Aquario Restaurant

4.5
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116 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipabie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood.
Great find in West Harrison.
Been around for a long time.
Hope it comes back strong after this virus passes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We all enjoyed our meals and we could talk to each other in normal tones of voice.

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viptomsriver60
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meals on two successive Saturday nights. Wonderful sangria, great menu choices, reasonable prices, good service and, best of all, it's quiet.

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Vsanati
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Overpriced for the quality of food place. Restaurant was very skimpy on the octopus appetizer. Dorado was ok. Would not recommend unless there is a price discount.

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RobinW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice restaurant. Traditional Portuguese style service and food. Healthy serving sizes. I had the baked shrimp which was very tasty along with the clams for an appetizer. I wish they had a greater and better selections of white wine by the glass. I was there with my underaged son so wasn't going to order a whole bottle of wine. They only had one choice per type of white wine by the glass. Otherwise, very nice for dinner.

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vipagkatz
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently great food and attentive service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent cuisine. Polite and attentive staff. Plenty tables available in different dining areas.

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SeanD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Indifferent service and bland food. This is a neighborhood joint that regulars may enjoy, but it is perfectly ordinary.

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vipTheaterfoodie
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was fresh and good. Service was fabulous. It was a bit warm in there.

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vipLinlyon
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we were promptly seated til we walked out the door after dinner our experience was most positive. The waiter came and drinks were ordered within 5 minutes. Bread and a sausage hors doeuvre were served right after. Time was given to contemplate the menu. Our first courses were served 10 minutes later I had the broiled shrimp and my husband the Dover sole. All served tasty and hot with rice and beans and vegetables on the side. We love Aquario and will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family here from Massachusetts

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OpenTable Diner
Chugoku/Shikoku
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was impeccable.

CJ
CuthbertJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was beyond expectations. The staff was on point and attentive, cost was inline with a good meal, but most of all the selections were fantastic!

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tammyn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is consistently good! Food is hot , fresh , delicious. Attention to details. !!

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RonZ
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to dine & entertain friends. Plan to back again & again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a great experience. The wait staff was very helpful and willing to explain the different unique dishes on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were nicely greeted and quickly seated at our assigned reservation time. Ordered our drinks and then ordered our food, and then it started to slow down as far as service. Next when our food came it looked awesome and tasted Great. The ambience of the restaurant was quite nice a few birthday celebrations happened around us but never noisy. Always pretty good until dessert time came. Once they put the dessert tray in front of us I noticed it first and saw a bug on the dessert tray as my wife was looking over the food then she saw the same bug. Embarrassed over the fact that I’ve been to this restaurant before of course we opted out of the desert at that point. We got the bill and nothing was said because we saw the server whispered to the man upfront of what happened. Nothing was taken off of the bill like drinks or something. As we got up to leave the man up front and our server got her coats and at that point was when he told us they are so sorry for what happened at dessert time ,normally our kitchens are clean and we don’t know what happened. I told him that I’ve been here before and never experienced that and that I was sorry too... I think if we were compensated in some way I would’ve left feeling better. But that was not done so needless to say I am not 100% sure I’m ever going back. And I really like that place in the past. I am sure things like this happen by accident and no one ever sees it but when it’s up in your face like that it makes you think differently. So to sum everything up it was a great restaurant with great food but I have to tell the truth and say the ending was not happy.

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viplucia
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

My kids were in town for college and we were looking forward to returning to this special place. The place was nearly empty as it was early in the day yet we waited 15 minutes just to get waiter’s attention and the food was mediocre for the price. Unfotunately we are taking thins place off our list of special places to go

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best seafood restaurant in Westchester County!

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LisaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first wedding anniversary. Fantastic food and service. We’ve driven by many times, and finally decided we’d go. Well worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambiance was nice and not too noisy.

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JamesH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food choices . . . been there twice and great . . . try different foods on each visit. So far, working on the seafood . . . lots of choices. Good Mediterranean choices: sardines, octopus, and snails on linguini. The rack of lamb was great.

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vipBEVERLYK
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful fish...very nice service,...fair price point

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vipLindaG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As usual, a lovely dining experience: fresh food, attentive service and good value. We'll continue to dine at Aquario.

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vipcharlene
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We love Aquario. Been coming for years. Food is reliably delicious and well prepared. The menu is so varied that there is always something for everyone. I love the fish, especially the trout and the swordfish My husband loves the duck, as well as the seafood stew.
We always leave there full and happy with a delicious meal and often leftovers.

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vipBruceM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We have dined here often over the years. Ordinarily, service is on the slow side. For some reason the service last night was abysmal. Entrees came late, forgot about one of our orders and another order arrived very undercooked. When we complained, there was little reaction from the staff. In general the food was good. We hope they get their act together, but it will be awhile before we return, if at all.

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vipLinda
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience celebrating friend’s 100th birthday. Her favorite food is Dover sole and it was served when requested, though not on the lunch menu. Tuna and red snapper were also delicious as was the mussels appetizer. The pre-lunch pork gift from the chef was excellent. The chocolate cake with candle was a lovely surprise. Potions are all very generous. We’ll be back!

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Beanlover216
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

I've been to this restaurant many times. It has always been a very good experience. The food is carefully prepared and very delicious. We had The Fisherman's stew which is stellar in my opinion and a very generous portion meant for two to split. The tri-color salad was also so fresh, well prepared and well- dressed. My daughter had a special dessert made from egg whites and fresh fruit that she was too full to finish, she had said, but somehow it all disappeared into her mouth. The very disappointing, and surprisingly rude service is what ruined what should have been an enjoyable evening. we found out only toward the end of our meal that they were low on staff. Which we would have been happy to be understanding of, if someone had told us. No one came by to see if we needed anything. No bus boy came buy to fill our water glasses. And when we asked for boxes for our leftovers, the boxes were literally tossed on our table and we again were promptly ignored. When our host went to speak to a manager, she ran into our waiter. After she asked for the manager he and another worker laughed loudly at her when she turned to come back to the table. Finally another waiter came to our table and helped us with the end of our meal. It was a very frustrating and unpleasant experience in contrast to the wonderful food. I hope the owner will respond to this review as we have loved this restaurant and have taken many people here over the years, for special dinners. Some in my party said they would not return to the restaurant. But I would like to be able to.

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alan56
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Broad choice of main courses all well presented. This is one of the few remaining "old fashion" restaurants, in a very good way. You can actually talk to your seat mates.
A delight!

RB
vipRhonaB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The fish is always fresh and served nicely. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. Three of us had the Manhattan clam chowder which my husband and I always have. It could have had more clams and a little more spice but it was good, The 4th person had the salad which was a huge portion.
I always have the whole branzino and my friend had the filet. Both very good. The men had the swordfish and the grilled seafood p,after. The both liked theirs. All the meals are served with fresh sautéed vegetables, rice and black beans.
For dessert the men shared the chocolate mouse cake and my other friend had the raspberry cake. Enjoyed as well.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Food was amazing. The surprise dessert from Manuel was very thoughtful & the drinks were very generous. Can't wait to go back need to try some other yummy things on the menu. I usually leave some on my plate never get to finish all but this time I finished every single bite. ☺

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vipBlossom
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Will definitely return with friends

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vipOcsmed
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience. Food was great. Atmosphere was great. Service was great.

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Teresa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here frequently for authentic, delicious Portuguese fare. The owner always visits the table and the rest of the staff is very attentive and accommodating.
Aquario is my old reliable for when I need a traditional meal. We’ve probably tried everything on the menu by this time, and it’s all excellent. We also have our parties at Aquario. The back room is perfect. Highly recommend!

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FBS24
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Bread was dry and hard. Duck was overcooked dried out. Others in my party loved their Chilean Sea Bass and shellfish stew. Wine was excellent. Dessert and coffee were excellent.

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vipVickiS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Best assortment of fresh seafood around and all prepared very well.

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Stainmstr
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

1st time at this restaurant and we were very happy with the meal and the whole experience, seafood was very good!

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vipNataliyaK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! As usual! We came back a year after our first visit and enjoyed it even more.

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SuzeP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Has the best food. Service is great. Food is delish. Will not be disappointed

FAQs

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

Aquario Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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