Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Seared Local Scallops
grilled corn and roasted pepper salad, lime, cilantro
cheddar, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, bibb lettuce, spicy mayo, fresh cut french fries
lemon aioli or marinara
The dinner was good. The soup was delicious. The service was excellent
Dinner and service was excellent.
Especially enjoyed our server, Michael, I believe, and will ask for him on our next reservation
Fixed menu for a 7:30pm Christmas Eve and they run out of oysters, calamari, filet mignon before we sit. I felt bad for our waitress. Her managers/owner put her in a bad spot.
Won't do this again! This place is pretty and the ambiance was nice. It was very festive, we were there for Christmas Eve dinner. I won't take that away from them. However...... They are touted as a water side restaurant, when in fact, they are NEAR a Boat Yard, which is NEAR the water. If you peek through a window past the parking lot, you might see passed one of the winterized dry docked boats to the water. Along with that, the dishes, on the select menu were hit or miss. It seemed like the Chef, was great at the pasta meals, but the sea food, not so much. My Husband ordered baked clams and out of the five of them, two were bad! I ordered a Shirmp Cocktail, as did my Mother (who was sitting next to me) There were only two shrimp per cocktail ( they were HUGE though, but tough ) when they brought them out, they placed ONE dish with FOUR shrimp in front of my Mother. They told me that my shrimp were on her plate! Only ONE lemon, and ONE cup of sauce! For my entre'e, as well as my SIL, we ordered Chicken Marsala. Well the dish was a quater of a roasted chicken, on a pile of mashed potatoes, which tasted instant ( to me ) and BARELY any Marsala sauce. To end on a good note, the Server was Lovely.
I did not know that it was a limited menu. We all order steak which was like luke warm. I asked for mine to be made hotter it came back the same way. One of the steaks looked like it was cut into.The baked clams did not taste good. The desert choice was uninteresting. Very disappointing dinner that I was looking forward to. Took the left over meat for my dogs.
Service was excellent. Food nicely prepared and presented. Drinks were well made.
I love Aqua's eclectic menu. The food is always delicious and Kathy and her staff are always quick to please!
My first time there. The food was great and the service was fantastic
Parking a problem due to event going on. Not very crowded but service was excellent. Food very good. Dessert- mini cannolis were perfect end to evening. Would recommend to others.
Great brunch menu and unlimited mimosa option!
Michael our server was excellent. Great cocktails and meals. Steaks were cooked to our preferred temperature and were tasty.
The hostess was rude and completely disrespect. While she was seating me I asked if there was another table. There were several empty tables for 4 people but she said they were reserved. I told her I had a reservation and would like another table. She said she could not do that and walked away.
My party sat; however I was very unhappy with the table’s location. I went back to the hostess and asked if she could accommodate us. Her response “I guess so” with total attitude and moved us to another table.
All the other tables were still empty when we were through dining.
The hostess was a very incompetent and inexperienced young lady and should be schooled in hospitality.
Our waitress was lovely and the service was wonderful.
Wonderful place as always. Fun atmosphere, food delicious, waitress was great!
Food was great! Noise level(music) to loud. Lovely dining but, would have loved to be able to talk during dinner.
MY TABLE WAS READY AS REQUESTED
ORDERED DRINKS CAME OUT QUICK
HAD ABOUT 5 DISHES FROM THE BAR MENU
ALL WHERE EXCELLENT -CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL WERE THE BEST
I HAVE EVER HAD -TRY THEM
CHUB-E FROM BRICK
Great food & music!
I have noticed a pull back in the value of what is offered for the price. Although the food is good the portions are very small and don't offer anything else to accompany like soup or salad. I ordered Salmon this time, which was good, but tiny and only accompanied by a little rice. The time before that I ordered the scallops, and was served 4 scallops over a bit of corn hash for $36. Not a good value at all..
My wife and I went last night for the first time. Overall good experience and good food but pricey.
Loved the service and the server. The dining area was lacking in ambiance, kind of like a large dining hall suitable for weddings and events. Doesn’t detract from the food or service but somewhat loud and open.
We enjoyed the food but not the pizza we had for an app. Delicious fried provolone app and our meals were very good. Just be ready to spend, there is value but like I said a bit pricey.
Lovely atmosphere. Menu is very limited, only one special and the food was average.
Menu is pricey.
We started with the butcher block with meats and cheeses, roasted peppers and olives was delicious. We a had scallops with grilled corn and roasted red pepper salad and orechiette pasta with pesto and hot sausage. Also delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and was helpful with dinner selections. The only draw back is this restaurant is a bit pricey. But the food is good, so for a special occasion it is worth it.
Can’t wait to go back!! Blown away. Oriecci pasta was the best I ever had.
Excellent and fast service. Fast delivery of food and drinks. Nice drink and plate presentation. Great tasting as well. Highly recommend
Drinks & food were great! Waitress was so nice too!
Great food and excellent service will definitely be going back
Atmosphere service excellent. Rock shrimp app tastful . NY strip $55 . Going downhill here on steaks . Mashed potatoes bland too . Good quality meat BUT tasteless, no char horrible. I have eaten this years here - never again . Sad . Stick with their Italian choices. This is a great place for TOms River . Have always supported & will continue. But not sure what is or who is in kitchen !!!!!
Overall, not a great experience. Food was okay, overpriced. I reserved here to take my parents to a waterfront restaurant and I could not believe that there was no water view at a waterside restaurant.
Average dining experience. Nothing special about the food or service but a bit expensive given the food quality. Dessert inedible and waited far too long for a simple preparation
loved the live singer and slow dancing romantic for sure. nice roomy seating a very good night will be back asap on wed evenings
Service is always really great! Thank you
I was disappointed in the atmosphere or lack of. Big open noisy room more like a wedding hall. No windows or water views despite being on the water. Huge bar which looks like a happening meet up place. Our server was great and present. Excellent warm crusty bread. My sons Moscow mule was mostly ice so he ordered a martini up. Our appetizer came out before we ordered dinner and our food which was out so fast it was almost like a speed diner dinner. With all the complaints about service and wait times I will give it that both service and waiting for food to come out was not an issue. We did not eat off paper plates and they had bus people clearing tables which seems to be something that’s been lost in the pandemic. Food was good but overpriced.
Not our style but Certainly appeals to many as it was packed.
Food was cold and tasteless. Waiter was inattentive and rude.So sad we would never go back again.
Everything was great but the noise level horrendous. The choice of “music” better suited to a nightclub.
Lovely and place. Great waitress!
The food is outstanding. They like much of the hospitality industry are suffering from a staffing shortage but you can tell they care and are doing their absolute best to keep their guests happy.
Be patient, be kind and most of all support this great restaurant.
Dood is always good, staff is very pleasant, service is excellent.
we love dancing here on wednesday nights!
Aqua Blu is one of our favorite spots to dine when we are in the Toms River area. The staff is always welcoming and kind and the food is absolutely delicious every time.
Mussels and scallops were very good!
Met our friends to catch up , the only reservation I was allowed on open table was a high top but when we arrived early our hostess Bianca was so nice and changed our seating to a regular table. Our waiter Juan was great as well, very friendly and professional. The burger special was delicious, as well the white Cosmo drink.
Definitely will be back and recommend to others!!
Aqua Blu Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.