950 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | Directions 3208230.205847 -81.380950
Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 3:30pm;Sun. 12:30am - 5pm
Neighborhoods: Palm Valley
My two cents – Restaurant positives include location, spacious eating tables, good wine selection, and very good waiter service.
The negatives include quality (salty and bitter) could not differentiate between the various fish served (all six people in our company ordered fish and all tasted the same).
Summary; this restaurant is overrated and overpriced.
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i travel for business and my wife enjoys joining me a lot of the time. we recently were in ponte vedra beach , florida ; a suburb on jacksonville. everyone we spoke with said you had to try aqua grill; it was the place that has been a local institution for years and the locals seemed very proud of this place. Wow they could not have been more right. i have to say we are so tired of the same old chain restaurants and boring menus with a staff that does not really care about the guest experience. at AQUA GRILL they care, the food is awesome, there are so many great dishes and we really could not decide what to get because so many dishes appealed to us. we like interesting preparations with fresh food that has great flavor. Bingo ! Aqua Grill has all of that and we really wish we had another here to go enjoy this great place again. we wish more cities had great local places like this. we can't wait to come back to Aqua Grill
What a GREAT PLACE! – Recently, we were visiting relatives in Jacksonville, FL and took them to dinner at the Aqua Grill in Ponte Vedra. We had previously heard from other friends that this restaurant was well worth the drive to Ponte Vedra to enjoy the cuisine. We were very impressed. The menu was fabulous and the food and wine selection were superb. At our table, the dinner selections included Grouper, Swordfish, NY Strip, and a Filet Mignon. The dinners were prepared exactly as ordered and were beyond delicious. Service was excellent. The restaurant management, Cary Paige and Cary Hart, inquired several times during the evening if we were pleased with our dinners and if there was anything else that they could do. Our only suggestion….open an Aqua Grill in South Florida. Looking forward to our next visit with our relatives and dinner at the Aqua Grill.
Brenda and Steve Weston
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
This place is Great – I was celebrating my 12 year anniversary so I decided to take my wife for a long weekend away.. We stayed at the Marriott in Sawgrass, not knowing the area well we ask a gentleman at the bell stand who park our car where to go, he recommended going to Aqua Grill. We got a second recommendation from a guest from the hotel who had eaten there the night before so we decided to give it a try and made reservations for 7PM. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and was told politely that it will be a few minutes for our table and if we like to go to the lounge to a have glass of wine or cocktail while we waited. The bartender was very outgoing and friendly, bar extremely busy but the energy was good and fun. About 10 minutes past until the hostess came and got us, they transfered our check to the table. We were greeted by a waitress name Alexandra, again very friendly and professional, it just seemed everyone working there ws happy. After going overt he menu Alexandra reccommended we get the Oyster Bienville and Seafood Chowder, as soon as I put the first bite in my mouth I knew this was going to be an awesome meal, the chowder was thick filled with shrimp and scallop and crab, wow . Oyster Bienville was three large oyster with a roasted vegetable and shrimp stuffing topped with hollandaise. That was great , however a little on small size, (only negative thing for the evening).
For our entree I had Rainbow Trout Gremolata and
my wife a Whole "Beeline" Snapper both were perfectly cooked and each special was unique and well presented. I can tell you they have some serious talent in their kitchen. Very impressive was the GM coming by our table to make sure everything was good, it was very genuine not a quick meet and greet like you see at some restaurants The kicker was the anniversary dessert plate they brought out for us wishing us a happy anniversary. Everything from food, service and atmosphere was top notch. This is a must restaurant if you are in the area. Thanks Aqua Grill for a great evening.
Twenty years of excellence – As a Ponte Vedra resident for 22 years, I have seen many restaurants come and go in this area. The oldest and most successful restaurant is Aqua Grill. I have watched the owners upgrade their decor, with the newest remodel just completed, and the food and ambiance just keep getting better every year.
I have never had a bad meal there, in fact, I barely recall a mediocre meal. Fish is something that not everyone can cook well, particularly at home, and the sauces at Aqua Grill are very unique. It's still offers the biggest selection of menu items for both lunch and dinner with prices that don't make you gasp.
The bar is cozy with satellite TVs and happy hour. Mostly we enjoy dining outside, lakeside, since there aren't many opportunities for waterfront dining left at the beach. If you haven't tried this place, you need to. It's so refreshing to see ownership and a staff that are truly committed to making the customer happy.
Mmmmmmm.... – I loved it!! Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!!!!
Great date place!!! Highly recomend!
Great experience, great value,friendly staff and owner. – We stopped in as we had been looking at restaurants for a rehersal dinner place in June. We were professionally treated,shown the room and given a contact. We decided to eat and try out the food. After eating the appitizers, we met Cary Hart,the owner who kept us up to date on the Boston-Yankee score. The entrees were large and excellent. We booked our party there and will be back in June. All of the staff were very friendly and were always quick with a pleasant smile. The wine selection is quite good from easy on the budget to some very high end ones. This is a large menu,lots of fish dishes and also some very unique dishes. The key lime pie is a must.
Our server Caroline has been there over 4 years, and she will be there to help us in June. The whole experience was very casual and pleasant. Will let you know how the rehearsal goes. By the way,the RedSox came back from behind and beat the Yankees !! Now we go back to Boston and know that our guest will be happy with our choice.
Well, we had our Rehersal dinner on June 1st with over 40 people and I must admit, It was wonderfull. Cary Paige made it so easy for us and had everything planned when we showed up. We had a great menu with 3 different entrees and wonderfull salads,appetizers and choice of desserts. Everything came out the way it should have and on time.The staff was as best as I have seen anywwhere and made us all feel relaxed and important. All of the guests commented on the quality and the quantity of the food. THank you all at Aqua Grill fro a wonderfull night. we will be back and if you ever want to see the Red Sox play on TV, they have all the channels. The bartender is from Kingston Mass, and she will help you root for the Sox ,no matter the crowd that is there. We will be back !!!
Unimpressed – I went to this restaurant after driving by many times and reading the reviews on Citysearch. Knowing the area, I had high hopes. However, I was not impressed. While the facility is large, and the service was good, the food was nothing more than I could have picked up at the grocery store and heated up on my own. My husband and I got different things, but had similar opinions. Decor inside was a bit "cheesy" and dated. I will give them credit for the warm bread and herbed butter they serve while you wait for your first course.
Always a favorite! – For the past 15 years, I've never tired of Aqua Grill. How do you get bored with excellence and consistency? I always leave there satisfying both my palate and my wallet. The staff is warm and friendly, and the patio seating by the lake is my favorite. It's nice that you can have a gourmet meal AND watch a flat screen TV with satellite in the bar (the cute bartenders don't hurt either). The main dining room ambiance provides a good date atmosphere.
Tourist – What a pleasure to come from NYC and find a great local restaurant in Ponte Vedra. The service was so friendly and attentive, and the food was beautifully presented and tasted unbelievably fresh. The fish melted in my mouth. I guess it's no surprise why they've been in business for 15 years. Can't wait to visit again!
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