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

gaspacho – GF DF
with jumbo lump crab meat – 6

asian 5-spice wings – GF DF
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, parmesan red skin mashed potatoes, spicy fried wonton, veal demi, truffle oil – 19

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
served over sweet corn lima bean succotash, country ham and saffron lemon aioli- 13

bento box – DF GF
blackened seared rare local tuna, 5-spice asian wings,red quinoa, real wasabi, brown rice blend, korean BBQ sauce – 21

crab and pineapple napoleon
lump blue crab, panko fried pineapple, pimento cheese, watermelon gastrique, mixed greens – 15

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

zuchini cakes – V
zucchini, parmesan, sweet corn, dill, cumin, panko bread crumbs, fresh spinach, roasted red pepper coulis, spicy fried wonton strips – 11

grilled rack of lamb -DF
3 lamb lollipops served with cast iron seared zucchini cake, roasted red pepper coulis, balsamic glaze- 18



big plates

roasted chicken breast – GF
roasted airline chicken breast served over asiago redskin mashed potatoes with cremini mushrooms, sweet corn lima bean succotash, baby carrots and rosemary jus – 21

sea and shore* – GF

Certified Angus Beef 10 oz NY strip, sautéed broccolini and baby carrots, parmesan redskin mash, veal demi and seasonal local seafood – market price

seared scallops – GF DF
large scallops with fresh spinach, cremini mushroom, red quinoa brown rice blend and Korean BBQ sauce- 28


aqua’s de-constructed caesar
artesan romaine heart, crouton, anchovy-kalamata olive tapenade, parmesan cheese, deviled egg and oven roasted tomato – 9

caprese salad – V GF
fresh mozzerella, baby heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, basil white balsamic vinaigrette – 9

add Certified Angus Beef petite filet 15, Certified Angus Beef  10oz NY strip 18, crab cake 9, local catch (market), shrimp 9, rare seared tuna 10, airline chicken breast 9, 3 scallops 16

sweet endings

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

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

dark chocolate tart
dark chocolate with rum caramel sauce, salted caramel ice cream – 7

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