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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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for a long time, but it did not live up to my expectations. The building was beautiful and service was good, but a few things were just a little "off" The appetizer platter of samosas, sweet potato fries and beer cheese dip was the highlight of the meal, very good. The... More

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Kitchener
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

On Oct 18th we had a small wedding in the room downstairs. From the time I reserved the room till the end of the evening it was an excellent experience. The food, service & atmosphere was outstanding. Thank you to everyone at Borealis for making my daughters wedding a wonderful event. I highly recommend Borealis & we will definitely go... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were in the area and hadn't been to Borealis for a while and were looking forward to returning. Both the person who seated us and our Server were very friendly and knowledgeable when we clarified that the menu was appropriate for allergy and not just diet. We shared the Barrie's Farm Nacho's and they were even better than we... More

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Ontario
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Four of attended Borealis for the first time recently and we all left with an excellent impression of the place. Not much to look at from the outside, the interior on both floors was different (its an old Schoolhouse) and very cool. Our waiter, Luigi, was a interesting character who knew how to take care of a table. Everything we... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A tasty surprise with potential awaits you at Borealis. Locally sourced ingredients fuel these dishes and had a fabulous result. The appetizer of crispy panko crusted chevre with red pepper jelly, roasted beets and arugula was simply splendid. It would have made an excellent meal all by itself! The mains - steak was great. The panko fried pickerel was nice... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First time to this restaurant and it was for my 45th birthday!!! Great atmosphere and great food. I had the pulled pork plate and it was delicious and plenty on my plate. My husband had a duck dinner that he really enjoyed. Loved our mini dessert of a chocolate mousse so yummy!!! Waitress was awesome, nice to talk to and... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great local food option in Kitchener. Nice selection and good atmosphere for a casual evening out or a special occasion event!

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Cambridge, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

went here with huge expectations based on a referral. Nice atmosphere not as formal as i was expecting. Server was friendly but unfortunately had 8 tables arrive within about 20 minutes of each other and had to serve pretty much on his own. Had pulled pork and strip loin. Pulled pork was very good but a weight watchers portion. Strip... More

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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Place looks great, especially the old school house section! (Check out the original chalkboard and floor and old photos)! It was great to see the owners supporting local Ontario: farmers, suppliers, artists, furnishings...! Also great to see that they are supporting environmentally sustainable energy! Food was awesome! Especially stuffed portobello appetizer. We met the owner and he was very gracious... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very pleasing night Service and atmosphere just right Food very nice, good local ale And front of house Luigi did not fail!!

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