Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra
Appreciated by its customers for the expansive menu and seemingly endless choices of eclectic cuisine, Aqua Grill serves only the freshest gourmet seafood, steaks, live Maine lobster, creative pasta dishes. Dining choices at Aqua Grill include the casually elegant main dining room, the private banquet room, al fresco dining with lakefront patio seating or the ever popular lounge.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Best friend was in town from Germany and have never been to Ponte Vedra. Surprised the best friend with lunch and experience, one of Florida’s finest.
Love this restaurant! They have delicious Fried Green Tomatoes
Like the menu. Fresh seafood. Great Ambience. Attentive service. Reasonable wine list. Has been in business close to 30 years.
Service was fantastic. We had the hummus plate as an appetizer- this was delicious. A flight of wine (didn’t love any of these- but that is a personal choice- I am sure others will enjoy). Settled on 2 different wines that we liked. One of us had the burger- which was excellent. The other ordered the king crab- it wasn’t bad just not as good at you would like it to be for almost $60. Ended with cream brûlée- also good. Overall, nice place. We would try again but not order the crab.
Way to expensive for the amount of food they serve. Won’t go back
Requested outside table and was given one in the bar side against the divider. It was quite noisy due to two large group tables.
Service was extremely slow as it appeared outtside tables were full and possibly not enough staff.
Waitress was very nice and attentive when possible.
I was disappointed compared to the service I have had all the many times I have dined there.
Also very disappointed with lack of handicapped parking spaces. Only 2 alongside another building. None at the close ends of the parking lot rows.
Food and service were great! I would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone!
Good meal and setting. Felt the service lacked because there weee only two of us and she waited more on the larger tables. Waited long time for food and drinks. Had to get manager to pay our Bill. Other than that it was good.
Outside dining area was full, noisy and windy. Great food, but moderate overall experience.
Would not come back
The manager needs to be educated about wine and port or she need to understand she needs get education on customers relation. I spent $450 and she refused to open a white port that she declared was a liquor I was willing to
Pay corkage but she said it is against the law which is so incorrect it is pathetic.
Fantastic restaurant. It exceeded our expectations. The service was great and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
We were so happy to have dinner there. It had been a long time!!! Thank you for booking us especially the last minute!!! The place is still awsome!!
The food here is always good. Our server, Hannah, was outstanding and we will look forward to booking in to her area in the future.
The food was good, our waitress was great, very friendly staff. Overall good experience.
Great food and service.
Our first visit after moving to the area in December. Had a friend visiting from NY and so chose to try this beautiful restaurant. View of wildlife on the lake was fantastic, food, drink and service all perfect. This may just be our new weekend go to place!
Great food, great drinks and great service. We will definitely be back. The Bang Bang Cod was terrific. Only negative was being sat in a high traffic area.
My friend and I had lunch at an outdoor table as requested. She ordered the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich with a draft beer and I had the steak on pita/flatbread sandwich with a glass of Chardonnay. We both thought our food was delicious and a nice-sized portion. Service was excellent as well. Always a good choice for an outstanding dining experience outside overlooking the pond!
First time there in ages and can’t wait to go back. Food was superb as was service. Busy lunch time but we never felt rushed to leave our deck table.
Outdoor seating is just beautiful. The service and drinks were exceptional, but my dinner was marginal. I ordered my favorite dish, Ossobuco and I added broiled scallops. The Ossobuco was just okay, but the scallops were very bland. If I return I won't order either of those two items.
The food was delicious ! Zack our waiter was attentive and made the overall experience better! Highly recommend.
A lot of bugs outside. Hostess was crying. Undermanned. Waitress served as buss boys:
A great menu with lots of healthy choices, fish, salads - you can't go wrong with
whatever you choose. We prefer eating outside with the lovely lakeside setting but
the inside has upscale, modern dining sections as well.
Good food and ambience. The one complaint would be the noise level. It seemed that the surrounding customers were anxious for us to listen to them and not ourselves!
Highly recommend. Will return when we next visit the area.
They were very busy with a large party outside...
Treated friends to lunch. We sat outside and it would have been perfect if we could have turned the heater off. It’s all or none and I guess some wanted it on. It was a bit warm for it. We still had a great time and the food was great, as usual!
Ambiance of Aqua Grill was nice. However, the food was another matter. My Date and I wanted to order the Seafood Platter shown on the on-line menu. Once at the restaurant, this menu item was not available and had been replaced by a shrimp platter. This platter consisted of shrimp and fried potatoes. The dish was served hot and the shrimp were fresh but NOT tasty. I would classify this meal as slightly below or perhaps on par with Red Lobster. For appetizers my Date chose Seafood Chowder which she said was good. I chose the Meatballs which weren’t so tasty and consisted of more bread crumbs than beef. We ordered Moscato wine and received the wine in small dessert glasses. Total cost of the meal for two, $92.66. I NEVER mind paying the costs for good food as I have eaten at Matthews, Medure’s, Bistro Aix, Seasons 52, etc. This was a Forty-five minute drive to Ponte Vedra and a complete waste of time other than just getting out of the house.
Lucked out getting a reservation at 5:15 PM on the afternoon prior. Sat on outdoor patio with overhead heater & gas fire: rejuvenating setting for sure. Met out-of-state friends with extended conversation, leisurely orders & no pressure from staff: was really appreciated!
Food was excellent. Will definitely make this a habit!
Excellent restaurant and service but a little pricey.
Great service , food and atmosphere!
I’d recommend it to anyone for a great night out with family and friends .
I had the Chilean sea bass and it was outstanding
One of our favorite spots! Service and atmosphere is always great.. food is good, but could be better.
So initial impression was nice place, And it was. Appetizers were great, Problem was the main dishes. They were absolutely sub par. We all left with food still on our plate. There are many better options to choose. My advice would be to pass on this place.
It took us awhile to order because we were catching up with a friend. After placing out food order, took a very long while for food to arrive. Pleasant wait staff but it seemed like a lot of dropping of silverware by staff (while we were there) which was quite noisy. It’s a beautiful spot on the patio overlooking the water.
Food was very good as always. I ordered the fish on my salad to not be blackened but either it or the shrimp still tasted quite salty.
Hospitality of hostess was lacking on the way in and on the way out. Service was good. Food was a bit greasy and messy to eat.
Best meal of the Week
We attended the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Aqua Grill was hands down our best meal. We ate a meal by famous chef Art Smith at the Mariott a few nights prior and this meal put that one to shame.
I had caesar salad , appetizer ahi tuna, key lime pie. Caesar salad was mid size and fresh. tuna was best I have ever had but it is an appetizer portion so if you are not having dessert it most likely won't be enough. key lime was very good but I
enjoyed my husband's warm bread pudding with delicious sauce even more. He ordered
a salad and halibut and both were excellent. Meals were beautiful in presentation and with thoughtful combinations of fresh ingredients. Service was friendly and prompt.
This is our first time at the restaurant and we were celebrating a friends birthday. They went out of their way to just make our night so special.
We had a real first class dinner that started with the delicious trio of oysters & 2 glasses of wine. My wife took our server's advice and ordered the Vidalia Crusted Flounder that was truly out of this world. I had the steak & lobster entree, & they were both grilled perfectly. Although we couldn't finish our entrees & had to take some home, we saved room for the tasty bread pudding. Oh my!
We have been to Aqua Grill several times, but this most recent visit I have to say they elevated their game. Food was fantastic and service was the best we have had there. We went with Seabass, but all the entrees looked outstanding. Wine was also a great selection and reasonably priced. We will return!!
Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 285-3017.
Aqua Grill - Ponte Vedra is rated 4.7 stars by 1164 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.