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

medjool dates – GF
stuffed with herbed goat cheese, wrapped with lady edison country ham – 8

small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet *
Certified Angus Beef filet, Asiago 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, lardon, saffron lemon aioli- 15

seared rare tuna – DF GF
blackened seared rare local tuna, pickled marinated vegetables, white-balsamic ginger glaze – 17

local littleneck clams
caramelized onions, chorizo, mushrooms, white wine broth – 16

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

grilled rack of lamb – GF
3 lamb lollipops served with sugar snap peas, over roasted tomatoes, beech mushrooms, chevre-jalapeno cream sauce – 22


big plates

steak frites*

Certified Angus Beef grilled 8 oz flat iron steak, marinated tomato-feta salad, truffled black pepper frites – 32

paella baisse – GF DF
local fresh catch, U10 scallops, local clams, chorizo, saffron rice, bouillabaisse broth – 41


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 or flat iron 26, seared rare tuna 11, crab cake 9, local catch (market), shrimp 9, lamb lollipop (single) 6, 3-U10 scallops 17

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

flourless chocolate torte
chocolate sauce, warm amarena cherries in syrup, sliced almonds, vanilla bean ice cream – 9

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