AquaTerra

4.6
300 reviews
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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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TR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked AquaTerra for breakfast with my daughter while I was in town visiting and chose it primarily for the nice view. The entire experience was very good - exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious and the service was good. I would definitely come back....hopefully soon!

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W
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food was awesome the waiter was amazing helpful

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early after the symphony concert at 500pm and found the noise level was low despite getting busy. The Ontario lamb rack was excellent with the surprise of Saskatoon berries a nice complimentary flavour. My husband had the beef tenderloin which was also excellent. Our server was very attentive even when it became busy. It was a lovely relaxing meal. It’s our favourite place for a celebritory meal.

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KT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely venue and the server knew the exact pace for a leisurely Friday afternoon lunch.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very nice and made sure my boyfriends birthday celebration was taken care of. Thank you also to the pastry chef who made our Tiramisu cake. He absolutely loved it !! Thank you to everyone who made our stay sooo pleasant. We will definitely return in the summer months.

Best regards,

Lisa Pettit
Reservations Supervisor
Delta Toronto East by Marriott

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S
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Feb 16 2019 was our second valentine’s day dinner at Aqua Terra. Last year we came from Ottawa for a romantic dinner and weekend. We dined at Aqua Terra and everything was fantastic. We decided to return again this year. Unfortunately there were large gaps in time between appetizer and meal. My wife’s sablefish was excellent but my $45 ribeye was lukewarm and unevenly cooked. We guessed it had been sitting waiting for my wife’s fish to be done. It was disappointing but I am recommending based on last year’s experience. I think next year we’ll go somewhere else though.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favourite restaurant. Every staff member is pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable, and the food is absolutely amazing. It is presented well, at the right temperature and everything is perfectly matched. The place is always spotless and stunning. Whenever I'm asked where I want to go for dinner the answer is always Aqua Terra.

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JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The chef's taste sampler at the start was a nice touch.

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SD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We've been dining at Aquaterra for almost a dozen years and are usually very pleased with our experience. I think it may have dipped for a while after Clark Day left, but the last few dining experiences have been very enjoyable. The Valentines day menu was wonderful and our server April was on her game. The only disappointment was our seating location, in the back, in a corner. I had requested a window seat when I made the reservation a month previously, but perhaps everyone preceded me by a day. Overall for us, one of the best dining experiences in Kingston.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience! Everything was perfect and the best part was just heading back to our hotel room right after!

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b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well plated, including fresh micro greens garnishes, and was perfectly proportioned. All 5 of us ordered different dishes and agreed that all were tasty and met our expectations for careful, quality food preparation. The focaccia and herb butter however were a highlight! Soaking up some of the sauces from our various dishes with this delicious bread was sublime!

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KT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always amazing and they are more than happy to adjust for any special dietary needs.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marco is amazing! We’ve had him as a server for our anniversary for quite a few years in a row. He goes above and beyond to make our experience one to remember. Always trust his wine pairings! And of course we’re still raving about our food, days later.
Can’t wait to go back!

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P
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
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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B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great! Food excellent and servers great. Outside bar is awesome too. Fauvorite server at bar is Sean.

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DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
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 on January 12, 2019
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 December 31, 2018
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 December 31, 2018
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 21, 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 17, 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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