Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

4.6
1637 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Borealis Grille & Bar 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. We carry a great combination of lunch and dinner items to chose from, with an assortment of 20 Micro Brews on tap and a selection of Ontario's top wineries. This combined with a deep respect for local heritage and craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication for sustainability has given us an award wining recipe.
There are 5 things we consider when we choose what goes on our menu:
1)Taste. Superior quality, taste and freshness from buying local.
2)Health. Whole foods are more nutritious, period.
3)Environment. Less transport, less waste, lower carbon footprint.
4)Community. Trusted relationships with local farmers, brewers and wine makers.
5)Economy. Buying local supports, strengthens, and diversifies our regional economy.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1637 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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RichelleL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Same waiter as last visit. Love him. Great recommendations and incredible food. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bday.
Server Mike was outstanding.

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Susie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I had asked for a quiet table and the request was honoured. Friendly, helpful staff, waitress was outstanding!!

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SandyJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Local and delicious
COVID attentive
Friendly and great value

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The date night menu had very delicious items and easy to choose from. Our server allowed me to choose the pasta dish with broccoli and mushroom which was amazing; a true taste sensation. Great to be able to choose two separate deserts too.
Many thanks!
I will be making reservations again soon.

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DarrochR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and great waiter but service was slow!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was super, food was very good, and the restaurant is beautiful. Grazie Luigi ! :)

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Bassethound
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would have enjoyed having a choice of sitting in the schoolhouse. We were on the ground level and by the door to patio. Some patrons were located out there (In November) and the door was opened a lot with a big draft on us being the table closest to the patio door. So it was too cold at times.

Good food and good service and would return again though.

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KentC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was very very good. Service was not at the same level. We waited too long for our food after the appetizer. Felt the attention to our drinks was a little low.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent with the exception of the Canadian cheddar burger. It was so spicy one of our guests could not eat his dinner 😞.

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ReeceM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and unique! We will definitely be returning

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RonB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. The food was good. The decor was pleasing and Luigi, our waiter, was outstanding.

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Chadwick
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Awesome service. Our table was under a ceiling vent and at times there was cold air blowing on us. Other than that amazing time

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Luigi is the most accommodating and amazing server. 10/10 would recommend to anyone

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KGall
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Food came out quickly. Food flavour was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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KARLC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place to catch up with an old friend over lunch.

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Adam
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter, Luigi was pleasant and welcoming. One of the best Waiters I’ve ever experienced. I love that he informed us of the history of the building and went the extra mile by giving a treat to my son for dessert (after asking our permission).

Food and ambiance was excellent. Great dining experience. Will be back soon.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I have been to your restaurant in the past, and the food was always wonderful. There was only one gluten free/lactose free option, and that was the quinoa, arugula salad. I was disappointed with the salad. The arugula was nice and fresh, too much quinoa, some cranberries, three slices of apple, some sunflower seeds and a very over grilled piece of chicken. It was dried out. My husband, had a wonderful meal of steak and fries. The waitress was great. The drinks were great. Everything other than my salad was wonderful.

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Dave
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food! Server was friendly however our drink order was delayed (20 mins. to receive our initial cocktails).

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BarbL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful ambience. Burgers were very juicy with great “additions” Nice crispy sweet potato fries with aioli sauce. My son-in-law enjoyed his beer and the three of us left feeling quite content.

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit Borealis a few times a year. It's always been very good, but this last visit was even better than that. Food, service, coctails and ambiance were all fabulous.

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BettyG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very helpful and pleasant. The food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fantastic, my friend and I were indecisive between two dishes and the server had the chef basically put half the dish on each of our plates so we could try both. Both ended up amazing 😃

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So accommodating and great place to eat highly recommend

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RonJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food. Luigi was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We have never been disappointed at Borealis. One of our favourites

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were very accommodating when our reservation changed last minute from 3 to 5 then to 6. Food was very good and service excellent. There was no pressure to hurry up and finish as our group enjoyed catching up with old friends.

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MalcolmH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good, service pretty good. There was a large wedding in the next room was being served dinner, and that was occupying much of their time.

The manager did come to us later to apologize, and genuinely made it up to us. Most of our group of 4 raved about their meals, even with delay.

We would certainly go back, even with this hiccup that they professionally dealt with.

Drinks were great - in particular the very spicy caesar with candied bacon, and the specialty cocktails they had. Broad selection of local beers.

We sat in the bar area, which has a good ambience and allows for conversation.

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buttercup
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Alie our waitress was excellent. She was very friendly, efficient, prompt, helpful.

Our dinner was good.

We dined in a corner location which made for an intimate experience.

Thank you
We will return

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vipRoland
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The blackened chicken antojitos were excellent and is an appetizer that I would highly recommend. Unfortunately I can not say the same for the seared trout which arrived lukewarm. Also the trout was soft and rather 'mushy' suggesting a rushed preparation.

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CarolineT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious meal with excellent friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been but definitely recommend. Great
Food, wonderful service and an excellent array of local beer. Will be back.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening! Food and service was great! Have never been disappointed 😁

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall great experience. The Baked Ricotta and the Braised Beef were amazing.

Good distancing throughout the space and the check-in process was smooth.

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JulieD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

My reservation was for 5pm. The restaurant was almost empty. They took us upstairs and sat us right over the fridge that was vibrating so much it was making me dizzy. They knew this. Why would you seat someone there? Especially since room wasn’t an issue

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SarahML
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A fantastic spot with friendly and attentive staff. Food is incredible and beautifully presented.

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Suzeeq
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

It’s certainly not like I remember 😟
Food quality is poor. Sadly the Fish was too greasy. I would not recommend for a night out. More just a lunch place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My parents, sister and I brought my daughter here to celebrate her 6th birthday. It was all of our first time dining here, and we were all so impressed with everything! The food was INCREDIBLE, value was great, and our server, Connie, was outstanding. Will absolutely be returning, and recommending to my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We had reserved a table yet they put us at the worst table Next to the door for outside dining. We froze and were everyone’s way. We mentioned it to the waitress and she said she would get the hostess. Of course they never showed up. The short rib have more fat on it than meat.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a good time , loved that it was all local food and drinks.

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You can order delivery directly from Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener using the Order Online button. Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 219-9007.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 1637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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