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AquaGrill suggestions

jb44 Apr 3, 2008 07:22 AM

I am going tonite and am very excited....

Any suggestions on Oysters....or main dishes?

thnaks in advance!

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    lovesfinethings RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 07:31 AM

    Is Aqua Grill the same Aqua down in the seaport?

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      jb44 RE: lovesfinethings Apr 3, 2008 07:56 AM

      6th ave/spring street

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        lovesfinethings RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 07:57 AM

        I have never been - been to Aqua on Peck Slip - not sure if the same. Sorry

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          DarthEater RE: lovesfinethings Apr 3, 2008 05:35 PM

          Absolutely not! Aquagrill is so much far better.

    2. steeltowngrl RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 08:17 AM

      The cod main is terrific.

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        mitchell25418 RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 08:31 AM

        Seriously, everything is awesome - The wait staff is a great resource - I tend to go with a special. I second the cod.

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          harrison RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 09:36 AM

          Tough to go wrong - everything is great. If a special appeals, grab it.

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            digsnola RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 10:35 AM

            They usually have a large selection of oysters to meet each palate. Talk to the server and describe your taste, according to texture, size, brine, etc.

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              MMRuth RE: digsnola Apr 3, 2008 10:37 AM

              I agree - my favorite thing to have there is the oysters. It's been awhile since I've been, but I recall finding the entrees less interesting, and the service somewhat brusque (though we noted that we had the same waitress three times in a row, coincidentally).

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                Lucia RE: digsnola Apr 3, 2008 11:13 AM

                This is what I did--server gave us a nice sampling.

              2. Corsica RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 10:44 AM

                I love this restaurant. I'd say definitely get the octopus salad, as well as the Kumamoto oysters if they have them. You can't go wrong with an assortment of oysters, everything there is extremely fresh. Also, don't leave without taking home some of their house-made chocolates. They're a bit on the pricey side but totally worth it.


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                  MMRuth RE: Corsica Apr 3, 2008 10:46 AM

                  Thanks for the chocolates tip - wasn't aware of that.

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                    jb44 RE: MMRuth Apr 3, 2008 01:04 PM

                    thanks all....
                    ill let you know what oysters - stuck out!

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                      kobetobiko RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 01:35 PM

                      You can also order the seafood tower!

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                      michele cindy RE: MMRuth Apr 4, 2008 04:21 AM

                      The last time I was there was early Fall. For some reason the fish I ordered was SUPER salty, so much so that I couldn't even eat it and had to send it back. I've been there a few times in before and always had an enjoyable meal. But the saving grace, of the 1 bad meal was the chocolate tasting platter.

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                    jdf RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 02:09 PM

                    Most everything has been covered. Oysters-choose your favorites or let them mix it up. Love the grilled octopus appetizer. The cod is very good, but I usually go with something off their specials list. Nice, reasonably priced wine selection. I like the Kingston family "Cariblanco" which is a sauvignon blanc for $35.

                    1. DarthEater RE: jb44 Apr 3, 2008 05:41 PM

                      During lunch and brunch, they serve a delicious rare tuna sandwich with avocados and pretty good fries for just $12. Such a deal to be dining in a such great space for that price. Even the omelets are delicious. Truthfully, I never had a bad dish here. Everything is fresh. I love the kumamoto oysters. Service was fine to me, I don't expect them to seduce me with their service as I expect from Jean Georges, but thats because the prices are worlds away. Food does come out slow at times though...

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                        kobetobiko RE: DarthEater Apr 3, 2008 06:53 PM

                        I agree on the omelettes. They are quite good and beat a lot of the places that are famous for brunches

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                          MMRuth RE: DarthEater Apr 4, 2008 02:54 AM

                          Now that you mention it - I've had that sandwich and it was very good.

                        2. il Trifulau RE: jb44 Apr 4, 2008 05:09 AM

                          East coast and west coast (Atlantic vs. Pacific) oysters are very different.
                          Figure out which ones you like and you'll enjoy ordering more of them.

                          1. financialdistrictresident RE: jb44 Apr 6, 2008 02:18 PM

                            How was it?

                            We went on Friday night.

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                              jb44 RE: financialdistrictresident Apr 7, 2008 07:47 AM

                              If was a great evening....of food. We order the the Seafood Plateau Royale
                              which had oysters, clams Lobster, Crab Claws and the periwinkles (i will take a pass on snails unless they have butter and garlic!)
                              The only complaint on of the evening was that they didn't give us a choice of oysters on the Seafood Plateau platter.....at that price you should. When i asked the server what type of oysters they were she didn't know. strange.

                              We got a side of soft truffled polenta in between course. For an entree I got the skate which was tasty...but I really wanted the Cod. Nice choc molten cake for dessert. Def a great place for a birthday celebration in the back room which faces the street!

                              The waitstaff was really professional/knowledable.
                              thanks for your suggestions, next time i will try the mussels soup!

                            2. jspear RE: jb44 Apr 23, 2008 05:52 AM

                              I am from far far away and I go to the grille every time I'm in town. The white salmon is spectacular and done many ways......

                              1. guttergourmet RE: jb44 Apr 23, 2008 12:02 PM


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