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$$ - $$$, International,
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
+1 613-544-3948
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“frittata” (13 reviews)
“german apple” (7 reviews)
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were welcomed so warmly upon arrival and felt right at home immediately. The service was wonderful and the food was very good! Highly recommended!

2  Thank Solveig S
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional menu, as expected. Sausages were over-cooked, but really, that was the only negative. Quite acceptable otherwise.

Thank britt77
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were having a small business meeting on a Wednesday morning during the breakfast hours. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. Our server was very attentive. The food however, did not meet the standards that I had experienced in the past. I...More

Thank Preciousbaby48
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

I'm glad you were able to join us for a breakfast this past week. While it sounds like our service really hit the mark, I'm sorry if your Eggs Benedict didn't quite meet the high standards you've come to expect from us. Our guests should...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Dinner: Calamari perfectly cooked with two dipping sauces, an aioli and an exquisite sofrito type tomato dipping sauce. Salmon seared, with a moist and flaky interior on a perfectly cooked fennel risotto, topped with an onion confit and shavings of fennel and crisp apple. A...More

1  Thank C0C1
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Thank you for sharing such a thorough review! All of our staff works hard to provide delicious dishes and quality service, so your attention to detail is greatly appreciated. We, too, are already looking forward to your next visit. Until then! Ed Smith, Owner

Reviewed 16 November 2016

heard this place was great the staff AWESOME the food was cold & plain once again the staff AWESOME very busy place loud & noisy bit pricey 80.00 for 4 peopleMore

Thank Rick W
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

It's so rewarding to know that you received outstanding service, Rick. However, I'm surprised that your food was anything but delicious and flavorful. Our cooks always work hard to make dishes our guests will enjoy, so I hope you expressed any concerns you had to...More

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had dinner here with a friend on a Monday evening,so it was not overly busy. Our server was rude, slow to take our orders, slow to bring the bill, slow to bring the debit machine and acted as if we were putting her out by...More

Thank Arlene S
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Delicious food is only half the battle, Arlene, which is why we train all of our servers to be polite and attentive. If you received anything less, then we dropped the ball, and I'd like to apologize. I have spoken to the young and relatively...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to Windmills for brunch during an overnight stay in Kingston. The service was excellent, food and coffee delicious, with a nice variety on the menu. I definitely recommend for brunch.

Thank Scoopymtl
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Brunch is always a good idea! Plus, it sounds like you guys had a wonderful experience from the service to the coffee. If you're ever back in Kingston, be sure to stop by again. Take care, Ed Smith, Owner

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch with my Mom, and everything was excellent. My mom had the special of the day which was a quiche and I had the club sandwich. Both came with the house salad and their amazing homemade vinaigrette dressing. I also was really...More

Thank Lisa C
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

From the food to the service, it sounds like you and your mom had a lovely meal together, Lisa! I'm beyond thrilled to hear it, and I hope to see you and your husband for dinner soon. Until then, Ed Smith, Owner

Reviewed 23 October 2016

For years I have heard people say that Windmills is the best place for brunch in Kingston. So, when a friend came to visit for the week-end we thought we would give it a try. We both ordered eggs benedict with homefries and extra hollandaise...More

2  Thank sunshinesX3
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

I'm disappointed that this was your first experience at our place. It certainly doesn't reflect our high standards as a local restaurant. First and foremost, I'd like to assure you that cleanliness and the comfort of our guests are top priorities here. The fact that...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends and I were up in Kingston for Homecoming weekend and decided to check out Windmills for brunch. It was the perfect spot for great food and friendly service. There was a small line to get in when we arrived but the free coffee...More

Thank Megan A
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks for making time for us over Homecoming weekend, Megan -- that's such an honor! We never get tired of making new friends, and we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your time with us -- that's the biggest compliment we could...More

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7 October 2017|
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Response from jacques1543 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you should give them a call. I know when we went m granddaughter who is vegan was quite surprised at all the choices she had to select from. However we were there for dinner. Hope you find what you are looking for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-544-3948
  • E-mail
Exceptional food, fine wine, evocative art and soothing music, Windmills satisfy all the senses. For close to 30 years we have offered an eclectic menu from around the world in a sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere. Windmills lets you settle in to quiet nooks, a friendly, fully-licensed bar or our ever popular window seat overlooking Princess Street or outdoor patio. Ever changing and unique artwork graces the walls. Using only the freshest ingredients, many from local producers, our dinners are true masterpieces, our lunches divine, our Saturday and Sunday brunches, the talk of the town. Our chef’s easel is your plate. Come delight your senses. Many Gluten Free options available.
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