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Borealis Grille & Bar

4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Ranked #25 of 428 restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: $9 - $28
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
Rochester, New York
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1,174 reviews 1,174 reviews
782 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate at this restaurant before heading off to the Big Music Festival concert, and I only wish that we had a little more time to enjoy our food...which was not the restaurant's fault. We actually happened in by accident, since the other surrounding places very quite full. The people up front and our waiter warned us before sitting down... More

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Baden(outside Toronto)
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Finally had a chance to try this out! We went date night Wednesday two dine on 3 course meal for $49. As my husband said it should be all you can eat for $49. I had heard it was more upscale, but overall the menu prices seemed reasonable the quality you would receive. The date night menu is limited, but... More

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soo, ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Can not really say enough about this gem. Locally grown and produced food cooked to perfection. Do not pass this restaurant bye!

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Toronto, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place inhabits a world of authenticity in every respect I can think of. Start with the beautiful old-time school house, complete with indoor tin ceiling. The owners saved this from the wrecking ball, and still honor the last graduating class of 1953 when they come to dinner. "We're all about preserving," the owner Cort Desautels told our banquet group.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hmmm... 7 pm .... The main meat entrée and the soup of the day both not available... Frustrating when you want both of them, told they are the specials and hen told sorry we just ran out.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Had my first meal at borealis with my husband for my birthday. Service was great, food was outstanding, and local craft brew topped it off. We will deck truly be returning to try some more local, healthy food! Only suggestion/complaint would be the servers attire. All of them appeared quite sloppy in t-shirts and all in different pants and aprons.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While visiting friends in the vicinity, we made a return visit to Borealis. It is always a pleasure to visit this lovely venue and to be welcomed by the friendly and attentive staff. As it was "Date Night" and two of us made selections off this special menu while the third member of our party chose from the regular menu-... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

In May we jaunted off the 401 to have lunch here and then in June had dinner - our second dinner. Too cold to sit on the fabulous patio but the room upstairs has a nice atmosphere. The menu is maybe a little challenging for us to choose something (not liking spicy or cilantro) but there are specials of the... More

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Kitchener
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Good service. Great food at a good price. Wings, burgers and fish & chips all are A+. Great restaurant!!!

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Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A pleasant lunch served by a fantastic waiter name Luigi. We had the bruschetta, caesar salad pickerel fish & chips and butternut squash ravioli. All delicious and extremely fresh! This is just the start of many visits to Borealis Grille & Bar.

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