About AquaTerra

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

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Ontario St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 549-6243

Website:
http://www.aquaterrakingston.com/

Entertainment:
Live music is often played in our lounge area. Please call the restaurant or follow us on social media for dates.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Brent McAllister

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

AquaTerra Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (49)
Good for a Date (43)
Waterfront (40)
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Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romance (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Business Meals (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Lunch (18)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
People Watching (11)
Group Bookings (10)
Pre/post-theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Brunch (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten-Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo-Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Child-Friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice spot. Good food. Good parking. Nice wine list. Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was over the top from the time we walked in until we left. Great evening out

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The waitress was amazing. She was attentive but not intrusive. The food was amazing and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The new bread pudding on the the dessert menu was delicious, but the old chocolate bread pudding was superior! ;)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fine dinning at its best. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!🍷

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
Food1
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent meal! 5 stars across the board from appetizers thru main course to dessert!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

Total 5 star place. Insanely good upscale food. Michelin star worthy.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic place to dine for any occasion. Simple the best in Kinston.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent dinner and very allergen friendly. Of course the view is classic Kingston!! Enjoyed ourselves a great deal

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food quality is exceptional. Service was a bit slow but adequate. Prices were very high for everything.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Great Beer, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, great views, great food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing dining experience, as always. Staff were great, food was wonderful and ambience superb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Waterfront, People Watching, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the Kingston area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic

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