Proof Kitchen and Lounge
We have live music every Thursday night on our 100 seat Patio!
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
Beautiful night on the patio, great food, wine andcompany . What more could you ask for?🍷🍻🍴
Very enjoyable evening. Service was very good. One suggestion - clean the insects out of the overhead lights.
It was good.
PROOF didn't disappoint. I chose it for a business lunch because I knew it would provide a quiet venue for conversation. The food choices were outstanding and everyone enjoyed their meal. The only tiny gripe is that I would have appreciated a glass of water while waiting for my party to arrive
Food is delicious. Restaurant atmosphere is pleasant. Very good value
We were once again not disappointed in the food or service. Our one criticism was quickly resolved by the server. We have been here several times and will go again.
I took a group of friends for breakfast.....all Proof first-timers. You didn't let me down. You lived up to my recommendation...and more! They'll be back for more, so the only question remaining is: when do I get my discount?!
Excellent, waiter was amazing, food was very good enjoyed the whole outing . Thank you !!!!!
we both had the veggie burger - tasty but very crumbly/messy. the side salad was pretty bland. i wouldnt order it again unless it was without the bun and part of a veggie platter.
Really great food and service. Our first time at PROOF - we'll be back :)
Had the steak and frites but I subbed the salad. Salads are pretty good here. Steak was super fatty - I would have sent it back but I was on a business lunch. This place is just ok.
Wonderful Father’s Day dinner. Day enjoyed the Sunday Roast and capped it off with a scotch. Great service!
Excellent food and ambiance (love the warm, mid-century vibe) - the evidence: my husband, son and I enjoyed our dining experience on Father's Day at Proof Kitchen and Lounge. Our appreciation is also extended to Kyle, our affable and knowledgeable waiter, who provided us with excellent service.
This is a great looking but very noisy restaurant mostly because of being cavernous and without any acoustic damping - if anyone in your party has hearing difficulties this is not the place to eat. Sunday breakfast (from the menu, not buffet) for Father's day was expensive but not great quality. Cold, dried out home-fries/potatoes.. ugh. Server was very pleasant but overstretched.
Dining at Proof is a consistently good experience, from the food to the service to the atmosphere. In the nice weather, love enjoying a meal out on the patio there!
Service was a bit slow, but overall everything was excellent
Good food and quick professional service
Kyle and Meagan were wonderful. The new menu displays the Chef’s sound food knowledge and confidence in the team. Our meal was well executed. Great attention to detail. As always we were made to feel as though we were the only guests in the restaurant.
We’ll be back!
I made a reservation for our Anniversary this past weekend, having never been there before. We were very happy with our experience! The atmosphere was fantastic on the patio, menu had a lot of options, including many creative vegetarian options! The staff was very friendly, and the food came out very quickly!
Overall we were extremely pleased with our experience
Great food and great atmosphere! Thanks for our anniversary desert! A great touch to cap off our evening.
It was a good meal but the service was very slow. Probably as the restaurant was so busy and they did have a few very large groups dining there.
Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner celebrating birthdays. The food, service and ambiance was terrific. This wasn't our first or last visit. We have always enjoyed our dining experience at Proof Kitchen.
Great cocktails, great food, great service. Really enjoyed my first dining experience at Proof. Will definitely go again.
Really enjoyed the patio opener last week. Great vibe..a real welcome to summer and al fresco
GM Laura is an awesome host and ensures everything is top notch.
Proof is a great destination for food and fun
GREAT HOSTESS GREAT FOOD GREAT BIRTHDAY TREAT
LOVE THE PLACE 😊😊😊
We really enjoyed our experience and were really impressed with the 40 minute experience! Shocked to be back to UW in our offices by 1! Loved the coffee and cookie to go. The salmon lunch special seemed a bit stingy for the price. But otherwise a great lunch!
Our server was excellent! He was thoughtful, attentive and shared recommendations with great thought and detail.
We have been visiting Proof for the past 4 Mother’s Day weekends. This will be our last visit. Each year the food and service declines.
The experience started with us joining several other groups of people at the host station. There was no one in sight and the confusion grew as did the line of people. There was no acknowledgement of the wait or where to go once we were told our table was in the process of being prepared.
Our server was very kind and attentive. He did a great job in spite of the business of the day.
Our food was a big disappointment. Each person who ordered poached eggs received one that was so overdone it could bounce. The coffee was cold, even upon ordering a second cup. The hollandaise had congealed. The potatoes were no longer rustic, but akin to something one would receive at a diner. No manager came to see how things were going after logging our concerns.
Cold food, a lack of engagement and expensive pricing means that we will be looking elsewhere for celebrating special occasions in the future.
We went for Mother's Day brunch! The food was delicious and very filling. The venue is beautiful. We had excellent service. Would definitely go back.
Don't go for breakfast.
Didn't know what to expect taking mom out for mother's day breakfast, but, what we got was the standard cold breakfast buffet of any budget hotel (cold bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and a toast station).
Made 8:30 am reservations, settled in to some conversation, and was advised by the wait staff after 10 minutes that we had better get moving because the buffet comes down at 9:00.
Have had better experiences for dinner, but, would definitely not recommend for breakfast.
The Proof house burger is possibly the best hamburger I've eaten. Juicy and hot, on a beautiful bun and served with delicious fries!
Oor party thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Food, service, ambience were excellent!
Great place and very comfortable. Excellent serve too.
The restaurant / kitchen was very busy so there was a little wait for drinks, but appetizers and mains came smoothly . The dinners and service were excellent. Steaks and fries were as expected but the grilled vegetables were a true surprise.
One of my favorite spots to go in in Waterloo. The food has always been fantastic and the service is friendly and amazing. I have been with friends, with my husband and would also go to Proof for a group function. A great place for lunch and dinner and can't wait to try their brunch. The wine list is small but perfect as they have a wine to please any pallet. My favorites are the chicken Bao and salads for an app, the Dragon Green Curry or tenderloin (one of the best steaks is KW) and a B52 coffee for desert. I will continue to go to Proof! Oh and they have onsite free parking which is not always easy to find this close to uptown Waterloo.
Great experience, great food, and really great service.
The vibe was great and really enjoyed the food!
Food was excellent. Our server was great! Good recommendations and just let us enjoy a friend's night out checking in periodically but not over the top. Fun night out and I would definitely recommend Proof Kitchen and Lounge.
Tasty food including surprise chocolate dessert for birthday celebrator! Wonderful service by friendly knowledgeable server who made us feel at home.
Would definitely go back. Great quality food with an intimate atmosphere.
The restaurant is pretty and comfortable, the wait staff were pleasant, and the food was delicious and arrived fairly quickly. I had a great time, I will definitely go again!