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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Grill
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4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't imagine how any restaurant could compare to the Borealis experience. We took the family here to celebrate my wife's birthday, and it was amazing start to finish. Luigi; our server, embodies everything the service industry is lacking these days. He made our dining experience feel personal and valued. My children absolutely adored him and his efforts to include... More 

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Thank Capekiller
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here with a friend last night and took advantage of the "date night" promo on Wednesdays. Great value for an appetizer, two mains and tow desserts! Love the atmosphere and the staff is absolutely fabulous and accommodating. Had Luigi as our server. He was very entertaining and showed a lot of pride in the local food offerings they... More 

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Thank graeme h
Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the best restaurant experience of my entire life. The aesthetic and atmosphere of the restaurant is spot on and the food was absolutely incredible. As if that weren't enough our server, Luigi, was an absolute delight. Would highly recommend to anyone who eats food!

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Thank jpfs47
Aurora, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was good except waiting almost an hour for our food to arrive. Service was so slow that at least two other tables that arrived after us walked out. Very awkward when it is a business lunch and people are on a schedule. The waitress apologized and said it was busy. Well it wasn't full and it was lunch, so... More 

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Thank Scooter M
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is exactly however you want it! Always fresh always local and made to your specific desires. They aim to please and are not shy to communicate whatever you may ask

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Thank Staciechiquita
Kitchener, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I have been here a few times, and each time we have not been disappointed. We have tried many different items from the menu, and each time the food has been fresh, tasty and nicely presented. The "kid's menu" is priced extremely well. Most of the kid's items are very healthy and balanced meals. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Maryanne D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the fish tacos and aged cheddar burger for dinner. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was great. This was our third time dining at Borealis and we've always been pleased!

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Thank scoobygirl68
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your food, and that your server lived up to your expectations. We look forward to the 4th time that you are in! Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prepared with great attention to detail - have been here for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The food is always excellent - service is great also. I have taken guests from Toronto here too - they were also impressed with the food and service.

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

I'm so glad to read that all of your experiences with us have been excellent ones. We love to hear it, and are up for the challenge to keep the great food and service going. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and great service!!! Recommend it for sure! Had a great time and the food is all local and reasonably priced!

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

Looks like we provided great value to you on your most recent visit! Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor, and we can't wait to take great care of you again soon. Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar More 

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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to my by a coworker and I almost did not go. Thankfully, I did. The jalapeno mac and cheese was delicious, and they have a nice selection of craft beers. Their specialty is locally sourced foods which drives the price up a bit, but worth it in my book. If you get a chance, walk around the... More 

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

Thankfully for us, you took up your coworkers recommendation! The history of the old schoolhouse is amazing. Just one of the reasons to join us at Borealis! Cheers, Neil Robinson Managing Partner Borealis Grille & Bar 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, Gluten Free Options, Grill
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
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?