Aquario Restaurant

4.6
175 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For your next meal, dare to try something different and dine at Aquario Restaurant. This is a hidden gem of a restaurant in the Tri-State Area and they serve up an excellent mix of popular Brazilian and Portuguese dishes. You will think you have gone to sleep and woke up in Lisbon or Rio once you set your taste buds on the rib eye steak that has been charbroiled to perfection at Aquario Restaurant.

No meal is complete without a nice glass of wine, and Aquario Restaurant has plenty to choose from. Ask your server to help you pair just the right variety with your food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 175 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal at a fair price.

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vipMarcoN
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good. Lots of great seafood selections. Broad dessert menu as well. Servers were very attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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vipAMarie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Enjoyed our dinner and would recommend this restaurant

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vipLinda
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager was very helpful in honoring our request for a socially distanced table. The seafood selections are generous, delicious, and an excellent value. The service is gracious. A wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service.

We will do take out on New Years Eve.

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vipSteven
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have eaten at Aquario tens of times. It never disappoints. Fresh everything, high quality, reasonable prices. If you are not happy here, you need to eat at home.

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EliaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good atmosphere, attentive service, tasty food and good portions and value.

WC
vipWiseCritic
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The food, service and value are always consistently good. However the ambience is dated. Tables, chairs, carpeting, lighting, etc. need to be completely redone!!!!!

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vipXana007
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aquario is by far the best Portuguese restaurant in the US. I moved to LA and always come back every time i visit. The food is absolutely amazing and great value for both the quality and quantity of food. For starters, the caldo verde soup is delicious and you can’t go wrong with the salads served with tasty salad dressings. My favorite appetizers are the grilled octopus, the clams in garlic sauce and the shrimp in cognac. For main course, all of the fish dishes are amazing — from the traditional codfish to the mariscada. I am more of a meat eater - love the pork and clams, steak and the grilled chicken. Save room for dessert — a tray will be presented which features many choices. I like the chocolate mousse, the custard cups (pasteis de nata) and the flan. The ambiance is absolutely great and service is attentive and friendly. One of my favorite restaurants for sure!

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vipjnine
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was very good! Very nice service.

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SusanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Service and food were top notch. The seafood was very fresh. Nice portions. Desserts looked delicious but we had no room because we had appetizers (which we rarely do), which were outstanding. The decor is a little dated but comfortable. Glad there was valet parking, impossible to find a spot otherwise. Will definitely go back.

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vipGaryL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Wonderful food,properly priced

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

One of the servers didn’t treat us properly. He dropped the soup on my leg but didn’t apologize at all.
That disappointed me and my family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great time when we go there

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vipLindyloo
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Great value. Friendly staff. Generous portions.

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vipLucaR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We had a disappointing experience. The food was uninspiring, and there is actually very little of "Brazilian and Portuguese" in the menu. Service was distracted and a bit sloppy. We were overcharged for the wine (which was also not that good) and had to ask for a correction. Everything looks a bit tired. Not recommended

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vipLindyloo
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love Aquario. The service is great and the food is wonderful. The Chilean Sea Bass was fabulous!

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vipmotekmama
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had wonderful time with family and will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very friendly service. Dinner started with a complimentary plate of sausage, and ended with a complimentary bowl of fruit. Prices are extremely reasonable, and portions are quite large. Excellent selection of fish and seafood. Service was very helpful and friendly

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vipRedGinji
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a healthy portion of food. No skimping. Fish is always fresh and prepared well. A neighborhood gem

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vipLindyloo
32 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a find! Great food at reasonable prices. The octopus is excellent, as is the soft shelled crabs.

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vipCharlieRose
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Food and service. Loved our waiters, owner. Food was excellent and good portions.

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vipAFrye
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Acquario is a great dining experience. The fish dishes are superb with service to match. We went for a birthday celebration and could not have been more pleased. Given how rising food prices are reflected in many restaurants lately, the value at Acquario simply can't be beat! Go and enjoy lunch, dinner or your own celebration - you will not be disappointed.

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PhilL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutly great food. Fresh seafood.

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vipFrancesP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood. Attentive service. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Freshest seafood, amazing service..not rushed..they allow you to enjoy every bit. Highly reccomend the caldo verde, portobello in garlic, and any dish with the congac sauce!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome. Great value. Fine dining (three waiters poring over you) at normal prices!

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vipCitychick
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent seafood—paella—exceptional roast pork. Wonderful oysters too (and love the light ‘angel food like’ dessert). Wonderful service too.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always good! It’s not your typical Portuguese food. There is something on the menu for everyone to eat.

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vipSandy4food
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

First time at the restaurant. We ordered the octopus and shrimp for apts . I felt it wasn’t as tasty or charred as it should be when I had at other restaurants . I ordered the lamb chop and did not like at all . It was stiff and wasn’t flavorful . My husband got the fish and it was also just ok.
I am nit sure what our friends thought if their food . It was busy and upbeat and seem to be a local favorite.

My espresso martini was milky and sweet. Our waiter didn’t ask to refill our drinks and checked on us at long times . Our water was refilled though . No cocktail list ? Odd. No wine list ? Odd.

Overall, good to try once but not what I expected . It was lacking in taste and delivery. There are better options.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!!!

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Spices
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Birthday celebration for wife.Daughter, son-in-law, and grandson’s came to surprise Grandma on this special day. Everything was Great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
206 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice place to take a group. Large portions and consistent food and service

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table42
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent the staff displayed a every professional and friendly manner.
Superior dinner menu. Definitely will return.

JH
JoanneH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Get the Portuguese Fish Stew for 2. Amazing. And of course the flan. Kind and attentive servers and staff.

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Dineoutalways
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy going here!!!

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SSZG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a GEM in West Harrison just a "stone's throw" from downtown White Plains. I wish I had known about this 20 years ago when I first moved to the area!
Great, and particularly FLAVORFUL, food, ample portions, and amazing service. This will be our "go to" restaurant for a very long time!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service

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vipKris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly good food. They an incredible amount of seafood choices - all delicious. It also has a very inviting atmosphere with great friendly service.

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LouA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food and service !

FAQs

Aquario Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 287-0220.

Aquario Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.