AquaTerra

4.5
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439 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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, the Feast On certified AquaTerra offers Weekend 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 including creative craft cocktails and a small plate before or after your meal. Or make your choice from the AquaTerra menu and dine in The Vu.

Upcoming events are found on our website and include Afternoon Tea and Meet the Maker Wine and Beer Dinners.

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

What 439 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had AquaTerra cater our wedding in 2017, and it was absolutely fantastic - all of our guests raved about the food! We decided to return for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner, and we were even more blown away by the food, atmosphere, and service! Truly a delight. 5/5, cannot recommend enough! :) Thank you AquaTerra for a fantastic evening.

A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. I really enjoyed the cocktails and house salad and my partner had the scallops and said they were amazing.

DD
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful breakfast at AquaTerra! Whenever we visit our daughter at Queen's this is a must-do. The AquaTerra Benedict is over-the-top delicious, the water view is lovely and the service is wonderfully warm, friendly and excellent - especially Stephanie, Nicole and Amber!

MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, amazing food, wonderful customer service!

W
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food was absolutely amazing the service was on point and the drinks were amazing

KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional, ordered the seafood carbonara and it was delicious. The orzo pasta was a great new experience and complimented the dish wonderfully.

MS
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was amazing and the service was excellent!

SD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience2

This was the second year in a row where I made a reservation almost 6 weeks in advance and made a request for a window seat ie. a view of the harbour. And for the second year in a row, we were seated at the very back corner with a view of the wall. The service by our server Sabrina and the food were excellent. However, if the back of the restaurant in the overflow section is the best I can expect, even with the long lead time, perhaps I should consider other venues in future.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Completely enjoyed the whole experience! The food was excellent - the halibut and ice cream were the highlights. The wait staff was right on. The perfect blend of attention and timing for a Valentine’s Day dinner. As extensive travelers, it’s nice to have a restaurant of this caliber in our own back yard. We are proud to bring our foreign visitors here no matter how sophisticated their tastes.

DO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

There was no coat check offered or obvious place to hang one up. It was winter so having a heavy coat and boots (my wife) made things clumsy. All else was as noted.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graduation Dinner with Family

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat for a birthday dinner
With the candel on the cake!

KL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening and the staff members were very nice and helpful. The food was good, flavourful and interesting. Thank you.

RL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Sue, our server, was outstanding. Will be back.

CL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a treat! Friendly, polite, cozy, delicious, creative!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AquaTerra always delivers from the kind greeting at the door to being seated, to the patient servers and excellent food. We’ve always had great experiences at this restaurant from start to finish!

T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at Aquaterra. Today's meal however missed the mark.
The special of the day Halibut arrived overcooked and served over hash that had a musty flavour .
Honestly this was only one bad meal out of years of good ones, so yes we will be back.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner experience was on New Year’s Eve, with a fixed price menu and 4 choices of entre.
Every course was beautifully presented and extremely tasty. Our server was outstanding. The ambience was quietly sophisticated which we appreciated...we were not looking for New Year’s hoopla.
A wonderful evening!

AA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

an absolutely delightful experience. Our waitress was very professional yet personable.

DK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food good, Service excellent, seated by the window right away; we wanted a 6 PM reservation: only 530 and 630 were available, so we took 530; there were plenty of empty tables throughout our dinner and even as we left the restaurant, so I don’t understand why 6 PM slot was blocked off... :-/

RM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic as was our server, Marco. We will be back.

CL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great Christmas lunch with my 95 year old mother-in-law. We were there last Christmas day too - Wonderful food and time both years.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

April was brilliant, suggesting wines as well.

DC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a love dinner. April our waitress was very pleasant and professional. She gave us the right timing of courses in our meal. Would
highly recommend April as your waitress.
Meal was excellent.
Would recommend this restaurant

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary dec 18

DM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yesterday my husband, son and myself had lunch at AquaTerra.
Our lunch was delicious, I had the fish and chips and my husband and son had the fish daily feature!
Our server was excellent!
I would recommend AquaTerra to family and friends!

L
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The swordfish special had a strange combination of accompanying veg that didn’t seem to go together. Was disappointed this visit.

t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great meal and Danielle our waitress was helpful and cheery.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

So very disappointing. Took visiting family to what we expected to be a good brunch, such a shock.
Breakfasts were cold with dried up potatoes. The Eggs Benedict bacon was hard dry and cold as were the eggs and sauce, my daughters fried egg was also cold. We sent back the meals, the server was very apologetic.
Returned breakfasts, my eggs were new and warm but dry bacon not changed, fried egg was fine.

In addition to the temperature, the meals were low rate in taste and quality eg the potatoes with bits of red pepper presented and tasted as if they were last nights menu, the hollandaise sauce was bland.

Atmosphere was that of a hotel restaurant, nothing special that would contribute to the costs and the reputation.

Will not return for any occasion or meal.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good lunch. Well served and value for money. Noisy and difficult to carry on a reasonable conversation.

CH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the experience was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and informative as to choices for a "meat lover" and a "pescatearian/vegetarian ". When we checked out one dinner option which was good for a vegetarian, but had bacon as an added feature, we were assured that the dish could be prepared without the bacon, and that many people had requested this in the past. Once we had ordered the wine, the sommellier came over to check that it was okay and what we were expecting (which it was). We had decided to bypass dessert and opted for a specialty coffee and a dessert wine. The waiter had heard that it was my partner's birthday, and brought out an excellent creme brule (on the house), which we shared. Also, they were almost out of the dessert wine that I had ordered, so they brought me one ounce of the original dessert wine and a 2nd glass of dessert wine (by the same vineyard) that was the 2 oz. that they serve. (Again, we were only charged for the 2 oz. glass). Overall, the Aqua Terra experience made the birthday celebration very special. We have come here on a number of occasions and will definitely be returning.

t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, food and service.
Thank you for the quiet place to recoup.

JN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service! The menu is so unique! Compliments to the chef!

AM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had.
Everything was outstanding; the food, the service; the ambiance; the whole thing from beginning to end.

GM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our anniversary on the recommendation of several friends. We weren't disappointed! Our server, Marco, was wonderful and the food was absolutely incredible. AquaTerra is an absolute must if you haven't been yet.

SV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view is amazing, no matter what time of year. Our server was very good!

SH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I expected a better food experience so was disappointed. The fish soup was good. We should have stopped there. We ordered the Arctic Char. The fish was suitably cooked but the rest of the meal was awful. The arancini was overcooked and the greens were not edible. We mentioned to the server that the arancini was overcooked, ie burned. There was no effort to replace them. The filling was boring. Oh dear!! This should have been fixed right away.

LV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!!! We were treated extremely well!

t
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing and our server was on point. Thank you!

AH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The pea and mint soup was delicious ... just the right amount of mint. And cod entree was fresh and tasty.
We liked our dinner so much we went back the next day for Brunch which was equally as good.

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