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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

JC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

SS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual

P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

D
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

I
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavors and healthy portions

TH
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PD
Detroit
247 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, can’t wait to go back.

OT
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

LT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service but significantly pricey!

KC
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was excellent but the music was AWFUL! I suggest instead of smooth jazz try old standards.

L
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is great. The place is really small and very loud.

BH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were fantastic. It wasn’t crowded at 7 on a Saturday to our surprise, but it was pretty full by the time we left. Prices were reasonable -$20-30 for most entrees. I think a filet and ribeye were the only entrees above $30. Server knew the menu and wine list very well and made great recommendations. The short rib was awesome. Servings are perfect size - bigger than they appear in menu pictures. We had an appetizer, a soup, two entrees, desert and wine and everything was great. We will be back for sure.

KT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very high quality meats and seafood, perfectly prepared. Beautiful presentation. Moderate proportions- deceivingly small pictures on the menu. We will be returning with friends in the near future.

K
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aqua is a favorite of ours. The menu is varied and unique. The food is delicious and gorgeously displayed. Best of all it is intimate and quiet.

KQ
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If one likes well presented and tasty food and doesn't mind spending a little more for lunch or dinner I highly recommend this restaurant. Our waitress was very congenial and helpful in making our choices. I can't wait to go back.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative menu, expertly prepared and served.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went back for our anniversary and was less crowded than Valentine's Day. Food outstanding and even given Creme Brulee on them for our anniversary. Will definitely go back again

JA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good overall. Drinks and food were great and service attentive. Thought would have more of crowd on Friday however holiday weekend. Closed the restaurant with enjoyable conversation and not rushed at all by staff. Recommend if in the area. Dinner for four with two drinks, three apps, main, and coffee less than $300 which is great value.

F
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 24th wedding anniversary after driving past for years and saying we should try it. I truly wish we’d stopped in sooner! The food was terrific and put new spins on classic dishes. The cocktail menu almost over shadowed the menu with lots of tasty drinks. Free tip: have a strawberry starburst, then try Aqua’s starburst. Amazing similarities. The one thing that outshone everything was our wonderful and attentive waitress. She made wonderful recommendations and was there when we needed her while not smothering us.

Wonderful evening for our 24th, made special with a phenomenal meal at Aqua!

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