"just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
- Waitstaff wear masks
Shrimp and Grits
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake
We were celebrating a birthday and it could not have been a better place to have a special dinner. From the drinks to the food it was outstanding and I cannot wait to return.
The new chef has really stepped up the menu. We were all very happy - the good not only looked great, but was packed full of flavor. Wine list was well rounded. And as always, staff was top notch.
Very good George is an excellent person to help us order, he is a superior “waiter” intelligent, attentive and hardworking.
The chef knows how to cook and present the offerings on a plate.
Only room for improvement is parking. Maybe give directions to possible parking spots. I parked in a lot that was enclosed in a white picket fence, maybe a Methodist church lot.
It is a pleasure to have your staff not wearing masks. All reputable major studies show that they do not help, unless someone sneezes or breathes directly on someone. And the virus is so small it goes directly through even the N95 masks.
Last minute decision to go out and Aqua never disappoints! Great service, good food and perfect ambiance!
Always a great experience!
Our girl’s night out was wonderful thanks to the staff at Aqua. The food was delicious- we were excited to see the choices on the menuTim, our server, recommended a fabulous bottle of Chardonnay that we enjoyed and the atmosphere is always pleasant.
Food and wine outstanding; Jonathan a great waiter.
Absolutely wonderful host and manager, great waitress and the food was outstanding!! Quite a lovely evening! Thanks to Aqua for being the local restaurant we love!
Wonderful food and amazing fast service on a busy night!
Both Quentin and Jonathan treated us well!
We'll be back!
Very good food and the staff was excellent !!
Cozy dinner on the porch.
The food and service was spectacular. Everyone is so friendly. It is pricy but for special occasions or a fine dining experience, this is the place to go in Beaufort.
Food was good. Scallops were too salty otherwise great
Great dinner with a baby sitting on heated front porch. Delicious and interesting food. Excellent service!!
Love this place, it never disappoints. Great food and great staff!
The Shortribs were exceptionality good. The bananas foster is a must try dessert!!!
Seated in the screened porch, beautiful evening. However the bar next door was upwind of us and we couldn’t avoid their smoke. Also, our server wore a strong perfume. Would have preferred to enjoy the aroma of the well prepared meal.
The food was DELISHCIOUS! My taste buds were in heaven! Had the sea bass.
The rum punch was outstanding! Music played, in the background with soft lighting creating a calm spa like atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and made sure you were enjoying your meal, you will never have an empty glass. Definitely will be going back! Thank you for an outstanding experience!
Wonderful food. Not inexpensive, but worth it. Highly recommend.
WineOrama is not to be missed. A nice variety of wines paired with a variety of tapas and small plates. Very high quality food and service. A fun night out.
Wonderful dining experience.
Food and service was outstanding, only reason I did not give a 5 star rating is that the staff did not wear masks. The seafood was the freshest and most expertly prepared I have had an a long time. Drinks were great and desserts wonderful. Nice decor too.
Great restaurant! Food was perfect and our server PJ was awesome. Highly recommend
It must have been a bad day in the kitchen. The Caesar salad dressing was good but not enough of it; the crab cake was not seasoned enough and the accompaniment was tasteless. Our waiter was great, though. We will try again another day.
The food is wonderful. It’s one of the best restaurants in the state! The service was top notch also.
Excellent creative cuisine. The little shrimp & grits tapas/appetizer melted in the mouth. The red drum fish special with butternut squash, spinach, mushrooms, quinoa and who knows what else was sublime. Many of the entrees are tapas or small plate sized, perfect for sharing. The desserts: biggest creme brulee I've ever seen, in surface area, served in a casserole (but marvelously thin). Bananas foster, too, flaming! Service was friendly and prompt. We sat on the porch outside on a warm fall evening. Not the cheapest meal, but we'll certainly return next time we are in Beaufort.
The new chef, John, is spectacular! We eat here often and tonight the portion sizes were worth the price. Food was delicious and Jonathan was a joy to have as our waiter.
The food and service were out of this world! PJ and Jennifer took excellent care of us. Everything was great but the duck wings were truly exceptional! The ceme brûlée and bananas Foster were a magnificent way to end the evening! So good in fact, we came back the next night and did wings & deserts to finish our stay in town! Special thanks to Quentin for all he did to take care of us! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Incredible experience all around! The food was a foodies dream come true, wonderful wine list, waiter was perfection, make the trip and savor every moment from the moment you walk through the door.
We were first seating. Appetizers came out immediately. Tasted like they had been reheated or had been sitting. Entre was cold for tuna small plate. Crab cake cold but sides hot. Elected not to do dessert. Heavy push on wine sale.
Overall nice place, nice people but food was disappointing for the reviews received.
Food was fantastic. Loved how the employees worked as a team. Overall one of the best dining experiences we have had since before the pandemic.
Our food, though small in portion, was delicious, the sauces were flavorful and the presentation outstanding. Our waiter, PJ, was delightful and caring and the overall vibe of the restaurant was one of people really enjoying themselves. We opted for the WineOrama and particularly enjoyed the Predator Six Spot Blend. Would definitely recommend and return.
Amazing, creative food. Loved the whole meal!
This was my 4th time to Aqua and it was spectacular, as always. This is one of the most consistent places I have been to and the service is VERY attentive. The Wine O Rama event is a special treat and very reasonably priced. The fillet is outstanding every time I have had it.
Excellent experience from the moment we walked in the front door. Everyone from the host to bartender to all the servers chipped in to help ensure we were taken care of. Outstanding menu and delicious food. Can’t wait to come back next time we visit the area. A+
The service was outstanding and the food amazing. Can't wait to go back.
It was good food as normal, we hadn't been in acouple months. We were hoping the tapas menu had been extended back to what it was "precovid". The waitress was awesome for being so understaffed.
The chef and the menu you excellent. Everything done to perfection.
The service was poor the night we went. Luckily we were in no rush. The food was very good, but the poor service overshadowed what would have been a more positive experience.
Well worth the price. Outstanding service from the entire staff. The food was the best of the vacation. Cannot wait to return.
Good was fabulous as was the service!
We all had different entrees and were delicious.
Aqua Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 728-7777.
Aqua Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2077 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.