AquaTerra

4.6
208 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

Kingston's choice for waterfront dining, AquaTerra offers picturesque waterfront views and a menu that focuses on the freshest, and whenever possible, locally sourced ingredients. Mentioned in "Where to Eat in Canada" for over a decade and recommended by HuffPost Canada Living, AquaTerra offers Sunday Brunch, an extensive wine list and private and semi-private dining options for groups large and small. Take a seat at the Lobby Bar or in The Vu lounge and enjoy a drink, small plate and live entertainment (select days) before or after your meal.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(613) 549-6243
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brent McAllister
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Catering
Perfect for any function, AquaTerra Catering offers the same high quality food and service you've come to expect from AquaTerra's culinary team.



Choose pick-up, drop-offs or a fully catered event. Whether you're planning a corporate lunch or reception, a holiday party, a wedding, or social gathering, let us help make your next event a memorable culinary experience.



Please contact us at 613.650.5424 or contact@aquaterracatering.com to begin planning.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Ontario St.
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Parking Details
Parking available at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront. We will happily validate parking for this lot. Otherwise, street parking is available.
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Entertainment
Live music is often played in our lounge area. Please call the restaurant or follow us on social media for dates.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
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4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AH
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Service staff were extremely friendly. We appreciated the recognition given to our 51st anniversary.

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SM
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Came for Sunday brunch. Aqua Eggs Bennie excellent with a lovely view of the harbour. Add a Mimosa, a perfect start to the day.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was a dinner for my wife after a Cirque du Soleil show, a gift I gave her for Christmas. The food was excellent, as always, and the service outstanding!
We’ll definitely be back.

David Skeaff

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AM
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Always delicious, always amazing service. Return here often and they never disappoint!

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KD
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We were in Kingston for the day and after reading the reviews decided to try AquaTerra. The food was excellent as well as the service. Would definitely stop here again if I'm in the city.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was a lovely experience we enjoyed ourselves Great food
Our server was excellent would recommend to anyone.
Looking forward to our next visit

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L
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We celebrated Canada Day at AquaTerra by having dinner for two adults and two children. There is a children’s menu that suits the healthy side of the menu. There is good choise of food for adults as well with an amazing wine selection. The service was top notch and food very tasty. Everything was perfect for breakfast as well, they had home made potato’s and Starbucks coffee.

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JM
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Beautiful spot for lunch or dinner. Great service and food. Outstanding atmosphere!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Amazing staff, gorgeous place, incredible food!

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PA
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Amazing experience all round. Food, service, atmosphere. We gave a glowing review on Trip Advisor. Will definitely return.

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TL
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our waitress was amazing and the food was fantastic!

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PA
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everyone's meal was excellent. The staff paid special attention to the birthday girl...much appreciated.

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BL
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Super friendly staff and amazing food. We are vegan and were accommodated with no problems. This is one of my favourite places.

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SP
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was good. Our service was excellent; our waitress was very informative and quite pleasant. Our food was served promptly. The only complaint I had was the noise level as it was hard to carry on a conversation at the table.

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SD
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our favourite Kingston destination for a casual upscale dining experience or to celebrate special occasions. Our server "Jessie" was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and personable.

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TH
3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food, as usual, was very good. Staff was attentive and pleasant. While the restaurant wasn't crowded, one large table commanded all the time of the kitchen staff, and the service was very slow - even for AquaTerra

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of our favourite restaurants in Kingston. Outstanding food & service; view of the marina; quiet for talking during Sunday brunch.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Excellent and creative food choices served by friendly staff in pleasant atmosphere dinning room.

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MT
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Pleasant and attentive staff. Food was perfect for our convocation celebration lunch. Thank you.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was awesome food was good but would of been better with less salt during preparation

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HM
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We attended this restaurant to celebrate a graduation. Service was excellent, and the free focaccia with the special butter was delicious. The portions were quite large, and all very good. We tried the burger, veggie ciabatta sandwich and potato gnocchi. The views are incredible, especially on a sunny day.

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m
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

great food, great service. we were here last year, for the Canada 150 celebration, and returned this summer for another great meal. The beet salad was especially good.

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M
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellently cooked meal with great flavours. Very nice atmosphere

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DC
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fabulous meal! and terrific service! The Pavlova dessert was fantastic!

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PT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent view. Foodies will enjoy this find. A+ overall experience in Kingston Ontario.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner. Had the full meal for special price. Scallops appetizer melted in your mouth. Pavlova dessert one of the best we have ever had. Server there just when we needed her and hostess always checked that things were going well.

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YT
1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Very poor service. Food was below par for 2 of the meals. The other 2 was good. Had to wait too long even to get water refilled. Even after spending 2 hours for dinner server did not come around to give us the dessert menu. One of the meals included dessert but had to leave without. Cannot wait another hour for that. For $50 per dinner I expected a better experience. I will never go back to this place.

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JL
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went to AquaTerra after someone recommended it to us. We were not disappointed. It was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu and daily special, which we ended up taking. You can tell that each plate is prepared meticulously. The food is unique and it was absolutely delicious. A bit pricey but it was worth it. We will definitely go back.

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WY
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I had booked a reservation and hoped asked for a nice table as I was surprising my hisband. When we walked in there did not seem to be a table prepared for us? I think we were 5 mins early? We were told were could sit at this t,able or that table.. Would have been nice to sit by the window like I asked. the food was really good but cold. my soup was luke warm and husbands lobster tail and dick egg were cold, my halibut was delicious and hot but the veg were warm, the sauce was very cold. Maybe it was supposed to be did not leave me wanting it. On the other hand my husbands veg were very hot and his steak cold. They accidently over charged me 40 dollars but went through great lengths to contact me to correct it which I appreciate! Overall it was an interesting evening. very loud place though. I would try it again as the food was very promising if they can just get the temp right. Server was great, very kind and helpful!

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SK
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We were there for brunch. Interesting menu. High quality ingredients. Had reserved and received excellent table with harbour view. Very solicitous efficient service.

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MM
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I have been going to AquaTerra for years but this is my first time since they renovated their space. I went for brunch and had the Classic Eggs Benedict. It tasted exactly as it should; creamy poached eggs, real Canadian bacon, tangy and smooth Hollandaise sauce with perfectly cooked home fries. My mom had the Aqua Eggs Benedict which was potato latkes and smoked salmon, she said the flavours were wonderful.
The service was friendly, attentive and very polite.
We sat at a great table with an exceptional view of the waterfront. The table was great and tucked away however the only draw back to the meal was have to sit next to a very loud, obnoxious family. Not the restaurant's fault but if I am rating the overall experience, that was the only downside.
I truly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Kingston area for an excellent meal, with a great view and phenomenal service!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Favourite place for special occasions. Great food and service!!

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DG
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Staff and service were excellent as was the food and wine. Setting on the harbour is picturesque. Highly recommended.

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SK
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Hostess, waitress and cook. Excellent!!!
The burger was the best ever!!! My husband really enjoyed his steak and Frits 😊Will return.

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BL
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food is always very good. The atmosphere is very cozy and inviting. We generally attend a couple time during the winter for dinner and at least a couple of times in the nicer weather for brunch/lunch. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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PK
3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Requested a window table but we arrived early and were seated in a very noisy back room and when I complained I was to,d nothing available, but once seated many tables became available within a short period. The two young gentlemen greeting guests could have done a better job accommodating the request. The small room was so noisy my guest and I could not hear each other across the table. The server was fantastic! Food was great as usual which is why we always choose this location.

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J
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Seafood pasta was disappointing, not what I expected. Too much of peanuts flavour, very little of actual pasta and some seafood (only shrimps)..

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service, excellent food, and a gorgeous view!

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A
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The table we were given was excellent. We were seated by the window with a view of the water’s edge and the historic sites n clear view. The service was first class. However, the mild Virgin Mary served to one of the guests was very spicy, and the medium rare steak was medium at best. At times the heavy saces overwhelmed the food they covered, especially the sauce that drowned the mushrooms and escargots. The pasta was just al dente and a little tough at the edges.
We were offered a free dessert to take home which we very much enjoyed. Thanks to a very fine waiter!

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JB
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Staff and service were excellent. Our waiter was attentive and personable. The seating was excellent as we were overlooking the waterfront. The only slight negative was that the main course food was very salty. However, the cuisine was top notch. A most enjoyable evening.

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