This is a very popular restaurant located just a few hundred yards from the famous TPC Sawgrass golf course. Atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and unpretentious. Service is prompt and reliable. Seafood is the speciality but there are beef, pork and poultry entrees that are all well-executed. The wine list is more than adequate but not massive...the better to keep inventory (and prices) very reasonable. There are several original takes on various seafood items such as 'Crispy Red Snapper Bangkok', 'Shrimp Parmesan', and fresh catch offered in any of four different and unique styles. This is not a place that tries to impress with location, view or decor. It's all about the food and they do it very well. Locals love it. Tourists take note.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aqua Grille is like the local "Cheers" where people remember you and your name. The food is outstanding with a large varied menu with a page of specials. The seafood from Mayport is fresh and I had the Jerusalem preparation for my snapper which was made with artichoke hearts, peppers, shallots, olives over pasta. This is one of the few restaurants where salad and hot bread is included. Service was prompt and courteous and we had a private booth. We celebrated my husband's birthday with our $25.00 coupon. If you register and provide e-mail address, you get a coupon on your birthday which is great. We definately will go back!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoy Aqua Grill. Never
Always enjoy Aqua Grill. Never disappointed in quality of food or service.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Aqua Grill came recommended
The Aqua Grill came recommended by friends in the area. The waiter was excellant, so attentive to all our needs. The food and variety of menu choices was terrific.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can' t wait to go back!
Just moved here from Boston and have found my new favorite seafood restaurant, Aqua Grill. The staff really made us feel at home, like we had been going there for years. The fish was amazingly fresh and cooked perfectly. One person got a steak and said it was as good as any steak house steak. We loved the decor and ambiance, but even if we didn't, we would still go back because the food and staff were spot on. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time PV favorite
Aqua grille has been remodeled on the inside and it looks great. Awesome seafood specials and the calamari and the fried green tomatoes are a must try!
I always give the specials a long look..freshest seafood
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Must Go Here!!
This place is the real deal, recommended by friends who frequent the place. Now I see why the food and service both top notch. Very imaginative menu with unbelievable seafood special. I had the Curry Dusted Grouper and my friend had the Cantonese Whole-fish, both were well presented and flavors spot on. Service was friendly and outgoing made for a fun evening. Great job Aqua Grill
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with Dad and Dave
My husband and I have been to the Aqua Grill many times, and started to dine there even before we moved here. It was my brother Dave's second visit and my Dad's first. We enjoyed our evening very much. However, the Mahi Mahi & shrimp dish I had was just overwhelming. I would have preferred less fish (huge piece), more shrimp, and less potatoes. It is the least favorite thing I have ordered. Dave's seafood platter was not cooked the way he expected. My Dad loved his trout.
Ashley was a very good waitress and explained the menu to us in detail. We will be back often!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Killer Ipad Wine List!
Was extremely pleased with both food and service at Aqua Grill. Big portions and fish very fresh according to our server Scott. Specials were well presented. There wine list is pretty cool, Ipad which give you a description of every wine they carry, never seen this at restaurant before. Tried a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir I don't think I would have tried if not for description on Ipad, more a cab drinker but it was superb.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to miss
Great food and service. Interesting menu with wonderful choices. Ambience nice for special occasions- Wonderful friendly staff and reasonably priced menu. Great seafood choices! Don't miss this one.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The whole experience was very impressive, from the friendly hostess, to bartender while waiting for our table, the server( Chris) and manager Carrie who came to table to check on us, he was very funny and made the experience that much better. Food was terrific, only complaint is they ran out of Triggerfish and had to choose different fish Cobia for my special. Pork Osso Buco also very good. Presentation was great and atmosphere for the entire restaurant was fun, everyone looked like they were having good time, even staff. Creme Brulee was to die for, Cool wine list which was an Ipad.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. Fish extremely fresh get the whole fish special, my wife loved it and that's hard to do. Key Lime pie very good. Overall a very pleasant evening.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whole experience was great!
From start to finish Aqua Grill's staff, chefs and managers really know what they are doing. Food was excellent, I had the Pompano Special, WOW! What a combination of great flavors. Nice wine list, experienced wait staff, extensive wine list, makes for a great evening.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on Saturday had to wait a few minutes for our table but was offered a comp glass of wine while we wait thought that was nice touch. Amber was our server very knowledgeable with menu and great out going personality. Shared fried green tomatoes which were great. My wife order group and I got filet, both specials were terrific. Place hopping with big party outside but every thing was on time.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVED Aqua Grill
The restaurant offered a large menu, so our large party had plenty to choose from. The menu was dated with today's date, so you know the seafood was fresh. The entrees come with salad and the children loved the warm bread. We enjoyed the view of the water and the outdoor dining was hopping. Overall, the restaurants in Jacksonville were a bit disappointing, but this one and Marker 32 were the 2 spots we will be returning to next year! 5 Stars!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was awesome! All the staff seemed to help each other out, as they walked by table if a plate or glass was empty they would pick it up even if they weren't our "server". The menu was excellent and suggestions were helpful. We both ended up getting the bang bang trigger fish...it was listed in menu with a fish neither of us cared for and she recommended trigger and it was awesome! Paired with the crab salad or the spinach salad. We would definitely come back again.
We did dash at the end of dinner instead of lingering because a table sat next to us with extremely strong perfume and just ruined the end of a nice meal...but I don't know how you could possible avoid that. Will definitely be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Lunch Spot for Groups
The atmosphere was great for conversations, nice and quiet. The food was delicious, presented beautifully and priced well.
I plan on returning in the future.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food
The food and service was very good. Some of the rooms could use a little update in terms of decor. Overall, a very good choice for dinner.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
They know what are doing that's for sure, Fresh fish and great preparation. A lot choices when you go there, menu was large and portions larger. Service was real friendly and knowledgeable. He sort of steered us thru it. Both our dishes were very good. For dessert creme brûlée is a must have
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Aqua Grill the
We went to Aqua Grill the night I proposed. We always return for special occasions and this was our 6th anniversary. We have NEVER been disappointed. Food is excellent and service is always outstanding. Always on my recommend list.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
over 20 years of goodness
Aqua Grille has been one of our favorites for years with dependable great food and service. This time however the ahi tuna was just off, but it has always been fantastic dish. They couldn't change that dish, but they did automatically take it off the check without question.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great spot . Service is wonderful, food is too. Portions on the large side though need to push the plate away .
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressive operation , place was hoping for a Thursday night. Had to wait 10 minutes for our reservation but they offered to buy us a drink while we waited. Amber was our server, very cute and great personality. Recommended the halibut special and Flounder Picata, both dishes we great, I preferred my wife dish though. Very cool wine list (ipad) and decor was warm and inviting.I like independent restaurant more then chains, they seem to care more and give you that little something extra. Everyone friendly and smiling. Manager cam over to check on us and then gave us recommendations on where to go over the next few days.We ate at fish camp night before and this place much much better.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Aqua Grill. Always a
Love Aqua Grill. Always a perfect lunch or dinner. Scott is an excellent server.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner the other
Wonderful dinner the other night. I believe our waiter's name was Scott, he was very helpful and accommodating.The whole fried fish was great and the short ribs were not only delicious but the presentation was superb. Love the lighting, more places need to be on board with that, I hate feeling, I'm in the dentist office with bright lighting.I also go there a lot for lunch too.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was very good. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and taken to our table promptly. Our waitress was very friendly and new the menu. We ordered a bottle of wine which was moderately priced but waitress never filled our glasses up once after the initial pour. We both ordered fish dishes, mine came extremely overcooked so we complained to the waitress which we had to flag down. They offered to prepare again or an other dish. They prepared it again and it was fabulous. It was my birthday so they did bring out a dessert with a candle which was nice. We were charged for dessert though.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our second dinner here...and we still love it. Great fresh-fish-of-the-day selections & preparations. Dishes are creative with wonderful flavor combinations, or simply, freshly prepared --whatever you want at the time, they will fix it. The food is beautifully prepared, and the servings are bountiful -- you will have a take-home box! Our server was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. This is not a quick, in-and-out restaurant, though as accommodating as they are, it may be possible. We will return. Also, I recommend a reservation.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A GEM of a Restaurant
Wonderful experience dining outside --- very relaxing overlooking the water, and the server allowed enough time in between courses so we could enjoy them. Definitely try the Brie cheese for starters. Had the Thai Cod and it was excellent. One of the best dining experiences in reference to food and service and that I have had in a long time. I eat out a lot!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the meal, great menu and service. The only drawback is that the photos make it seem to out-of-towners that the location is "waterfront." The view of A1A and the murky pond leave a little to be desired for those seeking ocean views.
Regardless, the kale salad and ahi tuna were delicious. Nic our server took the service to a professionally personal level.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whatever you order here, it's prepared very well and it's the freshest available. It's always A PLEASURE dining here! Great wines, too.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
There were many great choices on the menu - it was difficult to choose! I had the seafood lasagna and could not eat it all even though it was delicious. Loved the wine flights - I chose the progressive flight. We would definitely go back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service to Match
Our group of 8 dined at Aqua Grill on 10/4/13. We were seated outside at a nice table as we had requested. Amber was the server assigned to our table. She was outstanding and is a great ambassador for the restaurant as she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. The menu is fairly large but the dishes can be customized to one's likes and dislikes. From our drinks and appetizers, thru the main course and dessert, we enjoyed everything. We will definitely be back! Thanks Amber
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dependable Favorite
An extra special compliment to the attentive wait staff. They know their menu and go out of their was to please.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place was incredible both food and service top notch. Got to go for one of there specials alot of choices. Keisha was our server very funny and professional, made that more enjoyable. No hesitation going back!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice night
Had been in for lunch and a drink at the bar a few times but this was the first time for dinner. Glad I made the reservation. Very quiet and great service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great dining experience. Service and food was wonderful. Atmosphere was pleasant.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always pleased with choices. Last night clams casino were on menu and probably the best I have ever had. The triggerfish was served over a corn chowder base and herbs and toppings were superb. Portions are large, well prepared,,Waitress gave good explanation if dishes and was helpful in making choices. This place has become a regular visit for us.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner that was unhurried. The house special our waitress recommended was superb! Cocktails were a generous pour! Will look forward to our next visit!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another good restaurant
Excellent food and service. We visit Jacksonville once a year and always have Aqua grill on our list of fine restaurants. Will return next year.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, excellent food
We just moved to town and had noticed driving by that the restaurant always seemed busy. So we went and where not disappointed. The people are friendly and very accommodating. Service was excellent! And informative. Very knowledgeable about every aspect of the food, wine etc. They even brought us a complimentary dessert (which was excellent!) with "Welcome" written on the plate. We will definately return!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten here several times and have yet to be disappointed with the food or the service! The wine selection is wonderful and complements the menu choices nicely.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor dining is nice
The outdoor dining was very lively on the late November evening. We really enjoyed the large selection for seafood and the extraordinary preparations offered. This place will definitely be a repeat!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the best in Ponte Vedra Beach
Aqua Grill is still one of Ponte Vedra Beach's best restaurant. The dinners are noteworthy not only for their appearance and taste but the great combination of flavors that the chef brings together in his nightly specials. A great local restaurant that visitors to the area can't wrong trying.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Door step gem
Our first night in Ponte Vedra Beach, we were a little late for our table as we had just driven up from Orlando, but do worth the wait, staying at the Marriott so only a short walk over the road, fantastic food, great service and lively atmosphere.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience. We have
Great experience. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
our favorite ever!
i DID A RESEVATION THROUGH OPEN TABLE, BUT THE RESTAURANT DID NOT HAVE IT, AND EVEN THOUGH A BUSY FRI NIGHT, THEY WERE GRACIOUSLY ABLE TO ACCOMODATE US!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great, the
Everything was great, the foodis oustanding.
We will be back, everything was excellent!!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aqua Grill is "hot"
We visited Aqua Grill for dinner and we were extremely pleased with our meal and the service. We each had the broil seafood combo, and it was superb. I always want my food to be extremely hot when it is served. I was not disappointed.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ponte Vedra's Favorite
A local favorite and a sure winner for those just visiting the area.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fish three ways!
And each of us said ours was best! One went with Hemingway style, one fried and one baked, and you can select from at least 1/2 dozen fresh fish fillets, most locally caught. The sides here are always what's freshest, prepared creatively. Located in Sawgrass Village with plentiful parking, Aqua Grille is always a pleasant experience. They have the best house salad around, and it's included with almost every entrée.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM