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Borealis Grille & Bar

1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Ranked #17 of 308 Restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar, Gastropub, Family Fare
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We like this place, it has local grown food and that's important, we are just finding it too noisy. We would definitely recommend it!

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well, I won a 'date night dinner' on the radio, so why not use it? We were shown to our table, I stood and looked at it wondering how my husband and I were going to get the chairs pulled back enough for us to fit. Wedged in-between another table and the servers work area. We requested another table. My... More

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Guelph, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have won many gift certificates from borealis and went recently. Food portions were massive so a good value for the money. The only thing I could complain about was slower service although they were friendly! I will be back

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

i have been for lunch and dinner about a half dozen times since the restaurant opened, and I feel the food and service was more consistent when it first opened. Which is frustrating, because I have had some poor expensive meals. My favourite things are the fish tacos and the turkey burger. I have also enjoyed the prime rib, and... More

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Went out for a romantic dinner with my wife at this highly rated restaurant. My wife had the pulled pork and I had the prime rib. Both of us agreed the food was good, but we were astounded with the amount of fat that came with out meals. When were done, both of us had a 3 inch stack of... More

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BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Horstradamus! Thank you so much for writing in and telling us about your experience, especially since it does not meet our standard for service. We will use the feedback to coach our team members and ensure it does not happen again. I do apologize we did not meet your expectations on this particular visit and we'd love an opportunity... More

Kitchener
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Had we come not come with expectations of a unique dining experience, we may have enjoyed ourselves a little more. The biggest disappointment of the place is that it promises to be something it's not. We selected it, hoping it would not have the style of any other generic restaurant chain, but there were no surprises here. We came for... More

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BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Abby! Thank you for coming in to visit the restaurant. I apologize you were not given the option to sit in our dining room as, although the menu is the same, the atmosphere is quite different and more intimate. We are always looking for ways to improve our menu and seek out new suppliers so your feedback is much... More

Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food, beer and wine are tasty and local. The service is friendly and excellent. It's one of my favourite --places in Guelph. I've been there for lunch and for dinner and have yet to find anything to complain about. Consistency is one of its strengths. Hamburgers, fish tacos, mussels (admittedly not local :-) )are very solid. Their more adventurous... More

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BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Glad to hear you share our passion for supporting the local community Bill! Thanks for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Guelph, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In this day and age, how can you not appreciate a locally sourced food restaurant. The menu is not limiting, and it was quiet tasty

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BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review Rachel! We hope to see you again soon! More

Cambridge, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I like that the menu regularly has meals from local sourced foods. The meals are tasty, good sized portions and appropriately priced. The atmosphere is unique in a restored school house. The service was prompt and not rushed.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The ambiance there is very intimate and great for small groups or couples special occasions. The food presentation is immaculate on your plate, however for the slightly larger appetite of the average male and sometimes female this could present a problem. Perhaps it was what we ordered, but both my husband and I were hungry after leaving a bill of... More

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BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and experience here at Borealis! We do hope you visit again as we have done many changes and improvements to our menu since your visit in 2013 and I suspect you will not leave hungry again. Look forward to seeing you again soon, cheers! More

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