New Summer Sunset Dining Experience at AQ by Acqualina

New Summer Sunset Dining Experience at AQ by Acqualina AQ by Acqualina Unveils New Summer Sunset Dining Experience

Mediterranean-inspired restaurant launches seasonal menu in chic beachfront setting

New Summer Sunset Dining Experience at AQ by Acqualina

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL – AQ by Acqualina, located within the five-star, five diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa, ideally situated along Florida’s Riviera, is making waves this summer with a brand new seasonal menu, featuring global cuisine rich with Mediterranean influences, served against the elegant backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

Chef Anthony Dominguez’s new dinner menu draws on inspiration and flavors from around the world, with emphasis on the Mediterranean, as well from the restaurant’s seaside location, which perfectly complements the stylish, Mediterranean villa-inspired surroundings.  The restaurant’s terrace, located just steps away from the sand and softly lit by the evening sunset, offers cooling summer breezes and multi-million dollar views, providing diners with an intimate dining experience unlike any other.

New menu items include house-made hummus with marinated olives, paprika and lavash, yuzu tuna tacos with diced tuna, yuzu vinaigrette, avocado puree, crispy wonton and micro cilantro, and foie gras toast, made with seared foie gras, port wine jelly, Cognac-dipped dried mission figs and balsamic glaze on rye toast to start.  Salads include the dragon fruit Greek salad, with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans, red onions, Kalamata olives, feta cheese and dragon fruit fresh from local purveyors, tossed in a Greek vinaigrette with micro greens.  Main course items include several sea-to-table options, such as lobster tagliatelle with warm water lobster tail, tossed in San Marzano tomatoes and Alberquina olive oil topped with micro basil, as well as flat iron steak made with orange braised fennel, shallot, endive, sundried tomatoes and Brussel sprouts, topped with a watercress and fennel frond salad, and the local Florida wagyu beef burger, which pairs perfectly with a side of creamy macaroni & béchamel cheese with truffle oil or pan roasted summer vegetables.  Gluten-free menu items are also available.

To round out the Mediterranean-inspired dining experience, AQ commissioned a musical services agency to create a customized background soundtrack, mirroring the up-tempo beats and textures of Côte d’Azur and the French Riviera, to accompany the classic, chic Riviera environment.

While all menu items are always customizable specific to each guest’s liking, culinary dream team Chef Dominguez and Chef Josue Pena take personalization to the next level with tableside menu customization, providing a specially curated menu for each guest to ensure a maximum dining experience.  Further, with a family-style serving option and spacious terrace, AQ can exceptionally accommodate larger groups of six to eight guests, ideal for families and couples dining together.

The beverage program at AQ features an extensive wine pairing program and a revitalization of classic hand-crafted cocktails.  Refreshing summer-inspired cocktails include the TBD (Thai Basil Daiquiri), made with The Real McCoy rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice and basil, Scotch and the Coconut, made with Talisker 10 year scotch, Cointreau, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and coconut water, and Smoked Maple Old Fashioned, made with Ron Zacapa 23 year, orange bitters and smoked maple wood.  House-made bar snacks, including beef jerky and dried mangoes, whet the pallet before sitting down to a breathtaking sunset dinner.

The 112-seat (58 inside / 54 outside) restaurant is open to the public, offering the perfect balance of casual and chic that beautifully complements the restaurant’s oceanfront setting.  Both the soaring indoor dining room and soothing outdoor terrace welcome guests to drink, dine and linger.

AQ by Acqualina is located within Acqualina Resort & Spa at 17875 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach.  Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 – 11 p.m.  Valet parking is available.  For reservations or more information, call 305.918.8000 or visit

About Acqualina Resort & Spa

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, the AAA Five Diamond Award and the Andrew Harper’s Reader’s Choice Award for Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Piazzetta Marketplace, AQ by Acqualina and Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardroom, a world class fitness center offering the latest Artis technology and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering 11 multi-functional treatment rooms and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall – all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information on Acqualina, please visit  For reservations, please call 305.918.6777 or 888.804.4338. Follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.