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, summer greens – 6

shrimp and grits
caramelized red onion, grape tomatoes, cajun tasso cream, deep fried white grit cake – 6

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

asian 5-spice wings – GF
with Gochujang sauce – 7

white bean dip – V
pickled jalapeños, parmesan cheese, cilantro, and toasted flatbread or crudite – 5

small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet *
Certified Angus Beef filet, sun dried tomato, parmesan yukon gold mashed potatoes, crispy onion, truffle butter, port demi glace – 18

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
basil buttermilk dressing with marinated vegetable and white bean salad- 13

bento box – DF GF
sesame seared local tuna, 5-spice asian wings, “not” seaweed salad, real wasabi, pickled ginger, soy reduction, spicy peanut sauce – 19

crab and pineapple napoleon
lump blue crab, grilled pineapple, pimento cheese, kiwi-pineapple gastrique, summer greens – 14

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

vegetable gratin
roasted red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, fennel, feta cheese, kale pesto cream, crispy fried shallots, and balsamic glaze – 12


big plates

pork osso bucco – GF
braised lentils with asparagus, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and a mango-jalapeno salsa – 21

sea and shore* – GF

Certified Angus Beef 6oz filet, french beans sauteed in brown butter, smoked gouda yukon gold mashed potatoes, port demi glace, seasonal local seafood – market price

grilled rack of lamb*
double lamb chops served over a roasted zucchini, red pepper, and feta gratin with pistachio mint pesto- 28


aqua’s signature caesar
romaine heart, deviled egg with oven roasted tomato, anchovy and kalamata tapenade, garlic herb crouton, parmesan, cracked black peppercorn – 9

italian bread salad – V
summer greens, toasted pine nuts, slow roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, mandarian orange-white balsamic vinaigrette over grilled Italian bread – 9

add Certified Angus Beef petite filet 15, Certified Angus Beef  6oz sirloin 14, crab cake 9, local catch (market), shrimp 9, rare seared tuna 10

sweet endings

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

bananas foster
rum caramel sauce, NC salted caramel ice cream, fresh bananas – 9

s’mores tart
chocolate ganache, peanut butter chips and marshmallow blended in a graham cracker tart shell topped with a toasted marshmallow and served aside NC salted caramel ice cream with warm chocolate sauce – 9

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