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 – 8

peruvian hummus – GF V
house – made hummus, peruvian sweet peppers, parmigiano reggiano, fried pita chips, crudites – 6

tomato tart – V
oven roasted tomatoes with dill, extra sharp white cheddar, greens, basil pesto, strawberry balsamic – 6

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


small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet * – GF
Certified Angus Beef®  4 oz petite filet, yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, roasted mushroom veal demi glace – 25

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crabmeat, pickled fennel, arugula and tomato basil salad – 18

shrimp risotto
butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms, chevre, pine nuts, blackened grilled shrimp – 18

baked goat cheese
oven baked herbed goat cheese, orange marmalade, medjool dates, prosciutto, fried pita, grilled bread – 24

wagyu beef sliders
caramelized onion – bacon jam, teahive cheddar cheese, beer battered sidewinder fries, truffle ketchup – 15

vegetable gnocchi – V
pan roasted gnocchi with seasonal vegetables, roasted red pepper cream, greens and teahive cheddar – 15

grilled rack of lamb* – GF
grilled lamb lollipops, gorgonzola butter, forbidden rice, caramelized balsamic cipollini onions, peruvian peppers – 26

big plates

sea and shore* 
Certified Angus Beef® 4 oz petite filet with yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, butter braised baby carrots, roasted mushroom veal demi glace and local catch  – 42

pork porterhouse (limited) 
grilled 12 oz porterhouse pork chop, gnocchi, sweet peas, cippolini onions, pancetta in carbonara sauce with black summer truffle peelings – 37


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

italian bread salad – V
grilled italian bread, roasted tomatoes, pickled fennel, cipollini onions, arugula, gorgonzola cheese, pear vinaigrette – 9

add to any dish
Certified Angus Beef® petite filet 23, crab cake 16, local catch (market), shrimp 11, lamb lollipop (single) 9

sweet endings

aqua’s signature crème brulée – GF
huge madagascar vanilla bean crème brulée – 12

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 – 9

dessert sampler
enjoy a sample of the above three house made confections – 23