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AquaTerra, Kingston, ON

AquaTerra

4.4
4.4
915 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 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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What 915 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent tasting food but portion size if sea food was small, in soup and scallop entree. Also, the Lamb was undercooked.
  2. DS

    DavidS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again AquaTerra provided a first rate dining experience. The food is always excellent and James, our server, was cordial and attentive. We love our opportunities to dine there either inside or on the patio.
  3. C

    Christina

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    This place has a lot of potential, with its location facing the harbour (the reason why I chose to make a reservation here). The windows were dirty, the carpet needed to be vacuumed badly… just not as clean as what I expect from a hotel like the Delta. I felt let down by the ambiance so I didn’t enjoy my meal as much. My husband really enjoyed his French toast.
  4. RS

    RobertS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    It’s important to understand that AquaTerra is more a hotel eatery than a restaurant. There are many fine restaurants near AquaTerra that will provide an atmosphere and food quality that is far superior to the AquaTerra hotel eatery
  5. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    incredible service, beautiful environment, great food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and a nice view of the harbour if you get a window seat. My daughter was fixed on the number of spiders outside on the windows so don’t look if you don’t like otherwise some dishes had excellent presentation and others not so much but all tasted good! Andrew was our server and looked after us well!
  7. S

    Sandy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Haven’t had a meal this good in a long time!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    seats sticky! upholstery terrible ! seemed air conditioning not cold enough ! food was all to over spiced
  9. CT

    ChrisT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable casual fine dining with very attentive staff, delicious food, and a good selection of various drinks.
  10. GS

    GregS

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were a little disappointed, but then our expectations were pretty high. My wife had the lamb. The lamb itself was a little tasteless and the sides (baba ghanoush) were overpowering. I had the scallops. They and the risotto were excellent, but the addition of prosciutto ham was unnecessary and kind of ruined it. Our waiter was fantastic and he even threw in a couple of comp deserts as it was our anniversary. Overall abidance of the place was fine, but for $200, you can eat much better in a dozen other Kingston restaurants.
  11. RS

    RobertS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent French onion soup simple great Steak so flavourful and tender Make a reservation to assure you get a table
  12. LM

    LarryM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the dinner and the setting was great the food we ordered we were expecting a bit better quality. The lamb steak was mostly fat and some of the other foods were very salty. Will try again and try something different on the menu.
  13. c

    cdion

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our 35th wedding aniversary - food was very good for a high end restaurant and lived up to the reputation. Nice location in Kingston harbour. Excellent service. We liked the fact that it is showcasing local food. Although not sure why we were recommended a BC wine after asking for an Ontario red wine. Would definitely go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time and everything was great !!!
  15. BW

    BethW

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our server was pleasant but nothing more. She forgot to bring us salt and pepper when it had been asked for. She also made no attempt to find a pillow or blanket to raise up the seat of an elderly member of our party who is very small and frail. She mentioned the hotel would have these items but made no attempt to get them for us. Very disappointed in the lack of effort.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. MS

    MuchoSatisfecho

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Menu! Excellent Dinner! Great view! Great Service!
  18. BD

    BigDannyT

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a first class restaurant. The menu is limited but everything on it is done to perfection. The service is impeccable and the water views are very pleasant. It's a great choice when you want to splurge a bit.
  19. JD

    JuliaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great here. We shared an order of calamari that's the best I've ever tasted.not greasy or chewy - YUM. We ended the meal with Aqua Terra's creme Brulee- heavenly. Service was marvelous. Can't wait to go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening and an outstanding meal. Our server was Knowledgeable, attentive and approachable. A perfect way to celebrate a birthday!
  21. P

    Placewasclosed

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trevor was a fabulous, attentive server.
  22. S

    Squarecrank

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Pre-pandemic we went revert anniversary, this time food wasn’t the greatest for the value, very disappointed
  23. MH

    MelissaH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, amazing focaccia basket and all of the food tasted great.
  24. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot. Very enjoyable dinner overlooking the water. Food was exceptional and we'll be back next visit to Kingston. Our server was all noteworthy. Knows the menu, had great recommendations and was very pleasant. Jeff and Deb
  25. NT

    NancyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast with a beautiful view of Kingston harbour. The restaurant was busy but the service was friendly and courteous. The food was wonderful, as usual!
  26. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at the Aqua Terra was a complete delight. The service was outstanding. Trevor was our server and he was the best of the best. Knowlegable, friendly and just a great person. Made the meal that much more enjoyable. Thanks Trevor.
  27. JD

    JayneD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. We are already looking forward to our next visit. AquaTerra never disappoints!
  28. OI

    OldITGeek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service, view on the harbour was nice.
  29. MH

    MichelleH

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We go there every year for Canada Day (and other occasions also). It's our tradition. This was the first time we would say the food was ok. No great but not bad - just ok.
  30. RS

    RedSoxfan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We usually enjoy all the food at Aquaterra but on Tues my Arctic char was the worst I’ve ever had, greasy, smoky and actually made me sick to my stomach. Luckily my wife didn’t mind sharing some of her steak so I did get some supper. Good thing too as the Table d’hôtel was not inexpensive!
  31. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent celebration dinner for a graduation. Service was unhurried and our server knowledgeable and helpful. And the food was outstanding. Pricing is fairly high but it seemed worth it.
  32. e

    esmo59

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff, very attentive without bother us. Server was well informed about the menu and wines. Portions were actually too large, no one was able to finish their dinners. The room could have been a little more intimate but it was still a lovely night
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, nice breakfast menu, nice views, tasty food and great company - what more could one ask for ?
  34. D

    Delinq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    At AquaTerra my friend and I was fortunate to get a table by the window. As there were graduations going on, parking was difficult and parked across the street but only a spot was available only because someone was leaving. This might not be an issue on a different weekend. I had the escargot in a broth and steak frites as my entree; both were delicious. My friend had an app off the nightly special and the malfatti, which she noted was a bit on the bland side. Overall the experience was really good and I would return.
  35. S

    Seadog

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal at AquaTerra. The service was great, everyone was so friendly and attentive.
  36. JO

    JanetO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food took almost an hour and we had to ask where it was. Parts were cold when it arrived. The coffees were cold. The waitress could not process our gift certificate so it took 15 minutes to pay. Other tables had items comped because of complaints but nothing was done to address our complaints. We had $50 left on the gift certificate but abandoned it because we will not go back for any reason.
  37. BR

    BrookeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The waitress was amazing which is why we gave an overall 5/5 rating. The reason why we ranked food in value at a three star is because compared to places in the area the food was just OK. And for the price it seemed as though we could go to the local shops around the hotel for much cheaper and much better.
  38. JB

    JanB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 44th anniversary at this restaurant. The ambiance was very nice, the food was good (although my husband felt his steak was over-salted). All in all a good evening out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew service was amazing, really made the night a great experience!
  40. RH

    RickH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal with friends who were visitors to Kingston. The service was top-notch.

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 915 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 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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