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bloom., Waterloo, ON

bloom.

4.7
4.7
412 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International
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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:45 pm–8:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (519) 885-0501
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Brad Lomanto
  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • Cross Street
    Weber
  • Parking Details
    There are designated parking spots for Bloom guests. For parking and restaurant location information, please visit our website: http://bloomatconestoga.ca/2017/12/bloom-parking.php
  • Public Transit
    King St. And Weber.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Value

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Innovative

  • Toronto / Ontario

    International

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Food

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Value

  • Southern Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Southern Ontario

    Good for business meals

  • Southern Ontario

    Innovative

412 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time my husband and I had dinner here, the service and food was outstanding both times, we highly recommend going to bloom.

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  2. JanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal and experience. The food and service lived up to our expectations. From the host to our server to the food - top notch all the way. We will definitely be back and look forward to making this a regular event.

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  3. SusanneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food - as always. Great drinks! The waitstaff was very attentive. Definitely one of my favorites in town.

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  4. MPS2021

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience. The students did an amazing job. The value for the quality of food is outstanding. The relaxed ambiance was perfect for celebrating a birthday and nice conversation. Thank you very much to both the staff & students!

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  5. Johnny

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! The fixed price menu is a great idea -- simple, easy to select. The wine selection was very limited. The service was good, polite, attentive. The ambience was fresh, modern. We would highly recommend Bloom.

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  6. renigade

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good and the staff was attentive. It was obvious that they were in training and their supervisor was directing them. The overall experience was very good and well worth the time and expense.

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  7. GailS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was better than Langdon hall, as nice or better as any high end restaurant. Delish ! Our waitress Anigha was delightful, caring, prompt and excellent. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you.

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  8. Montgomery

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We hadn’t been to Bloom in a number of years, but decided to give it a go since we enjoyed dining there prior to the renovations. Needless to say…what a change and NOT for the better. Although the restaurant has a new contemporary look, it was like sitting in a fishbowl. On both sides are floor to ceiling glass walls that look directly into the schools hallways. There was a steady stream of students walking by which definitely took away from the ambience and very distracting. The food is still very good and portions are large. For these reasons, I give it 4 stars. This is what Bloom does the best and you really can’t beat the value. Now onto the service. Wow! I highly recommend that some of these students find a different career choice than hospitality. Our server was so quiet I could not hear what she was saying. She appeared to be a scared, very timid and unsure of herself. Not knowledgeable at all to the point of when it came time to replace our cutlery from the appetizer to main entree…she placed the knife and fork on the wrong sides. Having said that, there was no one to support, guide and correct all the mistakes we experienced. So incorrect and bad service will continue. All in all, I would not go back or recommend Bloom. We had the feeling that the students were just there to get a credit and least interested in learning proper techniques. We were so looking forward to entertaining the idea of more dining experiences at Bloom, but alas, that will not be the case.

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  9. PaulaW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing start to end and we had a lovely experience! Was so nice that we got to take our time and servers were very attentive. Definitely will be back

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  10. David

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A hidden gem in Waterloo for dining. Never fails to impress with the menu choices

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  11. morphomercedes

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! The students are fabulous and the food is fantastic.

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  12. Cblok

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bloom had delicious food and incredible service. It’s an interesting concept but if you can get a table to try it out, I highly recommend it!

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  13. Susie

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. Definitely would recommend Bloom.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food was outstanding. Will definitely return

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  15. LynnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service was very good. Our only request would be for service staff to speak slowly and loudly so we can hear and not have ask for things to be repeated. Many people in their 60's and up have some hearing impairment. One minor thing. The link to parking was not working.

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  16. BarbaraK

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing equivalent to a 5 star restaurant. This is a learning facility so the service was below par but they were trying. I would go every semester if I could...and highly recommend!

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  17. Cass

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely amazing and such a fun way to try some great food for an even better price point. Would 100% recommend to anyone who wants to try some new things and not pay 20-30 a dish if you're unsure if you like it.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch date with my husband and our 1 year old 😅. We enjoyed everything very much! I am not a fan of garlic at all and I do not eat mushrooms but bloom made that happen! I was shocked when I realised I was eating the two things I always said no to!! You guys did a great job! We will definitely be back!

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  19. SandraS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here, pleasantly surprised. Very attentive service, excellent food and large portions. Will return!

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  20. Stephanie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out - a new menu with lots to choose from

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  21. MauriceL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must try experience. The food was amazing, the service great (students were observing as this was the first day the restaurant was open and server was the teacher). Students will, I am convinced, do a very good job as they appeared very engaged in learning. The atmosphere is truly enjoyable. We will certainly return.

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  22. NicoleH

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t recommend this place enough. The food was excellent. The servers were attentive but not overly so. This is an excellent opportunity for them to practice what they are learning in the program. The price- very reasonable for what is offered. We will definitely be back.

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  23. EricH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, prices were very reasonable, and the portions were generous. The pacing of the courses was a tad quick, but otherwise, absolutely fantastic.

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  24. RenU

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the presentation of the food was exceptional. Good service and a quiet, clean atmosphere.

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  25. SviatlanaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was excellent! The recipes are unique and the whole course is well thought out . Our server was very attentive. The whole atmosphere was nice and cozy. Definitely will go there again!

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  26. AnnaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of fun to be at Bloom. Incredible food. Servers were keen but did make a few mistakes, which were quickly corrected. Great value as the costs are low.

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  27. JenMM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers could be quicker to clear empty dishes and refill water. Food was not as good as last time but will give another try (flavours just didn’t quite come together, aside from the delicious crème brûlée). Found a hair, not sure if it was theirs (likely was) or mine, offered me a dessert to go but didn’t comp my meal.

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  28. AmandaH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience for customers, and great opportunity for students to learn and practise their skills. Tasty and creative menu!

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  29. AnetaC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience, the food was delicious. I love supporting the students' learning and getting a fantastic meal in the process. We'll be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant 😊 All the things is good here, students learned everything here.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food. Well worth the visit.

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  32. Tabs

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    App - whipped feta was really good, great light start Steak with goat cheese croquettes- good flavour and texture’ Coconut Crème brule - fresh strawberries and mango salsa was great! Solid meal for 33

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  33. GeoffS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Very affordable for fine dinning experience.

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  34. ShirleyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to dine and good food and value! I would return.

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  35. David

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I first heard about and started looking for more information about the restaurant, I was made aware that depending on who is cooking, my experience may vary. However, the food that they provided there was great and very filling. I ordered a 3-course meal, poached halibut with hummus and vegetable was not too heavy, but I wished there was a bit more acidity in the dish, but maybe with some wine, it would've been fine. My entree was duck breast with spring veg risotto, which I paired with white wine. The meat was cooked lovely, the risotto was great and spring vegetables gave made the meal feel lighter. Desert wasn't too sweet but it had just the right amount of sweetness for me to end with. Overall it was a great experience, albeit it could sound a bit loud with the kitchen sound, but I don't think that is a negative for me.

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  36. Luis

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my best gastronomic experiences in Waterloo. The servers, despite being in training, were very polite and thoughtful, and the food was delicious. I'll be definitely coming back

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  37. RobG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy Bloom! The atmosphere is contemporary and stylish, and you feel very well attended to and cared for in your time there. They always have creative menu options, many vegetarian, and the food is always prepared and served with excellence.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dessert is delicious! And I like fish better ❤️ Cool places 😊🤩 Will come again 😋

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  39. Martha

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality, presentation and creativity was excellent. Our server was very polite and helpful. As a student run restaurant this is a very good experience.

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  40. KTTT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing! The three course meal was phenomenal.

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FAQs

bloom. is rated 4.7 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for bloom.

108 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Weber
  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:45 pm–8:15 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are designated parking spots for Bloom guests. For parking and restaurant location information, please visit our website: http://bloomatconestoga.ca/2017/12/bloom-parking.php
  • Public Transit
    King St. And Weber.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Brad Lomanto
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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