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AquaTerra, Kingston, ON

AquaTerra

4.4
4.4
865 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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, an extensive wine list and private and semi-private dining options for groups large and small.

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


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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 549-6243

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Perfect for any function, AquaTerra Catering offers the same high-quality food and service you've come to expect from AquaTerra's culinary team. Choose pick-up, drop-offs or a fully catered event. Whether you're planning a corporate lunch or reception, a holiday party, a wedding, or a social gathering, let us help make your next event a memorable culinary experience. Please contact us at 613.650.5424 or contact@aquaterracatering.com to begin planning.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Smith: (613) 650-5405

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Cross street

    Ontario St.

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront. We will happily validate parking for this lot. Otherwise, street parking is available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Soup of the DayCA$8.00

    Ask your server about today's offering.

    • French Onion SoupCA$16.00

      Toasted baguette, gruyère, sherry, chives

      • Caesar SaladCA$15.00

        Romaine, focaccia crumble, double-smoked bacon, grana padano, cured egg yolk

        • EscargotCA$17.00

          Fungi Connection blue oyster mushrooms, white wine cream, tomato concassé, parmesan puff pastry

          • Mixed GreensCA$14.00

            Dehydrated pear, black garlic hummus, smoked olive oil, pomegranate, toasted almond

            • Tuna PokeCA$22.00

              Fried sushi rice, wasabi avocado mousse, cucumber, scallion, Thai basil, ponzu, gochujang aioli, tỏi phi

              • Steak TartareCA$23.00

                Roasted bone marrow, gherkins, shallot, capers, fingerling chips, cured egg yolk, shiitake chip, crostini

                Mains

                • Lunch TrioCA$20.00

                  ½ sandwich, daily soup & house salad

                  • Terra BurgerCA$21.00

                    Enright Cattle Co. beef, truffle aioli, Bermuda onion, pickle, sliced tomato, butter lettuce, brioche bun

                    • Steak FritesCA$28.00

                      Grilled Enright Cattle Co. sirloin, truffle aioli, smoked almond romesco butter

                      • ClubCA$20.00

                        Grilled chicken, Quinn's bacon, arugula pesto aioli, butter lettuce, grilled sourdough

                        • SalmonCA$30.00

                          Pistachio crust, sweet potato & celery root purée, roasted heirloom carrot

                          • Cabbage RouladeCA$18.00

                            Savoy cabbage, Fungi Connection mushrooms, smoked romesco

                            • Shrimp LinguineCA$26.00

                              Chorizo butter, blistered tomato, swiss chard, grana padano, preserved lemon

                              • Vermicelli SaladCA$19.00

                                Ginger & turmeric vinaigrette, cucumber, tỏi phi, chili, romaine, thai basil, carrot, edamame, savoy cabbage, toasted peanuts

                                Last updated: February 11, 2022

                                What 865 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.4
                                4.4 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.3Food
                                • 4.6Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.1Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. BM

                                  BethM

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our service was outstanding, and the food was great! Many choices on the menu to choose from!

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall1food2service1ambience4

                                  Food wasn’t cooked how asked and waiter seemed clueless to questions we asked. Definitely not worth the cost to eat there

                                3. CE

                                  CherylE

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The atmosphere was elegant, the service truly amazing and the food delicious! Will definitely return there….best place to eat in Kingston

                                4. JH

                                  JHanna

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was delicious and we would highly recommend this restaurant. Marco was our server and he did a tremendously awesome job.

                                5. IC

                                  IreneC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Breakfast was delicious. Waffle was light and fluffy. Syrup, cream and berries were very fresh. Traditional eggs order was excellent, though bacon could have been crispier.

                                6. RP

                                  RandyP

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Very accommodating to our dietary needs. Food was quite good except for the steak which I found overcooked and a little too salty. Asked for a medium and got medium well to well done. Service was very good and made the extra effort to accommodate our dietary needs. Ambience and view are amazing.

                                7. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Columbus

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                  overall1food2service3ambience3

                                  Ridiculously expensive, tiny portions without even a small salad. Food was just okay, not exceptional. My $30 meal was 3 scallops, 3 pieces of broccoli. My companion had 6 raviolis, also $30. My other friend had a wilted Caesar salad and French onion soup made from a tasteless broth, for $31. Extremely limited menu of odd options. Very disappointing. The service and view were nice, but not worth the price.

                                8. EH

                                  EmilyH

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I recommend Aquaterra for the ambience, view, service, and food.

                                9. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  Wonderful menu! Loved everything

                                10. LK

                                  LindsayK

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My husband and I had a dinner for two for his 40th birthday overlooking the Harbour. The 4 course featured dinner set was beautifully presented, the flavours were phenomenal and the portion sizes were larger than expected. Our server was delightful and overall it was a very memorable evening!

                                11. MG

                                  MaryG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a wonderful dining experience on Mothers Day. Our server was lovely and attentive. The meal was delicious

                                12. JH

                                  JorgeH

                                  New England

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                  Great food. Appetizers were generous. Drinks tasteful. Entrees had a nice presentation and good flavor. The only thing was that my waiter was pretty busy. I would like 1 more glass of wine but he was so busy that never got back to take that order.

                                13. KD

                                  KimberlyD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Loved my whole experince. Amazing food, service, and views. I cannot wait to return :)

                                14. WV

                                  WayneV

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was a great part of our Mother's Day weekend with a delicious and plentiful brunch of croque madam and eggs benedict supported attentive and friendly staff.

                                15. RB

                                  RhyleighB

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  View was amazing, food was well portioned and delicious. Service was great, highly recommended

                                16. CH

                                  CHER

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

                                17. K

                                  Kathy

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  The server was delightful and efficient, and my steak frites was delicious. However, he chocolate torte was taken straight from the freezer and brought to me as solid as a rock. I took it home, put it in the microwave for about 8 seconds, and then it turned into the unctuous chocolate dessert that it was meant to be. overall, we really enjoyed the restaurant , food and service.

                                18. AT

                                  AmandaT

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service that was quick and the food was excellent. Well worth the money!

                                19. NA

                                  NANCYJ

                                  Toronto

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The meal was an experience! So creative and delicious. Reminded me of the days when Clark was there. We had a less than fabulous meal last year and were hesitant ti go back again, but we noticed the menu had changed. Much better. Very French! We will confidently return.

                                20. EH

                                  EmilyH

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything was wonderful. The cosmo was perfect, the fig and pear salad from the feature menu was delicious (love the pistachio riccota), the ribeye was cooked beautifully, and the peanut butter tart was delicious. The waiter was also great!!

                                21. B

                                  Breakfast

                                  Exclusive

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Locally sourced ingredients make the dishes that much more delicious! Service was great and wait time for food was short, we both had eggs Benedict and loved it!

                                22. M

                                  Maur53

                                  Toronto

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Food was very good. Our waiter was outstanding.

                                23. JA

                                  JeremyA

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The view celebrating our anniversary was amazing. Throw in the amazing apps, and mains it just made the nice special. The steak and scallops were cooked to perfection and the waitress ensured that all our needs were met to the highest standard.

                                24. CB

                                  CliveB

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall2food1service5ambience4

                                  Service was good. Food was extremely disappointing. The green papaya salad had so much garlic it was not really edible (much more garlic than skordalia). The vermicelli salad was missing half the ingredients listed on the menu. The linguine with shrimps had clearly dodgy smelling shrimps and the linguine had been substituted with spaghetti (this sounds like nitpicking but by this point we were fed up.) The server handled the whole mess very well however. I have eaten at Aqua Terra many times but something seems to have gone badly wrong in the kitchen lately.

                                25. ST

                                  SandraT

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  AquaTerra is a wonderful restaurant, great service, great view and the food is excellent.

                                26. RS

                                  RachelS

                                  Atlantic Canada

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                  Liked the food . Waitress was friendly. Prices a little costly. Replaced fries with salade, was not told of price. Liked the atmosphere.

                                27. PW

                                  PaulW

                                  Tahoe

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                  Great food. Great location. Service was a little slow for a lunch time.

                                28. BD

                                  BigDannyT

                                  Montreal

                                  9 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Aqua Terra is a reliable venue for special occasions when you crave excellent food and service. Although the menu is not extensive, there seems to be at least one thing for every taste and you can be assured that it will be memorable. As befits fine dining, the portions are not huge and the prices are, well, what you'd expect. On this visit, my seven-year-old twin (very well behaved) granddaughters were with us and the staff was terrific with them. Everything arrived on time and at the proper temperature. Highly recommended.

                                29. ID

                                  IainD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had breakfast there 2 days in a row. Food was great. Using local produce was nice to see. Staff very friendly and helpful.

                                30. NM

                                  NinaM

                                  Toronto

                                  5 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                  I’ve eaten at AT many times. Last night was very disappointing. My friend and I had a nice table overlooking the water, and our server was great. The food was very , very poor. My friend had a soup and couldn’t eat it,I had the beet salad, and finally gave it to her - it was just fat lumps of beet, ( that seemed old) with a very few walnuts and a strange dressing, very insipid, I had the crème brûlée which was nice, but it was a disappointing meal overall.

                                31. JM

                                  JackieM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  The service was excellent. A nice, varied menu. Food and setting was very good. I did find it a bit on the cold side.

                                32. TD

                                  TerriD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Six of us had a lovely Easter Monday brunch together, with a waterview. Great food, great service and we enjoyed the visti.

                                33. ZG

                                  ZakkaryG

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  It was very fancy and quiet, I definitely recommend

                                34. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Toronto

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely amazing food with a gorgeous view as icing on the cake!

                                35. L

                                  Langs

                                  Hawaii

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Went for Easter Brunch. Absolutely delightful. Server was AMAZING. Beautiful location and food was delicious. A must.

                                36. AL

                                  AlLanJo

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall4food2service4ambience4

                                  The eggs Benedict were very bland. Portions were minimal considering the price (one waffle for $18). Service and ambiance were great.

                                37. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Toronto

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service and delicious food.

                                38. ED

                                  EDUARDOK

                                  Exclusive

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Nice locale

                                39. SG

                                  SeleneG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious meal, well worth the price for a nicer date night! Such a lovely experience!

                                40. M

                                  Matt

                                  Toronto

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Enjoyed breakfast at Aquaterra. Yoghurt parfait was delicious and service was outstanding.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                  • Contactless payment available
                                • Physical distancing

                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                  • Extra space between tables
                                • Protective equipment

                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                FAQs

                                AquaTerra is rated 4.4 stars by 865 OpenTable diners.

                                AquaTerra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Booked 9 times today
                                Google Map for AquaTerra

                                1 Johnson St. Kingston, ON K7L 5H7

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Ontario St.

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Kingston

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Contemporary Canadian, Seafood, Steak

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Elegant

                                • Dress code

                                  Business Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  Parking available at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront. We will happily validate parking for this lot. Otherwise, street parking is available.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (613) 549-6243

                                • Catering

                                  Perfect for any function, AquaTerra Catering offers the same high-quality food and service you've come to expect from AquaTerra's culinary team. Choose pick-up, drop-offs or a fully catered event. Whether you're planning a corporate lunch or reception, a holiday party, a wedding, or a social gathering, let us help make your next event a memorable culinary experience. Please contact us at 613.650.5424 or contact@aquaterracatering.com to begin planning.

                                • Private party contact

                                  Emily Smith: (613) 650-5405

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