We decided to enjoy a Valentine's day dinner one night early at Aquagrill. On Saturday night the pre-fix dinner is $115 per person, however going one night earlier on Friday allowed us to order off the regular menu and have a wonderful meal at a more reasonable price around $25 an entrée.
Our meal started with an assortment of breads, my favorite being an onion focaccia bread with olive oil already in it. When it came time to order I went with two of the nightly specials; broccoli soup with lobster for an appetizer and garlic grouper with pesto pasta for the entrée. The grouper was deliciously doused in butter and cream with the perfect amount of pasta. Kevin stuck to the menu starting with a half dozen variety oysters and as an entrée the lobster salad with a vinaigrette dressing. To top it all off for dessert, we shared the fresh baked banana bread pudding with caramel ice cream.
The ambiance is chic and sophisticated for evenings but more open for lunch and brunch. They feature one of the best raw bars in the city and the brunch has been voted number one in ZAGAT for the past six years. The waitstaff is accommodating, upbeat and have excellent recommendations. Aquagrill is located at 210 Spring Street at Sixth Avenue in SoHo.