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The Bauer Kitchen

187 King Street South, Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
519-772-0790
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Ranked #16 of 297 restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Waterloo, ON
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 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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Toronto
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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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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Bauer Kitchen is one of our usual haunts in town. Tried their special last night - Chicken Waffle. FANTASTIC. A delicious combination of spice and sweet with a savoury waffle. Great service as usual.

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

That was definitely a fun dish to make! Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review, come back anytime! Cheers! More

Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I eloped in Buenos Aires, I emailed Bauer Kitchen and arranged a reception/dinner for our family and friends when we returned. We had both had many dinners and business lunches here. They Bauer Kitchen offered fantastic service, very professional, fabulous food. We had a wonderful time and appreciated them arranging our reception for us while we were... More

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

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review! We love hearing back from our happy guests and are so pleased we were able to exceed your expectations. Come back anytime and congratulations! More

Waterloo, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is currently in my top 3 restaurants in K-W. I've been for dinner many times, lunch, and just for drinks, and it rarely disappoints. Service is usually top notch, you can watch the cooks in the kitchen, and the furnishings are funky yet comfortable. My fav menu item is the duck wings - just the leg portions, covered in... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I love this place. Their gluten-free options are plentiful and the servers very knowledgeable as to what I can eat. I had the mushroom gluten free pasta with truffle and enjoyed every single bite. The last time I was there, I had the pork chop with mashed potatoes. Both times I enjoyed my meal and ate everything (something I really... More

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

Thank you so much for the kind words Laura! We definitely try our best to accommodate everyone's dietary restrictions so it's great to hear we're doing a good job. Come back anytime! More

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been to Bauer Kitchen for both lunch and dinner; I've enjoyed both, but their lunches have been better in terms of the consistency of food. My most recent visit -- lunch on the patio -- was very pleasant: the food (hamburger and side romaine salad, $ 15) and service (attentive, ice water refilled, prompt) were good. That patio, in... More

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