bloom.

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419 reviews
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  • Lunch
Named to OpenTable’s 'Canada’s Top 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems' for 2017, Bloom restaurant is located at Conestoga College’s newly expanded Waterloo campus. Bloom offers diners exquisite 2 and 3-course meals that are prepared and served by aspiring chefs and restaurant managers studying in Conestoga’s Hospitality programs. Bloom’s formal, yet comfortable dining experience is sure to leave a lasting impression.

For restaurant location & parking information, to make reservations, or to view semester seating-times & current menu offerings, please visit our website: www.bloomatconestoga.ca

**Please see the seating times below.**
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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience talked it up to may friends. Will be back!

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SB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the menu, everyone enjoyed the branzino and wild leek and four cheese dip was amazing. Always have an enjoyable time here.

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FS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Hi,
The place is really small compared to many years ago but modern and nice. Food was amazing. The value of the food again was 12 dollars for many plates, I am just comparing, I hope you grow and continue offering great food.

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PG
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely surprise.My friends had all dined at Bloom and raved about its excellence. My husband and I loved it and will be back when the next term begins! It's such a worthwhile experience and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the students is amazing....thank you Bloom and Connestoga College!

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KQ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I have eaten at Boom it is outstanding in every way.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We have been to Bloom many times in the old facility and always enjoyed the food and service. This was our first time in the new facility. We enjoyed the ambience and our server was friendly and accommodating but we had difficulty getting his attention to order more wine and condiments. The broth was quite tasteless. The duck was fine but the salad on which it was resting was extremely salty. The Russian sea bass was nicely cooked but again the vegetables were rather tasteless. Prices have increased significantly and are not in keeping with the quality of the food. We will try again when the menu changes.

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m
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, tasty dishes, and the value can't be beat. Will definitely be returning!

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, Good service, Nice bright restaurant, Would recommend it

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JF
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food did not arrive as per request
Cornish Hen was OK but not my vision
Desert was awesome

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RC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Have been several times, but this was the first time to the new location, well done. Sommelier very helpful and interesting to speak with. Food was excellent. Guests enjoyed it very much also. "See you soon".

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m
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We enjoyed ourselves. It seemed as though it was the server’s first day. We understood abd tried to be encouraging. Appetizers seemed a bit too complex - too many different flavours. The mains were spot on and perfect. Thanks for providing this experience for the students.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My friend and I had an excellent 2 course lunch there. The food was excellent, and the service very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Food was excellent and price point was great. Service was really good also. For students that are just learning their trade they all did a great job. Ambience is not intimate and cafeteria style tables, so not where I’d go for a romantic date, but would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for a great, casual dinner out!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall, it's good experience. The servers/students are a bit nervous and came to check the food too many times...

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My pork salad was absolutely delicious as was my salmon
Our server misunderstood on a number of occasions what we asked. She was lovely and seemed to be struggling with English
Ie -not earl grey tea and I got earl grey- I didn’t say anything because she was trying so hard
We asked that my salad come before my friend’s main course- they both came at the same time- again she was trying.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The sever was very nice, polite, and attentive. We felt a little bit rushed, I think maybe slow down the service a bit. Just a bit of constructive criticism, but we really enjoyed Bloom, everyone was lovely

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I almost hate to say how good this restaurant is because I’ll have to fight for reservations in the future. Food is fine dining quality.

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AW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

You need to keep your menus up to date and your website. I was going for your lamb and it was not being served. Also, you need better signage fro finding the restaurant.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Some confusion about the bill, but corrected to our great satisfaction. Food was great, not as great for the intimate dinners the old room had. This is more like a cafeteria. Ok as long as the food keeps the high quality and outstanding flavors.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at Bloom. Our group interacted with staff asking many questions. We were very impressed with the service, and the food was delicious! Kudos to all staff for providing excellent customer service and kudos to the kitchen staff for preparing a wonderful meal! We will be back and have recommended this venue to many! Thank you!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food was lovely, the service was attentive. My only complaint was that it took a too long, we were 90 minutes for lunch.

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SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a work group and everyone enjoyed the new menu. Best starter salad with Bibb lettuce and pork belly in a delicious dressing. The gnocchi dish was exceptional as was the pear dessert. Love this place.

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KD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious, but I especially liked the celeriac soup, and my six-year-old thought the chocolate tart was amazing!

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MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent recommendations by server all where friendly.presentation of meal ..work of art

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible value for the quality of the meal and relaxing ambiance. Second time there. Will be returning again.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The new menu was disappointing. I wish it had been on the website as I was expecting different food choices. The students had difficulty understanding our requests as well.

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SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great dining experience.
Reservation system through Open Table sucks and is difficult to use. Phone service told me to use Open Table which I said wasn't working....

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Blooms' new location is a bright, open, attractive space with special attention paid to sound absorption of materials for dining comfort and pleasure. The students provide polite table service and the food is outstanding. Attractively plated meal options arrive promptly and are both tasty and unique. Dining at Bloom is good value and high quality. We'll be back!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend of mine recommended Bloom to me so I decided to treat my father for his 81st birthday and we were not disappointed! The ambiance was lovely and the pull down screen to enable us to watch the chefs at work was a nice, unexpected treat! Having tried PJ's at the University of Guelph, my expectations were modest and therefore the quality of the food was fantastic at Bloom! The presentation, the portions and the taste were all outstanding!!! I offered some feedback to the professor overseeing the operation and we had a lovely chat. The only improvement I can suggest is that the international students serving us wear name tags as their names are unfamiliar to this western ear!

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SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful meal with equally wonderful service. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The French onion soup was the best I’ve ever had. Thank you to our server Deep for a very memorable evening.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent; interesting flavours, nicely presented and served hot. The head host was very welcoming and attentive. We’ll recommend bloom to our friends.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, and service. We each had the 3 course lunch. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The portions were good, perhaps even large. The service was attentive, but not intrusive.

Nice contemporary feel, however a few large plants would be good to break up minor fishbowl feel.

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CG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

A very good value and creative dishes. A view would be nice though since you feel like you are in a fish bowl. Maybe some greenery to hide the depressed University view .

I would definitely go back to try other dishes and take a few friends. :)

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YF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant was a pleasant surprise to us. It is evident that the professor is working diligently with the students on how to make the patrons feel comfortable, placing the food and checking for any additional needs. The food for my husband was a bit disappointing in that the chicken was very battery. My meal, the pork loin was substantial and delicious. The French onion soup could have had more broth as it was to thick with onions. The taste was very good. Our dessert of the butterscotch pot de creme was delicious!

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SS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Bloom restaurant in the Conestoga College Waterloo campus was really nice, good food ,nicely presented and the wait staff were very professional but friendly. We very much enjoyed our lunch.

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LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food - quiet night - only a few other tables. Nice menu, food was fantastic - 3 courses for $25. Staff so sweet and friendly.
Wish there were some type of shades or something over the windows as large groups of students would walk by and stare at you while you eat.
Need patience (obviously... everyone is still learning) so as long as you are going here for a relaxed evening you can't go wrong!

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p
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and of good value.
Service was excellent.
The manager was very accomodating.
Parking was plentiful.

Overall, it was a wonderfully educational eating experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food. The service was also exceptional and very clean. The only down side is the fact that the restaurant is located inside the college and their menu is limited.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We have been coming to Bloom for over 20 years. This is one of the best-kept secrets for dining in Waterloo. Love the new look.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time customer! Reasonable prices with great portion sizes. Very enjoyable experience

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