Borealis - Guelph

4.6
820 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages at everyday prices. 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. Combined with a deep respect for local heritage and craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication for sustainability and the environment, Borealis represents the embodiment of our philosophy and values.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 820 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JACLYNE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good service

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vipTini
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience1

We came for New Year’s Eve dinner. We got the special 4 course meal. Our server poured our wine and walked away. I’ve never had a server not do a taste test first with the customer. Our salad came and they just walked away. I had to ask for pepper after 10 minutes when I could wave her down. Our steak came as our main course and no one checked on the taste or anything. We also had asked for dessert to go and they still brought it but that wasn’t a huge deal, they just packed it up. Also the staff were blowing party horns and noise makers and yelling while we were trying to enjoy our $200 dinner. They must have been partying after because the staff were pretty rowdy. I’ve always had a good experience with Borealis but this wasn’t a good visit unfortunately.

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MackenzieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love that everything is locally sourced. Nice low lighting to create a cozy vibe. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Tamara was lovely and took good care of us. The food was excellent and we had a great time overall.

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anniversaryparty
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was absolutely lovely! 10/10 would recommend to everyone and we plan to come back in the new year!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good example

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AunieE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. Delicious food. Really enjoyed my dining experience. Thank you!!

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SandyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good choices on the menu; appetizers a good size and made a good lunch meal.

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NancyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was not too busy tonight which was nice.
Our waiter was a ton of fun and made the experience an awesome one!!
The fact that they have a private closed dining area for larger groups is also a great benefit - it helps to keep the noise down. The food was scrumptious as always!

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vipKeithM
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were running late and the staff accommodated us after our call. It was nice to see some flexibility in a world that is becoming less flexible.

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Rohit
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our team had an amazing time at the dinner party.

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StephC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Rianna’s service was excellent! Very friendly & professional with excellent recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spence is an absolute legend. Delicious cocktails (even mine which had no booze cause I’m a puss now). Fried chicken tasted like it was made by the Lord Jesus himself.

Only issue was Kaleigh (manager extrordinairé) wasn’t there in person but she texted a waitress there to say hi to us for her which if I showed that level of detail in high school I might have actually graduated.

11/10 cya tomorrow.

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GretaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The food was tasty but Luke warm. Service was excellent.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Upon arrival the hostess would not accept the QR code for vaccination which was troubling as it is and should be accepted.The server was awesome and gave a great experience. One of our meals were undercooked and was sent back. With this being a business Christmas party it was disappointing that one of our employees were unable to enjoy their meal and was hesitant to order anything else.

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Karategirl
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at Borealis. The menu item I was hooked on first time was the fried chicken. This second time was a bit disappointing. The pieces of chicken were smaller and overcooked and dry. Also, the cole slaw had no taste other than that of raw cabbage. Not sure I want to try it again.

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ROBERTS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, good value. Good service. Creative menu.

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Potato soup with charred corn and bacon.....yuuuummmmmm! Was excellent! And the beef shortrib....delicious. Service was so friendly and always available...no complaints at all.

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Lyndon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thanks to Spence and Tamara for their awesome customer service!

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JimA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very pleasant lunch meeting. Service (Katie, I think) was attentive and efficient. Particularly appreciated the no rush atmosphere when we were done.
Jim.

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SusanE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience - our server was fantastic! She gave us our space, yet provided helpful suggestions.

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BENOITM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , great service .
Ceasar salad was delicious.

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TroyM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service . Loved the lay out of the bar. Friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and attentive

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JeffM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Great to support local, no back up if allergies to local wines etc. Got seated in the middle of the room near the door, chairs not the comfiest and cold by the door. Was busy and loud. Food was excellent. Would give it another try.

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MASlowka
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely. Very tasty food, nice clean restaurant (even the washrooms, much appreciated). Good menu with lots of options.
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MaryD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Family gathering

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vipSaraE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

First time there. OMG, the baked focaccia w caramelized onions! As a main, we shared a pickerel fish & chips! Going back for sure.

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KellyF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and delicious, tasty, satisfying food!

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TonyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly and professional service from Amanda. Food was excellent and decent value for the price.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and attentive service, and delicious locally-grown food!

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StephanieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was extremely underwhelming, noodles fell apart when picked up with a fork.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 49th anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wonderful service. We will certainly go back.

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JeremyV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went on a dinner date. Food was amazing and ambience perfect. Homely, quiet, and not overbearing with service.

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DaleB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great server (Dylan)!

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ScottM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Your website menu included Hayter’s turkey burger. It was not on the menu. The chef substituted grilled chicken breast. The chicken breast was burned around the edges and dry in the middle. It was not tasty.

Our waiter was Dylan and he was great!

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ValerieT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My third visit and it didn't disappoint. Would definitely go back for a fourth visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time here and it was an overall great time.
Will be back soon

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LynN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were celebrating my husbands 61 birthday! and we had heard very good reviews about this place,and decided to check it out...

Our server was Dylan he was attentive yet respectful, the food was very good, 2 of us had the fish and chips so good! 1 had the steak and fries ,again very good ! and the last of our party had the pulled brisket she enjoyed that very much.....dessert was also very tasty , the pumpkin spice crème brulee and the chocolate chips cookies!
We as a group will definatly be back!

FAQs

Borealis - Guelph offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 265-9008.

Borealis - Guelph is rated 4.6 stars by 820 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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