Aqua Terra

★★★★☆
  • 55 E Main St

    Buford, GA 30518

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  • 770-271-3000

About Aqua Terra

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Food

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What has happened at Aqua Terra??? When they first opened, we were regulars and just loved the place! After a while, we went less because they NEVER changed the menu (still haven't, after how many years?). It was still good, dependable

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What has happened at Aqua Terra??? When they first opened, we were regulars and just loved the place! After a while, we went less because they NEVER changed the menu (still haven't, after how many years?). It was still good, dependable

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Date night for the hubby and I. Friend of mine now working at a salon in downtown Buford recommended Aqua Terra.
- close
- great atmosphere
- friendly staff
- yummy, comfort food with a twist
- good portions (important to RONLEE)
- amazing Martini (important to me)
We cannot wait to go back!

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★★★★☆

Date night for the hubby and I. Friend of mine now working at a salon in downtown Buford recommended Aqua Terra.
- close
- great atmosphere
- friendly staff
- yummy, comfort food with a twist
- good portions (important to RONLEE)
- amazing Martini (important to me)
We cannot wait to go back!

Pros: delicious

Cons: lived here 10 years, didnt know it existed

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Aqua Terra is a great place to go for a nice dinner date. They atmosphere is so great and the food is delicious!! They also have a wonderful wine selection! Although the prices are high, the service is great and the overall experience has always been wonderful for me. I would recommend trying it!

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★★★★☆

Aqua Terra is a great place to go for a nice dinner date. They atmosphere is so great and the food is delicious!! They also have a wonderful wine selection! Although the prices are high, the service is great and the overall experience has always been wonderful for me. I would recommend trying it!

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This is a great restaurant in downtown Buford, in a charming renovated building on the main street. It has an upstairs and downstairs dining room, with lovely exposed brick walls, and a nice, modern vibe. The food is excellent - from the bread dip to the main entrees (where I haven't had a miss yet) to the desserts and yummy cocktails. This is a great choice for a romantic evening out, or when you want to take guests to something that's not a chain. We go back as often as having two small children allows!

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★★★★☆

This is a great restaurant in downtown Buford, in a charming renovated building on the main street. It has an upstairs and downstairs dining room, with lovely exposed brick walls, and a nice, modern vibe. The food is excellent - from the bread dip to the main entrees (where I haven't had a miss yet) to the desserts and yummy cocktails. This is a great choice for a romantic evening out, or when you want to take guests to something that's not a chain. We go back as often as having two small children allows!

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i travel to GA roughly twice a year and always seem to end up happily dining at aqua terra. it's a charming destination whose american bistro cuisine is consistently good...maybe even a little too consistent. it would be nice to see some updates to the menu, perhaps more seasonally inspired? i think they would do well to offer and tell the story of locally grown/farmed foods as well. the service can be spotty and has in the past has been amateurish bordering on rude/obnoxious. like the menu, the servers at aqua terra should be dependable, attentive and without pretense. phrases like "...not a problem!", "is there anything else i can get ya?" and "my husband's at home with my kid" need not be expressed.

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★★★☆☆

i travel to GA roughly twice a year and always seem to end up happily dining at aqua terra. it's a charming destination whose american bistro cuisine is consistently good...maybe even a little too consistent. it would be nice to see some updates to the menu, perhaps more seasonally inspired? i think they would do well to offer and tell the story of locally grown/farmed foods as well. the service can be spotty and has in the past has been amateurish bordering on rude/obnoxious. like the menu, the servers at aqua terra should be dependable, attentive and without pretense. phrases like "...not a problem!", "is there anything else i can get ya?" and "my husband's at home with my kid" need not be expressed.

Pros: consistently good american bistro

Cons: amateur waitstaff and service

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The food is delicious. The ambiance is energetic. Great for a date night or a group gathering. You will have to wait to eat here on the weekends, but it is well worth it!

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★★★★★

The food is delicious. The ambiance is energetic. Great for a date night or a group gathering. You will have to wait to eat here on the weekends, but it is well worth it!

Pros: Great food and ambiance

Cons: Long wait on friday and Saturday nights

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Aqua Terra is a great restaurant in downtown Buford. They offer complimentary bread and a homemade bread dip that is to die for! We really like the atmosphere and it is relaxed enough to go casual or to dress up for a date night. They also have a great drink selection. They're a little pricey, but it's well worth it.

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★★★★☆

Aqua Terra is a great restaurant in downtown Buford. They offer complimentary bread and a homemade bread dip that is to die for! We really like the atmosphere and it is relaxed enough to go casual or to dress up for a date night. They also have a great drink selection. They're a little pricey, but it's well worth it.

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Well, this is my fav. place to go. The servers are very respectful and usually have great recommendations for newcomers. The French Country Salad is the best. Their chicken with corn mashed potatoes and peach chutney are delicious. It is always very clean and decadent. This is 5 stars for me. A little pricey, but well worth it. You won't be let down.

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★★★★★

Well, this is my fav. place to go. The servers are very respectful and usually have great recommendations for newcomers. The French Country Salad is the best. Their chicken with corn mashed potatoes and peach chutney are delicious. It is always very clean and decadent. This is 5 stars for me. A little pricey, but well worth it. You won't be let down.

Pros: food, service, local, friendly, clean

Cons: a little pricey

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I just want to say that Aqua Terra is my favorite restaurant for any occasion. I have been many times and have always walked out of there very happy. The service is wonderful and all the employees are always happy. The food is wonderful as well. I was especially suprised to find out that the chef is only 27! I will always choose Aqua Terra for all of my special events. I have never experienced anything like that first reviewer describes. It is supposed to be a quiet romantic restaurant, not party central. My hat is off to them!

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★★★★★

I just want to say that Aqua Terra is my favorite restaurant for any occasion. I have been many times and have always walked out of there very happy. The service is wonderful and all the employees are always happy. The food is wonderful as well. I was especially suprised to find out that the chef is only 27! I will always choose Aqua Terra for all of my special events. I have never experienced anything like that first reviewer describes. It is supposed to be a quiet romantic restaurant, not party central. My hat is off to them!

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While the food was excellent, the indifferent waitstaff and horribly rude manager ruined my one evening there. We had contacted them several times over the month prior to our planned dinner to let them know we would be a large crowd doing a holiday gift exchange, that we might be loud at times and would be taking up a table for a long time period. We had other restaurant options available at this time, but were assured each time that we would be welcome there, to call when we were on our way and they would have a table ready.

We called ahead of time and arrived around 6:45pm. After waiting in the bar for 2 hours we were seated. Again, the food was excellent. However the manager came over to us and YELLED at us to keep it down. When we told her that we had contacted the restaurant several times in the weeks prior because we knew we might be loud we were called liars. She then turned the music in the room up to blasting level to kick us out. We rushed out with our hands covering our ears. We were the only ones in there at the time.

As we left we overheard the manager making nasty comments about our group to the waitstaff.

Two letters to the owner regarding our experience have been ignored. In telling others of my experience, I have been told that while the food is consistently excellent, the service has gone downhill over the past few years.

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★☆☆☆☆

While the food was excellent, the indifferent waitstaff and horribly rude manager ruined my one evening there. We had contacted them several times over the month prior to our planned dinner to let them know we would be a large crowd doing a holiday gift exchange, that we might be loud at times and would be taking up a table for a long time period. We had other restaurant options available at this time, but were assured each time that we would be welcome there, to call when we were on our way and they would have a table ready.

We called ahead of time and arrived around 6:45pm. After waiting in the bar for 2 hours we were seated. Again, the food was excellent. However the manager came over to us and YELLED at us to keep it down. When we told her that we had contacted the restaurant several times in the weeks prior because we knew we might be loud we were called liars. She then turned the music in the room up to blasting level to kick us out. We rushed out with our hands covering our ears. We were the only ones in there at the time.

As we left we overheard the manager making nasty comments about our group to the waitstaff.

Two letters to the owner regarding our experience have been ignored. In telling others of my experience, I have been told that while the food is consistently excellent, the service has gone downhill over the past few years.

Pros: Food - great

Cons: Everything else. Staff was horrendous, rude and humiliating to us

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This restaurant has removed the need for me to EVER have to go into Buckhead or Midtown or VA Highlands ever again. The food is the most superior I have ever sampled. The Pork is fantastic.

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★★★★★

This restaurant has removed the need for me to EVER have to go into Buckhead or Midtown or VA Highlands ever again. The food is the most superior I have ever sampled. The Pork is fantastic.

Pros: worth the money, romantic, great wine list

Cons: expensive

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This is our special occasion restaurant, because it is so pricy we can't afford to go very often. The food is to die for, and we usually find something different on the menu each time we go. Nothing is ever ordinary. Sometimes the staff is great, sometimes it's poor. It just depends. We never can tell when it will de crowded during the week, but don't try to go on weekends because it will be packed for sure! If it looks like a long wait, we go elsewhere and lament about what we are missing.

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★★★★☆

This is our special occasion restaurant, because it is so pricy we can't afford to go very often. The food is to die for, and we usually find something different on the menu each time we go. Nothing is ever ordinary. Sometimes the staff is great, sometimes it's poor. It just depends. We never can tell when it will de crowded during the week, but don't try to go on weekends because it will be packed for sure! If it looks like a long wait, we go elsewhere and lament about what we are missing.

Pros: close to home, great food

Cons: , expensive

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Who would have thought that downtown buford would have a bistro like this one? Great place to hang out and eat. When we went there on a week night, there was no one there but a few tables. We ate downstairs in a romantic setting. Very nice.

Their sauce for dipping the bread is unbelievable. I don't usually like bread, but the sauce was pretty amazing. You buy the sauce if you would like. Just ask the waitress/waiter.

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★★★★★

Who would have thought that downtown buford would have a bistro like this one? Great place to hang out and eat. When we went there on a week night, there was no one there but a few tables. We ate downstairs in a romantic setting. Very nice.

Their sauce for dipping the bread is unbelievable. I don't usually like bread, but the sauce was pretty amazing. You buy the sauce if you would like. Just ask the waitress/waiter.

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I have been a regular at Aqua Terra sinced they opened their doors 8 years ago, and I can honestly say that I have never had anything but exceptional experiences. The Aqua Terra menu is as diverse as the entrees are delectable, and they do a great job changing things up just often enough to keep your palate interested. The atmosphere is delightfully romantic, and their recent expansion vastly reduces the weekend wait times. The bar is now twice as long, and is a delightful place to dine as well. The Aqua wine list is varied, intriguing and always being fine tuned with unique boutique selections. But perhaps the one thing that really puts Aqua Terra Bistro above and beyond is the attentive, professional and genuinely friendly wait staff that this restaurant has consistently fielded. Never have I encountered a more knowledgeable, cheerful, and efficient group of young people, many of whom are veterans of a number of years with the restaurant. While it's true that you'll likely encounter a wait during peak weekend hours, it's a small price to pay for this exceptional dining experience. In my opinion their reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the metro area is well deserved.

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★★★★★

I have been a regular at Aqua Terra sinced they opened their doors 8 years ago, and I can honestly say that I have never had anything but exceptional experiences. The Aqua Terra menu is as diverse as the entrees are delectable, and they do a great job changing things up just often enough to keep your palate interested. The atmosphere is delightfully romantic, and their recent expansion vastly reduces the weekend wait times. The bar is now twice as long, and is a delightful place to dine as well. The Aqua wine list is varied, intriguing and always being fine tuned with unique boutique selections. But perhaps the one thing that really puts Aqua Terra Bistro above and beyond is the attentive, professional and genuinely friendly wait staff that this restaurant has consistently fielded. Never have I encountered a more knowledgeable, cheerful, and efficient group of young people, many of whom are veterans of a number of years with the restaurant. While it's true that you'll likely encounter a wait during peak weekend hours, it's a small price to pay for this exceptional dining experience. In my opinion their reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the metro area is well deserved.

Pros: great wine list, wonderful food, cozy atmosphere

Cons: long weekend waits

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Who knew that Buford, Georgia could house such a gem? The food here is great, the atmosphere is cozy, and the small touches make it special. Their tomato based bread-dipping sauce is great, as are the chocolate desserts with a glass of Bonny Doon port. I did feel like they were trying too hard to grow their business by handing out coupons with the check. However, you won't find a better restaurant in the far north suburbs of Atlanta.

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★★★★★

Who knew that Buford, Georgia could house such a gem? The food here is great, the atmosphere is cozy, and the small touches make it special. Their tomato based bread-dipping sauce is great, as are the chocolate desserts with a glass of Bonny Doon port. I did feel like they were trying too hard to grow their business by handing out coupons with the check. However, you won't find a better restaurant in the far north suburbs of Atlanta.

Pros: convenience, the little things, Surprise in Buford

Cons: no place to wait, park on the street

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This place is great. From the outside and the look of the neighboring merchants, it may not appear to be so great. But it's well worth the wait, drive or whatever. On the inside you'd think you were in a classy Buckhead joint. The food is fantastic and the service is first rate. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Just save a table for me.

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★★★★★

This place is great. From the outside and the look of the neighboring merchants, it may not appear to be so great. But it's well worth the wait, drive or whatever. On the inside you'd think you were in a classy Buckhead joint. The food is fantastic and the service is first rate. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Just save a table for me.

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A nineteenth-century commercial space with rich textured brick walls provides an attractive home for this small-town bistro in the northern suburbs. A loyal local following comes for the pastas, salads and sandwiches at lunch, and the more…

 

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