Family brunch just because it's fun and Acqua is my favorite restaurant in the entire Twin Cities. I'm so very happy that Sunday Brunch buffet is back!!
Everything was fabulous! Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Was disappointed; presentation has deteriorated since our previous visits. Wife ordered the fried walleye, fish was great but it was served with mashed potatoes instead of any alternative like fries. No veggie side dish or coleslaw. I ordered the ribeye large (18 oz); it appeared to be the same size as his - which was a small (10 oz). Ribeyes were seasoned well but had no "crust". This too was served only with a HUGE pile of mashed potatoes, no side veggie like a few sprigs of asparagus. No alternatives on menu, if you wanted fish you got mashed potatoes, if you ordered ribeye you go mashed potatoes. When I dine out - especially at a beautiful place like this I expect choices.
The food was exquisite and exceptionally presented. The drinks were very good and well priced. Loved the Valet parking since the parking space was quite limited. Service was very good, wonderful waitress and extended staff. Would definitely go back again. My husband thought the Walleye filet was kind of small though for the price.
An amazing dining experience ... from the ambience to the food to the service!
As always everything was excellent. The salt crusted prime rib is the best we've ever tasted.
We usually split the largest cut and still have leftovers for breakfast the next day.
This time we also added a lobster tail, perfectly prepared. Always a joy visiting Acqua.
That was one of the best prime rib dinners I've had. It was just the way I like it, medium-rare, tender and juicy throughout, salted on the outside, and soft fatty chunks in a couple places. The red potatoes that came with it were ok. They helped soak up the juices. My wife's mashed sweet potatoes were better. Oh, and the Elderflower martinis were very good too.
I brought guest they're the last two Wednesdays in a row, the food both days was absolutely amazing our service was horrible. As soon as you mentioned you had a Groupon the waitress was completely disgruntled. I thought the first time was just a bad night for the waitress but it happened again the second time. We're still paying $30 a meal plus our drinks it's not like we're getting it for free. And I do tip on the full value of the meal not what I paid for the Groupon. I spoke with multiple people who had the same experience with the staff. Very disappointing.
The food and service were very good. However in the area we were seated, it was overly lit because we were actually in an area used by staff to get back and forth. The main part of the dining room was very nice and not overly lit. Our area actually ruined the ambience of the restaurant. Better to sit in the bar than along the wall.
Simply delicious, We used a Groupon, dinner for four, and had a great time! We will go back again it was so worth the drive from Maple Grove. We're looking forward to dinner on the patio come summer.
We have gone several times. We have never been disappointed. The fish, any dish, is fantastic. The cocktails are wonderful,unique.
We love going to this place on date night. It is our favorite place.
Love their food, drinks and service at the Forest Lake Acqua. Always great!
Acqua in Forest Lakes is one of our favorite restaurants. It is downtown dining without the drive or the prices!!! The chef is exceptional, the food presentation is beautiful, the tastes and creativity is delicious without being too outrageous, the portions are nice and the service has always been impeccable.
Oh, by the way, it would be worth the drive from downtown to Forest Lake to experience this dining!
Price does not match with quality. Would be interested in trying again. Maybe find something else I enjoy.
This is our 3rd trip to Acqua and we would still go back again! Very gluten free friendly. Great service, great food. The only reason I gave 4 starts was this time our waitress got super deflated as soon as we mentioned our Groupon and there were a couple of small mix ups with my food (gluten free) Last time we had no issue and the waitress even asked if we were using the Groupon. She still treated us like we were royalty and was super conscientious of my gluten free requests. Overall, I would not hesitate to go back!
They made our 30th anniversary very special. My friend from out of state ordered champagne etc and manager and staff executed her surprised eloquently—made our evening spectacular
Would prefer scallops served broiled/baked. Too many ingredients mixed together and seasoning overpowered dish. Cesar salad was dressed heavily and although dressing had good flavor, salad not crisp or fresh. Service was excellent.
Great place on Forest Lake. Food was excellent, well prepared to our liking. Waite staff was very attentive and very effective. The only complaint was the background music - Duran Duran's "Hungry Like A Wolf" didn't quite make it for me. Other than that I would go there again and recommend it to others.
Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Great fun!!!
The service was very good as was the food. The price is very high for amount of food you get. Salads are extra $10-$14 and i've had better prime rib for alot less money elsewhere. We were there for Valentine's Day and used a gift card.
No tap beer?
If I had known, I would have canceled the reservation.
How about a discount on the bottled stuff for the inconvenience.
It was our first Valentine’s Day together we both enjoyed the experience and would will return sometime .
We had a great time for Valentines day. Food was awesome service was second to none. valet was perfect. thanks for making our day awesome
Loved it all.
My boyfriend and I always love to go to Acqua. Tonight we went for Valentine’s Day and it was great.
The new walleye recipe is fabulous! Both my wife and I had it, and loved it, outstanding!
The Maple Glazed Scallops were wonderful, as was the salmon and walleye.
My parents and boyfriend and I got the 3 course Groupon option and it was absolutely fantastic! The prime rib was perfectly done and the fresh horseradish that our server brought out was an amazing addition. The ambiance was beautiful and cozy and we loved the fire place! Heidi made us wonderful cocktails and her bright and friendly personality is always the best! Our server seemed to pay little attention to us once we told her we had the groupon, but overall her service was good. Food came out paced perfectly and she was very attentative to fill coffees at the end of the meal. Wonderful experience and highly recommended!
Excellent food, service was outstanding. Will rerurn!
Wonderful experience. Extraordinary food, and service and staff were exceptional. Highly recommend!
First time there and had a wonderful experience with the staff, food and scenery it’s located in.
Fantastic time.Great food. Friendly waitress. 1st date in 30 years, recommended by son. Close to fireplace, Az girl so that was essential... Can't wait to see it in the summer...
Exceptional service and ambiance. Our food was delicious and served soon after we ordered.
Awesome food and awesome service!! The pork was the best I’ve ever had!!
Wonderful setting overlooking Forest Lake. Great food and cocktails. Excellent service and ambiance. Tasty deserts. It’s the total package and you will not be disappointed.
Meal would be almost too pricy without Groupon. Just a fabulous experience. Will highly recommend the restaurant.
Wonderful meal with great friends.
Excellent breakfast. Will return soon.