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chuba May 16, 2011 05:45 PM

Attending business school reception (Thursday night) which starts at 7 pm but need to feed the family (families) first. Have researched other boards that suggest Aquaterra, Woodenheads, etc. but most don't open until 6.

Is there an independent restaurant near the University campus where a group of 10-12 could have a nice meal and be at the University by 7pm?

You've helped me many times before....my tummy thanks you.

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Aquaterra
1 Johnson St, Kingston, ON K7L, CA

  1. hal2010 May 16, 2011 08:40 PM

    Chez Piggy starts serving at 5:30pm. If there's a dozen of you, perhaps they'll take a reservation for 5pm?

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    Chez Piggy Restaurant
    68R Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L1A5, CA

    1. miketoronto May 16, 2011 08:51 PM

      I know Atomica is open for lunch (as is Chien Noir) which makes me think they'd be ready for a 5 pm seating. Both are great.

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      Chien Noir
      69 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

      Atomica
      71 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

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        JennaBean May 17, 2011 07:22 AM

        I understand from my family that live in Kingston that Chien Noir has closed.

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        Chien Noir
        69 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

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          miketoronto May 17, 2011 11:16 AM

          I was in Kingston this weekend, pretty sure I saw it open. could be wrong.

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            JennaBean May 17, 2011 11:50 AM

            My aunt side she went down there about a week and a half ago and it was closed. Maybe it was just temporarily closed. I will ask her to check it out next time she is in the area.

            It is one of the few nicer places to eat in the city so I hope it is still opened.

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          sbug206 May 17, 2011 08:56 AM

          I second Atomica. Best pizza I've ever had.

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          Atomica
          71 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

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          hungry_pangolin May 17, 2011 04:35 PM

          Just now rejoing the conversation after some long time away.

          I believe that Atomica and Le Chien Noir are the same ownership. I spent a good chunk of last summer in the area, and made a point of having lunch at both establishments a few times. Atomica's pizzas are excellent. Their wine list offers great latitude in the volume of the glass, as well, which is a nice touch. Le Chien Noir has a lovely back patio. I'd recommend both, though one visit to LCN came with some service issues (very incorrect bill overcharging and a couple of foreign coins masquerading as part of my change). I blame the waitress and not the the establishment, in that instance. The food at LCN is well executed, straight-on bistro.

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          Chien Noir
          69 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

          Atomica
          71 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

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            greenduck May 17, 2011 08:29 PM

            Phnom Penh has very good Thai/Cambodian food but it has zero ambiance. But, it's clean, spacious and delicious.

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            Phnom Penh Restaurant
            500 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L2S3, CA

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              greenduck May 17, 2011 08:30 PM

              I don't know why the link is for the Phnom Penh in Kanata. There's one on King Street in Kingston.

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              Phnom Penh Restaurant
              500 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L2S3, CA

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                chuba May 19, 2011 07:18 PM

                Thank you all very much. Atomica it is!

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                Atomica
                71 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L1R8, CA

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