Proof Kitchen and Lounge
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
Sat + Sun 7:00 am–9:45 am
Sun 10:00 am–3:15 pm
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:45 pm
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Squad Night every Thursday night with live music!
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
I have eaten at Proof several times. I can walk from my home. Every time I go the food is better. Good place to visit.
The atmosphere and service from our waiter was very good. We had to wait a very long time for our meals to arrive and the waiter did apologize for that. My Caesar was very limp and wilted but the shrimp (4 of them) were good. The others in our group said their food was good.
It was a nice experience. Special thanks to Emily !
Overall a great experience. The food was brought out to the table very quickly, and was very good. The bartender certainly knew what he was doing (I’ve been to places where there was a severe lack of knowledge - but that was not the case here). It’s a great place to go for a date, although the parking is a little confusing as the signs aren’t very well lit up (if arriving in the dark).
We had a great meal and enjoyed our time. We were a bit shocked to see your glass of wine was $18. That is excessive and outrageously expensive.
Nice place, would have liked a wider menu though
I didn't understand what they meant by high top seating vs standard. I asked for it and they sat us in an area surrounded by televisions playing hockey. They moved us nicely when we asked.
The waiter in the other section was very attentive and the chef's soup was excellent. I found the space a little too dark to read the menu, and my wife and I had trouble hearing each other while talking across the table.
So: food great! Dark and conversation with difficulty.
Awesome food and exceptional service great ambiance
Love the style, food, and service, but the noise level was far beyond acceptable. Our party of three had to bend over to each other to speak and be heard, even when speaking at very loud levels.
Great food, ambience & customer service. Will be back again!
Proof is always a favourite for us. We tried it when it first opened and we keep going back. We like the seasonal menus but the popular items just keep reappearing.
Never lets me down - always great food and service!
Overall the food was very good. The calamari was also delicious, however, some of the larger pieces had a rubbery texture. The ceasar salad was perfect, as was the dressing. My wife had the chefs' special and raved about how good it was. My steak was perfect, although there was a small area of it that was a bit tough. Neither of the small issues would put me off of going there again.
There was an issue with the kitchen and service staff.
They seemed short staff for the amount of people they where trying to serve.
As a party of 5 we waited over an hour for our appetizers and another hour for our main courses. We did not complain as none of us were in any real rush. Had we had a performance or other appointment to attend we would have most likely left.
The food, once we received it, was excellent.
The good note about all this is that the manager on duty did make contact with us and provided substantial discounts on our meals and drinks. She did so on her own accord without any prompting from our party. Due to her attention and the quality of the food we will return and try this restaurant again.
Painfully slow service. Meal
Not bad, but they got the food allergy wrong, twice
Most of the food we ordered was delicious and beautifully put together. The menu has lots of options for those who are adventurous to old standards such as hamburgers and mac and cheese with a twist.
Our server was pleasant, attentive and didn't mind that we spent a long time chatting before ordering.
The issue for us arose after we had finished the meal.
First of all, we were charged $3 a person for water. This was the restaurant's own water, in unmarked reuasble bottles. This was not discussed before the water was brought.
Second of all, we ordered dessert "to go" which yes, might be a bit unusual... but the creme brulee we ordered was literally poured into a cardboard box. Perhaps it was meant to be served in a ramekin which obviously couldn't be "to go". Rather than receiving a puddle of creme brulee in the bottom of a soggy, leaking box, I think it would have been more appropriate for the kitchen to either alert the server to the problem, so they can discuss with the customer, or find an alternate method of sending the dessert as carry out. What a disappointing end to an otherwise lovely meal!
Food was good although dessert menu is lacking and then they didn't have one of the desserts so it was very limited. They did bring out a dessert for my daughter's birthday as I had written that on our online reservation so that was really nice. Took a long time to get someone's attention at the front in order to sign in our car (have to sign in your license plate # so free parking) as the machine was not working and to tell them we had arrived for our reservation.
We had lunch there. Getting someone to notice us at the entrance was difficult. One guest, who came later, gave up and just came and found us. The food was excellent. Quick service.
One note: it's not a quiet place when busy. One of my guests has hearing issues and found it difficult to be part of the conversation .
Great food, wait staff did all seem a little stressed with many tables but were obviously working very hard to serve everyone! Overall we had a great time! The parking garage was a little annoying though in that it’s a dead end with no where to turn around. I’d park outside if you have the choice.
Great atmosphere, music was a great selection and at a reasonable volume.
Oh, Proof! I love your food so much, but service always falls short. 40 minutes for lamb shank (the server will say 30 minutes but that is because it took so long to input the order)...really? Lamb shank takes two hours to cook so it would have been pre-cooked. So why 40 min ? The server said he would give me a brunch ticket to make up for it...but, nooo...no brunch passes, of course. Proof, you are much better than this.
Excellent managers and brilliant waiter. birthday celebration with family was perfect.
Overall, it exceeded our expectations for dining! Especially the fantastic service from Kyle who went above and beyond in making sure our dining experience was a fantastic one! Highly recommended you give this place a TRY!
Great atmosphere and decor. Wish the service was faster for a group of 6, since we were waiting a while to get our order taken and to get our bills.
Mushroom ravioli and the Mediterranean chicken are not as big of a portion as you’d think.
Our server was a lovely man. He was very good at his job.
I came to Proof for my 21st birthday and my friends and I had an amazing time. The food was amazing and they brought out four plates of complimentary desserts!
I am always happy when I visit Proof, good food, exciting menu and the service is always great.
Enjoyed our meal here. Menu has a nice creative spin and enough choice to cater to most tastes. Prices are quite reasonable for the quality. Nice decor too. Wines by the glass are a bit limited, and I'd prefer to see a few more (and more adventurous) Ontario selections.
Great spot to enjoy a meal with friends or your date.
We went there on a recommendation from a friend and boy was it worth it!!! I will go there instead of Toronto from now on .. I had bone in schnitzel. The food was amazing... only negative was the type of Gin they serve ...other than that 11 out of 10
It was great food with awesome service. It was a bit noisy as there was a bartending contest happening in the next room. Not offensive and they did work at keeping us away from it but the contest are not a dialy occurrence. We will be back
I have one of the best prime beef ever. Love this place. Keep it up!!!
Only issue was the calamari app portion was far too tiny and tasted like it had a mix of fried turnip pieces mixed in which made the portion even smaller. The drinks are fantastic, don’t do ordinary. Bar section gets over crowded or atleast it did the night I was there making it an uncomfortable walk through 40plus buisness men who seemed to purposely move very little. If they could fix one thing it would be to keep a clearer path to the restrooms from the dining as it really made my self and friend feel uncomfortable. The food was fantastic. The charcuterie was full of amazing flavours. I’d recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a night out.
The service was fantastic. The food is local and fresh.
Great food, service was great. Our server, Kyle, was very knowledgeable about the food selections and checked in with us adequately along with his new trainee. Will definitely be back!
Service was great! Food was amazing! Very interesting drink menu.. A bit pricey but overall very good experience.
Very friendly service, food was not what I had ordered they rectified the situation promptly. Overall great place to eat.
Food was fine, but the server gave us the impression we were an inconvenience. We were a group of 8, but the place was empty.
Our server was great and the food exceeded expectations.
Overall the dining experience was good but my girlfriend had the pork belly dish and got quite sick the next day I was thinking of calling them back the day after but had forgotten .it was the third time there and the food was excellent evertine so I don't wanna give a bad review on one experience I just hope others did not get sick from the dish that night