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“Lovely place”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available presented with a creative touch. Aqua’s small plates offer you an exciting array of tastes in ‘just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great tapas/small plates, atmosphere, and staff! We started with the tomato pie which was perfect...we also had the red snapper special, crab cakes, and shrimp with lentils. Perfect amount for 2! All delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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Buffalo Junction, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food, good recommendations from waitress”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We tried shared small plates to get a variety. Our favorite was the shrimp with Lentils. Also had the catch of the day, it was a very small portion but tasty, and the deconstructed crab. The crab was extremely rich but very tasty.

Visited July 2014
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Thank John_A_NC
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Northern Va
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Again this place doesn't disappoint"”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

WE went here last year for our anniversary and it was so good we came back again and it was still really good.
We started with some salads and the presentation for the Caesar salad was really nice. They offer small plates for about $12.00-15.00 our experience is to get 2- 3 and share and that is plenty. We got Crab Rangoon, and Fried Green Tomatoes and split them and that is more than enough but we wanted to save room for dessert. I had chocolate expresso cake and Mark had creme Broulee.
We each had a glass of Australian Chardonnay to start off .
Service was very good and the atmosphere was great. We decided to sit inside in the AC but they do have outdoor seating available.
There was a family with kids sitting next to us but I wouldn't take kids here its a little pricey for children and it was mostly couples having a nice dinner.
They are not open for lunch. I wish they were.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Nevilledog
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Creative Menu and Kim Keep Us Coming Back!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I admit it - we're suckers for warm and professional service that accompanies a creative and interesting menu. Aqua, you keep attracting us like moths to the flame! With our favorite hostess Kim and favorite server Lyndsey, plus the usual cast of behind the scenes sous chefs, bartenders, and other excellent support staff, Aqua is an example of how a small town restaurant can compete with the big boys at not only reasonable prices, but also, exquisite offerings! I've enjoyed the cioppino on the new menu several times, as well as the both the grilled pork and petite filet. We frequent the bi-weekly wine tastings because we get the best of both worlds: new wines and new dishes! If you live anywhere close to Beaufort or happen to be passing through, do yourself a favor and drop in for dinner. You may not be a local, but they'll treat you like one, with lots of smiles, wonderful service, and a lovely dining experience! Thank, Aqua, again and again!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank winemac
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New Bern, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere, great service!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the third time I have eaten at Aqua, two of those times for our anniversary. It is a special place - a place to go and just enjoy the flavor of food. That is why my wife and I drive about an hour from New Bern to Beaufort for this special restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation, parking can be hard to find. Don't be in a hurry, just enjoy the experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank gdavis3
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