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Borealis Grille & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“smokey burger” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“flatbread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first visit started off with a good recommendation by the waitress for a local craft beer Elora Lodestar Ale which was terrific. I then never saw her again until I was paying the bill. Seemed like service here is random people dropping food off...More

Thank CPAir747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a convenient restaurant when we stay at the hotel across the road and we have always had good food and service. Just want to say that at our most recent visit the blackened whitefish was excellent, with just a little heat in the...More

Thank Blue-eyes-too
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad to hear that you dine with us when you are in town. All of our fish are Ocean Wise reccommended meaning that they have been caught in a sustainable manner. We can't wait until we see you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent lunch with extended family. Apps and our mains were very good. We had burgers (tasty), chicken tacos (yummy) and mac and cheese (great). Service was good too!

Thank mom222_222
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm happy to read that we did all of the things that we set out to do. We can't wait to do the same for you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well date night does no longer include corkage on a VQA wine, and more importantly our meals on the date night menu where not great my wife had the elk meatloaf and the portion was about the size of a golf ball and dry and...More

Thank Emmerich61
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear that your most recent experiece wasn't of the same quality that we produce normally. While we have changed the free corkage on VQA wines, we have provided a new promotion that is a 1/2 L of wine for $17. I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an ok lunch when looking for an easy to access restaurant at the south end of Kitchener. Easy to access from 401 and better than a faat food restaurant.More

Thank Brian O
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad that our location is convenient for you while you are travelling along the 401. I'd like to think that we have something on our menu for you that is better than OK or Average. Let us know the next time that you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got the fried chicken with business associates and everyone was super impressed. Also got the best sweet potato fries that exist

Thank Spencer G
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thursday's have been a hilight of my week as well since we introduced our Fried Chicken features that day! Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a group gathering for a birthday party in a private room for about 40 people. Our group was served throughout the evening by two staff. There was a very good variety of finger foods which was abundant and very flavourful. Cannot say enough...More

Thank Klaus S
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brooklynn's smile can light up a room. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to her.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was right across from my hotel so I decided to take a visit when it came time for dinner. The food was excellent, I didn't try anything too exotic. I had the nacho's which didn't come with any meat so I added short...More

Thank Grant A
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy that you would reccomend us! That beer list is always changing with local favourites. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

My daughter lived the burger. Delicious soup and salads were very good. Great service and would definitely go again.

Thank HalifaxCA
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We can't wait to see you and your daughter again for another great meal

Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Come here to eat great ingredients with options for every kind of eater! Feel good about what your eating. Local and organic from food to drinks! Neat spot with awesome ambiance!

Thank TravelFoodWine101
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so happy to see how enthusiastic you are about our restaurant - it matches how all of us feel as well.

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December 9, 2017|
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Response from Mary Ann H | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. You can dress up if you like
April 12, 2017|
Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
We sure do! More than the salads and tofu tacos that can be modified on our menu, our Chef has a vegan dish that isn't listed that is also available at any time. It's a medley of seasonal veggies cooked with quinoa and... More
Marie D
November 11, 2015|
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Response from Katherine W | Property representative |
Hello Marie, We do like to WOW our guests for special occasions with sometimes a dessert or a promotion certificate for another visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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