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) #16 of 348 Restaurants in Kingston $$ - $$$ , International,
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
+1 613-544-3948
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“frittata” (9 reviews)
“sea bream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 23:00All hours
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
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71 - 80 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2016

I go to the Windmills restaurant quite often. The staff are always nice and many have been there for a long time. Very nice atmosphere, lots of customers, good music and some good tables/booths for relative privacy. The food is pretty consistent and tasty.

Thank Carnabystreetgal
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Margharita pizza and it was delicious and well priced. Our server was friendly and prompt. Their cocktail selection looked great and I'll definitely be back to try - probably for my birthday that is coming up in a couple weeks. really enjoyed...More

Thank Melissa T
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thanks Melissa, we appreciate the great review. I'll be sure to pass your review on to my staff, they always appreciate their efforts being recognized by our guests.

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Those were the server's words as she passed our table. It took 40 minutes to get the entree, one of which was the special of the day. The filet was warm and the sides only warm also. My partners order was similar. All as if...More

1  Thank Vic Z
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Of course I'm disappointed that you didn't have a great dining experience, please give me a call to discuss (Ed). I have talked to my evening staff to see if they can remember your table and the particular evening, as we have few diners right...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Perfect place for a family weekend brunch. You must try the german apple baked pancake, the ham and cheese crepe and the mediterraneam eggs benedict. All excellent choices. Service and atmosphere will give a great start to your weekend!

1  Thank family402
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Thanks for the great review. Our Saturday and Sunday all day ala carte brunch has been a community tradition for a large number of Kingstonians from the day we opened in 1983.

Reviewed 27 April 2016

What a wonderful gem in downtown Kingston. We were celebrating a special occasion and we were treated royally by our server. She offered the special, made sure there was enough before taking our orders. She was very friendly and took excellent care of our table....More

Thank Diane T
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thanks so much for the great review. Our servers take pride in delivering quality service. I'll pass on your comments to our service team.

Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love the atmosphere of Windmills either for a romantic dinner or a great lunch with friends. It is one of those rare downtown eateries where you can actually hear yourself speak to your dining companions and not have to yell above the noise. I...More

Thank Reidgirl
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thank you for the fantastic review, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to your server, Erik and to the kitchen team. They work hard to provide quality service and outstanding food, so they'll appreciate the great feedback. We are often overlooked as a...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had an early dinner at Windmills before going to a concert at the Grand Theatre. What a great choice! Even though the street was all torn up, when we entered the restaurant, we felt a peacefulness that belied the chaos outside. The atmosphere was...More

Thank EBRCantonNY
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thank you for the very positive review and constructive feedback. We take pride in trying to make every guest visit the very best. We are not always perfect but we continually strive to be. I will pass on your comments to our service and kitchen...More

Reviewed 20 April 2016

nice little patio out front, quite often have brunch here on weekends. all the dishes are super, usually have something with eggs like benedicts

Thank WinnieTiggy
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thanks for the great review. Have you tried us for dinner yet? I think you will be equally impressed, our chef goes all out to serve really flavourful dishes, often using local ingredients. We have a pretty nice wine selection too. :)

Reviewed 13 April 2016

Restaurants are either entry, mid or high end(fine dining) levels. These are again complimented with variables like service levels, hospitality and food variety, not to forget the quality of dishes. I am yet to come across a place in my earlier visits to many international...More

Thank viplovebakshi
Windmillsrestaurant, General Manager at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Wow, thank you so much! Your review has been copied and posted for all our staff to see. Guests like you are the reason we love what we do. Denise, GM Windmills

Reviewed 7 April 2016

Windmills restaurant is a blend of the unique mixed with traditional! The Chef uses fresh heritage veggies, local meats(Enright Farms) and other fresh ingredients to create a little bit of heaven! Atmosphere is relaxing with soft music in background...not over bearing so that you can't...More

Thank Eric R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-544-3948
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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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