AquaTerra

4.3
741 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 741 People Are Saying
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BritaniaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My mother and I decided to do a last minute reservation at AquaTerra for dinner and we had an absolutely excellent time. We were served by James and he was delightful, very personable and friendly. We both ordered the scallops as an appetizer and then I had the halibut and she had the shrimp ravioli for our mains. We both finished the evening with dessert and a coffee. Every single course was outstanding. They were all so good that I can't pick a favourite. The ambience was on point and the drinks were delicious. All in all, a 10/10 experience.

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Kayes
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good service but below average food. Such a shame as it’s a nice setting.

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ShannonTorres
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and top notch service. Will definitely be going back.

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AndyR
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My friend took beet cured gravlax and it’s was awful. We already eat gravlax before and didn’t taste close from it. All the salad tasting brine. it's really going to take a good reason to go back.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Waitress be was very nice
We had our appetizers right away
When she cleared the dishes she asked if we were ready for the mains
We asked to wait 10 minutes
When she brought the food it was cold and overcooked , like it sat under a heat lamp to be fair we weren’t changed

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PMDinKingston
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant, relaxing dinner with friends on a special occasion. We enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. Always nice to be on the waterfront - even in the early winter when the dark comes early!

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Pkjp
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was fabulous!!!! Food & service was outstanding

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AndrewQ
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot, great cocktails and wine list, the seasonal menu was delicious! Staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. This is not your typical hotel restaurant, indeed may be one if the best in Kingston.

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view, service and food. Always my go to please when I need a stress relief.

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Elizah
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Conversation at the next table was a bit loud. Go easier on the salt next time and would like a smoother coffee blend.

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DavidC
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favourite restaurant in Kingston. Amazing food and service. We love the view of seeing the Wolf Island ferry. Nice complimentary creme brûlée for my wife's birthday/

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WayneR
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location, excellent ambience and very good food.

Well run business

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EeeS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was mixed. The mains were cooked perfectly just seemed overly complicated. Scallop apps were delicious as was bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
90 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye steak was excellent, and our server was very kind and helpful about us having to dine with a baby.

JH
JonathanH
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great anniversary dinner, food was excellent and the service was exquisite. Highly recommend

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Andy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with fresh ingredients - not processed. Great service. Great location and easy to get in to. It was exactly what we needed and away from the crowds in busy downtown Kingston. Best experience in Kingston so far.

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Lino
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food this particular day was just plain bad. My Poke bowl had bruised avocados and was seriously overdressed. My guest had a sad looking chicken salad on wilted lettuce. Have had some nice meals here, but not his one!

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SarahM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was beyond pleased with my experience at AquaTerra! The service was polite, friendly and quick. The food was amazing and the view of the water from the restaurant is beautiful. I can’t wait to go back again!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was excellent - would definitely recommend!

MB
MillieB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful views, friendly and efficient staff, free parking, and yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Food was beyond perfection. Our server was amazing!

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HELI
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The main course was very, very salty (we were told that there were cooks in training) but we did not have to pay.

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RALPH101
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

View wonderful.
Service good.
Quality of dinner special was disappointing.

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Langrish
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Having checked Google reviews for Aqua Terra, we were expecting another gourmet experience (we had eaten at Chez Piggy's and Tango Nuevo the previous two evenings). Firstly, it was rather difficult to get in to the restaurant as the Delta Hotel is undergoing some major repairs to its parking area and one enters (or at least we did) through a rather chaotic parking area with construction debris strewn about (not a look!). Once inside, we were able to locate the restaurant easily enough, but when we gave our name and said we had a reservation, they could not (initially) seem to find us in their system. Thankfully, I was able to show my OpenTable confirmation and we were seated. We had a lovely table by the windows (overlooking the harbour) that would have been "spectacular" if only the windows were not so filthy ... I mean seriously, filthy!! Our waiter was attentive and efficient, so five stars for service, but the food was just "okay" and in our opinion, the chef over-salted the entrée dishes (which was a shame). The chopped shrimp on, but not "in" my shrimp ravioli, was overcooked (rubbery) and the ravioli was "doughy". Given that our bill (roughly $240.00 for two) was about the same as we had paid for a five-star experience at Chez Piggy and Terra Nuevo, we likely won't be returning to Aqua Terra.

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MeghanM
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was pretty good, fries were alright.

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HolgerK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dinner was very good, no doubt about it but I've had much better French Onion Soup elsewhere. I'd eat here again for the ambience and view but there are better restaurants for the price. Whatever you do don't bother with breakfast. Not good at all, they don't know how to properly fry eggs, and way overpriced. Coffee not great either.

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CorryR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very good. Food was good, service was great and the view was pretty.

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Joyce
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience here, the breakfast is really bad, no flavour at all, potatoes arrived the table cold, the sauce for the Benedict were bland, the service wasn’t good either.

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Kingstontouristhitstowns
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Pretty restaurant. Spacious and great service. Unfortunately we did not finish our mains. The ribeye and chicken were over cooked and presentation was not nice for the chicken dish. The gnocchi looked like wedge potatoes. We decided to skip dessert. For the price it was disappointing and It did not meet my expectations.

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VeroS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation is perfect and the taste as well. Trevor always catch up on the order and deliver a good service.

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MalcolmM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced for the taste and quality of the food. Nice setting, very good service. Not worth it

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BigDannyT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AT is offering an abbreviated Covid-era menu but everything on it seems to be excellent. Four of us all had different entrees and were very satisfied. Highly recommended for an enjoyable (if expensive) night out.

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Lilith
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to Aqua Terra as it was recommended as one of the best brunch places in Kingston with a view as a bonus.

The service was fabulous and they were very friendly and tried to accommodate.

The eggs Benedict were mediocre at best and the pea meal was like shoe leather.

The pancake however was one of the best I’ve had.

The windows were dirty. I don’t just mean regular dirty, but had some weird coloured streaks..so we were by the water but….

2.5 breakfasts including freshly squeezed Oj was under $50 after tax. Not horrible if the food had been good.

Overall, I would not go back but am grateful for the experience. Again, waitstaff were great.

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JenniferR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. Great service and ambience. Would recommend to anyone!

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DanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service and ambience. Food was very good and would have given a 5 star except my wife’s steak was a bit grizzly and hard to chew. The flavour was so good though.
You will not be disappointed with Aquaterra!!!

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RonW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife's chicken dinner was superb. While my beef steak was tasty, it was not very tender, a lit of waste.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the creative, plant based option and really appreciate that it was offered. My partner had the lamb. Both of us had salads. All was delicious! The service was friendly and professional.

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JillT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent presentation of plates; our server Sue was extremely knowledgeable about the ingredients and preparation of the servings and selected perfect wine parings with our courses.

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After
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was not receptive at all. Only checked on us twice.

Pasta was bitter and lobster over cooked. Would not go back!

MD
vipMichaelD
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Satisfactory for a stop on a road trip

FAQs

AquaTerra is rated 4.3 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

AquaTerra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://aquaterrakingston.com/gifts/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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