AquaTerra

4.5
286 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • 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.



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P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

In Kingston this is definitely one of the better restaurants
very good food and service
perhaps reflective of a hotel restaurant the price point is probably a little ahead of itselt

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DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyable ambiance with water views from many tables. Food was excellent, but service was a little slow (although the restaraunt was very full). Wine list was adequate and not too pricey.
We just mentioned it was an aniversary and received a very nice desert.

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SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best meal I have ever had in the Kingston area and I go out for dinner often! The quality is evident in every single dish. The seafood pasta was wonderful, not exactly what I expected it would be — it was even better! The curry shrimp app was very tasty as was dessert. Great service, beautiful view of the water. Highly recommend!

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent, well prepared with a large and enjoyable variety of food tastes

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D
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing New Year's Eve dinner. A great way to celebrate an engagement with my new fiance. And exceptional service by Chantelle.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We had New Year's eve dinner and were pleased with the first few courses.
But then came the main courses and my fish was badly overcooked and ergo dry meat.
My wife's lamb was not to her liking inasmuch as she loves lamb and has eaten it many times elsewhere
and never had any complaints.
We told the waiter and although he acknowledged our complaint he did not show any understanding
nor did he give any indication that he would try and speak to the management about it.
Since it was our special evening neither did we.
Upon arriving in Toronto next day, having felt queasy all night and during our drive home we became ill and inspite of it being now more than 24 hours afterwards we still only feel marginally better after having
fasted since.
We believe the combination and quality of food selection was most likely to blame and, as an aside, to serve the chocolate calorie bomb at the end of such a meal was more than an imposition and totally incompatible.
We only tasted a little of it and left it alone for obvious reasons.
We expect at least an apology and or some form of compensation.

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OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great menu. Really enjoyable evening. Went for NYE.

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A very enjoyable experience overall. We were seated promptly and the meal served in a non hurried fashion. Food was excellent, service very attentive in comfortable surroundings.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service, food and atmosphere was incredible.

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FE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gluten free options with a kitchen that appreciates what that means. Rare in a lot of restaurants. By far my favourite restaurant in Kingston.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We have had much better meals at Aquaterra before this. My cocktail was not what I ordered and the chowder was delicious but so salty, I almost couldn't eat it.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food & fantastic service!

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CL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with our 95 year old mother for Christmas dinner it was very pleasant. Excellent and plentiful food. Rose was a delightful server.
An all over great experience - thank you!

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and fantastic service. Picture perfect views over the water. A great place for Christmas morning brunch. Would definitely return.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful place for dinner. Food and service are outstanding. Highly recommend. We went for our wedding anniversary. Excellent choice, we will definitely be going back.

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TD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was on point and entertaining. My wife and I had a great time and would highly recommended to everyone.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful location that my husband and I go to for special occasions. The service is always great and the food is delicious. We had a casual lunch with some sandwiches and french fries, but with a glass of wine each, and spent some time watching the waterfront. Highly recommended!

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Menu was less than remarkable . Our apps and mains were just okay . I doubt we will be heading back there anytime soon .

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and the food was wonderful!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
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
3 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
9 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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