ACQUA - White Bear Lake
The food was wonderful!!! Had a couple drinks and the server recommended the perfect wine pairings for my food selections.
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. The food was amazing, the service was spot on, and the ambience was relaxing.
Just simply THE BEST. Feels like home except with a personal chef, sommelier and friends.
Great Food, nice location, easy parking excellent service.
This is our special occasion "go to" spot. Being waited on by the owner Daron was a real treat. He's at a different level as it relates to ingredients, prep, wine... One of us had the tasting menu, and the other, one of the night's specials. Acqua always delivers...
Such good food. Service is always friendly, informed and responsive. When I left the East Coast to live in the midwest, I gave up ordering linguini with clams. Too often it was canned clams, soggy noodles and way too much salt and/or red pepper flakes. But I trust the Acqua kitchen and the dish was the special the night we were there. Pefect: plump, fresh clams in the their shells, perfect noodles, and just enough red pepper flakes to get your attention. A perfect dish. You must try this kitchen.
My daughter’s birthday.
Great food and service! Love this place, such a special night out for a special occasion!
Great food, lovely setting looking out over the lake, great service throughout. Especially love the wild mushroom soup!
Filet and Lobster was the best meal I've ever had at Aqua. Jeff is always impressive. Thank you for a great evening. Nicole still makes the best lemon drops in the city.
Amazing food and service!
Great server (Bryant), even the busses and all other staff were super friendly!!
Wife and I had scallops and shrimp. We had these before and they were great. This time someone decided to blacken the dish with an extreme amount of spice. Seafood had no taste due to the spice. expense for a bad meal.Large expense for
The food was AMAZING! And out server Erin was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.
Excellent meal: mussels, matchstick apple salad, halibut, duck and BUDINO!
Patricia, our server, was great. Handled the whole room professionally and efficiently.
Love sitting by the fireplace.
Only criticism is that we didn't get seated until 1/2 hour after our reservation (mid-week). We understand it is difficult to know when a table might get cleared, but when it is definitely going to be prolonged, more communication/choices/etc would be nice (vs hostess constantly checking computer and running up/down stairs and we are not in the know).
We will be back: multiple times!
It was ok. Not worth the money spent. Steak was good but everything else was average at best.
We had a wonderful time at Acqua. Our whole family went out to dine there and the food was incredible. The server and staff worked together to make our experience one to remember for years to come. Their attention to detail was impeccable. We will definitely return sometime in the near future.
awesome service food is above average delicious!!!
Acqua never disappoints and this visit was no exception. Walleye dinner was awesome and Ragu Bolognese seemed even more delicious than its usual exceptional deliciousness. Service was also up to its usual high standards, from the moment you walk in the door until you walk out the door. Love Acqua!
Our hostess, Patricia was wonderful and delightfully helpful in helping us through the menu and wine selections. The food as usual was marvelous and very favorable. Can’t wait to go back again.
The food and wine list are always top shelf. We have tried just about everything on the menu and Acqua never disappoints. It's a bit pricy but well worth it.
Though we had made a reservation and had a table available we chose to sit at the bar as we enjoy Nicole’s company (bartender and owner). My husband gave Nicole creative license to make an Old Fashioned of her own design. He enjoyed it a great deal. Service is always great and the food is as specified. I would simply like more options in the salad category.
Excellent food, efficient & friendly service and one of the very few restaurants that are quiet!
Always a FAVORITE for us. FOOD & SERVICE....5 Stars!!!!!!
The host was the best! I have no idea what his name is but I am so very thankful for his astute and professional demeanor. We made a reservarion for 3 and my daughter drove from Chicago ro surprise us for my birthaday. She checked in with him and he knew she was there. Later, when we checked in, he confirmed it was for three people, keeping the secret! He changed the reservation to four people and seated us! It was a mom's best birthday! I am so thankful! The food was delicious and the wait staff was very knowledgable and accommodating. Thank you for the perfect birthday Aqua staff! When you go, be sure to ask for the Jameson and fresh ginger from the bartender because she is a cocktail artist behind the bar!!!
We love Acqua. We dine there at least 8 times a year, and have done so for more than a decade. The food and drinks are terrific. Tonight the service was very slow and not attentive. That is very unusual. We typically have a flawless experience. I recommend the black cherry Tom Collins, calamari, pork shank, Caesar salad and sea bass. The specials are usually really good too!
Incredible fish preparations; loved the 3-course option; terrific and attentative service. Highly recommend.
Fantastic food and great service!
Excellent butternut squash soup, striped bass, and rissoto
For a variety of reasons, we had not been to Acqua for awhile. We had forgotten just how very good it is. The mussels were perfect. The matchstick salad was, well, perfect. And the grilled shrimp on the risotto was too. My daughter, who requires a gluten free diet, was attended to with grace, humor and wonderful food. My son-in-law reported his steak was, well here we go again, perfect. This was a wintry night on the lake but by the time we left the place was pretty much filled up.
Food was so delicious. Only hiccup was over a half hour wait between salad and main course. Over all the service and attention was superb.
Excellent as always
Excellent food and service!
Very quiet and relaxed energy. Really great food. Would definitely go back again!!
Couples night was lovely with delicious food and yummy wine!
The food and service is amazing! Highly recommended.
Love this place, it's elegant but not stuffy. Servers are efficient and friendly, they don't rush you. Food is fabulous, try the apple matchstick salad and the chicken fettuccine. Very special experience.
I’ve had the shrimp scampi several times but on this occasion the noodles were very dry and hard. My husbands steak was done perfectly and he said very delicious.
Everyone is always so friendly and helpful. Always a great experience.
Our food was top notch! So was the service!