Aqua Grille Sandwich...New Found respect!
Had a delightful lunch at Aqua Grille this weekend. Really surprised at the quality and diversity of the menu options and was not at all disappointed with the results. Same ownership at the Paddock, which is kind of old fashioned in it's approach, I was surprised to see such apps as Duck Wings and Ahi Tuna Carparchio. I had the Lobster Salad which was terrific. It's a full half pound of fresh and clean lobster meat on a lightly dressed salad of micro greens, Belguim endive, raddichio, hericote verts, and avacado. No Mayo!, but instead a light touch of a delicate creme fraiche to moisten the meat. Tons of lobster and a great value IMO at $23. My DW had the Thai wings small plate which came with asian slaw. Two cocktails and the bill came to a very reasonable $44 pre-tip.
The room is nice with a view of the canal and the rather industrial looking marina. Service was spotty but typical of our new model of foreign-born service here on Cape these day. Highly recommended.
14 Gallo Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563
Here's another positive lunch experience at Aqua Grill. Latish afternoon we sat by the window overlooking the harbor and were entertained by boats trying to dock in the wind.
My meal replicated the OP - tuna carpaccio and lobster salad. I loved both and took about half of the lobster salad home for a second meal. DC had lobster bisque which was very lobstery and rich. And he had a special flounder napoleon: the "napoleons" were fried flounder fillets and the filling was lobster mashed potatoes. It was divine.
We could have made a meal on the warm garlic bread and olive oil alone!
Service was really good (restaurant wasn't busy at all) and good wine by the glass choices. We will definitely to back.