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Acqua Restaurant + Patio + Bar (now open) - Acqua Restaurant + Bar, Burnaby, BC

Acqua Restaurant + Bar

3.1
3.1
94 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Northwest
Acqua Restaurant, Patio and Bar offer robust, authentic, and flavored food that displays contemporary North American cuisine with influences from the West Coast. Acqua is dedicated to using the finest, freshest ingredients and serving delicious food, reinventing classical favorites, such as seasonal pasta and the Best Happy Hour Deal Everyday at just $5.

Famed for its selection of scotch, whiskey, and bourbon, as well as its spirit-forward cocktails, the Acqua bar buzzes with warmth and excitement.

Acqua has an appealing vibrancy and a traditional flair that is complemented by distinct modern notes. The sky-high glass atrium, dynamic lighting features, spectacular Happy Hours, friendly service, distinctive modern contemporary bar, and hidden-gem courtyard patio all contribute to this liveliness.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Canadian, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–9:30 am Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 297-2118

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (888) 891-6758

  • Area

    Burnaby

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Parking available for Diners at Acqua Restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Walking distance from Gilmore and Brentwood Skytrain Station and The Amazing Brentwood Mall

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.1
3.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 2.8Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Business Meals

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Vancouver Suburbs

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. B

    Banshee

    Vancouver

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Came back to this place for happy hour and enjoyed the air conditioning and calmness of the restaurant. Drinks were good and cheap, the two plates we ordered were good, but note that the prices reflected on the online menu is not current. Dishes are about $5 more than what is listed - quite an increase. But service was good and it was nice to enjoy a happy hour nearby without all the loudness you tend to experience at the other more popular places.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was overpriced and flavorless
  3. BH

    BabynHun

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Happy Hour deals abound - in Burnaby 3pm-6pm simple dishes and highballs were exactly what we wanted and enjoyed immensely.
  4. B

    Bigboy7

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great. Glad to be back. Will be back again. Matt was a great server. Funny!!!
  5. M

    Mremac

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Portions were really small. Food was not the best quality.
  6. LK

    LindaK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was not as described in menu. We had the seared salmon. Very small portions and salmon was not seared, more like steamed. The cauliflower puree was less than a teaspoon on the plate. Our beer drinks came in mismatched glasses. The calamari was greasy and tasteless. We ordered dessert however after waiting for over 10 mins the waiter came by and asked "you ordered dessert right"? We said yes, waiting another 5 mins and then just told him to cancel it. Will not go back.
  7. R

    Redd

    Vancouver

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    For a roadside hotel this place is great. Enjoyed the sable and veal mains, starting with french onion soup.
  8. CB

    CBeddow

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Honestly food food was cold and not a lot of variety for the price. There were way too many people packed in there. It was loud and felt like a cafeteria.
  9. d

    diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    my parents, sister and i were there for the father’s day brunch and didn’t expect much due to the relatively low price. my reservation was at 1030 and had 2 hours until 1230. during the brunch, our utensils were taken away by the (3) servers at least 4 times and not exchanged for new ones until we asked. the first incident happened at around 11 and we left around noon. i am not sure whether it’s the restaurant’s business practice or the servers were working “too hard”.
  10. v

    venusd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was cold. Its a brunch with no bacon. Service was terrible. Rip off and would actually or oi money back.
  11. DW

    DickW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very quiet and relaxing. We were able to have a good conversation without shouting.
  12. JS

    JohnS

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4 adults ,plus a 3 and 5 year old. The service was great with the young boys obtaining their food quickly.The open appearance is great and boys could go out on deck to burn up some energy.
  13. RS

    RupSingh

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Cups, plates etc were very dirty. Even the new ones were not cleaned properly. Basic black Coffee was very bad. The cheese omelet came without any cheese. They had to provide cheese on a side plate after they realized the cheese was missed during cooking. It was our first Mother’s Day breakfast and we were all disappointed by the food.
  14. CP

    CaptainPicard

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Never knew about this nice little restaurant located in the Executive suite hotel, quiet and almost like a nice getaway. Staff was friendly, service was a little slow but when food arrived it was good.
  15. l

    lids

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I have been to aqua many times through the years, mainly for mothers day brunch. I was very disappointed in quantity of food as it was half of the selection in previous years. Not only was the quantity low, but all the food was cold.who wants to eat cold mashed potatoes ,pancakes, bacon etc... previous years they had selection of various sushi, dim sum, a seafood salad,made to order waffles, none of that was available small selection of desserts & no fruit platter pros- the staff was very attentive & service was excellent & made us feel very welcome for $50 per person I would have expected a bit more variety & hot food.overall I am very pleased with the service but not enough to bring me back.will for that $50 price point I will go to the river rock buffet with a lot more variety of food
  16. W

    Wadza

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the salmon it was good and my daughter loved the steak
  17. B

    Banshee

    Vancouver

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    A decent happy hour with good food options and cheap drinks. It wasn't busy when we were there but service was lacking - slow and inattentive. The servers and bartender were friendly though.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Amazing service. My mom and husband had lamb and said it was very good. My son enjoyed kids menu corn dog and fries. Ribs were not great per my dad but service made up for it.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Good Happy Hour for the location and price. Will be back.
  20. JJ

    JJatYVR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not a good value. The Bite Of Burnaby menu is similar price as regular menu: $30 2-course, not 3 course in other restaurant. The portion is average. The soup taste weird. The duck is a bit too salty. The waiter is good but the host is not very nice.
  21. CD

    CarolD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very enjoyable evening with 2 friends. Quiet enough to talk, tasty food, very good service.
  22. A

    Alex

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice server. Nice food, and nice Tv for hockey game.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiffany was a very helpful waitress. and provided good service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I live music was too loud. I was hopping to pick off their menu but didn’t realize that with Valentine’s Day it was a set menu with a set price of $100+ for 2 people so kinda over priced but the servers were nice and the rose given at the end of the dinner was sweet.
  25. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had the most amazing evening!!!! The food was some of our best dining experiences ever!! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable . The live music was very entertaining and enjoyable
  26. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious high quality food. You can tell the Chef really cares. Excited to go back again. Thank you for having us as guests. Feel grateful you exist
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It was Vancouver Dine Out so usually the menu and price is always a steal. However, service needs to be improved (it was slow and the place was not packed) . Salmon gravlax could have saltiness toned down. Sea bass was ok. Flank steak could be improved.
  28. EM

    EricaM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We tried out Aqua through Dine Out Vancouver. Service and attentiveness was good however, were never offered the option to get wine pairings which other tables were. And it took forever to get the final bill. Appetizer was escargot - very different presentation with lots of escargot - mine were gritty but my husband had no complaints. His main had flank steak which was chewy. Ran out of my preferred desert and was offered cheesecake. It was good but it wasn't cheesecake.
  29. K

    Kwilson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went for the dine out menu which was expensive and small portions/aggressively mediocre food. The serving staff was amazing, and happy hour drinks are $3.50 so that almost made up for the food quality :P
  30. f

    foodie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and food was good - went for dine out
  31. DL

    DianneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was fabulous. Kudos to the chef. Adam our server made our dinner a very memorable wonderful experience. I would come back in a heart beat and recommend this restaurant to everyone.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went there for Dine out. Good selection for the set menu, surrounds great, but a little chilly. Service was top-notch & friendly. And the sea bass was very good
  33. B

    Bianca

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nothing to write home about. Would not visit again
  34. C

    Ceci

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner experience from the start to end. We had their dine out menu and everything was delicious. Fish is highly recommended. Brownie is so good as well!
  35. JS

    JohnS

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    the food was very good though I did not like the soup bowl that they used to serve lamb shank. Guest dining with me were pleased with their choices. We had 2 kids 3 and 5 years with us and they were served with meals as soon as they ordered.
  36. SS

    SophieS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great. Good food. Fix your prices. Happy hour add fries to your burger is $5 but on the menu it’s $4. I brought this up to the server and she adjusted the price.

    Acqua Restaurant + BarResponded on 7 October 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us on Open Table. We Are pleased to hear from you. Thank you for bringing the menu glitch to our notice; while we have fixed that, please note that a New Menu is now available with an exciting Happy Hour deal. It is our constant Endeavour to ensure we exceed the expectations that our guests have from us. We look forward to having more opportunities to welcome you back soon . Warm Regards, Parijat Gupta

  38. t

    trevorb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we came as a group of 6ppl to celebrate anniversary and had a really good time.....took advantage of a great happy hour deal and dinner was really good too....the service was fantastic over the weekend while it was busy.....great place complimentary parking which in the center of Burnaby is great and lots of parking too.

    Acqua Restaurant + BarResponded on 30 September 2021Dear Guest, It was an absolute pleasure having you dine at Acqua during your recent visit, we cannot thank you enough for taking time to share your feedback. We are delighted to read your fantastic review and sincerely thank you for your kind words of praise on our product and facilities. It is our constant Endeavour to ensure we exceed the expectations that our guests have from us. We look forward to having more opportunities to welcome you back soon . Warm Regards, Parijat Gupta

  39. l

    lindsaym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what a lovely place.....very reasonable priced menu for a hotel restaurant....very good quality food and attentive service....it was raining so didn't use the patio but great views and near the pool......will come again for sure

    Acqua Restaurant + BarResponded on 22 September 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review us on Open table. We are delighted to hear your comments. We are gearing up for Fall and Winter season and the arrangements to sit at the pool will be available in future. Thank you for choosing Acqua and we look forward to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Parijat Gupta Marketing Manager

  40. TS

    TaiylaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    its a nice place to eat but for the prices and service not worth it

    Acqua Restaurant + BarResponded on 22 September 2021Dear Taiyla, Thank you for choosing Acqua & taking time to review on Open Table. We are very sorry for your recent experience. This is not what we want our customers to feel when they dine with us, as apart from providing a great ambience and food items, customer satisfaction is what we strive for. My General Manager has already reached out to you & we will make sure that you have nothing short of an exceptional experience when you visit us again. Warm Regards, Parijat Gupta Marketing Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Acqua Restaurant + Bar using the Order Online button. Acqua Restaurant + Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Acqua Restaurant + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 297-2118.

Acqua Restaurant + Bar is rated 3.1 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Acqua Restaurant + Bar

4201 Lougheed Hwy Burnaby, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

Additional information

  • Area

    Burnaby

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–9:30 am Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 9:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Canadian, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary Parking available for Diners at Acqua Restaurant.

  • Public Transit

    Walking distance from Gilmore and Brentwood Skytrain Station and The Amazing Brentwood Mall

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (604) 297-2118

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (888) 891-6758

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