Aqua

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$30 and under
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Modern European Dining meets Asian Fusion. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour Daily 3p-6p! Fresh Seafood and Steak is our Specialty. No Freezers or Microwaves! Expect Fresh Made to Order! Click on Detroit Best Chef 2016, featured in Hour Detroit, Metro Times Top Patios 2016.
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d
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is simply outstanding. Our first time there but will absolutely return!

YP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to spend evening, wine and food is great

DR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this is a great place for special occasions. The food is outstanding and the presentation five star. Service is very good.

I
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food taste as well as presentation was top notch and on par with the finest of restaurants. Our waitress was very nice and professional as well. We really enjoyed our meal. Exceptional.

MD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The chef uses a great balance of seasoning and does not overcompensate by using too much salt. The sauces were fresh and had clearly not been sitting in a steam table for weeks. We thought there was a bit too much uncooked alcohol in the seafood pasta, but the kitchen made a brand new one when we let them know. A great experience.

O
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have visited many restaurants in Michigan, out of state and in other countries. We very much enjoy a delicious meal, good ambiance and very good service. It was our Anniversary and we decided to try a new place. Aqua looked very appealing and we had high hopes that it would be another place added to our list of favorites. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and was very surprised when I encountered a hard lump, rock like when I took a bite of the bok choy that was served with the fish entree. I had to spit out my food and found a small gravel in my meal. I told our waitress and gave her the small gravel. She said, "Oh, looks like a bone." I told her no, that is no bone, it is obviously a tiny gravel and I am very disappointed that it was in my dish. She then took my dish away and came back with the menu, saying, "let's make up for this...what dessert would you like? I told her I do not want anything else. I was very disappointed that it was not taken care in a more proper way. We are very disappointed and would not recommend Aqua.

RE
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Aqua. Our server was great and all of us enjoyed our meals. I would highly recommend Aqua.

BH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, food was delicious. I will go back.

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn't pleased whatsoever.. I reserved a table at this establishment but called 3 days before and spoke to what is now presumed as the only male manager that works there, to see if they would accept a groupon on Saturday seeing that it is sweetest day. Which isn't even a real solidified holiday but they think so. On the phone he stated that it would be accepted but once we made it to the location it somehow isn't accepted on holidays. Doesn't even matter but the principle behind being professional and owning up to your previous commitment should commend you to let it go and let your GUESTS enjoying their evening at your establishment. No, that didn't occur. Just off of being inadequate with your policies and so forth I do not recommend this place.

CT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Menu, food, service, drinks...all really great! We would have preferred to have been seated in the dining room rather than the bar (with sports games on tv). It was our first time there though and we made reservations but didn't know we'd be seated in the bar. We'll go back but I'll make sure to request the dining room.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so very good. Our waiter, Ronald was great!

TF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Went out for our 10 year anniversary and wanted to try a new place. Server was attentive and knowledgeable with a happy disposition. Drinks were made well and reasonably priced. We ordered the Crab Cakes as an appetizer, the meat appeared less than fresh and tasted about the same. I ordered the short ribs and was satisfied with the portion and flavor...no WOW factor though. My wife ordered a shrimp salad, the size of the shrimp were nice but again not much wow factor in the presentation. We were sat along the windows which was fine but 2 tables away was a family that had a very upset little one that screamed throughout our entire visit. Overall the best part of our experience was the service.

JJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding menu variety, and gourmet food presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed.

JC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside the box menu. I thought i was in a Chicago or NY restaurant. Great free range type entrees. Been there twice in a week. Met the owner Victor. Hands on guy. The first time I thought my rib eye cut was a little off. He explained to me he doesn’t buy hormone injected beef and the cuts can vary. He took it off my bill and I didn’t even ask. Next time I got the Sea Bass and the fresh catch was amazing. Great cocktails as well. Great atmosphere. I mostly like its not to loud. You can carry on a conversation with your guests or a client.

KA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service was very nice. Food was tasty. I wasn’t thrilled about the decor. This place had to have been a old Coney Island restaurant that they redid.

JK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I had to walk up to the bar to get a glass of water. The wife's meal wasn't cooked as asked. Seemed as though nobody really cared.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was very attentive - great service! Food was very good. Some noise from street.

SS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing birthday dinner, on the patio which is covered yet great open air setting with TV screens, so a little less formal which was perfect for us.
Our server genuinely cared that we had a wonderful experience. My husband found several things on the menu, so we’ll be back to try those.
Thank you for a perfect night out.

LD
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service was great. The Watermelon Napoleon and Avocado Bombs are delicious appetizers. Melt in your mouth fresh bread w/ sweet butter also good.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual

P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

D
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate my wife’s birthday I looked for a restaurant that had an excellent rating, reasonable proximity and a menu that included seafood. We were not disappointed with Aqua. We arrived early and promptly greeted and subsequently seated on the patio. Our server was friendly and very informative to any question we had regarding the menu and beverage pairing. Our appetizer, “Avocado Bomb” was awesome as was our main entree, Chilean Sea Bass , both tasty and eloquently prepared and presented. Although a price range reserved for those special moments, it was more than worth it and we would not hesitate reserving another evening with Aqua.

j
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant of Detroit Metro. Original food, amazing ambient, spacious, chic and modern.

I
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The wine prices are ridiculous. We would drink a lot more if the prices were more reasonable. You need more $70-80 price range.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Aqua, first time on a date with my husband and this time with a large group of friends. Both times were excellent. Food and drinks were delicious. The waitress (Diana from Transylvania I think) was AMAZING! She was very energetic and attentive to our group. It's nice to have such a nice restaurant close to home. It has a metro downtown vibe without the worry of parking. I'll definitely be back with more friends.

ND
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good although the oil used for the rice was a little rancid. The restaurant itself looks like it needs a bit of a cleaning and some touchups to the bubbling and fingerprint stained wallpaper.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great flavors and healthy portions

TH
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really wonderful. Lots of nice blending of flavors

NC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal, service impeccable and the place was incredibly smart and clean.
Just one thing....location.
We sat 'outside' which clearly used to be a patio but is now covered. The ambience inside just didn't match what you saw around you - busy road and old houses.
Great food though!!

RI
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not begin to explain how DELICIOUS the food is at the restaurant...A MUST!!!

PD
Detroit
252 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We used the Groupon for the set meal. Opted for the salmon. We specifically requested the vegetables be served warm. However, when the entrees arrived both the sticky rice and carrots were cold. It was fixed quickly and the meal was excellent. Attentive service, other than the temperature issue. We'll return.

S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in Plymouth! Best dining experience this year! Service was top notch! Food and drinks...perfection! Go there ASAP!

NS
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. The food and service are exceptional.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, can’t wait to go back.

OT
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are perfect. Excellent dinner and remarkable deserts. Highly recommend the 7 hour slow braised short rib from the dinner menu.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. The food was delicious and beautifully served. A tad expensive but worth it for a special occasion!!

K
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I used a Groupon for this first visit so we had a fixed menu for two that included a house salad for each of us, the choice of either chicken or salmon (got both and shared), creme brulee, and a bottle of wine. First off, on this fixed menu, everything was great. We also added on a Tiger Shrimp app per recommendation of our waiter and that was tasty. Highlights included, Shrimp App, Bread w/ Bourbon butter, and my wife raved about the Greek dressing.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here to celebrate our anniversary and everything was perfect!

FM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. Excellent food and presentation and great service. We'll be back.

LT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service but significantly pricey!

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