Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Golf Resort & Spa

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602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Voted "Best View of Savannah," Aqua Star invites you to enjoy the freshest of the local catch as well as Classic foods, all presented in contemporary style. Aqua Star chefs use farm-to-market local vendors, and sustainable produce, as well as Superfoods options.

Outstanding views: by day the waterfront gleams with historic beauty; by night, the lights of downtown twinkle with opportunity.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch on Sundays.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(912) 201-2085
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthonry Burdo
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Private party facilities
Aqua Star's private dining room is the perfect place for a large family gathering or business luncheon. The room suits any party of 24 people in a variety of table settings. For smaller get togethers sections of the restaurant are gladly sectioned off for your privacy.
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Cross street
Wayne Shackelford Blvd
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Entertainment
Each Sunday Aqua Star hosts the city’s "Best Sunday Brunch" as voted by locals. As you sit back and relax on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, local Jazz artist Jeremy Davis completes the ambiance with live music, playing just the right song to go along with your mood. Accompanied by piano or guitar, Mr. Davis' performances are not to be missed.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We come here for the wonderful Sunday Brunch and have never been disappointed.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food, poor service. Wait staff did not clear tables, very slow and did not fulfill drink orders

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AL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This restaurant in the Westin Savannah golf resort was a nice surprise. We started with the she crab soup which arrived at the table luke warm instead of hot. It was promptly removed and reheated and was absolutely delicious. We then had the southern chop salad which was so good we ordered it the next night from room service with a great cheeseburger. But this night we decided on their two signature dishs which were the lobster farfalla and seafood pot pie, you can’t go wrong with either choice as they were both fantastic and full of seafood.
The only thing missing is Some experience at the hostess desk and wait staff.
I would definitely go back for the food.
One note to the restaurant I noticed on their continental buffet in the morning that the berries on the buffet were not washed and emptied out of their containers directly into service bowls.

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TO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

All of the food was of high quality but lacked variety for a Sunday Champagne Brunch. There was no salad bar or vegetables other than roasted potatoes.
Service was lacking. Needed to ask for water and coffee to be refilled. They were stingie on the bottomless Mimosas.

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TW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Never been to a seafood restaurant that had more regular food than seafood. The crab soup was bad and service was poor too.

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HN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for the seafood and jazz festival brunch and was blown away! If you ever have an opportunity to attend, I highly recommend it. The place was beautiful. The staff was super friendly. The food was incredible. Definitely a Savannah favorite!

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LW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible seating with reservation. In a overflow room away from the jazz! There was a guy occasionally playing music in room! Food was not refreshed on some stations! I got food walked all the way back to table in overflow room and it was cold. The staff/group running brunch was RUDE! I regret the cost as it was not the treat I anticipated.
Jazz Brunch 👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿

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OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we attended brunch during the gourmet seafood & spirits festival. everything was delicious and the mimosas were strong, but still able to taste the oj. I will be back next year for the festival and possibly before then.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great as always,dined there as part of the Aquacurean Seafood and Spirits event. The initial service was less than perfect. After we were seated and left the table for the buffet a server came and moved our items to seat someone else,our table was double booked. The gentleman server never acknowledged his mistake,didn’t offer us any water,etc,acted as though we weren’t there. The second server was wonderful and the meal was the highlight of the weekend

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B
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed Jazz brunch as a part of the Gourmet Seafood Festival package. Service was not a attentive as it has been in previous visits. Jazz Trio was ok, but again they've had better in the past. Food wise, however, it was excellent. Plenty of choices, although I miss the shrimp and grits they used to serve. It was so much better than current! We'd do it again, tho.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Good food. Rather costy. I had to write 50 characters.

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J
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

While the FOOD IS OUTSTANDING (and we have experienced both dinner and Sunday brunch several times), on this occasion the RESERVATION PROCESS WAS VERY UNSATISFACTORY. We had made our OpenTable reservation well in advance and confirmed it for 10 people. We arrived 5 minutes early, alerting the hostess of our arrival and that our 10-person party was now 9.

Several things negatively impacted an otherwise wonderful experience. First, we had to wait in the hallway for 20 minutes before our table would be ready. To the staff's credit, they offered to bring our drinks to us in the hallway. However, this was very slow and awkward as a server brought a drink in each hand (rather than simply using a tray or getting another staff person to quickly assist). Since I arranged the brunch, I was already uncomfortable about the two delays (the table & the drinks) and some of my guests questioned if I had made a reservation. Then, apparently since we had now had 9 in our party, the hostess decided to squeeze us into a table for 8 located in the far corner of the dining room. Our guests were really cramped sitting 5 on a side meant for 4.

A bright spot in our day was the server assigned to our table, Trudy, who brought beverages efficiently, interacted pleasantly, and worked hard to see that guests were happy. Because of her 5-STAR service, the 1-STAR service we received from the hostess area (table delay, drinks delay, & wrong size table), our overall service rating is 3-STAR. We mention this so that management can address for the staff to avoid in the future. We also fully recommend Aqua Star and it still remains one of our favorite destinations.

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were there for the Sunday brunch which in the past has been excellent. This time however, there were fewer selections, the quality of the selections available was not up to par (recipes were not up to past standards). Service from Hostess (not at stand on our arrival and eventually strolled up as we waited) to waitress (who had plenty of excuses for slow service) was lacking. The value of the brunch in the past made the high price worth it. This experience was very disappointing.

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family & I really enjoyed the overall experience from the waiters to the band. We will definitely be returning & a big thanks to the staff.

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

4th of July dinner leading fireworks

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It took one hour to get a drink. The manager did her best to resolve the issue but it seems this restaurant simply isn't what it use to be.

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SO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the jazz brunch buffet for our anniversary which also happened to be Father’s Day. The food was fresh and delicious and the jazz band was great. The staff and service were lovely.

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DD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A little disappointed. Was not up to the usual outstanding brunch we become accustomed to being served on Sunday.
Service was very good.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

This was one of the best brunches we have have ever had. The food was truly amazing. The live jazz was wonderful. The only negative was the service. Our waiter was MIA and we waited forever for coffee refill and plates to be cleared. I still woukd recommend for the food, waterfront view and live jazz. Hopefully the poor service was a fluke.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Guess this must have been an off night. The server kept offering my partner and I free drinks to compensate for the manure show going on behind the scenes in the kitchen. Excellent server... I only wish his work environment matched.

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UW
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Restaurant at the Westin Savannah that serves breakfast. Nice view of the river. Well presented buffet. Ask for Trudie - an awesome waitress. Will give you lots of history from Savannah.

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D
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Southern time schedule in full force in this establishment.

Forgot about us and seated multiple groups ahead of us.

Once we were seated, wait staff never came to us until we were DONE eating from the buffet! Finally, just found a carafe of coffee and poured my own first cup.

Food was good. Service a huge disappointment for $24/person buffet.

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GH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Of course the view was great as always but we were disappointed this time with the food, specifically the entrées. I had the seafood potpie, which I know is a favorite, and my mother had the farfalla with lobster. The seafood potpie was a major disappointment. It was deconstructed (that's what it looked like to me anyway). The seafood was cut way too small, the vegetables reminded me of frozen peas and carrots (if that really was frozen peas and carrots, shame on you) and the sauce was bland and nondescript. The seafood potpie that I know from your restaurant from past visits, was an actual potpie with a beautiful puff pasty top. You could really dig into it and see/taste real seafood. What I had was a puff pastry "biscuit" next to the minced seafood, peas and carrot "stuff". Really disappointing!
Concerning the farfalla with lobster, my mother said it was boring and way too much (she ordered the small portion).
We really enjoy the Aqua Star but this last time was not good. Sorry.

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KC
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We were very disappointed that the only lunch option was a buffet. Our server was great.

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d
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Understaffed for the workload during the convention we attended. Otherwise excellent experience. Jazz brunch expensive but delicious. Dinner very pleasant.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We didnt have a reservation when we arrived. Open Table confirmed we had a reservation but when I arrived no reservation was in the system with my name this has happen before.

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AC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. When we arrived, it took them a few minutes to get our table ready but while we waited we were treated to professional photos, massages, and received a gift from the spa of Shea butter cream. Once seated, we were able to partake in the amazing assortment of food. Some regional specialties, great seafood spread, breakfast and dinner options. Oh, and did I mention the incredible dessert offerings, ohhh la la. Loved that many of the items on the buffet were different and helped to make the dining experience even more special. Great job Westin!

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KM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

This is not the quality the aqua star in the past has promoted. The quantity and variety of food had changed drastically. The service was still the same the brunch was awful. I don't know if there is a different chef or something else but it doesn't seem like the same Westin or aqua star. In addition 75 dollars was too much for less food.

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MT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was delayed and not good. Nice view of the bay but for the price the food and service should be better.

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R
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

A very salty tasting pork tenderloin - over brined, maybe - ruined the food experience for us. Our server was excellent, offered another entrée, complimentary dessert, but nonetheless we would probably not go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every time we’re in Savannah we make it a point to come here for Sunday brunch! Food has never disappointed US and the jazz trio is outstanding!! Worth every penny!

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Never generally fails to impress and the choices are always fresh and vary from other visits. Sometimes the servers are less than excited about their jobs and are not particularly engaged with the customers. This disappoints me because the price tab is fairly hefty and obviously only for special occasions, for most people...but that said, it is a buffet brunch and there is not a great deal of interaction with the wait staff other than clearing plates and getting drinks.
I think it's a tad pricey, the vibe is a little "tired" and I think the desserts lack imagination but overall, I think it is a winner. I have been going for many years and compare it to previous visits when it seemed more opulent and made a bigger statement, but I'm still a happy customer.
Oh - and the seats are too low. The cushions have lost their oomph!

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CR
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Brunch has changed due to a new executive chef less items than usual.
The shrimp & grits were the best I ever had. Even though the menu has changed, the quality was excellent. The bannas foster was delicious.
That station may offer Cherries jubilee ocassionally. The staff, waiters and the hostess were very pleasant.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

I would like to express my disappointment in our experience at The Aqua Star today.
1. It was my wife and my anniversary, which is why we went. We go EVERY year for Sunday brunch.
2. We've returned several years because of immaculate atmosphere, stellar service, impeccable food, and overall professionalism.

I have worked as a Chef and Restaurant Consultant, in the service industry for 33 years. I have NEVER, had a WTC ( white table cloth) fine dining establishment force me, my party or anyone to move our table to the back of the restaurant, in no man's land, to make room for a large number top party. UNPROFESSIONAL. You ruined what would have otherwise been another perfect anniversary. Unfortunately, we will be celebrating our anniversary in the future, elsewhere.

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LB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great views. It was our 28th wedding anniversary and everything was just wonderful. Our waiter took great care of us, and even started us off with a glass of champagne to celebrate. The food was superb. I had the NY strip and my husband had the Savannah Pot Pie. I highly recommend Aqua Star.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best part was that our waiter was MOST attentive. He was excellent.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Aqua Star was empty, with only three or four tables seated. The server was terrific and friendly. I ordered the $18 hamburger which was worth the big bucks. My wife ordered a chop salad and crab cakes. Both missed the mark. Crab cakes was low in crab content and her salad was not as advertised. Noise level good, for obvious reasons. View of the river great. As a spg platinum member I was a tad disappointed in the the low turnout, perhaps because of the food quality issue. Sorry, I like the Westin but........

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from out of town.

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KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

It took more than 2 hours for bringing the food after ordering. Restaurant was not busy.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch at the Westin never disappoints! The seafood and raw bar options are delicious, and the desserts are amazing! The view in front of the big windows is breathtaking.

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