THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Aqua
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Aqua Restaurant Review: There’s a huge aquarium by the entry of this seafood eatery partnered with an event center and an oyster farm. Anywhere else it would be a showstopper, but here 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 grilled 14-ounce rib-eye --- carry some of the heftiest price tags (hovering around $30). But we’re partial to seafood in this setting, such as signature crab cakes and seared blackened mahi with saffron rice, Cuban black beans and pineapple mango salsa. There’s a clear broth clam chowder and burgers and tacos are offered even at dinner. A cozy chicken potpie, too. Chef Shelly Cusmina makes the most of neighboring farms’ produce and, naturally, local waterways at this community north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The lounge stays open after the kitchen closes when there’s a bar scene.