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Mar 4, 2008 01:19 PM

Gourmet Dining in Kingston Ontario

Overnighting in Kingston soon and wondering where to go for a delicious dinner and breakfast. We know about Chez Piggy (mixed reviews), have been to Atomica for (salty) pizza about 2 years ago and Luigis has been recommended to us by some friends.
Anyone know how the above places are these days or have some other interesting suggestions? International, French, eclectic, funky, as long as the food is tasty!

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  1. does chien noir still exist? heart stopping french food that i found rather salty. i know they've changed the menu since i've been there a few years back.

    luke's is the new "it" spot in kingston as far as i can tell. look up stories about their 15 yr old chef.

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    1. re: pinstripeprincess

      I found Chien Noir's website and their menu has some great choices so that's a definite maybe. Intersting story about Luke's. I think he is 17 now.

    2. We ate at the Kingston Brewing Company last summer. It is funky but not exactly gourmet dining. Mostly burgers, ribs, wings etc. We enjoyed their beer and our kid liked their house rootbeer. It was very lively and fun.

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      1. re: lolly1

        A good standby is Woodenheads on Ontario Street. It has great thin crust pizza from a wood fire oven. Their chocolate pear calzone for dessert is heavenly. I like breakfast at Windmills on Princess Street. I wouldn't necessarily call either "gourmet" but they both have great food and a great atmosphere.

        1. re: professor plum

          We love thin crust pizza and it seems that Woodenheads has been recommended on other posts

        2. re: lolly1

          the kingston brewery is nice! they have decent pub food and they even have a small curling rink outside (it might have been horseshoes or shuffleboard).... i think it was curling, but it coulda been something else ....

          i woulda played with the old folks there, but i was in a rush to get somewhere

          1. re: zoohort2

            Wow. Took a look at the website and Luke's does look very impressive!

          2. grecos is pretty good for greek food on princess st.... i'm not a picky eater, so i'm usually fine with anything .. but i've heard stories of how a friend's sister would drive all the way to kingston just to eat at grecko's ... and not visit her brother.... hahah

            they have a grecko's takeout a quick walk from the mcdonald's on princess st. too ... a block to the northwest...

            1. I would do Chez Piggy or Woodenhead's. The Kingston Brew Pub is great for a pint and some pub grub, but if you are looking for something slightly more upscale, I highly recommend those.