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Downtown Kingston
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5H7, Canada
+1 613-549-6243
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the scallops to start, two beef tenderloin and a pasta as our mains and a bottle of wine. We had to send one plate back and one of the steaks was very fatty unfortunately. I didn't bother sending it back b.c I felt awful about sending one meal back already but I really should have. The scallops were... More 

Thank travellingmom2016
Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed with this restaurant. We made a reservation only to have to wait 30 minutes to get seated! We had a couple drinks at the bar and we were not able to carry that tab over to our table so had to pay two separate bills. Once we were seated the service was excellent. We were offered a... More 

Thank 6RB9
Corinne D, Director of Food & Beverage at AquaTerra, responded to this review

I am sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your visit to us back in July of '16. It does happen that there are wait times despite having reservations on very busy event nights. We do not like to keep our guests on a rigid timeline and have them feel rushed out while still accommodating those who are waiting... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is so good. Friendly staff in a wonderful dining room. The views are great and the food doesn't disappoint.

Thank Slukedogg
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prime rib was out of this world. A little disappointed in the choice of appetizers and desserts but overall great food. The staff was really friendly and efficient considering the amount of people that showed up for Christmas dinner. The decor and view from the window was amazing. i would definitely return as well as recommend it to others.

Thank Derek A
Scarboroujgh ON
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was really looking forward to this meal. Had been told this was a great place to eat. First of all the waitress took our drink order. Then came back and took or dinner order (Christmas Day dinner was a set price for a sit down limited choice). She came back and spoke of our choices for dinner (at this... More 

Thank Edwin L
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Aqua Terra provides the best selection of local foods prepared in exquisite, tasty ways. I consider this my biggest treat in Kingston. When someone is graduating. When family across the country are coming together. This is the place to make such a special occasion.

Thank R4564LBmargaretl
Toronto, Canada
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961 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Great view of the water front. Awesome breakfast with great prices. Service was awesome just wished they had more staff to help with the many people eating here.

Thank FirstClass001
Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Using the promotion with Kingston's Grand Theatre, we had the most exquisite dining experience at Aqua Terra. Lovely menu selections -- each with precise plate presentations (dessert was like an artist's drawing!) whose flavours pleased our palates. Highly recommended!

Thank Judy V
Corinne D, Director of Food & Beverage at AquaTerra, responded to this review

Dear Judy V- Thank you for the review of your dining experience with us at AquaTerra. Our partnership with the local arts venues, which provides a 20% discount on the day of the performance to those ticket holders, gives patrons the opportunity to create an event of dining and theatre together whether at the start or end of the performance.... More 

Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The view is great if you get a seat by the windows.i did not like the food at all. I would not recommend this restaurant

Thank maxelson
Corinne D, Director Food & Beverage at AquaTerra, responded to this review

Dear Maxelson; I am sorry to read your recent post regarding your experience with us at AquaTerra. Unfortunately your review does not provide me with any details regarding when you may have dined with us and what items you did not care for. Our servers and managers check with guests to ensure that they are enjoying their meal and if... More 

Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

As part of our Christmas family vacation I booked Aqua-Terra for our Christmas dinner. The restaurant was very clean, all of the menu choices were very tempting but we all decided on prime rib, and the meal included a choice of starter and and a deserts trifecta (3 mini-deserts). The starter mini-tourtières were delicious and full of flavor, also complemented... More 

Thank Happytogotheway T
Corinne D, Director Food & Beverage at AquaTerra, responded to this review

Dear Happytogotheway Family: Thank you for joining us on Christmas Day 2016. The entire AquaTerra team takes great pride in the menu we offer, the service we provide and our waterfront venue. We have become a tradition for many families celebrating their Christmas meal together and we are glad that you have now found us as well. The popularity of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 31
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-549-6243
On the Waterfront in Downtown Kingston. Located at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront, AquaTerra offers spectacular waterfront views and a menu that focuses upon fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Extensive wine list. Private and semi-private dining. Planning a special dinner or event? We cater offering drop-offs, pick-up or full service at the location of your choice. Make a reservation or buy a gift certificate on our website. See you on the water!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?