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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Grill, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of locally...
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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  • 121
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wings were some of the best

If you get a chance to go here. You must try their wings. Some of the best wings I have had. The service was very friendly. Made the meal more enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Yat-Kin C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you get a chance to go here. You must try their wings. Some of the best wings I have had. The service was very friendly. Made the meal more enjoyable.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

We agree that our Ontario Wings are the best and we thank you for noticing! Friendly service and great ingredients make for an exceptional experience. We can't wait to see you again soon. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is excellent, has a wide variety of craft beers and it's great that they have mostly all local ingredients going into the meals! :) It's quaint and very nice! 5/5 for service/price/food/atmosphere/drink

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

We are quite proud of our beverage list here at Borealis. We have purposely decided to use only Canadian beer and wine on purpose, as we are fiercely proud of what we produce right here in our own backyard. We appreciate it when our guests let us know how proud they are of our suppliers as well. Cheers, Neil Robinson... More 

Jupiter, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for the Wednesday date night dinner. It was wonderful. The food was as delicious as always and the portions were generous. Both dinners and desserts were yummy. I highly recommend the havarti dip appetizer.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that you decided to join us for the Wednesday Date Night Feature. There have been many rave reviews about the value in that experience. We just changed our menu, and it looks like the new dip is a hit! Can't wait to see the two of you again soon. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Awesome Meal and Awesome Service!! Great Experience! We would've eaten on the Patio but it was too cold.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

It looks like we hit all of our marks for your most recent visit with us. I'm hoping that we get some great weather as well for the upcoming summer. Our patio is the place to be for a great dining experience! Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is our #1 Family Dinner spot. Great kids menu, we love our favourites, great local & Ontario cider & beer. The staff, like the wonderful Luigi, put this place over the top.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Well it is always great to hear when we have become a stand out restaurant for the entire family. All of our staff, including Luigi, take great pride in the experience that they are providing. It is incredible to hear when it is getting noticed. Thank you for your repeat business, and we look forward to taking great care of... More 

Cambridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My friend and I recently celebrated her birthday at Borealis. I have eaten there several times and have always had a good meal. I especially enjoy the fish tacos. Our waiter, Luigi, was very attentive and gave us excellent service and advice. I look forward to returning to Borealis in the future.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for thinking about us to celebrate your friend's birthday. It always make us proud when people want to celebrate with us. I will make sure to pass along your kind words to the entire team here at the restaurant. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have been to Borealis before, ordered from the regular menu, and always enjoyed the meal. Recently we ordered the halibut special with potato croquettes, seasonal vegetables and a delicate ginger sauce. The meal was absolutely one of the best I have ever had! The plating was beautiful, the potatoes piping hot and the fish perfectly cooked and a very... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

It is incredible the things that can happen when you take fresh local ingredients and combine them with talented professionals trying to be as hospitable as possible. Thank you for joining us, and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The good: The food was very good. Well plated. Tasted amazing. Very fresh. The portion was very generous. What we ordered: aged cheddar burger, elk tacos, roasted beet salad. While the beet salad sounded boring to me it was nothing but spectacular. The beers: local craft options. We went with a favourite of ours; royal city smoked honey. Great beer... More 

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy you found us, and even happier that you recognized the pride that our staff take in being part of a special sort of restaurant. We think it's not only a great spot to bring your lady, but a great spot for any occasion! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille... More 

Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I always look forward to returning to Borealis. The menu is always updated with local favorites. Service is top notch and the ambience is warm and inviting.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

It's always nice when there is a place that you can count on when you return home. I'm so glad to hear that we are that place for you. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great food and the atmosphere was fantastic. We had a coupon for 2-3 course meal so we thought we would try.

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Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you received on of our date night certificates and were able to join us for dinner. It sounded like you really enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again the next time that you are in. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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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 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Grill, Wine Bar, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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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