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“Sunny day on the patio” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Battery Bistro

The Battery Bistro
Ranked #124 of 424 Restaurants in Kingston
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fort Henry Restaurants include a variety of food service options for guests depending on the time of year. The restaurants are located inside of Fort Henry National Historic Site (also part of a World Heritage Site). Note that there is no admission that needs to be paid in order to access the restaurants inside the fort. The Battery Bistro is a 200 seat patio on the wall of Fort Henry that overlooks Lake Ontario, Royal Military College and the City of Kingston. The view is spectacular. The Bistro serves a summer-inspired menu and is open from mid May to mid September for lunch and most evenings. The restaurant also includes several interior dining rooms in the historic site that provide similar casual meal service and accommodate reserved groups all year. A canteen with over-the counter food and beverage service is open daily from mid-May to mid-October. The Fort Henry restaurants are popular for special-occasion dining on Mothers' Day and Thanksgiving. The restaurants open to support the Fort Fright Festival in October and the Fort Frost festival in December and October. The fort restaurants are very popular in December during the holiday season for casual diners and reserved groups.
Kingston, Canada
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Sunny day on the patio”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Having been to the Fort many times before the Bistro was installed, I can tell you this is what the fort needs. You cant ask for a better view with your meal. The food was awesomed, but definitely a little over priced.
My main flaw with the Bistro was the service. We found the service to be slow, however when you were being served they were very polite

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken B
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor food, too offhand service, gorgeous views”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

What a colossal disappointment. The views from this historic fort are breathtaking and the surrounding buildings are beautiful. BUT the salmon was way overcooked and the salads, complete with creamy dressings were warm so we were afraid to eat them not knowing how long they had sat out.

Our waiter was pleasant but repetitively called us "guys" which we are definitely not! The manager was polite and comped our meals. I would not go back to eat but will return to sit and soak in the views, listen to the fantastic music, and have a drink.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marg M
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Kingston, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Million Dollar View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I visited The Battery Bistro on a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon, two weeks after it officially opened. The view is spectacular! It is the best view of Lake Ontario, Wolfe Island, Royal Military College, AND the city of Kingston. AND, as an added bonus, the food was really, really good. I had the steak and fries and the steak was cooked to perfection, tasty, and tender. The fries were obviously home-cut. Tim served us and he was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and attentive. Two nice draft beers to choose from: Beau's Lugtread and Steam Whistle. Nothing could have improved our day!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GreyMatter274
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