ACQUA - Forest Lake
Here at Acqua Forest Lake, we love sharing our passion for fine Italian cuisine and are truly grateful for the opportunity to welcome you into our beautiful lakeside restaurant.
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday All Day 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Lunch: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
This trip to Acqua was average at best. We did do a reservation and state that it was our anniversary which I guess no one even acknowledges anymore. (Then why ask?)
Our food was very average. I had the halibut & risotto which did not have much flavor. The prime rib was very good though. We enjoyed our stay and our server was great.
Lovely spot outside with an engaging and capable server. However, for $38 I would have expected my fish to not be dry and bland. Additionally, our dessert—a waffle with ice cream—clearly sat for some time before being brought out to us, as it was already melting all over the plate.
Iris was the most rude wait person with no personality and did less than minimal service for us. Never asked about another drink, didn’t care if we liked our food was curt and rude. The food was great
Great Food and service with a beautiful view by the lake. The outdoor area is more casual than the interior and I guess it might get pretty hot during summer (we went on the afternoon with a nice breeze).
We live nearby and have gone to Acqua quite often. Last night was the absolute worst! Our waitress was taking care of tables on both the inside and outside. We came at the conclusion of happy hour so the main focus appeared to be bringing all last minute sets of cheap wine and beer to the happy hour crowd rather than taking care of tables ordering dinner and the regular priced drinks. I can’t believe there are TVs now placed in the dining room area. Is this now a bar and grill? We were given cold bread with no plates for it before our drink order was taken. The special salad was excellent and that is all I can say went well with this dinner. Our food was over cooked and bland. I had to get up and walk to a table with a party that had left to obtain pepper which didn’t help the risotto anyways. We did not bother with dessert as it most likely would have also been a great disappointment. It will be a long time before we return, if we do.
the last 3 times we`ve been to Aqua the food has been sub par.We have crossed this restaurant off our list and will not return
Usually Acqua is very reliable but we caught them on a really bad night. Couldn't seat our 6 pm reservation until 6:30, Couldn't get a drink waiting 20 minutes at the bar. Flies on our dining table, decided to cut our losses and walk after 45 minutes.
Apparently they don't staff correctly for a nice evening on the lake. We had a 6pm reservation and didn't even get seated until 6:45 because their "kitchen was busy". There were open tables everywhere so we were quite confused. To add insult to ingery, my wife can't have gluten for medical reasons and her sad had a big crouton in the middle. We won't be going back here ever again.
Amazing service and food!!
Food was very good. The restaurant seating area was not very busy on a Sunday evening but they appeared to be understaffed with only 1 waitress in the dinning area. The staff was very friendly just needed more of them. I would recommend going there for the food but be aware that you might be there for awhile.
Four of us arrived at 11:30 am, great selection for brunch with good flavors; especially loved the lasagna. We ordered Mimosa's and coffee which came promptly and we were checked on often for coffee refills; love their Lavassa brand coffee and raw sugar cubes. Buffet plates were removed as soon as we went back for more. It was a quiet day as it was sunny and warm and the lake was buzzing with activity and fun to watch - great lake views! We will be back!
We made reservations for 4, my friend drove an hour to meet us and when we arrived they said it was closed for a wedding. Very disappointed and a needless drive. We have wanted to go there for a while and have heard good things but you need a better reservation system.
We had a very pleasant meal and enjoyed the surroundings.
Just not the same level of attention to detail as we’ve experienced in the past....room temp salad plates instead of cold, store bought salad croutons instead of house made, tablecloths gone, having us retain the silverware after the salad course instead of removing and replacing, 2:30 for dinner on a Tuesday, felt understaffed from a server standpoint. Expect more for a $210 tab.
We really enjoy the food and ambience but it is those little extra touches and thoughtful details around the overall experience that made Acqua stand out. Hope they can find/restore those small touches again.
Will probably be back and will sit in the bar area and have an appetizer, but will probably avoid the dining room seating.
We had a great meal. However one server was all that was working in our area. Hard for her to keep up. Love the elderflower martini! The salmon dish was perfect. Oh and maple glazed scallop appetizer was really tasty.
I absolutely recommend this restaurant for the food. I have been to the white bear location and this was my first time at the Forest Lake location.
The food was the best, we had the halibut, the salmon and steak. I usually order my type of fish when I come here and i have always been extremely satisfied. The service was superb!
We brought guests from Las Vegas Nevada. They loved it
Group of 6, had a great time and everyone loved their meals. I ordered prime rib for the main course which was good, I especially enjoyed the horseradish sauce it came with. The muscle appetizer is exquisite, the Brussels sprouts and cheese curds were also amazing.
We have been to Acqua in the past and loved the mojito on the drink menu, however it wasn’t as great this time as we’ve had previously.
As always Acqua delivers a great meal. Fish is always fresh and flavorful and the prime rib was also fantastic
Food and service was great! The only complaint was the restaurant was too noisy, hard to have a conversation. But I would definitely go back!
Great food and fun
Celebrated my birthday at Aqua on Monday night. 5 family members with 5 different main course orders-all of them were exceptionally good.
This was our third or fourth year celebrating our wedding anniversary at Aqua. It is always just the perfect experience, great food served Lakeside by friendly and Knowledgeable staff. We love aqua!
My wifes meal was excellent she had the pork but my meal had three shrimp and three scallops with a few sprinkled potatoes for $40 which I thought was not a very good value.
The service was very average
We were out for our 21st Anniversary and my parent’s 49th Anniversary. Food was fantastic, server fabulous and it was perfect night to eat outside by the lake!
Always an excellent choice! I love coming here for a great meal!
Great food!! Great service!!! Beautiful location!!! 😊
Absolutely fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Love it there!
The quality of the food was very good, however they were either very low or out of some things on the buffet (Caesar salad, sauce for the shrimp, and eggs Benedict for example). For the price of this holiday buffet I expect that everything is available all of the time. The noise level was also quite high. The service was very good without exception.
This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to stay local. The food and service were outstanding (recommend the bruschetta and cheesecake) , and the prices were a bit above average but the meal was worth it. The only downfall to the visit was that the doors to the restaurant were left open and it was a relatively humid day, so we were a bit uncomfortable during our visit. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent food, great service, good wine, and beautiful view!
Brought my 88 year Mother she said it was the best Salmon she's has ever had!!!
We live on the lake and love the restaurant! The food and service is always the best!
We have been to Acqua for dinner, food was great.
Brunch was not very good. I know their kitchen staff is MUCH better than what we had for breakfast, bummer.
Our service was outstanding! The food was great, we enjoyed sitting on the patio very much.
The food was tremendous and the service was attentive and courteous. Everything we tried at the brunch was delicious. We are definitely coming back.
The current non-holiday brunch menu is just ok. They have really scaled it back to a pretty small selection of mediocre food, but also brought the price down to match, so it’s an ok value overall. I left full, but not impressed. The ambiance was nothing special, it was mostly dead, lots of open tables despite the food taking up 1/2 the dining room. Reminded me of a business conference luncheon. Service was fine, neither great nor poor.
Great atmosphere impeccable food!!
Celebrated a family birthday on a Friday night-had a reservation and were seated immediately. The food was outstanding, the server was attentive, personable, and knew the menu. The lakeside view and window table was a bonus. Quietly elegant yet comfortably casual. We will definitely return.
Everything was perfect! Perfect weather to sit out on the patio and enjoy the great view of the lake. The Pork Shank was so tender and tasty. The special was Chilean Sea Bass in Moscato sauce. It was perfect.