Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
4 Pcs Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Fresh cut fries, coleslaw, choice of BBQ or hot sauce
Herb + garlic brined chicken supreme, roasted mini potatoes + root vegetables, wilted spinach, mushroom + goat cheese cream sauce
Quinoa & Arugula Salad
Arugula, organic quinoa, apples, feta cheese, dried cranberries, toasted sunflower seeds, cider vinaigrette
Our server Luigi was excellent!!! The ambience and atmosphere was lovely. Due to the high ceilings it can be very loud. There were only a handful of people in the room we were in but if one table burst into laughter you could not hear anything at our table. Some of our group enjoyed their food more than others. I have been to Borealis a few times and I have never “loved” the food. It’s good but I have had better and this time was no exception. Great location and great service and perfect for large groups.
Lovely place, great ambiance. We had the specialty burgers, they were a good size and very tasty. Highly recommend.
Great experience and great food!
burger of the day was very tasty, along with a salad, no room for dessert.
Great good, value, atmosphere, and friendly staff
The food was excellent and the servers were very polite
We had a reservation but when we arrived there were no tables. So right from the start it was not very inviting. The service was not that great. The food was good. They did not remember the special occasion.
As always this was a pleasant experience. The only issue was the dining room on the main floor. I lacks the charm and character of the space upstairs.
Mike is an excellent, attentive server!
Simply excellent! Everything was as expected and delicious!
Had a salad which was really good and shared a peach/ricotta/basil flatbread. It was just a bit overbaked. Other than that, no complaints.
Great food at a reasonable price!
Mike was very kind and helpful. Great service and food.
For no fault of its own, the restaurant doesn't feel like a restaurant any more. The social distancing of the tables and the complete lack of atmosphere are really sad. Luigi our waiter was terrific.
Hopefully when the pandemic is behind us Borealis can get back to being the great restaurant it was in the past!
Our meals were delicious and our waiter was fantastic.
Food was good. Burger was a little salty and ceasar salad was too heavy with croutons but overall good. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was good.
Sat on the bar side, had amazing service and the nachos are the best! Great beers too
Caesar salad great - nachos good - linguini with trout tasteless and had to pour hot sauce all over it to give it some flavour
Our server was quite pre-oocupied with the table of ladies beside us. It made for great drama however our drinks did arrive until our food did. Although the food was probably faster than usual. Overall it was a fun experience with fantastic food.
Excellent as always. 🙏. Happy to show our vaccine status 😊
Nice setting for the area, feels like you’re out of the city.
Great as always... Accomodated table location request
We had an excellent meal on the patio, which was a little chilly, but they turned on and positioned heaters and we were very comfortable. The food is always tasty and the location is very convenient.
I had the trout special and it was excellent. The dish arrived hot, was nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. This is one that I would highly recommend.
Service was wonderful, food was fantastic! A little pricey but overall great experience!
Excellent, fresh food and great service!
Our waitress Connie did a really great job and was put in the awkward position of having to apologize for the kitchen forgetting to make our order. The food was good, once it arrived. For a dinner out, the value is good. The ambience kind of suffers due to the COVID restrictions.
Great service and great tasting food. It seemed like the portion sizes were a little small. But that could just be the food that we ordered.
Food is fresh, local, and very tasty. Fried chicken is the best I've ever had!
Food was delicious and Luigi (our Italian waiter) was very passionate about the food!
Service was very friendly and professional. Food was very good but had to send one order back due to lots of fat and gristle on short rib. No issues as another piece was brought out quickly.
Borealis never disappoints! Always fantastic food and amazing service.
Highly recommend. Great food, great service! For all age groups
Hello.I am pleased to have this opportunity to comment on last night's experience.In the past few months I have been very pleased with the service and food. Last night was not pleasurable. Our waiter was boredering rude. I asked if I could have lemon for my water. His response was, it is not local, I will check. I have celiac disease which means I have a serious allergy soasked if the cider was gluten free. His response was abrupt and said "I have no way of knowing." I was close to walking out because of his manner, but we had persuaded our friends to go to Borealis instead of Montanas because of the exceptional food and service. I was hesitant to ask if the gluten free chicken breast in the sandwich (gf bun) was gluten free as I didn't know what response I would get. I paid thru debit and my friends paid cash. She placed her cash n the table. He said I see you have cash and left after I paid via debit. He never did return to ask if she wanted change. And she did need change. She scrambled to get the appropriate $. We finally left. I will likely return to your restaurant as past experiences were so positive. However, it will be awhile. My friend was prepared to have dessert however it was too cold in the room to sit any longer. The date we dined was Sept 14/21 6pm reservation. We were at table 102. Thank you for the invitation to express our experience. I hope we have an opportunity to show our friends a more pleasurable dining experience at Borealis. Kind regards.
Great food as usual. Lots of choices on the menu. Patio overlooks a parking lot but is safer than inside. Building is based on a century old schoolhouse. Will be great to dine inside again when the pandemic is finally over.
Lovely lunch. The appetizer Ricotta with caramelized onions and honeycomb is spectacular. Order it with the gluten free option asparagus chips. So yummy. As the room is so large, there is a lot of back ground noise. Tough for people with hearing aides.
Renee was a great server. Covid protocols were followed very carefully from the moment we arrived. Food was very good; could have been a tad hotter.
Small menu but all great options, the food is fresh, local and delicious! Tables indoors are well spaced for physical distancing
Every time I eat at Borealis grille, I'm always happy with the pleasant tastiness and satisfying freshness of my meal. Utterly delightful!
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 1598 OpenTable diners.
Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/neighbourhoodgroup.
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.