Permanently Closed - Aquaknox

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2198 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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This restaurant is permanently closed. AquaKnox in the Venetian offers diners sophisticated seafood and steak selections in a gorgeous atmosphere. When guests arrive, they are greeted by a visually appealing dining room including an open kitchen and massive wine wall. The restaurant’s aquatic vibe prepares diners for the fresh menu featuring dishes with Mediterranean and Asian influences. From the signature Fish Soup and Maine Lobster Bisque to the Butterscotch Bread Pudding every course at AquaKnox is deliciously memorable. Seafood selections such as the Meyer Lemon-Herb Stuffed Grilled Branzino, the Maryland Blue Lump Crab-Stuffed Maine Lobster, and Seared Fennel Pollen Sea Scallops are favorites, but the talented chefs also offer a variety of mesquite char grilled steak and poultry entrees. AquaKnox has received multiple awards from the Forbes Travel Guide (including 4 Star Awards in 2016-18), Wine Spectator, and has been listed as one of the 10 Freshest Seafood Restaurants in Las Vegas according to USA Today.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: All days - 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bar: All days - 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(702) 420-2541
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private and Semi Private facilities for groups of 10 to 700
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Private party contact
Valerie Taylor Harrison: (702) 414-3776
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Cross street
Spring Mountian / Las Vegas Blvd
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking as well as self-parking at the Venetian parking garage.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5
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NB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable and attentive to details. The food was outstanding! Will definitely return for another anniversary dinner

GN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. We had two servers that were extremely helpful, polite, amd attentive. The ambiance was great for a romantic NYE dinner. The food was excellent. Our starter was the coconut curry mussels that were out of this world. I had the Chillean Sea Bass that came with a to die for corn succotas. Overall, excellent from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

new years eve.

DA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but very overpriced for what you get. Platter appetizer not worth $83. That being said food and service were excellent but portions too small for the price.

B
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, shame that it is closing.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and my Christmas gift to each other was a great dinner out and a LV show. We picked Aquaknox and glad we did. Great in every way. This is my second visit to the restaurant and would go again.

DL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Anniversary dinner that was overtly shadowed by lack luster service and underwhelming food

V
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We generally visit Las Vegas on a yearly basis and prefer to stay at the Palazzo. Aquaknox has always been a must-do and favorite with to-die-for lobster bisque and the seafood plateau. Aquaknox offers great service in a cozy, elegant environment. We were saddened to hear that Aquaknox will be closing in the Palazzo and will carry forward great memories of some wonderful meals.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

料理もワインもとても高く、内容はそれにともなってない。
マンダレイベイにあった時に2回行ったが、ヴェネチアンに移ってから
違う店になってしまったようだ。
お店の接客はとても良かっただけに残念だ。

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BB
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Aquaknox several times - we have never been disappointed, and this time was no exception. Great service and outstanding food!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable servers. They were great with dietary requirements and needs. Good was delish! We had the most lovely dinner to celebrate a birthday for our group of 9!

SC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was fine. We arrived at 5:30PM thinking that should be plenty of time for 3 course prix fixe meal prior to 7:30PM show across lobby. We were so engrossed in conversation that all of a sudden it was 7:15PM and we had to flag our waiter (who we'd informed several times about our timeline) to inquire about our entree which we had to wolf down, rather than enjoy.

JH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was really good, food was just ok.

LH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Do not serve Brussels sprouts as a free appetizer? Shrimp so so. Dark chocolate circle dessert dry

MF
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Everything was great except for the terrible cold drafts at most of the booth tables . I was told a Venetian thing and nothing they could do - so we were relocated to a different table

j
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Considering the location I can understand the costs but really wasn't worth the prices.

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great seafood restaurant..sad to learn that they will be leaving the strip in January

p
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in America. The experience this time was superb and special.

M
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok and overpriced for the quantity and quality. Drinks were over price and environment was sterile not very relaxing.

SL
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too expensive. Great service and wonderful ambience but it wasn’t worth the money for the food we got. The food was good except the Tiramisu, which was a “deconstructed” Tiramisu, that is all the components stacked up. Lady fingers were not soaked in espresso, they were right out of the bag hard, the mascarpone cream was good but the piece of chocolate bark didn’t cut it for us. The peach bread pudding was delicious. Again, good but def not a great value. I had a filet Migno and a very small half lobster tail with a little crab stuffing, 2 stalks of asparagus, creamed potatoes, tiramisu and iced tea for $200!!!! Yep you read that right. Never again.

HL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is terrific. The seafood is incredibly fresh. However, what makes Aquaknox stand out is the fabulous service and the attention to ever need of the diner that makes this resturant so right for a special occasion.

j
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner and they seated us in a nice little booth which was really great. Food was good overall, but not spectacular. Good wines available by the glass. Would go back again, but probably wouldn't spend money on a steak again.

S
Denver
278 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Surf and turf was just fair. Service was great!

N
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Food was AMAZING!

EP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent but plates were smaller than expected and over priced.

M
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a terrible shame that this restaurant is closing. This is a wonderful, elegant restaurant at which I have dined many times. The food and the service are fabulous. The only complaint I have is that the tables are extremely close together and access is limited when in a wheelchair or using other equipment. I use a wheelchair and the hostess did not understand my concern for egress when seating my party, and after dinner, I had to get assistance to maneuver out of the restaurant. The hostess had to ask other people to stand and move away from their table to let me by, which was extremely embarrassing for me and terribly disruptive for them.

N
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our daily dining destination

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with Mrs on her birthday and the service and meal didn't disappoint at all!!

L
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

USED To Be Our Favorite Restaurant in Vegas.  What a Shame!

We are in Las Vegas 3 or 4 times a year and always enjoy going to Aquanox. We will never be going back!

Our last experience was a total disaster. All the servers were congregating at the bar and not attending to their diners. We had to call our server to our table several times because of problems with our dinner.

My husband and I shared the Fish Soup, their version of bouillabaisse, always our favorite. My daughter ordered the Sea Bass with truffles and we asked the server if their were shaved truffles on the Bass, he said yes. My son ordered the Scallops with Squid Ink Pasta.

Our Fish Soup was served split, but not evenly like it usually is. They also neglected to give us a bucket for the shells until we asked. When the Sea Bass came out, there was not a hint of truffle flavor or any truffles in sight. When we told our server, he brought out a small cup of truffle oil and said you can put it on yourself. My son ate his scallops which were very good, but when he started to eat the squid ink pasta, it was stiff on the fork. He took a bite and it crunched. The pasta WAS NOT COOKED! At this point, we asked to speak with the manager. They replaced the Sea Bass with another Scallop dish and also replaced my son's pasta. They took those items off our bill, but there was no explanation for all the screw ups and for the most part, they didn’t seem to care. My husband had to find the manager before leaving and his comment was "I took the two bad dishes off your bill, what more do you need?"

We have never has such a terrible experience at this restaurant and we have always recommended it to our friends.  Recommendations will not be happening for Aquanox ever again.

CR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were fantastic! Great waiter and staff.

ML
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The shrimp in the ceviche was so small, not an upscale presentation. Very little portion and the crab salad was mushy.

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service seemed very chaotic. When asked questions they often had to go check with someone. The wine list is sub-par and tries to push their house wine. The Black Garlic Caesar was boring, expected more especially for the price. For my entree I ordered the Bone-In Ribeye Oscar Style. It was cooked to proper temperature but was incredibly tough and the steak knife couldn't even cut through it. Sharpen your steak knives. The dessert selection was pretty minimal. I made the mistake of ordering a peach dessert in November. My suggestion, make desserts with ingredients that are in season.

O
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are excellent. The portions are modest but certainly sufficient for most to enjoy a satisfying meal. Prices are not for those on a budget, and the drink prices are outrageous, but the quality of the dishes and their presentation makes up for some of that.
One tip: for quiet conversation, get a booth, which is almost like having a private room. The tables are a bit noisy, but quite acceptable if you want a livelier atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Aquaknox service was the best thing going for this establishment. The quality of food was down right terrible along with no flavor. This restaurant way extremely over priced. Please do not waste your time and money, there are other quality restaurants near.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had the opportunity to thank a very important veteran by way of a good meal at Aquaknox. Due to dietary restrictions we asked to substitute mashed potatoes with fingerling potatoes that were on the menu with another entree. The waitress said that would be fine and took the order but the chef refused. After being refused a second request for a substitution we left the restaurant. A place that commands $50-$100 entrees ought to at least try to accommodate a disabled veterans dietary restrictions for Veterans Day. Very poor judgement. Very poor choice. Very poor service. Very very poor! Perhaps the chef is un-American? If you want to pay 150 a person for a meal without asking for anything so the chef is comfortable then this is your restaurant.

OT
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had surf and turf which was PHENOMENAL.

MC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fantastic restaurant. Our servers, Carlos and Carson, were awesome. The chef, Josh, is very, very talented. Tremendous food in a very comfortable environment.

RJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We first went to Aquaknox in ‘07. It was great then and not much fall off now we are in ‘18. The could step up the appearance to match the prices. But I must say the food was delectable and worth every penny. The salmon was just as delicious this time as it was the first time. The wait staff was amazing and very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. We will definitely return on our next visit to Vegas. Blessings

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service was great! Made a request for a booth seating and I really liked it. Second time dining at AquaKnox. Can’t wait till the next time I have a chance to dine there again!

DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous dinner. Our server Brian went out of his way to be sure that everything is exceeded our expectations. It was truly an outstanding experience!