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Borealis Grille & Bar

4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Ranked #21 of 436 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
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
228 reviews 228 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
Senior Reviewer
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

Calgary, Alberta
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our family recently dined at this restaurant while in Kitchener. It was across the street from where we were staying & we just wanted to find a place within walking distance. From the initial phone reservation call to the time we entered, dined & left - it was a very pleasurable experience. The service was attentive & the selection of... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been here several times, for romantic dinners with my husband, family lunches including kids and business dinners. Every time the service, food and atmosphere are great. I love that they use local, seasonal ingredients.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have dined at Borealis many times since it opened. Initially it was awesome food and service excellent it then went through a down period problems in the kitchen.. Now and for the last 2 years all has been good new head chef has some interesting seasonal menu items.. I would highly recommend dinning here. Ask for Luigi to serve... More

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

I recently dined at Borealis with a friend. We were having a lunch meeting. The service was basically non existent. Drink order was taken and drinks arrived 15 minutes later. We then ordered our meal of salad and a flat bread which took 45 minutes. We were just about ready to leave. I will never go back, Service is foremost... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Awesome place, fabulous food. Even the kids love it. The staff is all nice and informative. I would readily recommend this place to anyone.

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Additional Information about Borealis Grille & Bar

Address: 4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-219-9007
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: Gastropub, Grill, Wine Bar

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