I had high hopes for this restaurant. But I was disappointed. We made reservations for 8:45, but we had to wait on a seat. I ordered a dirty martini.... there wasn’t even an olive. Ok. I could live with that. We ordered the ceviche as an appetizer. It wasn’t served with any chips or crostini or anything to put the ceviche on. When I asked the waiter about it, he said most people eat it with a spoon. A shared appetizer is NOT eaten with a spoon. It took over 20minutes of sitting before a server took our drink order. We didn’t receive our food until 10pm..... again, reservations for 8:45. They seemed to be severely understaffed. I won’t be returning.
Reservation was at 5 o’clock on a Tuesday so of course it was empty and quiet which is exactly what we wanted.
Excellent choices in red wine, They accommodated my request for no rice in the sushi roll and also substituted salmon for the crab.
The food was only okay, the drinks were uninspired and the blueberry martini was downright gross. I didn’t drink it and the waiter didn’t say anything about me not drinking it. Not very attentive or didn’t care about my experience.
Flavors didn't marry well with the accompaniments/sides. It was good and service was amazing but tastes we're missing something special that the restaurant clearly has with the ambiance and service.
I can't really write a review of the food but there was NO service. We had our reservation and showed up a few minutes before time and were seated. Then we sat there and sat there and sat there and set there. No one came to our table, not even a drink order was taken. After 20 minutes we got up and left. There were many people working there and the restaurant was far from crowded, meaning more empty tables than full.
Food was great, waiting for it for 2 hrs not so much
We sat outside. Server and staff seemed overwhelmed by the volume of customers. In addition, my girlfriend's order -- Mahi mahi with coucous -- arrived undercooked. It was taken back and a new piece of fish arrived, sans the sides on the menu. I spoke with the manager, who apologized, offered dessert and coffee at no charge. Then the Mahi mahi order was deleted from out bill.
Greatly appreciated. Over all, the food was quite good, if long-delayed in arriving. Credit to the manager for addressing our concerns in a direct and quick manner.
Terrible service from the managers kitchen staff. Extremely slow. Took 45 minutes to get drinks. Do not eat here.
Good experience worth consideration
Food was poor. Lots of staff running around but very poor service with much delay in food arriving and then food was not very tasty. There are much better restaurants in this city and Aqua needs to come up a lot to be a competitor.
A bit disappointing. The food was really good, but our server was just completely overwhelmed. Service was very slow with a lot of apologies. Kind of hurt the overall experience. Was there 2 hours 15 minutes. Didn’t seem that busy. But the food was really good.
Always consistently good. Convenient location to both sides of the bay. Great bar and ambiance.
Used to really like this Restaurant - live in the area and thought it had a nice view and atmosphere. It looks a little tired and worn out. Wait staff had the same blah attitude.
Quite possibly some of the worst food I have ever had. All of the dishes protein had their tastes masked. Took over an hour to get a few appetizers. Didn't even bother with the main course. Would never go again. Nobody asked how or food was or why we left early either.
Well everything about aqua was great instead of waiting time for food was really awful but over all experience was great .
Very good service and quite good food. Better than expected
they only had buffet breakfast and the food wasn't fresh we spent $300 for 4 people for food tha t had prob been there since they opened....they did make fresh pancakes for me when i complained...the server was really nice...but really its such a waste of food we were there when they took the breakfast food away, and there was a ton left....what a waste...unless of course they put it back out the next day.... don't waste your money
My drink whas horrible i ask for replacement never apear the food whas great ill recomend good service not to good
Service was decent, food was mediocre and the room was nice. Dining experience was disorganized and inconsistent with no attention to detail.
While you have a nice view of the bay, the food, facility and service falls below what you expect from a Westin property. We sent food back as it was not cooked as ordered, found the ceiling dirty, and needed to ask more than once for several items. It appears additional training and building maintenance is needed.
WE had lunch on Christmas Day. The server Monica was very attentive. The drinks were delicious. The tuna appetizer was a nice starter. My short rib was unique because of the rich leek sauce it floated on. Definitely making this place part of our circuit of places to dine
Awesome waiter from Wisconsin! Great ambience! Great drinks and food! Beautiful view! Will definitely go back! Awesome gas fire!
It was our first time dining at Aqua. The service, food and quality of food was great. Would definitely recommend this gem of a place. Our waiter Chris was terrific.
Food was excellent however the service starting with no wine glasses available absolutely set the stage for a challenging dinning experience.
Great place, Roberto was a great server !!
This was our second time at Aqua. The first time, the food was very good, and we enjoyed our experience very much. However, this time, the food was not as good, some under cooked, some over cooked. The mac/cheese - which was previously a great dish, was bland, and cold on arrival. Also, for a Holiday (Thanksgiving), a buffet is fine, but they limited the time of the buffet from 3-6 pm; which limited access to some of the menu items (turkey, pumpkin pie etc.) for those whose reservations where at 6 pm or after. If they are going to limit the buffet, would suggest that they allow some of the core Holiday items on the main menu. The staff were very helpful, and we had good service. They did bring over the manager, who offered to comp one of our meals.
When for Thanksgiving everything was fabulous service was top-notch food was impeccable Ambience was great I would recommend for drinks dinner party special functions Gatherings or whatever you have planned.
Excellent menu and tasty dishes. Well trained staff and friendly service. The server was professional and not overly intrusive as we were on a date.
Not enough shrimp. Four tiny little shrimp for $8??? Ridiculous.
The restaurant has a great feel to it. Quiet and comfortable. The food was delicious and I loved the open kitchen. Our server was attentive and very friendly. Valet parking is validated so that was nice as well. Great view of the bay off the Courtney Campbell. I’ll be back.
Delicious food, great service, over-priced for what you actually get compared to downtown St. Petersburg venues.
Great Service....Great Seafood....Nice & Friendly Service.
Went there with a large group. The service was good. The crab cakes were delicious but on the small side. Sushi was really good. Overall the meal was delicious.
The salmon with fried cauliflower rice and brussels sprouts was over the top!
Food was excellent. Our waiter was rushing us. We had just sat down and when he brought the cocktail menu and wine list he put it on the table asked us right away what drink we wanted ( specifically asked other than water). We told him we would like a few minutes to look it over and within 45 seconds he was back asking what we wanted. Same thing happened with the food menu. We wanted to take our time and enjoy our evening out and the waiter seemed to want us to eat and drink as quick as possible... and it wasn't even busy at that time.
The service here is always outstanding. And the sushi is amazing.
Food was bland or over spiced, lobster bisque was burnt.
Food was horrible, drinks were great. Would only come back for the drinks
The salad STUNK! Why don't they have simple Caesar or "House" salads on the menu?? Why do salads there have to be so fancy you don't know what you are ordering and once you get it you take a wild guess and order a salad you hate it. It was three big chunks of lettuce with very little dressing. YUCK!
Also, the entre was one big piece of fish, NOTHING ELSE. No potatos, no rice, no vegetables, nothing! The plate was so simple and empty it looked barren.
The service was good. That is about all.
Amazing fine dining atmosphere. The guitarist was providing great music, our server Ashley was outstanding and the food was fantastic. All around a wonderful experience and I highly recommend the free range chicken!