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Borealis Grille & Bar

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Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free, Grill
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4336 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit with our friends. On our first visit, Luigi served our table. When he saw us today, he greeted us as friends. The food was amazing, reasonably priced and the service was excellent. Luigi made some good suggestions and made us laugh with stories from Italy. We will definitely return Celine and John

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Cambridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for dinner on date night Wednesday and had the pleasure of being waited on by Luigi. Awesome guy...and celebrity :) Often hear him on the local radio station and was hoping to be seated in his section. Service and food was wonderful, this was our first time there to have dinner. Only complaint, which isn't terrible, is that is... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for couples or groups. It is close to our place so i've been going here with my wife every 2-3 weeks for a couple years now. The food is always great, but some things are better than others, depending on your preference. Can't go wrong with the fist tacos or any of the burgers. The service is great... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very pleasant surprise, nice environment. Food was excellent pulps Anna our waitress made to us a very good suggestions. Very rich flavors, perfect size of dishes and fare price... Good selection of beers and cocktails. For sure a place to go again.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't be put off by this restaurant's location in a shopping mall. It used to be a school house, and the staff are very proud to talk to you about this. I went with my daughter and her family on a July Saturday evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food which was freshly cooked and delicious. It was reasonably priced,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and beer selection were on point. Sometimes "eating local" is overdone and overrated, but Borealis does it well. No complaints in this area. Service was mediocre. No mention of the featured beers or the Chef's vegetarian special - both things we found out after ordering and would have been interested in. Put this place on water and it would... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent! The waiter, Luigi, was the best we've had in any restaurant. He, by far, went above and beyond to offer outstanding service! We will definitely be going back. The food, itself, is all locally grown, making the dishes offered fresh tasting. There is a great selection of menu items to choose from as well as the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner here. Busy Saturday night. Server kept things humming along. We had the fish and chips (big helping) and the duck with salad. Good portions sizes for the price. The duck had a lovely salad with it, something different. The creme brulee is a good size for a sweet treat at the end of the meal and is offset... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the setting & the play on the history of the building. Our server, Luigi, took very good care of us. In addition to being knowledgable & attentive, he was extremely funny & entertaining. The food was great too. Would definitely return.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant with interesting decor and very good food. Not being a bit drinker I particularly enjoyed the blueberry lemonade! The service was good and the locally sourced food was excellent. I liked the philosophy of the place and also the very tasty fish and chips!

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4336 King Street East, 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?