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Aqua Vino Restaurant

16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
+1 315-732-0116
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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$$ - $$$
16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
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Owned by Rob Esche, former NHL goaltender, the man behind the Utica Comets hockey team and Utica City FC professional soccer team, from Rob's mom Beverly, to the rest of the wait staff, feeling welcome has never come easier. On the banks of the historic...More

Thank SpyderP45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner tonight and the food was great! The chef was able to accomadate my onion allergy and still provide a delicious meal. The waterside seating was very nice to to enjoy the breeze.

Thank HillRO
Beverly E, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review. It truly was a beautiful night on the canal. Our chefs will always do their best to accommodate your requests. Come back and join us again soon!

Reviewed March 16, 2018

My husband and I had a rather disappointing experience at this restaurant about 5 years ago, but decided to try it again for their lunch service. Very much improved! The restaurant dining room is very well appointed and makes for a pleasant room to have...More

Thank tapper54
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I will never go back to this restaurant. Arrived at 5:30 and asked to sit outside and we're told we had to dine indoors. We then watched over five tables stay open outside the entire time we were there. Obviously no real reservations for those...More

Thank Mara R
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We ate dinner here last night and the weather was perfect. Very nice to watch twilight fall over the canal, and enjoy an above average meal. The location of it is slightly awkward to find, but once you know where it is, you will probably...More

Thank Marilyn H
Beverly E, General Manager at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Fall is a beautiful time of year on the canal. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate your business. Have a nice day!

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Drove by on the way to my hotel and decided to give it a try. Wonderful ambience. Great food. Worth the trip!!

Thank Angie T
Reviewed July 26, 2017

I love the food, and after reading about the history and owner of this place, I cannot see my way to criticize anything having to do with the food. However, ambience is very important to me at the prices they charge, and it is in...More

1  Thank gnildarps
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The restaurant is very clean with a nice view of the water and the food is never disappointing always fresh. The menu has a nice choice but it is a little pricey.I would highly recommend.

Thank sherrirosenburgh
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Had 60 people -everyone told me they would never have a party there after what I experienced- they double booked the room- we had a DJ - the other party had a band. The manager asked our dj to keep it down while the other...More

3  Thank Anne-marie B
Beverly E, Owner at Aqua Vino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Hi Anne, thank you for bringing this to our attention. While we are glad that you enjoyed the food, we wish that your overall party was enjoyable. I will speak with all staff members working that day, as we always wish to provide the experience...More

Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We did not have reservations and it was not a problem. Food was great, portions were big staff was friendly.

Thank TechieGirl44
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July 8, 2015|
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Response from chdye89 | Reviewed this property |
Casual Dress (Jacket/NoTie) is more than enough. Many events there are even more casual. Enjoy this great place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Harbor Lock Rd E, Utica, NY 13502-2531
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-0116
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