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Borealis Grille & Bar

1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Ranked #16 of 307 restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar, Gastropub, Family Fare
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Largo, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is over priced. The food is not great. The service it non . I would not recommend the place. If you want to seat outside on the patio and enjoy a drink, ok. But make sure you order two., you will not see the waitress anytime soon.

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Oakville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a group of colleagues from work and they were accommodating to our large group with a private room in the back and a fixed price menu. When I asked which items were GF, they were kind enough to confirm to avoid any oversights. The food was good and the presentation was nice.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was recommended by the Staybridge Suites desk staff and I have to sy we had a nice meal. Nothing fancy but a nice friendly atmosphere. Was not disappointed.

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Trenton, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fresh, local food with a fabulous gourmet touch. Excellent service, warm atmosphere. Lovely wine selection as well. Menu changes with the seasons.

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Guelph
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have dined here a few times, and stopped back in to kick-off the patio season and have dinner on the patio. A great warm & sunny evening paired nicely with local and fresh food, what a great meal! Our sever was fantastic, knowledgeable with our questions, had recommendations and rhymed off the draught beer and specials with ease. We both... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had pulled pork meal and it was great not too rich, yet amazing flavors. Only downside is the wait for the food took a bit longer than expected.

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

Thanks for your feedback, we will make sure to keep up the pace for your next visit! More

Elora, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was my second time at Borealis. My first time was when they first opened and now (we moved away for a few years in-between). I went for dinner with my two girlfriends and we all had a fantastic time! The atmosphere is awesome and there are so many different spots you can dine in the restaurant (patio, bar, big... More

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

Thanks so much for visiting again! We really appreciate the amazing feedback and will pass along to our entire team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dinner, last week for 2 was excellent. My wife and I shared the Pesto Chicken flat which was more than enough for 2. We then order the Quinoa and Arugula Salad and the Pickerel & Chips, the latter was "knock you out of your socks" delicious.

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

Thanks for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves, we love the fish & chips too!! More

Cambridge, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a disappointing meal at this restaurant. We were seated at a bar table beside the bar that was uncomfortable and it turned out that the bartender was our waiter - which wasn't great since he was very busy tending the bar. My husband's steak was very overdone - he ordered it medium but I think even someone who ordered... More

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

Thanks so much for your feedback! We will surely use it to further coach and train our team to ensure that doesn't happen again. Hope to see you again. More

Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had the Mushroom + Cheddar Chicken Supreme 23 Harriston Co-op chicken, mushroom & cheddar cream sauce, roasted potatoes, market vegetables. Much better taste than your average chain restaurants. I rarely order dessert in a restaurant but they offered some mini desserts so I tried one. I got the creme brule and my friend got the cheesecake and we were both... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your meal here at Borealis! We do have two dining rooms, one a little more pub like and the other is more of a dining room. Perhaps the other side will suit you better on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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