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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
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
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
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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

Guelph, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We really enjoy this restaurant. Great food and service, with an emphasis on local sourced food and beverages! Meat loaf was fabulous, and my wife had the salmon...would highly recommend!

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Even though we currently do not have our meatloaf on the menu, stay tuned, as you may see it return on our winter menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here a few months ago for a birthday dinner. Party of 8. When we arrived our table was set up and our server came for drink orders right away. She was very knowledgeable about the selections of beers and wine. She was also helpful and polite to a member in our party who had many questions about the menu... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write in darcy32! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Borealis and we look forward to seeing you again soon, cheers! More

Mississauga
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After working our butts off around the house, we decided we needed a treat for lunch. So we headed over to Borealis in Guelph. We would have liked to sit on the patio, but dark clouds were gathering, so we just sat at the bar inside. Good choice, as the rain poured down just as we got our drinks. The... More

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

Thanks VNKSmith! I'm happy you enjoyed those potato skins, we had them for such a limited time and were so delicious! We are here for you anytime to need that break from the house, we'll see you again soon! More

Elora, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visit Borealis on a regular basis and have always enjoyed my meal. My honey and I always split our selections because it gives us a chance to taste more things. We usually get an appetizer, an entree and a dessert and share them all. We never go away hungry. Most recently, we tried the panko-crusted goat cheese which was... More

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

Hi ronniekayd! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Borealis in Guelph. We agree the panko goat cheese is addicting and leaves you wanting more! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers! More

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