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Aqua
Aqua
  • Address:
    The Westin Tampa Bay 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway
    7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway
    Tampa, FL 33607
    Neighborhood:
    Tampa
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $31 to $50

Aqua Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquatampa.com
  • Phone: (813) 675-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 10:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Mangone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From box lunches to lavish buffets the cuisine that has made AQUA famous can be catered to your location in the Tampa area.
  • Private Party Facilities: Stunning event spaces! The AQUACircle provides semi-private event space, perfect for any occasion. Our Beach Terrace is ideal for outdoor functions and overlooks beautiful Tampa Bay. Of course, our Main Dining Room is also available for a more traditional AQUA dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Lydia Lopez (813) 712-8393
  • Entertainment: Live music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm. Join us for Happy Hour on the Bay.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rocky Point Drive
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and self parking available
A word from Aqua
Our menu sets a new standard of culinary excellence, boasting fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including stone crab claws and a superb “raw bar”.



Aqua's fresh colors reflect the vibrancy of the cool ocean waters. Experience an environment designed to entertain your every sense, highlighted by a water encased walk-in wine tower and a state- of- the- art open kitchen. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I was there on business and had to take a client to lunch. We both enjoyed our choices. The service was really grat and everyone was so efficient getting us back to our meeting."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "was there for the Fourth of July BBQ event (food on the patio and fireworks viewing on the roof.) The food was okay, not great. They ran out of food, plates etc and had to scurry around to take care of people. Had they done a reservation only event, I believe they could have been better prepared to serve their guests. The Bar Tenders are not consistent when it comes to making drinks. I ordered a blueberry martini and it was okay, I ordered a second one and have no idea what they gave me, it was terrible and I sent it back. They remade the drink, it was not good either but I kept it. They tried to charge for the drink that was sent back. It is a good concept if they get their act together. Normally love Aqua for date night"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food. Restaurant needs some deep cleaning though. Crumbs on the floor, and dust on the baseboards. Was pretty empty the night I went, and it still took a long time to get wine (appetizers arrived before wine). I will give it a second chance because of the food, but hope management decides to clean the place!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Received emails from them for some time. Rarely remember to bring their coupons or take advantage of their specials. Nice location near the causeway, convenient for Ruth Eckerd Hall and the airport."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My fiance and I went for a weekend getaway and let me tell you, we never left the hotel for dinner. They have a wine room just for 2 and it couldn't get anymore romantic. The food was amazing! Perfect portions and wonderful service. Thanks Aqua! Deff visiting again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The cost would keep me away for everything but the most special of occasions (perhaps once a year). Also blue/green is a very "cold" color. It doesn't make one feel comfortable. An atmosphere more like the Rusty Pelican would feel much better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took our adult children to Aqua for a celebration dinner. Our experience was excellent. Could not have asked for a better evening out!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went there for Fathers Day brunch. No signage indicating how to access the restaurant from the hotel entrance. Indoor dining area was about 10% occupied, service was non-existent, had to walk up to the buffet four times to get the egg orders. Apparently they were forgotten each time. Drink orders were brought to us one person at a time (3 of us dining). Wait staff checked on us about every 30 minutes, never did get the requested hot sauce. It looks as if we were the wait staff's first table.....ever. Bottom line is the view isn't good enough to dismiss that kind of service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Perfect spot for business or pleasure! The universal spot. Wonderful view. I experience every form of Florida's weather while dining in visit. Sunny, raining with lightning on the water, and the sunset. Service was exceptional and food was phenomenal. Breakfast here I come! Hostess was personable and helpful."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The bartender in the bar area was awful. No eye contact no smile. The food was good but not memorable."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Amazing sauces, and the most yummy green beans! This is a great place, really for any occasion. This is sooooo NOT your average hotel Resturant. The fountain at the entrance is a favorite. Great spot! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The restaurant has great potential the view and restaurant very nice. Service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy at all on a Saturday night. We brought our own bottle wine 25 for corkage the most expensive in Tampa bay. They offered bread it was very bad I would suggest going with fresh bread for a restaurant expensive as this I expect more. We both ordered filet steaks they were very good a little over cooked but still tender and juicy. The mashed potatoes were very salty the chef needs to taste potatoes like that before sending them out they were over seasoned. I would come back, I hope they will take these suggestions under consideration. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Aqua was a real surprise and treat that we enjoyed four times over four days. Highly recommend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is the fifth or sixth time that my husband and I have dined at Aqua.. Our first visits were absolutely wonderful. The scenery, the food and the service were all impeccable. However the last two visits have left much to be desired in terms of service. The waiters seem either overworked and/or new at their jobs and not well trained. The manager does not seem to be concerned with service or with listening to customer opinions. I sincerely hope that the service improves, because the food is still very good. Otherwise, we will not be going back to Aqua."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "There was a nice variety of well-prepared food at the Mother'sDay Brunch, including a very tasty multi-grain croissant and tender ham with some very nice mango salsa, but there were piles of coffee grounds in the bottom of our cups of decaf coffee. The water view is not spectacular, but the interior decor is crisp, clean, and cool. I'll return just to see if they found their coffee filters. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Reserved for Mother's Day and we found out they docked us for outside seating and it was hot outside, uncomfortable to eat and was windy. During reservations and they called to confirm they didn't ask what was preference because when we requested to be inside when we hot there they said it should have been specified that we wanted to eat indoors. When you reserve in a reataurant it should be assumed you wanted to eat inside and to be seated outside should be a special request. I feel that they took advantage of the occassion being Mother's Day and just tried to accommodate as much without being mindful of their customers convenience considering we all paid fornthe same buffet price. Waiters were not even helpful trying to move the shade."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had Jonathan as our server and he was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was extremely nice! I really enjoyed the dining experience and would definitely recommend it for a fun date night or even just with a group of friends to catch up, while enjoying the view from Aqua's panoramic windows in the dining room. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has a beautiful water view and inside restaurant is great too. Food and service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have enjoyed Aqua on many occasions and have never been disappointed . Other than asking for cracked black pepper and asking for tableware to be brought is was a perfect evening."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service was polite and attentive without being intrusive. Our brunch reservation was for 11:30 a.m. and it was a perfect time as the restaurant began filling up as we were leaving. Wonderful selection of food (beef, chicken, seafood, as well as a assortment of breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, etc.). There was LITTLE TO NO NOISE which was refreshing in that my husband and I could talk without asking each other to repeat ourselves because we could not be heard over the noise. This was our first Easter Brunch and it was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Limited brunch/breakfast offerings from the menu or buffet in a very nice and comfortable setting. An expanded more ambitious menu would be nice."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "the food was delicious. w had the Neptune roll, it was great. the mussels were abundant and delicious. the salmon was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Quiet enough - great service and the food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I have enjoyed Aqua on a number of occasions, from using The Wine Room for a romantic dinner to the large table and booths. I find the food and service always very good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant and the food was good and very nicely presented. The risotto was good but if welter dish was way too big. A smaller amount would make the dish more appetizing. The serving size was to me way too large. Taste was good though."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Because the inside was so cold, we opted to eat outside near the beach. It was a lovely evening and a very attractive scenery with the beach, water and umbrellas. Our food was wonderful except for the risotto. There were 4 of us and we all had different meals. The waiter was attentive even though we were outside. A fun night."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "when you have to send your entrea $30.00 back to be heated from an area that was less then twenty feet away and quiet noisey the customer was less than impressed..The answer to question #2 is I would not recommend this restaurant AT ALL"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Took a long to get the food, but other than that everything was great....."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Negative: It was very disappointing Aqua could not locate my reservation on the disheveled, handwritten yellow note pad they had at their hostess station. Both hostesses acted as if it was the last place they wanted to be in the world. Positive: The food was absolutely excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful with amazing decor. Waiter was more interested in going home than doing his job. For foods that we had not heard of before, he looked at us like we were stupid. The food was good but could be found elsewhere for a cheaper price. I normally dine in downtown st pete but wanted to give tampa a shot but after eating at aqua, i will probably stay in st pete."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great location with a view, but the menu is lacking a wow factor."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Aqua is located in the Westin Hotel on the causeway, but don't let that stop you from trying it. The food was beautifully prepared, portions were more than ample, the service was outstanding, and the ambience was quietly elegant. For the quality and the service we received, this restaurant should be much busier than it was on a Saturday night. If you haven't been, you need to check it out."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service, the Chef is really on top of everything and all of the food was really fresh. Nothing is pre done here waiting to be shoveled on your plate. All of the food is made to order and it shows."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I decided to take my family there for my birthday and everyone was very impressed with the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Went with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and it could not have been a better choice. The food was absolutely delicious, the pace was just right, and the restaurant's ackowledgement of my husband's birthday was perfect -- a card signed by the staff and a decadent chocolat mousse. Aqua is the newest addition to my "Must Go Again" list."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Me and my fiancee wanted to have a nice seafood dinner with a view and and elegant ambiance. The interior design at Aqua is ultra cool and nice space between tables for intimacy. I like to see people applying their skills (open kitchen) and this was a plus as well. Our waitress Michelle was extremely nice and genuine. I recommend the red snapper grilled whole (head on)...they did a great job maintaining the integrity of the prime materials on hand and not drowning in sauce or spices as is the usual case in Florida and across the USA. The false bananas foster cheesecake was also nicely prepared."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Our party of 5 enjoyed the seafood with a reasonably complete wine list. The dessert menu was disappointingly small. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Christmas Brunch was a bust. The regular menu was not available. With a 3 PM seating, the Buffett was past it's prime. The roast beef was well done at this point and the stuffed lamb dried out. The grouper was too salty. It was a nice attempt but the food was almost cold. Highlight - pulled pork and rice. The Cabernet sat in the bottle too long and was undrinkable."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "First time we tried this restaurant. We ate at 6pm and the restaurant was empty, so there was no excuse for not getting great service, particularly with the price point. Waiter blamed the hostess for giving us the wrong menu when the salad I wanted was not available and blamed the chef for not having the chocolate cake, claiming chef said that it "didn't look good". He never asked our kids what they wanted to drink. My son wanted seared tuna. Waiter said it was only on lunch menu and we asked him to ask the chef - he refused. Paella was overly smokey - sausage overwhelmed the dish. I'm sure that there were good items on the menu, but with so much choice in Tampa, even with the good wine list, we won't be going back."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I went for lunch on Sunday. It was pretty quiet in the restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxing. The burger I had was great. The server was very friendly and accommodating when I asked to sit somewhere where I could plug in my phone so it could charge. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would return if in the area again."
    Dined on 12/8/2013