About Aqua Restaurant
Beaufort, NC 28516
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.
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 900pm Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Limited off site catering is available.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party / Banquet facilities available overlooking Taylor's Creek and the Beautiful Beaufort waterfront from the 3rd floor private dining room located in our sister restaurant Clawson's 1905 Restaurant & Pub. Seats up to 69
Private Party Contact:
Kim Kromka: 2527287777x
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Aqua Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely, a fantastic find, for us. O ...
Absolutely, a fantastic find, for us. Our new favorite restaurant in Eastern NC. Has a flare of a city restaurant, with the pricing of North Carolina. The wait staff never stopped moving. If you had to wait, for a minute, it was because they tend to every detail, for every diner. The noise level would seem high, but it truly wasn't. We were able to have a great conversation, without leaning in or raising our voices. The food, well! All was fantastic. I recommend everyone try this fantastic gem!
Aqua is hands-down our favorite restaura ...
Aqua is hands-down our favorite restaurant in the Eastern NC area. The food, service, and atmosphere are "big city" in nature (i.e. top notch) but the vibe is relaxed and welcoming. My absolute "go to" meal that is always on their rotating menu is the Petite Filet - the steak, mashed potatoes, reduction sauce, and truffle oil all come together in the most delicious meal you could enjoy! Aqua understands that quality is more important than quantity - you're not going to find some monster oversized plate of food that is just "ok" - instead, each meal is GREAT and leaves you feeling completely satisfied - especially since the prices are also very reasonable for what you get. Wine-O-Ramas every other Tuesday (with a few exceptions) should not be missed. Where else can you get four good-size sample pours for $10 for wine you can not find at the local grocery store?? Plus, you can buy the wine for insanely great prices! Kim, Lyndsey, and Chef Jayson make this place what it is - simply the best!
We understand that it was New Years Eve, ...
We understand that it was New Years Eve, but that is no excuse for poor service and under cooked food. Our server was very inexperianced and not friendly. It's unfortunate that our first visit to Aqua was also our last.
OMG- it is hard to chose what to highlig ...
OMG- it is hard to chose what to highlight! The corn chowder is outstanding, and although not a steakhouse - the filet is outstanding! The salad was bigger than I remember- so if you want to save room for the really unique items then skip the salad is my advice. The special bread pudding was amazing too. It was a great New Years Eve celebration.
This is a really special restaurant with ...
This is a really special restaurant with a special menu. Every item is excellent, the presentation is elegant, and the service is superb! It is a 50 minute drive for us, and we rarely leave our neighborhood when we eat out.
Great concept that has worked. But from ...
Great concept that has worked. But from an experienced palate perspective, let the star of a dish remain the star. Do not cover it with sweet sauces and mix too many ingredients that dilute rather than accentuate. Offer sauce on side.
Great location and outside dining on a small lane are hard to beat.
Overall total experience very, very grea ...
Overall total experience very, very great. Been before and will return. Food is always great. Very busy on the night the six of us went and yet the service didn't suffer. Employees, all hard working people. Chef and cooks seems to be behind, but the food was coming out of the fast and correctly prepared.
I took my husband here for his birthday. ...
I took my husband here for his birthday. Everything was so delicious and artfully presented. We ordered several small plates to share - I like the fact that they offer smaller plates for a lower price, so you can sample several different things instead of committing to one huge dinner. It was a completely lovely experience. I highly recommend Aqua.
This Tuesday was Wine-O-Rama night offer ...
This Tuesday was Wine-O-Rama night offering 4 tastings paired with dinner of French boutique wines with personal introductions to their characteristics given by Laure Levesque, the Queen of Wine, to each table. The tapas and small plates were absolutely delicious paired perfectly with the wines. Manager Kim and Cayla, our server, were very gracious and accommodating, which made us feel like family. Come to Aqua for a truly unique and enjoyable dining experience.
We were recommended to come there by peo ...
We were recommended to come there by people in Washington NC. We were very pleasantly surprised by the cuisine and atmosphere. Great value as well. Would recommend to anyone. On a negative note, my first option for supper was sold out but the alternative was great.
On the Crystal Coast, some restaurants c ...
On the Crystal Coast, some restaurants close after tourist season, some keep the same menu, and some get even more creative. Aqua is in the latter category. We have dined there a couple of times. When we went in mid November we went in mid November we found a creative menu and the restaurant filled with people enjoying themselves. We will be back!
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Aqua ...
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Aqua in the outdoor seating area. All the food was well prepared with nuanced and creative sauces and pairings. One of our group had the pork chops and raved that it was the best he has ever had. The server was attentive and professional. Aqua is an hour drive for us but well worth the trip.
We Love Aqua! The dishes are always deli ...
We Love Aqua! The dishes are always delicious and delectable. All the selections on the daily fares and menu are intriguing and delightfully seasonal. The waite staff are very friendly and accommodating. They work so hard! Our dishes were a little late getting to us, probably because of the simultaneous wave of all the orders. But, we sat outside on the veranda and enjoyed the cool night air and our wine. BTW, on Fridays All the bottles are 30% off! Definitely will repeat visiting here again.
Just all around excellent. Lovely space. ...
Just all around excellent. Lovely space. Service to match. I don't normally care about discounts but the night we went, bottles of wine were 33% off, which basically made them retail, so I got a bottle of Caymus Cab Sav for the table, which was perfectly pre-chilled and decanted at the table. Wonderful.
This restaurant just keeps getting bette ...
This restaurant just keeps getting better and better. While there are a number of good dining choices in Beaufort NC, this one always gets our top vote. The summer patio is charming, even if it's not on the water.
Hadn't been there for 7 or 8 years since ...
Hadn't been there for 7 or 8 years since the last time was not good. This time, the service was better but the server was new and a bit slow. The food was better than what I remembered from the last time we ate there.
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