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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Bar, Family Fare, Gastropub, Canadian
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1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 68
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

My wife and I took my mother here for her birthday. She had been before but my wife and I had not. We were sat next to the window in a corner when there were many tables and booths available. With it being -30 out that night, this was a major inconvenience. No idea why the hostess sat us here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Things are fresh and delicious and it's a changing menu. Good for business, friends or couple. Love this place.

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Cambridge, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Five siblings meeting for drinks and dinner is a handful for any server!! She was very attentive but respectful of our chatting and catching up. Great wine and a wonderful selection of local beers on tap. Two of us had the turkey burger, yummy, goat cheese and hot pepper jelly brings out a tast sensation that is very unique, only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend for dinner to try something new in Guelph. We loved the service, our server was friendly and informative, the food was excellent too but the portions were really small and we left a little unsatisfied. I'd say it was a bit overpriced too, for such small portions. I will not likely eat here again.

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Port Elgin, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lunch with family. Excelkent meal, fresh, well seasoned, good product prepared and presented nicely. Good service, delivered to the table hot ( except the salad - nice and cold) and quickly. Relatively quite and laid back. Good experience.

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

Hello Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed and that everything was nice and hot, except the salad :) We hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers More 

Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I took my mother here for her birthday. She had been before but my wife and I had not. We were sat next to the window in a corner when there were many tables and booths available. With it being -30 out that night, this was a major inconvenience. No idea why the hostess sat us here... More 

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

Hello We hope your mother had a fabulous birthday. Sorry you were sat right by the window, we have a new reservation system and are working with our hosts on how to most effectively seat guests. So happy we were able to move you to a table that you liked more. Please let us know any requests you may have... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very nice place to go for diner in a relaxing environment. I really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent! Not a place for children though.

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

Hi Sabrina So happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers More 

Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went for lunch and had the best fish & chips that I can remember. The salad was good too! The service was fairly fast, and certainly gave us enough time to eat. The environment is stone and wood, very attractive but not conducive to a quiet conversation. Nice place, nice people. Average prices. I will return.

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

Hi Sally Our fish and chips are pretty amazing! We have a special on every Friday lunch where you can get a 2 piece fish and chips for the price of a one piece. Hope to see you soon. Cheers More 

Guelph, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food was excellent: fish taco, prime rib, soup and house salad was delicious. Nice outdoor patio. Good friendly service. Will definitely will return.

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

Hi Thanks for the great review. You will be thrilled to hear that we are in the process of getting our patio ready for the warmer weather. We hope to see you soon. Cheers More 

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Their food and the atmosphere are both very good !!! The staff are very friendly very good at checking in to see how your meal is and if you need or want anything. We would definitely would go back again

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

Hi Diana We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything. Please come visit us again soon. We are busy getting our patio ready for the warmer weather. Cheers More 

Guelph
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I went for a special occasion with a gift certificate. We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. We would return.

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

Hey Daniel So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! You will be happy to hear that we are in the process of getting our patio up and running. Be sure to phone us and we will save you a seat. Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Family Fare, Gastropub, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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