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River Mill Restaurant

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2 Cataraqui St, Kingston, Ontario K7K 1Z7, Canada
+1 613-549-5759
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Prescott, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recent birthday of a friend 60th held at the River Mill private dining room. Excellent food. Great view. Wonderful service. Great venue for special times.

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Thank Brent B
GreyMatter274, Guest Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The Rideau Room holds up to 36 people and there is no charge for using the room when guests order lunch or dinner. More 

Kitchener, Canada
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Jill and I went to visit very good friends in Kingston. They had recommended the River Mill Restaurant for one of our trips. The restaurant was in an old Mill which was lovingly restored. I loved the feeling of the old architecture that was left exposed. The large windows overlooked the water and the historical community on the other side.... More 

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Thank BobDyck
GreyMatter274, Guest Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Always nice to hear from satisfied customers. Thank you! More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We always enjoy the simple, formal decor and outstanding selection of food on the menu anytime of year. The Chef supports local suppliers so always some great things to taste. We went basic Table de'hote...but couldn't resist the Scallops as an appetizer - delicious... and then had Steak Frites... Wow..with Creme Brulle for dessert. All overlooking a World Heritage site....... More 

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Thank John C
GreyMatter274, Guest Relations Manager at River Mill Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for your kind words. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank John L
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
5 of 5 bubbles 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! :-)

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$25
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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