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The Bauer Kitchen

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187 King Street South, Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Allen St.)
On the main 7 line heading to Conestoga Mall.
519-772-0790
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Boring

I keep coming back from time to time hoping to like this restaurant, but have so far always been disappointed. Service was extremely slow (over 45 minutes to receive our lunch on a weekday) and the food very unremarkable. Better to save your appetite for other restaurants in the group, which... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Debraleeann
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Kitchener, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I keep coming back from time to time hoping to like this restaurant, but have so far always been disappointed. Service was extremely slow (over 45 minutes to receive our lunch on a weekday) and the food very unremarkable. Better to save your appetite for other restaurants in the group, which provide consistent service and a more interesting menu.

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Waterloo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love the Bauer kitchen. Prices are reasonable for a higher end restaurant. Food is always prepared to perfection. I eat "well done" meat and this is the place that made me aware of the fact that even though I like my meat well done, it doesn't have to be shoe leather. They cook it perfectly so there's no pink but... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been a few times including this past weekend. There are no healthy choices on the menu. At best is the salad which is loaded with granola and cheese. Ordered it with chicken and it came with what seemed like deli sliced chicken and unfortunately i ordered it with drsg on the side too late. at $16 it was not... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This gem is tucked away in an outdoor plaza centered around a common walkway. With a renovated loft feel, one might think it would lack intimacy. But the opposite it true. Both times I have been, the server was appropriately attentive and the food delightfully presented and pleasing to the palate. I was particularly appreciative of the gluten-free options like... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here at least 10 times. I find it's always a hit or miss. Sometimes the food is very good and sometimes just average. Staff are okay but not super friendly, not a place I would recommend but if you are in the area why not give it a try.

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been for breakfast and was not impressed either time. The food was acceptable but over priced for what I ordered. Service was good but feel there are numerous other restaurants I would go to where I'd get better value and better food.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good was great ( a bit pricey but it was a special occasion ..desserts to die for ! Excellent service

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Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to the Bauer Kitchen many times for lunch and for dinner. I've been as a couple, several times with a small to medium group of friends, and with a large group of colleagues. Each time, some of the items we ordered we excellent, and some were merely ok. On a recent visit I tried a smoked chicken pasta,... More 

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ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to The Bauer Kitchen several times and find that they just are not consistent. Probably the most consistent is brunch or lunch. The wait staff is quite attentive and the atmosphere is great. The dinner menu is quite extensive but what comes out of the kitchen has been a surprise both times. Either my meal or my... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Thought we would give it a try after hearing some good things about the place. There was a group of 4 of us , all ordered something different. All of us thought the same thing, which was pretty rare for us, food was just ok. Service was sporadic and it was if we were an inconvenience. Not bad, just not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 King Street South, Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    (Allen St.)
  • Public Transportation: On the main 7 line heading to Conestoga Mall.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 519-772-0790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?