Our Menu


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.




bacon wrapped jalapeno – GF
pimento cheese, crispy bacon, greens, strawberry balsamic – 6

shrimp and grits – GF
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake – 9

gazpacho – GF DF
watermelon, heirloom tomato, jalapeno, lump crab meat – 8

artichoke hearts – DF V
panko fried, preserved limon aioli, parmesan, honey-dijon glaze- 6

duck wings – GF DF
duck drumettes with asian five spice rub, gochujang sauce, napa cabbage slaw – 10

stuffed grape leaves – GF V
white rice, tzatziki, sweet pea mint puree – 6

small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet * – GF
wagyu beef tenderloin, yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, veal demi sauce – 26

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crabmeat, brown rice, sweet corn, poblano peppers, edamame, dijon honey glaze – 18

ask your server about Chef Jayson’s vegetarian / vegan option of the day – market price

blackened shrimp
orzo, red onion, lentils, bell pepper, broccoli, feta, arugula, mango chutney – 19

grilled rack of lamb* – GF
grilled lamb chops, artichokes, local mushrooms, Peruvian peppers, edamame pesto – 27

naan bread tacos
fresh local blackened tuna, sous vide pork belly, arugula, gochujang, thai-chili-lemon aioli, sesame, cucumber- 16


big plates

sea and shore* 
wagyu beef petite filet with yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, roasted sweet corn-edamame vegetables, local mushrooms veal Demi and choice of :local catch – 43, aqua crab cake – 38, grilled shrimp – 36

pork porterhouse (limited) 
grilled 12 oz porterhouse chop, gnocchi, Peruvian peppers, cipollini onions, pancetta in carbonara sauce with black summer truffle peelings – 38

beef short rib* 
slow braised angus beef short rib, Fishtowne Brew House Black Cat Milk Stout, confit yellow tomatoes, local mushrooms, sweet peas, chèvre, risotto and veal Demi  – 43


caesar– V
romaine heart, croutons, olive – anchovy tapenade, parmigiano reggiano, deviled egg – 10

arugula salad – V
goat cheese, marinated cipolini onions, Peruvian peppers, toasted almonds, blueberry vinaigrette – 9

add to any dish
wagyu petite filet 24, crab cake 16, local catch (market), shrimp 12, lamb lollipop (single) 9

sweet endings

aqua’s signature crème brulée – GF
huge madagascar vanilla bean crème brulée – 13

chocolate torte – GF  V  DF
dark chocolate torte, toasted almonds, blackberry – orange coulis – 9

bananas foster – GF
plantains with a house – made rum caramel sauce over brown butter cake with french vanilla ice cream – 10

dessert sampler
enjoy a sample of the above three house made confections – 25