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Borealis Grille & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been many times... Particularly for the Thursday family fried chicken special. Overall always good quality food. Service from getting the door to getting the cheque is spot on.....

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Thank John B
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks John! Great choice on the Ontario Fried Chicken Thursday Special! Mmmmm! Tuesdays we also have a pound of wings and a pint of beer on special for $15 :) More 

Ayr, Ontario
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They offer great local food but found the service to be slow. Not sure if it was just the time we were there but our meal took quite awhile to arrive at our table. Food was good but serving sizes weren't great for a bigger eater. Staff are friendly and restaurant has a great atmosphere. Would definitely try again.

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Thank Sandra S
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Sandra! Sorry we missed the mark on your last experience, but we appreciate you taking the time to let us know so we can keep striving for excellence! See you again next time! More 

Elora, Canada
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great dining experience. They have done a wonderful job of using locally sourced products and the quality of the food reflects it. We had a great meal for date night. The restaurant décor is interesting as well as informative. (Information about the building and their vendors) Would definitely go again. Service was very friendly.

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Thank TheGoodLife59
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Wow! Awesome review- thanks so much for sharing! More 

Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant recently during the lunch hour. We found a good menu selection at reasonable prices. The portions are large enough that we were able to share one meal between us which was very tasty. This will be a place that we will visit again.

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Thank Sherkstondan
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you! We do have 2 for 1 appetizers on Mondays which might be right up your alley for sharing! Cheers! More 

Sarnia, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, with an excellent selection. I had the root vegetable curry with the addtion of grilled tofu, so good. I wish they offered more for those of us who don't eat fish or meat. Vegetarians need dishes that contain protein as well.

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Thank dudbudder
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Our curry has quickly become one of the most popular items on the menu! So tasty! We appreciate you letting others know :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, great and attentive staff. Good selection of food choices. On date night two can dine for 50.00 which includes appetizer, main and desert. Food is local and fresh. You can bring a VQA bottle of wine and not be charged a corking fee. Now that's exceptional!

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Thank Blondie490
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Awesome! Thank you for sharing! Remember to make reservations on Date Night- it can be busy! More 

Cambridge, Ontario
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed date night at Borealis with 2 other couples. Great to be able to bring your own VQA wine too. Our server Luigi, from Amalfi in Italy, was lots of fun and very attentive. He really made our nights D his was amazing! The Wednesday date night is very reasonable, $50 a couple to share an appetizer (or each... More 

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Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

So happy to hear you had a great time for Date Night! Luigi is a lot of fun and a valuable asset to our team! Will be sure to share your kind words! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old school house converted into a restaurant makes for a great ambience in which to enjoy a meal with someone. The food is all locally sourced, and menu options are both creative and unique. It's clean and service is excellent. Pricing is reasonable. There is a lounge section where you can go if you just want a drink.

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Thank Kevin L
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Great review! Thank you for sharing! More 

Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience. Went from the advice from word of mouth. Have never been to this location before. Must say I like it better than the Guelph one. Set couples dinner. Service was good. Have had better. Food was delicious. Only thing I can say is food wasn't that hot. Would recommend to everyone to at least try.

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Thank FoodieJude86
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your V-Day dinner with us! I apologize we weren't able to rectify the issue with food temperature that night! See you again soon! More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite restaurants. Great food and all from local sources. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank kristensensmith
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Great to hear! Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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?