AquaTerra

4.5
267 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

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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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 267 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Amazing service from the staff as well as amazing food! I've never experienced a meal that delicious before! The lamb was melting in your mouth and the flavours were perfect! I don't say it often but I would have called out the chef to give my compliments! I would highly recommend visiting this little gem in downtown Kingston! Will be back soon!

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DT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had reserved a place at Aqua Terra for our wedding anniversary. I was a little disappointed when we were first seated as I had indicated that we like to sit next to each other. We were seated at an end table with one of us on a bench and the other in a chair. While this was comfortable it wasn't ideal. A few minutes later we were very pleasantly surprised when we were offered a window table with side-by-side seating! The table was excellent! The meal was excellent! I would highly recommend the French Onion Soup and the Beef Tenderloin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you get a job doing what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

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DC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our fourth visit to Aqua Terra and we were not disappointed. A little challenging getting to the restaurant at the end of the Kingston Santa Claus parade. Wait staff was a little stressed, but the hostess pitched in well to get our bread plate and another glass of wine. A great team spirit at the restaurant. Got comped for our desserts which were outstanding. It was my wife's birthday which is why upgraded desserts were on the house. Love the fixed price Table d'hôte. well done. We will be back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a date night and did not get a view of the water, however had an amazing server and great food!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a dining experience. we had 2 appetizers and 3 main meals...Everything was superb. The arctic char was the best meal I have eaten.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional! Appetizers and Desert were Fab. Entrees steak and pork were both slightly over done. Very nice evening.

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S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Great service! Our first time and we will return often!

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Friendly and professional service. I will come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First class food. Marco our server was exceptional!

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O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I had the 72 hour beef and was somewhat disappointed.

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CF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aquaterra never fails to deliver a quality meal in a lovely quiet venue. Outstanding service and meal.

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Sunday brunch menu was less exciting than other days and service somewhat lackluster but good food in a nice setting.

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JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our 45th anniversary and it was excellent. Food was great and our server, Cam, went above and beyond and made our evening highly enjoyable!

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent I had the fish cakes and the pork. The pork tenderloin was excellent, the pork belly was too fatty. The scallop appetizer was quite small & a bit rubbery, the salmon was excellent. The feature dessert was quite good.

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BC
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is exceptional here with lovely presentation and a great view. This time we found the food a little salty and the waiting time between courses excessive. They were busy but not crazy so I am not sure why the service was so slow. The soup and bread is my favourite part of the meal and I am not a bread lover. Excellent choice and we will be back.

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PC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Sunday evening was a little quieter, beautiful view of Kingston harbour and historic sites. We were welcomed quickly and staff paced everything very well. Food was excellent with good selections, enjoyed beer selections. We would return for a special occasion event.

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TL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our visit time at AquaTerra and I must say everything was fantastic from the amuse bouche to the final bite of desert! We will definitely be going back!

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. Moraccan chicken was a touch dry. Pork dish was amazing.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Aqua Terra was excellent in every way. The food was so good I would have had more if I had room! The drink menu was very good as well, lots of different cocktails to choose from. Our waiter was very good and was always right there if we needed anything. We had a window with a view of the water which in the summer months would’ve beautiful. I would definitely go there again if we are ever back in Kingston.

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KI
Nottingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional service, relaxing atmosphere and good food! Desserts are delicious!!

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We went to this restaurant in the late Spring and had a great experience. This time, however, it was a tad disappointing. The food was a little overcooked and presented warm. It didn't seem to have been freshly cooked. We also had the misfortune of being seated at a table which had a bench seat. We found this seating to be very uncomfortable ... no real back support. The waitress and staff were excellent but I'll think twice about returning . After spending more than $200 for three people, I wasn't impressed this time around.

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TT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Our meals at Saturday brunch were very good. It did seem a rather long wait for food to arrive, but we were not in a rush. It seemed a bit strange that bread was provided only moments before the food arrived. As always, great waterfront views.

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C
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was attentive to just the right degree. We were there for an early reservation (5:15 PM) and it was very quiet. The noise level rose as the evening progressed, but it was still easy to have a conversation.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! Loved every bit! Great service!!!!!!!!!

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RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch very much. Good food, good setting, excellent service. We'll come again.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Nice view. Pleasant service. Average Cesare salad.
Seafood ravioli was so heavily salted it was almost inedible. Whatever fish was inside the pasta was rather old- frozen- oily .
Overall disappointment

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D
Philadelphia
163 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on vacation in Kingston and staying in this hotel - our first night's dinner was in Aqua Terra and it was a real treat - beautiful views of the harbor and marina - an outstanding server and excellent food - I had the blackened salmon which was absolutely terrific and my husband had the Cioppino, which was also terrific. We ate in the Vu Lounge in the hotel other nights where we could take advantaged of a lighter menu or the menu from Aqua Terra, which made for a great experience. I would highly recommend both places in the hotel

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food. Great service and atmosphere ❤🌺❤😘

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful service and amazing food. Had to wait a little bit even though we made a reservation. We understand that some people just take a while to finish. But it was definitely worth the wait. Ordered from prix fixe menu and had the scallops, buttermilk fried chicken and the dessert. Husband had salmon ceviche, bavette and dessert. All delicious and very generously portioned mains. This is one of our absolute favourite restaurants in Kingston. You will not be disappointed.

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CL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I booked this restaurant based on the both google and opentable ratings plus the fact that we were staying at the Delta. The food was hit and miss - my husband's beet salad was okay, my onion soup was oily with bread that couldn't be cut without removing from the bowl; my steak was quite good and much better than my husband's beef tenderloin. Dessert, whipped peanut butter cheesecake and chocolate hazelnut gateau, were both excellent.
Service was also not the best. Our waiter, while friendly and helpful, seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables (it was quite busy). At this level of restaurant, I expect that we wouldn't have to top up our wine glasses ourselves.
With so many excellent restaurants nearby, I would say go elsewhere unless there's reason to not venture outside. Or perhaps just have dessert.

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g
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance. They celebrated our anniversary in a very special and unique way! We were both very impressed for a first visit!!

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IF
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A very nice meal at this convenient, upmarket restaurant within the Delta by Marriott. Service was good, we had a nice table by the window. It wasn’t cheap, but neither was it overpriced.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful time food was amazing as was the service

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T
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, fabulous, memorable menu. Fabulous service.

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W
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good lunch menu at reasonable prices. Service was friendly but a little slow.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great views, food and staff

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

We've been there before and the food was better. This time it was waste of money, the food for the cost was less than average the chicken was very salty, the halibut was not anything special, the portions are so small for the price.
Not coming back for sure.
Sercice was great though our waitress was very accomodating, this has nothing to do with her.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the second time we had the pleasure dining at this wonderful restaurant. We arrived early to enjoy some drinks before dinner in the lounge. Excellent service was provided by a very well informed young gentleman. We then went to have dinner where we experienced a wonderful evening of great hospitality and food prepared exactly the way we prefer. We were treated as a person and not as a customer. We will most definitely return next year for another great dinner. From start to finish it was excellent.

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