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Aqua Terra Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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55 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
+1 770-271-8161
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Duluth, Georgia
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not been here in a few years, Had a truly great dinner. French country salad and spinach salad were excellent. Unique dipping sauce for bread was nice. Entrees of filet and seared scallops were both excellent. We will for sure return in the near future. Service was attentive and good. Never felt rushed, but whole meal took just a... More 

Thank GaTraveler7011
Buford, United States
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went to a birthday lunch there for a friend. I will say that the food was good but a little pricey. I had the small steak that was good but I felt was overpriced for the size of the steak. I can say that I have been and I am ok if I don't go back.

Thank Sandra C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

True. Aqua Terra was the gem of downtown Buford ... many moons ago. The restaurant changed hands. Have attempted it several times afterward but the quality is gone. Just try the previous signature French Country salad. We sat down to order a bottle of wine and dinner. The waitress asked if we would like bread ... if so there would... More 

1 Thank Bryan N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food is great and service is beyond compare. This was the first place my husband took me on our anniversary after we moved to Georgia. Great for intimate dining. Also, strolling historic Buford after dinner was very romantic.

1 Thank Darthy J
Dunwoody, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had pre-theater dinner with another couple here last weekend and we all enjoyed dinner and service! Mad a decent be the glass wine list and full bar- Scotch or Vidka rocks was to the rim. Very generous pour! We had the Country French salad and split the scallops. The salad was delicious though quite large...see if you can split it,... More 

1 Thank CookieTdctl426
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I'm native to Buford, but have been away for most of my life. Now that I have returned, I heard great things about this restaurant. My visit was disappointing. I sat at the bar, my service was horrible, even though the restaurant was not busy. My crab cake was way over cooked, and "gummy" inside. I'll give them another chance... More 

Thank Geoseff
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

One of our favorite local lunch places! The crab cake sandwich is always my favorite. My husband had the steak tip sandwich with blue cheese and fried onion straws and it was wonderful!! Nice break from the chain restaurants.

Thank Mary-Jo D
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food superb and presentation eligant. I had the scallops in a pasta and they were the best scallops I have ever had.

Thank Rick W
Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was fortunate to catch the luncheon menu just before 2:30 pm. One would think I was the first customer of the day, so warmly greeted. I ordered seared scallops that came with spinach and mushrooms, a hint of potato - superb! Bread and spread was outstanding. It was hard to forget I wasn't in a museum cafe as the... More 

Thank evasher
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious, people are a lot of fun & very helpful. The location in Olde Buford adds an historic aspect to this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Fred F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Buford
  • Phone Number: +1 770-271-8161

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?