This was our second visit to Aqua and it very good again. It's cozy and fun. The service was impeccable and the server was very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend Aqua for any occasion or just a nice evening out.
Outstanding food and service! Wonderful setting in great location. Everything we had was delicious and dessert was incredible. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to come back.
This is my new favorite Restaurant ....it is an hour round trip but the staff and the wonderful tasty food makes it so worth it. the sauce are to die for ...Thanks to everyone that works there.
Amazing! Came to the beach with our eight year old while Mom stayed back with number three our fifteen year old for ice hockey tryouts. Seated promptly for a five thirty Saturday night reservation with a choice of seats which I thought was pretty classy to let an eight year old choose between a booth or a table.
Knowlegable engaging server Kirsten took us through the menu. We started with the Seared Ahi Tuna and the Watermeoln jalapeño Gazpacho. Both wonderfully prepared and wonderfully presented. I had the lamb chops and our son had the Filet. Both Delicious and much larger servings than we were expecting. If those are the small plates our son wants to experience a large plate : ). The manager owner ? was delightful. Stopped to check on us twice and thanked us for stopping by on the way out. She has a tough job managing expectations at such a popular restaurant and seemed to do so effortlessly. We will be back with the rest of the family soon enough. Thank you Aqua
Great Restaurant offering a unique and delectable Menu, an extensive yet affordable Wine List, Super friendly Staff hosting a Cozy and Intimate Atmosphere. Never, Ever had a bad experience here at Aqua!
Menu clearly labeled identifiying dairy-free and gluten-free items and the staff is willing to modify selections to meet requirements for those individuals with food allergies. The salads and seafood were excellent.
The service was excellent as was the food. The three of us each had different menu selections and each was superb.
This was our second time dining at Aqua, and it was awesome! The menu had recently been updated for spring 2018 so we were excited to try some of the chef’s new creations. We began with the corn chowder which featured crab meat and a nice chunk of pork belly on top. My only regret was that I had a cup instead of a bowl - it was delicious! My wife ordered the filet small plate while I ordered the featured seafood small plate, grilled grouper. Don’t let the term “small” confuse you, the small plate portions are the perfect size entree when paired with a soup or salad starter, and leave you full but not stuffed. Both entries were prepared perfectly and were absolutely mouth watering. Our waiter, Joey, was fantastic and helped offer suggestions for cocktails and food choices. We were very impressed with the service, food, and atmosphere, and will definitely be regulars from now on. Great job Aqua!
Excellent food and service! Our favorite restaurant!
Our daughter, a local, suggested Aqua. She had enjoyd with her girlfriends. I agree. We loved the taste, size of servings, creative menu and service. Great spot.
Celebrated my wife’s birthday and had an excellent meal with excellent service. Would highly recommend Aqua.
Always a fantastic experience !
Always a great experience
Even though it was a special occassion, Aqua is always creative food with exceptional service. Great tastes!
Aqua always pleases from the moment Miss Kim greets you at the door, to the attentive service, to Chef Jayson Foster's creative menus... Don't EVER miss an opportunity to enjoy the "Aqua Experience"!
Awesome meal! Best ever and excellent service as well!
Great place. We will be back. Food was absolutely wonderful, service was great. Had a fun night.
My husband and I have eaten here a number of times and each time has never disappointed us. This was a Friday evening and a last-minute visit so we considered ourselves fortunate to be able to secure a table. The food choices are great and they will accommodate gluten-free diners. Service is always perfect and we are never rushed.
Excellent in every way.
My husband and I have resided in Morehead City, NC, for the past 2.5 years, have tried many of the local restaurants, and FINALLY made it to Aqua. We visited on a Thursday evening and were warmly greeted by hostess Kim. It was early, and we were the first diners there. We then had the pleasure of meeting Nadia, our server, who delighted us with her sincere personality and her extensive knowledge of the menu. Listening to her explain the food offerings was like listening to a poem! The drink feature that evening were two special martinis, which we ordered and absolutely loved. My husband decided to try the Watermelon/Crab Gazpacho soup, a very tasty treat, perfectly spiced. I enjoyed the Tomato Tart appetizer which was absolutely flaky and delicious, filled with sharp cheddar cheese and grape tomatoes, served over mesclun greens atop a balsamic glaze We then moved on to the Petit Filet for my husband, approximately 4 oz of perfectly seared steak, cooked to perfection. It was accompanied by smashed red potatoes infused with asiago cheese and spices over a veal demi glaze and truffle oil. I chose a special for the night, a small plate of crab cake, topped with micro greens, shaved radishes and carrot sticks atop a lovely aioli. What a treat! We could not leave without trying a desert, and so we opted for coffee (which was freshly brewed and just wonderful) and the crème brûlée, a vanilla custard topped with a thin and crisp caramel crust. It was rich and deliciously satisfying, but we only managed to devour half of it. The entire dining experience was a pleasure, from the warm ambience, smooth background music, to the staff and finally the food choices, perfectly spaced. We appreciate the fact that the restaurant offers different size plates for varying appetites. Aqua is definitely a gem, and we thus far rate it as the best dining experience we have had down here on the Crystal Coast.
A wonderful, creative meal - great food, great ambiance, and great service. We would definitely dine there again next time we are fortunate enough to visit the area. Very fond memories of the crab-corn chowder and the crab cake small plate! Too bad coastal NC is so very far from Texas!
Hadn't been to Aqua in a long time (I've been working out of state). Kim and the staff immediately recognized us and welcomed us back. It was wineOrama night, featuring really excellent Spanish wines. We had a great time and will be back soon.
Great good, great staff, great wine. ‘ Nuff said.
Tuesday Wineorama..awesome! The 4 wine tastings were delightful and the food excellent. Top notch service!
This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the area, if not the best. Creative chef comes up with some of the tastiest dishes around, and they are served by a consistently friendly and knowledgeable staff. Save room for desert!!
I live in upstate New York and I find it hard to find interesting menus in the area. Especially selections that aren't deep fried. I also like to see small plates on the menu which leads to tasting more variety. This has been the 3rd. time I've vacationed in the area and make a point to always eat here. Shrimp and grits were exceptional.
One of the best restaurants in North Carolina. Truly a treat.
As Innkeepers in Beaufort we ALWAYS send guests for the "Aqua Experience"! From the warm welcome they receive upon arrival, to the creative foods they enjoy...it's always a delicious night out. We also support fresh, local and sustainable and Chef Jayson Foster has been raising the bar with his seasonal menus that are sourced in Carteret County with beautiful presentation. Run do not walk to experience dining at Aqua!
Aqua is indeed an experience! Delightful and delicious every.single.time.
Cute place. Unfortunately, the vegetarian options are limited if you're dairy free. The Caesar was very good. The stuffed mushrooms were a bit overcooked and there were only five, not enough for a meal. It was a busy evening due, in part, to Beaufort Mardi Gras, but we had a reservation so we had no issues getting seated and our server was great. Add a vegan option to the Big Plates (pasta or risotto), and I'd definitely return.
Well run restaurant with great staff. The kitchen gets great food out in a timely manner. They have a great wine program also. We ate here a few times and always had a great meal
what a fun experience. Great food and the best deserts
The food was DELICIOUS. I had a fillet and fried oysters. I cut the steak with my fork and the oysters were huge and fried perfectly. The broccoli and carrots were a real treat. Best meal I've had in a while.
Always a pleasure to dine here. We drive ninety miles and it is well worth it. Service is great. Food choices are balanced. The bar is well stocked. Don't miss out on this Beaufort gem!
Went to Aqua for Valentines Day with my wife and everything from the Server, the food, the cocktails and the ambiance was excellent.
Dropped in here for a Valentine's date with the wife. What I really like about this place is the "small plare" menu...not too much food, just enough. Service was awesome!
Wine A Rama's on Tuesday nights are so much fun! Make a reservation- this place fills up fast, for good reason!
Aqua is a Beaufort favorite. The food is delicious and there is a great wine list as well. Once a month they have" Wineorama". For $10 you can taste 4 wines selected by the visiting wine representative who also comes to your table and talks about the wines you are tasting. A fun experience - especially when enjoyed with a delicious dinner.
Once again a wonderful experience. Kelly, our server, was exceptional, the food as always outstanding! We will definitely be back! A+++