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.
Contemporary Canadian, Seafood
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music is often played in our lounge area. Please call the restaurant or follow us on social media for dates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to begin planning.
Parking available at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront. We will happily validate parking for this lot. Otherwise, street parking is available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
AquaTerra Ratings and Reviews
Nice spot. Good food. Good parking. Nice wine list. Excellent service.
Service was over the top from the time we walked in until we left. Great evening out
We came to Kingston to take our 2 Queen student daughters out for a "nice" meal. Highly enjoyed. Further, after appetizers, my daughter had an adverse reaction to some medicine she was taking. Assistance was kindly offered in lobby and back at our table, post recovery. Many thanks to all.
We had a fabulous birthday dinner for my husband at Aqua Terra. The restaurant provides great views of Kingston harbour and the waterfront. The food was amazing and the price fix menu had enough choice so that everyone in our party enjoyed the options. Our server was exceptional. The restaurant manager Jeff provided the personal touch you rarely get in any restaurant. Overall, you would not go wrong with having any special occasion, lunch or brunch at this restaurant. We will definitely return!
Went for breakfast with family and the food was excellent! My favourite were the home fries - so melt in your mouth tasty!
The waterfront view is also incredible. I definitely recommend coming here.
The waitress was amazing. She was attentive but not intrusive. The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time.
The new bread pudding on the the dessert menu was delicious, but the old chocolate bread pudding was superior! ;)
Fine dinning at its best. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.
Service was super fast, we had the 72 hr.short ribs which was super tender and tasty.
Love the ambiance. We were so full from dinner that we had no room for dessert to mark our
Anniversary, but Marco gave us a delicious creme brûlée with a chocolate anniversary written on it..a special treat..thank you!🍷
A really terrific meal - full flavoured, well presented and well worth returning to enjoy some other time. Wine selection was great. Our server was attentive, funny and also knew when to arrive back at the table at just the right moment. A great evening!
The server (Susie) was very good but there were problems with the food that took way too long to resolve. The beef tenderloin was overcooked and on the second try, the beef was properly cooked but the vegetables were raw. It also shouldn't have taken over 20 minutes to replace the meal. We appreciated that we weren't charged for the entree but the whole experience soured us on the restaurant.
The noise from the lobby overwhelmed the restaurant and it was almost impossible to hear anyone at our table and we were in a quiet corner!
Excellent meal! 5 stars across the board from appetizers thru main course to dessert!
Total 5 star place. Insanely good upscale food. Michelin star worthy.
We had dinner with our son for his birthday at AquaTera. The food and service was outstanding. We will be back and without hesitation we would recommend the restaurant.
Fantastic place to dine for any occasion. Simple the best in Kinston.
Part way through driving from Cornwall to Muskoka we stopped in Kingston for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised by the amazing food and stellar service (Jessie)!! If we are ever there again we would definitely return!
We were celebrating my sister's birthday and were in Kingston for a ladies weekend. The meal was great, service very good and attentive. Two areas for improvement: the restaurant was too warm (to the point of being uncomfortable); and there were a few too many fish dishes on the prix fixe menu (I was happy with that but my companions do not enjoy fish) therefore I suggest more meat choices on that menu. All that being said we had an excellent time and we always go to Aqua Terra when in Kingston. Love t he ambience and love the view.
Excellent dinner and very allergen friendly. Of course the view is classic Kingston!! Enjoyed ourselves a great deal
Service was exceptional. Did not rush the meal. Table ready when we arrived. PARKING even though homecoming weekend. Overall a great experience yet again. You keep us coming back!
As usual , Aqua Terra did not disappoint us. Everything was tasty, service was excellent , and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Short rib was so flavorful. Parking lot was full so we were simply directed across the street in a helpful manner.Some obnoxious, ill dressed patrons had to be escorted out and that was done in a respectful way. It did not in any way ruin the experience. Once again this restaurant deserves to be ranked close to the top few around, at least in my humble opinion.
I have dined at Aqua Terra a few times and Marco was my server most of the times. He is excellent. Personable, informed, subtle, helpful, humorous.
Food quality is exceptional. Service was a bit slow but adequate. Prices were very high for everything.
Nice ambiance but a nit noisy for fine dining and quiet conversation!
Food on pricey side for value and what you get for a meal!
A few glitches took away from the meal: menu different from website Sunday brunch menu; tepid decaf in the carafe; server then brought fresh pot but forgot my cup; 3 orders of eggs benne were not piping hot; blinds overlooking the harbour were closed for most of our meal. Pleasant server but seemed rushed. It is my second so- so brunch at AT although I have eaten numerous excellent lunches and dinners there.
Visiting from out of town. Went to Aqua Tera based on reviews we read online. Phenomenal food and service!!!! We had the pre-fix meal. The food was outstanding. Our waitress April was so friendly, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make the evening special for us. We will definitely be back again.
Beautiful restaurant, great views, great food.
Amazing dining experience, as always. Staff were great, food was wonderful and ambience superb.
Food was fine, service detracted greatly from our experience. We were not demanding, but it must have been a tough evening for our server. We might go back when we have forgotten this recent experience.
Excellent martinis! Our server April was engaging and anticipated our needs. Appetizers were just the right quantity, well presented and very tasty. We both enjoyed the salmon. Coffee was a bit slow in coming. A relaxed meal, just what we needed.
I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with a view with my assistant before we photographed a wedding that was held at the Delta. I then was able to enjoy the catered dinner at the wedding and both meals were absolutely to die for! Local ingredients, healthy options, and full of flavour! I will definitely be coming back for our next date night!
We usually enjoy the table d'hote as a good value with an interesting selection for appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The 'muse bouche' is also a nice touch served just after the order is taken.
This restaurant blew me away. Everything was absolutely perfect. Event the temperature of the food was perfect.
I just cannot say enough about Aquaterra. Will definitely be back!
Très bon restaurant. Mets délicieux. Le personnel n'a pas utilisé de cumin à ma demande. Je n'aime pas le cumin. Bien situé avec vue sur l'eau, mais pas évident de trouver l'entrée. Nous pensions que l'entrée était à partir du Parc de la Confédération et nous y sommes donc parvenus en traversant le garage. L'entrée est en fait dans la petite rue suivante.
A bit disappointed for the price point of the restaurant. Steak was over cooked, rice and potatoes were undercooked. Service was excellent, but for the price point of the food, I expected the food be cooked the right the first time.
This was a special occasion when family visited from Montreal. AquaTerra was selected on the advice of friends who also cautioned that the restaurant was expensive, even for mid-level items. So it was to be: the menu, dinner itself, wine and service were excellent but we were taken aback by the final tab for the three of us. Lunch might be better value.
We go to Aqua Terra often and always enjoy high quality meals. It is possible to eat healthy and tasty meals in a delightful ambiance with very good service. The restaurant is noted for innovation at every step from tableware to menu selection.
This is the best restaurant in Kingston for us. It is close to where we live and it has the best service and view. The food is fantastic and the quality of service is the best we've experienced anywhere. We eat there weekly.
Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the Kingston area.
The service was good but we felt she was trying to hard to please us ie constantly asking if there was anything we would like.Other then that everything was great in celebrating my wife's birthday.
Great place! First time trying this aqua Terra. We were celebrating our Anniversary and meal was outstanding. Had good choices on menu loved the $40 deal. Jessie our waitress was really great and explained the menu and options for us in detail. Atmosphere was quiet and nice view over looking the waterfront. thanks ! Norman and Karen
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