The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
2731 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Annual ‘Flatten the Curve Event is currently underway!

We are told this will end sometime around January 26th, 2022. During this time, in-restaurant dining is closed due to restrictions imposed by the Government of Ontario.

TBK remains open for take-out service, which can be ordered in advance online thebauerkitchen.ca or over the phone during hours of operation: Wednesday to Sunday 3pm to 9pm. TBK is closed Mondays & Tuesdays during this event.

The Bauer Bakery & Cafe remains open 7 days/week 8am-5pm daily.

Please stop by if you’re in the area for in-person takeout, gift card and bottle shop purchases!

For those looking for indoor reservations on a future date, we are unable to do so until we have received approval for the future return of dining & capacities allowances.

Our team eagerly anticipates serving you in-house once again.
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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 2731 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipLindaC
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food wax excellent a d out server was amazing..

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DaveR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner at Bauer Kitchen. Food was excellent. Very gluten/Vegan friendly. Service was perfect by Stephen.

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vipDonnaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience.
Impressed by covid protocols and screening.
Server Cass was friendly and attentive.
Would highly recommend!

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RTWorthItorNot
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

All 6 dishes were extremely salty and food was sloppy. Terrible service for last day prior to lock down never coming back

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on January 5, 2022

My name is Cindy Fawcett, Regional Lead for TBK. This feedback from your visit last night is incredibly disappointing. I have many questions about your experience if you would be willing to connect with me. My email is cfawcett@charcoalgroup.ca. I would like to investigate what happened during your time with us to ensure we make necessary corrections and hopefully win your confidence back.

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JessicaGauthier
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the service provided by Ivy was exceptional. They didn't miss a beat. Also - if you leave Bauer and you haven't had the apple cheesecake - you're doing it wrong. Thanks for another outstanding experience.

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Shelleykdental
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, great service. Great for a birthday celebration!

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vipKristinScottC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose the Bauer for our last meal before the latest in restaurant dining lockdown last week. Everything, from the most excellent server, Luke, to the amazing food, was outstanding! Luke was very helpful with our drink and food choices and was eager to make sure everything was perfect for us.

We started off with a couple of beers. The craft rotation for hubba and a Mill Street Organic for me. For our entrées we ordered the Bacon & Blue Burger and the Seared Fogo Island Cod. Both meals were so delicious! During our meal, we were visited by the finest restaurant manager ever, the amazing Cindy! She always remembers us and always has a couple of minutes to catch up and see what’s been going on in our lives. Such a wonderful part of dining at the Bauer.

After dinner, I craved a glass of my favourite red wine, Andeluna. However, the last couple of times we’ve been to the Bauer, they were out of my liquid ruby, as they were experiencing some delays from their wine broker. Thankfully, they were totally in stock with so many bottles! 🥰 So pleased I could finally enjoy a glass! You’ll be our 1st choice to come back to once this stage of Covid crappiness passes on! 10*, as always!

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Melissa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

So glad I made Bauer Kitchen apart if my New Year's Day. Loved our welcome, seating and the ambience. The server was a bit slow although it wasn't that busy and unfortunately the creme brulee wasn't available but still on the menu so that was a disappointment. It was nice that they sent the birthday home with some cake though! Looking forward to returning. The brunch items we ordered were delicious and satisfying!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great restaurant by the Charcoal Group. We’ve been here for brunch and lunch over the years, but never for dinner. Had the most delicious beef tenderloin of my life last night. She had the 10oz steak and frites- we would order this all day long. They have a great selection of whiskey’s too. Finished off our meal with the sweetest and deepest crème brûlée, oh we could’ve eaten 2 of them. The atmosphere is cross between and upscale pub and fine dining. I would not feel out of place wearing my suit or jeans and a ball cap.
We’ll be back- couldn’t have picked a better place to go for a special dinner with my one and only.

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great ambience and the food was stunning! Great value for money. Best steak we've ever had. Our server, Jade was an absolute pleasure!

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CherylM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. Enjoyed a fantastic steak dinner and salmon dinner. Both were excellent. Great service and energic friendly staff.

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Irene
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal, our server, Luke, was very friendly and helpful with our questions. We especially loved the presentation for the Smoked Chai Manhattan, very cool!

The 3 of us ordered 3 different bowl meals, flat iron, shrimp and short rib, all were very tasty, everyone sampled everyone elses.

We would definitely go back again.

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MaureenM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A little hard to find restaurant.
Parking was free for 2 hours! Brilliant!
Food was excellent

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fredag
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Michael our server was excellent and we enjoyed the evening very much

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FernandoM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As expected great food quality! Yet my request for an "away from W.XC." table was not read. Don't expect reservations to care for special requests.

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Tigger
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit to your restaurant and walked away again saying we will be back!

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GordC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, ambience, and food were all top notch. The Bauer continues to maintain a great standard, even through these Covid challenges.

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LaurenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I love coming here. Food is always great, service is warm and professional. Love the chicken cavatelli, Bauer salad, and short rib gnocchi.

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Adam
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great, our server was polite and helpful.

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TerriP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
The waitstaff works effortlessly together and are extremely personable and fun.

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AlexD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service with a personal touch.

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vipDaveS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We came here on December 20th right after the new restrictions went in place. The food was good for the price we paid however the over experience was not to my expectations. We arrived at 8:03pm but the drinks we ordered didn’t arrive till 8:48. The restaurant advertised their hours of operation till 11pm however we tried till order another drink at 10:11pm and were inform that they already did last call without informing us and could no longer serve us more drinks, even though they advertised being open till 11. Very disappointed with our experience. Do not advertise being open till 11 if you’re not open till 11, or at least do last call.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Dave, thank you for sending us your feedback. I am disappointed in your experience with us Monday night. I was hoping we might grab a phone call to discuss the details of your visit. I would like to better understand why your beverages took so long to arrive at your table, and why you were not informed of last call. Unfortunately with the new regulations, our closing time is now 11pm which necessitates a 9:45pm last call. Please email me at cfawcett@charcoalgroup.ca.

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StephanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner out. Food was delicious and service was great! It was a bit chilly in the restaurant but other than that wonderful!

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vipSheilaM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

We love to come and have brunch here and always get the eggs benedict. Lately they keep disappointing.
We started asking the servers to have them “temperature hot”, but they still come to the table cold or lukewarm.
Please work on making this right. Either place them under heat lamps or get the servers to deliver them straight to the table as soon as they are up.
Also, it would be nice to bring back the hash browns instead of the full potatoes that are usually hard. We love the ambiance at the Bauer Kitchen and it would be disappointing to stop coming in for our favourite breakfast item.

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AngelicaS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasant place to go :) delicious brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual.
We were seated in the area between bar and windows and found it to be very noisy. The area of the restaurant nearer the kitchen was noticeably quieter.
Next time we will request a table in this area…otherwise perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bauer Kitchen always delivers. The best in the region.

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SandF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely time and the staff were so kind and friendly.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hi,
We had a great luncheon at Bauer Kitchen. The waitress was very nice, service was great and the food was very tasty, hot and well plated.
Would definitely go back.

JC
JoyceC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Bauer Kitchen is a great place to eat and socialize with family and friends. It was a bit noisy but our table was able to keep up! Food was yummy. However, I found that the crust on my cauliflower was a bit overcooked and hard. Coffee and water kept coming and that Amy's Sticky Toffee pudding was to die for! Although I guess I'm biased as my daughter's name is Amy! And our waitress went over and beyond to help one of our party who didn't have her vaccination receipt, she downloaded it on her own phone and printed off paper copies for her! So sweet! Joyce Carnegie

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vipJamieG
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner date out at Bauer Kitchen as always! I had the fried chicken sandwich with hot sauce, side Caesar salad was so good! My wife had her fav Chicken Cavalli pasta, delicious. Genuine friendly service. Is our go to spot in KW!:-)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, amazing food as always. Been coming here for a long time and the food quality still is on point!

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EdRo
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great ambiance and service. Food was overpriced for quality provided.

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Leeann
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff was very accommodating. As a customer with a physical disability the staff went above and beyond to make my visit as comfortable as possible, which is much appreciate.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was spectacular! Restaurant was very busy but that did not effect the attention our table saw from the waiting staff. Very friendly staff with knowledge about the menu. Food came out quick considering the amount of costumers who were dinning at the same time. Great selection in for food and drink.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bauer does everything right, from the door to the table, the food, the drinks, the bar, the ambience. It's a bit pricey but the quality is high.

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JerryJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Steak was cooked perfectly as well as the cod. Mashed potatoes excellent. Our server was top notch.

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ChristineD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, we had an incredible dinner experience. That calamari is to die for! 😍

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BarbH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve been many times, always good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent evening, service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious.

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 2731 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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