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BluAqua Restrobar, Manchester, NH

BluAqua Restrobar

4.6
4.6
123 Reviews
$30 and under
American
BluAqua Restrobar is a fun and unique environment where we put a little Southern inspired twist to traditional American cuisine and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (603) 836-3970
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Cross street
    Stark St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    American

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Great for scenic views

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    American

123 Reviews
  1. JohnH

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 4 with a 5:00 pm reservation. Moderate music from speakers nearby our comfortable booth. Interesting drink menu with everyone appreciating the drink they chose (TruBlu Lemonade, Spiked Cherry Limeade, and Restobar Margarita). Tater tot appetizer was the best I’ve had anywhere - crunchy and hot, not soggy and lukewarm like other eateries. Main courses of Low Country Chicken, Gumbo Combi, one of the specials of Apple Stuffed Porkloin and for our gluten free party member the Southern Smash burger and fries with lettuce as the bun were good, though we all noted they were not extraordinary. Dessert of Flourless chocolate cake and keylime pie finished off our $250 meal with tip (one ap, four entrees, six drinks, two desserts) and we raced out at 7:25 pm to get to a nearby show at the Rex Theater (3 min walk). We enjoyed this restaurant and will go back, though we might stick to the more traditional bar foods on the menu. Nice ambiance, friendly staff.

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  2. JenniferC

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short rib was awesome. Ahi Tuna was wicked good. Drinks were great.

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  3. OliviaC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time here last night and we had a nice time. It was quieter than I thought for a Wednesday evening holiday so that was great. The staff was friendly and went above and beyond with service. The food was delicious and went home content. We will be coming back here in the future.

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  4. JennyD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food-our server was great-I do wish it was maybe a smidge quieter but all in all I adore it here

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  5. Erik

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a great vibe. Casual but nice. Easy to find parking, the waiter was perfect. Food was fantastic. Great mixed drinks. Owner is a super nice guy who came out and chatted with us for a while. I highly recommend this place. Oh yeah, and live music too.

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  6. LindaB

    Manchester

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After shopping we went to BluAqua for dinner. We sat at the bar in front of a large Fish Tank and ordered drinks. It was happy hour 🍻 Ordered the Poutine with pulled pork and the pork melted in our mouths. Delicious. I had the CBC PO-Boy and my husband had the barbecue burger. Both were delicious with large portions. This was our first time here but we will definitely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicous food. Everyone enjoyed their entree. I highly recommend the smash burger with sweet potato fries! It’s honestly one of my favorite places to eat in Manchester.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time back and we brought a couple of friends with us! They were super impressed with the food and service!

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  9. StefanieB

    New Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great and so was the food. However, everything was way over priced, drinks especially. It was also very loud and the bright fluorescent light was awful.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and so delicious! Atmosphere is also amazing!

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  11. CrystalS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first to the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food, drinks, service and atmosphere were great.

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  12. CathyA

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing. Everyone there is so nice. The waitress was knowledgeable and very friendly. Great service! The food was so good. I recommend the Alligator on a stick and the pork belly lollipops. The country chicken and salmon were amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and the tuna tartar and Brussels sprouts app!

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  14. RobD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there and the food was very good. With a menu with a wide variety. Great drink options, as well.

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  15. Bren

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good drinks. Reasonable prices. New Orleans themed menu. Food was ok.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate there last night and our server, Kate or Katie, was terrific! She was pleasant, courteous and she’s the first server that ever got my drink correct! The food was fabulous and the prices were very reasonable. The noise was too loud for us diners to talk and the ambience could have used some sprucing up. But it was a great experience and the singer, Rich, was excellent! Great voice and musician! We’ll be back!

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  17. Linda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, slow to come out, but it was hot when it came out. The service was a little bit slower than we expected. The drinks were delicious. The ladies room however, had a stall that wasn’t working. There was just a trash can over the toilet, there was no bag in the trashcan that was in the main part and there were no paper towels. I’m sure staffing was probably a concern as it is everywhere but it would have taken 2 seconds to at least replenish the paper towels and trash bag.

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  18. croseh

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fun atmosphere, great portions, helpful and knowledgeable staff who gave great recommendations and service.

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  19. Blfdwe

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted immediately and quickly seated. Service was perfect - around when needed, quickly cleared empty plates but not intrusive. Bar tender created our drinks as requested. Food was delicious and plated to look beautiful. We recommend the romaine wedge, shrimp tacos and street corn. Location on Elm Street made for a quick walk to Palace Theater and parking garage.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went out with friends on another friends recommendation and it was great. We were not expecting Southern Cajun food, I’m it sure what we were expecting but it was delicious. My husband had the gumbo and he said it might be better than the gumbo he had in New Orleans. I and the chicken and waffles with melted butter and hot honey…it was so good, i forgot to get a picture of the gumbo. Our waiter was also the bartender and he made great drinks. Highly recommended!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    No hostess to greet or seat you. Service was slow. Restaurant was loud. Food was average.

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  22. Eric292

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and drink was great! The only thing that we didn’t enjoy was the loud, young group of customers in the bar area. Other than that, we enjoyed our time at BluAqua.

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  23. SherylP

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was very good. Alligator street tacos, carnitas and chorizo street tacos and the street corn were all yummy. The Louisiana spicy chicken dip was excellent. Cocktails were also great. The noise level, however made our experience less than enjoyable. Albeit we were seated next to 2 large parties, we couldn’t carry on a conversation. The hostess was kind enough to move us to a less noisy area by the bar. Definitely worth another visit.

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  24. KirbyFx

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unique menu, better than average. Noisy space when there is a lot of people.

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  25. aaronc

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent, especially the street corn. The spinning fans directly under the lighting did no favors for my wife's seizure disorder. I forgot my phone on the table and our server ran out after us, will definitely go back!

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  26. JudyM

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service awesome drinks and food was wonderful

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu looks great on paper but we were disappointed that the flavors were not as “Cajun” as we anticipated. Granted, we are from Louisiana so we’re a little more judgmental. Food was good though.

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  28. PatrickA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Only place I’ve had the opportunity to have alligator sausage and it was 10/10.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BluAqua is SO great! I have been here a few times, and each time the food has been absolutely amazing, and I have had no issues. Our waitress was not only friendly, but very attentive and made sure we were happy; If she noticed a beverage was getting low, she asked if we needed a refill before we had to. The restaurant also has live music some evenings starting at 8 pm. Very fun and cute, but if you’re looking for a quieter meal, make sure to head out before the music as it got loud, quickly! But overall, we loved it, and we will be returning again!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great…service was ok. Restaurant was not busy, but still appeared understaffed. Not quite sure what the theme of the restaurant was…part beach bar, part honky tonk, part modern bar, overall a bit of an identity crisis.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is so good and well presented! Even drinks are properly garnished. Servers are very prompt and attentive. Never disappointed!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner last night prior to a show, we had a reservation and were seated immediately. Within a minute the waitress was over taking drink orders. I ordered French onion soup which was amazing, everyone else ordered the street corn as an appetizer which was super delicious. Everyone ordered the smash burger which was delicious and huge!! The cocktails were spot on and the ambiance was great. I apologize for not remembering the name of the waitress we had but she was amazing

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server got order of apps and plates a little funky in the ordering system. But they came out soon after she apologized. The rush to get chicken finger to table is probably what caused them to be a little undercooked. But the ones that were cooked thru were delicious. We will go again.

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  34. AppleCrispNH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was super and we all enjoyed our meals. This comment regards the online reservation system. I asked for a table of 6 at 5pm on a Sunday evening and received back information that nothing was available until after 7pm. I tried again with a table for 5, same thing. When I tried a table for 4, I received back several time suggestions around 5pm so I booked that and hoped the table would be big enough to add another chair. Thus I was surprised to walk in at 5pm and find the place empty with many large tables available. This was a great restaurant and I would hate to see them lose business because of their online reservation system. If you find yourself thinking you can't get in, give them a call before looking elsewhere.

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  35. Themotownkid

    New York City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We started with fried pickles and chicken fingers. They both were seasoned well and very tasty. I tried the gumbo and my wife had a smash cheeseburger. The gumbo was disappointing. The roux was awesome and flavorful. However, the sausage tasted bland, flavorless and off. They were not fried ahead of placing in the gumbo which also didn’t help. Shrimp seemed added on top instead of integrated into gumbo. The burger was awesome! The service was very good.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Ryan was great, very personable. Louisiana chicken dip & chicken fingers were amazing. Great drinks too. Atmosphere lacking but overall great experience & will be back!

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  37. AngelaM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Southern Louisiana style cuisine with plenty of other choices available. Excellent service. Easy location to access in downtown.

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  38. RayC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and Food is Phenomenal. The cooking was was southern

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  39. Krys

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I really enjoyed the food and drinks, wish we had room for dessert! It was our first time here and is really a neat looking place. What really made our experience a great one was the waitress! She looked like the only one on and even as the restaurant filled up she still rocked it. I’m bad at names and there wasn’t one on our receipt but she definitely deserves a shout out! She was very tentative, had great suggestions, and made her job look so easy (I know it’s not).

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service. This place is a hidden gem!

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FAQs

BluAqua Restrobar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 836-3970.

BluAqua Restrobar is rated 4.6 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for BluAqua Restrobar

930 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101-2006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stark St
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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