Aqimero

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Situated in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aqimero offers the chance to unwind while savoring wood-fired grill flavors. Expect nothing short of excellence from acclaimed chef and Aqimero restaurateur Richard Sandoval. Our kitchen features wood-burning grill and Latin-inspired notes that enhance the tastes of an eclectic menu, while a stunning atmosphere encourages guest-to-guest connections over shareable plates and carefully crafted cocktails. It is our pleasure to serve residents and visitors alike in a relaxed setting where memorable dishes are expertly executed and stylishly served.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Aqimero will offer a Special Prix Fixe Menu at $95 per person for Adults and $45 for children under 12. Credit Card Authorizations forms will be sent via email to confirm all reservations. Large Party Reservations are available for parties of 13+ upon request.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Aqimero will offer a Special Prix Fixe Menu at $95 per person for Adults and $45 for children under 12. Credit Card Authorizations forms will be sent via email to confirm all reservations. Large Party Reservations are available for parties of 13+ upon request.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 430 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Request for Daniel, super nice and sweet !

TW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch. Excellent service and food!

DC
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice and quiet space with good ambience. Unfortunately the food did not match the same ambiance. Great waiter. Nice, personable and professional. Pretty dining room with a glassed in kitchen. It is a shame the chefs did not execute better. We had a light sharing meal so we did not try that much. Started out with complimentary cheese bread balls with spicy butter. Yummy. Next we had charred Romaine which is a deconstruced Caesar salad. That was good. Could have used some anchovies. Main course we ordered Tagliatelle pasta with wild mushrooms and lava beans. Pasta arrived over cooked. We sent it back. Waiter told us the chef knew he had issues with the Tagliatelle and he (the chef) tried to salvage it. (I didn't ask how he expected to pull off that magic). The dish was redone with "regular" spaghetti. (Perhaps should have been comped). The dish had wild mushrooms with little other personality. The mushroom flatbread looked like a good choice. The dry aged steak seemed well priced. It is a shame the chefs don't do justice to an otherwise nicely executed restaurant space.

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Poor/chaotic service paired with food that was on one hand, great and on the other sub par, made for a disconnection. The venue had all the makings of a great experience but the follow through is just not there. An alternative, food focused venue like Sabrina’s would be an alternative.

IL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and service. Food was delicious!

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine in a beautiful environment. The shrimp quesadillas and tacos were delicious. The setting was regal but comfortable. A great convenient place to conduct business meetings.

KW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing, from the time we step out our car the valet service was amazing.. to the manager Gabriel treated us like no other, I have experienced many restaurants in the Philadephia area, but this one tops them all by far

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

1 of our 5 dinners came out 10 min after first 4. Very embarrassing for my table as we waited.

CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Made reservations for restaurant week. Aqimero is beautiful but is more geared towards Lounge/ Happy Hour and not so much Dining. Would definitely come back to relax, have a few drinks and appetizers!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect👌

ME
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is truly unique. You would think a restaurant sitting at the bottom of a hotel would be very bland or not really put together, however for Aqimero this place truly has class, sophistication, and style. You are practically treated like royalty the second you walk through the door. The food was exquisite (highly recommend the bass), our server was lovely, and the price was well worth it. Conveniently placed in the heart of Center City, Aqimero is the restaurant to try.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary was incredible. The food was good but she outshined.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner! They complimented us with champagne as we had just gotten our marriage license. service was excellent as was the food! We will definitely be back

SM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

If you charge extra for items like another round of bread, we should be told. Steak was extremely chewy. Overpriced drinks and over iced. Really not worth it.

Aqimero
Responded on September 26, 2019

Dear Sabrina, I am sorry to hear we were not able to provide you with desirable level of service and food expectations while dining at La Sandia. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service, and your visit was clearly not up to our usual standards. I will be meeting with our chefl, so that we may always ensure only the best quality ingredients and value are served to our guests. If you would like to further discuss your visit, please email us at guestrelations@richardsandoval.cm

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F
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were generally disappointed. The music was soooo loud. I felt like we were in a wind tunnel. The service staff was very attentive and the plates served well. However, while being good the food was not out of this world. The space was attractive but the noise coming from atrium and next door lounge was just not what I had expected from the Ritz. My margarita was just OK. I personally make a better one. Too many ice cubes.

Aqimero
Responded on September 24, 2019

Dear Foodislove, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your experience at Aquimero. I am happy that our service team preformed up to our standards, but I am sorry to hear that the food and drinks were not. We truly value the feedback from all of our guests and will use your review to improve our service and quality, moving forward. If you would like to discuss the details about your visit further, please email guestexperience@richardsandoval.co m Best, Molly Guest Experience Team

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t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Restaurant Week. Wonderful value! Loved everything about it!! In particular we enjoyed our server, Mary Howe. She was very personable and got us our food in a very timely manner. Very sweet and attentive. We will be back!

TT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience with my girlfriends for a Pre-Birthday dinner. Our waiter Robert was very pleasant and offered us good advice about the menu. My overall experience was excellent and I will return.

Thanks
Birthday girl 💕

Aqimero
Responded on September 18, 2019

Dear TedesiaT, I am so glad we could help make your birthday special! You deserve it! We hope to welcome you back to Aquimero soon and Happy Birthday! Best, Molly Guest Experience Team

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. very quiet, very intimate. Food and drink was awesome

M
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got a group reservation on short notice on a Saturday so my expectations weren’t high. We asked that the chef send his selections to the table so we could focus on conversation rather than ordering. The food was great, the service was outstanding (though he spoke too fast). They accommodated a dietary constraint without compromising the culinary experience. The only drawbacks were: too much food (I guess they don’t usually need to estimate a group’s feeding needs), and it’s in what used to be a bank, so the space is pretty echo-y.
PS. After we declined more food because we were too full, they gave us complementary dessert. It was too delicious to decline and a kind gesture. But we were stuffed!

RP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for brunch and groups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friends engagement at this amazing place and it was perfect from start to finish! ❤️ thank you!

OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast! Brett was a gentleman and very attentive. He’s also cute. And the food was DELICIOUS

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the experience, would recommend it.

Aqimero
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review. We hope to see you back at Aquimero soon.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a hidden gem for bottomless brunch! The food was amazing. The drinks were delicious. And it was all bottomless. We already want to go back! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Brunch and bubbles!

Aqimero
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the review Megan! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Aquimero and hope we can welcome you back soon!

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MF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu. Well prepared food. Excellent service by Bobby.

Aqimero
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for your review MichaelF. We are glad to hear you found our menu interesting and that Bobby took great care of you! We hope you will come back to Aquimero soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in town passing through and the hotel restaurant seemed like the most convenient option. The food was very good. Distinctively fresh. But it was the wait staff that made the experience. They were all delightful, helpful, patient and overall just a pleasure.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were superb. The staff was so accommodating, especially the manager Gabe. He was very helpful in explaining the menu options and aided the staff to make sure we received our food in a timely fashion.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our favorite restaurant . The room is beautiful, the drinks are creative, the menu has a huge variety of small bites and a varied selection of entrees. (The potato leek soup is to die for).

OV
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is ok, not really as special as it would be made out to be. Expensive.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was wonderful! Starting from the time we checked in, to the very end !
Our wonderful server was Daniel, who left a lasting impression and really exuded excellent customer service. He was so attentive and made great recommendations! He was on point with everything! — thank you Daniel !

The food was great ! Very delicious and fun. Our absolute favorite was the chicken and waffles, French toast and that bacon is just soooooo yummy !! And let’s not forget the delicious cocktails . We had all of them and they were great !

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back !

Best Brunch Ever !

TS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time. Unlimited brunch and a good friend was spectacular. 3 hours felt like 1 hour. We tried alot of dishes about 3 in total and they were all amazing. We plan to make it at least once a season.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My new favorite brunch location💕

LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved brunch, drink and food very good value. Our servers were amazing, Daniel and Brett were amazing ! We will definitely return and recommend

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than a flat glass of Prosecco it was excellent

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The service was horrible. My mother got sick the next day. I believe it was the crab avocado salad she had. I would not go back. It is very pricey and I dont mind the price but its what you get for the price that just doesnt equal up. The server was horrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our interaction with the host more than we enjoyed the interactions with our server.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly professional service.

JK
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the quieter restaurants in Philly. My husband and I could have a conversation and not have to speak loud. The service was excellent and the meal was very enjoyable. Portion were larger than we expected. I have already recommended it to friends and we will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Slightly tucked off on the side of a very beautiful lobby, good food, maybe not exceptional but I enjoyed the Octopus and the service was pleasant although could be more present.

MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the host to our server and the manager! The food was fantastic. Our overall experience could not have been any better!

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