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Aqua Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available presented with a creative touch. Aqua’s small plates offer you an exciting array of tastes in ‘just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
US$10 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a quiet evening meal at the Aqua. The food was fantastic from the tapas to the entree to the dessert. Beware of the Creme Brulle, it was delicious but large enough for three people.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HoltS6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there on Friday night and our server Kirstie was very sweet and attentive. The food was absolutely fantastic, so good that we decided to eat there again the next night. I'm not a huge shrimp and grits fan, but their shrimp and grits...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kmata99
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great venue on Middle Lane for the Mardis Gras parade. Food is very good, just find it a bit pricey. The service is always impeccable.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank walkerusa
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Three of us ate at Aqua last night and could not believe the level of sophistication of their food. I felt like we were in San Francisco. Everything was creative and unique. We each ordered a tapas and a small plate so that we had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank awhitesides
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The tuna was rare and very good. The service was excellent. The restaurant was not very busy on a weeknight off season and the food & service reflected that. All the fish was good, as were the crab cakes. The location is one block off...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeffkM243VN
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Came here while on vacation and were not disappointed. In my reservation I put that we had a kids that would be there. They were awesome when it came to this and had us seated outside and my toddler loved his bench seat. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lilone2002
Reviewed 10 September 2018

6 of us went to dinner Friday, and we knew to make reservations in advance. We were warmly greeted and seated. Great staff, cozy environment with a nice bar and outdoor seating (to humid for us, we dined inside) Super wine list, and Fridays are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank john b
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food, real chef, professional staff. The crab cakes have no filler they are the real deal! Not you run of the mill fried food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank STKarnes
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Aqua last night. Sat out on screened in porch. First they have a large selection of wines. We shared the Caesar and Burrata salads then had small plates. The shrimp and grits, seared tuna and pork tenderloin were all excellent. For...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My husband and I tried to go to Aqua once before but there was a 90 minute wait. We made reservations this time and were seated as soon as we arrived. The service was excellent and the food was very good, but expensive for the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Jack B
27 June 2018|
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Response from 759lyndseyt | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Let them know when you make the reservation. The restaurant is tight, but Kim will put you at the most convenient table possible with a little advanced notice!
Angie E
1 October 2016|
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Response from 3missy | Reviewed this property |
casual, I have visited a few times and have dressed causal each time.
maryam c
17 June 2016|
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Only if it is a service animal.
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