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AquaTerra, Kingston, ON

AquaTerra

4.6
4.6
1224 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Kingston’s choice for waterfront dining, AquaTerra offers picturesque waterfront views of Lake Ontario and Confederation Harbour 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, an extensive wine list and private and semi-private dining options for groups large and small.

Our thanks to OpenTable Diners who have voted us in Canada’s Top 100 Best Brunch and Most Romantic Restaurants.



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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 549-6243
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • 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 a 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.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Smith: (613) 650-5405
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Cross Street
    Ontario St.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kingston

    Best Overall

  • Kingston

    Best Food

  • Kingston

    Best Service

  • Kingston

    Best Ambience

  • Kingston

    Best Value

  • Kingston

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kingston

    Good for special occasions

  • Kingston

    Lively

  • Kingston

    Most Booked

1,224 Reviews
  1. Tanya

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came to celebrate our anniversary, made notes of it in our reservation and when asked by our server. Not sure why, nothing special provided or done for the evening. Prix Fixe menu was a decent deal, and the ribeye was good, but to be honest, it was overly salty. We were a little shocked that bread wasn't provided, but cost $8. Overall, a decent meal, but for 2 cocktails, bread, 1 soup, 1 dessert and 2 mains, we found $200 to be a little hefty. Food was good, but comparable to what we would get at The Keg for a lower price. Gald to have tried it, but likely won't return.

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  2. Ktown

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great - drinks and appetizers, but the fish special was disappointing.

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  3. PhilipC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, a little pricey but acceptable for a special occasion. Server was personable and attentive. Overall highly recommend this restaurant. We have been here before and we will return.

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  4. LauraN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I’ve had in years. Cooked perfectly and the gravy was divine. From the parking guy to the waitress the service here is the best in Kingston. The ambiance is great and you can’t beat the view.

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  5. JaniceB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband & I had a great experience at Aqua Terra, The food was exceptional and the table by the window was perfect, the time between arriving, ordering, receiving the food and clearing away was spot on! Our server was Steve and he was incredibly professional, fun and efficient - pricy but worth it!

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  6. ConnieB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and thank you Marco for your exceptional service. We will be returning soon.

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  7. Laura

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently great service every time we dine there. Food is exceptional! Beautiful view of the Kingston harbour especially in the spring, summer and fall. It would be nice to have live dinner music on weekends, example would be a pianist, guitar or a violinist. Parking is an issue, especially on weekends.

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  8. AnnaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food amazing service beautiful waterfront views.

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  9. OrrinS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Trevor our waiter was 10/10. He helped us choose a wine that we liked. He made meal suggestions that were appropriate. My wife has an onion allergy that was appropriately dealt with. Unfortunately my steak arrived cold and the pepper grinder did not function. By the time our waiter dealt with the cold steak and broken pepper grinder my wife was finished her meal. We let the manger know. Her response was “well those things happen”. Our meals with a bottle of wine was near $200.

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  10. ArneM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AquaTerra has been our Valentine's Day and our Wedding Anniversary destination for the past six years. The meals and the service have always been good. The service staff and waiters and waitresses have always been exemplary. We are looking forward to return visits.

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  11. DonH

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The selected menu was exceptional and our steaks were cooked to our specifications. Service was prompt and friendly, the courses were presented at the right interval. The ambience was good with an excellent view of the harbour. The noise level was relatively quiet allowing easy conversation. An excellent venue for our Valentine's dinner.

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  12. Tess

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice brunch venue and menu. Great to celebrate occasions.

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  13. MarianneL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and a great view. Staff were fantastic and the food amazing. Parking is not the easiest but available around the city. Lovely place to visit and a great variety on the menu.

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  14. SusanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the location, the seasonal menus and wonderfully prepared food!

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  15. HeatherL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly greeting we were then asked if we had a preference for tables (we did nice). Our server was fabulous made recommendations, suggested wine, we enjoyed all our appetizers through mains! Unique & delicious! Manager checked in to make sure our evening was good. Lovely from ambience to food pairings. We would dine again here merci

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  16. KellyB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a blast, it’s so nice in there and the view was spectacular and the food was amazing.

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  17. RoseG

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is usually very good but yesterday it was terrible! The soup was watered down and flavorless. The salad was old and wilted. The whole meal was awful. The worst I've ever had. I want my money back!!

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  18. BettyMac

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come here on Sunday mornings with my granddaughter, and we love it.

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  19. Jocelyn

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think this restaurant has a lot of positives but the food was substandard for the price.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal and experience, as always! Thanks again.

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  21. LaurieM

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience for dinner and very romantic. Ask for a table overlooking the water. Delicious seafood ravioli.

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  22. Sailorman

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An attractive Sunday brunch menu served by a thoughtful and friendly server in, as ever, a welcoming setting with a sterling view.

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  23. Keanna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited AquaTerra for our anniversary. Our sever was was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic from start to finish. Will be back for our next special date!!

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  24. TinaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Aqua Terra! From the service, to food, everything and everyone is amazing! :O)

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  25. WIFoodie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. Beautiful location, we will come back in the summer when we get more daylight.

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  26. MaryZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to the Aquaterra for many years. Easy parking, One has to travel far to enjoy such delicious cuisine prepared by the chef (never just food by a cook). Love the view, Servers are always outstanding and helpful.

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  27. DanielleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & great service from Duncan. We will definitely be returning.

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  28. LizB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent - thanks Tyrone! Loved the cocktail menu Rib steak was VERY salty, however.

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  29. NancyC

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Somehow the food and service have slipped greatly. Sad to see. Food was just okay. Service was below average. Not a good feeling overall.

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  30. AmandaandJamie

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best restaurant in town. Fabulous food that is consistently delicious. Amazing servers, great ambiance! Our go to for the perfect meal.

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  31. MatthewE

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    AquaTerra was predictably good, food was excellent although choice for non meat eaters is rather limited. Service very friendly and informed but somewhat rushed.

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  32. Kingstonsue

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a celebratory dinner at aqua terra last night. The food was very good. We both found the French onion soup to be one of the best we’ve ever had. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

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  33. BevK

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were exited to have dinner at Aqua Terra based on past experience. Unfortunately, the experience this time was disappointing. First we were served martinis that had the flavour of licorice. While the drinks were replaced quickly, the explanation provided was that perhaps the vermouth was being stored in a bottle that had previously held Sambuca. The pork belly appetizer was not edible and we sent it back. The fat was not fully rendered and the meat portion was dry and tough—possibly microwaved? Server did noticed an explanation. The shrimp and chorizo appetizer was okay, but shrimp a bit tough. Ravioli was too thick so that edges were undercooked. Stuffing and sauce nice. Sea bass good although mashed potatoes were very thick and heavy. We asked if the chef was here and they said no. They didn’t charge us for the pork belly, ravioli and desserts—desserts were good. Service was good. Server and manager, who spoke to us at the table, were helpful and apologetic. So many good restaurants in Kingston. I don’t think we will go back to Aqua Terra—at least I would make sure chef would be working that night!

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  34. ScottA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our reservation was ready and we had a great table. When reserving I noted it was our anniversary however the server was not aware so maybe you could shore up that communication. Our martinis were good but chilled glasses and higher quality olives would make them better! Our appetizers and dinners were excellent as was our wine , dessert and after dinner specialty coffees. Special thanks to our server who was pleasant, attentive and personable! Overall a great evening out and fair price! Thank you.

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  35. RickH

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasent New Years Day dinner at AquaTerra. It continues to live up to our high expectations based on earlier experiences there.

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  36. DebF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Eve dinner menu was excellent! Guests from France attended this event with me and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience of watching the fireworks across the lake. I would recommend Aqua Terra for a nice relaxed atmosphere with upscale food.

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  37. Daniel

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think we were given the worst possible seat, but aside from that everything was good.

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  38. LKL11

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for New Years Eve dinner, and it was amazing. My husband had the ribeye and said it was the best steak he’s ever had. I had the New Year’s Eve feature menu with the beef tenderloin and it was delicious. Everything was very well presented and cooked perfect. And the waiter service was excellent! Definitely recommend this restaurant if you’re looking to have a nice fancy meal out. The food and service is much better than any chain restaurant.

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  39. BeverleyC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep coming back. The food is amazing! Enough choice without too many and everything is prepared beautifully.

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  40. MarjeF

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vegan and vegetarian choices. Katie was wonderful

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

AquaTerra is rated 4.6 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

AquaTerra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for AquaTerra

1 Johnson St., Kingston, ON K7L 5H7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ontario St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingston
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • 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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 549-6243
  • 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 a 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.
  • Private party contact
    Emily Smith: (613) 650-5405
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