Aqua Blue
Aqua Blue

Aqua Blue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquablueatl.com/
  • Phone: (770) 643-8886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Kien Sam & John Metz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Aqua Blue's mouth watering cuisine is available for off premise parties and private events. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering exquisite global cuisine in a relaxed upscale setting, our renowned chefs and expert staff are equipped to create an unparalleled private dining experience. Aqua blue provides a stylish backdrop of rich mahogany bar and exotic bamboo woods paired with cascading curtain walls.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren DeAlto 7706438886
  • Entertainment: Thursday nights, from 7:30pm-10:30pm, boogie down with the American Flyers. Friday nights, from 8:00pm - 11:00pm, listen to the relaxing sounds of Jazz while enjoying a fabulous meal at Aqua Blue.
  • Special Events: Aqua Blue is a great place for Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, or just getting together with your friends and family. What ever the event, Aqua Blue will make it a memorable occasion.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking at Aqua Blue is convenient and there is plenty of spaces available, even on the busy weekend nights.
A word from Aqua Blue
Relaxing in a setting of cascading curtain walls, rich bamboo floors and soaring ceilings. Enjoy our award winning Global Cuisine & distinguished list of wines, recognized by Jezebel, Wine Spectator, Zagat and DiRoNA. Come experience our world-class hospitality and welcoming neighborhood environment. At Aqua Blue our trademark is being generous in spirit and always attentive to the unexpressed wishes of our guests. You’ll taste our attention to detail and quality in every bite. Enjoy our Fresh Seafood and Sushi Prepared Daily, along with our Hand cut Steaks cooked to perfection. Our delicious cuisine can be enjoyed with our Classic Cocktails and Signature Martinis or our extensive Wine List with Over 50 Wines by the Glass. You will be captured by our warm, professional and personalized service. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or an event for 300, dining at Aqua Blue is always a special affair for business…. or pleasure.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Aqua Blue reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (34)romantic (27)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (24)great for lunch (15)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • We are regulars.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have been going to AB every week since summer. It is just that good, comfortable, and consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have not much to add.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We go to AB almost every week, so I am running out of new things to say. Suffice that we would not go so often if it were not good, comfortable, and had great service. We always ask for the same server, who is very personable and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for business lunch
    Bordeaux
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great place for business lunch. Excellent food and fast service. Shrimp and grits was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find for the location
    Dobeman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I've seen Aqua Blue the many many times I've traveled up and down Holcomb Bridge Road, which is a veritable gastric wasteland unless you want Italian or fast food (sorry Red Lobster). The night we visited (a weekend night), we arrived around 8 p.m. and there was no wait. In fact, the restaurant wasn't very busy at all. Cutting to the chase, the food was hot and good, but not "great." The wine list was decent. The clientelle was a bit on the older side (I'd say, 45 + on average). Our service was just short of decent. Not sure if our waitress was new, or just spaced out, but we had to ask for just about everything. Overall it's not a "regular spot" and probably not good enough to go back to even for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We now go here every week.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I really like this place. The food is very good, the atmosphere relaxing, and the service wonderful. We have become attached to a particular server, who always makes sure we feel welcome and special. AB is a keeper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    JenInMarietta
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were looking for a quiet date night and delicious seafood, and we found both at Aqua Blue. Our booth provided privacy for conversation, the lighting was intimate without being dim, and the high ceilings provided an open airy atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our new regular place.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not much new to say, other than when a place hits the spot it hits, and you can only hope it says that way. So far so good with AB.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Electic atmosphere
    DBROSS
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The restaurant is very airy with a modern clean motif. The ambience befits the restaurant name. Blue or bluish hued decor abounds mixed in with white curtains stretching the floor to the high ceiling lending a very open breezy almost seaside effect. Overall, the food and service were quite good. We ordered the Hangar steaks with grits and they were delicious... well seasoned and prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promising, but terrible service
    D1A3VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have eaten here before and food service was as good as anywhere, but wow did they miss on this visit. Waited over 20 minutes for a waiter (who never came by) although others around us were being served. Asked for waiter a couple times and another waiter at least poured us water. After waiting and waiting, finally got up and went to Wendy's next door. Our dining choices in this area just became smaller.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had reservations at 7:45 pm. Got seated at 8:10 (had to remind the guy in charge). Food order taken at 8:20. Had to fetch a passing by waitress to order a new drink at 8:45 as we haven't seen the order taker's face again. Left the restaurant at 9 pm without food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off its usual game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was extremely slow and food did not live up to previous standards. Don't dine while the facility is hosting a High School reunion. They were understaffed and it showed with no acknowledgement. Disappointed as we were celebrating an anniversary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AB is becoming a regular.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not much to add to my previous reviews. Great find, and now a regular place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • splendid!!
    brittneymr8
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I just want to thank aqua blue for a fabulous night. The surprise dinner for my fiancee was everything. The good was great, and the service topped it off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is becoming a regular.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We just keep going back, and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a neat place
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had been to AB before, but only in groups, with which they do a good job. This was our first visit with just the two of us. We were able to relax and enjoy the evening, and our waitress was great. Food was very good. Will go back very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tralpha
    trfinedining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    had not been to Aqua Blue in a while but it was as good as ever. the calamari is excellent as well as the sushi menu. we will be back soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • donothaveanickname
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Unlike many restaurants the noise level was good- perfect. Conversations could take place without having to speak loudly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    whchic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were looking for a new place for my wife's birthday and Aqua Blue was recommended by open table for a romantic dinner. We were very happy we made this choice. The restaurant is beautifully done inside and the atmosphere is just great. What I found to be really nice is that you could come here for a formal dinner, casual dining with friends or to sit at the bar and have nice time out on the town. The blackened scallops were great and the lobster ravioli was out of this world. The food is well done and the preparation is excellent. This is an excellent restaurant and if you live on the 400 side of town and are heading to shows downtown you can eat early and make it downtown with no problems. You will love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaggiebVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Aqua Blue continues to be a favorite of ours. The food is consistently good, and the service excellent. On the last visit, I had a new fish item that was fabulous. This restaurant continues to shine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood fix
    Marietta1yum
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The 4 of us needed a good seafood fix, but didn't want to go too far. My sushi was awesome as well as the cobia special. Everyone loved their dish. It's an upscale setting without feeling overdone. We loved being able to bring our own wine without a corkage fee on the 1st bottle. We'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Outing
    mike722
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Service was great! Food was Great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Dave
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The dining experience was great, the stuffed pork was done just right, our server was attentive, even the music was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Chickieluvscakes
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was traveling to the area for work, and had read good things on the other review sites, so I thought I'd give it a try. So glad that I did! My server was awesome, and the salmon was delicious. My only recommendation would be to ask them to not salt the Brussels sprouts when cooking (was a little overpowering). I also highly recommend the chocolate cake, cheesecake and ganache dessert (sorry, the name escapes me).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took our college age kids for a special treat and as usual not disappointed!!! Great food, great service, and doesn't break the bank! What more can you ask for....and one doesn't have to go downtown for this...free parking! Heading there next week for $10 sushi (lunch)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Scallops with porto oil... the (sauce) liquid was dirty looking and did not add any flavor
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 822 reviews are from the Aqua Blue reviews archive.
  • Fantastic selection on the menu
    dawnVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was, as usual, so good! We had a lot of switching around of servers, so never really knew who to order from or to ask where the 4th serving was when it didn't show up with the other 3. New staff? We were taken care of though and will be back. Not cheap evening, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've liked it
    Roddrick
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've had dinner for anniversary and proved to be an ecxellent choice : nice overall atmosphere with cozy booths and ecxellent service. It was a close to perfect dinner for the account we didn't get our favorite wine( the Vouvray Barton-Guessier) but we still enjoyed a pretty good Chardonnay Monterey. We've got the promisse to add it in the future. Anyway, we heartly recomand for either, a romantic duo or a small group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food.
    JulieK
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The four of us went on a Friday night. The restaurant was not busy and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. My scallops were available three ways. Unfortunately, I did not specify and the waitress didn't ask. They came blackened. Since I don't eat spicy food, my husband swapped part of his entrée for my scallops. My friends enjoyed their food. If you don't like spicy or salty please remember to tell them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a nice surprise!
    abcarney07
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    From the outside you don't know what to expect. The location is odd. However, once you walk in you relax and relize that it has fresh, hip, and relaxed atomsphere. It was not very busy the night we went. I couldn't understand why. It made us wonder because the place looked amazing and the service was spot on. Then we got our food and it was first class! Now I'm glad it is not to busy because I want it to stay our hidden gem. We love everything about it! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heard it was good and it was!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We all enjoyed everything we had to eat - from Moscow Mules, calamari for a starter, watermelon/tomato salad, steak, fish and dessert. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Have dined at Aqua Blue several times. This time was to celebrate my birthday. The waiter gave birthday greetings upon my arrival and took our order promptly. I chose the stuffed pork chop over grits. Pork chop was a little dry for me. The meat closer to the bone was tasty, though. I usually don't order pork chops so, even though I finished my meal, I won't order them again. Our waiter seemed to change during the service - a young lady cleared our table, took our dessert order and brought the check. I overheard her giving the specials to two tables around us - something our original waiter didn't do. Had no idea there were specials! Saw our original waiter working the bar when we left. Overall a good meal, though, and I would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    KristinWVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Plus, a truly beautiful decor to match. Our appetizers were delish--shrimp and crab dip, tempura green beans--and the sushi rolls were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Mmcwhirter96
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was delicious service was great, picked a night that was empty and everyone was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD AND SERVICE GREAT
    zubee
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant with great food and great service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible lunch and sushi
    ArtVandelayVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went with 1 guest and opted to have their sushi. I took forever to receive our order. The sushi was dried out and the rice was crusty. Clearly preprepared. The wine bottle we ordered didn't arrive until we were 50% done with our lunch. The waitress didn't know how to uncork a bottle. The bartender had to rescue her. STAY AWAY!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Best in East Roswell. The go to restaurant in Rowell east of 400.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, But Loud Music
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I would have given an outstanding, but for the ambiance issue. I don't know why restaurants think they need to have loud music playing. People go to the restaurant to have good food and to talk and visit with one another. They are not going for a concert. I will admit that the restaurant turned the music down trying to accommodate our request, but it was still a bit loud for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I took my granddaughter here for her 17th birthday. Our waitress, Ashley, was attentive and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It will be our new special occasion place. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steak and sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We were looking for steak and sushi and this place fit the bill. We had to travel from Marietta which has limited selection. Aqua blue is a very nice restaurant, great service, and I cant find many nice restauarts that will offer black napkins for black attire anymore. I always hsve to ask. Its such a small thing but means the difference other than the food and atmosphere.Thank you for a great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    AtlnativeVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food and service were great, varied menu to suit almost all tastes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate