AquaTerra

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Contemporary Canadian

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.



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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a waterside seat and a terrific meal featuring seared scallop appetizer (fabulous) and Arctic char main dish. Our service was exceptional, and I am sorry I cannot remember the name of the young woman who took care of us on this birthday dinner evening. Recommend AquaTerra unreservedly.

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was girlfriend weekend and my friends from Toronto stated it was one of the best resteraunts they have tried especially in Kingston and were delighted with my choice.

M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Was really excited about dining at AquaTerra. Unfortunately, our experience was disappointing. It was a busy night so we waited a long time between dishes. Once apps came, the calamari BLT was extremely salty! The roasted carrot salad was delightful! But then our mains came, and the seafood portion of the carbonara was again way over salted, while the orzo was flavorless. It could be the saltiness just ruined my tastebuds / overmasked the other flavors. The duck vindaloo came to our table lukewarm. We ordered the duck medium, but it came medium rare. We were happy to have tried out the restaurant, and really wanted to like it but unfortunately we won't return.

RM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We received excellent table service and the food was great. We appreciated being able to sit and take our time to chat. The view was great too.

ED
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

We have been going to Aqua Terra as a special date night place for years and we found our last experience to be disappointing. The menu has changed and is more limited so we had a hard time selecting a dish we were excited about and the food ordered ended up being mostly rich, fried, salty and lacking flavour. Sadly, we were unhappy about the menu change.

O
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb location and a delicious brunch. I highly recoomend Aqua Terra for a romantic Sunday morning.

LI
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious, nice atmosphere and the view incredible

LM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My server was one of the best waitresses I’ve ever had. It was my girlfriends birthday and she made it very special for her. I am very appreciative

AB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Timing of courses was appropriate. Underground parking slip validated by restaurant.

J
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We arrived a few minutes late due to homecoming weekend traffic and they cleaned a table by the window to seat us. After being seated we were greeted drinks brought and brunch ordered. The Monkey Bread French Toast was memorable. Everything else was sorta ok. Attentive service, pretty view, nice staff all part of a hotel. Seemed moderately busy for a 130pm Sunday brunch crowd.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brunch was excellent. A great selection of classics plus interesting dishes like Shakshuka with a lentil base (which I had and would definitely recommend).

CS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never had a bad experience here. In fact it's my favourite restaurant to go to, ever.
Temperature of the food is always perfect, the staff always gauges our pace and knows what we need just before we ask, and the place is always so clean.
There isn't a bad table in the house, although I always prefer a window seat since I'm a huge fan of the river views.
11/10

SM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Every other meal has been exceptional, so will assume this time was an aberration. Food was just okay; dessert was awful.

TT
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Variable service, for instance, multiple requests for water refills ignored & slow dinner service. Some dinner items great with others substandard especially sides. Scallop appetizer very good, salmon & Duck entrees good but side for duck horrible with very bitter greens with bitter dressing & could hardly find the sugar snap peas. Green salad ordered ahead had similarly extremely bitter dressing. Both of these inedible.

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice view. Interesting recipes but not all are good. Service was very mediocre

LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I love the location and the service is always great. They should really try to step it up with the food though as it is mediocre at best and not good value or what one would expect at the Delta.

K
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience. The food is stellar and the house made sparking water is a must!
The 4 star is because we found a glass of wine at $19 was a tad steep; get a bottle like we did.

MD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

In my many years of dining at Aqua Terra, this was my first disappointment. Besides my Ceasar salad the meals weren't enjoyable. The lobster in the pasta was rubbery and the sauce flavorless The duck leg was the same. Items that I've enjoyed over the years that kept me returning are no longer on the menu. The pork belly, duck breast, braised beef.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food quality is not good. I ordered a dish with avocado, and they are all with ugly big black spots. Complained to the server, they just take them off the plate and returned back. Also the tea pot is dusty on the lid.

WG
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The pasta was under seas

MH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

It would have been better for me if your menu was 'Keto Friendly.' I ordered a Beef Kebob expecting steak not ground beef. There are no substitutions, potato chips and bread products and not included in a Ketogenic Lifestyle.
The food tasted good but for me the dinner menu is more suiting.
I will come back but not for lunch.

F
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Surprisingly good for a hotel restaurant. Our waitress was amazing and the view over the water was very nice. My wife had a mushroom Bolognese that was just ok. My chicken was very good and my daughter had Salmon that was amazing. The deserts were very good as well. It was a very nice birthday dinner for us.

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday

B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, service and environment... Great first-time visit. Hope to be back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A lovely restaurant for a get together of old friends and celebrations. Great views and even better eats.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dining experience was fabulous. Service top-notch and our meal exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this establishment!

GD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The menu is very poor
Nothing to mention
Service very Warm And friendly

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff ! Especially front desk and introduction service!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversary. Food was outstanding, little noisy, would’ve been nice to have had been seated somewhere quieter.

k
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food

AS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The menu had been changed to a very brief brunch offering or breakfast. This at 1:30pm. Their excuse was that it was a holiday, despite the masses of tourists, and citizens in the area, likely one of the busiest days of the year.
Despite few people in the dining room we waited over fifteen minutes to be acknowledged. After ordering cocktails we again waited close to 20 minutes, still no sign of them and we left.
The service was atrocious, the offerings dismal, and there was no mention of these changes on their website.
All in all and absolute disaster!

GM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good table, excellent service, we really enjoyed our evening!

DT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the Amuse-bouche to my pan seared shrimp to my chocolate pave, it was flavor on top of flavor...excellent meal start to finish! Would recommend and go back in minute...and a special thanks to our awesome server James🤗and our friend with her broken wing💕

SB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice view of the lake. Service and food very good.
Always enjoy our visits to AquaTerra.

BC
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Even though it was brunch weekend (I was hoping for the fabulous soup and bread starter that I always have) we were still able to find tasty selections for all 3 of us, everyone liked what they got, and compared it favourably to a disappointing brunch the day before in Wellington. We have never had a bad meal here, yes the prices are a touch steep but you get what you pay for frankly. We will be back!

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was awful. The food was good but nothing special.

B
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was a great view of the harbor from our table of 4. The ambience and the service were very good. The food was nicely presented; however, the lobster fettucine lacked the presence of much lobster. This was disappointing as it was not worth what we paid. Would we come back? Yes and would hope for a menu with more variety which gives more value.

l
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and a wonderful waterfront view. The service was fantastic, very attentive.

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