The new restaurant debuted in the former Le Metro space on Abacoa’s Main Street.

A couple of New York restaurant veterans have opened a stylish new spot on Main Street in Jupiter’s Abacoa district. Aquazure, which debuted last week in the former Le Metro space, offers a diverse, playful menu its owners describe as “American fusion.”


Ciro and Halah Colantonio, who have owned several restaurants in New York City, are would-be South Florida retirees who could not stay away from the business. They dreamed up Aquazure as a kind of tribute to the blue waters surrounding their new home region, and went on to decorate the place in shades of turquoise blue.


"Abacoa found us," Ciro Colantonio said via news release. "We were looking around for a space for our new restaurant, and came across Abacoa and just knew we wanted to be part of this community."


Colantonio, an Italian-trained chef who will serve as Aquazure’s executive chef, says he was drawn to the neighborhood’s "relaxed vibe" and family-friendly nature. He’ll be joined in the kitchen by head chef Alex Kempf, a young chef who is partial to Florida’s coastal cuisine and local ingredients.


On the menu: a diverse range of starters, small plates, salads, entrees and a raw bar selection featuring a “build your own tower” option. The menu’s “Let’s Have a Ball” section lists eight kinds of meatball-type bites ($8 to $12), stuffed orbs such as ground lamb kebab balls, crispy mushroom balls, buffalo chicken balls and crispy mac and cheese balls. Aquazure’s small plates showcase global classics like Mexican street corn, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, scallops and prosciutto, tuna poké and Spanish grilled octopus ($7 to $18). Main plates include bourbon-glazed salmon, house-made squid-ink fettuccine with assorted seafood, grilled rib eye steaks, wild mushroom risotto and other hefty dishes ($16 to $36). There’s also a small kids’ menu listing $8 items.


There’s a full bar program that includes happy hour specials served Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. During those hours, drink prices are reduced ($5 well drinks and wine, $10 specialty cocktails, $1 off beers) and a selection of bar bites are priced from $3 to $10.


An official, three-night grand opening bash is planned for Labor Day weekend. Aquazure is open Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 11 p.m.


Aquazure: 1155 Main St. (Abacoa), Jupiter; 561-429-5464