Chez Piggy is great, but there are lots of other wonderful restaurants in Kingston & area. We moved to Kingston three years ago, and love the restaurant choices. Some suggestions, all in the downtown area:
1. Woodenheads (Ontario Street). Great gourmet wood oven pizza, good panini (or so we're told - we haven't yet been able to bring ourselves to order anything but pizza or the daily special pasta), our vote for the best caesar salad in town (a small is plenty large for two). It's a little loud, but service is good to excellent. Reservations are a good idea on Friday and Saturday nights. If you have room for dessert, try Lois 'n' Frima's ice cream next door (Cinnamon and Pumpkin flavours are divine).
2. Golden Viet Thai (Wellington Street). The decor is basic, but the food is fresh and tasty and very inexpensive. Two can leave totally stuffed and satisfied for $25. (Try the beef rolls appetizer!). Great service from the family that runs the restaurant. Also a great place for take-out.
3. Clark's on King (King Street, obviously). Fine dining, great for special occasions. Wonderful ambience, the best service we have ever had (attentive but not 'in your face'). The table d'hote is surprisingly reasonable. About $100-120 for two.
4. Luke's (on Princess). A quirky, narrow restaurant, with a storefront easy to miss if you aren't looking for it. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry, as service is spotty, but good for very hearty servings of tasty pasta (about $15 for pasta, small salad and bread, and we usually end up taking home a 'doggy bag' with enough pasta for lunch the next day). A favourite is linguine with a sauce of plum tomatos, onions and roasted garlic. Reservations probably not necessary - we haven't had to wait for a table yet. A nice, relaxing evening is dinner at Luke's and after-dinner digesting while book-browsing at Indigo across the street.
Does anyone have any other Kingston favourites to recommend?