The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
2658 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
STAGE 1 REOPENING - PATIO ONLY

Please understand that as outdoor dining space is limited, we are taking a conservative approach to the number of reservations available. This means we will have some space available for walk-in Guests. Please stop by if you’re in the area.

If your desired reservation time is unavailable, don’t hesitate to call us directly at 519-772-0790.

Reservation size is capped as per current regulations. Tables of up to 4 are permitted from different households, or up to 6 from the same household.

For those looking for indoor reservations, we are unable to do so until we have received approval for indoor dining. This is currently proposed in ‘Step 3’ of Ontario’s Reopening Plan, which we anticipate will be in late July or early August 2021. At this time we do not know what table size & capacity restrictions will be in place indoors.

Our team has been eagerly anticipating & preparing to serve you once again. When you join us, kick back, enjoy & please 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 2658 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CatherineB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Various Plant based food options not found anywhere else - nice variety

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vipKathyC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I ordered the fried chicken and it was soggy and not very flavourful. The spot we were in was dark and menus very hard to read. The server was wonderful…and we usually have a great experience. This time was a bit of a disappointment.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded 14 hours ago

Hello Kathy, thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed you did not enjoy our fried chicken sandwich, it is usually a guest favourite. I would love the opportunity to have you taste it again as I am sure that in this case it was prepared incorrectly. Perhaps we could also invite you to try another item that you have had your eyes on but yet to try. My name is Cindy Fawcett, Regional Lead for TBK. Please email me at cfawcett@charcoalgroup.ca.

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N1495
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and experience never disappoints everytime!

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FoodGoodness
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love coming to Bauer Kitchen and leaving feeling happy and full! The portions are excellent and prices are fair, everything tastes so fresh! The staff are also always friendly and they even brought me a special dessert for my birthday!

I'm aging so I did note that it was a little dark inside for reading and the concrete makes for everything to be a bit louder when you're trying to have a conversation, but there's not much to be done about that. Still always love coming here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful attentive staff. Great food. Clean and great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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ReaganR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience! Definitely a great spot to have brunch! Highly recommend and look forward to revisiting, soon!

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ClaireF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ambiance in the restaurant! The wait staff were personable and friendly. Totally great experience.

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TurnerG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A must visit every time I find myself in Kitchener-Waterloo! Great service, great drinks and amazing food :)

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lisac
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

our server( i forget her name but she was amazing) was the best, food was great as usual

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DeepS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It is a wonderful spot for good food and great service. We celebrated my wife's birthday here and we loved the food and the prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was happy and welcoming. We had a perfect time. ❤️

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KeziahJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch w/ a girlfriend which we shared the pesto pollo pizza, mussels and calamari. All were delicious and would definitely order / go again! Watermelon mojito was also fantastic, highly recommend!

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ShyenneT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great over all. The music was a little loud but other then that we cant wait to go back.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was the best we have ever had!! Luke was knowledgeable, friendly and made us laugh! Definitely reccommend!

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Himanshu
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful place either to get a quick bite w/a cocktail or a proper sit-down meal.

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JamieG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Things were fine, the food was as expected and the service was good. When Rebecca, our server, learned that we were celebrating a birthday, she brought a treat for the birthday person.
Unfortunately we were seated outside and it was uncomfortably cool, even with the overhead heaters. Moreover a large party was also outside, distancing and therefore seated at several tables. They carried on their meeting as though nobody else was there, of course raising their voices to be heard across a distance. This did not contribute to a pleasant occasion.

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Susan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - the staff looked after us very well!

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QuietConnoisseur
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for the first time for brunch. The attention to detail and quality gave us the pampering we needed for a special morning out. We will return again for sure!

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our sever Rob was amazing. Energetic personality. Attentive to our needs. Food was good as always.

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Buckgnar
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere was amazing, and the staff were all incredibly helpful, attentive, and friendly. Would highly recommend and will most definitely be going back!

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ShelK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were lovely and the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Great service and food was excellent.

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BarbD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening all around. Our server was energetic and very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing environment and great selection of foods for everyone

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CarolynM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Our server Emily (I believe) was perfect. We both enjoyed our meal and were pleasantly surprised by the slice of dessert at the end. 10/10 thank you

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JadaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The ambiance was very pleasant. It was a great dining experience.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch experience! Staff are wonderful and make sure you have a great experience! Food was amazing.

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Jennifermck
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our brunch was amazing! We had great service from John, who was quick, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food was phenomenal and John made sure to accommodate all of my allergies without issue. Brunch was very reasonably priced as well.

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vipCanuck73
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Michael was excellent. Attentive and funny . Food was excellent. We sat on the patio and the heater was a welcome addition .

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent
Ambiance excellent
Our server Shawna was amazing,knowledgeable,and attentive
Loved our dinner there last night and the whole vibe we will definitely be back! 5 stars all around!

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vipAshley
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday. We didn’t feel like it was celebrated at all which was odd lol they usually bring a dessert or something. Anyway doesn’t matter the food was excellent but the portion size of my gnocchi was small and I was still hungry when I left but the flavour was amazing and it was very well put together.
Service was great, our server was on the ball and we were seated right away.
There was a discrepancy with our bill and we were overcharged 50 cents which we didn’t even notice. The service manager called us personally to offer to fix the issue which I thought was wonderful and very honest of her. Over all a great experience, we will be back!

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Kris
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing!

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ShelleyS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great, friendly service! Very clean and food was amazing!!

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CaroleR
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

alternative that are dairy free would be helpful. I could have asked but didn't.

Our server Jade was very sweet. Thanks.

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Murman
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had lunch with friends here for the first time in a long time and were not disappointed with the food and wine list. Fogo Island Cod was cooked and presented perfectly. Our server had a little trouble conveying what the special was but our guest did order it and enjoy it. Overall great experience

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious , expansive menu options.
Will return!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We held a very special 60th birthday dinner at the Bauer Kitchen. The food was very good - a progressive AND universally appealing menu. I love that they have a plant-based menu with a good number of inventive, yummy options and a gluten-free menu with lots of choice. This is very conscientious!
But, the real stand-out was the service. Our server was the best we've had in years! And we do a lot of business travel (well pre-pandemic). She was so good. And, the rest of the team around her was great too. Friendly, welcoming, safe, attentive (but not too much).
Seriously I can't say enough great things about this place. So well run!!!

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Nicole
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. One of my favourite spots in Waterloo.

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 2658 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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