Megalos
Megalos

Megalos

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.megalosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6135319788x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: International
  • Executive Chef: Phil Asselstine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Megalos restaurant can cater any event whether it is off site or in our restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Megalos restaurant features a private dining room that can accommodate up to 70 guests for types of functions (weddings, anniversaries, banquets, birthday parties or special celebrations).
  • Private Party Contact: Elia 6135319788x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sydenham
  • Public Transit: Kingston Transit offers bus service to the downtown core with multiple stops near Megalos restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a muncipal parking garage located on Brock Street with direct access to Megalos restaurant's backdoor.
A word from Megalos
Megalos provides the ultimate setting with a warm decor, rich fabrics, wood floors and original limestone and brick walls. It is conveniently located in the downtown theatre and shopping district and is only minutes from the waterfront.

Concentrating on the freshest ingredients our chef, Philip Asselstine, has created a unique menu- redesigning a few favorites while adding some original items. There is a children's menu and a weekend breakfast/brunch menu. Our staff is attentive and knowledgeable and always provides exceptional service that contributes to a memorable experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Megalos reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)great for brunch (5)romantic (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend, my roommate, and her boyfriend and we had a wonderful experience. The staff never let your water if drink glass get empty and although we were there on a busy night (Saturday) we were served very efficiently. It was a little dark in the room but it added to the ambience quite nicely. Overall a good experience, I would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service. Bad food.
    Thewall
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Would compare the ambiance of this restaurant to that of a milestones, earls, etc however the quality of food did not match the price. Had the serving staff not been so friendly I would have complained about the food my party and I received. It was small, not well prepared (especially the salads) and most of the food was cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and Gluten Free too
    GlobalTraveller
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration - food was great, service was attentive and pleasant and the restaurant is quite comfortable. What really stood out was the gluten free bread crust on the pizza and side dishes - it was the best ever. Such a nice find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A warm welcome to Kingston!
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My son and I arrived into Kingston for move-in day at Queens. As a freshman, this was our first ever restaurant in Kingston and the staff here were so warm, friendly and inviting! The food was really good and the fries were perfect! We're both pretty sure this will always be a must visit stop for us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dinner
    2fromthornhill
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    You enter the restaurant and are immediately greeted by warm, friendly staff. They know the specials of the day, can suggest appropriate wine choices with your meals. We had a great evening here. The one down note is that our server had to be reminded to bring the wine, which we got after our food arrived. Still, he remembered it was my wife's birthday and arranged for a piece of birthday cake to be brought to our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    yummy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The brie and pasta were both delicious!! The service was outstanding. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 69 reviews are from the Megalos reviews archive.
  • I'll pack a lunch.
    alpacalunch
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Generally disappointing. I took my girlfriend there for a date. It was noisy, the burger was pink, the decor was awkward and mismatched, the waitress was shrill and abrupt, The food was extremely expensive considering the quality. The place had the atmosphere of swiss chalet/denny's and the music from a department store. The appetizer was the only highlight (Some sweet potato dish). The pickles were also good. No after dinner mints.. just cheap suckers. The slanted inset lighting on the ceiling made it difficult to read the menus. The desserts looked delicious, but we did not try them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining
    Jobovmac
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    From the minute you walk into the restaurant, you feel welcomed by the staff. It is energetic, fun and has an upbeat energy. You will usually see the owner helping out with a smile on his face. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four of us dined before going
    curler
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Four of us dined before going to the Grand Theater next door. It was my daughter-in-laws birthday and the staff heard us talking about it and piece of cake with candle was presented to her free of charge. That was special and "over the top". Owner/manager always very friendly to everyone in restaurant. Food always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • happy to return
    foodlover
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Quiet and cozy. Loved the atmosphere. Food was nice and are definately interested in trying more of the menu. Staff is very pleasant and waitress did a lovely job!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Fair prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to spot in Kingston
    AmbianceVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Love this restaurant and the friendly service. Authentic and real its becoming my go-to spot when I visit my daughter and her friends at Queen...fabulous food but more importantly the owner cares --
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten-Free Friendly
    Teach
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great restaurant for Celiacs! Abundance of gluten-free choices, and delicious ones at that!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love!
    Lauren
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always a great experience. The staff are wonderful, very polite and not intrusive but engaged when they are serving you. The food is on a whole new level - everything I've ever tasted from megalos is amazing. I've never had a bad experience in the 5 years I've been dining there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Find
    jmt2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food, great service. Cute restuarant near a lot of great things in downtown Kingston. Will go back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great eveing
    MelissaC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Megalos for a Valentines dinner. They had a special menu, what a great meal. It was amazing. Th service was top notch, we would just get to the bottom of our glasses and we had another drink on the table, our server had a great sense of humor. I would go back to Megalos in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Theatre nights
    janysse
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Megalo's just before attending a show at the theatre next door. Food was good and the server went out of her way to treat us well. Can't beat the convenience if you're going to the Grand.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went for dinner before a show at The Grand and because there was a show and Febfest and a show at the Krock Centre that night it was very busy and some people couldn't get a table. Even with that we found the service and attention excellent and didn't feel rushed because of a busy night. It was a little noisy that night but have been there when it's not so busy and it's fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Billiam
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Quickly becoming our go-to restaurant for date nights and when we have dessert craving. Delicious breakfast menu and the $3.75 breakfast is unreal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    NBouwma
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We were served great dinners politely and promptly. We were attending a show at the Grand Theatre so having such quick and reliable service made for an enjoyable evening. We will definitely make this our go to spot before a show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy place for not too expensive!
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    If you're looking for somewhere to get your parents to take you out to when they come visit, choose here! The food is great, a little outside a student budget but not ridiculous. It's nice to dress up a bit but you won't feel under dressed. The crowd is mostly adults until later when the first dates start coming out. Over all it's a nice place, great food and an extensive drink list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Excellent Service
    Martin
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    This restaurant was VERY accommodating for those with special needs diets. The service was stellar and the food was very delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant! I will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall amazing experience.
    Wade
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Brought my girlfriend for her birthday, neither of us had been there. It was exactly what I wanted. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best " before theatre" spot
    JARBB
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Best " before theatre" spot to dine. I come to Megalo's with my husband, my women friends or my grandchildren. It is a comfortable, convenient dining location for theatre goers . The food and service are great and the feeling is familial!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy spot
    Papillonfan
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Hamburgers are fresh ground beef; served with a nice salad (either Caesar or slaw) and small home cut fries. All very tasty. Fish and chips are popular too. Great pre-theatre location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for pre-theatre.
    Janey
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We went to Megalos prior to an evening at the theatre. Service was very efficient, friendly and professional. We didn't feel rushed at all. Food was very good, well prepared and presented nicely. Separate checks were not a problem and we were a group of seven. Being able to reserve online was an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what I was looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I took a risk going to Megalos for a first date as I had never been there before. The risk was definitely worth it. The service was excellent and the food even better. It's safe to say it wont be the last time I go there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Bwag
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I don't think it was all waitresses but ours was horrible. Did not offer more drinks after the first one and was rude and inturrupted conversations. Way more busy checking her phone than serving. Good food and a great spot perfect for a catch up woth friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good and service
    LindyCherryVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Food was good and service was excellent. Clean place. Will come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    RegularDiners
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    The menu has an excellent mix of entrées - platters, pizza, pasta and full dinner meals. We very much like the choice of gluten free and vegetarian as some family members require that. The vegetables in each of our meals were obviously fresh and cooked just before going on the plate - delicious - We will certainly return again soon. The dessert is so good, may start with that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Ktown
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We enjoyed a late diner on a Friday night. The staff were pleasant. The online booking was easy to use and the hostess knew we had booked as soon as we arrived. Quiet and very romantic. Great drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    We checked in with Open Table and we were not disappointed. The food and service were execellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The manager and server were
    WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    The manager and server were quite nice and friendly. Good to place to dive in for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    yumyum
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    great spot for pre theatre dining. good service to keep you on time, location is good. talapia and risotto fab!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We were there Mother's Day as we seemed to have rediscovered this restaurant. So far no disappointments
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to Megalos for brunch
    slsdsd
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I've been to Megalos for brunch and it was great, value and service were above average. I went for dinner last Saturday and if that was my only exposure to the restaurant I would never return again. Food was mediocre at best, I think I would prefer to go to a chain restaurant for the price point of this place and it would have parking nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Tableof3
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Took my mother there for Mother's Day brunch with my partner. Stayed 2 hours sipping on mimosas and each had a great meal. Service was friendly and efficient. Had we not been there for brunch we would have tried one of their tempting desserts (they looked amazing!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Megalo's is our "go to place"
    JARBB
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Megalo's is our "go to place" for pre- theatre dinner. We simply don't go anywhere else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a very nice dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    We had a very nice dinner, and our waitress was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    One of the best breakfast and brunch places in town. Everything was tasty. Definitely will be back for my favourite the eggs florentine. The waffles lived up to their reputation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet