State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener

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CAN$30 and under
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American

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At State & Main we believe in intersections. We celebrate the crossing of paths. We herald the spot where one road meets another. We toast the mash ups that create new things. Because at State & Main we live for connections. Connections between old friends and new acquaintances, and great food and good times. Since we opened our doors in 2012, there’s been craft beers and cocktails at the bar, reimagined scratch-made favourites on the menu and great tunes filling our easygoing atmosphere. And all for the purpose of bringing the best things in life together in one perfect place. This is that place. With over 20 locations across Canada and the US, State & Main offers the fresh made, hand-crafted food our guests expect coupled with an inviting beer and spirits line-up to quench any and every thirst. So we say, when you find yourself at a crossroads, sit back, order a drink, ponder the menu and make a connection at State & Main.
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.8
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bebe79
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Our entrees were very tasty, highly recommend the salmon however bit pricey. Fish tacos were delicious & just enough for the price. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Menu has changed and not as good.

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MCS3
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We chose the Valentine's Day four course meal offering. It provided excellent choice, within a set menu. Delicious and properly filling. Luke and ensemble staff provided terrific service. Fantastic dining experience.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was over cooked and cold. I have been at many State & Main locations and never had an experience like this one.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Starters are almost as expensive as a meal! My steak was only warm and had quite a bit of fat and grisel. Very thin, hard to believe it was 10oz. The potatoes and asparagus were quite hot in comparison.

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BarbH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Easy to make on line reservation. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Nice raised booth. Atmosphere was good....not too noisy. Server was very nice and efficient. Food quality was good. Overall good dining experience. Will definitely return.

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CathyM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Until this evening, I had only had lunch at your restaurant so decided to try a dinner. So glad I did. The meal was absolutely delicious and our waiter Parker provided excellent service!

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vipSteveL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

We booked a reservation 30 days in advance. However, we didn’t know all tables were high-boys. After some discussion we moved to what seemed like one of the few regular height tables. We then waited about 90 minutes to receive our meal when other tables, who arrived after us, were served. Not sure what the issue was but they were definitely short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal for 9. Food was good and all came out at the same time. Kudos to cooks and servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Very loud and server not very attentive. Food was so so.

Will not be going back any time soon

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DonG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Saturday November 2
1-took 30 minutes to get our drinks. When we got the drinks 2 of them were incorrect.
2-took 1 hour to get food. When the food came one of the meals was incorrect and another (the burrito bowl) did not contain hardly any ingredients that are specified in the menu other than a lot of rice!
3-Asked for water for the table at least 3 times.

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We sat for over 10 minutes before we saw anyone to even take drink orders. We were considering leaving but then someone stopped by.
When we got our bills, 6 out of 8 bills were wrong.
The food was good, so that saved the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, good food, quite enjoyable

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BH123
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Chipotle dip for sweet potato fries needs to be improved. Severely lacks flavour and spice.

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chch
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I am sad because my favourite applewood salmon burger is not on the menu anymore.

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EmilyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Six guests, dinners arrived together, service was excellent!

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MarjH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and so friendly. We ordered 2 Margaritas and they were terrible. We told our waitress and she took them back ... no problem! She agreed that something was wrong with them. Our food was very good!! We had a party of 4 and their was no complaints on the food! Again ... our waitress was amazing!!

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BrendaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

overall it was a disappointing night. The chicken bites had significantly cooled down by the time they were served. The French onion soup was ok. I found the menu lacking in interesting choices. I would not choose to return. At one point the music was significantly turned up and was too loud.

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vipJSfoodie
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came in late for some light food and a drink on a Tuesday night. Our waitress was super friendly. However, the food was disappointing for the price. I ordered the French Onion Soup and a side Cesar salad. The soup alone was over $9 for a very small bowl that was mostly filled with bread pieces which soaked up most of the broth and a thick layer of cheese that was a little overbearing. I love cheese, but this was excessive. The proportions of broth, bread and cheese could be more balanced and a slightly bigger bowl for that price. My husband got the Tuna Poke Bowl and had to send it back to the kitchen for being drenched in way too much soy sauce. All you could taste is salt. He asked for the soy sauce on the side and didn’t end up using any of it. The bowl already comes with some sauce mixed in and didn’t need the extra soy. Maybe we didn’t order any of their signature dishes, but our meal was disappointing. The friendly and helpful service was great through. Definitely 5-stars for service staff!

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on August 24, 2019

Hi there, We're so sorry you felt that way about your meals. We are doing a menu change in a month and we will be sure to take your thoughts into consideration. Very glad to hear you enjoyed your service, hopefully on your next visit the food will be more on par with service. Thank you for your feedback.

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Jkmusta
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Husband had the salmon burger with apple smoked bacon. He doesn't usually like bacon in burgers but he said it was really good. My son had the fish and chips and it was a large piece of fish. Nicely fried not too oily. My chicken enchiladas was good but there was so much cheese!
Waiter was great and attentive. Awfully quiet for a Friday evening.

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KendaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed the experience. For a lunch timeslot, I did find the noise level high and a bit hard to talk to my guest.

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Limonada
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

Not sure what was going on there tonight, but service was SO SLOW. It took ONE HOUR for our family of 4 to get our meal, and when it finally arrived, my husband's burger was cold. AND this was my husband's birthday dinner, to boot!! Definitely not returning anytime soon. Or ever. We'll see.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on June 14, 2019

Hi there, We're so sorry to here about your negative experience with us. If you could send us an email at gm.kitchener@stateandmain.ca or call 519.954.6200 to discuss further we would love the opportunity to make it right for you. Thank you for your feedback

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went to celebrate a graduation. Food was great! Service was great! A little slow but it was busy so we understood.

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AlCk
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service time was very long between sitting, ordering a drink and delivery of drink. Initially not all parties where asked for their meal order, 3 out of 4 people.

Excuse was that kitchen was swamped. Restaurant 50% full.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on June 17, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. Would you mind contacting us either by phone (519.954.6200) or email (gm.kitchener@stateandmain.ca) so that we can gather more information about your experience and those involved so that we can provide additional training to those who require it. Sorry for the disappointing experience and thank you for your time!

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ShelleyD
Toronto
77 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Kim was awesome! Our food was hot and came quickly! I was disappointed in my drink. It was a frozen drink, and wouldn't thaw enough for me to drink it! I left over half of it. Next time, I won't order that drink.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE were the problem with the noise level, apparently! A couple of ladies moved away from us gals because of our laughter. (ooops!) But our server told us not to worry about it. Great experience. Excellent food!

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on June 8, 2019

So glad you had a good time, we always love see groups enjoy themselves! Hope to see you again soon!

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ChrisL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was much of what one would expect from a sports bar.

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JillL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good with lots of great vegetarian options and the service was outstanding!

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vipDoorS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was exceptional. The steak and the calamari were tasty. The butter chicken bowl and the tuna poke bowl were disappointing. The chicken was not tender and it didn’t taste like it was simmered. The person eating the meal said it looked like they put cubes of chicken breast over rice and just covered it with sauce. The poke bowl had very little ingredients; it was 80% rice. Usually, at a sushi restaurant, the rice is 50% of the bowl. I would recommend the restaurant for their service, steak and calamari. I would not order either of those bowls again.

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JulieT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Our server was great. Love the pretzels.

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vipFoxy
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Overall the experience was good. Upon being seated however; one menu given to us had an unknown greasy-like substance smeared on it. (Kind of gross) Our server (Emily) did a great job !!

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KentL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Waited long time to get service and then drinks and then cutulery

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MimiL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The hostess and server were very friendly. The good was great. Only minor thing is that I ordered the early bird special but was charged full price for it so I didn't get the discount. Didn't notice it until I got home because I wasn't paying attention while I paid.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Regular fries were cold and soggy, sweet potato fries excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drink. Caesars are a must have.

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BirthdayGirl
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Hubby took me to State and Main for my birthday. Was a very enjoyable evening. Food was really good, a bit noisy but otherwise a great experience. Our server Kim was amazing.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on April 2, 2019

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We'll be sure to recognize Kim for her outstanding service! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Kitchen service was slow it took over 1 hour for our food to arrive

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 10, 2019

Thanks for your feedback, I am very sorry to hear about the extreme wait for your food. That is not up to our standards at all. I'd love to hear more about your visit, and try to make it right for you. You can call me at the restaurant at 519.954.6200, or my email is gm.kitchener@stateandmain.ca. Thanks for your time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We got the smallest table ? Or a desk?(near the washroom)
We ordered burgers - Bison and french dip.
Bison burger is dry and the French burger is good but the gravy is salty.
And i’ve got a soggy - limp sweet potato fries.
Anyways.
We’re done at state and main. adios !!

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience, We would love to speak more with you about your evening with us. If you would like to email us at gm.kitchener@stateandmain.ca, I would appreciate the opportunity to make it right. Thank you for your feedback

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AnkitM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

The interior did not look upscale like the exterior and the food was not to the level I expected.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 24, 2019

Hi there, We always welcome feedback on how we can better provide a great experience to our guests. If you have the time you can email us at gm.kitchener@stateandmain.ca or call at 519.954.6200, we'd love to hear your thoughts on what we can do to make our restaurant great! Thanks for your time.

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vipACAN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the friendliest and most attentive waitresses I’ve ever had. If I didn’t live 45 minutes away I would have offered her a job in sales in my company. Food was excellent and atmosphere was awesome.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 24, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Do you happen to remember your server's name? We'd love to pass your appreciation along to her. Hope to see you again when you're next in the area!

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State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 954-6200.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Kitchener is rated 4.1 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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