I have been in this restaurant only twice, both times for lunch. Each time the food was spectacular!
Aqua's chef and owner, Mark McCrowe, was awarded a bronze medal in November at the St. John's Gold Medal Plates event. The accolade was well deserved, as anyone tasting Aqua's food in 2009 knows. I tasted "Aqua's oven roasted Cornish hen with maple cream and a salad of shaved Brussels sprouts, pancetta, raisins, and asiago. A helping of olive oil whipped potato was served on the side. This was a slightly more finessed version of the great comfort food dish of chicken and mashed potatoes. It was half a golden brown Cornish hen set on a pool of cream infused with maple syrup and roasting juices. Both went together perfectly."
I've been to Aqua twice..first visit was enjoyable, pork belly and cheddar mashed potatoes was delicious. Fish cakes and pickles were great! Second more recent birthday visit wasn't as good even though I was looking forward to trying some of the new menu items. The pork buns were disappointing..too oily/fatty. Fish tacos were good but again, felt they could have... more
We had a great night. The food was mostly from fresh local produce, and mostly a combination of seafood with a slight Asian twist. My salt and pepper crab was the best I have had, with grilled lime and a hint of chilli, and the salmon is hoisin sauce with wasabi mash was inspired. The dessert menu looked great also,... more
We chose this restaurant to celebrate the our son's recent engagement. Staff were professional and very friendly. My entree was slightly over cooked (requested medium rare and got medium+). Our server recognized the mistake immediately and offered to replace it plus gave me a complimentary glass of wine. I declined the offer of a second entree (due to time restraints)... more