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Borealis Grille & Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“turkey burger” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been to Borealis 3 times now due to the fact that a lot of people highly recommend it. I must admit that I've never really been "captured" by the place. It's a clean restaurant with friendly staff and I love the fact that they...More

Thank Kerri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the bar area and had mussels and the wings. Great service as usual but Tamara looked after us very nicely

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit on slow Monday. Kept it simple with a beer and lettuce salad... it was good. .. it should be named lettuce and beet, since that were very few yummy beets.

Thank deepCMiner
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for stopping by and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and love that this place is environmentally conscious. I had the elk and pork tourtiere and my co-worker has steak frites. Both were plate lickingly good. Oh, and kombucha cocktails. Yum! Will be back when I next am in Guelph to visit this...More

Thank Jenn P
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jenn, We are so glad you chose Borealis Guelph to dine with your client! We pride ourselves on serving delicious, sustainable and locally sourced food. We can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t go wrong with Borealis. Nice atmosphere, pleasant service and good local food. One of the best restaurants in Guelph.

Thank Jack494916
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jack, Thank you very much for stopping by and for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed the dining experience. See you again soon!

Reviewed April 22, 2018

We have enjoyed several outings at Borealis Kitchener so for a small (7) family get together for a birthday lunch (mentioned on the Open Table reservation but not acknowledged in any way by the restaurant), we decided on the Guelph location as it was more...More

Thank H20looan
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Great food, nice environment, friendly staff good menu. What more could you ask! Give it a try and ask for Nina!

Thank FredLRI
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hi Fred, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch with Nina and hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed April 15, 2018

Great food & beer & all local. The place has a good vibe & waitress was very friendly. I would defiantly go back if I am on that side of town.

Thank Jimmysvp
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Hi Jimmy, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great experience at Borealis Guelph. We look forward to seeing you next time you stop by!

Reviewed April 9, 2018

Because my first 2 visits to Borealis were pretty good, my husband and I decided to go again for our 'date night'. To avoid disappointment, he called for a reservation before, which was surprisingly not a seamless process. He asked for a booth, and it...More

5  Thank jaaaj2016
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Our server Tamara was amazing - explained items on the menu very thoroughly so we knew exactly what we were ordering. Our food was excellent. I had the buttermilk fried chicken which was amazing and creme brulee for dessert....More

Thank Sandye M
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi Sandy, We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch and received amazing service from Tamara. We pride ourselves on delivering a great dining experience while valuing our local farmers and environment. Thank you for stopping by, see you next time!

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Maggie C
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Donna4102014 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant buys their food locally and has a range of food options. I would recommend going onto the Borealis website where there is more information including the menu options which will hopefully give you a better... More
March 25, 2016|
Response from Neil R | Property representative |
Our menu is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you at the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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