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Borealis Grille & Bar

4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Ranked #23 of 431 Restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: $9 - $27
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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English first
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have been to Borealis several times... for lunch and dinner! It is in a wonderful old school house, and It never disappoints. The menu is creative and the food is prepared with care and attention to local suppliers! I was there for dinner last week with a group of friends and ordered a variety of meals... burger, pickerel, quinoa/... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I was at Borealis recently for lunch. The fish tacos are my favourite. This time I tried the pulled pork tacos. Equally delicious. My companion enjoyed the hamburger and fresh cut fries. Locally sourced food and beverages.Consistent. Good quality at a good price.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Borealis is an amazing restaurant. We've eaten there many times for many different occasions, and it is always great. Their menu changes seasonally based on what is available from the local region, so there is always lots of new choices and they're always great. Also, they have tons of craft beer available, so you're sure to find something you'll like!!... More

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49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

While working in Kitchener, I checked out some reviews of restaurants around my hotel. I was really pleased with my experience here! The service is great. The food was fresh and light and didn't make me feel gross, as I often do after eating out. I had the quinoa and arugula salad with a 5 oz striploin. Steak was cooked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Annual visit to Ontario means going for lunch at this fabulous restaurant. Try the cilled watermelon soup: Fabulous. Started with the Panko Crusted goat cheese, served with rosemary crustini on a bed of raosted beets. It was very flavourful and a wonderful use of local beets! Oredred salads: The always brilliant Roasted beet salad for my Guiest and the Stuffed... More

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Good -- nice to see non alcoholic beer. --nice to see a couple of vegetarian dishes --nice patio The Bad -- my pasta was swimming in oil and I could not taste the ravioli for dressing, it felt like eating grease. --my wife had mac and cheese. Very nice presentation but bland and dry. Think they are trying to... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I very much enjoy the flavour of the food at this restaurant. A little pricy, but good. and I certainly would eat here again.

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We liked the emphasis on local produce, meats and beverages. This coupled with the restaurant being an old converted schoolhouse made it even more enjoyable. But the most memorable part of our visit was the impeccable service that we received. Our server, Luigi, was a superstar

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Brantford, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service was super and our server was friendly and appeared to really enjoy his job. The food was very good and the freshness and quality was delivered as promised. If you are looking to step up from traditional chain restaurants and are willing to spend just a couple extra dollars for local, better quality food and fresh ingredients than you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited this restaurant in July while staying across the street at the Hampton Inn (a great hotel, with the best price in KW btw). We could see the restaurant from our room window and, with its impressive old school building look, decided skeptically that we would give it a try for dinner. I say we were skeptical because it was... More

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