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Aqua Bar & Grille

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http://www.aquabarandgrille.com/

Categories: Bar, Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood upscale

Features: Beach/Waterfront, Date night, Upscale

Cost range: 20.01-100.0

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

More in this neighborhood: Rocky Point

What was Aquaknox at the Westin Tampa Bay was rechristened Aqua Bar & Grille in recently when parent company E-Brands was sold to Tavistock. Chef Matt Mangone unveiled a new menu with dishes like yellowfin tuna tartare, a lovely plate with daikon and pickled chiles and a swoosh of avocado mousse to cool things down, and a fillet of seared Florida snapper elegantly kitted out with crisp fingerling potatoes, soft-smoked cipollini onions and bits of duck pancetta. Further menu changes include more raw bar items but less seafood overall, served in a restaurant setting that is one of the most stylish around, with a lively color scheme and offbeat mid-century modern aesthetic.

Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thur., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

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Aqua Bar & Grille - Rocky Point