From Our Editors
H5O bistro & bar executive chef Ron Baker crafts innovative dishes with local and organic ingredients and sustainably sourced seafood. His efforts helped earn the eatery—located inside Hotel Fifty—a 2012 Diner’s Choice Award of Best American Food from OpenTable. Ron's recipes roster includes salmon covered in a shrimp cracker crust and beef tenderloin paired with duck-fat-roasted fingerling potatoes. Even his breakfast menu features myriad eclectic dishes, from the fried-chicken benedict to the french toast made with challah soaked in Grand Marnier custard.
The restaurant itself is as innovative as the menu, with touches such as an oversize painting of colorful koi on one wall and flames that erupt from a bed of rocks in the modern open fireplace. In the lounge area, a white table shaped like a face holds seasonally changing cocktails and vinos from the wine cellar. During the warmer months, outdoor seating proffers sweeping views of the waterfront located a frisbee toss away, which means it's 14 miles away if you're really good at frisbee.