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Aqua Terra Bistro

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55 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
770-271-8161
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, ever so slightly tired.

I want to be careful to state that I like Aqua Terra, and I continue to go there. It is the most popular restaurant in Buford, indeed on the the Gwinnett PIB corridor. But I do sense a little battle fatigue among the staff, and a general feeling that it could do with a little refresh. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tim M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to be careful to state that I like Aqua Terra, and I continue to go there. It is the most popular restaurant in Buford, indeed on the the Gwinnett PIB corridor. But I do sense a little battle fatigue among the staff, and a general feeling that it could do with a little refresh. The food continues to... More 

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Thank Tim M
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with their steak tartare. It was excellent with superior horseradish sauce to accompany. The house country salad was delectable with fresh greens, apples, walnuts, bacon with a wonderfully seasoned dressing. My wife had the scallops which she enjoyed. I had the tilapia over an asian salad. Wow! To top it off the service was top draw.

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Thank alsally1139
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner NYE. Wonderful food and drinks. Great service. All over good experience. Will definitely be back

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Thank Dkharrell
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Aqua Terra is a winner in multiple dimensions... great chef, excellent wait staff (Tara is a gem!), innovative continental cuisine, and awesome specials every evening. The wine list is very nice and affordable. Enjoy a special evening here!

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Thank Thomas W W
Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped in for lunch one afternoon because she had been wanting to try it out. So, we went to see what it was like. The building is in the historic district which is ok but not so good for parking. The place was a bit crowded and we had to park a few blocks and walk... More 

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Thank Mike M
Flowery Branch, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I had heard a lot of great things about this place only to be disappointed. The food choices were very limited and the staff were not very attentive. Several just standing around talking to each other.

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Thank Shelley C
Salsen
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We live about 15 minutes away from Aqua Terra, and try to eat there as often as possible - birthdays, anniversaries, special date nights, anytime! Their bread and spread is awesome. I usually get the filet with a crab cake on the side. Oh - and the creamed corn! You must get the creamed corn! And the creme brulee! I... More 

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Thank Salsen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Aqua Terra has been an absolute favorite of ours for years. The food is always fantastic. The only downside is the servers and even the management. We have one or two servers that we always hope to get, the rest are very unfriendly and put off a very snobbish attitude. It's hard to understand, seeing as how our dining in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had the pork tenderloin special and the tuna over a rice cake and both were delicious and plentiful. Lots of great service. Word to the wise, the special Cinnamon apple martini was $9 where there were $5 martinis on the drink menu I would have also considered. But it was nice to mix it up and learn a new... More 

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Thank RNYClakelanier
Greenville, South Carolina
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We searched for a local spot while at Road Atlanta for a race and luckily discovered downtown Buford and Aqua Terra Bistro - for a fantastic meal. I stuck with a variety of appetizers ... my customized small plates - and it was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Buford
  • Phone Number: 770-271-8161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?