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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I decided to go to Borealis last night for date night. We were served by Luigi who was without a doubt one of the better servers I have ever experienced. He was attentive, comical and informative about menu options. The app came out and was really good. We had the black bean goat cheese dip. 5 stars!... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten here before as many in our party and it was good/great. Decided to spend my husband and I 40th bday dinner here last week. First, I should mention that it was a Saturday and it was packed. Our waitress was great and none of this was her fault. We had a party of 8. They were out of... More 

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Thank daniellehk2016
KevinBorealis, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Good Day Danielle, First, I would like to express my sincere apology for the night of your 40th Birthday. It sounds like our menu was not well executed this evening. Being busy and it being Saturday does not excuse this. Please respond to my private response to you and I hope we can attempt to make this better. Sincere Regards,... More 

Rockland, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was at this restaurant earlier this week, very good meal and nice friendly service. Had a sirloin steak and was cook perfectly. Will be back.

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

We have a talented team in our kitchen that wants to make sure that everything is perfect Thank you for letting us know that we hit the marks for your steak. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Borealis, and we loved it. I'm not just saying that because it was a special evening for me, as we got engaged tonight. My Boyfriend brought a gift box with the ring to the hostess and our waitress brought it to our table when we were ready to order dessert. As our waitress realized... More 

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

WOW! Congratulations! This is absolutely amazing to hear, and I'm so glad that your boyfriend trusted us to deliver on such a joyous time in anyone's life. We can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lamb flat bread and the goat cheese as appy to share they were both great. I had the fish tacos for my main meal they were fantastic. My hubby had the stir fry he added the chicken he was stuffed by the time he finished. We will be back to this place again

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Thank bluesky11
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

We can't wait to see you again on your next visit! The Stir Fry is quite filling with all of the legumes that we put in it. Once again, we want to provide value to our guests! Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great family lunch today. Service was great and the food was excellent. The menu is unique and reasonably priced. Wine was good too. It was our first visit. We look forward to going back. Visitors from Owen sound, on.

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

Thanks for making your way down here from Owen Sound. I'm happy to hear that you found value in the products that we provide. Please do drop in the next time you are in town. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for my 30th wedding anniversary. Not from Waterloo but my daughter lives there. We were seated in the front of the restaurant and it resembled a nice coffee shop. There must be another section as I saw in the pictures. The restaurant was quite casual with diners in shorts and casual clothing. I felt over dressed with... More 

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Thank Mersey88
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating such a momentous occasion with us. We do have a casual sort of feel here, as we want to be approachable to many different people. There is a Schoolhouse portion of our dining room as well. Please ask to take a look the next time that you are in the area. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner... More 

Ayr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Food is amazing and everything is from within 100 kms. Support locally! Creative dishes!

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Thank V2258QXanne
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. I do have to say though, that not every product we use is within 100 kms. We get some of our products from outside that radius, but source most from Ontario. Winter is a little more difficult, but we try to preserve as much as possible in the fall harvest. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis... More 

Kitchener
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went to Borealis for dinner and drinks with friends. Good beer selection and food was very good. I will be back.

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

Thanks for coming by recently, and enjoying the wide selection of local products that we have. We can't wait to have you back again! Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving by the location many times, and thinking, "we should try that place...", we finally drove by and said "Yes!". The service was outstanding from the time we arrived until we were finished. The door staff were great and they had our table in much less time than they originally quoted. The bar staff were wonderful, they sampled a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the plunge to try us out. I'm incredibly happy to hear that Natasha was able to provide the experience that we would love to provide to everyone that walks through our doors. When it comes to the culture here at Borealis, it starts with the people that work here. They are the people that on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-219-9007
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?