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“New Chef is superb!”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Woodbridge, Virginia
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106 reviews
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“New Chef is superb!”
Reviewed March 14, 2010

My husband and I ate here for our 16th Anniversary which, fortunate for us, coincided with their special Valentines' Day dinner. We were more than impressed with the new chef on staff. We both ordered different items on their 'course' special, allowing us to sample each delectable treat! From the succulent flavorful lamb to the butter soft filet we were THRILLED by this dining experience. Each salad, appetizer, and even the desert were comparable to any 5* restaurant I have visited. Kudos to Aqua for always living up to the 'true genius' we expect! I am looking forward to my next visit with lingering thoughts of such a suberb dinner.

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English first
Beaufort,NC
1 review
“Great food service and variety, fun pace”
Reviewed March 13, 2010

They have small plates which are great and fun to share, the menu also changes so you always are having new items to try.

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South Florida, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in Our Area”
Reviewed March 7, 2010

Great new chef outstanding dishes we came to love are replaced with new favorites beautiful wine selection the BEST wait staff in the area, most of them have been there for years and it shows. They know the menus, can answer questions and are some of the nicest people. The decor is sleek modernist design. We've never felt rushed through a meal. The tapas style allows us to order multiple plates and we always have time to savor them. Big plates are also available, and we've started to order those too. Sharing is permitted. Locally caught fish is a fixture on the menu, which is important not only to our areas economy but contributes to the dinning experience as well. The presentation of the food is nothing short of art. There is an off- season Wednesday night special, two for one. This restaurant always supplies my husband and I with a positive experience. They catered our wedding and we go to the restaurant every chance we get. This is our go- to for special occasions and with out- of- town guests. The new chef, Matt is very talented and we are looking forward to sampling more of his food!

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Staunton, VA
1 review
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“Excellent food and service at a reasonable price”
Reviewed March 3, 2010

We were in Beaufort for 2 nights recently and ate dinner at this restaurant both nights. That was how good it was. We were delighted with the atmosphere, service and delicious meals. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Raleigh, NC
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You must go!”
Reviewed November 6, 2009

It all started with a wonderful martini ! Great small plate foods so you can taste a few different things, a nice wine list and best of all great service. I was in Beaufort on business and was eating alone. I felt welcome and very much at home. I will be back with friends!

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