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Borealis Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
11:00 am - 10:00 am
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ate here only once a long time ago and wasn't that impressed. So when a friend suggested we have dinner here last Monday, I thought, sure why not give it another try. I'm glad I did. The server we had was terrific..very friendly, helpful and seemed to be genuinely interested in making sure we had a great dining experience.... More 

Thank travelsleuth99
Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an odd restaurant. The concept for this restaurant is great, i.e. local produce. We have eaten there a lot and some days the food is spot on and other days it is terrible, especially the appetisers. I guess it highly depends on the chef that night. I love the old school house decor.

Thank John G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a Tuesday evening dinner with a friend prior to evening concert. Great ambiance, the food quality was excellent, the server was very pleasant and informative, and the food was served promptly. Many locally produced items on menu. The local beers on tap were fantastic. A great experience, will go back !

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

Glad you checked us out Richard. We strive everyday to provide a great place to sit back and enjoy a Pint and a great meal. The Team here really appreciate your kind words and I look forward to seeing you back soon. Best, Team Borealis More 

Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful presentation and great tasting. Make sure you speak with Luigi the most interesting and entertaining waiter in the house! Great place to get together with friends, wonderful atmosphere!

Thank NewYear2016
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day visiting my Dad in the hospital, my sister, Mum and I needed somewhere to go. For supper. Borealis, was somewhere we had not been before. The food was fantastic. We enjoyed every bite. I would go again for the food. The atmosphere was lacking. It was dark and loud. Either turn up the lights or add... More 

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

Hi Ashley, Thanks for your great comments about the food, the Kitchen Brigade will be so happy read this! Really want to apologize for the dark room you were sat in. Usually we can find a spot that isn't that loud in our 4 dining areas. We do try for mood/seasonal lighting sometimes and I think this time we may... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is very cool - Everything is local, the building has history and food is great! I forgot our servers name,( tall girl with red hair and bright lipstick) She was amazing! Got my husband who normally drinks Bud to convert to local Craft Beer - she listened to what he liked and hit the mark twice! I had... More 

Thank hilaryfrohman
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely go back! Service was great the food was amazing! Two can dine for$49. I ordered the daily soup it was a Turkey chowder soup which was perfect main I ordered the stake you add extra $6 for it. I like my medium rare was done how I ordered was very tender and flavorful dessert was the creme... More 

Thank Anna H
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169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had awesome lunch here. Luigi was our waiter he was attentive, friendly and has a great personality and super polite. The food was excellent. Had the Smokey Burger, huge burger with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoe, onion and bbq sauce and fries was great. Others had Ploughman's lunch very tasty. Each meal was excellent. For the 5 of us to eat... More 

Thank Gr8te_karma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel that I was staying at recommended this restaurant. When I got there, I wanted to take a look at the menu first before being seated. I was greeted by Mitchell who was the host at the time - he impressed me with his knowledge and experience of the food there and with his enthusiasm, so I was sold.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words Joanne! We are very proud of our Host Team and all they do, thanks for commending Mitchell! We hope to see again you soon for some great local food and great service. Cheers, Team Borealis Kitchener More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and myself are repeat customers at this excellent restaurant. This time we celebrated the wedding anniversary of one of our grand daughters along with 20 family members. We had rented the wine cellar below the bar which is a lovely private room with authentic decor. Our server was terrific. Very personable and relaxed even though we had three... More 

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

Thanks Ray! We really appreciate your business and your kind words. I am glad the celebration was a success. I will be commending your server and all staff on a job well done! Cheers! Kevin More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?