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The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON

The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
4.7
3613 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Bauer Kitchen is an energetic up-market 'bistro' set in a SoHo inspired, restored felt factory.

Chef Katherine Therriault & Chef Riley Smith have assembled a spectacular menu of classic items prepared with the freshest local ingredients. An extensive ‘wine by the glass’ menu has been created by our sommelier to pair perfectly with each menu item.

If your desired reservation time is unavailable, call us directly at 519-772-0790.

Always walk-in friendly. Please pay us a visit when in the Kitchener & Waterloo area.

We look forward to showing you a memorable experience!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 65 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (519) 772-0790
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Todd Clarmo
  • Catering
    The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! <br /><br />Visit www.bauerbakery.ca for our bakery, house-made quiche and sandwich selections.
  • Private party facilities
    The Bauer Kitchen has 1 private room & 1 semi-private room that take advantage of the industrial aspects while providing a warm and approachable atmosphere for any group dining occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Steinberg: (519) 880-8354
  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • Cross Street
    Allen St.
  • Parking Details
    Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca. For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen. Two marked parking spots are available for curbside pick up, along the fence adjacent to the parking garage entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Southern Ontario

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary American

  • Southern Ontario

    Most Booked

3,613 Reviews
  1. MichaelL

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great reception and were seated quickly; servers introduced themselves and sought out questions. The manager dropped by on several occasions and was very helpful to the gluten sensitive guest, non meat eaters and general carnivores. The wine was very good and the server checked in frequently for top ups on request. The menu offered great choice and we four all ordered very different entrees. The ambience was a bit noisy but tolerable. We travelled in from Cambridge and overall were very impressed. We greatly admire the Charcoal Wideman empire of great eateries!
    The Bauer KitchenResponded 6 days ago
    Hi Michael! Thank you so much for this feedback. We look forward to seeing you again and making more memories! My name is Courtney de Manbey I am the General Manager. Please feel free to reach out to me directly for your next reservation at cdemanbey@charcoalgroup.ca

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good at the Bauer, dinner for 4 is typically $225-$275 depending on drinks. 1 of our table ordered Plant Based chicken sandwich & received actual chicken sandwich (discovered after first bite). They corrected quickly & were apologetic, although did not comp that entree which was a little surprising. Nevertheless, it was a good dinner overall and It’s still 1 of our go to spots as it’s consistently good & nearby.
    The Bauer KitchenResponded on May 21, 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that Bauer remains one of your go-to spots and that you consistently enjoy our food. We apologize for the mix-up with the Plant-Based chicken sandwich. While we're glad we could correct it quickly, we understand your surprise at not having the entrée comped. I just tried to call you to discuss this further but couldn't reach you. I would love if you could email me at jturnblom@charcoalgroup.ca, so we can make things right and ensure your next visit is exceptional. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to hear from you soon!

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  3. ToddI

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was here for a tournament and Bauer Kitchen was recommended by the Air BnB host. So good the first night we invited others to come with us the second night.
    The Bauer KitchenResponded 6 days ago
    Hi Todd, thank you so much for giving us this feedback! I am very thrilled ot see that your Airbnb host recommended us and I would love to be able to reach out to them and say thank you as well. Please if you could reach out to myself directly at cdemanbey@charcoalgroup.ca so I can personally thank them for sending guests our way!

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  4. trishK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beef Tenderloin was fabulous! Zoe went above And beyond for us. I didn’t realize you couldn’t order from dinner menu till 3 pm but since it Was our 40th wedding anniversary Zoe spoke with kitchen and they allowed us to order from dinner menu. Thanks Zoe you made our dinner experience fabulous!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite brunch spots in KW! Servers are always very professional and welcoming. Our server this time around Chase was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. We very much appreciated his service and the food and drinks were fantastic as always!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had fhe tuna bowl. Always my fav and this is my 6th time having this dush. Although tasty i had a really bad belly ache for 3 hours. It’s all I had and water.

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  7. LauraP

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was visiting the area with 3 friends - we were very happy with our choice. It was a beautiful restaurant but we decided on the patio because of the weather. It was so nice to be in a quiet courtyard instead of hearing traffic noise. We split the Brussel sprouts appetizer- delicious! Our main dishes included roasted chicken cavatelli, the Mercer mushroom pizza, beef tenderloin, and vegetarian chicken supreme - all outstanding! We indulged in some beautiful cocktails, including the winter mojito and some gelato and sorbet for dessert. Our server really stood out - friendly, professional and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant- it was a highlight of our trip!

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  8. TroyB

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to brunch spot.... quiche is awesome,great looking place and attentive service.

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  9. Barbara

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kathleen was great! Love that our shared meal was divided for us.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were attentive and friendly . Excellent sangria and food . Very busy but food was not delayed . We would go back

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Bauer Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Bauer Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 772-0790.

The Bauer Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 3613 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Bauer Kitchen

187 King St., Waterloo, ON N2J 1R1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Allen St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca. For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen. Two marked parking spots are available for curbside pick up, along the fence adjacent to the parking garage entrance.
  • Public Transit
    Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Todd Clarmo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (519) 772-0790
  • Catering
    The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! <br /><br />Visit www.bauerbakery.ca for our bakery, house-made quiche and sandwich selections.
  • Private party facilities
    The Bauer Kitchen has 1 private room & 1 semi-private room that take advantage of the industrial aspects while providing a warm and approachable atmosphere for any group dining occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Steinberg: (519) 880-8354
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