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River Mill Restaurant

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Inner Harbour
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2 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario K7K 1Z7, Canada
+1 613-549-5759
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an excellent restaurant. We often use it for special occasions. I had the small scallop appetizer which was excellent. The dry ocean scallops were about medium size but fried to perfection with some cauliflower and raisins. My wife had the roasted parsnip soup accented with ground pepper and the duck done medium rare which she loved, and she... More 

Thank Wayne B
Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was just out for dinner the other night at the River Mill. I have been to this restaurant numerous times over the years and have always had good experiences. The food is high quality and the service is excellent. If you're looking for a night out for you and your significant other, or for a group of friends, the... More 

Thank John L
Kingston, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I recently dined at The Rivermill Restaurant on the Cataraqui River and was very pleased with the entire dining experience. The restaurant offered a quiet atmosphere and beautiful scenery for a romantic dinner with my partner. The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable about menu items and were happy to help with our dinner and drink selections. I had the... More 

Thank Enjoyfood888
Bloomington, Indiana
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275 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Located near the end of Lake Ontario, the River Mill offers pleasant views and convenient parking. However, the staff was not well informed, at least in our case. When asked whether the "grilled" entries on the menu were char-grilled or cooked on a hot metal plate, the server said it was the latter. As a result, I ordered the lobster... More 

Thank Gary H
GreyMatter274, Public Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We apologize for any misunderstandings. For the record: Our grilled items are indeed grilled. Your server's response may have been confusing--- and for that we are sorry. The Lobster Carbonara is a pasta dish so we think that your criticisms of that hugely popular item are a little... More 

Kingston, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and kids took me here for my birthday. It was exquisite and delightful. My wife had the escargot and lobster carbonara and I had the bouillabaisse and lobster carbonara. All delicious. Great atmosphere in a historical building beside a historical waterway. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Kids enjoyed their steaks and scallops as well. Definitely the "special"... More 

1 Thank 3RCR
GreyMatter274, Public Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! I am pretty sure that I was your server and, if so, I can tell you that you and your family were a lot of fun to serve. That certainly helps us do a better job. I thoroughly enjoy my job as server,... More 

London, Canada
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our group grew from 23 to 27 unexpectedly when the restaurant was essentially full. They were able to accommodate us and the food and attentiveness was excellent on a busy alumni weekend Great job We will be back (as a couple or small group later) They deserve our patronage

1 Thank BennyCPA
GreyMatter274, Public Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you!! Queen's University Homecoming was indeed a challenging evening for all of us at The River Mill and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We are always happy to accommodate when plans change at the last minute. We believe that one of the secrets to success in our industry is "flexibility". Thanks again for taking the... More 

Kingston, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

First of all, the setting! Very cute and ''chic'' with lots of windows looking at the Rideau Canal... Amazingly nice staff, polite and ready to accommodate you in every way. Food is delicious, good portions and presentation. Vegetarian and gluteen free friendly! :-)

1 Thank JulieJaune
GreyMatter274, Public Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you!! We could not have said it better ourselves. We really appreciate it when our customers take their time to submit reviews and feedback. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We decide to go here for lunch because it was near the water and heard good reviews. I had the chicken wrap with salad which was very nice and spicy too.My wife had the lamb burger which she enjoyed too. It is a nice and quiet place for lunch with nice view of the water area too. The staff are... More 

2 Thank Lawrence177
Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Classy restaurant in an area of Kingston that is less popular....Excellent dinner experiences....very skilled cook - ensures great taste and wonderful presentation.....they have something for every taste bud....Definitely encourage to visit....

1 Thank Cami1361
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Me and my wife were looking for a fine cuisine restaurant. We were driving through Kingston. the River Mill restaurant was the right place to go.Warmth welcome, fresh bread and an exquisite meal. I had sirloin steak with veggies and my wife had fish. We both really enjoyed the food. It is a definite recommendation. How much will you ask,... More 

1 Thank Iceland_Rey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$25
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario K7K 1Z7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Inner Harbour
  • Neighbourhood: Inner Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 613-549-5759
Delicious lunches and dinners served served in an elegant dining room overlooking the Cataraqui River. Chef Gurkhan is of Turkish descent and his Mediterranean menus are influenced by the cuisines of Tunisia and Morocco as well as by his native Turkey.

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