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900 Marina Village Cir. (Bayshore Rd.) Send to Phone
Relaxed fine dining in an upscale development on Virginia's Eastern Shore (think Jimmy Buffett meets Ian Schrager).
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Aqua Restaurant Review

: There’s a water wall, that contemporary crest of upscale eateries, in the clubby yet airy bar-lounge. You feel for it, given its competition. The deep blue expanse of the Chesapeake Bay is the opposite view from any of the large windows throughout this restaurant, where price points are not as stratospheric as its waterfront perch and glistening turquoise tiled columns suggest. Certified Angus beef --- either an eight-ounce filet mignon or Steak Florentine (14-ounce strip marinated in garlic and rosemary with creamed spinach) --- carry some of the heftiest price tags (nudging near $30), but we’re partial to seafood in this setting, such as seared jumbo scallops, sesame seed and wasabi crusted tuna, and Parmesan panko flounder. There’s a clear broth clam chowder and burgers and tacos are offered even at dinner. Chef Shelly Cusmina makes the most of neighboring farms’ produce and, naturally, local waterways at Aqua, just one part of Kings Creek Marina & Resort, a community north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The lounge stays open after the kitchen closes when there’s a bar scene.

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