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The Bauer Kitchen

187 King Street South, Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 297 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Allen St.
Transit: On the main 7 line heading to Conestoga Mall.
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133 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We recently dined at the Bauer Kitchen. Our only complaint with the restaurant is that we find it noisy but this time we specifically requested a table in a quiet part of the restaurant and we were seated in a corner booth which was perfect. We have been to The Bauer Kitchen many times and have always found the food... More

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niagara falls
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had this dish once 1 year ago and it was so good I had to have it again. Braised short ribs with mushrooms and fries. Meat was juicy, flavourful and tender, covered in veal jus. horseradish gremolata. fresh cut fries were done just right (properly blanched first). For dessert, another repeat. chocolate nemesis: spiced hot chocolate fondue, flourless chocolate... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having eaten several times at the Charcoal Steak house we expected the same quality from the Bauer Kitchen. My partner ordered the NY Strip Loin medium rare. It arrived properly cooked, but somewhat tough and bland, accompanied by 4 sliced and roasted mini potatoes, and a couple of sliced pepper strips. Barely a meal for a man! And priced at... More

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by someone we did not know well, but thought it looked nice, so decided to chance it. We were not disappointed! The ambiance was wonderful, as was the service. Loved the food as well! Very much enjoyed our appetizer, Hoisin Sauce Chicken Tacos - my favourite! Ribs were good, not overly special. Beef was... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went out for lunch with friend at the Bauer Kitchener on a Sunday. I liked reviewing the menu online in advance, though it was not clear what Sunday Brunch meant. Turns out you can order off the breakfast or lunch menu. I ordered the TBK omelette and it was really good. Considering the price, I was a bit surprised... More

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Waterloo, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm a bit baffled by some of the rave reviews that this place gets on trip advisor. The decor and ambiance is very nice but, like other charcoal group restaurants, the food doesn't live up to the shiny exterior. My first time experience was the pork and gnocchi dish which can only be described as bland. I've tried a couple... More

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charcoalgroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Bauer Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you very much, spltr, for taking the time to provide us with your invaluable feedback regarding your most recent visit to our restaurant. I must express my deepest regrets for having fallen short of the experience I know we are capable of providing. As the Service Manager, I am responsible for ensuring that our guests are provided the best... More

Mississauga, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to this restaurant with my daughter for my birthday dinner. We shared the charcuterie tray and salad, with some wine. The food was outstanding. Delicious flavours and large servings. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable and perfect for a lovely chat. Well worth a visit, I would return again for sure.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very attentive service. Server was appropriately attentive. Very good beverage service, exceptionally quick meal service. Meal was excellent, very, very tasty. Yeah, up to Charcoal standards!!!

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Guelph, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went to the Bauer Kitchen for a meeting last night. We were in a separate room which was great with a large TV for the presentation. Unfortunately, the speaker got lost and we were able to watch the soccer prior to his arrival. The menu was adequate and the food was great. I thoroughly enjoyed my Calamari, as starter, and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been three times - twice at lunch, and one late at night before they closed (they are open really late on Sundays!). The lunches were hands down the best lunches that we've had in Waterloo. The late night dinner was not bad, but not as great as it could've been. It was good enough for my date, but I... More

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