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Borealis Grille & Bar

1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Ranked #17 of 306 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
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 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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
144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
52 helpful votes 52 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

Hamilton
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went with another couple who live in Guelph on their recommendation. We were able to sit outside which was nice. patio was pleasant. The service was very competent and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a few appetizers as well to share. I would go there again if I were in town to try some of the... More

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

Hi Toni H! I'm glad to hear you had a good time visiting the restaurant. We are always changing the menus with new features each week so there's lots to try! We hope to see you again in the restaurant soon! More

Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Local sourced food. Atmosphere is great. Service always good. Food never let's you down. Salmon is amazing. Good place to go for any occasion.

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Largo, Florida, United States
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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
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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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