Flavor comes first at Aqua. We are proud to source many of our ingredients from premium local and regional producers. Our menu includes gluten and dairy free items, as well as vegetarian and vegan items. Substitutions are available as well for those with dietary concerns. Menu is subject to change.




tomato tart – V
grape tomato, Cabot sharp white cheddar, balsamic glaze, dill, mixed greens – 5

shrimp and grits
caramelized red onion, grape tomatoes, cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake – 7

roasted sweet corn chowder – GF
with crispy NC pork belly and NC lump crab meat – cup 6 bowl 9

wontons – V
herbed goat cheese stuffed, crispy fried wontons, whole grain dijon aioli – 5

small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet *
Certified Angus Beef filet, gouda red skin mashed potatoes, spicy fried wonton, veal demi, truffle oil – 19

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crab cake served over sweet corn lima bean succotash, country ham and saffron lemon aioli- 15

seared rare tuna – DF GF
blackened seared rare local tuna, pickled marinated vegetables, Korean BBQ vinaigrette – 17

fried oysters
monterey jack jalapeno corn bread, BBQ vinaigrette – 16

shrimp and country ham pasta
crispy North Carolina country ham, green peas, oven roasted tomato, red onion, parmesan, cream, shell pasta – 16

stuffed mushrooms – V GF
fresh root vegetables, garlic, parmesan, herbs, roasted red pepper coulis – 12

grilled rack of lamb -DF GF
3 lamb lollipops served with pan roasted broccolini, baby carrots, tomatoes, balsamic glaze – 21


big plates

sea and shore* – GF

Certified Angus Beef petite filet, sautéed broccolini and baby carrots, gouda redskin mash, red pepper coulis and seasonal local seafood – market price

venison osso bucco – GF
gouda mashed potatoes, zucchini, parsnips, roasted tomatoes, lingonberry demi glace – 28


chopped romaine heart, crouton, white marinated anchovies, olives, parmesan cheese, deviled egg – 9

italian bread salad – V
toasted italian bread, fresh mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, mixed greens, caramelized onion & apple vinaigrette – 9

add Certified Angus Beef petite filet 15, seared rare tuna 11, crab cake 9, local catch (market), shrimp 9, lamb lollipop (single) 6, fried oysters 11

sweet endings

aqua’s signature crème brulée – GF
huge Madagascar vanilla bean crème brulée – 11

bananas foster – GF
fresh bananas & rum caramel sauce flambed table-side, served with NC salted caramel ice cream – 9

black magic
chocolate cake, strawberry gelato, chocolate sauce, blood orange puree – 8

dessert sampler
enjoy a sample of all three of our house made confections- 19