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Borealis Grille & Bar

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American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
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1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting this restaurant and definitely, definitely, definitely won't be the last. Great atmosphere, fantastic selection of beverages and food to die for. Perfect portions, fair prices and make sure to ask for Dora as your server. Friendly, knowledgeable and will most certainly ask for her on our next visit. Can't wait to eat there again.

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Thank nofrills11
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed...so I am a little bias. Very cool that menu adapts to the Season. Went and had the fried chicken Thursday special. The chicken was excellent. Good size pieces too. The bean-lentil salad was nice as a side. The chicken gravy...was very very good as a... More 

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Thank P R
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great locally sourced, freshly prepared meals. Nice atmosphere in the dining room area. Excellent service.

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Thank margomaclean
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for my husbands birthday dinner first off we walked in the door and said 3 please the hostess said ok and wait till the next people walked in and asked them how may we help you I felt like we were second best ... Once seated it took forever for our drink order I ordered a 6... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer D
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Jennifer D for letting us know about you recent experience with us. It is never our goal to receive negative feedback as our intention is always to leave our guests with a pleasant experience. However with that being said, we can not correct what we do not know and we value the negative just as much as the... More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a symphony of contrasting and complimentary flavours and textures in this dish. We also tried a tasting flight of local beers. Friendly and helpful staff, prompt service.

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Thank Veronica S
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Veronica S, Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our Cherry Glazed Duck Breast, we are thrilled to hear that you loved the dish. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Cheers! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to eat at over the past few years, but the fresh ingredients/local Ontario plug is nice and knowing that up front expect to pay a little bit more. Ordered their meatloaf and mashed potatoes to find out 30 mins after ordering they are out of mashed potatoes and veggies. After 30mins find out no sides available. All other... More 

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Thank mrdick1977
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello mrdick1977, Thank you for the taking the time to write a review for us. It does sound like it has been some time since you last visited us as we have not had meatloaf since our winter menu. You'll be happy to hear that we have a number of available, not frozen side alternatives, such as our sweet potato... More 

Guelph
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because we had a discount coupon and we were told that they had pickerel and French onion soup. Pickerel happens to be my husband's favourite fish. So off we went across town, coupon in hand and as luck would have it they changed the menu (for the first time since it opened) just the night... More 

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Thank Norma C
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Norma C Thank you for the review. I would love to hear more about your experience as to when you were in to visit us last as both the french onion soup and the pickerel have not been on our menu for quite some time. Because we do aim to source as many local products as we can, we... More 

Acton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here several weeks ago. It was okay. If you're a ceasar drinker be warned they don't make theirs with regular clamato. It is some special organic juice that I have no doubt is much better for you, however doesn't taste as good. It's much thicker and tastes more like tomatoe juice. My meal was pretty good. The grilled... More 

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Thank lucyl64
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello lucyl64, Thank you for writing us a review, we appreciate any feedback regarding our menu and take all things into consideration when developing our menu's in the future. I will be sure to share your comments with the team. Thanks again! More 

Rockwood, Canada
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locally sourced food that is just amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful with making suggestions. The soup is so good with different ones all the time. I have been here on several different occasions, lunch and dinner and I have always enjoyed my meal.

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Thank tayleefarm
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi tayleefarm, Thank you very much for your kind words and taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoy our menu and service staff and look forward to having you dine with us again soon! cheers! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may have been an off night, however, we waited 50 minutes for our main entree salads. There was a party inside and the patio wasn't full. Food was good. We will try again. Thanks

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Thank Sharon W
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sharon W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate your feedback. I apologize that we missed our mark in delivering your salads in a timely manner and appreciate you giving us another opportunity to WOW you during your next visit. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007

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