Proof Kitchen and Lounge
Proof offers a variety of private and semi-private event spaces in Uptown Waterloo. From corporate meetings to weddings, our team of Event Coordinators will work with you to bring your vision to life.View Private Dining Details
My husband and I went there for a late Valentine’s dinner. The hosts were very welcoming and our server was great. She was serving other tables, too so we had to wait for our turn for a bit but we don’t mind. The food was good and reasonably priced, too. Overall, it was such a wonderful experience. My husband and I are actually talking about found back there again.
Great food--friendly service. Have been there a number of times and will go back again soon.
Great burger! Stopped in for a quick late night bite and was happy with how fresh and flavourful the burger tasted!
The atmosphere and service is excellent. However, the Lamb Shank was incredibly bland but cooked perfectly. Maybe they changed chefs for the night or they simply forgot to season my food but I was disappointed. The duck wings and cheesecake were good, but not as good as I was hoping based on reviews.
Excellent food with fantastic service. Alway enjoy the atmosphere and great dining experience.
Super disappointed, sent my son there with his girlfriend for their one year anniversary. Food was wonderful
Service was not! Waitress did not come check on them to see how their food was, took away his gf’s plate with half her food and threw it out and was too busy socializing
Behind the bar so my son had to chase her down for the bill! For such an expensive restaurant I expect more from
Your servers! Was it because they were young? Unfortunate as we eat there regularly and usually the wait staff is great! And to boot they didn’t even give them a free dessert for their special occasion! Sent my son there to have a special time and I am disappointed with how you treated them!
Thank you for your feedback and comments. We are very sorry that the evening was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate the opportunity to get this right and make it up to your son and his girlfriend. If you would be so kind as to reach me directly we can discuss further how to make it right. Laura Umbrio General Manager 519-208-3333 lumbrio@proofwaterloo
Parking was difficult to find , we had to wait around 20 minutes to get a table even having a reservation. I found the food a bit on the expensive side.
The ambience was amazing and parking was plenty. Food and mocktails were awesome
The food quality was good but not fantastic and very slow. Our server was very friendly but was not professional. To much reaching in front of you and a little sloppy.
Loved the entree. Definitely need more appetizer options!
Absolutely garbage service. They were an hour late for our reservation. Sure, it’s Valentine’s Day, understandable. Then they tell us that the Valentine’s Day menu we reserved was sold out an hour ago even though we were guaranteed the menu. Okay, fine, they forgot about us. Then, we made our order, turns out our server 1. Forgot an item I ordered and 2. Left my girlfriend’s filet mignon steak BLUE. As in more rare than rare. I will never come here again - I regret not tipping $0.01 for how ‘great’ the service was.
Hello, thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We are very sorry that the evening was not up to our usual standards. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss further and make this right. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at your convenienc. Laura Umbrio General Manager Lumbrio@proofwaterloo 519-208-3333
The food is great as always, we enjoyed our time there and will definitely come back.
Misleading menu option was surf and turf but in fact was steak with just a lobster bernaise sauce. Steak was very tough and over done. Duck was tough
Thank you for your feedback and comments. We are passionate about good food and great service, and it sounds like we missed the mark on your recent visit. I would very much like the opportunity to make this right if you would be so kind as to reach out directly. Warm regards, Laura Umbrio General Manager 519-208-3333 lumbrio@proofwaterloo
Proof was very busy as expected for the Valentines evening however, we weren’t anticipating to wait nearly 40min to be seated with a reservation. Server was very polite and drinks came quickly and we ordered. Both appetizers and main were very slow to come out. When the mains came out we had to send my wife’s back as the shrimp was very under cooked. We had all finished by the time her main came out. The manager was kind enough to cover my wife’s dish and send a complementary desert for the table which was nice. Unfortunately this did not make up for the overall experience.
Really enjoyed the environment and personal touches and the food was great too!
Service was super fast and friendly! Food was really well prepared and tasted amazing.
Food was average but the atmosphere and dessert on point. Service was great
We always go to proof and a
My first time. I would go back but try other menu items. My wine had sediments in it, so therefore not as good a rating as I might have given.
Loved my dining experience so much (enjoyed the vegan polenta/sausage/ratatouille which was excellent) came back the next day for lunch (had the vegan burger- which was disappointing). Returning to the area in March, looking forward to bringing friends and family- rarely can I, as a vegan, enjoy the same quality of food as my carnivorous friends. Thanks!
We had a table for 8 people and we were in great area with very little noise and excellent service. We would go there again!
Caesar salad was virtually without dressing. Wine is bit over-priced. The sponge cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce had too much sauce. Waitress very good and pleasant.
- Nice atmosphere, but way too loud
- Pricey menu
- Cod dish was way too rich/heavy and the cauliflower rice it was served with was almost non-existent, mostly bacon...disappointing for $30
- kid’s menu should have a cooked vegetable option that is kid-friendly (i.e., not “charred” broccolini and root vegetables)
Great restaurant with wonderful food! Well done
The food was so delicious. My husband had the best burger he's ever had. We would highly recommend. The place was buzzing.
It was a lovely dinner out to celebrate my birthday. The meal was delicious and the server made me feel very special.
Great service, great food, great atmosphere
I invited my spouse for a nice quiet dinner and tonight the choice was Proof Kitchen. I am not new to this establishment, it has been great here but tonight was actually sublime. Seated at a quiet spot with the music just right we enjoyed our food and Brian made some excellent recommendations. We had the breaded Cod Fritters which were presented on a nice, refreshing, little salad with a spicy aioli mayo. We ordered the special, a flat steak on roasted potatoes and veggies. The execution was perfect and the taste was intense especially when the veggies were done just right. My wife ordered the Butter Chicken Curry which was succulent and creamy. The chef at this place needs to have a big recommendation for the way their kitchen prepared the meals. The dessert was a creme brulee for me, the custard was nice, solid and cold while the sugar formed a delightful crust. The sticky toffee pudding was sugar coma inducing and the rum sponge was warmed just enough to make the icecream melt. All in all a very nice evening, we spend about two hours and enjoyed a chat, the food and company.
Always a wonderful experience.
Food, atmosphere, service, all excellent.
Thank you to Janice, Amanda, Ryan, and all others involved in a memorable visit.
Vegan options were amazing from their winter menu,
Always awesome being food and atmosphere. Great place for dinner
Overall experience was great. Would love to see Nickel Brook on tap there :) and the only disappointment was the Mac & Cheers, was expecting more from the description, its more cream then cheese.
Excelente place, food was delicious and service was super too.
An excellent meal with good service made for a great dinner out.
My favourite. The food and drinks are amazing and the service is truly above and beyond. A very special place because of the staff. Always go here for special dinners.
Great meal and wonderful service. We will be back!
The food was great and my group and I loved the food but the service was terrible
very good food but was not hot. Otherwise everything was great
Have been there a number of times and was great
Main coarse was way below average . Tuna bowl was tasteless and lacked tuna .
Was more like a bowl of rice
I've been to Proof before and it has been ok most of the time. I booked a table for 6 and the booking was incorrect when I received my confirmation. I called to reconfirm the details. When my friends arrived they said they didn't have the reservation listed. The service was ok. The food was good. But what really annoyed me is that they wanted to charge me $20 for a bottle of tap water. I checked the bill with the waitress and she said that it was correct. The bill came to over $450 but they wanted to nickel and dime me on the water. I was very annoyed and it actually spoiled the evening. I did challenge it and they took the charge off the bill but it wasn't the point. I won't be rushing back