slice of chocolate cheesecake and a cup of coffee—a wonderful, satisfying end to a fabulous meal.
It’s definitely worth it to stop by H2O Café—just a few blocks from the Sebastian Beach. It’s a great place to stop during the day with friends, for a romantic dinner date, and of course for a fun celebratory meal with your sibling!
101 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., #202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316