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Borealis Grille & Bar

1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Ranked #23 of 321 Restaurants in Guelph
Price range: $12 - $20
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
Barrie, ON
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We went to Borealis (unknowingly) 5 minutes before closing time on a Tuesday. We hesitantly asked if the Kitchen was still open. The bartender made us feel that our late visit was no problem, and that the kitchen could easily accommodate us. We sat at the bar. We had a few local drinks, shared the fish tacos and pulled pork... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

New Years was awesome. Food is always good. The restaurant is really nice. The menu is the right size...meaning not a giant menu...selection is good enough...something for everyone. Great place to go as a couple or with friends. Definitely a go to place for any occasion.

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Richards Landing
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Would have been good if food had been cooked a little more. Prime rib was tasty but way undercooked. Rib eye steak was very fatty. Vegetables were barely warm and nearly raw. Mashed potatoes were gooey. Price for two dinners and two drinks over $75. Was not worth the price, but they did give us free deserts in an attempt... More 

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Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Took my best friend out for a business lunch awhile ago. He is from Toronto and has eaten at some very good establishments in that city. He was impressed with the service and great choices on the lunch menu. Food was just the right amount. We ordered 2 different items and shared.

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Guelph, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The decor was nice, the service was great and the food was AWESOME. My husband had the Duck and really enjoyed it and I had the Wild Boar Meatloaf and it was amazing. My meal included huge portions of meatloaf and yummy mashed potatoes and veggies and the crispy onions on top... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We enjoyed lunch with friends Jan 4, our first visit to the Guelph Borealis. Service was excellent and the food awesome. The menu has a good selection of items to meet any desired palate choice. The decor is rustic with the beautiful wood and stone decor, but also has a contemporary flair to warm the environment. We would definitely dine... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We live in the northwest end of Guelph and had a gift card from Christmas to use in a restaurant located in the south end. There was a 1 hour wait, so I suggested that we try Borealis as other friends had recommended it. This was a Monday over the holidays, around 6pm and they seated us right away. The... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are looking for a restaurant in the Guelph area this is worth the visit. This is my fifth time to visit this restaurant either for business lunch or family dinner and they have been very consistent in their service and food. I thought it is about time for me to write them a review. Staff are very friendly... More 

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Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family lives close to Borealis and has been regular customers for many years. We have noticed that the restaurant has been sliding for many months. Poor wine selection and the food was becoming 'so-so'. But tonight this will sadly be our last visit. Our food took 1 hour. My husbands salad didn't make it out before his meal, both... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate all feedback from our guests as it will help us improve and grow. I am terribly sorry that your experience was not at the level we strive to provide. I have sent you a message with my contact information if you would like to discuss your experience further.... More 

Guelph, Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I'm not entirely sure what to say about Borealis? First I would say, it was better a year after it opened. It was kinda bad in the beginning and got better. Now it's kinda gotten worse again. They have been through a number of different chiefs over the years. It is obvious each chief has tried to change things around.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time and will use your feedback to help us improve. 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 12 - 20
Cuisine: Canadian, Bar, Gastropub, Family Fare

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