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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
9:30 PM

AquaTerra

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

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 195 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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

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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellently cooked meal with great flavours. Very nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service, excellent food, and a gorgeous view!

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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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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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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I used to believe that a good meal required bacon. I can tell you and my past self I was wrong! This was easily the best meal I have had at a restaurant. The atmosphere, food, and staff are all fantastic.

A specific thanks to our server Emily who made our first visit even better when her suggestions and exceptional service.

If you're looking to drop some well earned money on a meal, look on feather.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The best restaurant in Kingston, you absolutely can’t beat the food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had a late birthday dinner with my husband here. Two years in a row and I can see this being a tradition :) Great location, food, and service! So happy

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday. As always at AquaTerra, we had a great meal and excellent service. It is our favorite restaurant in Kingston but we tend to go there only on special occasions, because it’s a bit expensive for our budget. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our daughter and son in law recommended this place to us. We usually eat at the Amadeus resturant but didn't realize they were closed for Easter. We really enjoyed our dinner with a gorgeous view and an amazing server. Food was delicious! Thanks so much!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love the view on the harbor front! The setting provides a pleasant ambiance for conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great restaurant for dinner. This is certainly a fine dining restaurant, not just a typical hotel restaurant. Fantastic view of the lake. Service was great...friendly servers and great balance of attentiveness and dining privacy. Food was also very tasty and certainly lives up to fine dining standards. Loved the sous vide pork belly and the "pot roast", which was braised beef cheek. Will definitely dine at Aqua Terra when I'm in Kingston again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of our favourites in Kingston; one meal was delayed so it was removed from the bill without us even asking; food always excellent; service, too.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great lakeside seating, quiet ambiance and delicious fresh food make this a favoured place for a business breakfast or lunch. The setting is spacious, staff courteous and it's not so busy that you feel you need to rush the conversation.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Overall all food items were overly salty. Nice bread and amuse Bouche, complimentary. Great and knowledgeable server.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The lamb (was a special) was amazing. Great spot to ear and close to the downtown core.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My husband and I had some extra travel points and we thought it might be fun to have dinner and stay at the Delta even though we live 15 minutes away. We enjoyed a cocktail before our diinner reservation at Aqua Terra. The view from the lounge was appreciated. Dinner was even more memorable with the best Rack of Lamb I have ever expirenced. My husband enjoyed his perfectly cooked Ribeye. Vegetables cooked just past crisp, just the way we like them. We topped the dinner off sharing a chocolate bread pudding. The accommodations were great. To our surprise we were upgraded to a king size bed. Very comfortable. Finished our visit with a breakfast of French toast and the Aqua Terra Eggs Benidic. Thanks for making a great Friday out. Mary and Blair.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I often visit Kingston for a romantic getaway. We usually go to Greco's for supper and never disappointed but decided this time to go to Aqua Terra as it was close to The Frontenac Club, where we enjoy staying. We were greeted by a friendly server and were seated by the window. I ordered soup and pot roast . My husband ordered steak. While waiting, we were served a basket of fresh bread. Unfortunately, the appetisers of bland bread and chewy tuna did not appeal to me. However, my mulligatawny soup was delicious. We waited quite a while for our main dish. The pot roast was black and dry and looked like an old shoe. The mashed carrots were good but cool. The meat was so over cooked and dry, I couldn't eat it. My husband's steak was also just as unappetising, dry and tough. We didn't finish our overpriced meals and asked to take my dessert with us. I took one bite of the 'almond tart' and threw it in
the bin, it also was dry and tasteless. Needless, to say we were totally disappointed and will not return.

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