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Windmills

££ - £££, International,
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
+1 613-544-3948
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (55 reviews)
“frittata” (13 reviews)
“german apple” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
184 Princess St | Ontario, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B1, Canada
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

For years I have heard people say that Windmills is the best place for brunch in Kingston. So, when a friend came to visit for the week-end we thought we would give it a try. We both ordered eggs benedict with homefries and extra hollandaise...More

2  Thank sunshinesX3
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

I'm disappointed that this was your first experience at our place. It certainly doesn't reflect our high standards as a local restaurant. First and foremost, I'd like to assure you that cleanliness and the comfort of our guests are top priorities here. The fact that...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

My friends and I were up in Kingston for Homecoming weekend and decided to check out Windmills for brunch. It was the perfect spot for great food and friendly service. There was a small line to get in when we arrived but the free coffee...More

Thank Megan A
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thanks for making time for us over Homecoming weekend, Megan -- that's such an honor! We never get tired of making new friends, and we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your time with us -- that's the biggest compliment we could...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting menu. Good selection of local wines and beer. Super display of art works on the walls. Good service, although delivery of food can be slow. Especially in the winter, avoid a table near the front door as you will get a chilly draft. Very...More

Thank MollDoll02
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you so much for joining us -- it was such a pleasure! We really do love what we do here, and nothing makes us happier than getting the opportunity to share our menu with great friends like you. It's wonderful to see how much...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It was a very busy homecoming weekend in Kingston… Couldn't get into regular favourites for dinner, but did get a reservation at Windmills. It too was very busy, but we were not disappointed. In particular the espresso short ribs and shrimp tacos-apparently new on the...More

Thank Vicki M
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

It was such a pleasure to have you join us, Vicki, and I couldn't be happier to see that you enjoyed your meal so much. Those short ribs have definitely become a favorite in our kitchen, and I'm sure you can see why -- you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Windmill's truly is heaven on earth. My pancakes were so fluffy, and the berries were surely mixed. I love you Windmill's. I WILL be back. (Pictured is my friend)More

Thank breakfastdude69
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

You didn't hear it from us, but those pancakes love you too! Thank you so much for being such a fan of what we do here, and I couldn't be more thrilled to see that you love our menu just as much as we do...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ever since our group of friends met in Kingston while studying our undergrad we visited Windmills for weekend brunch and evening dinners. Now, 5 years after graduating, we continue to visit Kingston and make a specific trip to Windmills for delicious pancakes, classic eggs, and...More

1  Thank Terra S
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Terra, thank you -- we really are so lucky to have had your support over the years! We love what we do here, and we always strive to make our diners feel welcome as soon as they walk through our door -- it definitely looks...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This used to be the "hip" restaurant in town. The decor, however, has not changed for years. We didn't notice much up-grades. There were paintings of local artists (for sale) hanging on the wall. But they were a bit mismatched. There was a variety of...More

Thank Team009
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Honest feedback is how we grow and improve as a restaurant, so I appreciate your comments here. While we've had great success in our eclectic menu, it may not be for everyone. As each dish, no matter the type, is crafted from quality, fresh ingredients,...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited tonight for supper. My wife had the pad Thai and I had the maple burger. Delicious! I think high quality beef - better than most. Casual atmosphere, homey feel, highly recommended. Thanks!More

Thank puddles10000
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thanks for the recommendation! Sound like you and your wife had a lovely evening with us. We definitely pride ourselves on offering high-quality dishes, so I'm glad you left with such an impression. Hope to welcome you back for another meal soon, perhaps for brunch...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

In my mind, a weekend breakfast should include good food, efficient service and friendly staff to ensure your day off begins well - Windmills "hit the mark." My server took good care of me, even though the restaurant was busy, and she was very pleasant,...More

Thank Weerobbie
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

So glad you left happy with your breakfast experience! You can't go wrong with some good coffee and classic bacon and eggs. Hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, Ed Smith, Owner

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for a light lunch on a rainy day in september and stumbled across this place. We met the owner (we think!) outside who invited us in and promised us good food- we were not disappointed. We had the blt sandwich...More

Thank mgnhdn2016
Windmillsrestaurant, Owner at Windmills, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

I'm so glad you guys decided to come in! Nothing beats a BLT and chicken wrap on a rainy day. If you're ever back in our area, be sure to stop in -- rain or shine. Warm regards, Ed Smith, Owner

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Response from jacques1543 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you should give them a call. I know when we went m granddaughter who is vegan was quite surprised at all the choices she had to select from. However we were there for dinner. Hope you find what you are looking for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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