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Totally tired of chains but unsure what might be a good lunch spot while traveling in the Buford area, we luckily happened up Aqua Terra and were in for a treat. Really nice service and food. After a variety of appetizers, bread and an entree, all three of us were thoroughly satisfied. Check it out if you get a chance!
drane watson via google.com - Sep 20, 2021
I absolutely enjoyed this place i will be back !
Sheneka Wellington via google.com - Sep 20, 2021
Fantastic little bistro in old Burford. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.
leslie kimbell via google.com - Sep 19, 2021
Liked it alot,drinks great,food delish!
susan curls via google.com - Sep 16, 2021
We love the food at Aqua Terra. We've been coming here for years and it's always delicious. The service is also excellent!! Tonight we had Lexi and she went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable. Best service!!
Kristin Rivera via google.com - Sep 14, 2021
Great food and service here. They went out of their way to accommodate our last-minute change from a group of 6 to 10. Food was all great. A tad pricey but an outstanding place...
Russ Anderton via google.com - Sep 14, 2021
We had a group of 10 eating dinner before a high school reunion. The food and drinks were very good. Our waitress Lexi was outstanding. She was attentive and gave us great service. She graciously gave us separate checks, which was much appreciated.
Heather Anderton via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
My reservation was for 6 people for a pre-high school reunion dinner. We had 4 extra people show up,
My reservation was for 6 people for a pre-high school reunion dinner. We had 4 extra people show up, and Lexi did a superb job of accommodating this last minute change. Without a hitch she handled a mixture of 1, 2 and 3-person checks at the end. Food was also great. Overall, our entire group was impressed.
Richard M. via yelp.com - Sep 12, 2021
Great dinner tonight for our anniversary! Lexi our server was awesome! The halibut and fried chicken
Great dinner tonight for our anniversary! Lexi our server was awesome! The halibut and fried chicken were our favorites! Thanks Lexi!!
Laura G. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2021
Enjoyed a delicious dinner here Sunday night. Made reservations ahead and was seated in a great boot
Enjoyed a delicious dinner here Sunday night. Made reservations ahead and was seated in a great booth lined area once we arrived. Nice wall pictures along every booth wall which gave a very intimate feel. Our servers name was Angel. Angel was very knowledgeable about the menu. He was very respectful and attentive he made a few stops ... read more
Tiana P. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2021
I have come here before, and today I came for a date night with my boyfriend and might I just say th
I have come here before, and today I came for a date night with my boyfriend and might I just say this was the best experience ever. Our waiter, Catie was absolutely fabulous and so respectful definitely will recommend having her again. She was on top of everything and so polite and informative. The food was to die for and everything ... read more
Bethany S. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2021
Hands down the best Date Night restaurant! My husband and I celebrate every special occasion here! The seared scallops never disappoint.
Angela Rogers via google.com - Sep 4, 2021
Lexi was great! My wife and I had an amazing dinner and will definitely be back.
Alexandre Lavrios via google.com - Sep 2, 2021
I went to Aqua Terra for a Girls Night Out dinner and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. We sampled several items and enjoyed them all! Lexi, our server, was a delight! She was attentive and fun, enhancing the entire experience.
Michelle Taliaferro via google.com - Sep 2, 2021
Came here for lunch yesterday to celebrate a friend's birthday. Everyone had a wonderful meal and Catie made our dining experience the best! She went out of her way to accommodate our requests. Highly recommend the creme brulee for dessert!
Nan Metz via google.com - Sep 2, 2021
Our party of 6 had a wonderful lunch here. Our server, Catie, was FANTASTIC!! She was so pleasant, s
Our party of 6 had a wonderful lunch here. Our server, Catie, was FANTASTIC!! She was so pleasant, so helpful and so attentive to our needs. I highly recommend Aqua Terra and again, Catie was the best ... read more
Jan W. via yelp.com - Sep 2, 2021
It was my wife and I first time here. Our server Catie was very friendly and the service was phenomenal. The food came out fast and they tasted amazing. We would definitely return ... read more
Tony Le via google.com - Sep 1, 2021
As always, the French Country Salad was fantastic. It was our first time trying the Salmon BLT and we weren't disappointed. We were so glad we saved some room for the Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bar. Beautifully presented and absolutely scrumptious. The employees were great... our heartfelt compliments to Ivy, our server, who was excep ... read more
Vicki F. via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
The food is fabulous and service is excellent. Our server, Evan, was very attentive and had great
The food is fabulous and service is excellent. Our server, Evan, was very attentive and had great recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Lori Branson via facebook.com - Aug 29, 2021
Lovely, Quaint, Excellent service and Food.
Lorena Gomez Ambriz via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
catie is good and fun and cool love her lol ... read more
Audrey Bennett via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
Catie is awesome!!! Great service and food :) STAN CATIE ... read more
Rachael Bryson via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
Amazing food!! loved my steak!!
Christy Engel via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
Great food and great service!
Great food and great service!
Jackie Martin via facebook.com - Aug 28, 2021
Lexi was a great and attentive server who made us feel right at home! We absolutely loved all of her recommendations! 10/10! -Nate & Rach ... read more
nmckeeve via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
A great date place. Good for special occasions, casual and delicious, AquaTerra has been serving us for 20 years!
Scott Orangio via google.com - Aug 28, 2021
I had such a great time eating here! The food was amazing and Catie was such a fun server! Shoutout
I had such a great time eating here! The food was amazing and Catie was such a fun server! Shoutout to the hostess Taylor also, she was so nice and listened to our requests!
Grayson G. via yelp.com - Aug 28, 2021
They don’t have a very large menu here, but what they do they do very well. The filet mignon in the
They don’t have a very large menu here, but what they do they do very well. The filet mignon in the espagnole sauce was melt-in-your mouth delicious. My father-in-law said it was the best steak he has ever had in his life. I loved the bacon-wrapped dates appetizer and everyone in my family ordered a different dessert and moaned while ... read more
vampiretravels via tripadvisor.com - Aug 28, 2021
This is one of my favorite local hangouts for a casual evening of fine food. I enjoy the friendly, cozy environment. Miriam was our waitress on Friday and she was excellent. It is great to see staff smiling again! I'm not sure if they have the downstairs rooms open yet, but they have rooms for large 10+ parties if you call a coup ... read more
Brad Anderson via google.com - Aug 22, 2021
Thank you for the incredible food, service and spirits! Always a five star experience! See you ag
Thank you for the incredible food, service and spirits! Always a five star experience! See you again soon!
Miranda Coley Martin via facebook.com - Aug 22, 2021
We celebrated our anniversary our waitress was Catie she was so good!! Food was amazing!! Will be b
We celebrated our anniversary our waitress was Catie she was so good!! Food was amazing!! Will be back!!
Carole Woods Downey via facebook.com - Aug 21, 2021
The best! I can't wait to go back. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Great selection of wine and drinks. So many choices on the menu. Hands down my new favorite restaurant.
Adrienne Brimer via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
Our server Jennie got the short straw and had a bunch of babbling old ladies 🤗 She was wonderful and so efficient. Thank you Jennie, Jenny, Jenni?!!! We appreciate you!!
Christi Farrell via google.com - Aug 19, 2021
One of the finest meals we’ve had in a long time. We are visiting in the area and aqua terra was recommended to us. I had the scallops that were excellent. But even better than the scallops was the pasta bed it was on. But even better than the food was our server, Catie. Really one of the best we have come across in such a long ... read more
Hugh Harby via google.com - Aug 17, 2021
Our server Catie was so helpful. She gave us lots of info about both the restaurant and community. I
Our server Catie was so helpful. She gave us lots of info about both the restaurant and community. It was our first visit to Buford and Aqua Terra. Our meal and service were both fabulous!!!!
Cindy H. via yelp.com - Aug 16, 2021
Service was really good. Manager and bartender waited on us. Notified us of a delay in food, food was great. Lindsay and Nick were great bartenders. Will be back for sure!
Hollie Ansley via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
Delicious! Ask about ghost sightings in the basement!
Peter Dechadenedes via google.com - Aug 14, 2021
We loved this place! The food was excellent and so was the service!
Damaris Martinez via google.com - Aug 13, 2021
Went last night for a friends birthday and loved this place. Nice small downtown vibe. Beverage selection is excellent and the Halibut dish I had was great. They were made aware of a specific allergy I have and made sure the dishes served to me specifically were ok for me to consume. Absolutely must visit and great place to take a da ... read more
Derek Millholland via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
I visited Aqua Terra for the first time a few days ago and let me just say five stars all across the
I visited Aqua Terra for the first time a few days ago and let me just say five stars all across the board. Our server Angel was superb! He was very knowledgeable on the menu and answered any questions we had, chelsea also stopped by our table a few times to make sure everything we had everything we needed. Thanks to these two I will ... read more
Anai H. via yelp.com - Aug 10, 2021
Upscale, great food, and excellent service. Servers Catie and Miriam are the best!
Upscale, great food, and excellent service. Servers Catie and Miriam are the best!
Barbara Wellington via facebook.com - Aug 9, 2021
Delicious!
Dana Howell via google.com - Aug 9, 2021
Aqua Terra always has amazing food. Everything on the menu is delicious. The service is also fantastic. Catie is incredible. Super friendly, professional, and attentive. It made our night! 10/10 if you are in the area you Have To try this restaurant.
Kelly Commander via google.com - Aug 9, 2021
Love the scallops. Nice atmosphere for a romantic date night. Good wine selection. Service is great.
Love the scallops. Nice atmosphere for a romantic date night. Good wine selection. Service is great.
Luna P. via yelp.com - Aug 9, 2021
All the food is delicious! Especially the service from service Jenni was espectacular!
All the food is delicious! Especially the service from service Jenni was espectacular!
Maria Hernandez via facebook.com - Aug 8, 2021
I really enjoyed my time there. I was skeptical about bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese, but...great! The bread and what they serve with it was a wonderful combination. Downers, the Caesar salad was notbeven as good as what I get in a pre-packaged salad kit at the grocery store that has shaved parmesan and better croutons. Th ... read more
C.J.B. via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Amazing! Loved the calamari, bread and spread, fried chicken and sweet corn, Mac & cheese, shrimp an
Amazing! Loved the calamari, bread and spread, fried chicken and sweet corn, Mac & cheese, shrimp and grits, fries, craft cocktail etc. Service was great, we had a number of people check to make sure we enjoyed the food. They have done a good job with the design and atmosphere as well. Great location in charming Buford. We would defi ... read more
Stacy D. via yelp.com - Aug 6, 2021
Good ... read more
juan camilo ramirez montoya via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
Ours meals were great. Fish flakey. Pasta perfect. Thank you, Lexi, for such fantastic service. We e
Ours meals were great. Fish flakey. Pasta perfect. Thank you, Lexi, for such fantastic service. We enjoyed everything and will be back ... read more
KarenSyts via tripadvisor.com - Aug 1, 2021
Great ambiance and service. I would highly suggest to have at least one vegetarian entrée in the menu. However, I did enjoy plenty of sides and small plates.
Kash Iq via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
Aqua Terra is one of our go-to to places. The ambience is very inviting. Old Town Buford with exposed brick walls, beautiful murals and out of this world food. Their small plates are really good and we particularly enjoy the bacon wrapped dates. The ahi tuna is also really good. The French country salad is amazing. The right amount ... read more
Jeremy Grecco via google.com - Jul 28, 2021
The halibut is extraordinary!
Kasey LaPointe via google.com - Jul 27, 2021
I didn't eat there but my daughter and her husband were there celebrating a birthday. I called the r
I didn't eat there but my daughter and her husband were there celebrating a birthday. I called the restaurant the day before to arrange payment as I wanted to suprise them by paying for their dinner. I spoke with a very nice hostess who took my information and assured me it would not be a problem to have the billed put on my credit c ... read more
Keith F. via yelp.com - Jul 26, 2021
Jenny did an awesome job as our server! ❤️👌🏽 Thank you Aqua Terra
Jenny did an awesome job as our server! ❤️👌🏽 Thank you Aqua Terra ... read more
Stacy Sutton via facebook.com - Jul 25, 2021
We had a large party for a private celebration and they were wonderful! I think EVERYONE said their food was fantastic. Great atmosphere and service!
Grant Lovern via google.com - Jul 25, 2021
Excellent job tonight for our Son’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner!!! Top Level Service, Food and Atmosph
Excellent job tonight for our Son’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner!!! Top Level Service, Food and Atmosphere! Thank you for being such a great memory and experience!
Dave Farrell via facebook.com - Jul 24, 2021
My wife and I were looking to try something new and looked this place up. We made a last minute same
My wife and I were looking to try something new and looked this place up. We made a last minute same day reservation on resy. We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink (they were busy but slow to take care of us or even acknowledge we were there or close out our tab). Once our table was ready we got seated. We had a great dinne ... read more
Marc W. via yelp.com - Jul 24, 2021
We were traveling to Lake Lanier Islands Resort and stopped off for dinner at Aqua Terra Bistro! So
We were traveling to Lake Lanier Islands Resort and stopped off for dinner at Aqua Terra Bistro! So glad we did! Such a cute downtown area with cute boutique’s and several places to eat. It was Friday night and didn’t have reservations so we were able to grab a seat at the bar. Lauren was our waitress and she was phenomenal! Friendly ... read more
rolltider35 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 23, 2021
Had a chance to get out last minute with my husband mid-week. That's a great time to visit Aqua Terr
Had a chance to get out last minute with my husband mid-week. That's a great time to visit Aqua Terra because on the weekends they can get slammed, but if you go on the weekend just make a reservation so no worries! Had our usual great meal, I had the always fab scallops and he had the halibut. Both cooked to perfection, oh and the d ... read more
southernlady60 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2021
This place is a Buford favorite! Great food and better service! Looking forward to my next visit! Th
This place is a Buford favorite! Great food and better service! Looking forward to my next visit! This sandwich that I posted was phenomenal! Would definitely recommend to everyone!
Sarah M. via yelp.com - Jul 22, 2021
Excellent service as expected from fine dining. The food was also good. I found my rib eye to be undercooked and hard to cut. I ordered it medium. I’ll try them again. I would say 4.5 stars for this visit.
Scott Wood via google.com - Jul 20, 2021
Wonderful as always ... read more
Jordan Rice via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Nice atmosphere. Very good service. Food was good. Had grits n shrimp.
Joseph Koval via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Amazing!! Took my boyfriend for his birthday. Great dinner yet again. The only reason I'm giving 4 s
Amazing!! Took my boyfriend for his birthday. Great dinner yet again. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is bc the service took forever! It was a Sunday and they were packed so we just went with it and didn't fuss. Also, the ac must've been on the fritz because it was HOT in there. We asked about it twice and we're told they would fi ... read more
Karli T. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2021
Amazing service at the bar this evening. Great drink selection and delivery. Solid food presentation. Good flavor, reasonable portions and value priced. We had seafood fondue, ahi tuna bites, chicken fried chicken, halibut and the great bread they serve.
Julz Elmore via google.com - Jul 17, 2021
Second time here and it was just as great as the first. Food was delicious and server was very atten
Second time here and it was just as great as the first. Food was delicious and server was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will frequent again soon. Thanks Catie for amazing service!!
Jessica W. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2021
Amazing food and service to match! Thank you Adam for the wonderful service! Delicious food! Highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the Ribeye. Oh yea, and the risotto is legit ... read more
M H via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
Everything we ordered for our party of 5 was terrific. Fish, Filet, chicken and salad. Appetizers and creme Brule were fantastic.
Brad Edelman via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
I was told it was haunted. Did not see any ghosts. The food was good. Still want to see ghosts though.
William Tyson via google.com - Jul 15, 2021
I proposed to my fiance here, and they made the entire experience magical! From the food to the service, it was all exceptional. Highly recommended!
Rockne “Rocky” Oliver via google.com - Jul 14, 2021
We celebrated our 52nd anniversary with lunch at Aqua Terra on June 14, 2021. The food and service were exceptional! Our waitress, Catie, gave us special attention and arranged for our dessert to be decorated with "Happy Anniversary." I had the scallops, and they were delicious, and my husband had the fish and chips--also wonderful! ... read more
Karen Bates via google.com - Jul 12, 2021
I love this place. Been there multiple times. The only skepticism I have is the scallops have seen to become very skimpy on the full order. But the food is just fantastic.
Adam Alred via google.com - Jul 12, 2021
First bit of advice ... make a reservation! We went on a Monday and I didn't even think about needin
First bit of advice ... make a reservation! We went on a Monday and I didn't even think about needing a reservation. We opted to eat at the bar which was a little hectic for enjoying dinner. I ordered the beet salad which was excellent. Nice size salad and the basil vinaigrette was outstanding! I ordered the crab cake and so did one ... read more
Amy P. via yelp.com - Jul 12, 2021
My husband and I celebrated with lunch on our 52nd wedding anniversary June 14, 2021. Everything was
My husband and I celebrated with lunch on our 52nd wedding anniversary June 14, 2021. Everything was superb. I loved the scallops (wish there were more than two in the dish), and my husband had the fish and chips--excellent. Our waitress, Catie, was very attentive and even had the kitchen staff write "Happy Anniversary" on our creme ... read more
Karen B. via yelp.com - Jul 12, 2021
We were there to celebrate our anniversary - food and service were wonderful!! Try the blueberry cheesecake for dessert - you won't be sorry.
lori schoeck via google.com - Jul 11, 2021
Our food was wonderful. Scallops, pasta, French country salad and the bruschetta that was served w
Our food was wonderful. Scallops, pasta, French country salad and the bruschetta that was served w the bread was fabulous! We bought the bruschetta dressing to take home. Chocolate cake for dessert was a great choice as well. Lots of meal choices, wonderful service. 5 stars! @[1550419238:2048:Felicia Smith Self] @[1438413049:2048:Ash ... read more
Cathy Crossett Edwards via facebook.com - Jul 11, 2021
I had a wonderful time! I went in with a business group for a celebration dinner, and we all had a grand experience. Our waitress Catie was attentive and most importantly good humored, and the food was to die for. A surprisingly amazing appetizer was the bacon wrapped dates, truly incredible. I personally had the halibut, which blew ... read more
Astroboy via google.com - Jul 10, 2021
I will definitely be returning thanks to Evan’s incredible bar service! He has a great sense of humor that made my experience all the more enjoyable. Looks like this will be my new bar spot.
Katherine Torres via google.com - Jul 9, 2021
What a nice surprise~~!! Glad to find this one on Yelp! We were looking for a nice anniversary dinne
What a nice surprise~~!! Glad to find this one on Yelp! We were looking for a nice anniversary dinner place but didn't want to drive far. Very surprised with the quality and tastes of dishes. Servers were sweet n very helpful deciding menu n drinks. Will definitely go back n try different dishes n bring family and friends!!
Haejin B. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2021
We went to Aqua Terra last night for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Our server, Nam, was very attentive and answered all of our questions. The food was amazing. This was our first time here and we plan on coming back!
Sara Roberts via google.com - Jul 6, 2021
Wow...would give this restaurant 10 stars. Staying nearby and trusted Yelp to find a great place to
Wow...would give this restaurant 10 stars. Staying nearby and trusted Yelp to find a great place to eat. The food was top notch...I had the fried chicken (A+) and my wife had the half order of seared scallops (A+)...even the half portions are huge...top quality. The atmosphere is awesome and the service (Brandy I think) was awesome a ... read more
Keith G. via yelp.com - Jul 5, 2021
This is a high end bar with craft cocktails that are excellent. The Seafood Fondue is a must try. Th
This is a high end bar with craft cocktails that are excellent. The Seafood Fondue is a must try. The staff is also very attentive and professional.
DebMargarita via tripadvisor.com - Jul 3, 2021
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