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Borealis Grille & Bar

1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Ranked #21 of 315 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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English first
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food here is good and may have massive amounts of sides to make sure you dont go away hungry. I ate at the bar and the bartender was busy making all the drinks but never lost track of me. Nice job.

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

Thank you for your feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers! More

Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I tried out Borealis for dinner while in Guelph. My wife had the Quinoa Stir fry and I had the Beef Stew. It was truly one of the best restaurant meals we've ever had. My wife is a little hard to please and she was raving about her meal. I've never had better beef stew in my... More

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

Hi Mike! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience here at Borealis in Guelph! We look forward to hosting you again soon, cheers! More

Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

the food is fantastic at this place. all fresh and locally grown . The meatloaf is incredible. My college ordered a steak and said it was really good but she wished she had ordered the meatloaf in stead as it smelt so good. .

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

Great news, we are bringing back the meatloaf on our winter menu in a few weeks! Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon, cheers! More

Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I go to Borealis often and the food, beer selection and (most impressively) service never disappoint. This bar not only has numerous beers on tap, the variety of the beer is excellent. Beverages and food are mostly (if not all) local.

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

Thanks for the review Piz-za! We are happy to share some great new beers with you and some old classics like Smashbomb Atomic IPA! See you again soon, cheers! More

Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is organic from local farms and simply delicious! My favourite is the beet salad and the pulled pork sandwich. The price is a bit higher than average, but the quality is superb. Our family eats here whenever there's a special occasion. They also provide WagJag coupons (2 for l) occasionally which... More

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

Glad you enjoy the local fare as much as we do! Keep your eyes out for some new winter menu items coming soon... Cheers! More

Guelph
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice restaurant in a great location I loved the atmosphere. We were greeted by a friendly staff member and seated immediately. I had the Beet Salad and it was fabulous.

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

Glad you enjoyed yourself Carley! We look forward to hosting you again soon. More

Toronto
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I came here a few months ago to have lunch with the wife and we found it to be a great spot. Food was fresh and local. Service was good and the atmosphere was great. I encourage you to check it out and see what ya think. I'd go back again..

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

Thanks Lex! Look forward to seeing you again soon, cheers! More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I know it's a popular place because of its "local" food, but my experience has been overpriced without great food. We reserved for the Thanksgiving turkey dinner special three weeks before Thanksgiving. 1.5 hours before our reservation, we received a call saying they had been short delivered on turkey and were sold out of the turkey special. (Even if that's... More

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

Hi Larry, Thank you for your feedback and I apologize we did not meet your expectations on so many levels. Our thanksgiving special was in fact such a hit that when you were told we did not receive enough that was in fact true. Late on Sunday evening when we sold out of turkey, we thought we could get more... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Looks great from the outside and warm ambiance inside, that is were it ended. Long wait for table. We were told 5-10 minutes, waited almost 40. They don't take reservations. Staff were rude, especially our server. The menu looked attractive with some creative ideas for local, however the final result was cold, overcooked food that lacked any form of taste.... More

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

Thank you for your review Steve. I'm sorry we missed the mark on your visit. I would love to hear more about your experience as it sounds uncharacteristic of both our service level and our service team. I will send you a message and hope to hear back from you soon! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

Thank you for your review Barb! We actually have plans for some acoustic panels in the near future to absorb some of that sound in the dining room as it has been an issue for us when the room fills up. We look forward to seeing you soon! More

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Additional Information about Borealis Grille & Bar

Address: 1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
Average Prices: USD 13 - 22
Cuisine: Canadian, Bar, Gastropub, Family Fare

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