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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Canadian, Gluten Free, Grill
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4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of...
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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  • 233
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 22
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic waiter.....Luigi

Food was good. All local. Menu could have been a bit bigger, but we found food to eat and did not leave hungry. Luigi was very funny and took time to interact. This was not an effort to get tips as he was like this with everyone and was very genuine. As he said, everything was local but him

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brad S
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Kitchener, Ontario
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Manitoulin Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an occasional patron of this groundbreaking restaurant since its opening, I have seen it evolve from a brilliant pioneering concept (eat locally - think globally) into the best place for an excellent meal and a huge selection of craft beers. The treatment one receives from the staff is second to none. I feel like part of the family here!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We won a date night out with 91.5 the beat. We had never been to this restaurant and always heard about it but never ventured over to try it out. It was amazing!!! We ordered by 6:30 and we had an appetizer, dinner and dessert all by 7:30! Luigi our waiter was so friendly and amazing. The food was amazing,... More 

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Thank Brianna H
Kitchener, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good. All local. Menu could have been a bit bigger, but we found food to eat and did not leave hungry. Luigi was very funny and took time to interact. This was not an effort to get tips as he was like this with everyone and was very genuine. As he said, everything was local but him

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Thank Brad S
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved being able to support local food and local everything but the prices are intensely high for a nice night out

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Thank vindrams
Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lunch there recently with friends. The food was delicious and tasted very fresh. The service was also excellent. Would definetly go again.

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Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere! Staff especially Luigu are the best ! Food is always excellent! Great place for any occasion! !

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Thank bonniej2016
KITCHENER
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is exceptionally delicious. I appreciate that they get all their food from Ontario growers. The salmon and the duck was so good. The salads are delicious and so fresh. We love the decor ...especially the hammered tin ceiling. It is beautiful. All in all it is a great place to dine. The service is great...everyone very friendly and... More 

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Thank SANDRA S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Old School Room and its unique atmosphere draw our little group back a few times a year... and then Christmas!!! The servers are superb, the cuisine deliriously delicious, and the experience exhilarating!!! Just absolutely loved the butternut squash gnocchi (don't know if they offer it anymore because I tried different items the last few times), the macaroni and cheese... More 

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Thank 142vericak
Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants for local food/beer. Children's menu isn't the best but our children love the food on the main menu and just split an order.

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Thank lippyla
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place! The food is Ontario grown and I have never had a less than outstanding meal at Borealis. Service is excellent and atmosphere is cozy.

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Thank Tyffenie H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-219-9007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Gluten Free, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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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