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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large gathering in one of the private dining rooms for a 90th birthday party, so you can imagine the age of the crowd. Catie and Abbe were gracious, patient, and very efficient in taking orders, delivering fabulous food and in general keeping...everyone very happy. They went out of their way to make it a special occasion! Great food and great staff!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the service provided to you by Catie & Abbe! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in on a Friday night for a drink and appetizer. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. We asked our waited, Tarra, for drink and small plate recommendations. Everything she suggested was spot on. She was kind, knowledgeable, and made sure...to check in on us. We're glad we stopped into this gem.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Leslie, for taking the time to leave us with such kind words and the 5-stars! Hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed September 28, 2022

We made a reservation for 8 to celebrate two birthdays. Our server, Catie, was great. She helped make the dinner extra special with her knowledge of the menu and controlling the flow of the meal. The salads were generous with a few people ordering the...beet salad and giving it rave reviews. The. peach salad and country french salads were enjoyed as well. Portions are large so you can easily split between two people. Country friend chicken and shrimp and grits are highly recommended. We will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2022

Thanks for the awesome rating! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service provided to you by Catie! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Comfortable place great service excellent food. Worth the money. The wait staff actually knows how to wait and serve drinks and food. We will return.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Hi Glenn, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We could not be happier that your experience was so positive. Hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed August 16, 2022

The lobster bisque + unique wedge salad were a PERECT light meal ... Alissa's positive energy rounded out this 5 Star Experience

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with this wonderful review, Joseph! We truly appreciate the kind words and can't wait to see you in again soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. I had salmon on rice with a pineapple salsa and my wife had pan seared grouper which I didn’t get to taste because she devoured it. Highly recommended if you’re in the Malll of Georgia / Buford area.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with this incredible 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Suntory Salmon & that your wife loved her Grouper! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed August 2, 2022

I was a little skeptical because the prices were so high but Aqua Terra did not disappoint. First off I think our experience was enhanced by our seating. Had reservations as was birthday and they led thru kitchen so really had my doubts. But when...seated in small room we had nice table for 2 by window. All the servers said it was their favorite spot and we could see why. Could hear a bit of noise from other room so think it might be loud in other rooms but this was perfect for 2 of us. We started with lobster bisque (probably the best ever!) and beet salad (very good). Between that and bread with interesting dip, we were full when entrees came. Husband had scallops (1/2 portion) and I had filet. Very good. I can see why scallops are top seller although they are very rich! Also had delightful watermelon based cocktail that was refreshing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2022

Hi Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave us with this wonderful review! We truly appreciate the kind words about our staff, cuisine, & the atmosphere from your visit with us! We take great pride in providing a memorable dining experience to every...More

Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

This is a great menu but several things were not up to par. The restaurant is clean and servers attentive, however things coming from bar and kitchen were off. The dirty martini was no where near dirty but it was replaced with correct one. The...rum and soda while not a typical drink was undrinkable, yet the server didn’t ask if the untouched drink was ok. If you don’t drink a $14 cocktail, there is a reason. The appetizers were bacon wrapped dates and loaded potato egg rolls, very good. The wedge salad was a complete miss, butter lettuce not iceberg, dry crumbled blue cheese no creamy dressing, we asked for a side of blue cheese and that helped but this classic was disappointing. The grilled peach salad was served without peaches, and we had to point that out. We ordered 2 fish and 2 steak entrees. The proteins were all cooked to order and delicious, but the sides were way off. The carrots were not cooked and had zero flavor. The candied nuts for the carrots were too big to eat with a piece of carrot. The potatoes were 3 portions on one plate and wet from cooking oil. The couscous was a solid lump of starchy paste. I know all that sounds snobby, but this was a $457 meal, not the corner cafe. If you charge Flemming’s steak house prices, the quality needs to be on point. I would not dine here again on my next vacation.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2022

I am disappointed to hear this feedback. Please know that this is not the norm for our restaurant and is not the standard we hold ourselves to. We want all of our guests to have a great and positive all-around experience with us and knowing...More

Reviewed May 31, 2022

Excellent food and comfortable atmosphere. We had the lobster bisque, ribeye and haddock special and everything was fantastic. Service was okay- disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2022

Hi frx1986! Thank you so much for the 4-star rating and taking the time to leave us with this feedback. I am so happy to hear that the food served to you was excellent and you had a great experience. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed May 10, 2022

So much to love about this place: open all day after 11am, 7 days a week. Hi quality food and drink, great servers, one of my favorite spots to dine. Last nite Jennie was our server, and she was exceptional, a real pro! The food...was as good as always, with a few deviations of note: the bread, while good, not quite as good as in the past, same goes for the dipping sauce, just a little different, a little less good. Would be nice if the menu would change up a bit, a few more and different offerings. The starters we had were delish: calamari superb! crab cakes (tiny) but very good. My only beef (no pun intended) was the $21.00 glass of red wine that I ordered blind. Truthfully, I didn't think it was that exceptional. But overall, still my happy place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2022

Hi borncritque123, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We love hearing all feedback, so this is greatly appreciated. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 14, 2022

It’s our second time here and it’s literally the best spot in the area by far. Hgh quality customer service, high-quality food, good portions, amazing price. atmosphere amd ambiance is just like it should the lights the decoration are on point. the staff are extremely...well dressed and kind to everyone the girls are very knowledgeable on the menu and they check on you every every so often it’s literally the best place this is the best place by far around here. would recommend 10 out of 10 for any type of outting, by the way our server was Alexi D I believe. Tall Brunette well mannered young lady.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with this incredible 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, cuisine & quality customer service! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed March 29, 2022

We recently visited Aqua Terra for an evening date night. As always, the food is AMAZING and the atmosphere is wonderful. We especially love the bread! Their dipping sauce is beyond fabulous! our server "Madison" was very attentive and stayed on top on things even...though they were busy. YOU DEFINATELY HAVE TO TRY THIS PLACE!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Hi TravelingRogers! Thank you for taking the time to leave us with this incredible review and 5-stars! We love to see that you had an all around amazing time dining with us and can't wait to see you back again soon!

Reviewed March 29, 2022

We went here for Lunch the other afternoon - we were a little on the late side - but found a few folks in the dining room enjoying an easy going day. Our server was Miriam, and she was wonderful. Great attitude and attentive. We...shared the lobster poor boy with an Island salad - both were excellent. Some edgy wall art has been added that makes the dining area more fun.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Hi JKoz! We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us so thoroughly! We hope that your next visit with us will be in the very near future!

Reviewed February 13, 2022 via mobile

We have been to Aqua Terra many times over the last few years. I have never had one bad moment of any visit. Service and food are really good. One of the best places in Buford to eat and there are quite a few good...ones. Aqua Terra is at the top of the list. Today we were served by Angel and he did an outstanding job.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

Brandon, thank you for taking the time to leave us with this incredible feedback! We really appreciate all the support over the years and can't wait to see you in again soon!

Reviewed February 12, 2022

Cheerfully greeted by Server Evan. His wine and food suggestions were spot on. Others with me enjoyed their grouper taco and fish/chips but my chicken/penne was brilliant. The alfredo sauce was light/flavorful and the chicken was grilled. Delicious and there was so much I took...more than half of it home. The dipping sauce, tomato/parm/Balsamic served with the bread, was so good I bought a jar of it. The French white burgundy wine was crisp & light = perfect! The menu had good offerings of luncheon and high-priced options = something for everyone's taste or wallet.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Jessica O, Owner at Aqua Terra Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2022

Thanks for taking a moment to leave us a review and 5-stars, Linda. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit with us! Again, we appreciate the feedback, and we hope you stop by again soon!

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