Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa
Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa

Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westinsavannah.com/aquastar
  • Phone: (912) 201-2085
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Black
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Aqua Star"s private dining room is the perfect place for a large family gathering or business luncheon. The room suits any party from 20 to 50 people in a variety of table settings. For smaller get togethers sections of the restaurant are gladly sectioned off for your privacy.
  • Entertainment: Each Sunday Aqua Star hosts the city’s "Best Sunday Brunch" as voted by locals. As you sit back and relax on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, local Jazz artist Jeremy Davis completes the ambiance with live music, playing just the right song to go along with your mood. Accompanied by piano or guitar, Mr. Davis' performances are not to be missed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wayne Shackelford Blvd
  • Parking: No
A word from Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa
Voted "Best View of Savannah," Aqua Star invites you to enjoy the freshest of the local catch as well as Pacific specialties, all presented in contemporary style. Aqua Star chefs use farm-to-market local vendors, and sustainable produce, as well as Superfoods options.

Outstanding views: by day the waterfront gleams with historic beauty; by night, the lights of downtown twinkle with opportunity.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch on Sundays.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (21)great for brunch (17)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (12)romantic (11)good for groups (9)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • It was good
    notenoughJAZZ
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The brunch had a variety of choices and for the most part was good. I found that the hot entrees on the bar where cold but the waitress was kind enough to bring some to the table that was warm and during the long wait tried to keep us informed. The main reason for attending was to hear the LIVE jazz and brunch and found that there was very little jazz being played. The jazz that was played was really good but I just wish it was more. I was disappointed. The perfect brunch would have been to eat and while eating enjoy the music. It was advertised as a jazz brunch. So if coming back would I come I don't think so because for the price I paid I expected to get exactly that JAZZ AND BRUNCH. I would never pay what I did to just eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch ever!
    LovingTheBrunch
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I am from Charleston, SC and we have an array of great restaurants. This is by far the best Brunch I have ever had. (The jazz music was an added treat)The assortment was endless, and oh so tasteful. I am already planning a return visit to Savannah just for the Brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good idea - Wrong venue
    Sparkle
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was dinner and a big band. Our only complaint was the venue.We had a table in a far corner with a view of a wall. No real dance floor. For a big bans, no dance floor, really?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rudeness to customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I asked for a table with a view , I was told so is everyone else. I made reservations for that reason. I didn't need that kind of answer. Then was told we only have so many tables. Then don't advertise the view. It was the general manager that made the comment not the hostess. Then we were seated so close to the next table I could see what he was doing on his phone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So, So
    VeggieGirl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Disapointed. Food was not exceptional. We had a large group (10) and had to sit at two seperate tables.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Alistac
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was delicious and the river view was good even though it started to rain watching it come in and leave was nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DINNER WITH EQUINOX BIG BAND
    RUTHTHEREB
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    FABULOUS,DELICIOUS,ROMANTIC WAY TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF MARRIAGE. YUMMMMM!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Band
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Really enjoyed the music that was played and sung by the band. Unfortunately, the volume was excessive because of the confined space. It could be much better if the band was moved forward and the dining tables placed in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening of Jazz
    livinwell
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Especially enjoyed the Equinox Jazz Band, which was the reason we booked this reservation. The food was very good, but the real star was the band. We'll come again for one of their monthly Monday night rehearsals; it was a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific eats and ambiance!
    grampam916
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We are a traveling foursome, and chose this venue from an ad touting Jazz Brunch. Everyone loved the ambiance, food, and service-with one small exception: we arrived half hour early for our reservation (choosing noon to allow for church service to end and possible traffic). There were only two other groups ahead of us at 11:30, but we were told we must wait so they could seat all the early reservations first. Fine, but even with an empty waiting area, we had to wait until noon! Some couples without reservations were turned away although we never saw the restaurant full. Once seated, our experience was great: food choices wer plentiful and gourmet-tasty. Service was consistent and the jazz was pleasant. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieGurlVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant with great ambiance. We had a brunch reservation, but arrived early. They seated us right away. We ordered breakfast, which was decent. As we were leaving, they began setting up for brunch, and boy, I wish we had waited for brunch because it looked as though it would be delicious. The prices were reasonable, the service okay, and the food decent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful brunch
    Mrf614
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delightful brunch for a special Occasion. The jazz band was great and the perfect sound level. The buffet was well presented and well stocked and diverse. Everything we tried exceeded our expectionatiins. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westin Sunday Brunch
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Westin Hotel overlooking the Savannah River has one of largest and varied buffet spread that is bound to satisfy anyone's taste and hunger. Also the soft playing trio added to the dining pleasure. It is not cheap, but was great for entertaining out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kimmyp
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was everything I had hoped for and expected. The seafood -fish, shrimp, oysters were my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Westin Breakfast
    LizVWRVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Online menu had additional offerings that the restaurant didn't have. The breakfast menu is the same as any other Westin. Food was tasty and enjoyable but was expecting more options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great jazz with great food
    Jazzfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Sunday brunch was excellent and the jazz trio was superb. An excellent, relaxing, and enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic - As Usual!
    BVCOOP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We've visited AquaStar for years - first as Savannah residents and now as visitors from over an hour's drive away. Never a bad experience, always amazing fooe, always superb service. On a 10-scale, we give it a 12.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening at the Aqua Star - Music
    TybrisaBums
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The ride over from Savannah on the ferry was great. We missed one ferry and called the restaurant to let them know that we would be late. It was not a problem. We were welcomed upon our arrival and seated at a window overlooking the river to Savannah. There was a big-band that performed and they were outstanding. Pretty laid back group that mingled with the guests during their breaks. The food was delicious and my dietary restrictions were accommodated. One of the best nights that we spent during our week-long visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff and food make Aqua Star super
    ProfmccVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ask for Nelly or Lindsey. They're wonderful. Food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations
    Rick
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Generally, I few hotel restaurants as a last resort, but we were surprised by the quality of the food and service. We will definitely return. If available, try the chef's tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience, Food eh
    Lukas
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ambience and atmosphere was great. The views of the river were very good if you sit at a window table. I was there for restaurant week and thought they would be trying to impress, but I was not impressed. They prepared high class food to a chain restaurant level. Tried both options for restaurant week and there was nothing special about either.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 257 reviews are from the Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Sugarbaron
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Everything about our dining experience was great. The food, service and view were all outstanding. The ceiling fans were a hoot. Very clever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular evening dining!
    KimmyK
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I needed a special spot for a romantic dinner, but we'd "done" all the usual fancy restaurants downtown. What a GREAT idea AquaStar was! not only was it not overly crowded and noisy, but it was serene and we were able to really take our time and enjoy all three courses at a slower pace. The service was exceptional! Ask for Cara if you go - she's wonderful: educated about the menu, the fresh local ingredients used, and she made thoughtful suggestions throughout the meal. Taking a walk down to the waters edge after dinner was her idea - which turned out to be a great one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Pawleys
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was great which made up for somewhat slower pace of service. But our wait person was pleasant and friendly. Even went the extra mile to find a special bar request. Would suggest however to make a reservation on opentable and be sure to request a "a table next to the window". I did not do that and we were set up further back and up a level.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting
    GAlady
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant is lovely and the view of the Savannah river front is beautiful. The food is very good and the service is also. The food came out a little slow and they comped our martinis even though we didn't complain about the wait nor ask for compensation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Restaurant Week" menu.
    NOLAgirl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Both appetizers very good. Shrimp dish not what either of us who ordered it imagined.Description misleading. Presentation was a hodge-podge of toppings over grilled shrimp on a bed of yams. Okay, but nothing I would have knowingly ordered. Short rib choice excellent. Creme brulet excellent. Other dessert, a berry & ice cream offering was, again, poorly described on the menu & not the "light" choice imagined - almond brittle cover over melted ice cream with a meager portion of warm berries. Sir Michael left big shoes to fill. Encourage current chef to create special but not "weird" offerings & make descriptions more understandable. FYI, I dine out often & am an excellent gourmate cook, & consider my food knowledge well above average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Classic Brunch
    bigskyjim
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Jazz Brunch is the traditional brunch with both a full breakfast ( omelet bar ) and lunch ( steaks and pasta bar ) and very nice desserts. Dining room is very open with no crowding and the Jazz Group were a great addition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food excellent, waitstaff so-so
    BigEater
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Expect fantastic food but service is inconsistent. 95% of the staff are great, but there is one or two of them that are sweet but awful servers. I would still go back, I would just ask for my favorite servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service. Great food
    DrUrsusVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    They substituted spaghetti for my angel hair without telling me. Gave me my entree before my salad and soup. Did not have a wine list for me until I asked about wine. Asked for a lemon several times. Bus girl finally went to get me one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent corn chowder!
    marshawe
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Nice view of Savannah River with ships going past. The corn chowder was delicious, as was the house bread served with the meal. Whole grain, moist, tasty, not dry like many whole grain breads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Savannah
    Bama86
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I found this spot online when I was planning a trip down. I love jazz & thought this would be a nice compliment to my dining experience. Added the free ferry ride for a bonus. It was an absolutely lovely day. Food was fabulous !!! Nice atmosphere !! Highly Recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My experience with the restaurant was excellence. The staff was very customer focused and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Although we have had dinner here before, this is our first brunch experience at Aqua Star. Unfortunately, while service is supposed to begin at 11:30, staff was nowhere near ready at that time. Our 11:45 reservation was honored 15 minutes later. Fortunately, it was worth the wait. I have never seen such a wide variety of food offered at brunch, and our group thoroughly enjoyed it. The jazz ensemble added a nice, unobtrusive touch which did not interfere with conversation. Bread choices were somewhat limited, and I would have liked to have seen a wider array of fruit. But everything we ate was well-prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissappointed
    gr8texpectations
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Sea bass is one of my favorite fish to splurg on for a special occasion. My seabass that night was not fresh. For $38 I expect fresh seabass. The menu stated that parmesan risotto came with the entree and it didn't come out that way and then she brought me a side of risotto that was thick and gummy. This restaurant was nice inside but it didn't have the polish or service that i expected it to have for the price. i would not recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service is warrants 0 stars
    SavannahLocal
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    You'd get better service at a McDonalds or Wendys but this is pretty much the only restaurant on the island. So if you're hungry, plan ahead to take the ferry to River Street. From sitting down to getting our food the wait was 50 minutes (I know because my husband had to leave before eating his lunch). The waitresses are just lazy - they don't make eye contact so you end up having to walk up to them or yell as they walk by - which we did after being ignored 3 times. We were finally able to ask the waitress for waters and that took 20 minutes. There was also lipstick on my grandfathers water glass and our medium hamburger came back rare. All points that the waitress argued with us over.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service & delicious food
    Luv2travelanddine
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Highly recommend Aqua Star. Food top notch and high quality. Our server, Nelly, was probably the best service I have ever had. Friendly, knowledgable & professional. Romantic locale, with a primo view of the river! 5 stars-go and be amazed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice But..
    Rick
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I discovered that this brunch was rated #1 in Savannah according to the Visitors and Convention Bureau. Everything was excellent - food, table location, service, ambience and I would definitely go again. However, I printed out the page from the website that rated the brunch #1 and the price was $39.95. When we received the bill, the price was $42.00 so I politely asked our server who was great about it. She said she would send the Manager over. The Manager came and I politely informed her that it was not that I couldn't pay the $42 but that the price was $39.95 and I gave her the printout. She stated the $42 was incorrect and although she was professional, she did nothing to explain the difference besides the current price being correct.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yankeedoodle
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The noted knighted chef has departed, and the food service was very slow. The restaurant has always been consistent, and I hope that the new chef will continue to keep the menu creative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Out of Scallops"
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Restaurant had received great reviews and so we decided to try it on a Sunday night while in Savannah. To make a reservation, the restaurant had required a credit card number--so we expected a sold out venue; instead we were one of only 4 tables at Aqua Star. Our waitress was wonderful--excellent service and the She Crab soup was outstanding. The main course was a disappointment; I wanted to try the "house special, winner of xyz awards"; sorry about my luck--a large wedding party the night before apparently ate all the scallops in Southern Georgia! Instead I had the sword fish, which was greasy (not grilled) and my wife had the grouper, which was over cooked. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Sunday brunch in town!
    SAVlinda
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We attend the jazz brunch every year on Father's Day with a group of at least 12. The food and selection awesome, always fresh, and refilled constantly. Plan to bring your appetite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.