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.




gazpacho – V DF
watermelon-jalapeno gazpacho with NC lump crab- 6

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

hummus – V DF
roasted beet hummus with cucumber and baked lavish- 5

spring roll – V DF
vegetable spring roll in a rice paper wrapper with fresh basil, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, brown rice, ginger glaze, peanut sauce- 6

anaheim pepper 
stuffed mild chili pepper, teahive cheddar, serrano ham, ginger balsamic glaze- 9

small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet * – GF
Certified Angus Beef filet, white cheddar red skin mashed potatoes, veal demi, truffle oil – 21

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crabmeat, Peruvian pepper remoulade, sweet corn succotash- 15

three naan bread tacos featuring seared rare tuna, pork belly and grilled shrimp- 17

grilled pork tenderloin– GF
butchers block pork tenderloin, feta-cilantro creamed corn, spinach, balsamic glaze – 16

vegetable lasagna- V GF
zucchini, mushrooms, fire roasted red peppers, spinach, two cheeses, Thai-chili oil- 13

grilled rack of lamb – GF
grilled lamb chops, pan roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, and harissa aioli – 23

shrimp and country ham pasta
large tail-on shrimp, dry cured ham, bucatini pasta, asparagus, red onion, roasted tomatoes, teahive cheddar cream sauce- 16



big plates

sea and shore*– GF

Certified Angus Beef 6 oz petite filet with veal demi,  local catch, white cheddar red skin mashed potatoes, asparagus, cremini mushrooms  – 39

airline chicken breast
NC Joyce Farms airline chicken breast with truffled brown rice grilled asparagus, mango-tequila salsa – 28


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

arugula baby spinach – V GF
fresh cucumbers, mango, avocado, oven roasted tomato, toasted almonds, green goddess or prickely pear vinaigrette – 9

add Certified Angus Beef petite filet 15, seared rare tuna 12, crab cake 10, local catch (market), shrimp 9, lamb chop 7, pork tenderloin 10

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 vanilla bean ice cream – 9

chocolate terrine
dark chocolate, warm amarena cherries, vanilla bean whipped cream – 9

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