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Trip Advisor A sad, depressing situation
Aug 21, 2014 by: Trinka4788 from Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
The last time I visited this establishment the advertised special of prime rib turned out to be a grizzled piece of tough, fatty meat. The typical, "melt-in-your mouth" texture of a good prime rib was entirely absent. I ate a couple of pieces of the meat and then decided to take the remaining portion home for my dog. My German Shepherd did enjoy the meat. Not only was the food 180 degrees different than the advertised special, the serving staff ---to say the least --- was underwhelming. I still wonder if the restaurant was purposely pulling a bait and switch. One bar waitress, in particular, seemed to be trapped in her own reality. You would have make a request several times before it would trigger some brain matter and she would respond. I don't think she was purposely rude but simply lost inside her head. It is a very frustrating experience to make contact with this individual. Multi-tasking was not her strong point by far. I left this restaurant vowing not to come back. This was not my first negative experience with this restaurant.



Trip Advisor Great food great service
Jul 21, 2014 by: Scott D from 
We had a great experience here. Took my wife out just because. We sat outside with was perfect because we were able to enjoy some beautiful weather. She started with tuna wontons and I had berry gazpacho, both of which were delicious. Our server, Matthew was all too accommodating, making recommendations with out being pushy. My wife ordered the spinach salad, which they were out of. They actually went out and got fresh organic spinach to make it for her, which is awesome. Main course was flounder stuffed with cheesy crab (we both agreed it was some of the best fish ever and my wife doesn't eat fish) and crab cakes. Dessert was a salted caramel gelato. All with a cocktail came to $120 with tip (extra because he deserved it). Not bad for a Monday night dinner. Highly recommend!



Trip Advisor Nice dinner out with family
May 26, 2014 by: OldPaGolfer from 
Four of us went to Aqua 103 to celebrate a birthday. We had a very pleasant time and great food. Fried Calamari and Crab dip for appetizer was very tasty. For the main course we had (1) Chicken Dijon grilled over sautéed Spinach with mashed potatoes. (2) Surf & Turf which was a 5oz filet Mignon with Bordelaise sauce, and Lobster tail, mashed potatoes and vegetables. (3) Mahi Mahi over asparagus with hollandaise sauce. (4) Pan seared Scallops over Forbidden Black Thai Rice and vegetable medley. We didn't try any dessert as the main course was filling. We had very attentive service from Hannah, prices were what would you would expect from a fine dining establishment. We definitely will go back to Aqua 103 again, I would recommend it for an enjoyable dinner out.



Trip Advisor Very disappointed
May 10, 2014 by: Puffin126 from Maryland
My spouse wanted to treat me to dinner here for my birthday. As I have some very strict dietary concerns, I perused the menu online before we arrived, and settled on a suitable dish. Apparently the website has not been updated, because that dish was not on the menu. The chicken dish that I chose was overcooked and dry. My husband's choice of a seafood pasta was very mediocre. We felt the restaurant had no ambiance, and was very overpriced. the server was attentive but not spectacular, and there were very few diners on a Friday night. City residents consider this to be the top restaurant in town, but I was certainly not impressed.



Trip Advisor Upscale/uptown
Apr 15, 2014 by: Terry H from Hagerstown, Maryland
Great atmosphere and excellent food, but overpriced. Finally offering so e good weekend specials and some happy hour deals. New owner has made it less formal, so it should attract more customers


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