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Aqua Terra by Clark

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Downtown Kingston
Bistro
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1 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5H7, Canada
613-549-6243
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
will definitely go again

Dishes served were beyond excellent. Best glazed salmon ever, and that was off the buffet. I prefer great food over volume of variety on a buffet, as it means the kitchen chefs really care about quality and nurturing each dish, and at this restaurant it does. This was a Sunday dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2013
Radman008
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Orillia, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Orillia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Dishes served were beyond excellent. Best glazed salmon ever, and that was off the buffet. I prefer great food over volume of variety on a buffet, as it means the kitchen chefs really care about quality and nurturing each dish, and at this restaurant it does. This was a Sunday dinner experience. We are very picky and this WAS GOOD!!... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful review! We also value quality over quantity. Our daily buffet selections may not be excessively vast but we are confident that there is a sufficient variety of delicious food for each of our guests to choose from. We are absolutely thrilled to know that you enjoyed our buffet so much, especially since... More 

kingston
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I'm not sure if there is a better fine dining experience in Kingston, the food is superb, service great and atmosphere Ok too. It's nice to be downtown and close to the water. This is a great place to host a business meeting especiallly if you are trying to impress someone. Everything is good here from the soup to the... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

We are very glad to read this positive review. Thank you for sharing. We are flattered by your kind words and are proud to be held in such high regard. You will be pleased to know that we are in the process of remodelling our dining room which will certainly elevate the atmosphere of our restaurant but we assure you... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Went for dinner with a couple friends had an awesome experience servers were very friendly and just nice :-) food was just as good as the service. spectacular view as well looking forward my next visit :-)

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience so much that you are already looking forward to visiting us again. I will be sure to pass your compliments along to our wonderful staff. Cheers! More 

Kingston, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I wish I had known it was not a brunch buffet! It was a lunch buffet, in a room with a lovely view, but the decor was just average. Very few items to choose from, 2 salads, 2 hot dishes, 1 soup, fresh bread, and 3 desserts. Thank goodness the beet salad and fresh bread were excellent! The price was... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and we are sorry that you did not get to enjoy our “famous” Sunday brunch on your first visit to our restaurant. Unfortunately we are not able to serve Sunday brunch while we are in our temporary location but we are proud to serve 3 meals daily and our innovative menus are posted on... More 

Montreal
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have been regular patrons of Aqua Terra and hoped to enjoy the Sunday brunch with another couple, also regular customers. As the hotel and restaurant are under renovation, we were informed the usual brunch was not offered at the temporary location on the 6th floor. However, we were encouraged to try the lunch buffet after reading some of the... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

We appreciate that you decided to visit us while we are in our temporary dining room but we do regret that you did not have a more positive experience. Our location and menu selection are different during this transition than what many of our loyal customers have come to expect, however, we have never compromised on our food quality. Our... More 

Kingston, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday at the Aqua Terra temporary location. No one in the restaurant except for us and the food warmed over and little choice for the low price of $30 per person. While we've always liked Aqua Terra this was a terrible experience for the occasion.

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and we understand that while we are operating out of our temporary location, the dining experience is different than what many of our loyal customers have come to expect from AquaTerra. For dinner, we offer a buffet as well as a prix fixe menu but not the usual full menu or table d’hôte options. Our standards,... More 

Rabat, Morocco
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

pricey but great menu and an ok location- part of the hotel district on the waterfront- your lucky to get a parking place nearby, but within walking distance of the major king street hot spots, menu is good food is well prepared, clean venue but pricey

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Kingston right on the harbour. Because we share our property with a hotel, our guests may use the hotel parking facilities free of charge. This lot is conveniently located right outside of our doors. We are very please to know that you loved our menu selection... More 

KIngston, Ontario
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I'm always a bit nervous about restaurants in hotels. They tend to be over-priced and often not very good. Aqua Terra is in a hotel. That might turn you off. The walk through a dreary parking garage might also turn you off. But the food won't. The service is excellent, the food fantastic and the view awesome. When I want... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoy our restaurant so much and we truly appreciate this sincere recommendation. Thank you for being such a loyal customer of ours. We are so glad that you have never been disappointed by the food, service, or ambiance. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We chose to go to this restaurant because it was in our hotel and we were given a $50 restaurant voucher. Due to our activities throughout the day, we didn't get back to the hotel until fairly late in the evening, but decided to hit up the restaurant anyway. From the second we walked in the door, we were given... More 

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Better late than never! Thank you for sharing this outstanding review. We are thrilled to read your comments about the delicious salmon you enjoyed and also about the wonderful service you received. We certainly hope you will return to dine with us again and we appreciate your recommendation. More 

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Recently dined here, just prior to their planned renovations. Service was excellent, food was excellent.

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HotelsKingston, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Terra by Clark, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Our main level dining room is currently undergoing a makeover so we have moved up to the 6th floor. Our food and service remain as excellent as ever but the views may have actually improved. We’d love for you to visit us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5H7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: 613-549-6243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?