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Borealis Grille & Bar

4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Ranked #24 of 429 Restaurants in Kitchener
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Annual visit to Ontario means going for lunch at this fabulous restaurant. Try the cilled watermelon soup: Fabulous. Started with the Panko Crusted goat cheese, served with rosemary crustini on a bed of raosted beets. It was very flavourful and a wonderful use of local beets! Oredred salads: The always brilliant Roasted beet salad for my Guiest and the Stuffed... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Good -- nice to see non alcoholic beer. --nice to see a couple of vegetarian dishes --nice patio The Bad -- my pasta was swimming in oil and I could not taste the ravioli for dressing, it felt like eating grease. --my wife had mac and cheese. Very nice presentation but bland and dry. Think they are trying to... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I very much enjoy the flavour of the food at this restaurant. A little pricy, but good. and I certainly would eat here again.

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We liked the emphasis on local produce, meats and beverages. This coupled with the restaurant being an old converted schoolhouse made it even more enjoyable. But the most memorable part of our visit was the impeccable service that we received. Our server, Luigi, was a superstar

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Brantford, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Service was super and our server was friendly and appeared to really enjoy his job. The food was very good and the freshness and quality was delivered as promised. If you are looking to step up from traditional chain restaurants and are willing to spend just a couple extra dollars for local, better quality food and fresh ingredients than you... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited this restaurant in July while staying across the street at the Hampton Inn (a great hotel, with the best price in KW btw). We could see the restaurant from our room window and, with its impressive old school building look, decided skeptically that we would give it a try for dinner. I say we were skeptical because it was... More

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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner. We arrived at 5pm and didn't have a reservation and lots of places but by 6pm when we left you would need a reservation. Service was prompt and efficient. I had the crusted panko wild pickerel with wild rice & vegetable stir fry with a white wine tarragon butter sauce. The pickerel was... More

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Kitchener, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Initially we went to this restaurant because they promote buying local produce and products for their establishment. Also, they refurbished an old yellow-brick school house and made it into a hip restaurant. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed but sophisticated and the service was very good.

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Toledo, Ohio
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204 reviews 204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had several unique dishes of locally sourced foods. They were very tasty and beautifully plated. The service was great. There could have been a few more, non-soda machine, non-alcoholic beverages available.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great atmosphere...wonderful patio....incredible food....a great meal all around? My friend had received a gift certificate ... She invited me to go with her and we shared in Date Night...we will definitely return, I would like to try the Prime Rib night!

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