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Borealis Grille & Bar

4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Ranked #21 of 437 Restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Gastropub, Grill, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages. We bring "The Taste of Ontario", the highest quality of fresh products from Ontario farmers, breweries and wineries to our guests each and every day. Combined with a deep respect for local heritage and craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication for sustainability. Our Borealis location in Kitchener is set in a restored 19th century schoolhouse, that is showcased in the great Harvest Lounge at the entrance. We look forward to seeing you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

This is my second time visiting Borealis, the butternut squash ravioli was divine along with Kambucha drink recommended by my very attentive server 'Luigi' who took our dining experience to a whole other level. Great food and fantastic service made it a great night out! Thank you Diana S

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Dsalaz33, It is amazing to hear when we hit all of our marks like we did for you on your most recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know! The Kombucha is a great alternative to alcoholic beverages, and incredibly good for you as well. As far as we know, we are the only restaurant... More 

Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I have been to this restaurant a few times, but our most recent visit was the best so far. Borealis has a great look, with rustic early 20th century charm and a variety of dining areas. The large dinning area upstairs has definitely been improved of late by woven area rugs on the original hardwood floors and... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Good Day farcloser, All I can say is wow! It looks like you have experienced what we try to do for each of our guests. When all of the items align, we are able to produce a truly hospitable experience. Thank you for your continued patronage to our restaurant, and a really special thank you for recommending us to your... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the variety of the menu , service was great. Nice atmosphere family style. Great place to take family.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi 967skip, Our chef, John David is thrilled that you enjoy the menu so much here. We love the fact that we have relationships with the actual farmers and suppliers, not just the sales reps that sell us the products. We agree as well, with our kids menu, we try to accommodate all of our guests no matter how young... More 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After the 15th time of visiting this restaurant, I stopped counting - every meal I've had at this restaurant has exceeded expectations. The staff are spectacular - mindful and doting, personable and passionate about quality. The food is fresh and local - I especially love the salads and appetizers...just amazing! I bring both clients and family to this restaurant, my... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mandy K, We really appreciate that you let us know how much you love it here at Borealis. Thanks as well for your continued support! We often say that if we have the right people and passion at the restaurant, the guests will follow! We look forward to taking great care of you again on your next visit! Cheers,... More 

Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First time here for my wife's work X-mas dinner. We we're in the wine room. Nice décor, big screen TV was nice to watch hockey game. I had the grilled chicken, which was good. Wife had the beef tenderloin, which was ok, she said it was kind of tough. Lots of different beers on tap. Waitress was very good, answered... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello papat65, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the Christmas party that you attended here at Borealis. As you mentioned, the Wine Cellar is an excellent place to have a function. I have passed along your comments about the food to our culinary team. We look forward to seeing you on date night! Cheers, Neil... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are shopping at the Sportsworld complex and are feeling peckish, check out Borealis. The exterior is inviting and the interior is like a restaurant straight from central casting. The décor is a tad formulaic, but it is a good formula. I found myself making a checklist of all the appropriate things to incorporate in a new build space... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi John V, Thank you for providing us with your feedback about your experience at our restaurant. As for the decor, we have put forth a lot of effort to our value of being local. Around the bar there are photos of the farmers that we have built relationships with and who are the very people that supply us with... More 

London, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is my third visit to this restaurant. I have also visited the one in Guelph as well. I like it! The restaurant is easy to enter with buttons on the door. There is seating available on multi levels but plenty of options on street level. The washrooms are on the main level and have no entry doors - but... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Jack C, I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service at our restaurant. As you pointed out, we want to be as barrier free as possible to all of our guests, as we love to share our brand of local hospitality. Thank you for your repeat business here in Kitchener, and for trying out our... More 

Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went here solo on a cold business trip. The decor was really great - once inside it really made you feel like you were in an old farmhouse (except for the really high ceilings). Dark wood everywhere. I ate in the bar area where there were a couple of TVs. Large selection of beer, including supposedly a couple made... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jon E, Thanks for dropping by Borealis on a cold November evening. I'm glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer here at our restaurant. Our Harvest Lager and Ale are brewed for us by F & M Brewery in Guelph. They fit in perfectly with our belief that local tastes way better! We hope to see you... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is one of my husband and my favourite places to have lunch or dinner. He loves the burgers! I love the salads and any fish dishes they serve. I have had many other choices on the menu, all very good. They have a commitment to fresh and local food which we appreciate. Price point is good, not expensive for... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Ann, Thanks for passing along the message about your experiences with us. We work very hard at ensuring we are doing whatever we can to use the incredible products that are produced right here in Ontario. We look forward to seeing you and your entire family again on your next visit. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille &... More 

Stratford, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was the first time I have eaten at this restaurant and was extremely pleased. The atmosphere and food was excellent. They cook with local ingredients and the meat is from a farm within I believe was 100 km. The food presentation was very nice and tasty. I would highly recommend you try --I am definitely going to go back.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi lucimu, Great to hear that your first experience with us was an excellent one. We are proud of our commitment to and relationships with local suppliers. In fact, we even do some "farm sitting" for them at times as well! We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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Additional Information about Borealis Grille & Bar

Address: 4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-219-9007
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
Cuisine: Gastropub, Grill, Wine Bar

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