The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
2712 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
STAGE 3 REOPENING:
If your desired reservation time is unavailable, call us directly at 519-772-0790.

Please understand we are leaving some space available for walk-in Guests. Please stop by if you’re in the area.

Please arrive a few minutes before your reservation time to complete screening & check-in with our Hosts. We are required to complete symptom screen & collect contact information for all Guests upon entry. Additionally as of Sept 22/2021, the Reopening Ontario Law requires for that Guests choosing to dine indoors must provide proof of vaccination or exemption + a form of government issued photo ID. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining or take-out service.

Our team eagerly looks forward to serving you. When you join us, kick back, enjoy & be kind.
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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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2712 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff are friendly and personable, drinks are perfect and food is unique while offering options for everyone

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MelanieB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was fabulous! Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little cold due to front door being open to the entrance foyer.

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Brianne
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our server forgot about us/abandoned us. Wanted dessert and some more drinks but she went MIA for like 20 minutes or so. I guess it got busy but not a good excuse.

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BridgetS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing atmosphere. Food was fantastic!

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GeriQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

I was surprised upon entering the restaurant that there seem to be no Covid protocols in place. I was not asked for a vaccine passport. The place was packed with people. The only ones wearing masks for the staff. Other than that there were large groups of people mingling about. As much as I liked the food in the service the noise levels were too high

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded 21 hours ago

Hi Geri, I'm so sorry that your experience at The Bauer Kitchen wasn't up to the standards that we strive to uphold. Our COVID protocols are of the utmost importance and I am not sure why you were missed. I would love the opportunity to discuss your experience further. If you could please email me at bransom@charcoalgroup.ca we can plan a time to discuss your experiences. Thank you for your support and I'm hoping that we can invite you to return soon! Regards, Brandon Ransom General Manager

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vipMatt
New England
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Love the plant based menu. So delicious.

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vipDianaT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exactly what the perfect Brunch should be ..... It was exceptional!! Service was friendly and on point. Will be back! I recommend to anyone looking for that perfect brunch spot. This is it!

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EDGM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, outstanding service and really good food!

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BrunchMan
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My homefries were kind of cold and mushy. Smoked salmon benedict was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at The Bauer Kitchen! Service (Natika) was outstanding and the food, delightful as usual! Our favourite restaurant in KW!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you for this awesome feedback! We can not wait for you to join us again soon.

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Elizabeth
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the restaurant. Food was okay. Sound was quite loud which made it hard for some of our party to hear the conversation. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great plant based, healthy and hearty options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful!

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Madz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the brunch! Service was quick and professional. Cant wait to try dinner !

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi Madz, You should definitely give our All Day Menu a try as well. We have some awesome new additions. Thanks for this great feedback!

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb restaurant, amazing food and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, fun ambiance and great food!!

SM
ShannonM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zoe was an amazing server. She was friendly and alway available without ever intruding on our dinner.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 29, 2021

Zoie is newer to our team and we are all so happy to have her. I can not wait to share this with her! Thanks for joining us this weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Felt welcome and comfortable. Will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was so happy to celebrate my birthday at the Bauer Kitchen with my partner! Our server was so wonderful and sweet and the gin cocktail with lemon and lavender she recommended was delicious!

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ClaraF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steve our server was exceptional
We enjoyed our drinks and meal!

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Rjen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

3rd time coming here. I have to say the food has been disappointing. I ordered the smoked salmon, Benny. Came super cold. Maybe got 4 potatoes. The 2nd time I ordered the cali sandwich with fries. Came with the end scraps of fries. Disappointing again. Too bad because it's a great spot.

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kellyp
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience!!

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AllisonW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic experience at The Bauer Kitchen over the weekend. Our server was delightful, the service exceptional, and we felt extremely safe with their COVID protocols. We were even treated to complimentary champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary. Our food came out quickly, and it was delicious!! We will definitely be back.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi Allison, My name is Ty I am the Service Manager here at The Bauer Kitchen. I am so happy to see that you had a great experience with us for your special day. Can't wait to have you join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us this weekend!

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hc1977
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the wait staff and the manager that came around to the table were amazing. We had an amazing and engaging experience at the Bauer Kitchen. Would definitely go back.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for joining us this weekend. Happy to have this feedback.

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

It was disappointing. The short ribs tasted more like pot roast and I have never been served short ribs without including the bone.
After serving dessert we never saw the server again and had to ask another person for our bill.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service with incredible accommodations. Would definitely come back again

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Olivia! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We can not wait to have you back!

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DeeE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here several times before. Great spot for a mid-week lunch.

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Phil
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Service and atmosphere were great, unfortunately the food was not.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Phil, my name is Ty, I am the Service Manager here at The Bauer Kitchen. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food this time around. I would like to talk more in depth about your experience with us, if you have time. My email is tminers@charcoalgroup.ca

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AinsleyD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fantastic here. Our server, Stephen, was amazing. We’ll definitely be back!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

I will be sharing this with Stephen! Thank you for joining us Ainsley!

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patient and helpful with my 1 yr old thank u !!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Mike was beyond incredible.

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erinb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at BK! Food is incredibly consistent and service is excellent. You have terrific serving staff.

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Erika
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday and have a girls brunch. The brunch menu was fantastic and the food was amazing. We ordered the eggs Benedict and it was the best eggs Benny we’ve had in a long time!
Michael was a phenomenal server and a pure delight. Our experience was wonderful.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Erika! Happy belated birthday! Mychel is one of our newer Team Members and we are happy to have him aboard, will be sharing this feedback with him. Hope to have you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Shawna!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

Nachos were horrible and too expensive for no toppings

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi there, my name is Ty, I am the Service Manager here at The Bauer Kitchen. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I would like to chat with you when you have some time about your experience. Feel free to email me, tminers@charcoalgroup.ca

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vipJamieG
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bauer Kitchen is our favorite restaurant in Waterloo! Food and service is always great. I had the fried chicken sandwich with hot sauce, fries; Caesar salad to start; and my wife had chicken cavatelli pasta. Excellent again, and look forward to our next dare night out there!!!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Jamie! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Hope to keep the good times rollin' for your next visit!

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AlanD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bauer Kitchen is cozy and warm, the food is comforting and the service is professional.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been back 2 in the last 2 weeks and it's great!

FAQs

The Bauer Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 772-0790.

The Bauer Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 2712 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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