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Proof Kitchen

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Sat, 1/19
8:00 PM
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Located in UpTown Waterloo's historic Barrel Yards, Proof Kitchen & Lounge restaurant offers an upscale contemporary dining experience coupled with a menu that reflects a dedication to using thoughtfully chosen ingredients with a local and world conscious initiative - we make good choices. From breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner to late night to weekends, our menu is complemented by expertly crafted cocktails, a renowned wine list, and a great selection of local craft beers. The setting for all this is a space that will delight the senses and create a perfect backdrop to every occasion.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

Proof Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Marriott hotel in Waterloo. We made reservations and while being escorted through the front bar area the environment was funky and possessed a lot of energy. Our table was located in an area of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank billdandie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Met with friends in the bar area. Very comfortable atmosphere. Some great craft cocktails and local beer on tap. Had the bao to eat and it was tasty. My friends seemed to equally enjoy their choices. I pop in whenever I'm in the KW area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kerri K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: The space is nice. Wine selection is great. We discovered a new favourite wine. The floor manager came to the table right away, and tried to fix the issues. Replacement app was very good. Dessert was delicious. Cons: Server seemed distracted even though we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kendri87
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dropped in for lunch a few times in 2018, but have not tried the dinner menu. Service was variable from quick and efficient on one occasion, to negligent and a time waste on the second time 'round. Food good but not exceptional. Price seemed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jamesbV391GG
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I came here for a birthday celebration and dinner. We had amazing apps of smoked salmon and various cheeses. We ordered off the menu for entrees, I had the salmon and my husband had the lamp, both were delicious. The kids menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though the options are limited, the quality of food is great. The bar is well stocked and the service is very friendly. This is a nice place to eat if you don’t feel like going out.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RAVI K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always have Christmas dinner with the family Christmas eve so we were alone Christmas for dinner so decided to go out... Proof was one of the few places open. Hostess was great :) our waitress ok the salmon I ordered was cooked very nicely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CANADIANOntario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the ambiance was great, our hostess was phenomenal, our waitress was OK, what we really didn’t like was the Lotus on our meal. It was served as a main side to our salmon and it was overpowering the whole dish. I didn’t know what...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank evem511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing so many great reviews we were really excited to bring family here. Honestly the food was good but our service was abysmal. We waited 20mins for a table and then when we went in 3/4 of the tables were empty. We waited 1.5...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rebecca K
Laura U, General Manager at Proof Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us to make improvements in our offerings and service. My sincere apologies that your experience was not up to our usual standards. If there is an opportunity to discuss further I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Understandably busy in the week before Christmas the service was still fine. It could have been our choice of an entree that has us disappointed with the meal. The Woolwich salad was big on arugula and light on goat cheese and beets. The fish and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cdl1950
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