Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

4.6
1667 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 1667 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, service was friendly and well timed, experience was very good.

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WillA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first 4 course meal. The atmosphere was not as I suspected, it was casual/comfortable with a flare. The food was AMAZING, our server Luigi was exceptional and made the dinner complete.

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PeterM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome restaurant with exceptional food. Full kudos to the team there given the restrictions. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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KathyD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome and the service provided by Luigi was outstanding as usual.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant offers great vibes, amazing food and phenomenal service, time after time.

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Reto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Awful heating system. We were right under the vents and had it hot to cold all night. Was very uncomfortable...and it was so busy they couldn't move us.

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HaydenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very impressed with our meal at borealis. Everything had great flavour and the 4 course dinner for NYE was priced very well for portion sizes. We left stuffed!

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Kris
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great local food for a reasonable price:)
Service was beey good and good value for the quality of the food!

Kris K.

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DonnyA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I would never give any review a perfect rating that is pandering to a imperfect questionnaire. Everything was great I’ve eaten there several times and each experience was different I’d like to see a bigger selection to choose from but thanks to Covid restrictions are justifiable. As for service any staff that can endure my unorthodox humour deserves a perfect rating. All in all I highly recommend the establishment

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DaveC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service. Yummy food ! We had flatbread and chicken sandwich Tasted very good

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EileenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyed the food, but this time it was disappointing!

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Mander
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Love our local always awesome food and service. We will be back in the new year!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food quality and portions are excellent! Our experience was made exceptional by Luigi whose level of service is outstanding!

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RebeccaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great service atmosphere and food! Will go again!

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Goaltender
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Some of our dinners were less than exemplary and not in par with the price...like the brussel sprouts were over cooked and disappointing in flavor as was the mushrom risotto recommended by the waiter who seemed genuinely disinterested in the feedback provided. Everything else was adequate but less than what I would have expected from this establishment.

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service and food was excellent. Prices very reasonable. Will go again.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Connie our waitress was outstanding. She was very friendly and we had enjoyable chats with her! She is definitely an outstanding server👍

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SheriF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience1

We sat for a long while with out being greeted after our third guest arrived.
The host left us waiting at the stand as she slowly cleaned tables with no one waiting for them.

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RossM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. The food and service was outstanding as always!

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MichelleP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Borealis never disappoints. One of the few restaurants in town that I will go to.

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JodiN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit, it was great. Good comfortable vibe. I went for a work meeting and it was excellent.

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THOMASO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been enjoying the Borealis for numerous years. We always have the Buttermilk Chicken we highly recommend it.

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PhilR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Interesting menu - very tasty! Wait staff was very helpful. We enjoyed our stay.

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Reet
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

To be honest very disappointed in the meal. Mine was fine I had the fish and chips but my friend who’s birthday we were celebrating had watery soup and her salad had so much dressing at the bottom of the bowl she could not finish. 🙁

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GraceW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Our server Luigi was the best part of the night.
Attentive and funny.
He is surely an asset to your business. Food could have been hotter, fries fresher but overall the service compensated for that.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were in mood for outing to one of restaurants. We searched the online to pick which one so decided do to Borealis Grills & Bar. We were glad to pick the place and got a great service and food...Thumb Up

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vipSharonL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an excellent lunch experience-great food, and service

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience. Would definitely go back and recommend it.

Service was exceptional

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tastexplorer
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Borealis was the perfect place to catch up with old friends over lunch. Beverage choices were great - something for everyone's preferences and burgers and salads delicious! Service was above par :)

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JonK
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

How often do you remember the name of your server the next day? Luigi did a great job! Beautiful old school house, good food (but limited menu), and fair prices. Will be back.

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VisitorsfromMontreal
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Luigi outstanding waiter. Pulled pork a hit! Large portions.

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FernandaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming out for dinner here with our family. The service is excellent and they are very kind to our children. I definitely recommend this place.

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RichelleL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bday.
Server Mike was outstanding.

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Susie
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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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Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 1667 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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