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Downtown Kingston
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184 Princess Street | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
+1 613-544-3948
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Vienna, Virginia
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322 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great menu variety and mix of breakfast, brunch and lunch items. Coffee hot and fresh, friendly service. Eggs cooked perfectly to order. Outstanding goat cheese pizza, great potatoes, pierogis and more. A sure return visit is in order

Thank Spiegs1968
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with visiting Family members, staff was great and managed to squeeze us in without a reservation. Food was great, and served promptly. Good selection of wines to accompany the meal.

Thank Larry M
Kingston, ON
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Haven't been for dinner but love the breakfasts, every sandwich on the lunch menu and all the salad and soup offerings I've had a chance to try. Best fried breakfast potatoes in town. Creative, fresh, tasty sides. Quiet enough for great conversation, Warm ambience. Friendly, experienced servers. Right in the heart of downtown. Give it a try!

Thank LUV2travel-notmuch$
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to Windmills and my second brunch. The food continues to be exceptional. The eggs benedict are second to none. The staff and service are top notch. Overall, one of my favourite places to dine.

Thank Nanci-Jane S
Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Solveig S
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank britt77
Kingston, Ontario
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 had eggs benedict, which was quite tasty but somewhat lacking in the sauce category. The... More 

Thank Preciousbaby48
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this review

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 always receive delicious, beautifully-presented meals, so I can't wait to welcome you back for a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 perfect combination. Service was excellent. Breakfast: baked German apple pancake, moist and imbued with eggs... More 

Thank C0C1
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this review

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 More 

London, Canada
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 people

Thank Rick W
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this review

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 your server. We would've loved the chance to make it the perfect meal. On that... More 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 being there. We decided to ignore her rudeness, remained polite and focussed on enjoying ourselves.... More 

Thank Arlene S
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this review

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 new server, she certainly was not intending to be rude, but she was busy and... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Princess Street | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-544-3948
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?